Best of Paris

     Paris is one of the most romantic and exciting places on Earth. Visitors can easily spend a week or more to sample the must-sees in this wonderful city. Perhaps the most rewarding activity is to simply sit at an outdoor cafe on the West Bank, people-watching. So here are my favorites sights in the magical “City of Lights.”

       The Eiffel Tower is considered one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World and is deserving of all its accolades.

Eiffel Tower

  The Arc d’Triomphe is a tribute to Napoleon’s military campaigns. It sits at the nexus of eight (8) broad avenues,

Arc d'Triomphe

  among them, one of the world’s great streets, the Champs Elysses.

Champs Elysses

   The Louvre showcases one of the world’s greatest collections of art. Don’t even think of trying to tackle the entire museum in one day; rather, plan your attack ahead of time or upon arrival. Spend time in a few galleries, and then return on subsequent days to see the rest.

The Louvre

 Among the hundreds of great works are the Mona Lisa, considered by many the best painting in the history of Art (it sits behind thick glass since an attempt to damage the painting),

Mona Lisa

   If you are looking for a quiet place to escape for a while, check out the Luxembourg Palace and Gardens.

Luxembourg Gardens

    The most famous church in Paris is Notre Dame Cathedral, of “Hunchback of Notre Dame” fame. It certainly is spectacular, both outside and in.

Notre Dame Cathedral

  Another prominent church is Sacre Coeur, a pure white structure on a hill to the north of the city, with a fantastic view of Paris.

Sacre Coeur

   Nearby is the Montmartre section of the city, a place frequented by artists.


The Number One excursion from Paris is a visit to Versailles, perhaps the most elaborate palace in the world.


  Its Hall of Mirrors is especially ornate and formal.

Hall of Mirrors


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