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Paris Las Vegas

TIME : 2016/2/18 10:45:45

Welcome to the City of Light, Vegas-style. This mini-version of the French capital may not exude the true charm of Paris – it feels like a themed section of Disney World's Epcot – but efforts to emulate the city's great landmarks, including a 34-story Hotel de Ville replica and famous facades from the Paris Opera House and the Louvre, make it a fun stop for families and Francophiles who've yet to see the real thing.

Naturally, the signature attraction is the Eiffel Tower Experience . How authentic is this half-scale tower? Gustave Eiffel's original drawings were consulted, but the 50-story steel replica is welded rather than riveted. It's also fireproof and engineered to withstand a major earthquake. Visitors ascend in a glass elevator to the tower's observation deck for panoramic views of the valley, desert mountains and the Strip, with the dancing fountains of Bellagio across the street. To savor the gorgeous views, reserve a table at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant .

If you'd rather dine on solid ground, gorge at Le Village Buffet or snag an alfresco Strip-side table at Mon Ami Gabi . Indulge in a frangipani body wrap at the Spa by Mandara , then sip the crème de la crème bubbly waiting on ice at Napoleon's champagne bar. At night, watch beautiful people ascending the grand staircase to Chateau Nightclub & Gardens , or enjoy free lounge entertainment at Le Cabaret .