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  • Sunset at Sacré-Coeur


      The full name of this well-known landmark is… The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris (the Sacred Heart part of it refers to Jesus’ heart). A little further out of the way than most of the central attractions in Paris, this popular Catholic church is situated at the highest point of Montmarte in the 18th arrondissement. Receiving millions […]

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  • Le Marais, Paris


      On the north side of Paris, over on the Rive Droite,  you’ll find a funky neighbourhood that spans the third & fourth arrondissement: Le Marais. Today Le Marais area hosts a large Chinese community and is known as the centre of LGBT culture in Paris. It’s also filled with art, beautiful buildings, green squares and cute cafés. […]

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  • Why Visit the Louvre


      I like being outside rather than couped up in a museum, although the Louvre is an exception. Situated on the Rive Droite, the Louvre houses almost 40 000 interesting historical and art objects that range from prehistoric times until the 21st century. It is also one of the most visited museums in the world, […]

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  • Jardin Des Plantes, Paris


    If you’re a lover of nature, greenery, foliage, flowers and all the other wild plants out there, the Jardin des Plantes is definitely for you. Situated near the Latin Quarter in Paris, the original name of the garden gives us a clue as to its function: Jardin royal des plantes médicinales (the royal medicinal garden). The garden was founded […]

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  • Navigating Rive Droite, Paris


    The locals call the right or northern bank of the river Seine in Paris the Rive Droite. The area is saturated with famous attractions.  You’ll find the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, L’Arc de Triomphe,  La Place de la Concorde, Les Jardins de Tuileries and Le Louvre on this side of the river. They’re all conveniently placed almost parallel to the river. Walking […]