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  • ParisPro 2014
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    5 Jun 18, 2014

    Wow! So much to see and say about one city! It truly is world class! Every street like a postcard and so many world famous attractions you'll run yourself ragged checking them all out. The food is of course amazing! History is all around you. The Louvre could keep you art buffs busy for eons. And the city is the place for lovers!

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    5 Jun 19, 2014

    Oh Paris! My most favorite city in the world. The city of light, the city of romance. There is nothing like the mix of modern and ancient, history coming alive on the streets and lifestyle of Paris.

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    Eric MaryEa
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    5 Jul 10, 2014

    Paris, it truly is a magical city even though the amount of tourists is overwhelming. After the major sites, hit the back roads and anything without an English menu.

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    5 Jul 05, 2014

    Musee de Rodin - enjoy the gardens for only 2€
    See The Thinker and The Gates of Hell up close plus many more pieces along with dozens of Rodin's marble works

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    5 May 27, 2014

    For both arts lovers and lover lovers, ranking the City of Light as the best in the world in both categories may sound cliché, but the heart wants what the heart wants (and is always right). Walks along the Seine, tree-lined boulevards and cobbled lanes, a swoony stop at the Musée Rodin, or a simple glass of red in a cozy bistro all add to l'amour Parisienne.

    Don’t Miss: The picnic-perfect Place des Vosges, one of Paris’s oldest and most beautiful squares, surrounded by elegant 17th-century mansions in the Marais quarter.

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    5 May 27, 2014

    Unquestionably one of the world's great capitals. Foodies, art & history buffs, luxury travelers - many consider Paris to be without peer for both the breadth and depth of places to discover. When in Paris, try to find a balance between the big museums vs. smaller boutique galleries, upscale restaurants vs. neighborhood bistrots, and be intentional about both wandering side streets and people-watching while absorbing in the café culture.

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    Lauren Baker
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    5 May 27, 2014

    The city of romance lives to its name- it is easy to fall in love with Paris! Historic and modern at the same time, there is something here for everyone.

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    3 Jul 13, 2014

    Paris is beautiful but the people are a little to hurried for me and can come off as being very rude at times. But it is worth seeing, especially just walking the city to see all the old buildings as well as the well known sights. My favorite place was Notre Dame......Amazing!

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    Tess Murphy
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    5 May 27, 2014

    This is a dedication to Le Comptoir Generale. A bar, a cafe, a ghetto museum, a salon of rebellion, a walk through history, an inspiration. This place is many things. I used to live in Paris, so upon returning, I wasn't looking to do any of the "tourist" sites. I wanted to see the mysteries that hide themselves down back alleys and speakeasy cafes. I wanted to see the good, the bad, the ugly sides of Paris. Most of all, I wanted to see Paris through the eyes of the artists. Paris used to be a cultural center of artistic rebellion. The likes of Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Stein would socialize in the brassieres after a long day of writing. What happened to this Paris of the past? I was determined to find it. Walking along the hills of Montmartre, ghosts of that time lingered through the Dali museum and L'agile Lapin, the old burlesque haunt. But Montmartre was taken over by tacky tourists shops, manufactured paintings, and oh god, a Starbucks. So I returned back to my apartment and Googled first in English, then in broken French, "unique places in Paris" and "most hidden things in Paris". After a long night of researching, I found Le Comptoir Generale and the next day, a friend and I went. The first remarkable about Le Comptoir is if you didn't know it existed, you'd never find it. Its an old mansion next to the Canal de St. Martin, with the entrance set back in a garden. It's first and foremost a dedication to the ghetto culture and "the result of creativity that springs up in poor or marginalised places all over the world." It feels a bit rebellious too. The entrance hall is lined with photos of scenes from past French wars. It highlights French colonization and imperialism in Africa, with descriptions in French and English, focusing on the planned assassinations and overall corruptness of French leaders. The ground floor has two large rooms. The first room to the left looks like an antique museum, with the strangest assortment of objects. This is "the viewing room" where they show films every week. Off of this room a large jungle garden. The next room is a cafe/lounge/bar/library. It is filled with vintage couches with a bar in the back that serves alcohol and coffee. With a relaxing setting and free wifi, its not hard to spend an entire day here. I heard to avoid it on weekend nights as it can become packed. "Its mission is to protect, produce and broadcast them [the marginalized], through movie production and screening, exhibitions, conferences, themed attractions, a record label and a radio, shops (record shop, second hand store, library, toy shop), events, workshops, shootings... All the benefits are reinvested into financing more artistic sustainable projects." With an admirable goal and a rebellious feel, Le Comptoir Generale is a highly recommended escape from the usual highlights of Paris.

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    Julia P
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    4 Jun 14, 2014

    Paris is the perfect combination of continental and cosmopolitan. The decadence is without parallel-streets include a cheese store, a chocolate store, a wine store and, maybe, some oysters.
    Don't miss the Marais. Don't miss walking around for hours-the Sainte Chapelle, the Louvre, and the Musee d'Orsay are all worth a trip, but for my money, wandering the city and having macarons for lunch captures the spirit of bohemien paris.

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  • ParisAmbassadorPro 2014
    Katie Pierce
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    5 May 27, 2014

    I fell in love with Paris during my first trip abroad, which was to a suburb of the city. I have been back 4 times for vacation and lived here for 5 months. There's no place that feels more like my home away from home. Paris, je t'aime!

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    Thomas Beard
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    5 May 17, 2014

    Paris is such a lovely city, with a vast array of things to do for all sort of people. Even just walking about and site-seeing can fill your day and that's really fun in its own right!

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    Brian Hickey
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    5 May 19, 2014

    One of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to. Walking around during the day the architecture and monuments are simply breathtaking. Even better though, at night the whole city is lit up and is made that much prettier. The L'Ouvre is a must do while here. I would recommend a visit to the Sacre Coeur at night for a great view of the Parisian skyline. Also the Notre Dame Cathedral was one of my favorite places to visit. It is an impressive building with a lot of history inside.

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    Eileen Todd
    4 Jul 11, 2014

    Liked the city was their 1st time for work had lots of free time and walked lots, including all steps up Eiffel Tower wonderful views, best was visit to see Rhodan museum his statues amazing. Strangers I met and some who helped me when a little lost very friendly. Wonderful way to earn a living... and beautiful city.
    2nd visit with my grandson was an overnight stay on my way to Normandy 3rd visit was passing through 2 nights stop over with my daughter on coach to Spain.

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    Barbara Kossy
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    3 May 27, 2014

    Yes, there's so much to do and see in Paris. It's a big city with lots of hustle and lots of charm. That said, I'm just never truly comfortable there. I guess I'll just have to go back and try again.

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    Tippi Adams
    5 May 27, 2014

    The history is wonderful. I have visited and would love to return. On of my all time places to visit.

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    5 May 27, 2014

    Paris is more than the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. It is a vital and beautiful city. It is a symbol of fashion, food and revolution all in one. The highest compliment I can bestow is that Paris is one of those cities that you can't know just from browsing monuments and a week of wandering around.

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    Becky Mahan
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    4 Jul 12, 2014

    The City of Romance. *sigh* Yes, it is touted for its kissing lovers, pondering artists, stunning architecture, and delicious food, but Paris is a contradiction of itself in many ways. You are as likely to see a beret-topped artist on the river Seine as you are a savvy thief at the foot of Sacre Couer who will rip you off for everything you've got. Freshly baked baguettes contrast with the sewage smell near parts of the river; graffiti sprawls across bridges while centuries old Gothic cathedrals rise into the sky, topped with crumbling gargoyles. Shady characters linger in the subways; smartly dressed elites sip wine on streetside cafes. But the creme de la creme is a summer evening spent lying on your back in the Eiffel field, staring dreamily up at the richly lit Eiffel Tower in the company of a dear loved one and a bottle of wine. The city is filled with art, culture, and surprises: make sure you experience each one.

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    5 Jul 10, 2014

    I didn't want to love Paris. It seemed like such a cliche.
    But the truth is, in reality, Paris really is amazing, spectacular and everything people say it is.
    The culture from all the art, history, drama, and music is overwhelming. The food is world famous and even the grocery store cheap stuff is better than most restaurants at home.
    The wide open parks, the spontaneous dancing and singing, the picnics on the bridges, I could go on and on. Go see for yourself.

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    Baxter Jackson
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    4 Jul 11, 2014

    The most romantic city in the world is indeed, just watch out for the dog poop on the sidewalk! Aside from the poop, Paris is charming, sophisticated and so full of itself, I mean culture that you'll need at least 5 days just to catch the highlights and longer if you really wanna a feel for the place.

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While Paris sometimes feels like a caricature of its own romantic perfection, the real Paris doesn't start to become alive until you interact with it in person. Start by smiling back enigmatically at the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. Then assess the wide Napoleon-commissioned boulevards from atop the Eiffel Tower. Wander the streets (where you can appreciate Parisians' tax dollars at work on some of ... read more
the cleanest streets of any city) past flower shops and fresh vegetable stands until you reach the Jardin du Luxembourg, where you can watch families sail model sailboats in the historic fountains. As one of the most dizzyingly dreamy cities in the world, Paris both lives up to and surpasses its clichés. Yes, people while away hours in cafes. No, Parisians do not seem to gain weight, no matter how much delicious French food they eat. Sure, your waiter might scoff if you say 'thank you' instead of 'merci,' but even this is starting to change. Paris is, gasp, modernizing. Gone are the smoke-filled restaurants (à fumée is outlawed in all public buildings) and perhaps soon, the 35-hour work week. But the romance will always stay.

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