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Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower

One of the most iconic landmarks in the world, the Eiffel Tower is a must see.  From most places in Paris it is hard to miss but making the journey to get as close as possible is worth the walk.  Besides seeing it in the daytime, starting around sunset time the tower will begin to light up.  Then starting at 7:00 pm the tower will begin to twinkle the lights for 5 minutes. 

River Cruise

My friends and I went through the company Bateaux Parisiens which was included in our Paris Pass.  We decided to wait until 8:00 pm to go on the cruise to explore the River Seine and see the city at night. 

Château de Versailles

While the palace is an hour and a half out of the city it is 100% worth the journey.  The palace is so extravagant and beautifully decorated its hard not to feel like royalty walking through the rooms.  I also recommend exploring the wonderful gardens that seem to go on forever.  During our time there, the gardens had fountain shows which did cost an extra fee but were an experience I don’t think I will forget anytime soon!

Baked Goods

Take advantage of the access to the most delicious baked goods you can find.  From croissants, to baguettes, make sure to pick up a macaron or two and indulge in those lovely carbs.  Bakeries can be found on just about every corner in the city and are always filled with freshly baked items.  If you are feeling like you want to splurge a little make your way to a Laudrée for the most famous macaron shop in the city!

Emma Ulrich is an Marketing Management and Business Communications student at the University of St. Thomas studying abroad in London for Fall 2019. Emma hopes to not only learn about London and the United Kingdom but explore other European cultures and learn more about the world than just little Minnesota. Keep checking back for more of Emma’s blogs here.

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