As a part of our MBA exchange program from, we went on a summer exchange program to Copenhagen Business School (CBS). We planned our trip in such a way that we could travel to different cities during the weekends and complete our academic credits during the weekdays. On one of our weekend trips, we travelled to Paris.
We rented an apartment near Pigalle station which made it pretty convenient to get to all the touristy areas using public transport. While we were in Paris, we visited almost all the popular spots including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame de Paris, the Louvre, Champs-Élysées and Sacré-Cœur.
On the first day, visited one of the greatest art museums in the world, the Louvre. It is a true paradise for an art lover. I had seen photos of some the paintings and sculptures in my art classes, but seeing those iconic masterpieces in real life cannot be described in words. One day is simply not enough to admire hundreds of thousands of classic and modern art works this museum has to offer. There is just so much art in one place that at times it seems overwhelming to observe and absorb.
Later that day, we visited Sacré-Cœur, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. To get to the Basilica you can either take a paid funicular or climb up the hill. We chose to climb up the steps because it allowed us to take as many stops as we wanted along the way and enjoy the beautiful view of Paris from different levels.
Once we reached the top of the hill, you can enjoy a breath-taking panoramic view of the city. If you are interested in art and architecture, you can also explore some stunning paintings inside the Basilica. After walking around for a bit, we found a perfect spot on the steps and enjoyed our delicious lunch while admiring the beautiful view of Paris.
The next day, we visited the famous Eiffel Tower. Did you know that the Eiffel Tower was named after its engineer Gustave Eiffel? The tower also has a nickname “La Dame de fer” meaning “the iron lady”.