While vacationing in Paris, France we used a handbook that had the Top things to do in Paris and it was really helpful. In this blog post I am going to break it down and give you my lis to what to do when in Paris, France.
Me and my wife spent a week vacationing in Paris on our honeymoon and you can read about that here. So being there for a week we had ample time to visit the entire city and do almost everything there was to do for travellers. The list below is the top things we had done.
- The Eiffel Tower –
The Eiffel Tower has superb views of Paris and is the main tourist attraction in the city hands down. The restaurant is amazing and the food was quite good. The one thing for us is we were told at the Eiffel Tower to make Reservations from the concierge at the hotel and when we did that the hotel said they couldn’t. So my advise is brush up on your French because they aren’t to accommodating in that aspect.
- Arc De Triomphe –
The Arc Se Triomphe is an amazing sight to see. The marvel of the architecture and the engravings of the soldiers names on the monument is a real treat for historians who like that sort of thing. When visiting the Arc it is definitely recommended to spend the extra couple Euros to walk to the top as the views are breath taking.
- The Louvre –
Talk about the museum of all museums. In Paris you cannot visit without going here. The Louvre has so much history and is rich with paintings and statues that even if your not into that sort of thing you will love the history of it.
- Notre Dame Cathedral –
This is the holy grail of all churches out side of the vatican, so I’ve been told. So if you are a Catholic it would be a real treat to go see this place. The architecture and chills you get when you walk in the door is pretty unbelievable. When we went there just happened to be a mass going on and it was a true blessing to see.
- Paris Sewer Museum – What would a trip to Paris be without checking out the Paris sewer museum. This was a pretty good experience to see how the old city ran the sewage through the city. I have no idea why we went in this but I’m glad we did. One thing I recommend is not to wear sandals though. That was kind of gross.
So this is a list of things that are must do’s for Paris. If you ask me you could probably do all of these things in a day or day and a half. If you do get the chance to go to Paris there is a ton of other stuff to do but this will be a good start. Don’t forget to check out all the shops and what the city has to offer.
Also these attractions are all walking distance from each other so I would just recommend wearing a good pair of shoes!
Until next time enjoy your travels!