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Paris- C’est magnifique!

Posted on: March 15th, 2012 by

A few weeks ago, I ventured to Paris! It truly was magnificent and it is my absolute favorite place in the world.  It was everything I expected and more.  Little cafes lined the streets, beautiful parks and gardens were everywhere you turned. And the main attractions were as spectacular as they look in books and travel magazines.

I saw everything I wanted to see in Paris, but my favorite thing would have to be the Eiffel Tower.  It is spectacular, especially at night, which is when I went.  Every hour, it lights up and sparkles for a good five minutes.  I climbed to the top and the views of Paris from up there were unreal.  It was definitely the highlight of my trip to Paris!

I also saw some other pretty amazing sights.

1. Notre Dame–  Notre Dame was beautiful.  The stained glass and different sculptures inside were unlike anything I have ever seen. It was cool to actually get to go inside something so historical.

2. Champs-Elysees– This is a huge shopping street full of expensive shops as well as more touristy places.  The street leads to the Louvre, and goes through beautiful gardens.  It’s a scenic route. 

3. The Louvre– This art museum was awesome, but nearly impossible to see all of it.  However, I got to see what I went there to see- The Mona Lisa!

4. Sacre Couer– This basilica marks the highest point in Paris (besides The Eiffel Tower). The views from the top are amazing, and it’s a big tourist spot so there’s a ton of street performers. Kind of like all the random street performers in Chicago! It’s in a neighborhood called Montmartre, where Moulin Rouge is also located.

5. Arc de Triomphe–  This is a huge arch built for all those who fought for France during The French Revolution.  The inside of the arch contains names of some of the fallen soldiers, as well as the tomb of the unknown soldier.

This trip was amazing.  I hope someday I can come back!

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