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What should I do and where should I stay in one day in Paris?

Asked by kfingerman (982 points ) June 30th, 2010

I’ve been before and hit the big tourist spots (Louvre, Eiffel, Champs-Elysées). I think I’d mostly like to wander around one of the quarters and check out the scene. Any recommendations? Latin Quarter? Montmarte? Belleville?

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mattbrowne's avatar

See this

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CMaz's avatar

If I had on day in Paris, I would luv to just sit somewhere with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Sipping coffee and eating pastry.

Also take the time to visit a GF that lives close by. :-)

cfrydj's avatar

Montmartre or Marais. I wouldn’t try to do too much. Pick a neighbourhood and hang out. Maybe go to a smaller museum if that’s your thing. The Pere Lachaise cemetery is pretty cool, too, and relaxing.

h3llolim3's avatar

You should stay at a hostel, that’s where real adventure starts, there’s nothing quite like staying in a place full of strangers! And you should go anywhere, all the tourtists sits of Paris! Eiffel Tower, some fancy bakery! Anywhere the wind takes you ^^

janbb's avatar

If you want bang for the buck ambience-wise, there’s nothing better than hanging out in Montmartre. My son lived there for a year and even though it gets crowded and touristy around Sacre Coeur, it is still great, the views over the city are fantastic, and there are plenty of back alleys and small streets that are quiet and picturesque. Take the metro to Abbesses, wander up Rue des Abbesses to Rue Lepic and around and over the hill, Rue Caulincourt is another beautiful street to wander along; there is a bar halfway up the street with outdoor tables from which you can view “toutes Paris.” Look for the Lapin Agile where Picasso hung out and the Dali Museum. The area also abounds with little secret gardens and courtyards. Can you tell I love it?

skfinkel's avatar

I remember there are wonderful parks in Paris—big places to walk, sit, enjoy the city from another vantage point. I would certainly spend a few hours in one of those, if I only had one day in Paris.

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