The Eiffel Tower may be the City of Light’s most popular symbol, but for romantics, nothing says Paris quite like Notre Dame Cathedral. Completed in 1345, the French Gothic structure -- with its famous flying buttresses, gargoyles and church bells -- sits on the Île de la Cité in the River Seine, seemingly rising from the water. Leave your cares behind while floating past on a tour boat, particularly at dusk, with the fading light highlighting the structure’s intricate stonework. Joie de vivre, indeed.
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