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  • Nicetimes T
    Hong Kong, China2 contributions
    Lovely place with a lovely couple. This is the place that you should come once in your life!! especially with your beloved one.
    Written September 27, 2023
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  • BJAATL
    Atlanta, GA564 contributions
    Book small tour if you can afford. Museum is huge and hard to navigate on your own. Also puts you in front of all lines including bathrooms.
    Written September 27, 2023
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  • BarbWindyCity
    Chicago, IL62 contributions
    Do NOT miss the hidden gem virtual reality tour. Amazing experience. Well worth the 30 Euro per person. Entrance downstairs behind the bleachers. The virtual 3-D experience turns you into an avatar figure. You’ll walk through Notre Dame cathedral from its beginning in 1100s to the rebuild in 2023. You will visit
    the bell towers, nave, alter, choir loft as you travel through time. Life like moving figures of each period in time surround you - along with the construction workers. My husband and I were blown away! Best kept secret in Paris! Only available until they re-open end of 2024. You feel like you are actually there!
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • Jo B
    Wellington, New Zealand32 contributions
    Well worth doing. The views from the top were magnificent with great photo opportunities. There is a lift you can take if needed if you can't do the 200 stairs to the top. You can access the Arc de Triomphe via the underpass.
    Written September 28, 2023
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  • Susan C
    Melbourne, Australia790 contributions
    In 2017, with three teenagers, I decided against visiting Sacred Coeur because of the warning of pickpockets and people being accosted. I went last year (2022) with my husband and enjoyed the visit and there were no hassles. Our daughter joined us in Paris and we decided to re-visit it with her.

    We took the funicular up (it is just a metro ticket for the ride). It was a bit slow as only one cable car was operating but we got up to the top to be confronted with enormous queues. My husband was ready to give up but I joined the queue and, I think once mass was supposed to be over (we were on a Sunday morning), the queue moved very quickly and we could go inside even though the mass was still finishing up. The basilica has a beautiful interior.

    After that my daughter was interested in taking the 300 stairs up to the top, something we hadn't done before. You exit the basilica and go down some steps to the side to purchase tickets. We didn't have to wait. It was quite a climb, first on spiral staircase then on the roof itself. Some people would not be comfortable with it but we all managed it OK and the views up top were spectacular and you get to see close up the statues on the roof. Of course, then there are the 300 stairs down. Still, this was a highlight of our visit.

    Unfortunately on the way down from the church we took the steps down to the road and I was accosted by petition seeker scammers and then men followed my daughter and grabbed her arm. We shouted at them to go away and nothing more happened but I was saddened that the peaceful visit I had last year has so quickly been tarnished.
    Written September 28, 2023
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  • Becky W
    Hastings, UK231 contributions
    Beautiful opera house. We took the guided tour which was very interesting and went very smoothly. The opera house is very grand and opulent and it was fascinating to find out about the history. After our tour we were allowed to walk around by ourselves. The only downside is that the auditorium was closed and it would have been nice if they had some way of having a peek inside.
    Written September 23, 2023
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  • Kaulostar
    Greater London, UK889 contributions
    Beautiful Chapelle and def worth the visit when in Paris. Book ticket online well in advance as it sells out quickly. Note the Chapelle is located within the law courts so there is a lot of security. there are 3 queues for access to the Chapelle no booking, one for tickets at 30 past the hour and the other on the hour. you will probably still have to queue even with a booking
    Written September 25, 2023
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  • bukagirl
    New Jersey3,852 contributions
    A vibrant high energy area loaded with character and characters.
    Great cute cafes and bars and cool buildings.
    Just walk around and take it all in.
    Written September 24, 2023
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  • Tracy S
    Sterling Heights, MI16 contributions
    We explored the intriguing and beautiful Marais district on a walking tour. There are mansions and courtyards in this delightful corner of Paris. We Get some macaroons while you are there. There is nothing like a fresh one. The historic architectural is amazing. The streets are filled with shops and restaurants. Very charming area.
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • IQKaur
    Bengaluru, India386 contributions
    Somehow having missed this bridge on previous visits, we made a point to visit it this time around and I am glad that we did

    The bridge itself is very beautiful and offers great vistas over Seine. However the best part is after sunset when the bridge lights up and you can see lighted Eiffel as well from it. Worth visiting just for it even if you are not fan of architecture or history
    Written September 23, 2023
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  • Robert P
    Sydney, Australia348 contributions
    Our Paris Greeters tour guide finished our walk near here on our first morning in Paris. Quiet green space surrounded by very expensive real estate, a quadrangle with 9 terrace houses on each side. We bought picnic provisions from a nearby market and ate lunch sitting on the grass. Nice start to our trip.
    Written September 11, 2023
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  • radharani9
    Puttaparthi, India224 contributions
    I had a lovely long walk through saint germain on a warm day this past august. It was beautiful to walk through the quaint streets with charming boutiques and eateries. Especially enjoyed the covered areas with specialty shops.
    Written September 13, 2023
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK617,277 contributions
    There are two little islands in the middle of the River Seine Île Saint Louis and Île De La Cité both amazing islands to visit with Île De La Cité probably the most famous ,certainly the most visited .
    Île De La Cité ( City Island ) is such a great place to visit ,my twin brother Stephen and I had just enjoyed beers in Le Mistral and we then decided to walk over Pont Au Change onto the Île De La Cité,love it here ,the architecture is amazing ,the Conciergerie,Palais De Justice De Paris,Tour De L'Horloge Du Palais De La Cité, Profecture De Police ,Sainte Chappelle and of course Cathedrale Notre Dame De Paris,a landmark building on the island .
    We wandered around this island in the centre of the River Seine , dropped into a couple of cafe bars to enjoy some beers ,all in all it's a great area of the city to enjoy of you're planning a holiday go Paris.
    Written June 11, 2023
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  • Tracy S
    Sterling Heights, MI16 contributions
    This area is very populated, but has some great shops and restaurants. Would've loved to have had time to shop here. This prestigious location is also home to a number of luxury brands, and several Michelin-starred restaurants. The windows are gorgeous as are all the huge bill boards.
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, DC967 contributions
    Easily reached on foot, most visitors simply transit this island next to get to Ile de la Cite or to the right bank. Worth taking a bike or going for a walk around the island as there's alot of history to be seen.
    Written September 6, 2023
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