Paris Review

Here is everything we did during a whirlwind first week's holiday in Paris, France.

Visited the Eiffel Tower a highlight was the view from the bservation deck of this landmark where you can see Paris spread below you like a map.

We loved the Louvre, home of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. I had recently read the da Vinci code and so it was great to see some of the locations from the book.

Notre Dame Cathedral is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture from the 12th century which stands on a small island in the middle of the city.

The Arc de Triomphe is a dangerous place because of the traffic, but is spectacular. They just dont build monuments like this anymore.

The Pompidou Centre has a buzz about it and lots going on, but beware of pickpockets.

montmartreMontmartre is a great hill to explore, with the beautiful Sacre-Coeur, Cathedral on top which is another great spot to see Paris from.

Lovers of sculpture shouldn't miss the Rodin Museum, where Auguste Rodin once lived. You can see this famous Parisienne scultors works here.

The Luxembourg Gardens Paris were once only open to royalty. Come here and imagine you are Louis the Fourteenth yorself.

Hotel des Invalides is an interesting museum featuring Napoleon's tomb

The Catacombs are stunning! Come and get spooked by the site of several million skeletons in these old subterranian stone quarries.

We payed our homage to consumerism at the world's first department store, Le Bon Marche, Paris. In the evening we continued the decadent theme of the day by watching a cabaret at the Moulin Rouge which has been naughtily opening almost every night since 1900.

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