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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.

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Musical link April 15, 2007 at 2:00 pm
Oana April 15, 2007 at 2:24 pm

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

Jean April 15, 2007 at 3:28 pm

* 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.

Ben April 15, 2007 at 4:14 pm

Rob’s just been there – you could ask him if he doesn’t call past here anyway.

Rob April 15, 2007 at 5:57 pm

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.

Milan April 15, 2007 at 9:14 pm

Intel on tasty but affordable restaurants would be especially welcome.

R.K. April 15, 2007 at 6:45 pm

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.

Oana April 16, 2007 at 2:23 am

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.

Antonia April 16, 2007 at 4:03 pm

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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