Hello everybody!

Today, I want to talk about Paris; most definitely my favourite place in the world.
And because this is the first tourist place on Earth, I thought it could be a good idea to share my favourite places in Paris and my tips and advices for you to have a good time while here in France.

So here's what you have to do in Paris:

1- Museums!

Yes, museums in first place because Paris is a city of culture after all.

There are more than 100 museums in Paris.
Well, there are not all that interesting to be honest (lol) BUT if you are under 25 and you are a student in an EU country there are ALL COMPLETLY FREE. It sounds like a great deal to me.
If you are not a student from a EU country, well you should be. Just kidding.
So if you're not, I still think you should at least visit one of the following ones.

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In order: Musé d'Orsay, Louvre, Centre Pompidou and Panthéon

Just so you know, the Mona Lisa is at the Louvre.

Tip: prepare at least a hole afternoon for the visit (there're so much to see)

2- Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées

Off course, it's a must ! For New Yorkers, les Champs Elysées are the French 5th Avenue.

I could talk about the History of Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, but I won't because it's too long, and this is why Wikipedia is here for.

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Champs Elysée and Arc de Triomphe

Walking down les Champs Elysées you might either come across la Place de l'Etoile with l'Arc de Triomphe or la Place de la Concorde with the Palace of Tuilerie. It's a win in both cases!

3- Place de la Concorde

Talking about Place de la Concorde... This is such a great Place in Paris. Just in this place, down les Champs Elysées you will find:

- the Obélisque de Louxor: a gift to France from Egytp.
Little story: the twin Obélisque has been send back to Cairo (by Mitterand) and the legend says that they're sad to be apart.

- the Tuileries Palace (and the garden): where Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette moved in (from Versailles) during the revolution.

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The Obélisque and the Tuilerie garden

4- Sacré Coeur and Montmartre

Montmartre is a pleasant neighborhood, very artistic and from where you have the best view of Paris.

But this comes with a price: thousands of stairs.

Off course you can take the funicular but walking up to Montmartre and the Sacrée Coeur is part of the charm (I think). It's a little hard but it's still a nice walk.

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View of Paris from Montmartre

5- Eiffel Tower

Is it even useful to mention the Eiffel Tower? I mean, this is the symbole of France.

The advice that I would give you is to go at night so you can see the lightings.

And while you're around the Eiffel Tower don't forget to go up to the Trocadéro just behind.

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Paris by night // Eiffel Tower, view from Trocadéro

6- Notre Dame de Paris

The last but not the least, Notre Dame de Paris.

I personnally love The Hunchback of Notre Dame from Victor Hugo (and yes, also the Disney movie), so I really like this place, on the Île de la Cité.

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Notre Dame de Paris

General tips:
- Don't be afraid to use the subway: this is the fastest, easiest and cheapest way of transportation in the City! Just so you know, Paris is the best served city of the world. So just try and you'll see it is not that hard.

- If you're lost, ask your way! Even if you don't speak french. Us, French, we do speak english and we are not that rude! That's just myth... but that's another debate.

- Don't tip. This is not considered rude in France, this is just not a part of our culture so keep your coin, it can be super useful!

That's it for this article. There are so much more places to visit in Paris, but those ones are my favourite places. Hope it was interesting and useful.

Peace ✌🏽

-M.