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Paris – Day 5

The obvious activity for our last day was visiting the Eiffel Tower. Having pre-booked tickets helped us avoid the queues. That is a practical trick for those who are planning to pay it a visit. We made it to the top by an elevator and climbing up the stairs. The view was incredibly beautiful at the top.

The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 to be a part of the World’s Fair, but was not decommissioned since it very quickly became an icon of Paris. Approximately 7 million people visit the tower every year.

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The last activity of the day before we left for Marseille was visiting the D’Orsay Museum, which is the oldest railway station. After 1970 turning it into a hotel was discussed, but luckily it ended up as a museum in 1986.

The art pieces in D’Orsay are in between classical ones in the Louvre and modern ones in the Pompidou Center. There were many important pieces from Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh.

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