Things to do in Paris
Things to Do in Paris
Let’s dive into the main part of the guide: things to do in Paris. Paris offers endless options for things to do for every kind of traveler. If you’re a first time visitor, I’d highly recommend doing the touristy things. I can finally understand why people who visit Paris end up wanting to go more however cliched the location may be.
Coming up is a list of things that are must-dos or must-sees in Paris.
You CANNOT come back from Paris without visiting the Iron Lady. The Eiffel Tower stands tall and proud and is without the doubt the most visited tourist attraction in Paris. This iron tower stands at 324 meters tall and was made for 1889 World Fair.
I avoided the observatory on top of the tower because of the big crowd and the ticket was a little too pricey for us.
Louvre is easily the most popular and the most photographed art museum in the world. The iconic glass pyramid structure houses some popular masterpieces from famous artists like Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory. The museum is flooded with tourists during all operating hours so it’s only wise to plan your visit in advance and make prior reservations so you don’t end up wasting your time in the queue.
I’m gonna be honest with y’all. I wanted to visit the Notre Dame cathedral was after watching the movie ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’. It was one of the most amazing movies I had watched as a kid. Notre Dame is also known as ‘Our Lady of Paris’ and has rooted deep in the hearts of Parisians since 1345. The intricate detailing in the walls, stained glasses, and gothic gargoyles are major attractions in the cathedral. The views of Paris city are some of the best ones from the cathedral’s galleries.
Take an evening stroll at Champs Elysees
The street Champs Elysees is one of the most famous avenues in the world and my go-to place to check out the true Parisian vibe. Running all the way from Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees makes for a beautiful street for evening strolls. The sunset is when the Champs Elysees shows you it’s true beauty.
Have a Picnic by The Seine
The Seine runs through the entire city of Paris and offers picnic opportunities in galore. Pack yourself a fresh baguette, some cheese, a bottle of wine and find any spot by the banks of the river; you’re all set!
Here’s a little Stamp That Passport giveaway for you: go at the sunset hour, near the Eiffel tower. It makes for a really romantic date!
Take a river cruise in The Seine
If you’re into cruises, then this might just be the thing for you. There are plenty of cruise companies that offer boat tours for various timings, which can be booked online. They’ll take you on a mid-size boat showing you some popular tourist attractions. You can also book a lunch or a dinner cruise with a cruise online.
One of the cutest neighborhoods in Paris is the Montmartre. The views of the Paris city and Eiffel tower is really amazing. I highly recommend exploring Sacre-Coeur and spending some time on the stairs right in front of it. The evening hours are really
Here a few other attractions that I suggest visiting.
- Arc de Triomphe
- Moulin Rouge
- View from Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck
- Palais Garnier
- Visit Galeries Lafayette