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7 Hours in Paris

A January 2008 trip to Paris by aviron7

Champs Elysees Buildings Photo, Paris, France More Photos
Quote: Think you can't see much with a 7-hour layover in Paris? Well you're wrong!

7 Hours in Paris

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Overview

Champs Elysees Buildings Photo, Paris, France
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On our flight back from Africa, my friend and I had a 7-hour layover in Paris from 6:15am to 1:30pm. We found that that is PLENTY of time to hit the main spots in Paris.We had a friend of a friend pick us up at the airport and drive us around, but the same places could be hit up in a cab.In the morning, we did hit traffic getting into Paris, it was about a 30 minute drive into the city, but once there, it was fairly easy to get around.We first went down the Champs-Elysees and drove around the roundabout that circles the Arc de Triomphe. Then we headed over to the Eiffel Tower where we got out and walked around at 2 different spots. Our last stop was Notre Dame Cathedral where we took a ...Read More

Eiffel Tower

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Eiffel Tower Photo, Paris, France
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When the Eiffel Tower first came into view as we drove down the streets towards it tears formed in my eyes. It seems silly, as many times as i've seen pictures of it, i just couldn't imagine that it would have such an impact on me to actually see it in person; it's quite an incredible site.We parked down the street at some metered spaces and started walking towards the tower across a park that was in front of it. The park made it so that you could get a great view of the whole thing before you actually walked up to it. The entire structure is more incredible when you're actually standing under it. To look up and see the ginormous pieces of metal it took to construct this was awe inspiring. a...Read More

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Eiffel Tower
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