Where to Stay in Paris

Where to Stay in Paris in 2024: Best Hotels and Neighborhoods for Your Budget

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Choosing where to stay in Paris can feel overwhelming. There are so many options! To make things easier for you, we have narrowed down the long list of hotels into just a few great properties, organized by neighborhood and budget.  Overview of Paris Before we jump into the best hotels in Paris, here is a quick geography lesson. This is …

Alsace Itinerary

3 Days on the Alsace Wine Route Itinerary

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The Alsace wine route, located in eastern France, is a wonderful blend of fairytale towns and picturesque vineyards. 3 days on the Alsace wine route gives you enough time to visit a handful of these charming towns and to explore the countryside. About the Alsace Wine Route The Alsace wine route stretches 170 km, starting near Strasbourg in the north …

Paris

Paris Bucket List: 40 Epic Things to Do in Paris

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Stroll along the Champs-Élysées, dine at an outdoor café, enjoy the views from the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, say hi to the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, and day trip to Versailles. These all top the list of the best things to do in Paris, but there are also neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try. Below …

Best Views of Paris

Best Views of Paris: 17 Iconic Views & Photography Locations

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Paris is one of Europe’s loveliest cities. Without a doubt, a trip up the Eiffel Tower or a stroll down the Champs-Elysees tops the list of best experiences in Paris, especially for first-timers. But getting a magical view over the city is also an unforgettable experience, and there are a lot of magical places to try. If you want to …

3 Day Paris Itinerary

3 Days in Paris: The Perfect Itinerary for Your First Visit

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So, you’re planning a trip to Paris? Welcome to one of our favorite cities. With 3 days in Paris, you have enough time to take in the view from the Eiffel Tower, say hi to Mona Lisa in the Louvre, eat street food crepes, climb the Arc de Triomphe, explore several Parisian neighborhoods, and visit the amazing Palace of Versailles. …

Easter in Paris

Easter in Paris: How to Have the Best Experience

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Easter in Paris…sounds nice, doesn’t it? Spring flowers, warm temperatures, enjoying the view from the Eiffel Tower. Sure, that sounds nice, but it’s not always the reality. You could get cold weather, rain showers, and long queues to get into the most popular tourist destinations. I would love to tell you that Easter in Paris is a glorious experience, but …

Pere Lechaise

Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Photos

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Pere Lachaise Cemetery, located in Paris, France, is one of the best known and most visited cemeteries in the world. A visit here may sound like a macabre way to spend an afternoon, but a stroll among the tombstones and mausoleums can be fascinating. Entering the cemetery is almost like entering another world. The traffic and the rush of city …

Looking down the Champs-Elysees at night from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

Ten Fun Things to Do in Paris with Kids

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In 2012, our trip to London and Paris was our kids’ very first experience in Europe. They were only 8 and 9 years old at the time, so we wanted to pick two cities that had recognizable landmarks, good food, and fun things to do with kids. During our four days in Paris we toured most of the major sites, …

Cycle Mont Ventoux

Cycling Mont Ventoux, the Giant of Provence

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Mont Ventoux is one of the most famous mountains in Europe. It is featured in many Tour de France races, appearing every several years as one of the great climbs of the race. The history and the drama that has unfolded on this mountain is legendary. For cyclists, both amateur and professional, Mont Ventoux is a climb that makes the …

Monaco Course

Driving the Monaco Grand Prix Race Course

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The Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula 1 Race held every year in Monaco. It is one of the most prestigious races in the world, the course winding through the narrow streets of Monaco. In the days leading up to the event, the streets of Monaco are transformed for the race. Barriers are set up, grandstands are erected, and sponsor …

Cannes Film Festival

Joining the Paparazzi during the Cannes Film Festival

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Our timing was amazing during our trip to the French Riviera. Tim and I randomly picked a week in May to spend in the French Riviera and Provence and we were lucky enough to be able see the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix course. Tim and I spent an afternoon in Cannes. The town was filled with …