Europe Diaries : Must visit places of Paris

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15th Jul 2014
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Eiffel tower as seen from River Seine

Photo of Europe Diaries : Must visit places of Paris by Muktadhara Ray

Cour De cassation

Photo of Europe Diaries : Must visit places of Paris by Muktadhara Ray

cour de cassation

Photo of Europe Diaries : Must visit places of Paris by Muktadhara Ray

palace of justice

Photo of Europe Diaries : Must visit places of Paris by Muktadhara Ray

palace of justice

Photo of Europe Diaries : Must visit places of Paris by Muktadhara Ray

River seine

Photo of Europe Diaries : Must visit places of Paris by Muktadhara Ray

Notredame cathedral

Photo of Europe Diaries : Must visit places of Paris by Muktadhara Ray

Notredame Cathedral

Photo of Europe Diaries : Must visit places of Paris by Muktadhara Ray

Notredame cathedral

Photo of Europe Diaries : Must visit places of Paris by Muktadhara Ray

musician at Love -lock bridge, River seine

Photo of Europe Diaries : Must visit places of Paris by Muktadhara Ray

Musee du Louvre

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Musee du Louvre

Photo of Europe Diaries : Must visit places of Paris by Muktadhara Ray

Champs Elysee

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Petit palais

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Pont Alexandre 3

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Louvre Museum

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Rickshaw puller at Paris

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Eiffel tower

Photo of Europe Diaries : Must visit places of Paris by Muktadhara Ray
Photo of Europe Diaries : Must visit places of Paris by Muktadhara Ray

The wheel beside Louvre museum

Photo of Europe Diaries : Must visit places of Paris by Muktadhara Ray

I haven’t travelled the world but even then I would say that Paris is undoubtedly one of the most desirable tourist destinations and the most amazing place one can think of staying at. The city has so much to offer in terms of History, food, fashion, street life, road shows and monuments!
 Where to stay and how to go around in the city

  • We stayed in an AIR BNB apartment in Montreuil. It’s near the tourism office as you come out of the subway station Croix de Chaveaux. When choosing an apartment in Paris make sure you choose one that’s near to a subway station.
  •  We reached Paris from Netherlands by train. In the station you will find people if neon coats who guide tourists with maps.In every station of subway, you can find enquiry offices with maps where you can be guided about the subway routes. Also, the local people are very helpful.
  • The best way to move around in the city is through subway. If you are staying for even one day, get a public transport pass. It cost us 24E for 3 days. With this pass in hand you can use any number of public transports (bus, subway etc) for  any number of times.
This is one of the world’s largest museums and is known to houses the famous painting Monalisa. We took a train to Nation from Croix de Chaveaux and from there to Palais Royal Musée du Louvre. When you get down, you directly enter a mall, take a few steps up and the grand Louvre Palace welcomes you. The glass pyramid made so famous by Da Vinci Code is right in front. We walked around , sat by the fountain , clicked pics. The entry fee is 15E. Sadly there are no food joints around, only one expensive restaurant that we dared not to enter.
It is located on a small island called the Ile de la Cite in the middle of river Seine. We were so engrossed by the architecture, we just sat in the park and kept looking at it.
The lovelock bridge is the most amazing thing a die hard romantic like me could see in Paris, that has already been declared as the love capital of the world. When you roam around the city, you will find many rich couples from all over the world doing pre wedding shoots in front of the famous monuments. Coming back to the bridge, you will find lock and key sellers near the bridge, lovers buy these locks,lock them on the iron wires of the bridge and throw away the keys in the river seine thus locking their love forever!
The most famous hotel of paris. The river Seine flows just behind it and you can see the Eiffel tower at a distance. Watching the sun set standing on one of the bridges behind it is one of the most amazing thing that can happen to you at Paris.
Judicial court established during French Revolution.
The poshest part of the poshest city of the world. Read about it in Guy de maupassant’s The Gift of the Magi when I was in 9th standard. Just setting foot on it and taking a walk looking at the windows that had all the famous international brands was an experience that I will never forget.
These two grand palaces now turned museums are located right outside the Champs elysee subway station. I sat on the stairs of Grand Palais which was closed due to ongoing renovation and kept staring at the beautiful Petit palais architecture.
Walk out of the Champs elysee station, take right and you would find the above two museums. Walk straight and you come across this magnanimous bridge Pont Alexandre III on river seine. The Eiffel tower can be seen from here too. We walked past the bridge and on the other side found this beautiful boat restaurant where we sat for lunch. The food is okay but the ambience is amazing.
Last but not the least, the main landmark of Paris, the Eiffel tower. As we walked out of the Champ de Mars/Tour Eiffel station, and caught sight of the huge tower peeping through the leaves of trees, I had goosebumps. It felt like I have achieved the impossible, no less than climbing Mt Everest. The Eiffel tower has lawns around it , where people sit and sip on wine. We sat there in silence in awe of this magnanimous structure and watched the sun set behind it. One of those moments, when you can think nothing but just thank God. The best time to visit the summit the tower is after sunset and the charge is 15E. We reached when it was midnight. Once we were at the summit, it felt like we were on the top of the world. We could see the entire Paris illuminated. This moment will stay with me for the rest of my li
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Can you please share itinerary? and total cost details, please?
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Arvind Kullu
god helps the brave.
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Arvind Kullu
god helps the brave.
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