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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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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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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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Eiffel Tower–Things to Do in Paris

Eiffel Tower–Things to Do in Paris

Eiffel Tower: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75005 Paris; http://www.toureiffel.paris/en Hours: Daily 9 AM—12:45 AM (last visitors admitted at midnight)   Rates to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower: Elevator to the very top: Adults: €17 12-24 years: €14.50 4-11 years, disabled people & French job seekers (must present documentation for the latter two groups): €8.50 Elevator to the second floor (and walk up the stairs to the top): Adults: €11 12-24 years: €8.50 4-11 years:…

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