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A walk through the Jardin de Luxembourg

A walk through the Jardin de Luxembourg

It was hot in Paris and we felt far too lethargic for a city tour. However, we conjured up enough motivation to get up and go for a walk in a park. So we went to the Jardin du Luxembourg.

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Panthéon Paris – impressions and information

Panthéon Paris – impressions and information

The Panthéon Paris is located in the 5th Arrondissement on the hill of St. Geneviève. Originally, the building was intended to be a church but today it serves as the National Hall of Fame of France and as a final resting place of many French celebrities.

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La Défense

Modern Paris – we take a walk through La Défense

The Metro or, even quicker, a regional train connects Paris to La Défense. The modern neighbourhood with its highrises doesn’t belong to Paris as I thought it might, it is to the west of the city and instead part of Courbevoie, Nanterre and Puteaux.

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Top 5 places in Paris

Top 5 places to visit in Paris

Paris – a wonderful city. We made a list of our top 5 places to visit in Paris. There are certainly many other great places to see in Paris, but we think that these five should absolutely not be missed on the first visit to Paris.

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300 stairs up to the dome of Sacré-Cœur

300 stairs up to the dome of Sacré-Cœur

A visit to Sacré-Cœur was one of my pre-planned and definite items on the itinerary. When we were in Paris last, in 2003, our visit was rather short but this time I really wanted to make time for a proper tour of the church and a visit to the dome.

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architecture in Paris

Futuristic architecture in Paris: Centre Pompidou and Fondation Louis Vuitton

Modern architecture is omnipresent in Paris. Whether or not one actually likes this style is a different story. What is certain, though, is that this almost futuristic looking style is something quite special.

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A golden moment at the Opéra Garnier (Palais Garnier)

A golden moment at the Opéra Garnier (Palais Garnier)

We are the sort of travellers that don’t have to visit everything that can be visited. Especially the churches that all kind of look the same we usually skip. With the Palais Garnier, we were unsure whether or not to go see it. From the outside, it isn’t all that spectacular and after all, it is just an opera.

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Paris for free

Paris for free

Paris is expensive, this realisation hit us time and again. But there is still a ton to do in Paris without you having to whip out the wallet all the time.

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