Travel Guide: My Paris Experience
Updated: Jul 6, 2019
I make it a priority to explore the world. I love being exposed to different cultures, meeting new people, and making memories. The experience is priceless! This year for my international trip, I traveled to London and Paris. I stayed six nights in London and six nights in Paris. For the purpose of this post I'll be discussing my Paris recap. When I think of Paris, I think of the Eiffel Tower and Luxury shopping. I know I can't be the only one. I went during the summer months, the temperature was warm but bearable for walking. The primary language in France is French but in the tourist areas people speak English. Restaurants provide English menus upon request. The official currency in France is Euros. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted in Paris.
In Paris I stayed at the Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel Tower Hotel, conveniently located in proximity to Trocadéro, public transportation, and a three minute walk to the Eiffel Tower. The rooms were small, which is common place in big cities; however, they did offer a breakfast buffet daily. I walked most places; but, for public transportation the train is the most cost efficient and quickest way to travel throughout Paris. I took a cab once during my trip.
Attractions in Paris: Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris- a medieval Catholic cathedral, considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Louvre- the world's largest art museum and historic monument in Paris, France. Also where The Carter's filmed their latest album, Everything Is Love. I'm a huge Beyoncé fan! Chateau de Versailles- was the principal royal residence of France from 1682 until the start of the French Revolution. The Hall of Mirrors is absolutely beautiful!
Retail Therapy: Galeries Lafayette- huge french department store chain selling a variety of brands. Champs-Elysées- known as the most beautiful avenue in the world. If you love luxury shopping like I do, you will not go wrong with either, they are both great! I've always dreamed of shopping at a Chanel Boutique in Paris and my dream came true!
I traveled to Paris during peak season and I was able to do a lot of sight seeing because I purchased a fast track entry, which allowed me to skip lines. This was my first trip to Paris and definitely not my last. That's my Paris recap, I hope this information is helpful as you plan your vacation.
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