Son et Lumière

Between the 26th and 30th of this month, I am going to be visiting a friend in Paris. For obvious reasons, I don’t have a great deal of time for research. Is there anything that people would recommend seeing on a trip of this length, aside from the obvious? I would love to go for longer but, as it is, I will be returning home with just a few days to churn out an international law paper.

Also, is there any general information about Paris that would be useful to know? EasyJet should be depositing me at Charles de Gaulle at 5:30pm on the 26th. I will be leaving from the same place at 10:35pm on the 30th.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

9 thoughts on “Son et Lumière”

  1. Sundays there’s a great bird market on Ile de la Cite – very fun to walk through and great photo ops everywhere.

  2. * L’Arc de Triomphe.
    * Le Tour Eiffel
    * Centre Georges Pompidou
    * The Louvre
    * Notre Dame
    * Champs-Élysées
    * Musée d’Orsay
    * Sacré Coeur
    * Père-Lachaise

    No matter how busy you are, four days is not enough for Paris.

  3. I’d be careful about trying to ‘do’ Paris: you could probably spend four days in the Louvre alone. Work out what you want to see, and take your time going to see it, rather than running around like a mad thing. An important part of the pleasure of Paris, I think, is just wandering about. Of actual things, the new ethnography museum at the Quai Branly is very good: the gardens at night, even if you don’t want to go to the museum itself. I can lend you a guidebook, but I suppose that wouldn’t be much use to you right now.

  4. Visiting a couple of nice restaurants is mandatory, if you are going to properly experience Paris.

    Perhaps some locals can suggest places that are good while also in keeping with a student budget.

  5. Seeing as how we survived our last trip to Paris on a daily diet of crepes from street kiosks for brunch and pizza + cheap wine for dinner, I have no restaurant recommendations for you =)
    However, I find the eGullet forums quite helpful – take a look.

  6. and my housemate went to Paris the weekend just gone. The former loved the the Musee d’Orsay the and some blinds at the Institut du Monde Arabe, plus noted the late night fire poi people outside the Notre Dame.

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