Friday, 23 March 2012

Je Vais a Paris...!

In a happy twist of fate, I'm going to be off to Paris for a week in April! I'm pretty excited (as the exclamation marks might tell you...)(!) and, in order to get the most out of the trip I'd like some recommendations for what to do there. I have a few things in mind already since despite having been there a couple of times before, I've never been to the Louvre or to Notre Dame, although the latter was admittedly because the Pope was there making getting anywhere near the cathedral pretty much impossible!

So, if anyone has any suggestions of places I can't miss, please tell me! I'd also like some recommendations of Paris-based books to read whilst there (and on the 8 hour coach journey...).

Looking forward to hearing what you have to say!


  1. The Promenade Plantée is worth a visit, if a little tricky to find. Also the Musée des Arts et Métiers - as well as Foucault's pendulum, and a lot of Lavoisier's equipment there's also the world's first car (invented by a frenchman), the world's first aeroplane (invented by a frenchman), the world's first TV (invented by a frenchman), etc.

  2. Musee D'Orsay.

    Tale of Two Cities, Notre Dame de Paris, Da Vinci Code. ;-)

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  4. There's a great bookshop called Shakespeare and Company near Notre Dame, well worth a visit of you're in the area -

    Of course there's the Jardin des Plantes, plus the Zoo is within the gardens and I think they're free...

    Have a great trip!

  5. Thank you!

    Guy: Shakespeare and Company is already on my list, but thanks for confirming that its worth a visit!