Thursday, December 12, 2013

Paris places visited

Since it was my 1st time in Paris, I wanted to see as much of the city as I possibly could.  The best way (in my opinion) of doing this is to utilize the Hop-on/Hop-off bus.

There are a few of them in Paris, but we were told L'Open was the best, and coincidentally that is the one Spouse's travel agent booked for us.  They have 4 different routes and we had time to go on 3 of the 4.  You are given earbuds so you can plug into the commentary (available in several languages) as the bus drives by and/or stops at landmarks and places of note.  I found the commentary to be quite interesting and informative.  Spouse & I always sat on the upper level as close to the front as possible for the best views.  I would certainly recommend L'Open Hop-on/Hop-off bus to others who want to see a lot of places in a short amount of time.

Places we visited:
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Louvre
  • Champs Elysees
  • Notre Dame
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Pompidou Centre
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Pont Neuf
  • Place de Vosges
  • Sainte-Chapelle
  • Paris Flea Market
  • Montparnasse Tower
Descriptions of many of these places can be found HERE.  We did not "tour" all of these places, as we only had 3 days in Paris.  Many we visited on the bus or on foot.  

When not using the tour bus, we used the metro/subway.  It was very convenient, inexpensive, and ran frequently.  You take the metro nearly everywhere.

1 comment:

anne marie in philly said...

interesting about the hop on/hop off bus. and the metro IS divine, isn't it?