Wandering around in Paris

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The title of this post couldn’t be more on point since I literally walked
almost everywhere in Paris. I only used the metro when it was a must and by
the point when my feet hurt so much that I could barely walk haha. But
that’s what big cities are all about, right!

Enough about my feet, let’s talk about Paris! I went there for five days
and fell in love. On my arrival day I didn’t do anything because it poured
rain the whole day. But it was actually perfect for me because I got to
enjoy my one night stay in a suite at the beautiful Four Seasons hotel (I
collaborated with them).

What to see in Paris? Continue reading to find out.

The Eiffel Tower

I already knew it would be beautiful from seeing so many photos of it and
in movies. But it turned out to be even more gorgeous that I had imagined!
There are many different view spots from where you can see it but I went to
Trocadero. I believe it’s one of the most popular spots.

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Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe is located at the western end of Champs-Elysees. I did some
research and find out that this Arc honours those who fought and died for
France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and you can
actually see names of all French victories and generals on it’s inner and
outer surfaces! Beneath it’s vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
from World War I. That’s pretty rad. I tried to take that photo where you
stand right in front of it but couldn’t be arsed with all the people…
still love this shot though!

Arc de Triomphe - things to do in Paris

Arc de Triomphe

Le Louvre

This place totally blew my mind. It was like some kind of architecture
heaven, seriously!

Le Louvre - things to do in Paris

Le Louvre

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Le Louvre

I would highly recommend going there during sunset because the colors were
so beautiful! And also the lighting was perfect for taking photos. Keep in
mind, it might be pretty packed at that hour so if you want it to be
completely empty, go early in the morning.

You can then watch the actual sunset from Tuileries Garden which is located
right next to Le Louvre. And this was the entrance.

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel -things to do in Paris

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

A must take photo! I just love sunsets

Le Louvre Museum

I spent around two hours walking around the museum and I can tell you that
it’s nowhere near enough time. It’s almost as big as Paris itself! No joke.
You would need a whole day there if you want to see it all. But here are
some of my favorite parts.

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Le Louvre Museum

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Le Louvre Museum

Le Louvre Museum - Things to do in paris

Le Louvre Museum

Quite the chandelier, right!

Le Louvre Museum - Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

If you’re not really interested in museums or don’t have much time, at
least go see the Mona Lisa painting! Oh, and by the way if you’re European
and under 26 years old, you get a free entry to the museum.

Notre Dame

One of the most stunning cathedrals I’ve seen so far! You are able to walk
to the top and get a nice view of Paris but unfortunately I did not have
time to do that.

Notre Dame - Things to do in PAris

Notre Dame

Rue Cremieux

Are you a fan of colorful streets? Well then this place is a must! I have
never seen such a colorful street before. I really recommend going here
early in the morning because during the day it’s gonna be busy… I had to
wait at least one hour to get my shot without a bunch of people in it.

Rue Cremieux - Things to do in Paris

Rue Cremieux

Montmartre

This was for sure one of my favorite places in Paris. It was a shame that
it rained all day when I went there so didn’t really get the photos I would
have wanted but there’s always next time!

Montmartre - Things to do in Paris

Montmartre

The famous catholic church, Sacre-Coeur

Sacre-Coeur - Things to do in Paris

Sacre-Coeur

Moulin Rouge

Such an iconic sight and worth a visit! You can go and see shows inside but
for me it was enough to see it from outside.

Moulin Rouge - Things to do in Paris

Moulin Rouge

Luxembourg Garden

If you like parks then Luxembourg Garden is a must! Such a nice place to
walk around and you could also have a picnic there.

Luxembourg Garden

Luxembourg Garden

The Medici Fountain

At one spot in the park you are able to see The Pantheon. It was originally
built as a church dedicated to Saint Genevieve but after many changes it is
now a mausoleum. It contains the remains of distinguished French citizens.

Pantheon

The Luxembourg Palace

The Luxembourge Palace - things to do in Paris

The Luxembourge Palace

That wraps up my adventure in Paris! Here are a few tips I can give you:

  1. Use google maps/maps on iPhone to get around, helps a lot!
  2. If you’re gonna be using the metro much, I would buy a ten ticket’s
    package which costs 14,90€ if I remember correctly. This means you save
    money because a one-way ticket is 1,90€/person
  3. Have an umbrella, just in case
  4. If you wanna go out for drinks, go to the Bastille area (went there
    myself on my last evening)
  5. Remember that the Louvre Museum is free if you’re European and under
    26​​
  6. Taste the French onion soup! (if you’re into that)​​

By Stefan Grönberg

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