Shortcut to Fabulous Paris Where to Stay, What to Eat and What to Do

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    Where to Stay:

Madeleine neighborhood
Hotel Tronchett
Hotel Massena

    Where to Eat:

Lunch at fauchon le cafe
24 euro lunch pre fix with appetizer plat du jour and a glass of wine
30, place de la Madeleine 75008 Paris

La Jacobins Salon de The
Cour du Commerce Saint-Andre
59-61 Rue Saint-Andre des Artes 75006 Paris
Latin quarter restaurant perfect for a night out on the town. This is the cutest little restaurant down a narrow cobblestone street (dont wear heels to this restaurant) Have nice large salads perfect for a light dinner. 16-18 euros. Get a salad with the free bread and tap water and you have a great French dinner for around $20 USD.
My favorite salad is la jacobine. It comes with beets, olives, skinless whitemeat chicken, white asparagus, green beans and a slice of quiche on top.

    What to do:

Notre Dame cathedral has a wonderful 45 minute short film in French with English subtitles. The film is shown at 9 pm daily (check to see if the film is showing daily) and there is another showing right after. I highly recommend seeing this spectacular film. It gives great insight into the architecture of this great cathedral and the historically significant events that have taken place here. The setting is beautiful and austere because the whole church is dark with the only illumination emanating from the film itself and candles lit by the faithful. The film is narrated in French with gorgeous choir music in the background.

For cultural enlightenment I suggest a classical concert performance at one of the city’s chapels or cathedrals. You can purchase tickets for a performance at any tabac shop, usually the safest bet is to go to the tabac shop closest to the entrance of the cathedral. I recommend the earlier performance at the Saint Chapel Cathedral. The inside of this intimate chapel is like a jewel box and with the afternoon light streaming in is is breathtaking. If you wait for th evening performance you will miss the glow and the jewel box effect because there is no light to light up the stain glass.

So, bookmark this page for your next Paris rendezvous and enjoy this shortcut to fabulous Paris sees and dos.

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