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Tour Paris By Zeppelin

Aug 8th, 2013 at 9:45AM: Looking for a way to avoid the tourist crowds in Paris? You might try looking up. Airship Paris is a new company offering tours of the French countryside around Paris by zeppelin. Tickets range from 250 euro for a half-hour "first flight" tour of the castles around Vexin (including the Villette Castle from "The Da Vinci Code" movie), to 650 euro for a royal tour of Versailles with Paris in...

Fact vs Fiction: The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Fact vs Fiction: The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France Apr 10th, 2012 at 10:00AM: Warm days in Paris can bring out the crowds, especially in the parks near the foot of the Eiffel Tower. While lines can be long year round, they get the worst around Bastille Day (July 14) when the picture on the right was taken. And once you get to the top, well, expect more congestion. Next: The Acropolis in Athens, Greece >> [flickr images via nickboos, subpop77, and joybot]...

Tourist Attractions Around The World: Fact vs. Fiction

Tourist Attractions Around The World: Fact vs. Fiction Apr 10th, 2012 at 10:00AM: The wonders of the modern world define our travels. Whether we admit it or not, there's something heroic about standing on top of the Great Wall of China or hiking up to the crest above Machu Pichu for the trademark photograph. It's those photos that fuel our travels and that convince our friends and families to make the same trips. It's also those photos that define our perceptions of a...

We should all dance in front of tourist attractions

Feb 29th, 2012 at 12:00PM: Most people visit tourist attractions to see the sights and say that they've been there. They snap photos of the monuments, pose for a few more shots so that they can prove that they were there and then move on. One clever young lady, however, decided to dance in front of some of the UK and Europe's most famous places. And when Andrea Dighton dances, it's not just glorified running in place....

10 best bridge walks around the world

10 best bridge walks around the world Nov 10th, 2011 at 12:00PM: Around there globe, there are many amazing bridges that combine interesting history, incredible architecture and breathtaking views. Crossing a great bridge, especially on foot, can be quite a memorable experience, not to mention it's completely free. While it is hard to choose only ten, here is a list of some of the best bridge walks around the world that everyone should experience. Sydney...

Top ten overrated international travel destinations

Top ten overrated international travel destinations Nov 2nd, 2010 at 11:30AM: Laurel brought us the US's top ten overrated travel destinations, and we thought it was time to go global. Here are ten international sites, in no particular order, that just aren't worth a two-hour wait in line, fighting the crowds, or covering long distances to get there: 1. Eiffel Tower, Paris Seriously, your photos of Paris are going to look much better with the Eiffel Tower in them. If...

Eternal returns in springtime Paris

Eternal returns in springtime Paris Apr 12th, 2010 at 3:25PM: Natives will tell you that Paris has everything necessary for the pursuit of happiness, including songbirds. The intensity and frequency of birdsong signals the end of winter, if not the arrival of spring. Spring comes and goes, hesitating on the threshold. That's why accordions are Paris' reliable bellweather. Their wheezing is a sure sign people are back outdoors filling cafés, or...

The best places for a romantic Valentine's day kiss in Paris

The best places for a romantic Valentine's day kiss in Paris Jan 21st, 2010 at 12:30PM: Woody Allen said "As long as you haven't been kissed during any of those rainy Parisian afternoons, you haven't been kissed at all". Having met my wife in Paris, I have to agree with Woody. There really is something magical about Paris. It can be as busy and loud as any other big city, but it also offers plenty of places to just get away from it all, and enjoy the company of someone you...

Own a piece of Paris: Eiffel Tower stairs, other artifacts up for auction

Own a piece of Paris: Eiffel Tower stairs, other artifacts up for auction Oct 1st, 2009 at 10:30AM: Want to own a piece of Paris? You'll have a chance when historic pieces of the City of Lights go up for grabs on December 14. At the "Paris Mon Amour" (Paris My Love) sale, 18th century tourists maps, antique street benches, and a public phone box from the 1950's will be sold at auction along with street lamps from the Champs Elysees and a staircase from the Eiffel Tower. The 40-step section...

La Tour Eiffel for Google Android - live webcam views from around the world

La Tour Eiffel for Google Android - live webcam views from around the world Jun 7th, 2009 at 10:00AM: Regular readers will know that I'm a bit of a Google Android fan. I recently gave you a quick look at Flightstats for Android, but today I'd like to share another application with you. In fact, despite a marketplace offering over 4500 applications, my absolute favorite does nothing more than show live webcam images as the background on my home screen. But no matter how simple the app may seem,...

Spring painting for the Eiffel Tower: It takes gallons

Spring painting for the Eiffel Tower: It takes gallons Mar 31st, 2009 at 5:30PM: Every 7 years the Eiffel Tower is painted by hand. Although this icon attracts people by the droves to Paris and prompts folks like Tom Cruise to use it as a romantic backdrop for a marriage proposal, the Parisians don't have much to do with painting it. Actually, they don't have anything to do with it, but probably do what they can to avoid getting paint dropped or splattered on them when they...

Blu Le Dokhan opens on Trocadero in Paris

Blu Le Dokhan opens on Trocadero in Paris Feb 28th, 2009 at 2:00PM: Now, you have a new reason to go to Paris this year. The Radisson Blu Le Dokhan's Hotel has just opened. This new spot is an easy walk from the Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. I remember the area well – there's decent subway access out to Place Vendome and the rest of the city. The Radisson Blue Le Dokhan's Hotel occupies what used to be a private residence, a building...

Gadling + BootsnAll - Picks of the Week

Gadling + BootsnAll - Picks of the Week Feb 27th, 2009 at 11:00AM: Starting today, we're unveiling a new weekly feature here at Gadling. Each Friday we'll be highlighting the most interesting content from our friends over at BootsnAll, one of the best resources on the web for independent travelers. For those that have never taken a look, BootsnAll features a huge range of great travel content - everything from travel stories and blogs, to a built-in travel...

View Paris from 500 feet - in a balloon

View Paris from 500 feet - in a balloon Feb 7th, 2009 at 11:30AM: Getting a good view of Paris usually involves a trip up the Eiffel Tower, but what if you want to avoid the same view millions of people get every year? The "Ballon air de Paris" is a massive helium filled balloon, with a basket capable of lifting 30 people at a time. Unfortunately, it isn't the kind of balloon that will take you on a tour around the city, it is anchored to the ground by an array...

Yeah, then why don't you and the Eiffel tower get a room!

Yeah, then why don't you and the Eiffel tower get a room! Feb 6th, 2009 at 1:00PM: I'm pretty sure I'm not alone when I say I "love" the Eiffel Tower - how can you not enjoy such a magnificent structure? The design, the sheer beauty of it, and the atmosphere around the tower in such an awesome city make it one of the most popular landmarks in the world. But there are some people who take their love of the structure just a tad too far. That is what Erika La Tour Eiffel has done....

There are 261,690 photos of the Eiffel Tower on Flickr. So why do we still take pictures of it?

There are 261,690 photos of the Eiffel Tower on Flickr. So why do we still take pictures of it? Jan 12th, 2009 at 11:00AM: Yes, 261,690 photos. Of one man-made structure. If every possible photograph of the Eiffel Tower has not already been taken, we're probably coming dangerously close to exhausting the limits of human creativity. Same goes for all the hundreds of thousands of photographs of Times Square, Buckingham Palace, the Pyramids, Angkor Wat, and every other tourist destination to which millions of...

Photo of the Day (1/1/09)

Photo of the Day (1/1/09) Jan 1st, 2009 at 4:30PM: Dave and Chi snapped this nice shot of the Eiffel Tower last night during New Years festivities. The tower had been blue for the past six months in celebration of France's rotating presidency of the European Union. Blue was nice, but it's great to see it back to the original color. Looking closely, is that one stray blue light still shining on the tower? Did someone forget to pull that plug?...

Photo of the Day (12.06.08)

Photo of the Day (12.06.08) Dec 6th, 2008 at 5:00PM: For some reason I always have a severe longing for Europe when December rolls around. Yes, of course, it's cold and gray, but I miss the lights and sounds of European countries gearing up for Christmas. So when I went to look for today's Photo of the Day I obviously had a bias and therefore chose this great shot of the Eiffel Tower by Luke Robinson. I think it's fitting that he chose to do the...

Eiffel Tower fun facts in an Arby's kid's meal

Eiffel Tower fun facts in an Arby's kid's meal Sep 29th, 2008 at 4:00PM: Sometimes travel facts come in the most unusual places. Yesterday at Arby's my son received a fold out book on the Eiffel Tower in his kid's meal. Very cool. I learned a few things myself by folding the book out. Along with the standard info about the tower, such as when it was built (1889) and how tall it is (1063 feet), there are out of the ordinary details that people may not know. Here are...

Photo of the day #10,000! (8/07/08)

Photo of the day #10,000! (8/07/08) Aug 7th, 2008 at 4:00PM: Today's photo of the day is listed in the Gadling Flickr photo pool as the 10,000th picture added. And for that, it deserves some credit. Luckily, it's a stunning shot of the Eiffel Tower. Congratulations, RuthannOC! Are you a Flickr user who'd like to share a travel related picture or two for our consideration? Submit it to Gadling's Flickr group right now! We just might use it for our Photo of...

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