• Sacré-Cœur Basilica: 3ten.ca
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    Travel: Sacré-Cœur Basilica

    Sacré-Cœur Basilica is a sight to see in Paris. Not only is it a beautifully historic building, it also offers spectacular views of the city. The hike up makes it worth having a snack and taking a break. Sacré-Cœur Basilica You can take the metro as close as you can, yet do enjoy the winding walk that will take you about 20-25 minutes to reach the top. If you like people watching, this is the place. Turn your jacket inside out and take a seat.…

  • Metro in Paris: 3ten.ca
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    Travel: Metro in Paris

    Metro in Paris is an easy way to get around. It’s flexible and the schedule is full of so many trains coming and going. The one tricky part is the tickets. We got the carnet in a 10 pack, so for 14.90 euro. A good deal. Now, what’s tricky? The part is how they are used. We were told by the metro agent that the tickets are only good for one way – no transfers. Yet on more than 7 occasions (and actually just not…

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    Travel: Montparnasse Tower

    Montparnasse Tower – the best views in Paris. Well, to see the city, anyway. We got the 48 hour pass, where you could visit twice – once during the day and then again at night. Well worth it. The views are so different at night versus during the day. Be sure to check it out for some awesome city views. Montparnasse Tower No need to buy your ticket ahead of time – there is no cost savings (or wasn’t at the time we went) and…

  • Eurostar London to Paris: 3ten.ca
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    Travel: Eurostar London to Paris

    Eurostar London to Paris is well worth checking out. The trip itself is just over 2 hours and 30 minutes. Plus, unlike going to the airport for an international flight, you only have to show up 60-45 minutes beforehand. Leaving you far more time to visit London or Paris. The last awesome part of travelling by train – your drop-off and pick-up points are in the city centre. Not hours away at an airport. Eurostar First – keep you eye on Eurostar’s site – that’s…

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    Travel: 4 Days in London

    4 days in London – that’s right, this past September we ventured over the pond as people sometimes call it and spend 4 days in London and 4 days in Paris, coupled with a couple of travel days for an awesome 10 day trip. So – where to start? First, we got a great deal on flights. I used Hopper this time, but didn’t buy directly from them. Instead I used the app to keep track of flight prices. Once that was done, I did…