Top 6 things to do in Paris, France
- Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral which stands at 420 ft tall (128 meters). It was built in 1345 with its gothic architecture, rose windows and gargoyle statues remaining a prominent part of the city. The outstanding construction is in the heart of Paris and is free to enter – great for those traveling on a budget.
- Eiffel Tower
No visit to Paris would be complete without mentioning the Eiffel Tower. One of the most recognised and visited tourist attraction in the world the iron-lattice tower is nearly three times the height of Notre-Dame and over 1000 ft tall (324 meters). Founded in 1889, the tower is split into three sections where the public can gain access to the different floor via the lift or the stairs. However, depending on how good you are with heights, prices do vary for adults and children on the floor you want to visit. As with any popular tourist attraction arrive early to beat the queues.
- Montapassne Tower
An alternative to the Eiffel Tower, Montapassne gives you a bird’s eye view of the city. The skyscraper, also known as Tour Montpassne, is 210 ft tall (64 meters) and is easily reachable by metro with the station of the same name. Although, it is 15 Euro per person the lesser-known attraction is for those who don’t like crowds or queues while also getting a stunning view of the surroundings.
- Seine River Cruise
A must for who have a limited amount of time in the capital. A boat cruise along the Seine River is a cheap way to see all the main sites without having to move from your seat. Most cruises are free to go on if you have a Paris pass which may be worth investing in if you plan to visit a lot of museums and attractions while in the city. Along the river, you can expect to see the Eiffel Tower, Orsay museum and the Notre Dame Cathedral.
- Visit a wine bar
Whether you are a Chardonnay or Chateau Margaux type of wine drinker Paris has plenty to offer in terms of wineries, tours and bistros celebrating one of its famous exports.
- Explore the streets of Paris
Exploring by foot, train or bus it is easy and relatively cheap to get around the streets of Paris. A basic Metro ticket cost 1.90 Euro while ten tickets will cost you 14.90 Euro depending on how long you are in the city and how many attractions you want to tick off from your list.
Top 5 things to do in Dusseldorf, Germany
- Just Go and Explore
The city has plenty to offer whether you are exploring the old town, tourist attractions or back streets of Dusseldorf. For every area, you pass it is filled with a rich history of cathedrals and monuments making Germany a notable place to visit. Dusseldorf is a mid-priced city in terms of costs. According to Expatistan, the city is the sixth most expensive place to visit in Germany.
- Rhine Tower
The Rhine Tower is a telecommunications tower with a 360-degree view of Dusseldorf and neighboring city Cologne. It stands at 174.5 meters high and is the tallest building in Dusseldorf. The sculpture features an observation deck, restaurant and bar and is one of the most popular attractions in the city. There is a small entrance fee of 9 euros which can only be paid in cash.
- Classic Remise
Classic Remise is a place for vintage and classic cars. Even if you don’t know your spark plugs to your air filters this center has everything you can imagine in terms historic vehicles. There are only two of these centers in the world (the other being in Berlin) so is well-worth a visit and something different to do on a holiday.
Located along Dusseldorf Tonhallenufer, Fishmark features around 90 stalls selling fish, fruit and veg, flowers and crafts. However, check your holiday dates as the market is only on for seven Sunday throughout the year between April and November. Expect the market to be busy with many people enjoying the food, drink and entertainment that they have on offer.
- Drink an Erdinger
Germany is famous for its production in beers and Dusseldorf is no different. Local breweries such as Uerige, Fuchschen and Kurzer are all great and well worth a visit and if you want to try some of their local beer. There are endless bars, pubs and restaurants which offer local, national and international beer, however, I couldn’t get enough of Erdinger Weissbrau Weissbier which is a wheat beer.
Memorized by the stunning and beautiful city of Dublin. Definitely worth another visit and recommended for anyone who loves to travel.
Amsterdam: Discord in the City
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Photo Story-Columbia Market
For my 10 piece photo story I wanted to capture the public event of the Columbia Market, which is a weekly event every Sunday located at Bethnal Green in East London. I wanted to showcase Columbia Market’s practicality and uniqueness to the public by promoting it as a great weekly event.