This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Falling for Paris

The Musee d'Orsay is another essential stop.

The airy building, a former train station, is filled with light and easy to navigate -- a refreshing break from the at-times labyrinthine Louvre. The museum's collection of Impressionist and other modern paintings and sculpture is stunning.

And be sure to keep in mind, the d'Orsay and other museums have instituted relatively strict security measures in the last few years. Expect to run your bags through an X-ray machine and be subjected to a search if you set off the metal detector.

The Eiffel Tower , by the way, is one attraction that remains crowded no matter what the season.

Not only is it high on every tourist's must-see list, it only has three elevators -- in the legs -- to accommodate the crowds. Still, the view from the top is breathtaking; it's 324 meters high, and there's little to block the vista.

Completed in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is well worth exploring. The elevator ride to the top will cost you 11 euros, or about $14; if you're feeling ambitious, you can walk up to the second level for just 3.80 euros, or $5.

There's even two restaurants on the lower levels of the Eiffel Tower -- Altitude 95, and the prestigious and expensive Le Jules Verne (reservations are essential).

Bon Appetit

Beyond those delicious petit dejeuners, most of the food in Paris is superb. Try Charlot (12 place de Clichy), roi des coquillages (the king of shellfish) in Clichy, a vibrant neighborhood not far from Montmartre.

The gigantic platters of shellfish are truly works of art, but more than any one diner can consume -- get one to share and sample some of the side dishes to round out your meal. Main courses run about 19 euros to 38 euros ($25 to $48).

Another excellent pick is Chez Nenesse (17 rue de Saintonge), in the Marais district.

Here you'll find unpretentious food made with the freshest ingredients, and the atmosphere of a classic Parisian cafe. The mixed green salad with duck fois gras is terrific; prices here range from about 12 euros to 15 euros ($15 to $19).

Montmartre is where you'll find the storied Moulin Rouge nightclub. It still has the famous windmill sign facing the street, but has apparently gone through major renovations. Be prepared to pay for the privilege, as a multicourse dinner and a show on weekday evenings is 140 euros (about $180).

Dancers on rue Mouffetard
Photo: B. Stormshak

Finally, the weather. In mid-October, it was still rather warm in the city, but it will be cooler in November, of course, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-50s; it can rain frequently in this season.

But bring an umbrella, stout walking shoes -- and don't forget a power adapter -- and I guarantee, you'll love Paris in the fall.

Allons-y

Flights from the U.S. to Europe are now off their peak summer rates, which should make finding a good ticket tres facile.

Intra-Europe air fares are lower this time of year as well, so if you can't find a decent fare from the States to Paris, you might consider flying to London and booking a separate roundtrip to Paris. Try BMI , Ebookers or Easy Jet to help you find flights from London to the continent.

If you do want to take the " Chunnel " train, book well in advance to get the best rates -- it's a Eurostar train that zips between London and Paris, right under the English Channel, in under three hours. Bon voyage!

2 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 18,030.21 +6.04 0.03%
S&P 500 2,081.88 -0.29 -0.01%
NASDAQ 4,773.4720 +8.0480 0.17%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs