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Discovering Arc de Triomphe, Paris

A really cool way to access the Arc de Triomphe is passing through les Champs Elysées avenue. This way you can visit multiple major landmarks in one day as you walk up the avenue. The Arc is located in the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle roundabout.  The 'best' way to access for a closer view is by taking the underground tunnel.  The underground passage allows to cross the two extremities of the roundabout. To our surprise, we noticed people trying to cross the roundabout by foot and recommend that you don’t try the same. Once you arrive, you have two options; you can go around and take some pictures for Free (which is what we did) or can pay

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Les Champs-Elysées, Paris

Discovering Les Champs-Elysées. We were happy to get to Champs-Elysées avenue and see one of the most famous avenues in the world.  The street is lined up with many stores, restaurants and glamorous buildings.  It's really  fancy and chic like everyone describes it.  We weren't in Europe on a shopping spree but had to take a quick look. Let's just say, you can spend an abundance of time here and won’t have issue finding restaurants, cafes etc We also visited a small galleries, which is a good alternative to the higher prices on the avenue. A good idea to plan your day is to start by visiting the Louvre Museum, then a nice stroll through the Jardin des Tuileries (or

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The Louvre in Paris

Discovering the Louvre in Paris

Majestic The Louvre museum, simply put is majestic. Just staring at the building's architecture brings a sense of awe.  Furthermore, there is a deep and rich history if you chose to uncover more than meets the eye. Although the Museum is huge and offers an amazing art collection, we noticed one curious detail.  Everyone seemed to be searching for the Mona Lisa.  We are not big on visiting museums and mainstream attractions.  We prefer seeking to create our own adventures and search for hidden gems.   However we felt visiting the Louvre was a must. More than the Mona Lisa For example, when we visited the room with the Mona Lisa, we found everyone staring at the tiny picture while

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Discovering Mur des je t’aime, Paris

Lovely place to discover !! Paris is well described as "The city of Love" yet often overshadowed by larger landmarks such as l'Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. After visiting all the mainstream and famous places in Paris, we were down to discovering various arrondissements.  On our list was one of the most famous neighbourhoods of Paris called Montmartre.  It's by pure curiosity that we discovered "Le mur des je t'aime" walking from the metro station to the Sacré Coeur Basilica.  You will find the wall in a small square called Jehan Rictus. The mural artist Claire Kito get the attention of lots of tourists.  The wall is composed of many tiles with inscriptions and messages of love.  We

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