1 week in Paris – day 5

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day 5 thoughts and notes expat blog day 5 france visit travel blog

 CATHEDRAL DE NOTRE-DAME

cathedrale de notre dame de paris - travel blog - expat - thoughts and notesBetter to go there early (they open at 8am), when it’s quieter and less crowded. There are hardly any lines at this time.

Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval catholic cathedral. It is one of the best examples of the French Gothic architecture and one of the largest and most well-known in the world.

SHAKESPEARE & CO

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I created this bookstore like a man would write a novel, building each room like a chapter, and I like people to open the door the way they open a book, a book that leads into a magic world in their imaginations. —George Whitman

That is an English-language bookshop in the heart of Paris, on the banks of the Seine, opposite Notre-Dame. It was opened in 1951 became a center for expat literary life in Paris. This bookstore continues to sell today new and second-hand books. It is an antiquarian bookseller, and a free reading library open to the public.

LE QUARTIER LATIN

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It is situated around the Sorbonne and other universities because it was a student area and was named Latin quarter after the Latin language which was studied in the universities of this district. There are many cafes and restaurants in this quarter. I like to walk there in the evening with all the lights and beautiful ambiance!

Pantheon

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Timing 10:00 – 18:30
Price 9 €
Metro Cardinal Lemoine (10)

You can also visit the Pantheon (originally built as a church, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens).

Jardin du Luxembourg

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If you have the time, walk in the Jardin du Luxembourg where is the first model of the Statue of Liberty made in 1900.


 

Musée de Cluny

There is also the Musée de Cluny – Musée National du Moyen Âge (Middle age National museum, Lutece arena).

Musée de Cluny – Musée National du Moyen âge

Timing  9:15 – 17:45
Price 9 €
Metro Cluny – La Sorbonne (10)

Don’t miss the chance of having THE fast entry card that allows you to visit museums and attraction for free: the Paris Pass here.  You can read about it in another post on Saving on sightseeing in Paris. 

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