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Paris is a city made for strolling. When you arrive, follow the route from the Hotel de Ville to the Arc du Triomphe, through the Louvre, the Tuileries and up the Champs Elysees to gain an idea of how the city links together. If you've got lots of energy, keep going from the Arc du Triomphe to La Defense and the leafy neighborhoods of Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Ramble along the rive gauche with your loved one, take a picnic to the serene Jardin du Luxembourg or head to the Pere Lachaise cemetery to hang out with Jim Morrison and other famous celebs passee.

Or you could cruise along the canals of La Vilette/Canal St-Martin -- start at Bastille and catch your breath at cafes en route -- or head to the 12th arrondissement to the Promenade Plantee, a 4.5km elevated park built on a former railway viaduct. Read full article »