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Paris - France

I visited Paris with my fried Natalie for her birthday. We took the Eurostar from London, which only took a couple of hours. We spent a lot of time walking around and exploring the city after dark which was quite a sight. I now understand why it's often referred to as "The City of Light".


What to see in Paris


The Eiffel Tower


The most famous landmark in Paris, and one of the most famous in the world, The Eiffel Tower". You can see this from quite a distance, but if you want to go up it then I suggest booking months in advance for queue jump tickets or arriving very very early, although you may still have to queue for some time.

I wasn't able to book tickets, so I booked us a table at the restaurant "58 Tour Eiffel". This ensured we could we could queue jump to go up the Eiffel Tower in order to get to the restaurant. The meal was delicious, although a little pricey.



Notre-Dame

The famous medieval cathedral of Paris.

To my knowledge the spire is still destroyed and has not yet been repaired due to a fire in 2019.

We were lucky enough to see the cathedral before the fire, and I actually think this was even more stunning in real life than any picture I'd seen. It was my favourite sight in Paris.

You can pay to look inside, which I didn't do as it was getting late when I arrive. I was more than happy to admire the grand and detailed exterior.

If you look closely you will see many beautifully carved gargoyles adorning the building.



Louvre

If I ever return to Paris, which I am sure to do one day, then I will visit the Lourve properly. As we spent most of the time exploring after dark, the museum was closed when we got here. Still, the pyramids or tetrahedrons were beautiful lit up after dark.

I believe this museum does get very busy, but there is a side entrance which is less busy. The museum is also open late on Wednesday and Friday nights, which is meant to be a much quieter time to visit, as most day tourists have left the city, and there are no groups of screaming school children.


The Arc de Triomphe

As we only had 24 hours in Paris, we didn't have time to see this. I guess this is just a kind of stop and see quickly type of tourist spot, so if I return to Paris I will check it out.


Moulin Rouge

We also didn't ave time to attend a show at the Moulin Rouge, although I hear it's very pricey, I think at least 100 euros for a basic package. This is something I'd like to do at a later date as it'll be quite a unique thing to do.

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