Following are some of the main attractions in Paris that you may like to include in a short break, but a lot of everyday 'seeing and doing' in Paris occurs all around you... cafe conversations, games of petanque, rollerbladers, lovers, artists, students - just people being 'French'.
You may see stereotypical gorgeous model-types hanging off the arm of a well groomed, much older man - but, this is Paris, the "City of Luurve"... and perhaps they are madly in love? Age or sexual preferences worry the French little. In restaurants you will see teenagers drinking wine with their parents. And why not? This is part of their apprenticeship in how to savour life. Of course, some locals indulge to excess - but only in moderation!
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A few handy words and phrases...
Bastille, Marais, Latin Quarter, Champs-Elysees, Les Halles, Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint Louis, Montmartre
Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle, La Madeleine, Basilique de Sacre Coeur
Museums & Art Galleries:
Musee de l'Armee, Musee d'Orsay, Musee Picasso, Musee Rodin, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Musee du Louvre, Musee de l'Orangerie des Tuileries, Jeu de Paume, Centre Pompidou, Espace Montmartre Salvador Dali, Musee des Egouts de Paris, Musee de l'Erotisme
Hotel des Invalides, Eiffel Tower, Pantheon, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde
Montmartre, Montparnasse, Pere Lachaise, Catacombes
Parks & Gardens:
Jardin de Luxembourg, Jardin des Tuileries, Bois de Boulogne
Montmartre, Marais, St Germain des Pres, Triangle d'Or
Restaurants, Opera, Theatre, Nightclubs, Cabaret
Versailles, Disneyland Paris, Parc Asterix, Fontainebleau