• Musée d'Orsay: 3ten.ca

    Travel: Musée d’Orsay

    The Musée d’Orsay is worth the visit – to me, it’s better than any other museum in Paris and quite possibly my favourite museum of all time. It’s full of so much impressionist art and I could sit there and stare at it all day long. Not to mention the location of this place is beautiful. Right by the river with all the boats and traffic, so urban and cosmopolitan. Musée d’Orsay Our first stop at the Musée – the Upper Level 5. Full of…

  • Arc de Triomphe: 3ten.ca

    Travel: Arc de Triomphe

    The Arc de Triomphe is a monument in Paris and it’s a memorial to honour the soldiers who fought in the fought and died for France in the Revolutionary and Napoleon Wars. There are 660 names inscribed in the stone. Arc de Triomphe The monument isn’t very tall – only about 13 floors, yet when you’re walking it up certainly feels like a lot! If you’re looking to get a pic right in front of the arch like we did above, you’ll have to dart…

  • Eiffel Tower: 3ten.ca

    Travel: Eiffel Tower Paris

    The Eiffel Tower Paris is one of those icon worldly travel sights you just need to see. Even if you don’t travel up to the top, or spend much time there, you need to just look out the window of your taxi to see it. For me, it’s like a symbol of yes, I’m a traveller. I made it the 7000+ km across the ocean. So cool. The weird part, it’s a bit ugly. Brown, not black, and for reasons I can appreciate, the base…

  • Sacré-Cœur Basilica: 3ten.ca

    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

    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…