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Sep 25, 2010 - Paris    No Comments

La Sainte-Chapelle

Hours of Operation: From March to October the chapel is open from 9:30am – 6:00pm.  From November to February it is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Admission: Adults 8€, Ages 18 – 25 5€, Under 17 gets in for free

Get There: Take metro line M4 to either Cite or Saint-Michel station.  Suburban Rail lines Rer B or C will also get you there; just take it to Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame station.

The Sainte-Chapelle, the palatine chapel in the courtyard of the royal palace on the Île de la Cité, was built to house precious relics: Christ’s crown of thorns, the Image of Edessa and thirty other relics of Christ that had been in the possession of Louis IX since August 1239.

Sep 22, 2010 - Paris    1 Comment

Avenue des Champs Elysees & Arc de Triomphe

Hours of Operation: Avenue des Champs Elysees is open 24hr however, individual shops have their own open and closed hours.

Arc de Triomphe is open Apr. 1 – Sept. 30 from 10:00am – 11:00pm and between Oct. 1 – Mar. 31 from 10:00 – 10:30. Last admission 30min before closing

Admission: Arc de Triomphe: Adults 9€, 18-24 5.50€ allows you to climb to the top of the Arc and to the historical museum found underground.

Get There: Arc de Triomphe can be found at end of Avenue des Champs Elysees, hence both places can be reach via metro lines M1, M2, and M6 to Charles de Gualle – Etoile station.  In addition you can also take Suburban Rail Rer A to Charles de Gualle – Etoile station.

Avenue des Champs Elysees is a prestigious avenue in Paris. With its cinemas, cafés, luxury specialty shops and clipped horse-chestnut trees, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous streets in the world.

Arc de Triomphe stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, also known as the Place de l’Étoile. It is located at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The triumphal arch honours those who fought for France, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. On the inside and the top of the arc there are all of the names of generals and wars fought. Underneath is the tomb of the unknown soldier from World War I. The Arc de Triomphe can be reached via an underground passage way, do not attempt to cross the street.

Sep 9, 2010 - Paris    No Comments

Notre Dame Cathedral

Hours of Operation: Every day of the year between 8:00 am to 6:45 pm (7:15 pm on Saturdays and Sundays).

Admission: Free

Get There: You can take metro line M4 to Cite or Saint-Michel stations.  Another option is to take Suburban Rail Rer B or C to Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame station.

Notre Dame Cathedral is a Gothic, Roman Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. It is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Paris: that is, it is the church that contains the cathedra (official chair), of the Archbishop of Paris. Notre Dame de Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in France and in Europe.

Aug 12, 2010 - Paris    2 Comments

Eiffel Tower

Hours of Operations: Jan 1 – Jun 17: Elevator – 9:30am to 11:45pm (Final lift at 11:00pm, 10:30pm for top floor), Steps – 9:30am to 6:30pm (Final admittance 6:00pm)

Jun 18 – Aug 28: Elevator / Steps – 9:00am to 00:45am (Final lift at midnight, 11:00pm for top floor, Final admittance for steps at midnight)

Aug 29 – Dec 31: Elevator – 9:30am to 11:45 pm (Final lift at 11pm, 10:30pm for top floor), Steps – 9:30am to 6:30pm (Final admittance at 6:00pm)

Admission: Adults: Elevator to 2nd floor -8.10, top floor – 13.10, stairs to 2nd floor – 4.50

Youth (12 – 24): Elevator to 2nd floor – 6.40, top floor – 11.50, stairs to 2nd floor – 3.50

Children (4 – 11): Elevator to 2nd floor – 4, top floor – 9, stairs to 2nd floor – 3

Get There: Take Metro line M6 to Trocadero, Passy, or Bir-Hakeim stations; Metro line M8 to Ecole Militaire station; Metro line M9 to Trocadero or lena station; Finally you can take the Suburban Rail RER C7 to Champ de Mars – Tour Eiffel or Port de l’Alma station.

The Eiffel Tower is an 1889 iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower, which is the tallest building in Paris, is the single most visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch for the 1889 World’s Fair.

Jan 1 – Jun 17: Elevator – 9:30am to 11:45pm (Final lift at 11:00pm, 10:30pm for top floor), Steps – 9:30am to 6:30pm (Final admittance 6:00pm). Jun 18 – Aug 28: Elevator / Steps – 9:00am to 00:45am (Final lift at midnight, 11:00pm for top floor, Final admittance for steps at midnight), Aug 29 – Dec 31: Elevator – 9:30am to 11:45 pm (Final lift at 11pm, 10:30pm for top floor), Steps – 9:30am to 6:30pm (Final admittance at 6:00pm)