Year in and year out, Paris is chosen as one of the top tourist destinations on the planet. A few years ago we polled the readers of Paris Insiders Guide to find out why they loved Paris and what they thought were the best things about the city — or the worst, in one case.
We called the poll Parisopoly, in the form of a virtual tour of Paris, stopping to ask questions along the way. Some of the results were pretty clear. Avenue des Champs-Elysées was definitely the undefeated champion for the most overrated Paris attraction. But there were a surprising number of ties and near-ties, and a lot of places that definitely merit an honorary mention.
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You've drawn a Chance card giving you one week in Paris at the hotel of your choice. Which hotel do you choose?
It was a tie —
GO directly to the most romantic spot in Paris. The place you'd propose or be proposed to. The place to go with your loved one on a very special anniversary. Where do you go?
There was a clear winner here —
Drawing a Poitrine Communauté (Community Chest card) you find you've won a $5,000 Paris shopping spree. What one store do you spend it in?
Another tie, this time between two of the city's grand magasins, the big department stores —
The Director of Paris Museums has invited you to a private nighttime tour of the museum of your choice. Which one do you choose?
The winner was —
The results were not surprising —
You've just been appointed the Food Reviewer for Paris Insiders Guide. What are the first three restaurants you eat in (for free!) and review?
The winners were —
With all these tying for the third restaurant —
In Parisopoly you don't GO to Jail. Instead you GO to the the Most Overrated Paris Attraction. What is it? The one you'd tell your friends not to bother with?
Winning with a comfortable margin of victory —
Advance to the most underrated Paris attraction. What do you choose? The one you'd only share with your best friend, so it doesn't get overcrowded with all those tourists?
Another tie for first place —
Take a walk along the Seine. What Paris bridge would you walk across, if you had to choose only one?
With an easy win, it was —
You have a Get Out Of Customs Free card, allowing you to bring back as much of your single favorite French food as you want. What do you fill your suitcase with? (It's hard to choose just one, isn't it?)
The winner was —
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