PARIS: 3 days in the city of love

In February 2016 we visited the city of love, Paris. For us, it was the second time we visited Paris, but it’s always amazing. We could visit this city every year and still it would be a wonderful trip. We looked for a good hotel in the heart of the city and found the Hotel Du Louvre – A Hyatt Hotel as our place to stay. A hotel located right next to the Louvre museum and 1 minute away from a metro station.

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View from the Montparnasse tower

When you see a map of Paris, you can see that there’s a lot to see in this city. When people have Paris in mind, they will probably think of the Eiffel Tower first. The amazing tower in the middle of the city that can be seen from far away, is certainly a must visit in Paris. You pay around €17 to get to the top of the tower. What we recommend is to go to the Montparnasse tower. You pay around €15 to get to the 56th floor. The reason we recommend this is that, on the top of this tower, you get a 360 degrees view over Paris. So you can see the Eiffel tower from above instead when standing on the Eiffel tower where you don’t get a view on the tower itself. You can also see La Défense and other monuments like the Arc de Triomphe. Another tip we can give you is to stroll in the streets in the area of the Eiffel tower. Sometimes you get beautiful views between the building!

 

There are a lot of things to see in Paris. Let us give you our 10 examples of what you can visit during a stay in Paris:

  1. Tour Eiffel
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Musée du Louvre
  4. Sacre Coeur
  5. Opéra Garnier (the inside is wonderful!)
  6. Arc de Triomphe
  7. Centre Georges Pompidou
  8. Hotel des Invalides
  9. Pantheon
  10. Place de la Concorde

Be sure that there’s a lot more to see, get yourself a map and stroll through Paris! Another tip we can give you is to visit the Printemps stores. Not for shopping (but if you like you can do that too), but to go to the 7th floor and enjoy a lovely view from the 360 degrees terrace!

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View from the Printemps terrace

 

 

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Le metro et le RER: The best way to get to the highlights of Paris, is by using the metro or the RER subway. You can buy tickets in almost every station. You pay around €25 for a three day ticket, but we found out that if you buy a book of ten tickets (€14), it’s already enough for two per

sons for one day. So for two days metro you pay €28 which gives you a price of €9 less than buying a day ticket. One ticket will work for a full ride so if you need to take two metros to get to your destination, but you don’t leave the station, you don’t need a new ticket. We used the metro for two days instead of three, cause the first day we wanted to walk a lot. Don’t forget to walk in Paris and enjoy the lovely views you get!

Where to eat in Paris? In Paris, you can eat everything, from Japanese food to the real French food. In price you can also find a difference in Paris. If you want to keep it low budget, try the region of Quartier Latin. This neighborhood is known by the student region. You can find a lot of good restaurants over here for a good price. If you’re a student, don’t forget you student card! With a student card you can sometimes get a discount, for example a meal and drink for just €12 instead of €18. If you want something special, maybe the restaurant on the top of the Eiffel Tower is something for you?

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Hotel Du Louvre – A Hyatt Hotel

Our Hotel: We had the wonderful Hotel Du Louvre – A Hyatt Hotel. Hotel du Louvre, a Hyatt hotel is a luxury 5 Star hotel located in the heart of Paris, next to the Louvre Museum and close to the Opéra Garnier and the Palais Royal. Place Vendôme, Place de la Concorde, the Marais neighborhood, the Tuileries Garden, the major department stores and Notre-Dame Cathedral are a few steps away from the hotel, making it an ideal location for leisure and business travellers. We had a deluxe room with a view on the outside of the Louvre. The interior of the hotel is just magnificent, with everything just like in the old times. Make sure you take the elevator from glass and try to take the stairs once to see how beautiful they are! Visit their site on http://parishoteldulouvre.hyatt.com/

 

~ Safe trips ~

 

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