Paris | France : A Quick Guide to Planning Your Adventure

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[ Sacre-Coeur – Paris, France ]

Accommodation: Airbnb in the Montmartre neighborhood [ Great location in local, hip neighborhood, which is very close to Moulin Rouge ]

Pretty cool: The Eiffel Tour around sunset. Spend a few extra dollars to take the lift all the way to the top floor. Afterwards, watch the 10-minute light show on the grounds surrounding the tower. The show is held every hour on the hour after sun down. 

Don’t miss it: Make a homemade cheese/charcuterie tray, pick up a cheap bottle of wine, and watch the sunset over the city on the steps of Sacré-Coeur.

Wish I had more time for: A tour of the Catacombs, in addition to day trips to Normandy and Versailles. 

Must try food/drink: Crêpes, specifically nutella and banana. Also, spend your afternoons eating a cheese and charcuterie plate, while sipping on delicious French wine. There’s no better way to live the Parisian lifestyle. 

Here’s a hint: Rent bikes through the city’s bike share program. Bike stations are located throughout the city, and there’s no shortage of pick up/drop off areas. 

[ Next stop ]: Activated my Eurail train pass [ which was purchased a few months prior to the trip ] and headed to Bruges, BelgiumNote: I purchased the two month continuous train pass, which allows for unlimited train travel within a two month period.

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[ Eiffel Tower – Paris, France ]
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[ View from the Eiffel Tower – Paris, France ]
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[ View from the Eiffel Tower – Paris, France ]
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[ View from the Eiffel Tower – Paris, France ]
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[ At the top of the Eiffel Tower – Paris, France ]
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[ The courtyard of the Palais-Royal, which hold dozens of black and white columns, a highly criticized art piece – Paris, France ]
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[ Lunch in a park near the Eiffel Tower – Paris, France ]
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[ Eiffel Tower – Paris, France ]
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[ Riding a bike along the Seine River through the city’s bike share program – Paris, France ]
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[ Notre-Dame Cathedral – Paris, France ]
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[ Notre-Dame Cathedral – Paris, France]
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[ Arc de Triomphe – Paris, France ]

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[ Follow the adventure to Bruges ]

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