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lost in paris!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE HELP

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1. Posted by anmol (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

hi.......
i am pretty lost in paris...my frnds who were meant to show me arnd have gotten really busy....so any travel companions out there.....please let me now asap....wanna travel to spain,germany,italy,greece,etc.........

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y

The only way to get lost in Paris is to lose yourself in its beauty! Oh, such a cheesy line,... but it's true!

Get yourself a good tourist map, a free Metro map and an Orange Pass (I think they're something like 20 Euro...?) and explore. Here are my personal favourites, if you need help to get started:

  • Pere-Lachaise cemetery (Jim Morrisson, Oscar Wilde, etc.)
  • The Catacombs (creepy but so very fascinating)
  • Les Invalides and the Dome Church, to see where Napolean "might" be buried
  • The Louvre (cause you have to!)
  • Place des Voges (a pretty square - I sat for hours listening to buskers playing a washboard base and a national steel)
  • Monmartre (prepare to walk!)
  • Versailles (just outside of the city, a quick train ride)

I'd suggest going up to visit the beaches in the north, but that's just a personal goal of mine. Don't worry - have fun! Trust me, sometimes you see and learn a lot more on your own.

3. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y

Great suggestions....also some notables.....

  • Luxembourg Garden - spent a good part of a day there....beautiful on a sunny day.
  • Eiffel Tower/Parc Champ de Mars - the cheesy must see landmark.
  • Les Halles and St Germain Church - very beautiful area.
  • Arc de Triomphe/Champs d'Elysees - also very cheesy run of the mill touristy stuff.
  • Notre-Dame - stained class inside is beautiful
  • Walk around the Sorbonne area (Latin Quarter).....you'll get lots of cheap eats.
  • Anywhere on the Left Bank is great for artsy stuff and souveniers.
  • If you like impressionist art, check out the Musee d'Orsay
  • Modern Art is the Centre Pompidou

And honestly, just walking around with a map in hand lets you experience the culture first hand - you'll pop upon things that you never knew were there!

Cheers,
Katie ;)