The City of Love… Paris


Paris has to be one of the most romantic and enticing cities in the world. Whilst I only had the pleasure of 2 days in this city, I’m itching to get back and experience even more. Escargot is a tourist must do, you’ll never have a better French Onion soup and French Pastries are arguably the best in the world.

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The Eiffel Tower. 2012. Photo Credit: K.Allan

If the French language, food, architecture, history and shopping doesn’t entice you (which let’s be honest, would have most of us hooked already) then maybe my Top 7 will convince you otherwise…

  1. The Eiffel Tower
    This one is a given, you can’t go to Paris and not climb the Eiffel Tower! For those who are able, i recommend climbing to both level 1 & 2 (over 600 steps) and then all visitors are required to take a lift to the top of the tower. The views are unrivalled, trust me, just do it!
  2. The Louvre
    That giant glass pyramid is the entrance to one of the most famous museums in the world. The famous Mona Lisa & Venus De Milo are just some of the incredible artworks you’ll find here, however no matter where you look, incredible artwork is everywhere
  3. The Arc De Triomphe
    Standing in the middle of one of the craziest round-abouts, the Arc De Triomphe is another recognised french monument. Travel underneath the road and roundabout from the Champs Élysées to get across, do not attempt to run across the round-about or it may be the last thing you do. Here you can tour inside the Arc De Triomphe and also visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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    The Arc De Triomphe. 2012. Photo Credit: K.Allan

  4. Moulin Rouge
    This cabaret show began in 1889 and is one of the most famous live shows around the world today. With Baz Luhrmann’s Hollywood film creating even more of a fuss, this iconic cabaret show won’t disappoint.
  5. Love-Lock Bridge
    Dating back to World War 1 tourists, couples and those seeking love have visited this bridge with padlocks in pocket. Typically, the initial of each partner/lover/celebrity dream are scratched or written on the padlocks, locked onto the bridge and the keys thrown into the river below as a symbol of ‘locking love forever’.
  6. Disneyland Paris
    Being a massive Disney fan, this is a no-brainer for me. Meet Mickey and Minnie, immerse yourself in all the lands, indulge in Mickey waffles and make sure you’re wearing your Mickey/Minnie ears
  7. Napoleon’s Tomb
    Napoleon I’s tomb is located in the Dome des Invalides in 1861, and this building itself is a masterpiece. With golden ceiling features, Napoleon’s red quartzite tomb and a fantastic photo opportunity outside this building, don’t miss this!

    Napoleon's Tomb. 2012. Photo Credit: A.Barton

    Napoleon’s Tomb. 2012. Photo Credit: A.Barton

This is by no means all there is to do in Paris! Go explore and embrace this romantic city.

All posts are by GlobalWhispers2014 and are entirely my own opinions, views and experiences.

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