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City Views, Europe

Pictures of Paris, France

November 16, 2009 • By

We toured the city when we arrived via the L’Open Tour bus, which allows you to hop on or off at any point on the route. It gave us a nice overview of what areas/sights we should visit at length for the remainder of the week.

Our experience was phenomenal, it didn’t take long to understand why and how someone can hopelessly in love with this city.

I will admit that it’s almost ideal for a couple…the romance was palpable. We decided to maximize our stay by doing a daytrip in the Loire Valley where romantic castles are all the rage. We were thrilled to see the summer home of Leonardo da Vinci too.

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Budget Tips, Europe, Travel Advice

11 of The Best FREE Things To Do in Paris

October 21, 2009 • By


There are few cities whose reputation so boldly precedes itself as much as the city of Paris.  When one thinks of the city of lights, romance quickly comes to mind.  In fact, any number of superlatives are associated with one of the world’s most popular destinations.

Paris is undoubtedly viewed as a Fashion capital known for its gastronomical delights, historical architecture and its artistic legacy.  If you are planning a visit to this wondrous city, why not take advantage of the many free cultural experiences that this world class city has to offer?  Here are some of the absolute must-see free sites that you will enjoy:

  • Notre Dame Cathedral (6 Parvis Notre Dame, Place Jean-Paul II, tel. +33 [0]1 42 34 56 10) – few sanctuaries can match the resplendent character of this Gothic masterpiece.  Not only can you enjoy the imposing figure’s external glory, but you will also have the opportunity to go inside and take in this architectural wonder’s unmatched stained glass, sacred statuaries and magnificent pipe organ as it serenades you during the cathedral’s free recitals on Sunday afternoons.  Be sure to check out their thrice weekly tour.   Notre Dame is located in the fourth arrondissement and can be reached via the metro at the following stops:

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