Exploring Rome and Paris in one week....
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Sep 8th, 2010 8:14 am
daonly wrote: ↑Me and wife are going for a one week trip to Rome and Paris. We are planning to spend three days in Rome and 3 days in Paris. I know we won’t be able to see all of it in 3 days but still want to cover must see places. Any suggestions in terms of what to see? Where to eat? Local transit tips will be appreciated..
Sep 8th, 2010 8:35 am
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Sep 8th, 2010 8:55 am
Talamasca wrote: ↑This should be enough of the major highlights to cover each city:
Rome 3 days:
- Colosseum/Forum/Capitoline Hill
- Vatican Museums/St. Peter's
- Piazza Navona
- Spanish Steps
- Trevi Fountain
- Capitoline Museums
- Campo de' Fiori
- there are a huge amount of other museums, churches, and palazzi to visit as well
Sep 8th, 2010 9:04 am
You can easily spend a whole day at the Vatican museums. It's huge museum - easily a couple kilometer walk if you see all the exhibits.
Sep 8th, 2010 9:27 am
Sep 8th, 2010 1:49 pm
9394 wrote: ↑I just got back from France (Paris & Bordeaux), with only three days you will be extremely limited in what you can see. I agree with Talamasca's suggestions, but you will not be able to see all those sights in 3 days.
I would suggest buying a carnet (10 pack) of tickets for the metro. The metro is very efficient and will take you close to all the tourist attractions.
As for food, head to the Latin Quarter and look for the small streets that are packed with restaurants! You can get a 3 course meal for 10euros.
Sep 8th, 2010 3:03 pm
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Sep 9th, 2010 12:01 am
I'm doing the Rome, Florence, Venice trip! Leaving next week, but we have 13 days to cover all of that. Have a one year old baby, so we can't rush it like you are. Enjoy!
Sep 9th, 2010 7:46 am
We did the Fattire bike tour to Versaillle and really enjoyed it!Shaf wrote: ↑I was in Paris last year for 4 days and am going back again in October.
Can you recommend any good places to eat?
I have walked around the last time I was there and really enjoyed it. Saw all the major sights by walking (16hrs a day), sometimes taking the Metro and doing a bike tour with Fat Tire (http://fattirebiketours.com/paris).
I plan to use the Velib (bike rental) while there this time.
Wow, I am impressed that you saw all those places in one day. We took 3 days to do most of that stuff.IceBlueShoes wrote: ↑I was in Paris for about a day and saw almost everything Talamasca mentioned.
I didn't do the Louvre or Catacombs though.
The Louvre is worth seeing though, as in checking out the physical building.
During my visit in Paris I saw:
Sacre Coeur, The Opera, Arc de Triomph, Eiffel Tower (saw it, walked around but didn't go up. Insane lineups and watch out for the aggressive vendors and gypsies), The Louvre (walked around), one of the universities whose name escapes me at not, walked around the city for 4 hours, checked out the Gallerie Lafayette and ran away when I saw the prices lol ,went up the Montparnasse which IMO has a MUCH better view than the Eiffel Tower, w/o the long lines and crowds and after enjoying a tea on a sidewalk Paris cafe, I walked along the Champ Elysees for a few blocks before heading back to the airport.
The next day, I was on a plane headed for Madrid.
What I'm getting at is, is that I was told by a few Parisian friends to just enjoy and take in the atmosphere of Paris and I did that.
I couldn've seen more stuff (got lost looking for the Eiffel Tower), but I was on a tight budget.
Really it comes down to research. I wouldn't spend my time or*€€€ in a museum though, but that's me...
Sep 9th, 2010 11:36 am
Sep 9th, 2010 12:11 pm
9394 wrote: ↑We did the Fattire bike tour to Versaillle and really enjoyed it!
One of the places in the Latin Quarter that we really enjoyed was Le Bistrot 30.
http://maps.google.ca/maps/place?hl=en& ... 3143911731
We also had a dinner at Le Bourbon and really enjoyed it as well (basically around the corner from Le Bistrot 30.
http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF ... TCyQT08JRu
Sep 9th, 2010 1:49 pm
I think so. It's a pretty spectacular palace. The gardens are absolutely enormous, with statues, grottoes, and fountains everywhere. There are other ones like Fontainebleau in the area that are less visited Versailles has all the history in it, from the reign of Louis IV to the French Revolution and up to the end of WWI, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed in the Hall or Mirrors.
Sep 9th, 2010 2:01 pm
Talamasca wrote: ↑I think so. It's a pretty spectacular palace. The gardens are absolutely enormous, with statues, grottoes, and fountains everywhere. There are other ones like Fontainebleau in the area that are less visited Versailles has all the history in it, from the reign of Louis IV to the French Revolution and up to the end of WWI, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed in the Hall or Mirrors.
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