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What’s not to love about Paris?  It boasts some of the world’s best museums, one of the most recognizable landmarks, spectacular shopping and fashion, and top notch dining experiences.

And with it’s “walkability” and great transportation system, it’s one of the easiest “big cities” to get around.  On our first trip to Paris we went for just 5 days.  During that time we: climbed to the top of the Eiffel Tower, spent nearly a full day at the Louvre, took a boat ride on the Seine River, and explored the Notre Dame Cathedral and climb it’s bell tower.

We strolled the Seine at night, visited the Museee d’ Orsay and a few other museums Commercial photos and video on iStockphotoand churches of interest, walked the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triumphe, and watched the sunset and the light show take place on the Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero.

We also tacked on a fabulous day trip to nearby Versailles.  This picturesque world heritage site has the feel of walking straight into a Monet painting, and was a highlight for us both.  We’ve been to Paris twice, both times in the summer.  I still hope to someday experience Paris in the Springtime.

 

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