There is nowhere in the world like it, the architecture is breathtaking, the lifestyle intoxicating, it’s such a hectic yet romantic city! The amount to do can actually be quite overwhelming. This trip was with four of us; my boyfriend and his parents. If you are looking for a guide that’s not just a romantic trip, look no further!
- Stay somewhere central to really cut down on your travel time.
It will be more expensive but so worth it. We stayed at Le Jardins du Marias in the 4th arrondissements which was within walking distance from cafés and cheese shops – obviously the most important things. It also had the most amazing central courtyard, perfect for an evening drink.
- Visit Marché des Enfants Rouges for an early lunch, (depending on when you arrive).
This street food market is bustling with culinary delights, from Italian to African, it has something delicious for all.
- Go on an open tour bus.
If you don’t have long on the city hop on and off an open tour bust so that you can 1) get your bearings of the city 2) see all the places you want to go back to for a closer look.
- Visit Notredame (but not for long).
Obviously a tourist hotspot, get a photo and then cross the Ponte Notre Dame for amazing views down the Seine.
- Picnic at Park du Champ-de-Mars.
There is no better way to enjoy the Eiffel Tower. I’ve been up it before so think looking at it rather than looking out of it is better. There are better views elsewhere in the city to look at this beauty.
- Visit the Lourve.
You can spend a week looking around here, so choose what you want to do and do that, go in the evening or first thing for shorter queues.
A magical entry way is Passage Richelieu, walk beneath the tunnels grand arches, approaching the tower gates and marvel at the gorgeous views of the famed glass pyramids.
- Have an ice cream at Palais Royal.
Parisians really know how to relax in the sun, you’ll find double chair benches (that would be nicked in the UK!) to sit on and a beautiful view of the palace whilst hearing the clinking and cheering from nearby bowls tournaments.
- Eat snails at Place Sainte-Catherine.
I could write 10 more posts about eating in Paris, but for this i’m keeping it short! I’d never tried snails before but so glad I did in Paris, as you can see, I wasn’t 100% sold! However, I tried sea snails the next day and actually liked them!
- Visit the quaint Montmarte.
If you fancy seeing a different side to Paris, jump on the metro to Abbsesses and climb the hill to see the most breathe-taking view of Paris!
Don’t miss the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur and the windmill Moulin De La Galette – famed in one of Renoirs paintings, Bal du moulin de la Galette.