The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov. 1, 2007
    Location
    Tampa Fl.
    Posts
    4,051

    Default Paris France

    Hello CoTHers,

    I am spending the month of June in Paris, France. Its a school trip (art history major here). We are doing all the cool touristy things, all the major museums, bike ride along the river, Chartes Cathedral, etc.

    Where should I go that is off the beaten path. I am staying in a hostel in St. Michel near Notre Dame in the 5th ars.

    Where are the great little places to eat, I love great food and I think experiencing a country through the food is important.

    So give me your *must do in Paris*


    and if you have any tips for Venice, Italy I am spending a week there for the Beinial.


    Thanks !!



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 20, 2010
    Location
    All 'round Canadia
    Posts
    5,990

    Default

    Well, there's the horse steak at Le Taxi Jaune.

    I'm not kidding, it was fantastic.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr. 5, 2003
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    1,246

    Default

    I loved just walking around Paris and eating in cafe's that looked interesting. The wine was always good. For a great afternoon go to Pere Lachaise Cemetary.



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul. 19, 2008
    Location
    SW Ohio
    Posts
    479

    Default

    I love all the little, narrow streets in the 6th, sort of around Rue de Buci, Rue Bonaparte, Rue Jacob. Nice shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as alive at night. Mariage Freres tea shop on Rue Grands Augustins, with the cafe/tea house on the 2nd level. Must have tea and their creme brulee one afternoon. Not sure of the street or name of restaurant in the same area, but it is a creperie. Yum. Crepes for dinner, all sorts of ways...then have a sweet one for dessert. Also, you must visit Jardin Luxembourg, of course. My favorite museum? Musee Rodin. His sculpures in the garden and in the house. A nice little cafe in the garden there where you can eat and ponder the sculptures just in view. Have some Moroccan food while you are in Paris. Gerard Mulot patisserie is near Jardin Luxembourg with fantastic macaroons.
    Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!
    lindasp62
    Founder & Donor/Account Advisor
    Brennan Equine Welfare Fund
    http://www.brennanequinewelfarefund.com/index.html



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep. 8, 2007
    Posts
    115

    Default

    Definitely off the beaten path, and I can't remember exactly how to get there because when I last went I was 13, but the Palace of Versailles was absolutely amazing. The hall of mirrors was so beautiful



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov. 1, 2007
    Location
    Tampa Fl.
    Posts
    4,051

    Default

    I have planed to go to the Pere Lachaise Cemetery, as well as the catacombs, and possibly the sewers. I have passes into all the museums, and my program includes day trips to Versailles, Van Gogh's house, Rodin Museum and Manet's property.

    Keep the names of cafes, restaurants and other things you guys can come up with coming, I am creating a list.



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul. 20, 2003
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    2,572

    Default

    Maxim's if you want to go sort of famous/landmark. Expensive and exclusive.

    La Nouvelle Eve for a true can-can show.
    Jonah 4:4: And the Lord said, "Do you do well to be angry?"

    College football season is HERE!!!



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan. 11, 2010
    Location
    Near the beach
    Posts
    475

    Default

    If you like tennis, go to the French Open, usually in early June. Agree that Versailles is a must, tho I liked the grounds more than the palace, esp. Marie Antoinette's fairy tale village. Montmarte and Sacre Couer are also amazing. Check out the street markets...beautiful food, flowers, etc. A night boat trip on the Seine...walk around and enjoy - you will love it!



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun. 12, 2007
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    6,064

    Default

    I enjoyed getting falafel on rue de rosiers in the Marais. There were several small art galleries there as well with really interesting paintings. I believe the Picasso museum was near there too. I also enjoyed going to Berthillon for ice cream.



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov. 23, 1999
    Location
    South Coast Plaza
    Posts
    20,491

    Default

    And for a delightful little break, a glass of Champagne at The Ritz or George V. Or both!
    EDDIE WOULD GO



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb. 15, 2004
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    8,239

    Default

    After your visit to Notre-Dame, go along the cathedral and across the little park to Ile St-Louis. On Rue St-Louis, have a Berthillon Ice cream. You will have trouble choosing the flavour, so go for more than one scoop!! yummy.

    When you go to Versailles, try and visit The Académie Equestre in the refurbished stables across from the castle. They have practices in the morning. You will drool over the manège with chandeliers, the horses and the outfit the riders wear!!! All designed by Hermès.

    Visit Hermès on rue du Faubourg St-Honoré!

    I have never found the time to visit the Catacombes or the sewers (nobody ever wants to go with me!). I also want to visit the Parc des Buttes Chaumont.

    Last year, I visited the little boutiques at the Cour St Emilion, walked all the way from the Parc de Bercy to the Mitterand Library and then, along the Seine to Notre-Dame. I deserved my Berthillon ice-cream!!!

    Have fun!!



  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar. 14, 2004
    Location
    Left coast, left wing, left field
    Posts
    6,530

    Default

    I took a day trip (though I think it took less than a full day) to Monet's gardens in Giverny. It was a wonderful excursion.

    Can't remember any of the little places I ate. Another vote for the Musee Rodin... also for a sunny day people watching on the Champs Elysee is just delightful.
    Arrange whatever pieces come your way. - Virginia Woolf

    Did you know that if you say the word "GULLIBLE" really softly, it sounds like "ORANGES"?



  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb. 22, 2000
    Location
    passepartout
    Posts
    10,164

    Default

    Don't miss the Musee de la Chasse in the Marais. A beautiful, small museum devoted to hunting and wildlife.

    Also in the Marais, if you want a cool place for coffee/light meals/amazing cakes, go to Le Loir dans la Theiere (the dormouse in the teapot -- an Alice in Wonderland reference). It's Rue des Rosiers (toward the Rue Mahler intersection).

    One more Marais highlight. There's a wonderful, quirky puzzle/toy/unusual stuff shop on Rue de Turenne called Tumbleweed. The propietor is an American woman who moved to Paris some years ago. If you're looking for unique gifts and clever puzzles of all types, this is the shop for you.



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct. 1, 2005
    Location
    Sandy, Utah
    Posts
    6,493

    Default

    Au Petit Riche and Chez Andre are fun little restaurants.

    I strongly recommend the Musee du Cheval at Chantilly if you can get there.

    Check out horse racing at Longchamp, or steeplechasing at Auteuil, could be things happening in June.



  15. #15
    Join Date
    Aug. 17, 2004
    Location
    Rixeyville, VA
    Posts
    6,733

    Default

    I second the Musee de Cheval and add a visit to nearby Chantilly. This lovely chateau predates Versailles and has a human scale to it. Also it has the Duc de Berry's Book of Hours on display. The grounds are to die for.

    As for eating in Paris -- almost anywhere is terrific. Paris has wonderful food!
    Where Norwegian Fjords Rule
    http://www.ironwood-farm.com



  16. #16
    Join Date
    Apr. 23, 2004
    Location
    Spinner's End
    Posts
    1,255

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FalseImpression View Post

    I have never found the time to visit the Catacombes or the sewers (nobody ever wants to go with me!).
    The Catacombes are great! A bit spooky, so bring a friend! But if you are terrified of small spaces, they may not be for you. Very narrow path underground, and it takes about 45 minutes to an hour to go through them.

    Also - shopping in the area of Rue de Rennes! All of the very nice (and $$$) stores there and lots of little cafes.

    And make sure you indulge in some of Paris' fine treats. I stumbled across http://www.biscuiterie-montmartre-paris.com/ which is near the Sacre Cour, and it was delicious.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    ~Coth's Resident Deatheater~



  17. #17
    Join Date
    Feb. 20, 2010
    Location
    All 'round Canadia
    Posts
    5,990

    Default

    You could try the worst restaurant in Paris: L’Ami Louis!

    http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/fe...i-louis-201104



  18. #18
    Join Date
    Feb. 15, 2004
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    8,239

    Default

    Check out the Rue Mouffetard Market http://www.nyhabitat.com/blog/2009/0...aradise-paris/

    You'll want to buy all the fruit you can eat. The displays are beautiful ... and the flowers!!! We even got a free massage on the street!!

    I am not afraid of the Catacombes, but I'd like to go with a friend... nobody dares!!

    Check out the Grand Palais or the Petit Palais, just off the Champs Elysees; they have interesting exhibitions. Last year, I visited the Yves Saint-Laurent Collection. Beautiful!



  19. #19
    Join Date
    Nov. 28, 2000
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    11,164

    Default

    I envy you!
    I studied in Paris, and loved it. Of course I was pitifully poor, so ate at cheap prix fixe boites, drank cheap wine, and ate great crepes, turkish delight, from street vendors.
    I still managed to go to Hermes and Guerlain and buy a little something.
    I third or fourth the Rodin Museum, and of course the Louvre. You could spend a year in there and never see it all.
    Do all the touristy things and have fun!

    I envy you too going to Venice. Although I travelled a lot as a young woman, I deliberately stayed away from Venice because I had the romantic notion that I wanted to go there with the man I loved.
    Many years have passed, and I still yearn for Venice, but the man I love won't get on a plane......
    I need to get there before I am too old to climb in and out of gondola, visiting via Commissario Brunetti is just not enough.
    A FINE ROMANCE - JC Reg Thoroughbred - GOLD Premium CSHA - ISR/OLDNA Approved
    CSHA Brickenden Stallion Award Winner - for Performance offspring.
    Please visit A Fine Romance on FB!



  20. #20
    Join Date
    Nov. 1, 2007
    Location
    Tampa Fl.
    Posts
    4,051

    Default

    this is great guys, I will defiantly get some ice cream at Berthillon which is just down the block from where I am staying. (perhaps too close ).

    I have 3 full days where I do not have class or an outing scheduled, but all my evenings are free.

    I don't have a ton of money to spend, but I have been saving bits here and there since last year, so I can indulge a little.



Similar Threads

  1. Modipher EQ - where to get? France/UK?
    By suniday in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: Nov. 29, 2012, 09:22 AM
  2. Carinjo to France
    By Bayhawk in forum Sport Horse Breeding
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Aug. 18, 2012, 06:57 AM
  3. Paris, France Tourist Ideas
    By 366474 in forum Off Course
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: Apr. 19, 2012, 05:25 PM
  4. Catching a Runaway Horse in Paris, France
    By Mike Matson in forum Off Course
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Jan. 23, 2011, 10:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •