If you could only see one thing in Paris, what would you want to see?

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  1. mbwalz profile image87
    mbwalzposted 7 years ago

    If you could only see one thing in Paris, what would you want to see?

  2. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image39
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 7 years ago

    The beauty girls in the city as their charm is a great topic among the fashion conscious people across the globe.

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm amazed at how nicely dressed both the men and women are there. American men could sure learn something!

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    The treasures in the Louvre museum. and Notre Dame Cathedral second/

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The Louvre is lovely, especially if you can get there off season and avoid the crowds. I love Notre Dame, but love the archeological dig under it more.

  4. juneaukid profile image68
    juneaukidposted 7 years ago

    I'd go to Shakespeare and Company Bookstore which is a replica the the original Shakespeare and Company managed by Sylvia Beech where the grand bunch of writers like Hemingway, Joyce, Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and others hung out.

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's a fun place. When I lived there and was homesick, I'd hang out and read books there.

  5. Lizam1 profile image78
    Lizam1posted 7 years ago

    This is an incredibly hard question - Paris is so choc full.  So, I would go to Cafe De Flore and spend the day at a table where they serve great food and wine, people watching and enjoying the sights of San Germaine

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are so right. I don't even like to go for shorter than a week. My favorite thing to do is to just "hang out" like the Parisians. I lived not too far from the café in 87, but could not afford the café there!

  6. john000 profile image94
    john000posted 7 years ago

    There is no way I could go to Paris without visiting the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial outside of Paris.

    I believe that before one can appreciate the art, architecture, food, and civility of France, and in particular Paris, one needs to understand why Paris survives. How wonderful that such a culture can contribute to the world, but that culture must be viewed first from the standpoint of history. Then it is appropriately appreciated.

    At Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial 1541 American military who died liberating France in World War 1 and WWII are buried. At the World War I St. Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial in France, 4153 American military died defending, for the most part, Paris.

    I won't go on because I know that by now there are those saying, "What a party pooper!" Let's hear about something splendidly French. Sorry, I am not sure anything French would still be around if it were not for massive amounts of American blood enriching the French soil. The numbers of American dead on French property is amazing.

    I do not feel that most people appreciate the cost American families have paid trying to take back French real estate.

    So before you are bedazzled by the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre, spend a moment contemplating how valuable those places really are. If you would like to understand the commitment the U.S. has made to civilization, check out http://www.debv.com/memoaa.htm. The beauty that is Paris will be even more meaningful.

    1. AMFredenburg profile image71
      AMFredenburgposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My father marched into Paris and through the Arc d' Triomphe. His company stayed at Versailles while they were there, then marched on to liberate sections of France and Belgium before finding himself in the Battle of the Bulge. I respect your choice.

    2. john000 profile image94
      john000posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And I say, God bless your father. Luxembourg, Belgium, and France are beautiful countries. Soon there will be few Parisians left who understand why they are so beautiful.

    3. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've never been to that during my many visits to Paris and environs. I'll put it on my list for next time thank you! Many also forget that France bankrupted itself to finance our Revolution. It's pretty well known we would not have won without them.

  7. AMFredenburg profile image71
    AMFredenburgposted 7 years ago

    I'd love to see the Louvre and all its artwork.

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's beautiful. I do prefer many of the smaller, less well known museums. But the Louvre is a definite must-see!

  8. Sunshine625 profile image90
    Sunshine625posted 7 years ago

    Johnny Depp....I heard he lives there and owns a couple of homes.

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer. I looked for him last summer (much to my 12 yr old's embarrassment) but didn't see him.

  9. ihopper profile image66
    ihopperposted 7 years ago

    I would really love to go to Notre Dame! smile

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's really amazing! The Rose Windows are really magical!

  10. Jlbowden profile image86
    Jlbowdenposted 7 years ago

    Definitely the Louvre museum, just for the treasures of varied art that it holds, for all to behold.

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That is a huge museum with amazing art. I prefer the smaller ones, but it sure tops a lot of people's list!

  11. Ray Laskowitz profile image61
    Ray Laskowitzposted 7 years ago

    The places I usually go in The  Latin Quarter.

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's so lively and fun there. So much to see and do and places to just kick back and enjoy!

  12. connorj profile image75
    connorjposted 7 years ago

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    For moi; it would be the Louvre Museum. Such treasures, such history and such stories all showcased in such a beautiful setting. Keep in mind, the walk from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower and/or Notre Dame Cathedral is spectacular and full of beauty...

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's a long walk, but lot's to see and enjoy from one end to the other!

    2. connorj profile image75
      connorjposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not too long, and you are correct amazing scenery...

  13. Patsybell profile image88
    Patsybellposted 7 years ago

    The Louvre. Because it would take a lot of time and i would be there for days.

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It would certainly take a long time to absorb it all! But if you take different sections and stick to just that one for a day, it's better!

  14. Tom Vogler profile image80
    Tom Voglerposted 7 years ago

    I've been there twice, and both times, Sacre Couer touched me most deeply.  The first time, Pope John Paul II was in Paris that weekend and the whole city was very crowded.  It was a very hot week with poor air quality, but two friends and I found relief up there on Monmartre.  We got there around sunset on a Friday night.  The city was lighting up below us, there was a cool breeze blowing and such a sense of peace, like the chaos of the city below was no longer.

    Fast forward four years, and I was there with a different group.  This time it was early morning, perhaps an hour after sunrise. The air was cool and pleasant.   None of the tourists had arrived yet and while we were waiting for others, I was blessed to hear a violin player playing classical music that really moved me almost to tears. 

    And if those two experiences aren't reason enough, there are many spiritual, personal reasons why I would visit that place, if I could only visit one place there.

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sacre Couer is amazing. I love the mosaics - it's become my favorite church in Paris. I was fortunate to have that as my view from my little room where I lived for almost a year, many years ago.

  15. cebutouristspot profile image69
    cebutouristspotposted 7 years ago

    Well ... I have never been to Paris.  Dont know much about it so I have to go with Eiffel Tower smile

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It sure is amazing!

  16. profile image0
    khmohsinposted 7 years ago

    I always like and wish to visit Eiffel Tower. This is one of my favorite places in the world.

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't been to the top in many years, but standing under it always takes my breath away. We saw the 14 of July fireworks from the long lawn behind it last summer. Wow!!

  17. Thelma Alberts profile image92
    Thelma Albertsposted 7 years ago

    Of course the Louvre Museum, but since I have been to Paris twice, I would love to see Notre Dame Cathedral inside. Maybe next time;-)

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Both are beautiful for sure. I was hoping to get to Sainte Chapelle last summer but we ended up exploring other parts of the city and so we didn't get there. Next time!

  18. ComfortB profile image85
    ComfortBposted 7 years ago

    Only one thing? That  would be the Eiffel Tower.

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's a great choice - just standing under it is an awesome experience!

    2. connorj profile image75
      connorjposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I did love to see the Eiffel Tower; however, the crowds are a significant negative issue to overcome and although it is indeed worth seeing, it is not that tall...

    3. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Connorj - That's why I prefer the Tour Montparnass. It's less glamorous, but the view is better and hardly any crowds. You look down on the Eiffel Tower!

    4. connorj profile image75
      connorjposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed, yes indeed MbWalz; that is why at a much earier date, I believe I said to you, I wish I had been given your insight before my trip to Paris...

  19. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    The city from the top of the Eiffel Tower. It's the main sight I didn't view last time!

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's been years since I've been to the top, I prefer the view from Montparnass (I know...) where you look down on the Eiffel Tower. It's also not crowded and air conditioned. But there is nothing like standing under the Eiffel Tower - can't be beat!

  20. lisasuniquevoice profile image68
    lisasuniquevoiceposted 7 years ago

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    mbwalz,

    The Eiffel Tower. Then I'd want to dine at every outdoor cafe I could find.
    Lisa

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The cafés are my FAVORITE part of Paris!

  21. tirelesstraveler profile image72
    tirelesstravelerposted 7 years ago

    I would go to a concert in Notre Dome.   We heard one there some years ago and it was magnificent.

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That must have been really, really amazing - what an experience!

  22. Zsuzsi profile image65
    Zsuzsiposted 7 years ago

    A Parisian pastry shop but only after visiting the Eiffel tower of course smile

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, the pastries! Actually, ALL the food is wonderful. I have some yummy pictures on my blog from last summer!

  23. Kathleen Cochran profile image79
    Kathleen Cochranposted 7 years ago

    Sacre Couer and the area around it.  Just so beautiful if I can trust memories that are 18 years old.  The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles is hard to forget, but that's outside Paris.  If I ever get to go back, I'll just find a sidewalk cafe, drink wine, and let Paris come to me.

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer. The beauty is all around and rushing around too much makes you miss the real essence of the city!

  24. penlady profile image61
    penladyposted 7 years ago

    I'd love to visit the Eiffel Tower. It seems so amazing.

  25. healthyfitness profile image80
    healthyfitnessposted 7 years ago

    Its a cointoss between the Eiffel Tower and the louvre for me.

  26. profile image0
    cbarbarposted 7 years ago

    Ever since I started learning to speak French several years ago, I have been fascinated with the entire country. But if I could only see one thing it would be the Notre Dame!

 
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