- Louvre, Friday 18-22 free entrance, if they didn't change it. Worth a visit!
- Tour d'Eifel
- Tour Montparnasse
- Place de la Concorde
- Sacré-Cœur Basilica and Montmartre
- Quartier Latin
- Avenue des Champs-Élysées
- Notre Dame de Paris
- Arc de Triomphe
- Le Grand Arche
- The Catacombs
- The Moulin Rouge
I used to live there before moving in Slovakia, and there is a north side of the hill and the south side. The south side is full of tourists, and that's where the stairs leading to the Sacre Coeur start.
Take the time to slowly go down the hill on the north side by going first to the back wall of the Sacre Coeur basilica. In this area, and going slowly downhill in kind of a zig zag way, you can see the vineyards of Paris, and take a look at all the beautiful village houses that some lucky people own in the middle of such a busy city. It's really beautiful with small passages leading to other streets, and small squares with cobble stones. The top of the hill is crowded with tourists and self-proclaimed artists, but on the north slope you will see a very different life.You'll probably end up at one point at the bottom of avenue Junot where it meets with rue Caulaincourt.
Once down there, you will understand why inhabitants of Montmartre when asked "what are you going to do today?" answer with "I'm going down to Paris".
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I used to live in paris for a while teaching english. After you hit up all the fantastic touristy things mentioned above, here are some cool bars and other places.
L'art Scenik, metro Pigalle. http://www.travbuddy.com/LArt-Scenik-Cafe-v293832
A great little bar that has dirt cheap beer (usually they do 2Euro Kronenbourgs around happy hour.) plus it's in pigalle, which is a cool area anyway. They usually have live music and a great atmosphere. The 4 story SEXODROME shop is across the street. That place is always great for pictures.
L'Academie de la Biere http://www.academie-biere.com/
THE MOST EPIC BELGIAN BAR EVER. Yes it deserves all caps. This place is hands down one of my favorite places in Paris. It's a little pricey but totally worth is. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the beer list is fantastic. Plus I have laid claim to the title of the only person to ever finish the beer list. I wear that with pride.
Place des Vosges
This is an awesome park in the middle of the marais where you can hang out, relax and just take in the city. The area around it is fun too, upscale shopping and the kitch stores are neat. plus there is free wifi if you need your interweb fix and dont want to hang out in McDo.
Verte d'Absinthe http://www.vertdabsinthe.com/
Absinthe and Paris are two things that go really well together. This shop is also in the marais around Metro Saint Paul. The people are very friendly and knowledgable. Have a good command of english and are always willing to explain the finer points of the drink. There are also samples to try before dropping money on a full bottle. I highly reccommend Verte de Fougerolles. And the best thing about this place is they dont pawn off that bullsh*t drug hallucination lie to sell crap czechsinth to tourists.
Breakfast in America http://www.breakfast-in-america.com/main/
You probably wont be there that long to really get homesick, but for me after a year, I went to this place every other week. Its american run and staffed. The food is absolutely authentic diner food. This is just about the only place to get real breakfast in paris.