Honeymoons in Paris- Things to Do

A honeymoon in Paris. What is more romantic than Paris. Isn’t it the perfect place for lovers. Isn’t French not the language of love they say? Thinking about going? Here are some ideas that may help while you are honeymooning in Pa-ree.

Things to Do in Paris

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The Eiffel Tower

  • Visit the Eiffel Tower- This is a no-brainer of course. Who doesn’t know to go visit this place, even if they don’t know what the heck it is? It was erected in 1889 for the Paris Exposition. It was engineered by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, who won a design competition out of 700 applicants. Some Parisians did not take well to it at the time. Calling it useless and an impediment to France’s history of art. It is well loved by many Parisians now, so go figure? If you want to go visit, there are some things you should know.
    • Don’t pick any old time to go. Just like you want to go visit the Eiffel, so does everyone else. If you pick the middle of the day, your wait could be a few hours. Try going as early in the morning as you can, or go late. If you are going late, be sure to have your own transportation. By late night time the metro could stop running and you could be stuck waiting on a taxi cab along with everyone else.
    • If you want to get to the top go to the pier that sells top tickets before you enter the Eiffel tower. If you don’t, you may not be able to get a top ticket after you enter.

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The Musee du Louvre

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  • The Louvre or the Musee du Louvre – It is the home to France’s most precious art treasures dating back tolouvre close up 1793. It is a place of impeccable beauty which houses old paintings, sculptures, Egyptian antiquities, near eastern antiquities and much more. It is like taking a trip through history and feeling as if you are actually there. This is especially true when you take part in one of the thematic trails. A thematic trail allows you to focus on a particular movement in greater depth. For example, the thematic trial called In Search of Alexander the Great starts with the collections of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities departments and comes to an end in one of the paintings departments.
    • They don’t allow pictures taken of any of their collections from visitors, last I checked, so don’t come with your $1000 digital camera.
    • Go to one of the smaller museums and buy a Paris Museum Pass if this is one of your major visits. It is best to go to one of the smaller museums because there are shorter lines. You may also go to http://www.gotoparis.net/musee.html and order them online. You get unlimited entrances to over 60 museums throughout Paris and no lines. Did I say no lines? The passes come in different durations of 2, 4 and 6 days. Pick the one that is best for you.
    • If you don’t want the Paris Museum Pass, explore different entrances as far as crowdiness. The Portes des Lions entrance maybe a good start
  • Love Jazz? Try the Aux Trois Mailletz- It is a cabaret bar with a Latin Quarter feel. Go to the downstairs crypt and feel the music take over you.
  • Well how about romance? – Take a cruise along the Paris Seine River, a major river located in northwestern France. It is a beautiful sight to see as it is home to historical landmarks and old bridges. Many sightseeing cruises are available at all times of day and night.
  • For fine dining, try the Dominique Bouchet, it is traditional French Cuisine at its best. Try the grilled sea bass or the terrine of country ham and melted Beaufort cheese. And you must try the pineapple marmalade rum ice cream. You will become an addict.

Vicky

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Filed under: Honeymoons — vicky at 5:22 pm on Thursday, October 26, 2006