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    Most iconic views in Paris of Paris (to see for free)

    If I say Paris, you probably have one or two sights in your mind – Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe… In todays post I’ll share some of the most amazing spots in Paris – you can visit for free – to enjoy the most iconic views of those famous sights.   Sacré Coeur Sacré Coeur is a church located on top of a hill. Right in front of the church you’ll have an incredible view over the whole city!   Pont Alexandre III The bridge itself is worth a visit with all its golden statues and gracefully decorated details. As this was not enough, you’ll view the Seine with…

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    Traveling Paris – tipps

      See a lot, do little: The bus line 72 is almost like a hop on, hop off/sightseeing route. If you are tired of walking, hop on at the next station and enjoy the views and sights you’re passing by. Bad weather: During the time we visited Paris it was really cold and rainy/snowy. We thought we would just take our umbrellas or take a pause while eating in a warm mall. But it turned out that once you are cold to the bones and no malls close around the major sights, even an umbrella is not much of an use anmyore.. So here is my tip #1: Jump into…

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    3 perfect days in Paris

    At first Paris seemed so huge and really overwhelming – only 3 days, and so much to see and do… But really all the major sights are quite central and located in a walkable distance to each other.     Sacré Coeur I suggest doing this as one of the very first things upon your arrival. Sacré Coeur is an impossant church on top of a hill, where you can get an impressive overview of the city – even all the way up to the Eiffel Tower. There is a Funicular that may take you up the hill, but if you’re up to walk the stairs go for it 🙂…

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    Grenoble

    Day 10 was the last day of our France Tour. We already started the day before to make our way up north, back home.  We put Grenoble as the last city to visit during this stay.  Again, before we arrived we had no idea what sights there were, what the absolute must visits were or what to do, but as always things just happen the right way 😉  Grenoble is a pretty big city placed in a valley with mountains to its sides.   Fort de la Bastille I highly recommend starting off with the Fort de la Bastille. It is a huge fortress up the hill and therefore offers…

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    Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

    Stop 2 on day 9 was another beautiful town that got an award to be one of prettiest towns in the Provence. By accident we once more arrived during the perfect time (still during the morning hours) while the market was still in full swing – they usually start packing up at around 1.30 pm. The many stalls had lots of beautiful offerings. From hats, soaps, olive oil, fruits, veggies, olives, sunglasses, kitchen utensils, all the way to jewelry and clothing, it all was there.   Again I would advise to get there early, as it pretty quick gets pretty hot, touristic and therefore also hard to find a free…

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    Pont du Gelates

    As soon as we had finished our real refreshing morning swim (we were hoping we could somehow safe the coldness of the water for the rest of the day where the temperatures hit the 36 degrees Celsius mark – but didn’t work for some strange reason haha) and the simple breakfast right on the shore, Pont du Gelates was the next “sight” on our list.  The opportunity to view onto the lake as well as into the Canyon makes this bridge to a very special and popular spot for many tourists.      Free parking lots on both sides make it even more attractive to step by, and maybe even…

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    Les Salles Sur Verdon

    Pretty much straight across the lake from the spot we stayed the night from day 7 to 8 on our travelling through the Provence there is a small town called Les salles-sur-Verdon. With not being super interesting itself (besides maybe the ticket store where all kinds of tickets can be purchased), there are lots of possibilities to park and even spend the night – both, free parking lots and paid camping grounds. During the whole time in France we have been really astonished by how easy it is to wild camp, car camp or even RV camp in France, and that all for free in really great spots – I…

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    Gorges du Verdon

    Being so sick the day before, as fast as it came it suddenly was all gone over night, and I felt like a newborn 🙂  We got up early and continued our journey towards the stunning Gorges du Verdon, also known as the Grand Canyon of France. The river Verdon made its way through massive rocks and mountains over a period of million of years.  To visit this incredible nature spectacle is one of THE highlights during the travels through the area of Provence. Spectacular canyons with depths from 250m all the way to 700m and turqoise water wiggling its way through massive mountains make this visit unforgettable.   The…