Hey travel fish! Headed to Paris for a week in July and am curious for any must see spots or mock-itineraries you could share? Should I plan to stay in Paris all 7 days or move around a little? All input appreciated!

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If you go to the musée d’Orsay make sure you go all the way to the top and look through the clock toward sacré cœur. It’s the best view! I personally like going to different cities, but if this is your first time in France, there is plenty to do in Paris for a week.

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Parisian here. In a nutshell, I’d recommend you walk the banks of the Seine starting in Trocadero all the way to Île Saint-Louis for great views and souvenir shopping. You’ll practically see all of the great monuments on your way: Trocadero, Eiffel Tower, Pont Alex III, Invalides, Quai d’Orsay, Tuileries, Louvre, Palais de Justice, Notre Dame. Next, I’d recommend you stroll the 4th and 5th arrondissements (what Parisian call “Bobo” neighborhoods - meaning “bourgeois/bohème) and eat around there, I’d recommend Place des Vosges or the area around St Paul. Check out Le Pantheon (pretty much the atheist “cathedral” of the French republic - only renowned French enlightenment intellectuals are buried there).

Also, stroll the Luxembourg gardens and the 7th arrondissement for nice, calm, and chic streets. Tons of other things I’m happy to recommend by DM if interested.

A word of advice: steer clear of neighborhoods 18 and anything north of 18 at all times. Careful around any double digit neighborhood at night, particularly the 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (15 and 17 are fine, just boring and residential, the 16 is totally fine and very rich/safe). They are generally fine, but interesting crowds mix there at night and you may get mugged, particularly if it’s clear you’re not from there. They are still worth checking out during the day and evening - Place de la République, Pigale, Bastille, etc. Neighborhood 8 is cool (Matignon/Elysée Palaces/Champs Elysees) but boring and corporate.

Also careful around neighborhood 1, lots of pickpockets looking for innocent tourists. Last thing, people may approach you with “petitions”. Ignore them and get away quickly. They’re trying to scam you/distract you as their sidekick snatches your wallet/purse from behind you! Enjoy the city!

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Oh no not my beloved 14eme! I lived there briefly and visit occasionally.


What’s bad there?

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Take one day to Versailles

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Make sure you see Marie Antoinette's cottage(s) while you're there!

Day trip to Epernay for a champagne tasting tour! 🍾 🥂

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I meant Viator. I really wanted a hotel pick-up b/c I get lost a lot and did not trust myself to get the train logistics. My tour was with 3 couples and me (single lady). We did one small mom and pop champagne house. Amazing, highly recommend going to small unknown one. Then we did lunch together then went to Tattinger (wrong spelling I know). That place is slick and has awesome wine caves. Then we all got dropped back off in Paris. The tour was English speaking but attracted folks from all over the world. So cool.

https://www.viator.com/Champagne/d813-ttd

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Loved the Van Gogh exhibit in the warehouse. The experience was impactful.
Take trains everywhere.
Eat in Latin Quarter - variety and fun with street hawkers.
I did not like Monmartre - too much commercialism.
If you are there for a week, consider going to the Louvre across multiple days. It is too much to attempt in a day. If not there with children consider going each day. The Louvre is worthy of its reputation.
Finally, try the ossuary. I had been to Paris 4 times before trying this. It is memorable.

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I personally would plan to travel around. I went to Paris for 36 hrs and it was too long imo. But some people really like it so it’s hard to say

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Louvre is 1 full day for sure, so much to see there.

Relois d’entrecote is a solid spot for some steak frites

Walking down the river to Notre dame is nice

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So not a popular opinion on this one but when I went I took the stairs up to the top of the effiel tower. It was tough work but the experience of walking through the iron beams was fascinating to me. The view at the end was worth it as well.

Of course the Louvre is a must see I would love to go now as I am sure it was not as packed during the pre-pandemic days.

I also enjoyed Sacrè Cœur as it is on a hill so you get a great view of the city and a amazing cathedral to look at as well.

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In addition to the other museum recs, Musee de l'Orangerie is beautiful if you like impressionist art

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Giverny is a lovely day trip!

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I agree the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay and Versailles are all must do’s. If the weather is cloudy know you won’t be able to see anything from the Eiffel Tower observation deck and can skip it (or if the weather is miserable it is not fun waiting in that line and there isn’t really much shade/wind protection on the way up). My absolute favorite view is from the top of the Arc d’Triomphe. A lot of stairs but so worth it! And there are resting spots. You get there from the subway tunnel. A lot of tourists don’t realize you can even go up. Time it so the sun is setting and watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle!!! Looks like it is right in front of you. Plan out some amazing French meals in advance. And get lots of pastries including macaroons!

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This is a great tip! I read elsewhere that it was better to see the tower from afar than to go up so this seems like a great alternative.

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Love y’all. Thank you fish

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Took a 2 day trip to tours and it was lovely

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My family and I took a day trip to Champagne and toured Mumm & Tattinger champagne houses, it was awesome !! Would definitely recommend if you enjoy the bubbly

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Add musee marmottan and rodin

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Also Jacques genin

Depending on how many museums you plan to go to, the Paris museum pass is probably worth it. You can do 2, 3, 4, or 6 day passes and in addition to free entry, there is usually an expedited line for pass holders.

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2nd this! Planned everything in advance on a 4 day pass and saved a ton of money, while doing everything I wanted.

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It's so hard, but try not to over-schedule museums and tourist sites. Wander the parks and streets - the Marais, Luxembourg Gardens, Ile St Louis, Place des Vosges, and the area west of Sacré Coeur on the non- touristy local streets and staircases. See monuments and squares from outside (you don't need to go in/up everything). Visit the big 3 at the Louvre and get back outside. The D'Orsay and Rodin museums, however, are not to be missed.

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The best part about France is the food and wine IMO. This will be unpopular, but I would skip the louvre and only do the dOrsay for an hour or two mainly for the architecture and uniqueness. The museums are cool but at a certain point if you’ve seen one museum youve seen them all. I would recommend doing a few days in Paris eating and drinking my way throughout and seeing some of the big items Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, etc.

Then I would take a train down to Bordeaux for a few days. Bordeaux was one of my favorite places I’ve ever been. Enjoy exploring the city with minimal tourist things to do for 2 days and spend another day taking a tour out to Medoc or St Emilion regions.

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In addition to what was mentioned.. Rent a car and drive to Mont St Michele and the Norman coast.. Absolutely breathtaking landscapes

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Besides the typical Golden Triangle recommendations, don’t skip under any circumstances getting shitfaced in the Latin Quarter [the craziest place on earth; watch out for trisomes requests (unless you are into it) and French seem to love them]; walking up to the Quasimodo tower of Notre Dame du Paris to hug a few gargoyles (assuming it’s opened); and lastly- check out the open atrium HQ of Zadig & Voltaire located right across from Hotel Chateau Frontenac. You might run into a bunch of A-listers. Also, Mulen Rouge is a must also assuming opened post-Covid.

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