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WANDERLUST; Paris – the must see and must do list

Posted in europe, france, travel with tags , , on August 2, 2011 by Chloe Partikas

Paris is famous because it is grand, rich in history, romantic and beautiful. To even skim all of what Paris has to offer you need to stay for at least one week, in order to explore and have a perfect balance of a touristey experience and getting to know the more hidden Paris.

Here is my list of the Parisian sights worth seeing and visiting.

The Eiffel Tower, of course. This iconic 324 metre tall tower was built for the world fair in 1889 World Fair and was originally going to be pulled down afterwards. Mum and I had lunch on the first floor whilst enjoying views out over Paris. I would recommend taking a picnic of cheese and wine and sitting on the lawns nearby on a sunny afternoon.

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WANDERLUST; Street art in Paris

Posted in europe, france, travel with tags , , , , on August 2, 2011 by Chloe Partikas

For the first half of our week in Paris mum and I rented this apartment through airbnb in Belleville.

I really liked the area because it was multicultural – I could get baklava at any time of the day or night – but mum wanted to be somewhere more elegant, ie. somewhere that conformed to the stereotype of how Paris is in most people’s minds.  So we struck up a deal; half of the week in grungey Belleville, the other half of the week in the posh Hotel Baltimore in the 16th arrondissement.

Here is the view of a quiet Parisian street out of our apartment window.

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