The Eiffel Tower

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There’s so many ways to experience the Eiffel Tower and every one of them is amazing. My personal favorite is grabbing a bottle of French wine and just lounging in one of the grassy areas nearby.

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View of the Eiffel Tower from the Arc de Triomphe.

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Oh yea, the one and only RoverBob. I should have said 34 Amazing photos. Honestly, I hate selfies, but it’s not often I’m in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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Good friends in Paris with some money to blow and an unlimited supply of French wine. It doesn’t get much better than that. We’ve come a long way since Lumberton, NC.

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New Glass Floor of the Eiffel Tower. This is supposed to be like the Ledge at the Sears Tower in Chicago, but the glass isn’t clear enough for it to be that scary.

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The Louvre

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The immense crowds around the Mona Lisa (the smallest picture in the room on the far side wall). Kind of annoying, I thought people were going to start assaulting each other with their selfie-sticks.

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The most famous painting in the world or the most disappointing? Yea I said it, but if you’ve seen it in person, chances are you were thinking the same thing. No one walks away believing they saw something life-changing.

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The Venus de Milo, the 2nd of the three ladies (the Mona Lisa is the 1st).

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The Winged Victory of Samothrace, the last of the three ladies.

Musée d’Orsay

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I liked Musée d’Orsay’s interior much more than the Louvre’s. It’s housed in an old train station and impossible to get lost since its just a giant rectangle.

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Van Gogh’s Starry Night over the Rhone, my favorite piece of art in Paris.

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Van Gogh’s Self Portrait (he made many “self portraits” so this isn’t the only one).

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Van Gogh’s Rest From Work. There’s a lot of great art in the Musée d’Orsay, but Van Gogh’s was the most visually striking and my personal favorite.

The Arc de Triomphe

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Looking down Avenue de la Grande Armée towards La Defense from the Arc de Triomphe.

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Looking down Champs-Élysées from the Arc de Triomphe.

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Eternal Flame that burns below the Arc de Triomphe in memory of dead soldiers who were never identified.

Notre Dame

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Notre Dame was probably my least favorite of all the main tourist sites in Paris. I waited over an hour for a tower tour, which turned out to be cattle herding between roped/caged off zones. Didn’t help that it was close to 100 degrees that day.

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I took this photo after I did the tower tour. The line was well past where I’m standing a few hours prior.

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View from one of the Notre Dame towers looking over the River Seine towards the Eiffel Tower. La Defense is also visible in the background.

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View from the right tower of Notre Dame looking down the River Seine.

The Pantheon

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Rodin Museum

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The Rodin Museum is a bit of a hidden gem in Paris that most travelers miss.

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