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Days 7-9
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Who can resist the allure of Paris? The city has an embarrassment of riches from its museums and palaces to world-class restaurants and shops. It could take you 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 also take the time to just sit in a café and watch the world parade by.
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  • Nightlife
  • Museums
  • Art and Culture


  • 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.
  • Take a day trip to the Palace of Versailles, once the home of Louis XIV and his 20,000 courtiers.
  • 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.


  • No matter when you visit Paris, a major event will be happening, from the Tour de France to wine, food, rock, and jazz festivals.

Side Trips

  • Visit Monet's house and gardens at Giverny, 44 mi/71 km northwest of Paris.
  • Take the kids to Disneyland Paris, 24 mi/39 km east of the city.

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