Photos: Notre-Dame and Sainte-Chappelle, Paris / by Jessica Lee


I loved Paris but a lot of being there was about trying to hold on to my money. First of all, accommodation is expensive, not quite like New York, but up there; then there are all the temptations of food, cafes, macarons, shopping, museums and monuments. There are several "must-see"s in Paris which include the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Musee D'Orsay and Versailles. The Arc de Triomphe can be seen from the ground, while the churches are stunning, unless you're an architecture, history or art enthusiast, once you've seen a handful of the best, the next couple of cathedrals can be underwhelming. Notre Dame and Sainte-Chappelle are two of the most impressive cathedrals in Paris, and I took a day to take in the intricate beauty and the detailed art.