In an attempt to avoid boring the life out of anyone that may actually be reading this, I’ve decided to keep my Eurotrip posts short and sweet (well, sort of…). Here are some highlights from the couple of days I spent in Paris! 

The Eiffel Tower, duh.
If you’re in Paris, and you don’t visit the Eiffel Tower, were you really in Paris, then? IMG_6940.JPGExactly. The Eiffel Tower is open all day, from 9am until 11pm/midnight, depending on the time of year you visit. 9 euro (approx. $10) gets you to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, and 15.50 euro gets you to the very top. There are three lifts transporting guests, but if you’re feeling extra adventurous, you have the option to walk up
and/or down the 704 steps of the tower. 
A side note: if you’d like to visit the top of the Eiffel Tower, be sure to plan accordingly, as it closes 30 minutes to an hour earlier than the 2nd floor. 

Musée du Louvre
One of the largest museums in the world, and home to Leonardo di Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Even if you’re not big on museums, this one is definitely a must-see. The artwork is incredibly breathtaking – one could spend days, or even weeks, exploring and absorbing all of the history and beauty that each wing has to offer. 
 
Seine River Cruise
Hours after we arrived in Paris, we headed over to the IMG_6612.JPGEiffel Tower, and boarded our hour-long Seine River cruise. Our EF tour guide was kind enough provide us with bottles of champagne for the ride, which made it even more enjoyable. While cruising along the Seine, you’re able to take in unbelievable views
of all that Paris has to offer, and get some great shots of the Eiffel Tower, as well! This experience was absolutely magical, and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting the city. I also recommend taking the cruise at sunset!
 
Palace of Versailles  
Located just a short train ride outside of Paris, the Palace of 
Versailles is one of the most extraordinary places I’ve ever visited. Walking through each beautifully-decorated room, knowing that they once belonged to the likes of Marie Antoinette, Louis XIV, and so forth, was unreal. My only gripe is that we weren’t given sufficient time to fully explore the gardens, which looked equally as beautiful.

Favorite Restaurant: O’Delice L’Original
I wasn’t in Paris for very long, and didn’t have a real chance to truly enjoy Parisian cuisine, but this fast food restaurant next to our hotel was surprisingly delicious! I think I ordered from here three times in our three nights in Paris. Oops. Their paninis were incredible – definitely the best I’ve ever had – and I would pretty much do anything for one of them right now. They were also open pretty late, and were a great midnight snack, considering everywhere else was closed by the time we got back to our hotel each night. I’m not even kidding when I say that O’Delice L’Original might have been one of the best places I ate at during the course of this entire trip (excluding all of the amazing restaurants in Italy, of course!)
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