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Exciting Travel Guide – Paris

Exciting Travel Guide – Paris

Scenic? Well, what better place than Paris! Paris becomes the eighth international travel destination and the eighth part of this travel series!

Paris – June 2015

Age: 12 years

Point 1: Champs Elysées

champse elysees paris

Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris.

It is lined with restaurants, luxury boutiques, flagship stores and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights. Finally, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées has some of the top museums in Paris: the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais, the Palais de la Découverte and the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton.

Point 2:  Arc de Triumph

Arc de Triomphe

Built in the 19th century, it is the largest monument of its kind in the world. Impressive sculptures adorn its pillars. In addition, the names of 558 generals and the great victories are engraved on the top of the arc. Under the Arc de Triomphe is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of France. The panoramic terrace above the door offers a beautiful view of Paris.

Point 3: Eiffel Tower

Cred: National Geographic Kids

What would Paris be without its symbolic Eiffel Tower? Although, my trip to Eiffel Tower wasn’t as glamorous as the typical ones you hear. On the landing on the first floor whilst going up the tower, I was taking pictures of the view and there was a huge crowd around. After taking the picture, I put my phone in my pocket and was making my way through the crowd and following my parents when I felt a hand inside my pocket.

I bent half-down to prevent the hand from bringing my phone out of the pocket. I let out an deafened “aaah” to alert my dad who was walking in the other direction. Somehow I managed to scream, “Baba” and my dad immediately turned around and saw the hand of the man beside me in my pockets and me ducking down and rushed towards us and without thinking or questioning slapped the man.

He then asked me what happened and I told him the man was trying to take my phone. The pickpocketer by then had quickly removed his hand, hitting my pelvic pretty hard in the process. However, amidst all the shock, the pain didn’t quite bother me then. My dad then asked the man why his hand was in my pocket and he stammered and said, “I thought it was my pocket”. On hearing that my dad slapped him again.

By this time, a huge crowd of Indians who we didn’t know had gathered who badgered the guy with questions such as, “How did you touch an Indian girl?” and “How can you just assumed that’s your pocket?”. The man and his friends immediately begged for forgiveness and we left the scene soon thereafter. After taking a few pictures here and there we left the tower because I was still in relative shock and we were no longer in the mood to tour that day!

Point 4: Musee de Louvre

Musee de Louvre

The Louvre is the most visited art museum in the world. Located in the heart of Paris, this historic building is a former royal palace. The museum is housed in the Louvre, originally a fortress built in the late 12th century under Philip II. The remains of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum.

I would suggest getting an fast-track pass in advance online because there is a HUGEEEE line that would take you ages to cover. Once inside, the museum was a magnificent beauty and you should definitely go there with abundant time in your hand to maximize your experience. I wish I had read Da Vinci Code before I went though, because I would have loved to see the spot, where underneath lay, the Holy Grail.

Point 5: La Seine

La Seine

A Seine river cruise is a very popular way to see Paris. There are short river cruises allow you to take in many of the highlights of the city which all float by the banks of the river Seine. I took the ride in the day but we walked the bridges arched over La Seine at night and the views were fabulous, so given half a chance, I would suggest going for the night cruises rather than the day ones. You should also take the cruises which have narration devices for the cruiser because it is a magnificent tale to learn and discover about the Parisien beauties.

Point 6: Chateau de Versailles

Chateau de Versailles

The Château de Versailles is the most famous castle in France. Built in the 17th century as a symbol of military power of France and as a demonstration of French supremacy in Europe, Versailles was the seat of political power in the Kingdom of France from 1682 to 1789.

This huge complex of buildings, gardens and terraces is definitely a must for any visitor who will be captivated by exceptional accommodations, lavish decorations, furniture and gilded works of Renaissance art. Visit Versailles: you will start by the State Apartments and the famous Hall of Mirrors, the Queen’s chamber. It is magnificent, glorious and extremely gorgeous both on the grounds and inside the palace. There is although a long queue once again, so a fast-track pass is essential!

Point 7: Lido de Paris

Cred: France Tourism

Each and every evening, talented artists perform on the Lido stage, featuring fascinating acrobats, incredible ice skaters, and the most glamorous, elegant dancers in Paris, the Bluebell Girls! The Lido cabaret is one of the most prestigious of its kind in Paris, with talented performers and a gilded venue that puts even Vegas to shame! I would suggest to definitely opt for the show and simply enjoy the show with some champagne, or the stupendous dinner. It is truly a night to remember!

Trip Rating:

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Best Moment:

I think its very hard to point out just one moment from the Paris trip – though not the best, I would say the Phone stealing incident was definitely memorable!


Other Article in this Series:

Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris. It is lined with restaurants, luxury boutiques, flagship stores and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights.

Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris. It is lined with restaurants, luxury boutiques, flagship stores and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights.

Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris. It is lined with restaurants, luxury boutiques, flagship stores and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights.

Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris. It is lined with restaurants, luxury boutiques, flagship stores and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights.

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Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris. It is lined with restaurants, luxury boutiques, flagship stores and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights.

Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris. It is lined with restaurants, luxury boutiques, flagship stores and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights.

Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris. It is lined with restaurants, luxury boutiques, flagship stores and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights.

Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris. It is lined with restaurants, luxury boutiques, flagship stores and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights.

Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris. It is lined with restaurants, luxury boutiques, flagship stores and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights.

Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris. It is lined with restaurants, luxury boutiques, flagship stores and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights.

Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris. It is lined with restaurants, luxury boutiques, flagship stores and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights.

Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris. It is lined with restaurants, luxury boutiques, flagship stores and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights.

Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris. It is lined with restaurants, luxury boutiques, flagship stores and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights.

Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris. It is lined with restaurants, luxury boutiques, flagship stores and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights.

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