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    Paris France

    I was just wondering if we had any members from Paris France. I will be traveling there in February and would love to possibly meet.
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    Ah, my niece lives and works in Paris but she's not a quilter!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
    Ah, my niece lives and works in Paris but she's not a quilter!!
    Can she give any good tips of things to see and do that is not listed on all the tourist sites. Of course I want to see the top 10, but I also would like to find a hidden gem or two that only the locals know about.
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    We really enjoyed the Picasso Museum and the Rodin Museum.
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    https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Par...=en&authuser=0

    I am not sure if that will be zoomed in, but check out St Peters Market area near Sacre Coeur. It is a few blocks of every sort of fabric shop you can imagine. Not necessarily much quilting fabric, but lots and lots to see. Many of the shops are 'coupon' shops with the fabric precut into 3 m (just over 3 y) cuts. When I go back in May I am going to buy lots of the African Wax Prints, I love the bold designs and beautiful colours.

    While there take the Funicular to Sacre Coeur, the view from the top is beautiful and the Cathedral is beautiful.

    http://www.paris-pantheon.fr/en/ The Pantheon is an interesting site too. Madame Currie is entombed there.

    The Montmartre Cemetery is an beautiful place to go for a walk. The tombs are beautiful, the trees big and although it is in the city, it was developed in an old quarry, so it is below road level and it peaceful and quiet. Name:  IMG_1571 (2).JPG
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    I am going back this May and would appreciate to hear how your trip went and which sites you recommend.

    One tip, if you plan to go to the Louvre, buy your tickets ahead of time online. You may pay a bit more, but you avoid the huge line ups. https://www.louvre.fr/en I bought ours online just one day ahead, I printed off the tickets in the hotel lobby and we skipped a queue that was probably 1.5 hours long.
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    Thanks for the tips everyone. I hope they keep coming.

    I leave on February 21st and will be there the 22nd-27th. I am hoping it will be enough off peak season that the lines aren't too long. But I think I will take your hint Tothill and buy my tickets online.

    Yes, the fabric market is already on my to-do list. I am going to hit that on Saturday along with some parks and the canal district.
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    We go to Paris at least once a year for weekends or day trips (only a couple of hours on the Eurostar for us) and I would definitely agree with Tothill about bing alouvre tickets In advance or getting there very early. Three isn't really a 'quiet time' any more - rather like London! We have so many more Chinese and Arab tourists than we used to and they come all year round. Interestingly I don't see as many American tourists as 5-7 years ago - not sure why.

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    I really enjoyed the renaissance museum there.

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    Tell us the highlights of your trip. Did you find some hidden gems?

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