|Subject: Two days in Paris|
Greetings Katie and fellow Ziners,
Paris in two days........you will be busy!! The Metro is the fastest and easiest way to get around the city. The underground stops are clearly marked with either a large yellow "M" or distinctive green entrances with "Me'tropolitain". The trains run from 0530 to 0115 hours each day. Buy a multi day pass, if you use the Metro often, this will pay off and can get you discounts in some of the sight seeing attractions. The lines are colored coded and the lines are identified by the last stop.
Soooooo much to see, so little time!! In the morning on the first day I would take one of the tour buses to get my bearings, then you can strike out on your own. Take a stroll down the Champs-Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe. You can go up to the top of the Arc, (for a fee) that is well worth the price for the view. Another must is the Eiffel Tower for the view......buy the ticket all the way to the top. For beautiful stained glass see Sainte-Chapelle in the Palais de Justice. Another must see is the Louvre, but it will take hours to see. Notre Dame is another one for the view....but only if you can climb a BUNCH of stairs, but the view is the best in the city and worth the climb.
Paris is a wonderful city with some of the best dining we have had in the world!! Sitting outside, (or inside) as compared to the Bar/counter will cost you more. For meals, Bistros and Brasseries wil cost less than restaurants. Eating crepes from street vendors is a good price, (I prefer the ham and cheese to the sweets) Often cheaper for a full meal, look for the "Menu a prix fixe" this will be a full multi course meal at a fraction of the price.
Regardless of what you do or see, I am confident you will love Paris. My wife and I have had to go there twice to try and fit everything in......and there is still more we missed.
Happy Travels, Frank Garcia California