Feb 19, 2011 · 2:00 PM
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Ian suggested we could meet and chat while walking and visiting a part of Paris (4th, 5th, 6th arrondissements). I think it's a very good idea which will allow the attendees to get to know each other while visiting the city (the most interesting and pleasant arrondissements as far as I'm concerned !!).
You will find below the details of our "tour" suggested by Ian and that seem perfect to me. Hopefully the weather will be ok. If not, we will still have the opportunity to walk less and have a drink in a nice café in Saint-Germain for instance and postpone our tour.
In order to have a convenient meeting point, we will meet close to the mammoth statue of the Jardin des Plantes.
Looking forward to seeing you there !!
Start at mammoth/elephant statue outside Natural History Museum @ Jardin des Plantes - then over to Arènes de Lutece, cut across the Place de la Contrescarpe and 5ème to Jardin du Luxembourg, down to Place Saint-Sulpice, over to Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis, finishing back at Notre Dame.
Along the way, maybe see: red pandas; the oldest tree in Paris; René Descartes' house; km 0 of French highways; stop at a café or for street food; check out architecture, side streets, Shakespeare and Co.