The Ultimate City Guide: Paris, France

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How To Spend A Week In Paris

Ahh, the city of love. We’ve seen pictures of the Eiffel Tower, the massive Arc de Triomphe. Truly a magical city, Paris has a lot more that meets the eye. From the intricate cuisine to the charming culture, take this handy Paris travel guide with you when you hit the cobblestones running. If you're spending a week in Paris or a quick 24 hours, we've got you covered!

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What To See In Paris, France

There are so many things to see in Paris, and you should try to see as many of them as humanly possible. That being said, if you're on vacation the last thing you want to feel is rushed for time. You can (and should) see all the hot spots but we also love a visit off the beaten path.

Sacré-Cœur Basilica is a beautiful church located in the 18th arrondissement has views you do not want to miss. With rich history dating back to the Franco-Prussian War you must climb around 300 steps to enjoy. It's worth the cardio but beware of pick-pocketers!

Musée d'Orsay is a must-see amongst the many museums in Paris. Of course, you'll have to stop by The Louvre and get a glimpse of Mona Lisa but step inside the Gare d'Orsay, an old railway station. Remodeled into a museum you'll find paintings, sculptures, and more by artists like, Cézanne, Monet, and Van Gogh.

Don't be alarmed when I tell you to visit a cemetery while in the city of love. The Père Lachaise Cemetery is a must see, even if the temperatures are chilly. With famous people like Oscar Wilde, Édith Piaf, and Jim Morrison buried there is history among the dead. Spooky!

For those who want to shop till you drop, you absolutely must (at least) visit Galeries Lafayette. It is unlike any "mall" you've ever seen.

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What To Eat In Paris, France

Escargot, French onion soup, and fries probably come to mind when daydreaming about the French cuisine. And while you should try at least one of the stereotypical meals, dishes like duck confit, ratatouille, and foie gras will amaze you.

To get your bakery fix, head on over to Du Pain et des Idées. Stick a baguette under your arm or munch on a croissant and let all your French dreams come true.

For a delicious brunch head over to the banks of the Canal St. Martin and enjoy Chez Prune.

If you can get a reservation head to the top of the Eiffel Tower and dine at Le Jules Verne. With the option for a set menu, you're guaranteed to experience the real deal in French cooking.

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Where To Stay In Paris, France

For the fashionable jet setters, head over to Hôtel du Petit Moulin, a hotel with lots of character. Around the corner from The Louvre, you'll be in walking distance to everything.

For a secret hideaway book your stay at L'Hotel. The restaurant has earned one Michelin star, the highest honor in culinary achievement. You'll truly be wined and dined.

Thanks to the world of Airbnb, affordable or smaller accommodations are available. Do your research about the different neighborhoods or districts (referred to as arrondissements) to book the perfect location.

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