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I think this will be our seventh trip to Paris. Still haven't nearly covered everything of interest, and there's so much to revisit. Since the charm of just sitting in a cafe, drinking a glass of rose and people watching is so seductive, why rush?

I still speak little french beyond menu french and basic tourist-speak, but I'm much more relaxed now about sounding like a two year old with developmental delays. Thank goodness Larry has more of an ear for language than I do.

We'll be staying in this cute apartment in the southern part of the 14th. http://www.vrbo.com/127079 Many years ago we stayed in this area, and enjoyed it. It's a real neighborhood, not as charming or glamorous as other districts, but very genuinely Paris in a different way. It's a bit of a schlep, but we're fine with that. There's the rue Daguerre market http://www.americablog.com/2007/09/market-at-rue-daguerre.html nearby, neighborhood restaurants, easy bus and metro connections.

A basic list for our six days:

Walking walking, walking
As many markets as we can get to
A candelight concert at Sainte Chapelle
Batignolles neighborhood (organic market Saturday)
Saint Denis--Cathedral http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Denis_Basilicaand the town museum http://www.musee-saint-denis.fr/
Musee Marmotan http://www.marmottan.com/
Butte-aux-Cailles park and neighborhood http://www.parissweethome.com/parisrentals/art_uk.php?id=59
evening picnic at the Musée de la Sculpture en Plein Air on the Seine
stroll the Marais for a day, pop into the Carnavalet http://www.paris.fr/portail/Culture/Portal.lut?page_id=6468 and the photography museum http://www.mep-fr.org/us/actu_1.htm
An exhibit about cities at the Pomediou http://www.centrepompidou.fr/Pompidou/Manifs.nsf/AllExpositions/EDA9BD60C0D898F5C12571920045CEE6?OpenDocument&sessionM=2.10&L=2
Visit the Chateau de Vincennes, with the rebuilding finally completed. http://en.chateau-vincennes.fr/

Comments (3)

I hope you are going to blog a little while in Amsterdam and Paris. Great itinerary! If you see Angie while you are there, make sure to say hello for me.

Amy - your trip sounds wonderful. In a few weeks my mom will be in Paris for a couple of days at the end of her Baltic cruise and is quite excited about it. With all I've been hearing and reading about Paris in the past while I may have to move it up on the 'destination' list!

Have a great trip!

sandrac:

What a wonderful itinerary, and your apartment looks lovely. I especially love the sound of the candelight concert at Sainte Chapelle and your visit to Chateau de Vincennes (as well as all the markets and the restaurants and the shopping........!)

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