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03-01-2005, 10:20 PM
I will be in Paris from 4th to 9th this month. Off course I will see and visit the most of the world-wide know monuments and places, however i would apreciate some tips about places to go and to shoot!
03-01-2005, 10:46 PM
I would suggest l'Ile St Louis behind notre Dame, very enjoyable place for a sunday morning stroll.
PLenty of excellent night shot opportunities around the Seine river, don't forget the tripod.
03-01-2005, 11:11 PM
Thanks Jean! I will follow your sugestion and buy a tripod!
03-02-2005, 12:47 AM
I suggest you Le Marais, you can find there old buldings but also livefull cafes.
03-02-2005, 01:27 AM
Great! that must give good day-live photos :) where exactly is "Le Marais"?
03-02-2005, 03:04 AM
If you are going to the Louvre Museum, don't forget to take a look at "Le Pont des Arts", this is the bridge between Le Louvre and L'Institut de France. Not far from here there is "La Gare d'Orsay" a museum made in and old train station.
Have a good trip.
03-02-2005, 03:17 AM
wow i love trains ;) tks Didier!
03-02-2005, 06:15 AM
powerpoint file with all the must-see, i have prepared this file for a friend who was going there a couple of months ago,
1- when you arrive, take the bateaux mouches (boat that takes you for a ride on the Seine) the river crosses the city in two and you will have an idea of the size of the city and location of neighbourhoods
2- ile st louis, as said above is lovely, you have to walk the main street that crosses the island: Rue St Louis en l' Ile
3- Montmartre - where Sacre Coeur is, go to Place de Tertre, where artists do portraits of tourists, it is nice to take photos
4- Le Marais, go to Place de Vosges, and go for a walk in the neighbourhood
5- For stylish background, the Place vendome
6- Jardin de Luxembourg is great for photographers, plenty of situations that are calling for a click...
7- Jardin de Tuilleries too, and around the entrance to the Louvre
8- Pont des Arts, as mentioned above, is only for people crossing by foot, and every late afternoon you will find people going there just to hang out...
9- you will probably also want to visit Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, and the Arc de Triomphe, and of course the Tour Eiffel, but these are not sooo great for photos, too cliche! although the Tour Eiffel is hard to resist and you will end up taking a photo around it, while walking on Champs de Mars
10- Let's face it, in Paris you do as the Parisians, enjoy great food and drinks, so: leave the camera aside for a moment, and:
when you go to Ile St Louis, either an ice-cream at Amorino or a sorbet at Berthillon,
when you go to the Louvre or Place Vendome, a hot chocolate at Angelina (226, rue de Rivoli)
when you go to Montmartre, a crepe
when you go to Champs Elysees, a macaron at Lenotre
when you go to Le Marais, great selection of teas and cakes at Mariage Freres
when you go anywhere, you will probably see one of the shops of PAUL, a bakery, and they have delicious sandwiches
stop at any supermarket and buy any cheese you like, you can have a picnic at Jardin de Luxembourg or Jardin de Tuilleries.
03-02-2005, 09:52 AM
you sound like a real Parisian !
Oh reviewed the profile you live in Paris... of Americas ;))
Oh Mario, don't forget good shoes, even if the metro is very convenient, the best way to visit a city is on feet, last time I was there I walked 15 kms on a single evening !!!
Another place to mention is the area around the Opera Garnier and the Boulevards. And never forget to keep an eye open for pickpockets, especially in Montmartre.
03-02-2005, 02:30 PM
Hi Elena, thank you very much :)
Please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
UAU, this was really kind of you.
03-02-2005, 02:35 PM
this is very interesting, I love paris and never bored with it. and I think there are still many places that I have never been too.
I hope you can send me the file too, Elena
03-02-2005, 02:36 PM
Sport shoes will certanly be on my luggage! i'm used to walk, i'll cross Lisbon by foot almost every weekend... well, the size isn't exactly the same... but i'll do my best ehehe
03-02-2005, 02:37 PM
Le Musée d'Orsay is a former train station (called "Gare d'Orsay". It is now a museum but absolutly worthy to visit specially but not only for its wonderful impressionist painting collection.
03-02-2005, 02:55 PM
<i>stop at any supermarket and buy any cheese you like, you can have a picnic at Jardin de Luxembourg or Jardin de Tuilleries.</i>
Never buy your cheese in a supermarket or you'll probably get ugly bad industrial cheese. Instead find yourself a real cheese monger ("Fromagerie" or "Fromager affineur" even better), buy your butter there too. The good thing is most cheese monger will let you taste a bit of most cheeses (except for the one that are sale in a whole) before you buy it. Buy your bread in a real Bakery, Paul bakeries are good but not the best far from it.
In Paris, picnic is forbiden in parcs, garden and nearby monument. Although this rule is not always enforce,it is more often than you can imagine, I know people who got a fine just for having a picnic in a small garden in le Marais. The only place where it is allow to picnic, it's in the street.
I'm going to be in Paris later this month too and was going to post the same question, so thanks Mario for posting it, and thanks to everyone who responded.
03-02-2005, 06:29 PM
Cessy will send me an PPT about Paris, and with the more interesting places to go!
Give me your mail then i'll send it to you!
Ola Mario. Acredite que vai ficar completamente apaixonado por essa cidade magnifica.Tal como já foi dito a melhor maneira de conhecer é mesmo a pé, sendo que a rede de metro é excelente e permite uma rápida deslocação entre os vários locais de maneira a aproveitar o tempo ao máximo. O meu concelho é um livro: Guia American Express : Paris, da editora Civilização. Pode encontrar em qualquer grande superficie ou livraria.Foi de facto a minha melhor compra uma vez que permite uma selecção fantástica em relação aos locais a visitar de modo a rentabilizar ao máximo o tempo. Boas férias e boas fotos !
03-04-2005, 08:55 PM
Be careful, this museum is not about trains.
It is about painting and sculpture.
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