Hipmunk CityLove: Offbeat Attractions in Paris

Paris may be known as the City of Love, but there is so much more to the French capital than just that. While most visitors to Paris check out the Louvre and Notre Dame, today I’m giving you the tips on where to find the funky, the cool, the offbeat attractions in Paris.

The Paris Sewer Museum

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Who thought an afternoon spent walking through sewer tunnels could be fun? Guess what? It is. Take the Paris Sewer Museum tour to get a glimpse of the massive sewer system in Paris’ belly. Head to the tunnels to learn about the history of the sewers and soak in the fascinating surroundings. Part museum, part exploration, check out what the system used to be like on your own, or hop on a free guided tour that navigates you through this system under the Seine.


Daily Wanderlust: The Gardens of Versailles

Editor’s Note: While I am preparing to leave Las Vegas, embark on an epic cross-country road trip exploring America and relocate to Thailand to become an expat, I have opened my blog to special guest posts from travel bloggers I love. This is a guest post written by Christine Medina.

Versailles’ intricate lawns and extensive flower-beds are stunning, but the farther away you get from the palace, the humbler the grounds get.

This tree-lined path caught my eye, and even though I went to Versailles, France, at the height of tourist season, there was no one to be found here.

In Marie Antoinette’s sprawling playground, I had carved out my own personal retreat from the mobs of fellow snap-happy tourists. Though the Versailles palace is a sight to behold, I think I found the real gem in the gardens.

Gardens of Versailles

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