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No trip to France is complete without visiting Paris. The city has an embarrassment of riches, from its museums and palaces to world-class restaurants and shops. It would take multiple lifetimes to explore it all from top to bottom—and that's not counting the Louvre. If you have a lot on your sightseeing agenda, be sure to take the time to just sit in a café and watch the world parade by.
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  • Architecture


  • The Louvre is home to some of the greatest treasures in the art world, including the Mona Lisa, The Winged Victory, and Venus de Milo.
  • Get some exercise—and be awed by the views—with a climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, or take an elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
  • The beauty and harmony of Notre-Dame Cathedral is unsurpassed. Don't miss the carved gargoyles and the stained-glass windows.
  • Eat well at a five-star restaurant or humble bistro, and take time to window shop along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

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