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"View from the Arc de Triomphe"

Paris, France | 2022

Despite the thrill of saying I drank champagne at the top of the Tour Eiffel, I much preferred the view from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, despite the havoc that 284 stairs (one way!) wreaked on my body. It offers a wide, 360º view of Paris, and, similar to the Pont du Gard hike, remains a high point of my travels given the physical challenge and the worthwhile result.