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I'm gonna visit Paris in August! Any recommendations?

Anyone have a special recommendation that is not the most common thing to visit in Paris but loved it? Thanks


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Re: I'm gonna visit Paris in August! Any recommendations?

I'm sure others will have more stuff to recommend but for me:


Sit on the steps of the Sacre Coeur and just enjoy the view/entertainment.

I think the views from the Arc de Triomphe are nicer than from the Eiffel Tower (...because they actually include the Eiffel Tower ). Plus if you're EU and under 26 it's free! (as is pretty much everything else apart from the Eiffel Tower)

There's a pretty good sax player at Charles de Gaulle Etoile metro station too. I missed about 10 trains last time just listening to him.

The Jardin du Luxembourg should be just lovely in August too!

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Re: I'm gonna visit Paris in August! Any recommendations?

I'd also put in a vote for the Jardin du Luxembourg too.

I think one of the best places for views of Paris is the Tour de Montparnasse. I think it's cheaper, the queues are shorter and you get some incredible views of the Eiffel Tower. Not to mention the building's an eyesore so you don't have to see it.




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Re: I'm gonna visit Paris in August! Any recommendations?

good luck, you'll need it to find nice people, mostly if you don't speak french

i had horrible experiences in Paris and didn't enjoy the city at all, so you better listen to the lovers of the city, not a hater like me

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Re: I'm gonna visit Paris in August! Any recommendations?

Visited last month and had a lovely time. How many days are you going because I went for just three days and it was too short a time to enjoy anything..Louvre Museum & Versailles Palace were the two places I loved but unfortunately I couldnt go to Sacre Coeur because of shortage of time
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It's strange to me that so many people say they've had bad experiences with people who live in Paris. I know almost no French and have no connection to anyone in the city but any time I've gone, everyone has been cordial to me. Obviously not everyone is saying hello on the street to me but the people who work at the hotels, restaurants etc. have been professional and friendly. Maybe I expect less from people, but I've never found the people there any different from other major cities

Anyway, my suggestion is to just randomly walk around the different neighborhoods of Paris especially in the older areas of the city. You should definitely do the touristy stuff because you've never been there but I've always thought the best way to experience a new city is to randomly explore or find a cafe or restaurant to people watch.

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totally one of the most beautiful places i've seen too



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Re: I'm gonna visit Paris in August! Any recommendations?

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I'm sure others will have more stuff to recommend but for me:


Sit on the steps of the Sacre Coeur and just enjoy the view/entertainment.

I think the views from the Arc de Triomphe are nicer than from the Eiffel Tower (...because they actually include the Eiffel Tower ). Plus if you're EU and under 26 it's free! (as is pretty much everything else apart from the Eiffel Tower)

There's a pretty good sax player at Charles de Gaulle Etoile metro station too. I missed about 10 trains last time just listening to him.

The Jardin du Luxembourg should be just lovely in August too!
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I'd also put in a vote for the Jardin du Luxembourg too.

I think one of the best places for views of Paris is the Tour de Montparnasse. I think it's cheaper, the queues are shorter and you get some incredible views of the Eiffel Tower. Not to mention the building's an eyesore so you don't have to see it.



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i had horrible experiences in Paris and didn't enjoy the city at all, so you better listen to the lovers of the city, not a hater like me
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Visited last month and had a lovely time. How many days are you going because I went for just three days and it was too short a time to enjoy anything..Louvre Museum & Versailles Palace were the two places I loved but unfortunately I couldnt go to Sacre Coeur because of shortage of time
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It's strange to me that so many people say they've had bad experiences with people who live in Paris. I know almost no French and have no connection to anyone in the city but any time I've gone, everyone has been cordial to me. Obviously not everyone is saying hello on the street to me but the people who work at the hotels, restaurants etc. have been professional and friendly. Maybe I expect less from people, but I've never found the people there any different from other major cities

Anyway, my suggestion is to just randomly walk around the different neighborhoods of Paris especially in the older areas of the city. You should definitely do the touristy stuff because you've never been there but I've always thought the best way to experience a new city is to randomly explore or find a cafe or restaurant to people watch.
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Thanks everyone! I'll have all of these suggestions in mind, I'm gonna stay for 6 days

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Re: I'm gonna visit Paris in August! Any recommendations?

Pretty much every attraction offer you to climb 300 stairs to see the view from the top.
Really tiring but a lot of fun.

Many Parisians will be out of town in August and it's only tourists. The queues can be long.

Versailles is spectacular.
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Nah, I don't know any French, in most schools the 2nd language taught (after English) here in Spain is French, but in my school it's German

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Re: I'm gonna visit Paris in August! Any recommendations?

I haven't been for many (too many!) years, but apart from the suggestions that have already been made:

http://www.tourmontparnasse56.com/#/home
I really enjoyed the view, the museum and the area of Montparnasse. It was a different feel to me than the rest of the tourist-y stuff.

I really liked l'Arc de Triomphe, but it's a mother-fucker of stairs. Don't puff down 2 or 3 ciggies and then try to climb them. I nearly thought I was going to die. But the view is worth it.

If you're looking for a hostel to stay in (not sure your accommodations) I can recommend Aloha: http://www.aloha.fr
Cool, young and they really help with all of the transport or other questions. (It was clean, too, which is important to me!).

Biggest tip: comfortable shoes. Like really, really comfy shoes. I walked more in 9 days than I probably ever had walked in my whole life. The metro is cool, but I found myself walking a lot so I could see and experience.

Lastly… if you get to the area of Montmartre… 2 things:
1. the bathroom at Quick hamburger by the Moulin Rouge is the nastiest most vile wretched place in the universe. 2. there are a lot of sex shoppes and you will get propositioned by hookers just walking by. Possible 3…find Jim Morrison's grave in Père Lachaise Cemetery (it's scary but cool to walk around the cemetery).

I think that's all I can offer.
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I haven't been for many (too many!) years, but apart from the suggestions that have already been made:

http://www.tourmontparnasse56.com/#/home
I really enjoyed the view, the museum and the area of Montparnasse. It was a different feel to me than the rest of the tourist-y stuff.

I really liked l'Arc de Triomphe, but it's a mother-fucker of stairs. Don't puff down 2 or 3 ciggies and then try to climb them. I nearly thought I was going to die. But the view is worth it.

If you're looking for a hostel to stay in (not sure your accommodations) I can recommend Aloha: http://www.aloha.fr
Cool, young and they really help with all of the transport or other questions. (It was clean, too, which is important to me!).

Biggest tip: comfortable shoes. Like really, really comfy shoes. I walked more in 9 days than I probably ever had walked in my whole life. The metro is cool, but I found myself walking a lot so I could see and experience.

Lastly… if you get to the area of Montmartre… 2 things:
1. the bathroom at Quick hamburger by the Moulin Rouge is the nastiest most vile wretched place in the universe. 2. there are a lot of sex shoppes and you will get propositioned by hookers just walking by. Possible 3…find Jim Morrison's grave in Père Lachaise Cemetery (it's scary but cool to walk around the cemetery).

I think that's all I can offer.
Those were really cool suggestions! Thanks I might do the Cemetery one

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