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14 Places to go for the Best Shopping in Paris

Paris is a city filled with history, art, architecture, food, wine, and romance. In fact, there is so much to do that you may find yourself forgetting to squeeze some time in for that oh-so-relaxing activity: shopping! Parisians are reputed…

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Explore the Marais in Paris

The Marais district of Paris has a long and rich history. From being the epicenter of medieval Paris, to the forefront of the French revolution during the storming to the Bastille, the Marais is a fascinating area to visit if…

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26 Facts about Centre Pompidou in Paris

Modern art is not for everyone. There is an aesthetic and a bursting of new ideas that is to be appreciated in modern artworks, just as there were when audiences first gazed upon the finest paintings of yesteryear. Today, the…

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Les Invalides: Tomb of Napoleon and Musée de l’Armée

Les Invalides in the 7th arrondissement of Paris is a large complex of buildings with a very interesting permanent resident: the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.  His body lies in an elaborate monument surrounded by reliefs of his accomplishments.  Officially known…

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The tiny Musée de l’Orangerie: Facts and History

One of the smallest museums in Paris, the Musée de l'Orangerie is nonetheless home to one of the most celebrated art collections in the world. Located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, the Orangerie museum features prominently the works by…

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Palais Royal in Paris: 14 Facts and History

If you have ever seen Instagram photos of Paris, you have probably seen photos of the striped columns in Palais-Royal. In a city full of monuments, this sumptuously decorated palace beckons tourists from all over the world. Which is quite…

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Palace of Versailles: Incredible Facts and History

There are few palaces that can rival the Palace of Versailles in prestige. Located in Versailles, a suburb of Paris, this incredible château is renowned for its opulence and splendour. Today, it is one of the most visited tourist attractions…

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Visit Jardin des Plantes in Paris

Right in the heart of Paris in the 5th arrondissement is a large botanical garden, called Jardin des Plantes, which also features 4 large galleries holding specimens of all types of animals. Known as Paris’ oldest botanical garden, it is…

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17 Best Museums in Paris you shouldn’t miss

Paris is an exceptionally rich city with regards to history and culture. So it is no surprise that there are so many museums in Paris. From art galleries to historical museums, with over 130 different museums, Paris has something for…

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Panthéon in Paris: What to see inside

One of the most iconic monuments in Paris, the Panthéon was intended to be a church located in the 5th arrondissement, in the heart of Paris. The best laid plans however, can change. Built in the 17th century, it was…

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Visiting the Aquarium de Paris

About 500 meters from one of the most famous monuments in the world, the Eiffel tower, is the Aquarium de Paris. Built underground with a rather nondescript entrance, millions of tourists walk by it annually without ever noticing it. Built…

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