Paris is a magical place. From the ambiance of the Eiffel Tower to the culture-filled streets, everyone should visit at sometime or another. Even if you are only in town for two days, it is possible to conquer it all. Here are some travel tips and must see sights for your time in Paris.
5 Must See Sights while in Paris
1. City Streets
While in Paris, it is necessary to start your day with a croissant and espresso, trust me. Then, travel to local markets and shop and explore. The food is delicious and the people are fantastic. Paris has some of the best souvenirs. I mean, who wouldn’t want an Eiffel Tower keychain?
2. The Louvre
The Louvre is wonderful museum is totally worth the visit. This is where you will find the historic Mona Lisa. Because of its size, get there early so you have enough time to view the multiple exhibits. Make sure to grab photos outside in the courtyard as well!
Tip: To save HOURS standing in line, do not enter through the main entrance at the glass pyramids. Instead, enter via the “secret” Porte de Lions side entrance to virtually skip the lines altogether!
3. Notre Dame Cathedral
This Cathedral is gorgeous and must be on your travel itinerary. Even from the outside, the Notre Dame lives up to its fame. Make sure to make a stop here either to light a candle, hear mass, or to take a magnificent photo.
4. The Arc De Triomphe
Not only are the streets filled with unique markets and shops but there is literally gorgeous architecture at each turn. The Arc De Triomphe is near the Eiffel Tower and a big tourist destination. Grab a couple photos then head over to a food truck under the Eiffel Tower!
5. The Eiffel Tower-At Night
The Eiffel Tower totally lives up to its expectation. Grab a blanket on the way out your door and take a seat on the lawn. At dusk, the tower becomes a timeless sparkle show of lights. This will be the highlight of your trip!
Tip: I recommend visiting right before sunset. Capturing this beauty in all its glory as the sun sets over the river is priceless.
Essential Tips for Paris
1. Eat Crepes!
You cannot possibly “Do Paris” without indulging in a crepe. Right under the Eiffel Tower are food trucks and other local vendors. If you like chocolate, be sure to get a Nutella and banana filled one! After you enjoy your crepe, head to the lawn of the tower for a sunset to remember.
2. Bring a good camera
Make sure to bring a high-quality camera with you on your voyage so you can capture the true beauty of all these sights.
3. Stay near the city center
Staying close to one of the major attractions will make your trip easier. However, there is no need to worry about transportation while in Paris. It is easy to travel about the city by foot and still see all the sights.
4. Wear good walking shoes
Good walking shoes are important for Paris. Since walking is the easiest way to see the sights listed above, make sure to bring a good pair of tennis shoes or Crocs!
5. Go to a local restaurant
Local restaurants are the best in Paris. They never treat you like an outsider and the food is always delicious. I recommend trying multiple restaurants while in town, you can’t really go wrong with anything!