Paris eGuide January 2012
Contents Page 1 - Introduction Page 2 - The Louvre Page 4 - Paris Métro Page 5 - Ladurée Page 6 - La mode Parisienne Page 10 - Notre Dame Page 11 - Street culture Page 14 - Montmatre Page 16 - Disneyland paris Page 20 - Luxury shopping Page 24 - Getting there Page 27 - CityScape Tumblr information
elcome to the January 2012 edition of the CityScape eGuide to Paris. Each month we take to the streets of the world’s most exciting cities to bring our readers the very best of all that they have to offer to both the visitor and the local. This month we hopped on the Eurostar to find ourselves in The City of Light, a destination which is on many a ‘must-visit’ list and for good reason too. Whether you seek the breathtaking culture, the luxury retail scene or even the exquisite food and drink, Paris caters for every taste. Allow us to show you some of our favourite things in the hope it will trigger your sense of adventure and, in time, allow you to discover yours…
Bienvenue à Paris! 1.
Musée du Louvre
A must visit for art fanatics and film buffs alike, this iconic museum even had a starring role alongside Tom Hanks in the blockbuster movie, ‘The Da Vinci Code’. The volume and quality of work on display is aweinspiring, not to mention it is the official residence of The Mona Lisa herself. However, be warned, you may need to designate a whole day to enjoy the museum, and all it has to offer, in its entirety. If you only have time to visit one museum during your stay, you cannot go far wrong by choosing The Louvre...
4 Place du Louvre Paris - France Zip code : 75001
Paris MĂŠtro When in Paris travel like a local using the MĂŠtro or MĂŠtropolitain line, a chic French counterpart to the London tube which will take you anywhere you desire within the city limits, courtesy of its vast collection of 301 stations. Travellers can also appreciate the wrought iron detailing and Art Noveau inspired architecture at 83 of these stations, which are considered iconic symbols of Paris...
L a d u r é e .
No trip to the French capital would be complete without a visit to the quinessential Parisian emporium - Ladurée. Renowned for their candy-coloured macarons and founded in 1862, the famous confectionists now have numerous addresses throughout the city, with the branch on the picturesque ChampsElysées even including a restaurant and a tea room. These perfect pastel creations are just as mouth-watering as they are beautiful...
Ladurée 16 -18 rue Royale Paris VIII Tel 01 42 60 21 79 Ladurée 21 rue Bonaparte Paris VI Tel 01 44 07 64 87
Ladurée in the grand department store Le PRINTEMPS 64 Boulevard Haussmann Paris IX Tel 01 42 82 40 10
la mode parisienne
Whether you have an active interest in the world of fashion or not, anyone can appreciate the thriving and innovative fashions which are to be found on the streets of Paris. It is little wonder that this is a nation synonomous with impeccable style, whether it takes a classic, tailored approach or showcases an off the wall eccentricity, one thing is certain, it is never dull. 7.
Notre Dame CathĂŠdrale Notre-Dame de Paris 6 Parvis Notre-Dame Place Jean-Paul II 75004 Paris 10.
Some of the best art in the world is often found on the street and Paris is no exception to this. Whether it is live music you are after, such as the glamorous, Forties quartet above, found outside of Notre Dame, or guerrilla graffiti, the streets of the French capital have it all in abundance.
The Eiffel Tower Quai Branly 75007 Paris
One of the best ways to see Paris in its entirety? Take a trip up to the top of Montmatre, a 130 metre high hill which also gave its name to the surrounding area. It resides in the north of Paris in the 18th arrondissement and is a part of the Right Bank area. Walk up the cobbled streets to take in the breath-taking view as well as the chance to see numerous artists hard at work, painting both portraits and landscapes taken from the surrounding scene... 14.
Disneyland Paris 77777 Marne-la-Vallee, Paris
or the young and the young at heart, a visit to Disneyland Paris is a must. For all of the classics visit the Disneyland park, which is home to Mickey, Minnie and the gang and where you can see numerous all-singing, all-dancing spectaculars throughout the day. Within the main park are five different lands, Fantasyland, Discoveryland, Adventureland, Frontierland and Main Street USA, all of which have different themes and attractions to appeal to their audience. Choose to spend your day in one or complete a whirlwind tour of them all to keep everyone happy! Personalised packages are also available for meet and greets and breakfasts accompanied by all of your favourite characters. 17.
A one-day Magic Ticket will get you entrance to both parks, Adults cost ÂŁ51.00 and children aged 3-11 cost ÂŁ45.00. Prices include VAT and are correct as of January 1st 2012.
For television and film fans, head to Disneyâ€™s second park, Walt Disney Studios. Explore various movie lots in Production Courtyard, Toon Studio, Backlot and Front lot for the chance to experiment with film lighting and to see just how those special effects in your favourite movies are createdâ€Ś
Luxury shopping 20.
rance has helped shape some of the best fashion designers in the world. Coco Chanel, Christian Louboutin and Christian Dior, amongst many others, started their illustrious careers in the country and their stores can still be found in Paris today. The city is a hub of luxury fashion flagships, perfect for those with a discerning taste and a larger budget. The stores themselves are often as glamorous as the designs they house and for those whose purses cannot quite stretch to the high-end price tag, there is always window shoppingâ€Ś 21.
Dior 30 Avenue Montaigne 75008 PARIS Phone: 33 01 40 73 54 00
Balmain 44 Rue François 1er 75008 PARIS Phone: 33 1 47205758
Chanel 31 Rue Cambon 75001 PARIS Phone : 01 42 86 28 00
Balenciaga 10 Avenue George V 75008 PARIS Phone: 33 (0) 1 47 20 21 11
Christian Louboutin 68 Rue du Faubourg St Honoré 75008 PARIS Phone: +33 (1) 42 68 37 65
Fendi 22 Avenue Montaigne 75008 PARIS
Celine 3 Avenue Victor Hugo 75016 PARIS Phone: 33 01 45 01 80 01
Louis Vuitton 101 Avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008 PARIS
Getting there... If you are travelling directly to Paris from London, the Eurostar is by far the easiest way to get there. A journey time just over two hours means you can take in more of the sights and sounds of Paris without having to queue through customs or security checks. Leaving from the picturesque Victorian station of St Pancras in London, there are 32 timetabled trains each day to take you to Parisâ€™ Gare du Nord station. Prices starting from ÂŁ59pp on www.eurostar.com if booked before the 23rd January 2012. All prices correct as of 24/01/2012.
Alternatively, set sail from Dover to Calais with P&O ferries for as little as ÂŁ39 pp each way., with a journey time of just 90 minutes. For more information see www.poferries.com
Flying to Paris is also a popular travel option, with frequent flights all day every day and all-inclusive tickets starting from just ÂŁ108 with Air France. See www.airfrance.co.uk for terms and conditions. 25.
Bon voyage! 26.
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Paris eGuide January 2012
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