Paris or Venice

published on March 5, 2013

Paris or Venice
Which to choose?

I want to go on a long weekend city break sometime within the next few months. At the moment I’m torn between Paris and Venice the reasons you can probably guess but here is a short list of things I would like to do in both cities.

Reasons to choose Paris

See the traffic round the Arc de Triomphe
Buy a book at Shakespeare and Company Bookshop
See the art in The Louvre
Take a walk through Les Passages Couverts
Take a photo of the Eiffel Tower
Hear the bells at Notre-Dame
See how the aristocracy lived at La Conciergerie
Go a bit gothic at Sainte-Chapelle
Delve into Les Catacombes
Visit with the dead at Père Lachaise
See a show at the Moulin Rouge


Reasons to choose Venice

Count the angels at St Mark’s Basilica
Behave myself in the Doge’s Palace
Get the time from Torre dell’Orologio
Ride a Gondola
Ride a Vaporetto on the Grand Canal
Experience Carnevale
Cross the Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)
Look at some art at Galleria dell’Accademia

Please let me know in the comment section of any suggested places or reasons to visit either city.

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