Paris

Paris –  one of the cities that surely everyone should try and visit at least once! Last Easter my girlfriend and I caught the Eurostar for the first time ever and headed to the French capital, it didn’t disappoint! Nor did the Eurostar, I’m a big fan of traveling by train.

In truth it’s worth making the effort to Paris just to see the star attraction, the Eiffel Tower. When you see the tower for the first time it really does amaze you, I’ve not had that feeling many times from just simply seeing something. We went to the top of the tower – an incredible experience that even the April showers couldn’t ruin.

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‘There she is!’ – my reaction on first seeing the Eiffel Tower

As easy as it would be to continue to rave about the Eiffel Tower I won’t bore you – time to move on to Paris’ other beautiful landmarks, such as the Arc de Triomphe standing at the top of the Champs-Elysées.

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For Europeans under 24(or maybe 25) it’s free to go up to the top of the Arc de Triomphe – result! You can take in the stunning views of Paris’ long avenues beneath you and it’s crown jewel in the distance (last time I refer to the Eiffel Tower, promise).

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The view from the top of the Arc

Notre Dame Cathedral with its stained glass windows and riverside location only adds to Paris’ beauty. Quasimodo’s definitely got a nice gaff.

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Being a Leonardo da Vinci fan as a kid I had to see the world’s most famous painting whilst in Paris, again the entry in the Louvre was free for us young Europeans!

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The last couple of attractions we saw were the Sacre Coeur and the Moulin Rouge.

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I’ll end this post with a picture of the sun going down over Paris, this was taken from the famous bridge full of ‘lovelocks’. Merci Paris, a great city!

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