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Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower, taken from near the Seine River

Paris is basically a one big city museum. Even on my second trip to the city (in 2010, once before in 2004), I felt the same. Everything, even the most basic building, could pass as an architectural masterpiece in another city.

Looking at the Arc de Triomphe from Champs Elysées

Looking at the Arc de Triomphe from Champs Elysées

View of Champs Elysées from the top of the Arc de Triomphe

View of Champs Elysées from the top of the Arc de Triomphe

The Louvre is probably in the top three of everyone's itineraries. Unless you're really into historical art, it's probably way bigger than you'd expect or like. We decided to just check out the Denon Wing of the museum, as it had the famous Mona Lisa painting.

Looking up at the pyramid from inside The Louvre

Looking up at the pyramid from inside The Louvre

At night, we checked out the sparkling Eiffel Tower, going up to the top deck. It wasn't too crowded at the time, and it gave spectacular views of the city and the Seine river running through it.

View from the Eiffel Tower

View from the Eiffel Tower

There are also boat cruise tours down below that will take you on the Seine river around a lot of the city's landmarks, like the Notre Dame cathedral.

After the boat tour, we were able to go the well known Moulin Rouge. It was a great experience, very entertaining with a little bit of cheesiness. I actually found the acts during intermissions to be equally as entertaining as the show itself. (My Yelp review).

Outside of the Moulin Rouge. Read my Yelp review on the show.

Paris is a unique city and it's easy to see why it's one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Even having been there twice, I'd love to go back and experience more.

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