7 Things to Do in Paris

Paris

Paris is the world’s best tourist city and receives 27 million visitors per year. There is plenty of tourist attractions and destinations to see like Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dome de Paris, Montmartre… In addition, Paris is one of the country where people can enjoy French food and shopping. Therefore it is difficult to plan and visit every famous place in a short stay but it’s not impossible to visit them at all with a couple of days and a well thought out plan.

To visit as much as possible in a limited time, I would like to share my selection of 7 things to do in Paris. I hope these recommendations will be helpful for your travel planning. If you haven’t read my previous post about my travel to Paris in September 2014, check out my previous post from the button below!

5 Days Travel to Paris and Mont Saint Michel

1. Seine River Cruise

This is the best experience in Paris. As Seine River flows from east to west as like dividing Paris evenly and during the cruise you can see many historic buildings and monuments on both side and the Cité. I took the Seine River Cruise at night, so that I enjoyed the different atmosphere with lights from daytime.

Seine Cruise

2. Montmartre

Montmartre is located in the north of Paris and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica which is a pure white dome-shaped temple is listed in one of the most important tourist attractions. It is on the top of the highest hill in Paris, so that you will be able to overlook the whole city figure from the open space. I enjoyed the beautiful temple and the relaxing afternoon outside.

Montmartre

3. Sainte Chapelle

Sainte Chapelle is one of the tourist destinations that can not be missed in the world heritage area of Paris Seine River, along with Notre Dame. In this church called as “the most beautiful church in Paris,” you can see the oldest stained glass in Paris. The beauty of the stained glass changing by light of the sun was impressive! Don’t miss it!

Saint Chapelle

4. Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum is the World’s largest graceful museum which has “Mona Lisa” and “Venus de Milo.” As it was the Royal Palace of Louis XIV before moving to the Palace of Versailles, there are a lot of high historical value arts and precious space including decorative painting depicted on the ceiling. Also Louvre Museum took 3 centuries to complete, so you can enjoy not only artworks but also the architectural styles of each era.

Louvre Museum

5. Brasserie FLO

This is the another best experience in Paris that I really want to recommend you go for your travel to Paris. Brasserie FLO is a delicious and atmospheric restaurant located in the 10th district. I ordered the set menu (€35.50) – oysters, charolais beef tartar and crème brûlée. It’s not overly expensive for the food quality. Check out their website: http://www.brasserieflo-paris.com/en/

Brasserie FLO

6. Château de Versailles

 

Château de Versailles was built by the architect who was laid to leave a name in history is a popular tourist destination of Paris, so it has been imitated in the palaces around the world because of the luxury and high degree of perfection. The buildings and the inside are all gorgeous and spectacular. I recommend you wear your comfortable shoes and take much time to see all the places – the palace, the garden, the Grand Trianon and Marie-Antoinette’s estate.

Château de Versaille

7. View from Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe is a popular attractions in Paris along with the Eiffel Tower. It is possible for the admission to the rooftop of the Arc de Triomphe and you can enjoy panoramic views of Paris. I went there in my last day so that I was immersed in those memories with looking at the places visited.

Arc de Triomphe