La Ville-Lumière: Paris

La Ville-Lumière.. the City of Light

Stay at a hotel that is close to the subway or in the heart of Paris.  Our hotel was close to the Gare de Nord train/subway station.  Check your bags and hop on the subway explore.  Our first walk in the city of Paris brought us to this interesting photo opportunity…


We visited Le Louvre on a Saturday morning, and we did not purchase tickets in advance.  Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance especially if it is high season.  We only spent a few hours there, ideally you want a whole day or two!  Le Louvre is a gigantic building.

Le Louvre

Le Louvre

We made a day trip out to the Palace of Versailles.  There is a subway train you can take out to Versailles.  It doesn’t take long by train.   The Palace of Versailles is stunning, gold embellishments everywhere…




Beautiful, well manicured gardens…




La Tour Eiffel – Day and Night








La Sainte-Chapelle located on the Île de la Cité in Paris.  The most stunning stain glass artwork I have seen.  A true gem.




The city of Paris stretches for miles, when you are at the top of the Eiffel Tower you can appreciate the view.


Sacré-Cœur Basilica (The Basilica of the Sacred Heart)


The best advice, make sure you plan all the places you want to visit, buy tickets in advance and take it all in.  Paris is full of art, history and culture.


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