PARIS, FRANCE

I'd love to share some of the best moments I captured from my trip to Paris in August 2015. Paris is a city with so much art, culture, history. My plan is to live in Paris at some point in my life and experience the life in Paris, hopefully that will happen sooner rather than later.

The infamous Eiffel Tower. Constructed from 1887–1889. The tower is 324 meters (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris. 

The infamous Eiffel Tower. Constructed from 1887–1889. The tower is 324 meters (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris. 

Me in front of Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel. It was built between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napoleon's military victories of the previous year. 

Me in front of Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel. It was built between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napoleon's military victories of the previous year. 

THE LOUVRE! 

The Louvre or the Louvre Museum the world's largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. The Musée du Louvre contains more than 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art in eight curatorial departments with more than 60,600 square meters dedicated to the permanent collection. The Louvre exhibits sculptures, objets d'art, paintings, drawings, and archaeological finds.

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HOW TO GET AROUND: 
The best way to get around Paris is on foot and by metro. The metro, part of the city's RATP public transportation system, is easily accessible, cost-effective and runs 16 extensive routes throughout metropolitan Paris. You can purchase single tickets (1.90 euros or $2.12 for a single, one-way journey), but it's easier to purchase a book of 10 t+ tickets or a Mobilis day pass. The book of 10 t+ tickets is 10 individual metro tickets offered at a reduced rate. The Réseau Express Régional (RER) trains operate five express routes (identified by letters A through E) from the Paris city center to surrounding suburbs. RER trains service both Paris airports and take travelers into the heart of the city. The best way to get to Versailles Palace is via the RER C train, unless you want to take a pricey taxi or drive. Paris is full of taxis. There are about 17,000 taxis and cars for hire in the city. Official Paris taxis are designated with a Taxi Parisien sign on the roof of the taxi. When the taxi is available, the Taxi Parisien sign is green, then red when it's not. The meter starts at 2.60 euros (about $3) and then charges by every kilometer traveled. You can hail a taxi on the street but it's easier to wait in line at one of the taxi ranks spread throughout the city. 

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