Dream Destinations: Paris, France

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Paris, France, is one of my dream destinations. Although I haven’t visited yet, it’s right there at the top of my bucket list. When I arrive in the City of Lights, there are the attractions that I’d most like to check out on a tour of Paris.

Eiffel Tower

Image via Wikimedia by Zinneke

What’s a trip to Paris without stopping at the Eiffel Tower? It might be super touristy, but it’s a landmark you have to see at least once. I’d like to go here during the day and at night. The Eiffel Tower looks so dreamy when it’s illuminated in photographs, so it’s about time that I see it with my own eyes.

Tip: Purchase tickets online so you don’t have to wait in long lines!

Jardin du Luxembourg

I always try to seek naturally tranquil places in bustling cities. Luxembourg Gardens is that peaceful place where you can enjoy a picnic or a walk surrounded by lush greenery. I’d love to wander around to look at the pretty floral arrangements.

Arc de Triomphe

Another iconic building in Paris, the Arc de Triomphe honors those who fought in the Napoleonic and French Revolutionary wars. You can climb to the top of the building for spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower and the bustling streets of Paris.

Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

Not only is it a stunning Roman Catholic church, but it’s built on the highest site in the city, the Butte Montmartre. You can see some of the best views of Paris from the Sacre-Coeur. Once you climb the 300 steps to the top, you can enjoy a brilliant 360-degree view of the city and beyond.

Tip: Montmartre is a charming neighborhood with many interesting restaurants and shops, and it’s also worth spending a couple of hours here.

Moulin Rouge

Even though this cabaret might be a little on the expensive side, it’s something that I must do when I visit Paris. If you’re looking to save money, consider seeing a daytime show. Even if you don’t attend a show, you should walk around the interior to see the amazing decor.

Tip: If you buy a ticket that includes champagne, you’ll have better seats.

Champs-Élysées

I’d love to walk down this gorgeous avenue, take photographs, and check out the boutiques. I’d also want to browse for souvenirs from the various stalls and sit at a nearby café to watch everyone pass by. If you visit during Christmas, you’ll see many magical decorations for the holiday season.

Rue de la Huchette

I adore visiting new neighborhoods. Walking around a new city is one of the best ways to experience it. Paris’ Latin Quarter, Rue de la Huchette, is home to many enticing restaurants and bistros and one of the world’s first universities. I’ve got to check out the Shakespeare and Company bookstore, as I adore shopping at new bookshops on my travels around the world.

When you visit, it’s important that you stay at a Paris hotel right in the city. That way you can walk everywhere and stay in the center of it all.

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Lauren is one half of "Justin Plus Lauren". She loves to travel, take photos, and write all about it! Lauren eats a plant-based diet and seeks out yummy vegan food on her travels. She loves nature, animals, outdoor adventures, coffee, and her cats, Chickpea and Peanut.

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