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Old 08-18-2010, 06:43 AM
macondo macondo is offline
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Yoga,
I don't live in Paris, and I am not in Paris at the moment. I was there about two months ago.
However, if you look in my gallery of French photos at http://www.trekearth.com/themes.php?thid=11579 (concentratre on Ile de France photos) you will see I have spent much time in Paris and France over the last few years and taken many photos. You might get some good ideas about places to go from my photos.
I can reccomend:

A cruise on the St-Martin Canal ( http://www.canauxrama.com/ )
A walk through the Marais district.
Ile St-Louis (where you can buy great ice-cream!) - walk along Rue St-Louis from east to west and then across the pedestrian bridge to Ile de la Cite where you will find the Notre Dame.
I also like very much the left (south) bank of the Seine River at a place called Port de la Tournelles, where I took this photo - http://beta.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=5&p=913874 It is my favourite place in Paris, especially in the evening or very late afternoon. It's very close to Notre Dame.

In one day you cannot do everything. But these things I have mentioned are all quite close together. You can catch the canal cruise from outside the Jaures Metro station, and I should finish near the Bastille. It is the most interesting thing I have done in Paris.
Most tourists go to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame. But I prefer more quiet places and typical street scenes. It is quite safe to walk around with a camera, but be careful when crossing the road because some drivers think they do not have to stop for red lights !

Regards,
Andrew

Last edited by macondo; 08-22-2010 at 01:29 AM.
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