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Things to Do and Places to Visit in Paris

Things to Do and Places to Visit in Paris

Even though we were in Paris for 10 days and covered the major tourist attractions, there still remain many places we didn’t get to visit or things we didn’t get to do. Nevertheless, I think I have created a pretty good list to keep you busy on your visit to Paris. Click on the links below for visitor information, details, my impression or experience, and pictures! Montmartre/City Free Walking Tour Sacré-Cœur (done on the same day as Montmartre, as Sacré-Cœur is…

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Montmartre/City Free Walking Tour–Things to Do in Paris

Montmartre/City Free Walking Tour–Things to Do in Paris

Montmartre/City Free Walking Tour: website: http://cityfreetour.com/paris/ email: reservation@cityfreetour.com; sms/phone/whatsapp: +33 5 42 47 70 57 Montmartre Free Tour: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon @ 10:30 AM I wanted to go on a walking tour while in Paris, and City Free Tour was one of the many walking tours that were highly rated online as well as by my friend. Now, I know the name indicates the tour as being free, but the etiquette is that at the end of the tour,…

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Sacré-Cœur–Things to Do in Paris

Sacré-Cœur–Things to Do in Paris

Sacré-Cœur: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris; +33 1 53 41 89 00; http://www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com/english/ Hours: Daily: 6 AM—10:30 PM Free entrance After France was defeated by Germany in a war in 1870, Alexandre Legentil and Hubert Ronhault de Fleury spearheaded a vow and a project to build a church pledged to the Sacred Heart of Jesus to mark the country’s contrition and repentance. The two believed that the defeat by the Germans was rooted in spiritual, rather…

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Château de Versailles–Things to do in France

Château de Versailles–Things to do in France

Visiting Château de Versailles: Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles; +33 1 30 83 78 00; http://en.chateauversailles.fr/ Hours:  Peak Season (Apr 1—Oct 31): The Palace: Monday: Closed Tues-Sun: 9 AM—6:30 PM Last admission at 6 PM   The Estate of Trianon: Monday: Closed Tues-Sun: 12 PM—6:30 PM Last admission at 6 PM   The Coach Gallery: Monday: Closed Tues-Sun: 12:30—6:30 PM Last admission at 5:45 PM   The Gardens: Open daily: 8 AM—8 PM* Last admission at 7 PM *On Saturdays with…

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Le Mur des Je t’aime (Wall of I Love You)–Things to Do in Paris

Le Mur des Je t’aime (Wall of I Love You)–Things to Do in Paris

Le Mur des Je t’aime: Square Jehan Rictus, Place des Abesses, 75018 Paris; http://www.lesjetaime.com/english/lemur.html Hours: Daily: 8 AM—6 PM This large mural of the words, “I love you,” in 250 languages, is found inside a garden square in Montmartre. This wall is called by different names, from I Love You: the Wall, I Love You Wall, The Wall of Love, to the Wall of I Love You, but however one may call it, it’s a large wall with deep blue…

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Arc de Triomphe–Things to Do in Paris

Arc de Triomphe–Things to Do in Paris

Arc de Triomphe: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris; http://www.arcdetriompheparis.com/ Hours: Apr—Sept: 10 AM—11 PM Oct—Mar: 10 AM—10:30 PM   Located on the western end of Champs-Élysées, this iconic monument was built between 1806 and 1836 to commemorate all those who fought for France, especially during the Napoleonic Wars. Along with names of generals and wars engraved on the inside and top of the arch, the Memorial Flame, which has been burning unperturbed since first ignited in 1923, burns in…

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Champs-Élysées–Things to Do in Paris

Champs-Élysées–Things to Do in Paris

Champs-Élysées: 8th arrondissement from Place de la Concorde to Place Charles de Gaulle (Arc de Triomphe); https://en.parisinfo.com/transport/73130/Avenue-des-Champs-Elysees As one of the most famous streets in the world, Champs-Élysées is a broad avenue lined with trees, numerous retails shops, restaurants, gardens, monuments, and theaters. Before the avenue became what it is now, it once housed fields and gardens. You can read about the history here. The avenue is also well-known for many events such as the military parade on Bastille Day,…

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Deli-Cieux (Rooftop Café at Printemps Haussmann)–Things to do in Paris

Deli-Cieux (Rooftop Café at Printemps Haussmann)–Things to do in Paris

Deli-Cieux, Rooftop Café at Printemps Haussmann: 64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, 9th Arrondissement; https://www.printemps.com/paris-haussmann There are multiple places in Paris where you can get a nice view of the city, such as the Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and rooftop bars and cafés of different buildings. I was determined to go to the rooftop café at Printemps Haussmann after reading about it online. Not only is it free to enjoy the view, but also refreshments are available at…

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Le Marais District–Things to Do in Paris

Le Marais District–Things to Do in Paris

Le Marais District: Spread across parts of 3rd and 4th arrondissements, Le Marais (aka, the Swamp), was one of our favorite places to hang out, dine, and shop in. Compared to some other districts of Paris, Le Marais still possesses the old Paris charm and character with cobblestone streets, small alleyways, and historic buildings, while having great shopping, cafes, restaurants, and bars. Le Marais used to be home to the aristocrats in the 17th and 18th centuries, but became a…

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris–Things to do in Paris

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris–Things to do in Paris

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris: 6 parvis Notre-Dame – Place John Paul II, 75004 Paris; +33 1 42 34 56 10; http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/en/; http://www.tours-notre-dame-de-paris.fr/en/ Hours and admission: Cathedral: Mon-Fri: 7:45 AM—6:45 PM Sat-Sun: 7:45 AM—7:15 PM Free admission to the cathedral. Tower: Oct-Mar: 10 AM—5:30 PM daily Apr-Sep: 10 AM—6:30 PM daily Jul-Aug: 10 AM—11 PM on Fridays and Saturdays Closed on January 1, May 1, and December 25. €10; entry included in Paris Pass; free for children under 18   Also…

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