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Shakespeare & Company Bookstore–Things to do in Paris

Shakespeare & Company Bookstore–Things to do in Paris

Shakespeare & Company Bookstore: 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris; +33 1 43 25 40 93; www.shakespeareandcompany.com Hours: Daily: 10 AM—11 PM Anglophone bibliophiles, you must visit this charming bookstore shelved top to bottom with hundreds of books in each room! Not a big space by any means, the bookstore is delectably arranged and decorated with a hint of organized chaos, and if it weren’t for my husband waiting around for me, I could have spent hours there. Founded…

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Luxembourg Gardens–Things to Do in Paris

Luxembourg Gardens–Things to Do in Paris

Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg): Rue de Médicis – Rue de Vaugirard – 75006 Paris (between Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Prés); +33 1 42 64 33 99‎; https://en.parisinfo.com/paris-museum-monument/71393/Jardin-du-Luxembourg Hours: Garden’s hours vary almost on a weekly or bi-weekly basis (depending on “the length of the day,” according to the website), so please check here before planning your trip. In general, the opening time is anytime between 7:30 AM—8:15 AM, and closing is between 4:30 PM—9:30 PM depending on the season, with winter…

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Montparnasse Tower Panoramic Observation Deck–Things to Do in Paris

Montparnasse Tower Panoramic Observation Deck–Things to Do in Paris

Montparnasse Tower (Tour Montparnasse) Panoramic Observation Deck: 33 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris; +33 1 45 38 52 56; https://www.tourmontparnasse56.com/en/ Hours: Summer hours (Apr 1—Sept 30): Daily: 9:30 AM—11:30 PM Winter hours (Oct 1—Mar 31): Sun-Thurs: 9:30 AM—10:30 PM Fri-Sat & eve of public holidays: 9:30 AM—11:00 PM   Rates: Regular one-time visit: Adults: €17 Students: €15 12-18 years: €12 4-11 years: €9.50 *4 and under: Free “Day & Night Ticket” (valid for 2 visits within 48 hours): Adults: €23…

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Eiffel Tower–Things to Do in Paris

Eiffel Tower–Things to Do in Paris

Eiffel Tower: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75005 Paris; http://www.toureiffel.paris/en Hours: Daily 9 AM—12:45 AM (last visitors admitted at midnight)   Rates to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower: Elevator to the very top: Adults: €17 12-24 years: €14.50 4-11 years, disabled people & French job seekers (must present documentation for the latter two groups): €8.50 Elevator to the second floor (and walk up the stairs to the top): Adults: €11 12-24 years: €8.50 4-11 years:…

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Coulée verte René-Dumont–Things to Do in Paris

Coulée verte René-Dumont–Things to Do in Paris

Coulée verte René-Dumont or Promenade Plantée: 1 Coulée verte René-Dumont, 75012 Paris; https://en.parisinfo.com/paris-museum-monument/71237/Coulee-verte-Rene-Dumont-ex-Promenade-Plantee Hours: Summer: Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM—8:30 PM Sat-Sun: 8:30 AM—8:30 PM Winter: Mon-Fri: 8 AM—5:30 PM Sat-Sun: 9 AM—5:30 PM   Our concierge recommended Coulée verte René-Dumont to us when he realized that we had already crossed off a lot of the tourist attractions on our list. Well, to be clear, he couldn’t remember the name, Coulée verte René-Dumont, so he told us to go to Avenue Daumesnil….

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Cimetière du Père-Lachaise–Things to Do in Paris

Cimetière du Père-Lachaise–Things to Do in Paris

Cimetière du Père-Lachaise: 16 Rue du Repos, 75020 Paris; +33 1 55 25 82 10; https://en.parisinfo.com/paris-museum-monument/71470/Cimetiere-du-Pere-Lachaise Hours: Summer (Mar 16—Nov 5): Mon—Fri: 8 AM—6 PM Sat: 8:30 AM—6 PM Sun: 9 AM—6 PM Winter (Nov 6—Mar 15): Mon—Fri: 8 AM—5:30 PM Sat: 8:30 AM—5:30 PM Sun: 9 AM—6 PM Map of the cemetery: https://api-site-cdn.paris.fr/images/74643 Sprawling across 110 acres of land, the Père-Lachaise Cemetery is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris with about 70,000 burial plots and over a…

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Eglise Saint-Gervais-et-Saint-Protais–Things to do in Paris

Eglise Saint-Gervais-et-Saint-Protais–Things to do in Paris

Eglise Saint-Gervais-et-Saint-Protais (Church of Saint Gervais et Saint Protais): 13 Rue des Barres, 75004 Paris; +33 1 48 87 32 02; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St-Gervais-et-St-Protais Hours: Mon—Fri: 6 AM—9PM Sat—Sun: 7 AM—9 PM Located east of the City Hall (Hotel de Ville), the Church of Saint Gervais and Saint Protais is a monument that you cannot miss when exploring the 4th arrondissement. As one of the oldest churches in Paris (4th century), the present church structure was built from 15th —17th centuries. The…

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Seine River and Sunsets on Pont de Arts–Things to do in Paris

Seine River and Sunsets on Pont de Arts–Things to do in Paris

Seine River and Sunsets on the Bridge (Pont de Arts): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seine 777 kilometers long, the Seine flows through the center of Paris, and is one of the main attractions for tourists and locals alike. There are numerous bridges that cross the river, and these bridges as well as the river banks are popular spots for people to sit back, relax, drink wine, enjoy the view, and watch the sunset (or sunrise). One of the popular activities for tourists seems to…

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Canal St. Martin–Things to do in Paris

Canal St. Martin–Things to do in Paris

Canal St. Martin: Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris, 10th arrondissement This 4.5 km canal was completed in 1825 and connects Canal de l’Ourcq to the Seine. There are many trees, restaurants, and shops that line the canal, and from what I read online, many locals enjoy picnicking or just enjoying a bottle of wine by the canal when the weather is nice. We took a short walk from our hotel to the canal, and the walk itself was actually very…

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The Louvre–Things to do in Paris

The Louvre–Things to do in Paris

The Louvre: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, 1st arrondissement; +33 1 40 20 50 50; http://www.louvre.fr/en Hours: Mon, Thurs, Sat, Sun: 9 AM—6 PM Tues: Closed Wed & Fri: 9 AM—9: 45 PM *Remember, rooms start closing 30 minutes prior to closing time. **Check the website for holiday openings and hours, room closures, etc.   Admission Rates: €15 at the museum for same day entrance for permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. Free for visitors under 18 years old (ID or…

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