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Going to Paris for 10 days, any hints?


frd 7 | 1,401
9 Jul 2010 #1
Hello fellow PF'ers,

I wonder if anyone who has already been to Paris could recommend any "off the beaten track" places to see and visit. I'm not talking about must see places which I will surely check out, but rather places well hidden or maybe just less known. Small pubs or restaurants and such. I'm gonna add I'm a poor Pole so it's more of a budget trip than a fully fledged 5 stars sightseeing. Yeah, but anyways I'd appreciate any ideas or hints.

Thanks,
frd
pgtx 30 | 3,156
9 Jul 2010 #2
Paris is huge and there is so much to do and see... the best is to wonder around with a map - discover it and experience it yourself...

i love Paris!

PS - Polson will know best...
George8600 10 | 636
9 Jul 2010 #3
Don't forget to leave flowers at Chopins grave!!!!

Make sure they're red and white roses or tulips...those were his favorite ^_^
A J 4 | 1,088
9 Jul 2010 #4
I'll give you one piece of friendly advice; Don't wander off the beaten track too much if you're going to be on your own in Paris. Some of the suburbs are lethal, and you don't really want to end up in most of those well-hidden bars either. (Whatever you do, don't say I didn't tell you!)

;)
szarlotka 8 | 2,208
9 Jul 2010 #5
Tough call frd;) Many of the 'hidden gems' from my regular visits there years ago have been discovered and the prices have risen accordingly - I blame the internet. One nice place to visit that is often ignored are the lovely Japanese style gardens at the UNESCO headquarters. They used to be free to enter. There are still some good places to eat down the sidestreets around Montmartre. (Just take AJ as a bodyguard - joking as I've never had a real problem apart from being solicted around there).
OP frd 7 | 1,401
9 Jul 2010 #6
I'll give you one piece of friendly advice; Don't wander off the beaten track too much if you're going to be on your own in Paris.

I've been in Paris once for 2 days with a polish pigrimage ;) We were residing in the cheapest hotel ( called Formula 1 ) in a really bad district - all panel buildings there had their base floor burnt and burnt car wrecks laying everywhere.. I haven't seen much of Paris then because I was small and we were mostly sitting in Churches ;) This time I've got accomodation in one of the centre zones, near all the sightseeing places so I'm focusing on the centre really...

Thanks for the advice though :)

Japanese style gardens at the UNESCO headquarters

this sounds really nice, have to add it to my map and thanks for the link.
A J 4 | 1,088
9 Jul 2010 #7
This time I've got accomodation in one of the centre zones, near all the sightseeing places so I'm focusing on the centre really...

You'll have a great time there, I'm sure!

:)
FredChopin - | 61
10 Jul 2010 #8
Don't forget to leave flowers at Chopins grave!!!!

Guests coming? I better bake a cake.
LwowskaKrakow 28 | 431
26 Nov 2010 #9
Make sure you visit the CHEZ CHARTIER restaurant ( metro Station Grand Boulevards) , cheap and an institution dating back from ages, also in the same arrondissement the famous passage Choiseul, passage Verdeau

Take a stroll on the romantic Canal St Martin ( metro station: Gare de l'Est).
For cafés and funky trendy admosphere, go to rue du Faubourg St Denis ( metro Strasbourg st Denis) café le NAPOLEON ( the owner is French from Polish origin) and for the best home made French fries and beer on the same street the restaurant-café : LE CADRAN DU FAUBOURG.

Bon voyage!
OP frd 7 | 1,401
26 Nov 2010 #10
Hehe, a bit too late Lwowska, have been to Paris and had a really great time, probably the best vacation I had for a long time. I might use your hints when I'm visiting it again someday :)

Thanks for all the hints from all the people, really helpful. I still feel that I would need aother ntwo weeks to be satisfied with Paris though ;)
Ziemowit 14 | 4,405
26 Nov 2010 #11
Glad you had a wonderful time in Paris. Maybe it is a good idea that you now share some of your experiences of Paris with other members of the forum?

En attendant vos precieux conseils ...
smurf 39 | 1,981
26 Nov 2010 #12
jim morrisons grave
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
26 Nov 2010 #13
a lot of famous people interred in the same cemetery.
jonni 16 | 2,485
26 Nov 2010 #14
Just be a flaneur - it's what Paris is for!


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