Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Secrets de Paris

Of course we had to see the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the main "touristy" attractions while we stayed in Paris. But today's post is on a few of the things you may not know about Paris...

1. Visit the Louvre on Friday Night, It stays open until 10, so you can beat the crowds plus have an excuse to stay out later.

2. Almost all of the museums have free admission on the first Sunday of the month. We were able to hit the Musee D'Orsay, L'Orangerie and Rodin's Gardens without having to pay. It was definitely worth it!

3. Visit Les Arts Decoratifs. It's right next to the Louvre and it has some really neat fashion exhibits. When we went, they had a Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs exhibition. Tres Chic!

4. For the more adventurous (this is Paris, after all) visit the Musee de l'eroticism next to Moulin Rouge.   Need I say more?

5. Dr. Scholls is your best friend. Plan to walk everywhere, and unless for some ungodly reason Nike's go with your outfit, you will need some insoles to make walking in your shoes bearable-- Trust me.


6. Take the stairs up to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower. The line is shorter, you save a few euros this way, and its a great workout!

7. Stay hydrated. It's hard getting used to the idea of drinking bottled water all the time, but as long as you don't only order water, many restaurants have "l'eau en carafe" But don't wait around for them to offer it. Make sure you ask or they wont bring it.


Is there anything I may have forgotten? What useful tips do you like to use when you travel?
Hope you learned some fun facts about Paris!

9 comments:

danielle p. said...

i love the les arts decoratifs! i thought the lv/mj exhibit was really cool :]

Eloquent English said...

Love the great ideas of travelling to Paris! I have yet to even travel to Europe, but Paris is def on my to do list! xoxo A-

rooth said...

Those are some good travel tips. I still haven't gone to Paris. It's on my long list of destinations!

meme-and-he said...

great tips! Paris has been on my "to do" list for, well, basically forever.

kaylee said...

Thanks for sharing tips! I will make my way to Paris someday & keep these in mind! & Dr Scholls is amazing! xo

Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} said...

These are super great tips!! Dr. Scholls is a definite!!

Claire said...

oh my gosh, sounds like you're having such a wonderful time in Paris!!! i'm so happy for you, Jess. thank you for the tips, especially about the museums. i haven't traveled in so long...just short trips and i think now that i have 3 kiddos i have to try and remember to bring everything for them so i seem to forget about myself :)

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Meggan said...

Such great advice!! Love that the Louvre stays open late!

Janna Renee said...

These are VERY helpful! I'm praying that we get stationed in Europe in the near future, and it would make my life...