(Closed) Leaving for Paris in 2 days!

posted 4 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MrsConnick:  OMG TAKE ME WITH YOU!! haha. 🙂  Have a great trip!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Take a phrase book. You’ll be okay. TRY to speak French–people will be much more receptive of you. Try the crepes–there’s a great crepe stand right by the steps up to Montmartre.

Go to Montmartre and have your portrait drawn (facing the Sacre Coeur, the street that goes up the left side and curves around, there are TONS of artists up there who will draw you and you can negotiate with them). Buy some art up there, too.

AVOID THE MOSQUITOS! The people who sell junk off of a blanket around touristy areas (souvenirs, purses, etc.), and ESPECIALLY the ones who stand around the steps to Montmartre and want to charge you €10 for a freaking bracelet that they start braiding around your wrist. Tell them you have no money, or that you don’t speak English. People will approach you in these areas and ask for money, or have some sort of card that says something about needing money (we had this happen at Notre Dame). 

The cathedrals are beautiful and worth a walk around. The Louvre is HUGE and always packed. I liked it, but I was much happier in Musee D’Orsay. Oooh, hit up the catacombs, too. 

Take comfortable shoes. Shoes that you can walk around in all day (preferably not tennis shoes). Take a purse with a zipper closure and keep it on you at all times (like, don’t set it down somewhere out of your vision). 

I really loved Paris (and the rest of France that we visited). 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsConnick:  I’m leaving for Paris in 4 days!!!  SO EXCITED!!!!!

Someone at work suggested getting this pasta at Il Sorrentino, apparently it’s made in a cheese wheel and then set on fire and it sounds delicious.  I’m definitely setting aside some time to go there, haha.

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