PLAN YOUR TRIP IN PARIS

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Personal Shopper Puces de Saint-Ouen

An immersion in the Puce de Saint-Ouen, discovering its unique atmosphere and art galleries.

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Paris and its Arrondissements

Tours, accommodation, stay : discover all the districts of Paris to choose better.

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What not to do in Paris

Enjoy your time in the capital to discover an off-beat and unique Paris

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What to visit by arrondissements

Every gardens, museums, monuments and sightseeing by arrondissements

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Best places to shop in Paris

Recommended shopping itineraries in Paris. Discover the city and shop at the same time !

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Père-Lachaise Cemetery map

Map of Père-Lachaise Cemetery with the place of the main celebrities.

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Montmartre cemetery map

(Français) Plan du cimetière de Montmartre et emplacement des principales célébrités inhumées.

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Choose which Museum to visit

Sciences, arts, paintings, history… Which museum to visit in Paris ?

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One week in Paris – What to do, and what to see

A 6 days programme mixing Paris discovering, shopping, culture and party, and reveals the only beauty of the City of Light…

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3 days in Paris, what to do and what to see

A 3 days programme to discover Paris and its unique atmosphere.

GUIDED TOURS

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Guided Tours

Un Jour de Plus à Paris also organizes guided tours. Walks that will introduce you to an original and out of the ordinary Paris. All the information about our visits.

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Guided Tours in paris Museums

(Français) Château de Versailles, Le Louvre, Orsay, mais aussi le Musée de Montmartre ou l’Opéra Garnier, découvrez en profondeur toute la richesse des musées parisiens.

CULTURAL EVENTS

New contemporary architectures in Paris

Triangle Tower, Samaritan Courthouse … All new contemporary architecture projects in Paris.

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Best watering places and fountains to chill in Paris.

Paris is full of magnificent fountains and watering places for a pleasant moment of freshness.

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New museums and monuments in Paris to (re)discover!

Musée Picasso, Louis Vuitton, Paris Mint Foundation … Many new museums to discover in Paris!

Le quotidien des parisiens sous l’Occupation

Digital exhibition : “Paris 1940-1944 The daily routine of Parisians under the Occupation”

A digital exhibition about Paris nazi occupation between 1940 and 1944

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Grand Palais renovation project

See the great renovation project of the Grand Palais and the Palais de la découverte running from 2018.

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Save up to 50% off – tickets theatre paris

(Français) Les kiosques à Paris, tarifs réduits pour les théâtres, café-théâtres et cabarets

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Paris’ best museums for kids

Having fun in a museum while learning in the same time is definitly possible…

USEFUL INFORMATIONS

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Where to drink spring water in Paris

A water drawn over 500 meters deep for more than a century !

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Which museums are free ?

List of free museums and cultural centres of Paris

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Art gallery in Paris

A various selection of artistic and cultural places in Paris

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Specialized and Foreign-language bookshops in Paris

Specialized and Foreign-language (English, German, Dutch, Asian) bookshops in Paris

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Tourist information desks in Paris

Addresses and schedules of tourist information desks of Paris.

Find your bearings in Paris

All the Useful information to get around Paris with complete peace of mind

Main cultural events in Paris, restaurants and good deals.

New contemporary architectures in Paris

Since late June 2015, many controversial projects have been approved either by the Council of Paris, either by the government, or by justice. Projects that – it’s the least we can say – are far from being unanimous.

On one side the Tour Triangle , promised to be, 50 years after the Montparnasse Tower, the new “most hated Parisian tower”; on the other the Samaritan, that would spoil the noble Rue de Rivoli; or the enlargement of Roland Garros, whose expansion would make disappear rare plants of the Auteuil greenhouses.

The debates between supporters of modernity and heritage protectors remained quiet since the Pyramid du Louvre and the Buren Columns, for lack of new innovative projects since decades. Anyway, the French capital has to propose a new vision of the urban landscapes, while international cities do not expect Parisian arguments to innovate.

Overview of a new contemporary architecture that settles in Paris.

Tour Triangle

From its 180 meters, the Triangle tour – built in the Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles – will be the third highest building in Paris after the Eiffel Tower and the Montparnasse Tower. Signed by the prestigious Swiss firm Herzog and de Meuron, it will offer 1,500 m2 of shops, a sky bar and a 4-star hotel with 120 rooms.

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Delivery scheduled for 2020.

Roland Garros 

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Claimed for years by the Tennis Federation, the Roland Garros extension involves an trespassing over on the Auteuil greenhouses.

With the Paris candidacy for the 2024 Olympics, the enlargement has been finally approved, despite numerous administrative pleas.

Hermitage Plaza

After (again!) many administrative appeals, new twin towers are expected to emerge in 2020 in the business district of La Defense.

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Two towers of over 300 meters high (a little smaller than the Eiffel Tower) which will include offices, a luxury hotel, shops and auditoriums.

Cité Judiciaire de Paris

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The first stone of the future Cité judiciaire was laid May 6, 2015 in the heart of the Batignolles district (17th arrondissement). At a height of 160 meters, the new Palais of Justice (that will leave the Palais de la Cité) will consist of 3 floors equipped with photovoltaic panels on the facade and a system to recover rainwater.

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Delivery scheduled for 2017.

La Samaritaine 

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Closed for 10 years, the new project of the Samaritan has been approved by the State Council after an endless legal battle. In 2018, the great symbol Store of Art Nouveau and Art Deco architecture  will open its doors, and will offer in the heart of the old Paris a contemporary architecture, particularly through transparent glass and a printed cover that will be visible from the Rue de Rivoli.

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A new store divided between the Quai du Louvre and Rue de Rivoli with a 72-room palace (Le Cheval Blanc), offices and, of course, 26,400 m2 of shops.

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Best watering places and fountains to chill in Paris.

Contrary to what one might think, there are many solutions to cool off during summer in Paris. Besides the hidden gardens, Paris is indeed full of magnificent fountains and watering places for a pleasant moment of freshness.

From the Ourcq canal to the Medici Fountain, discover those romantic and natural places.

Lac Daumesnil (12e)

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Located on the edge of the Bois de Vincennes, the Daumesnil lake has two islands, including the beautiful island of Reuilly, known for its cave and its romantic pavilion.

Parc Monceau (8e)

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One of the most beautiful park in Paris, originally built as a pleasure garden. His Naumachie, replica of basins where took place under the Roman empire naval combats, is ideal for cooling off in Paris.

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Fontaine Médicis (6e)

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At the heart of the Jardin du Luxembourg, this fountain is one of the last remnant of the Marie de Medici era.

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Canal de l’Ourcq (19e)

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Forget the Canal Saint-Martin and the Banks of the Seine, but rather prefer the Ourcq Canal, from Stalingrad to the Parc de la Villette. A pleasant walk during which you will discover, among other things, the last Pont Levant of Paris.

Fontaine des Quatre-Parties-du-Monde (6e)

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Also called Fountain of the Observatory, this sumptuous fountain was built during the Second Empire by several artists, including Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. The opportunity to discover the Avenue de l’Observatoire and the pleasant garden of the Great Explorers.

Bassin de l’Arsenal (12e)

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In continuation of the Canal Saint-Martin, this basin is one of the last Paris marina. An unknown place, perfectly located to discover then the district around La Bastille.

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Lacs du Bois de Boulogne (16e)

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As the Bois de Vincennes, the Bois de Boulogne is ideal for a relaxing walk in the nature thanks its two lakes, waterfalls, ponds and many activities for the whole family.

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New museums and monuments in Paris to (re)discover!

Newcomers, or museums closed for repairs for several years, complete in October the wealthy Parisian cultural heritage.

The Louis Vuitton Foundation for Contemporary Art first, which opens its doors in a beautiful glass case on the edges of the Bois de Boulogne, but also the reopening of the Picasso Museum, in the Marais, or the Monnaie de Paris, oldest French institution.

Fondation Louis Vuitton pour l’art contemporain

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In a beautiful building designed by architect Frank Gehry, who also directed the Guggenheim in Bilbao, the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Contemporary Art is in a new museum in the bourgeois 16th arrondissement.

 

To inaugurate this new prestigious Parisian place dedicated to contemporary art, the first exhibition will be about the architecture of the site, allowing visitors to discover this unusual futuristic boat.

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Musée Picasso

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After 5 long years of work, the Picasso museum  reopens its doors in the heart of the Marais, and displays more than 5000 works of the artist over a whole new design.

Also an opportunity to (re)discover the Hôtel Salé, that houses the museum, one of the most beautiful Parisian mansions of the 17th century.

Opening October 25 at 12pm.

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Monnaie de Paris

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Founded in 864, the Monnaie de Paris is both the oldest French institution and the oldest Parisian factory. A site that was completely rebuilt in the 18th century, and remains one of the most beautiful palace in Paris.

Although the Monnaie de Paris is under renovation until 2016, a part of it will be open to the public from October 25, and will present the temporary exhibition “Chocolate Factory” of the artist Paul McCarthy.

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Le quotidien des parisiens sous l’Occupation

Digital exhibition : “Paris 1940-1944 The daily routine of Parisians under the Occupation”

After intense fighting between the 19 and 24 August 1944, the 2nd Armored Division of General Leclerc enters Paris by the Porte d’Orleans on Aug. 25. Two months after landing in Normandy, Allies liberate Paris, occupied since 1940.

So we just celebrated the anniversary of this Liberation, a digital exhibition offers to relive and understand the four years of occupation of Paris. An exhibition displayed in 2010 in the Couvent des Cordeliers (6th arrondissement), we can (re)discover in the Internet today.

Titled “Paris 1940-1944: Paris 1940-1944 The daily routine of Parisians under the Occupation”, this digital exhibition gives many explanations with images and texts. An original way to understand the daily upset of the population, but also of an entire city. 

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Paris and collaborations

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Expositions

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Paris is hungry, Paris is cold

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Résistance

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War goes on

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See the digital exhibition

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Grand Palais renovation project

Lan architecture won the tender of the Grand Palais that will run for six years from 2018. This magnificent monument built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, which included the Palais de la Découverte , will be renovated to adapt it to modern uses (exhibitions , fairs), increase its capacity from 16 500 to 21 900 and restore the “consistency and transparency of the original architecture”.

The Culture Ministry announced to have chosen Lan Agency for its “respect of the historical monument and the quality and modern organisation that enable Grand Palais development”.

The project includes the renovation of the galleries that surround the nave,  the installation of a temperature control system, the creation of a subterranean logistics center, and a rooftop terrace that allows visitors to experience the building from a new perspective.

Lan, who also renovated the Jardin des Plantes greenhouses, will work with the Chief Architect of Historic Monuments

 

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Save up to 50% off – tickets theatre paris

  • Reduced rate for theatre, cabaret and “café-théâtre”

In Paris, you can purchase half-price tickets for theatre, cabaret and “café-théâtre” in 3 places called the “kiosques théâtres” that sell tickets only the day of the show. On week-end, to avoid huge queue and to be sure to find tickets, come early to a kiosk.

 

  • La Comédie Française

The kiosks do not sell tickets for the “Comédie Française”. But if you are on a bit of a budget, you can find tickets for only 5€ one hour before each show. The seats are reduced visibility, but it is really worth if you want to discover this beautiful theatre. A1lso note that every first Monday of th month, tickets are free if you are under 28 years old.

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Paris’ best museums for kids

Find out below the best museums of Paris for kids.

 

The real advantage of this museum are the conferences/ workshops that are held all day long by lecturers. From biology to mathematics, to chemistry, a lot of subjects are being treated, much to the delight of children for who most of the workshops are absolutely appropriate (from 5/6 years on, entry to the planetarium is prohibited to less than 6 years old). 

This museum, which identifies the biggest technical and technological inventions since the 17th century, will most certainly please your children thanks to a lot of models and some educational workshops especially arranged for children.

It is the Mecca of all museums for children. On the first floor, the children’s Cité is split in two parts: one for children from 2 to 7 years, the other one for children aged 5 to 12. Just forget about your role as a parent, here, the children get to decide! On the 2nd and 3rd floor, the museum is fitted for children from 6/7 years on. 

This museum, which presents the history of musical instruments in Europe since the 17th century, will most certainly please you children from 6/7 years on with an audio guide especially made for them. Music is timeless, and there is therefore no age to enjoy it! The museum also offers workshops of musical practice and initiation, from 3 years on.

A great collection of animals from all continents. Fishes, Whales, a gigantic copy reproduction of the African fauna… All in all, the Grand Gallery of Evolution has it all for children!

In the 1st arrondissement, “le Musée en Herbe” welcomes kids from 3 years old and presents exhibits, events and workshops. It is run by and association and is an ideal alternative to make discover your kids all types of arts. Reservation recommended.

 

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