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Registered: ‎09-29-2011

Paris

We flew Delta from Gainesville to Atlanta Wednesday evening (March 16th) and transferred to Air France for an overnight flight to Paris. Arriving Thursday morning and breezing through customs, a taxi took us to our hotel, the Hilton Paris Opera. We had lunch while our room was made ready and then took a nap. Refreshed after a hot shower we spent our first night strolling the banks of the Seine River and streets of Paris, stopping at a bistro for drinks and escargot. On Fri...day we purchased three day bus/boat passes and headed to Notre Dame Cathedral. After an impressive self-guided free tour inside and out, we had lunch before taking a boat trip down river to the Eiffel Tower. We purchased elevator tickets and went straight to the top. After taking in the daytime view we had a fine belated anniversary dinner on the first floor at Le 58 Tour Eiffel. The sun had set giving us a more spectacular nighttime view of the city afterward. The bus/boat we had a pass for only ran during the day, so we walked back to the hotel (a couple miles), stopping about halfway for a drink. Saturday started with shopping at Galleries Lafayette and a picnic lunch on an open bus during the narrated Paris Grand Tour (we stayed inside the lower deck because it was in the low 50s). In the evening we went by taxi to Lido for an amazing cabaret show viewed from the best seats in the house (an upgraded private table on the balcony after asking nice and offering the maitre de a few Euros). Sunday started slow before spending the afternoon touring the palace converted to Louvre museum viewing the masterpieces Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, Egyptian artifacts, and 30,000 other art objects before strolling Tuileries Garden on our way back to the room to relax and prepare for the trip home Monday.

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Registered: ‎04-21-2016

Paris

Sounds great. Paris is one of my most favorite cities. Haven't been there in a while but can't wait to get back there soon!

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Registered: ‎05-09-2012

Amazing!

Joseph,

That sounds like an amazing trip! You obviously saw many of the incredible wonders that make Paris the "City of Light" and the romantic icon for many travelers.

 

If you had to recommend a Top 3 things to do in Paris in 24 hours, what would you recommend?

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Registered: ‎09-29-2011

One Day in Paris

Visit Notre Dame and then take a boat down the Seine River to the Eiffel Tower for dinner followed by an evening show at Lido.

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