A pit-stop at the Marais

Chez Marianne, Paris

When you walk through the wonderful neighborhood of the Marais – maybe from Place de la Bastille, crossing Place des Vosges (always worth a detour), you will find a lot of good restaurants of various kinds. I myself normally don’t go to classy restaurants while travelling; it costs me simply to much time. A good alternative in the Marais is Chez Marianne, a nice small restaurant in a sidestreet. You can sit outside and if it is too crowded – they also got a comptoir for food to take away.

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Tour Eiffel

Tour Eiffel, Paris

One of the major sights in Paris, close to the Champ de Mars. Built in 1887 by Gustave Eiffel as a watch tower for the World Exhibition – and in remembrance of the French revolution – this iron giant draws the attention of people from all over the world. It’s the landmark of Paris and can be seen from most places inthe city.

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Next stop: Art

Musée d'Orsay, Paris

The Musée d’Orsay is an art museum in Paris, France. It is located within the old train station Gare d’Orsay close to the Seine, within the 7th arrondissement. The railway station – built for the World Exhibition in 1900 – was transformed into a museum in 1977 by order of the French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.

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