Whether seen by a long, leisurely walk or from one of the many excellent tour boats, the view along the Seine River in Paris is a delight.
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La Tour Eiffel can be seen changing shades from cocoa to gold as dusk fades to dark. The lights along its four pillars melding into the spire are only one of the many sights not to be missed.
Joining the left and right banks (the ‘rive gauche’ and the ‘rive droit’) along this ancient river are bridges themselves no stranger to time.
The oldest extant is Pont Neuf, ironically called ‘the new bridge’, whose first stone was laid by Henry III in 1578. Continued during the reign of his successor Henry IV in 1598, the construction was an enormous undertaking for the time. Finally completed in 1607, the bridge itself is, in a sense, older than France. At the time, the country was still split into fairly independent regions, such as Burgundy, Champagne and Normandy. Read more…
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Europe is sometimes cruel to tight pockets, but if you are observant, in fact there are many free and inexpensive things that can be enjoyed, including at the fashion city as caliber as Paris.
Paris is the storehouse of the world famous museums. Two of them are are the Louvre and Orsay. Despite having to pay expensive tickets and lining up for a long time, being able to see Mona Lisa smile is an unforgettable experience.
The good news is, all the museums in Paris allow free admission on the first Sunday of each month. The line was still long, but free at least.
Imagine the following situation: you have checked out the hotel, but the departure time to the next town is still long. Instead of sitting idle you choose a walk, but you are reluctant to carry bags or pay locker rent.
The solution is, leave luggage at the luggage care counter in Louvre Museum. It’s on the inside of the main pyramid, not far from the museum entrance. Not only jackets and umbrellas, backpacks and luggages can be deposited, free of charge until six o’clock PM. Read more…
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