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Paris: Meet Me Under the Eiffel Tower


Known as the "City of Light," Paris is a symbol of romance and culture. From the cobblestone streets to the architectural marvels, the city is magical and captures the heart of everyone.


Eiffel Tower



Picturesque does not even begin to describe the Eiffel Tower, it is everything you could imagine and more. It is a symbol of both architectural expertise and romantic allure. Soaring 1,063 feet tall, you can see the iconic and breathtaking views of the city. There are two floors you can view the city from, one indoor and one open aired. However, if you are afraid and cant make it to the top, you can stop at the second floor and view the city or dine at the Michelin Star restaurant, Jules Verne or have some macaroons.


Be sure to go out to the grassy area in front of the Eiffel Tower to get pictures and see all of the lights. Pack a bottle of champagne or wine and some snacks and enjoy a picnic. If you forget snacks, there is a fantastic crepes stand at corner (I highly recommend getting one even if you do have snacks!)




Louvre Museum



The Louvre Museum is a masterpiece in itself, the architecture is impeccable. It is also the largest I have ever been too, the unparalleled collection of art spanning millennia, from ancient civilizations to the Renaissance and beyond. We "Chevy Chased" the museum because there is just sooo much to see here! Stepping into its halls is a journey through human history, culture, and creativity, an immersion into the world's most celebrated masterpieces.


However, not going to lie, I was very disappointed in the Mona Lisa. It always seemed like it would be this huge artistic masterpiece, but in reality it is small and roped off so you can't even get close to the painting.



Musée d'Orsay



The Musée d'Orsay is a former railway station turned museum, with a certain charm about it. It housses a breathtaking collection of 19th and early 20th-century art. Its endless galleries showcase iconic works by renowned artists like Monet, Van Gogh, and Degas, offering an intimate encounter with the evolution of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. The museum's architectural elegance coupled with its curated masterpieces creates an immersive and captivating journey through the soul-stirring beauty of modern art.


P.S. If you love ballerinas this is definitely the museum for you!


Notre-Dame Cathedral



The Notre-Dame Cathedral is a stunning piece of French Gothic architecture known for its sculptures and gargoyles. The stained glass windows are beautiful and the building has large vaulted ceilings that make your mouth drop in awe. While the cathedral is not open to visitors currently, they are hoping for it to reopen in December 2024 once the repairs are completed.



Montmartre (The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris)



Situated at the top of Montmartre hill, the Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur is a breathtaking architectural marvel, not to mention the view! It has a panoramic view of the city from its terrace of the heart of Paris you don't want to miss out on. If you venture inside, there are beautiful mosaics to check out.


The Montmarte itself has old cobblestone streets with lots of cafes, art studios and of course Moulin Rouge making it a haven for creatives and a must-visit for its unique blend of culture, art, and stunning vistas. Be sure to stop in and catch a show, you wont be disappointed.


P.S. have a hot chocolate at a cafe, it's like nothing you have ever tasted.




The Conciergerie



Full of history, the Congiergerie explores Paris' past. This former royal palace turned into a revolutionary tribunal and prison during the French Revolution. As you wonder through here, it has a haunting sense. It has huge vaulted ceilings with various torture tools and jail cells where Marie Antoinette was once incarcerated. You do not want to miss out on this history Paris has to offer.


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Be sure to check out the Champs-Élysées, which is a famous avenue for shopping, cafes, and the Arc de Triomphe and the Sainte-Chapelle, known for its stunning stained glass windows! Lastly, if you have time, enjoy the view from the water and cruise down the Seine River.

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