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Musée du Vin (Wine Museum), 5 Rue des Eaux (square Charles Dickens): Situated in a former monastry across the river from the Eiffel Tower, the Musée du Vin as you would expect offers tasting lessons and all things wine. Perhaps take the Metro (Passy stop) and not drive!
Notre Dame de Paris, Paris: Forget the Hunchback! Our Lady of Paris is a fine example of French Gothic architechture and worth a visit providing you don’t mind a wait to get in! The site of the Notre Dame has been a place of religious importance dating back to the sixth century, yet following the revolution the cathedral suffered desecration; however, Vitor Hugo’s campaign succeeded in restoring this magnificant building. Notre Dame is No.3 in our Travel Icon Series.
Palace and Park of Fontainebleau - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Paris, Banks of the Seine - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Hotel Seven, 20, rue Berthollet, 75005 Paris: A stylish hotel in the Latin Quarter (the 5eme arrondissement). Read Adventurous Kate’s review Hotel 7 — Paris’s Most Stylish Boutique Hotel for an insight into this work of art.
Rick Steves Podcast: Listen to the Rick Steves show Midnight In Paris; Hidden Gardens of Paris; Richard Wiese: Born to Explore, where Rick chats to tour guide Arnaud Servignat and writer Elaine Sciolino about relaxing parks and enchanting spots for midnight liaisons.
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