Find helpful Paris travel information for the City of Lights and get ready for one of the most romantic vacations in the world.
Paris is full of history, fashion, culture, culinary delights and inspiration. One visit will only entice you to come again.
Here are my travel recommendations for a trip to Paris:
Where to go:
When to go:
Spring, Summer or Fall
Note: Depending on the weather you are looking for. Summer has great weather but lots of crowds.
How long to go:
Minimum a week
Where to stay:
Le Citizen Hotel = small boutique hotel
Hotel Ares Eiffel = amazing decor, convenient location
New Orient Hotel = charming and quaint with a great price
Hotel de Londres Eiffel = the real Paris location
Hotel de Varenne = historic hotel and decorated in a Louis XVI and Empire style
Paris travel information for the top things to do:
Musee du Louvre is a must see, just be sure to leave yourself plenty of time, there is so much to see here. You may need a few extra days.
Note: Purchase a Paris Museum Pass as soon as you arrive and you won’t need to wait in any long lines.
Notre Dame Cathedral – One of the world’s most famous cathedrals. It is free to go in and view the stain glass windows and architecture. Try to attend a high mass or music performance for one of a kind experience.
Eiffel Tower – of course, but take the stairs for at least part of the way to get the true sense of the structure.
Seine River – just enjoy a picnic and your company along the banks of the Seine River or take a boat tour on the Seine River.
Arc de Triomphe – make sure to take the underground tunnel to it, that is one crazy, busy road around it.
Musee d’Orsay for the French Impressionists and 19th century art
Luxembourg Gardens – park in the middle of town with lots of beautiful gardens, a large fountain and a great cafe.
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery – A famous cemetery of authors, writers and musicians. Yes, this is where Jim Morrison is buried.
Montmartre – a wonderful neighborhood to find a place to sit and watch the world go by. Exactly what one should do when in a romantic city like Paris with the one they love.
Parc Monceau – This park was the inspiration for Monet. Non-touristy park filled with Parisians on their lunch breaks or on morning jogs. Feel like a real Parisian here.
The Latin Quarter – Les Bouquinistes is a great place for shopping, you will find everything here. Be sure to allow hours to walk around and explore this area and see the Pantheon, Sorbonne University, Cluny Museum, Place St Michel and so much more.
Trocadero – the best view of the Eiffel Tower
Paris Horse and Carriage Rides from the Eiffel Tower to see the major tourist sites, what a great way to see the city.
Or just sit and enjoy watching the world go by at one of the many cafes in Paris!
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