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Travel Tuesdays: Paris

Paris, the city of love. Or as we like to think of it - the city of good wine and lots of bread, with shopping that will surely drain your bank account. Paris is a gorgeous city if you’ve never visited, and don’t worry, many Parisians also speak enough English that you’ll be able to get around quite easily!

One of the most popular spots in Paris is the Eiffel Tower. With a scenic restaurant in the top of the tower, and gorgeous views of the surrounding city, you won’t be disappointed!

We recommend saving this sight for a day you have a bit more time, as the tower can be quite busy with tourists and locals alike.

The Louvre is the world’s largest art museum, so naturally we had to add it to our list. Even if you aren’t an art buff, it’s still a great place to check out for a day and experience the rich culture and artisan works that are featured in the museum.

Also, the Louvre is home to the famous Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo Da Vinci.

The Arc de Triomphe is a symbol of the capital of France and represents the victories of the French army, under the rule of Napoleon. You can visit the ground level of the arch for free, but be cautious as it is surrounded by the chaotic roundabout from the Champs Elysees.

In order to get to the top of the arch, you have to climb 284 steps, or you have the option of taking an elevator and only climbing the remaining 64 steps to the top. Talk about a workout!

You’ll feel the perisian presence all around you when you take a trip to the Luxembourg gardens. These gardens are popular amongst tourists and locals looking to enjoy the sunshine or a picnic. Children can be seen racing sailboats in the basin behind the Senat, enjoying the children’s playground, or watching a puppet show!

You’ll also experience many runners and joggers making their way around the gardens, strolling past orchards and the old apiary, where beekeeping is taught and honey can be bought in the fall.

The Notre Dame Cathedral is well known for its historic symbolism. It’s seen as the symbolic heart of Paris and (for some) France itself. Napoleon was crowned here, many kings and queens wed here, with gargoyles atop the roof and a gothic artistic center of Paris.

Admission into the cathedral is free, but in order to enter the tower and the archeological crypt (which date back to the earliest Parisians) you can expect a small, but worth-it admission fee. Make sure to check online whether it’s open or not before you go, as it has been under renovation recently!

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