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    Travel: 4 Days in Paris

    4 days in Paris – the best way to spend a little time away and enjoy the city of love. We spent some of the most beautiful days in this French city back in September. Here’s how we spent our four days! 4 Days in Paris Day One After arriving via Eurostar we checked into our Hotel in Le Marais and ventured out to pick up our Museum Passes – then, we booked in our time spot for the Louvre. Then we visited Galeries Lafayette.…

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    Travel: Paris Sights

    Paris Sights – I’m not talking about the big items, like the Eiffel Tower, or the Mona Lisa, but the more integrated pieces that are found throughout the city. The sights you’ll find walking around enjoying the city of love. Paris Sights These next few sights are places we walked by about 12 times total, all within a few blocks of our hotel. Le Marais is such a great neighbourhood. Okay, these just look like so much fun – I wanted try and jump from…

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    Travel: D’win Hotel

    D’win Hotel in the Marais district of Paris – the 4th arrondissement, is a sweet little place to lay your head. It’s only a two block walk from the metro. Oh, and at $190 Canadian a night, a good deal for the area. There are a lot of stairs though – small little ups and downs. Our room was 3 steps down from the main hallway on the 4th floor. No lift, so be sure you know that before booking. The best part of this…

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    Travel: Galeries Lafayette

    Galeries Lafayette – well, it’s a shoppers heaven. Looking for Chanel? Louis Vuitton? Or perhaps other high end designers? This is your place. It’s all one store, yet with various boutiques. Many of them have stanchions to queue people up since there are more shoppers than room in the store. We visited on our first night in Paris and I bought a scarf. Funny story. I found a scarf I liked, yet I left it on the shelf (there were about 4). Then on the…

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    Travel: Musée du Louvre

    The Musée du Louvre is a great place to spend the afternoon. Just don’t forget to prebook your time slot on their website after you get your advanced tickets. Otherwise, you’ll be out of luck if you want to visit. Musée du Louvre First, be sure you see the Mona Lisa – and plan for at least an hour start to finish on that experience. We did it first and then enjoyed the rest of our visit. It’s important if you’re on a tight timeline…

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    Travel: Mona Lisa

    Seeing the Mona Lisa is such a great experience. Visiting the Louvre is awesome, although I like the Musée d’Orsay better – I’m a painting person. First, expect to wait – and then wait – and then wait some more. All in all, we waited 45 minutes to see her (and only for 3 minutes, I might add). Seems silly, right? Well, if you like people, or like people watching rather, than this is a lot of fun. Seeing the Mona Lisa This is line…

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    Travel: Gallery of Coaches

    Gallery of Coaches – it’s an exhibit that’s just outside of the Palace of Versailles. It’s free to attend or perhaps no one checked us for tickets. Or, maybe it’s included in your palace tour ticket. Either way, it’s worth the stop to check out all of these beautiful carriages. Some for travel, others for ceremonies – like funerals or coronations. Gallery of Coaches It’s a little hard to find – see the little sign on the second post from the right – that’s the…