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Paris

Where there is love, life, and art!

Given the chance, you must see Paris! It has the magic to wow you every time. With a unique and thriving city life, it’s one of those places that makes you sad to leave because there really is nowhere else like it. Known for being the birthplace of famous works of art, fashion houses, and architectural wonders, it is a boldly romantic city full of charm and wonder.

TOP SIGHTS TO SEE IN PARIS

Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum
Sacré-Cœur
Musée d'Orsay
Day trip to Versailles
Notre Dame
Stroll down the Seine
Atelier des Lumières

Typical Costs When Travelling

Accomodation– average of 100-200€ but its Paris and you never know! To be on the safe side book well in advance. Even booking only a month before could cost you a pretty penny. We also recommend doing a little research on where to stay in Paris before you go. 

Food– budget around 30-100€ per day. There are certain delicacies that the Parisians are known for, such as the classic French baguette or macarons or croissants or French cheese or onion soup or beef bourguignon. My point is, indulge in the rich cuisine Paris has to offer as much as you can! 

Transportation– go for public transport! There are navigo passes called ‘Paris Visite’ that are valid for up to 5 days and do not require a photo or ID like passes for longer stays. Be aware that your passes must be inserted in the automatic barriers in the metro and RER before you can access the train platform. All transportation ticket info for this and other available passes is available online. 

 

Suggested daily budget– 161€ per day.

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Highlights

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Atelier des Lumières Watch your favorite pieces of art come to life in this interactive display of lights, colors, and sounds. I was simply blown away by the whole experience and I have never before seen art taken to such heights (literally) before.
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Exploring the Montmartre art district Block off some time in your day to simply wander around the elevated district of Montmartre. The main attraction is Sacré-Cœur but don’t dart off too quickly as there are many other notable sights to see in the area. Not to be missed is Place Dalida with the iconic La Maison Rose perched on the corner or the Wall of Love in Jehan Rictus garden square.
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Views from the Arc de Triomphe You may have seen the Arc de Triomphe before but have you ever stood on top of it? If you answered no, I would highly suggest taking a trip back because it offers one of the most stunning panoramic views of the city! I would even argue that it has better views than from the Eiffel Tower. Absolutely breathtaking.
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Galeries Lafayette Haussmann You don’t need to be into shopping to enjoy a trip to one of the world’s best known department stores. Sneak a peek of the famous art nouveau cupola on the ceiling and pick up a few souvenirs for lucky friends and family back home.

I have to admit, it’s hard to put Paris’ beauty into words, you just have to see to believe. Just as a tip, do try learning a few words in French beforehand. The locals like to see when tourists try to learn their language and will probably react in a more friendly manner.

If you’ve been to Paris before what was your experience like? Do you think the city lives up to its hype? Let us know in the comments!

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An American living and working in Dusseldorf, Germany. If you couldn't tell already, I spend most of my free time cooking, travelling or writing about either of the two. If there's one place in the world I love the most it's Incredible India <3

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