Truth be told, one could probably create an entire website dedicated to things to do, eat, and see in Paris in of itself. Though I've been twice, my photos are somewhat limited, so I've only highlighted some experiences. More to come when I inevitably return!

 Despite my visits to Paris, I've never once ascended the Eiffel Tower. I hear, however, that one can skip the oft-long lines by making a reservation at the restaurant on top. Worth a try, perhaps?

Despite my visits to Paris, I've never once ascended the Eiffel Tower. I hear, however, that one can skip the oft-long lines by making a reservation at the restaurant on top. Worth a try, perhaps?

 

The top of the Arc de Triomphe makes for a great platform to get some panoramic shots of Paris. Shorter than the top of the Tour Eiffel, its vantage point allows for a closer shot of the city while ensuring 360 degree views.

 

Sacré-Cœur can make for a relaxing afternoon of sightseeing and shopping. The basilica's exquisite exterior and surrounding views of Paris makes for a great vantage point, and the surrounding neighborhood of Montmarte is filled with interesting boutiques and cafes. The original Moulin Rouge is also in the neighborhood, if you're in the mood for something frisky.

 

If you have some time to venture outside the city, the Palace of Versailles espouses the grandeur that ultimately caused the downfall of a monarchy. Below photographs comprise only a small fragment of a vast museum collection and extensive grounds. 

 

Whether its architecture, art, or interior design, the intricate details within the palace harmonizes with its grandeur, resulting in a splendid display of culture and wealth. 

 

One of the great culinary capitals of the world, I snapped a picture of everything I ate on my very first visit to the city a few years ago.