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Discover 5 Dreamy Days
Day 1 | Louvre & Opéra
In the 12 century, the Louvre was built as a fortress to protect a burgeoning little city from Viking raids. For a while after, it served as the royal palace (until a certain sun king went a wee-bit overboard in Versailles). In 1793, it become a museum and now, it's the largest in the world. So, whether you want to see the creepy tomb of Burgundian knight, spoons from the bronze age, or a modest sphinx or two, The Louvre will not disappoint.
After a lovely lunch of cheese and wine ('cause why not?), head north to Opera. The area around the ornate Palais Garnier is known for its Grand Boulevards and opulent galleries that have been enticing the elite since the late 19th century. Continue further north for dinner tonight. There you can dine at a true local spot; their friendly service, intimate space, and giant wine cellar, should prove to be the perfect reprieve from a day amongst the crowds.