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The Hot Spots of Paris
Planning a trip to Paris? If so, you have probably been hitting your head against the wall wondering how to best spend your time allotment. No matter where you go, there are some attractions that you simply will not want to miss. Here's a little travel information for some of those places.

The Eiffel Tower is located at Eiffel Tower Champs de Mars, this icon will cost from €3.9 to €11.00 for adults and children over 12 year. For children ages 3 to 12, the cost will range from €2.3 to €6.0. (Children under 3 can visit free.) There are 4 different levels to the Eiffel Tower: the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor, and the top. The ground floor offers souvenir shops, currency exchange and information booths. The first floor is a historical array of displays and artifacts. It also has a snack bar and an internet station. With its 360° view of Paris, the second floor has specialty food products, restaurants, internet stations, souvenir shops, and snack bars. You can also take the elevator to the top of the Tower from here. The top level boasts of two levels – inside and outside. You may view the office of Gustave Eiffel with wax figures of Gustave and Edison, or you may enjoy the view by day or night with the help of panoramic indicators. Although you may have to wait to use the elevator, it is well worth the minor inconvenience.

The Muse du Louvre should absolutely be the next stop on your list. It has been open to the public since 1793 and is home to the world's largest collection of museum pieces. Admission to the Louvre ranges from €6 to €13, depending on the type of ticket you would like to purchase. Free maps and schedules are available at the information desks so that you may choose which tour you would like to attend. The Louvre offers thematic trails, guided tours, classes, and workshops. Though much history is found inside the museum, it would be a disgrace to miss the gardens outside. The artwork of the gardens is comparable to the interior artwork.

Your trip is not complete without a stop at the Notre Dame Cathedrale. The Cathedrale may be the most historical building in Paris. Pope Alexander III laid the foundation stone in 1163 to begin construction on the Cathedrale. Its construction was complete about 1345. However, during the Revolution at the end of the 18th century, several treasures were destroyed or stolen. Its interior was then used as a warehouse for food and forage. Since its completion, the Cathedrale has survived at least 2 other historical disasters. Today, the Cathedrale stands in tranquility awaiting your visit. While there, you may elect to visit the historical monuments, the Towers of Notre-Dame, the museum or the Old Paris archaeological crypt. Or, you may simply be swept away by the beautiful crucifix and leave your confession with a priest. No matter what you see at the Cathedrale, you will certainly be blessed. Visiting hours are from 7:45 AM to 6:45 PM.

Another stop should be at the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre. Translated to The Sacred-Heart Basilica of Montmartre, this building and its congregants are simply amazing. Situated atop a hill, the Basilica's view is breathtaking. The Basilica has not changed much at all from the tradition of its early days. In fact, since its invocation in 1919 when it was declared a basilica, it has remained an independent sanctuary instead of a parish church.

No matter why or when you're in Paris, be sure to stop by these amazing places. You'll be glad you did.
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Author of this article is Joe Goertz. To read more visit his website: My Outdoor Magazine.
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