Thursday, July 25, 2013

Art and Architecture in Paris

Bienvenue à Paris!
by Stefanie Hindmarch, guest blogger

(photo by Stefanie Hindmarch)
Going to Paris this summer? Check out some of the best of this chic city's art and architecture!
Notre Dame
(photo by Stefanie Hindmarch)

Notre Dame

We spent almost six hours in the Louvre;
there is just so much to see!

(photo by Stefanie Hindmarch)
This amazing cathedral is a great example of French Gothic Architecture, and its high ceilings and colorful stained glass windows are absolutely breathtaking. The audio tour will give you an in depth history of the building, but you can just explore it yourself, following the historical anecdotes posted throughout.

The Louvre

A classic tourist destination, the Louvre is a palace-turned-museum filled with art from countless places and time periods. After you enter through the famous glass pyramid, you can explore the many rooms of this extraordinary building. *EU residents: don't forget your passports because you can get in for free!

Hope you're not scared of heights!
(photo by Stefanie Hindmarch)
Eiffel Tower

What is a trip to Paris without seeing the iconic Eiffel Tower? You can admire it from some of the bridges along the Seine river, or you can go all the way to the top! You can either climb the stairs halfway and then take an elevator, or take the elevator the whole way up.

Can you spot the landmark in the distance?
(photo by Stefanie Hindmarch)

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*Tip for getting around Paris: If you're a student like me and on a budget, or want to experience Paris like a true Parisian, try the Paris metro; it's easy to figure out and there are stops near almost all the major attractions. If you're not in a hurry, skip the transportation all-together and walk. There is so much to explore!

Stefanie Hindmarch is an intern at SchulmanArt and is currently studying Management at the University of St Andrews

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