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Paris

A world city that merits the hype

All of the exalted babble about the "city of lights" can be enough to make you lose your crèpes. But Paris really is one of those places that every traveler should experience at least once. There are more landmarks here than arrondissements, yet every visitor will experience a thrill the first time the spindly span of the Eiffel Tower lurches into view. The Louvre will fulfill your lifetime quota for big-name masterpieces, and if you stop to contemplate the number of great artists and thinkers who have worked and wandered in this iconic city, you might experience a flash of existential pleasure. There’s a lot of history in Paris, and you can get to the bottom of it all with a voyage into the catacombs. Those with claustrophobia can visit any of the city's famous department stores or experience price-tag anxiety in the boutiques that crowd the chic boulevards. Oh, and come hungry. Paris really isn’t Paris without food. Café culture occupies a good part of any Parisian’s time, so you’d be remiss if you didn't pass a few hours doing likewise. At night, catch the Parisian cabaret. The performers seem even more brilliant after an absinthe, but you didn’t hear that from us. Paris is a legendary monster of a city, but with the right attitude and a bit of time, you can find some part of it to call your own.

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Latest Paris reviews (45)

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  • STUPENDA !!! Non ci sono altre parole per definire Parigi,otto giorni da favola,musei,teatri,monumenti,strade,palazzi,chiese,shopping e divertimento,tutto a Parigi,citta cara ma funziona tutto,tranquilla e romantica con la Senna e i suoi ponti,piena di storia...da andarci almeno una volta nella vita !!!
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  • Es un lugar que no se debe perder de conocer en tu vida, idioma, cultura, placer, vistas..
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  • io amo parigi
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  • Parto per 1 mese dal 20.04.2014 al 18.05.2014.... qualche consiglio?????
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  • Da waren wir im Mai 2003
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  • 浪漫之都:建築,美食,博物館,,,令人流連忘返。
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  • Paris, je t'aime !
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  • hi... i will go to paris on Nov so i want any one who lives there to exploring the city with her . please.
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  • è stato il viaggio più bello della mia vita. Tutti prima o poi divrebbero vedere Parigi una volta nella vita, è magica e spettacolare.. inoltre ci tengo a sfatare un mito: non ho incontrato un solo francese scortese, sono stati tutti gentilissimi e disponibili. È sicuramente la città più cara dove sia mai stato, New York al confronto è stato un viaggio low cost. Concludo: se sei italiano ( siciliano specialmente ) mangerai malissimo.. per il resto, Parigi è spettacolare.
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  • parigi è una città spettacolare !!ha un non so che di tranquillità che tutti vorrebbero avere e i suoi monumenti fantastici !andateci <3
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  • Love all around, do not go to this city alone, experience it with a loved one!
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  • Beautiful place
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  • très jolie
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  • A must-see for literary buffs. Navigate the city on foot to best appreciate the former haunts of literary greats like Kerouac, Hemingway, Stein, Fitzgerald; wander through the settings of 19th century masterpieces like Victor Hugo's Les Miserables and Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera. Truly a moveable feast.
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  • Estoy viajando a Paris si me pueden guiar para iniciar el recorrido por esta bella cuidad gracias
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    The best experience in Paris is for free: walk through the Seine, just walk and take look to what is happening around you … priceless!!
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    My city :)
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    The city o f light, of love, of culture. You have everything there, you can discover new things everyday.
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    By the way…. It is not only an spectacular city it also has great food and wonderful people!!!
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    If you are going to visit the city just for a short period of time the best thing is to use the 1,5 hours night bus tour for just 18 euro or the boat cruise through the Seine for 9 euro. Both starts from Plaza Sant Michel
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    I hope I'll have fun
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    aaah Paris and the seine, all the museums, the theaters, notre dame... sacré coeur... the city of light for sure
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    Very beautiful city, one the most amazing I have ever seen! There are many parks and tree streets. The city is very quiet and safe.
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    City full of museums and theaters. Simply great and really romantic!!!!
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    Huge city for which 5 days isn't nearly enough!
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    Very nice!
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  • A good place!
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    The most beautiful city in the World, truly, full of surprises... every neighbourhood is a world apart... It's my city and I love it!
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    Bonjour I live in Paris, write me if you want to visit wonderful places Richard
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    Hello, I work in Paris and I am representant of hotels, if you need advice, write me back, I may help you to find the hotel you are looking for.
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    Unbelievably beautiful metropolis with flair and great cultural offerings. Multicultural dream city.
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    I live in Paris and I'm still in love with her...
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    The most beautiful city in the world... the thousands of tourists can tell...
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  • Yes, I live there actually. I prefer my hometown, Coulommiers. Less superficial. If you go to Paris, don't forget to take tower.
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    An spectacular city in any time of the year, that's why it is the city of light and love. You will need more than a weekend to be able to see everything in Paris. And even so you will come back…
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  • One of the best city with rich culture and monuments yet ahead of times. PS: watch out for the €2 toilet useage fee inside Louvre. Control your bladder! There is free toilet elsewhere althought it is a bit rare and hard to come by.
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  • Paris is one of the romantic city to travel especially for newly wedded couples.......Its really a lovely city :)
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  • Paris is great. Two things I loved about it: 1. It is a "by foot" city. You can walk from one great place to the next. And when you are too tired to walk... take the metro and you are home. 2. There is soooooo much to see, just the architecture, the history the museums is just fantastic. Really one of the best places to visit. Note: When in French do like the French do - find out how they want to be addressed and so forth, it makes all the difference.
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    the most beautiful city in the world
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  • the best of architecture, scenery, gardens, food, art, and more. so much to see and do, including the simple things like shopping at the markets, sitting in a cafe sipping coffee and watching the world go by, strolling through the many beautiful gardens. the ultimate in style.
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  • One of my favourite cities in the world....fashionably chic, great for sweets and pastries and lovely sights. Absolutely fabulous
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  • One of the most fantastic cities in the world. you just have to love it :) And the stairway in front of Sacre Coeur is propably the most beautiful place in the world.
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  • just visit Paris because you have to :) to look good in your CV, but there are better places in the world, with nicer people :)
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  • the best of architecture, scenery, gardens, food, art, and more. so much to see and do, including the simple things like shopping at the markets, sitting in a cafe sipping coffee and watching the world go by, strolling through the many beautiful gardens. the ultimate in style.
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  • One of my favourite cities in the world....fashionably chic, great for sweets and pastries and lovely sights. Absolutely fabulous
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