Ah Paris!



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This day can be inserted wholesale or piecewise into a longer trip to Paris. It's a bit of a cliche to come to Paris for the romance, but it's true that the city of lights lends itself to romancing, so enjoy it.

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Palais Royal

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Place du Palais-Royal
Rue St-Honoré, 1er
75001 Paris, France

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Rue Montorgueil

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Rue Montorgueil
75001 Paris, France

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tel: +33 8 9268 3000(Tourist Information)


Day 1 - Paris


Start your day at the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, where you will find few people in the morning, and be able to enjoy the man-made cascades and brooks. Once you've had your fill, find your way to the canal St Martin, and stroll along it to its end. I prefer the western side. This canal has been featured in a few movies, most recently "Two days in Paris". From the end of the canal, take a right to reach Place de la Republique, and make your way to Rue Vieille du Temple and eventually to the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois which will lead you to Place des Vosges for a nice lunch at Ma Bourgogne under the arcades. You've earned some rest, so get on the metro to the Mosquee de Paris, where the hammam (North-African steam baths/spa) will make you feel better all over. Plan on spending a few hours in the not-very-French-at-all atmosphere getting pampered. Be aware that of this writing, Saturday is ladies' only. Once you've had your rest, and are ready an evening stroll through Paris, you can head up to Place de la Contrescarpe and down toward the Pantheon, and then down to the river for a walk to the Pont des Arts with sights of Notre Dame and other beautifully lit monuments (if you've timed this right and are lucky, it should be dusk). If you are ambitious, you can push your walk to the Pont Alexandre III. Otherwise, you can head for a nice dinner near your hotel. If you want to head out for some after-dinner entertainment, you can try the Mandala Ray lounge (mod chi-chi), the Divan du Monde (ecletic bohemian), the Eglise Saint Germain des Pres (classical classics), or the New Morning (jazz) depending on your taste. There are usually hundreds of options in the evening.


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Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

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rue Botzaris
75019 Paris, France

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tel: +33 1 4071 7560
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Canal St-Martin (Le)

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Canal Saint-Martin
(rue du Faubourg du Temple)
75010 Paris, France

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tel: +33 8 9268 3000(Tourist Information)
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Rue des Francs-Bourgeois

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Rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75004 Paris, France

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tel: +33 8 9268 3000(Tourist Information)


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Place des Vosges

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Place des Vosges
(Quai de L'horloge)
75004 Paris, France

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tel: +33 1 4952 5354(Tourist Information)
fax: +33 1 4952 5300
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Ma Bourgogne

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19 place des Vosges
75004 Paris, France

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tel: 33 1 4278 4464
fax: 33 1 4278 1937
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Hammam de la Mosquée de Paris

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39 Rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
75005 Paris, France

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tel: +33 (0)1 4331 3820
fax: +33 (0)1 4331 5330
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Pont des Arts (Le)

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quai du Louvre
75001 Paris, France

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tel: +33 8 3668 3112
fax: +33 1 4952 5300
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Pont Alexandre-III (Le)

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Pont Alexandre III
75008 Paris, France

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tel: +33 1 4742 9056 (Ministry of Tourism)
fax: +33 1 4007 0043 (Ministry of Tourism)
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Mandala Ray

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Location:

34 Rue Marbeuf
75008 Paris, France

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tel: 33 1 5688 3636 / 33 1 5836 1282
fax: 33 1 5836 1282


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Divan du Monde

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Location:

75 Rue des Martyrs
75018 Paris, France

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tel: 33 1 44 92 77 66
fax: +33 1 4252 0233
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Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés (L')

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3, place St-Germain-des-Prés
75006 Paris, France

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tel: +33 1 55 42 81 33
fax: +33 1 46 33 15 05
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New Morning

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Location:

7-9 rue des Petites-Ecuries, 10e
75010 Paris, France

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tel: 01-45-23-51-41
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