How to Explore Paris Simon's Way

Alright, I hear you - no heavy texts and long reads this time. Especially about Paris. Because you either already know what I could possibl...

Alright, I hear you - no heavy texts and long reads this time. Especially about Paris. Because you either already know what I could possibly be telling you about this city, or want to learn it your way, by means of your own experience. I'll only say that my way of exploring big cities like Paris, London or New York is to wear comfortable shoes, have my camera ready, and just set for a long stroll in whatever direction I want.

If you're into rooftop views, you may want to check this place out - Brasserie Printemps. The best way to get there is to take a metro to Havre-Caumartin Station, lines 3 and 9.
Spectacular Palais Garnier, an Italian-style opera catches everyone's eyes. Apparently, it's as magnificent inside as it is outside.
Perfect shapes.
L'├ęglise de la Madeleine is another architectural marvel destined as a pantheon to honour the Napoleon's army. A great example of a Greek colonial architecture.
Fontaine des Mers sirca 1840 features sea life sculptures.
Shopping buffs and sport cars enthusiasts will enjoy their time at the Champs Elysees. At the end of the shopping row, you can't miss the Arc de Triomphe.
As crowds become thicker, you know you're getting closer to the Eiffel Tower. Banal yet still very much alluring. It was the first ever man-made landmark my kids were looking forward to seeing.
 The same mastermind behind the Statue of Liberty in New York, Gustave Eiffel managed to create a masterpiece that became timeless.
Parisian bridges hold a special place in my heart.
Different styles, different patterns, but still very Parisian.
You can cross them as much as you want since the Seine river is very narrow.
A few more places that should be on everyone's bucket list. One of them is the Sainte-Chapelle. Frankly, it's nothing special from the outside comparing to all the grandeur and beauty of surrounding buildings. However, the real secret is kept inside. And this is simply mind-blowing!
Built in 1248 (!), the Sainte-Chapelle still holds the most extensive collection of stained glass anywhere in the world.
Another place you should absolutely consider visiting is the Louvre Museum. I only saw it from the outside as I realized I need at least a day to properly appreciate its treasures. Next time!

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