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Paris in 5 Days- Top 10 places to visit and Desserts to try!!

France, Travel & Desserts | September 11, 2016 | By

5. Love Lock Bridge

love lock bridge

Just as you exit the Tuileries Garden from behind right across is the Love-lock Bridge. It is the narrowest road bridge in Paris built in 1828. You can purchase a lock from one of the street sellers there , they give you marker pens to write your name(s) , lock it onto the bridge, make a wish and throw the keys into the river ! There is nothing extraordinary about this bridge, it’s just one of those experiences you don’t want to miss in “The City of Love” 🙂 You might catch the accordion player entertaining the tourist , whom you can pay some euros to play your favorite songs. This bridge is also a close entry point to the Seine Batobus

ENTRY– Free

TIP– Locks are definitely more expensive here. These are regular locks and the prices range from 10-25 euros. You can support a local business or bring your own locks from home :). 

6. Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Another enduring symbol of Paris, the Notre Dame Cathedral (meaning “our lady of Paris” in French) is a medieval Gothic cathedral located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris with its main entrance to the West.  No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to this historical world famous gem! There is a long security line , but trust me when I say the wait is worth it!!  

Notre Dame CathedralAbove is a picture of the entrance,notice the details in Gothic architecture! As you enter the cathedral you cannot miss the beautifully painted glass windows (below).

Notredame glass paintings

Every window has its own unique pattern, with an influence of naturalism and overall the awe-striking paintings, art and sculpture bring out stories from the Bible.

notredame interior

This beautiful cathedral welcomes people irrespective of religion and faith. We were so lucky that we got to experience an evening prayer at the time of visit. You can walk around the cathedral and you will find a beautiful benched flower garden by the Seine river where you can simply sit, relax and enjoy its serene beauty.

cathedral

ENTRY– Free entry to the cathedral and a small fee to climb to the tower (free with Paris Pass) which is 387 steps to get to the top for a panoromic view of the city and see the famous gargoyles up close. 

TIP- Walk around the Cathedral, it is a lovely place to spend the evening… There is free wifi at the benched garden. 

Sightseeing: Luxembourg Gardens/Palace and MontMarte

  1. Arthi K
    September 22, 2016

    Amazing Thula!! Been wanting to go to Paris for a while… this is great! will definitely come to good use when the time comes, hopefully soon!;)

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 22, 2016

      That’s exciting … and im glad you found the article useful. thanks for your feedback Arthi ! 🙂

  2. Pawan Bahuguna
    October 27, 2016

    Thanks for sharing Paris experience. Would love to go Paris soon.