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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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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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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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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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Shakespeare & Company Bookstore–Things to do in Paris

Shakespeare & Company Bookstore–Things to do in Paris

Shakespeare & Company Bookstore: 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris; +33 1 43 25 40 93; www.shakespeareandcompany.com Hours: Daily: 10 AM—11 PM Anglophone bibliophiles, you must visit this charming bookstore shelved top to bottom with hundreds of books in each room! Not a big space by any means, the bookstore is delectably arranged and decorated with a hint of organized chaos, and if it weren’t for my husband waiting around for me, I could have spent hours there. Founded…

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The Louvre–Things to do in Paris

The Louvre–Things to do in Paris

The Louvre: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, 1st arrondissement; +33 1 40 20 50 50; http://www.louvre.fr/en Hours: Mon, Thurs, Sat, Sun: 9 AM—6 PM Tues: Closed Wed & Fri: 9 AM—9: 45 PM *Remember, rooms start closing 30 minutes prior to closing time. **Check the website for holiday openings and hours, room closures, etc.   Admission Rates: €15 at the museum for same day entrance for permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. Free for visitors under 18 years old (ID or…

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