What to do when in Paris

In Destinations, Guides

Visiting Paris, whether it’s for weeks or a weekend, it can be tiring and intense. You may spend lots of time on public transport or walking around so pack a comfy travel pillow, comfy shoes, headphones and have a good playlist on shuffle. I have created a list of must-see attractions when in Paris.

 

Main Attractions 

You cannot go to Paris without visiting the outstanding buildings within the city. Whether your passing by, catching public transport or a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, Paris is known for its stunning, unique buildings. Attractions such as the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel tower, river Seine, Arc De Triomphe, Sainte Chapelle, Palace of Versailles and even more. So make sure you bring a good camera and plenty of money as most of them require entry fees. 

 

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel tower is a must see attraction, not just because of the grand size of it but also the buzz surrounding it, there’s often markets and it has the most amazing restaurants and cafes near by which sell traditional french food and drinks which are delicious. 

Food and Drink. 

Traditional french, good quality food can be found everywhere from fast-food crepiries, markets, cafes and high end restaurants, it’s very unlikely you will have a bad meal in France. Try and be adventurous and try new food and drink to get a real feel for the culture. 

Markets

There are markets everywhere in paris which sell all sorts of different things from tasty food to live animals to bracelets. Put your bartering hat on and you could potentially grab yourself a bargain.

You could also invest in a personal shopper, but not one of those that takes you to all of the designer shops, they take you round markets and thrift shops, however you have to be open minded and be willing to look for hours. 

 

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries lafayette is every shopaholic dream! Outside may look a little shabby however inside is the most luxurious, prestige and beautiful place, with floors and floors of designer clothing, makeup and household items including candles which sell for thousands of euros. If you venture to the top floor, outside there is a stunning view of Paris in all directions. Also every friday there is a fashion show on the top floor open to the public. 

 

Moulin Rouge 

This is a MUST DO attraction, the Moulin Rouge is an experience that will stay with you for life, the intimate venue and experience, although pricey, is worth every penny. You see stunning dancers, singers, performers, magicians and acrobatics throughout the show and each show is unbelievably skilled and unique. Even if it’s not your ‘cup of tea’ the Moulin Rouge is not just a show it’s an experience. 

You get seated in a luxurious room with no more than 500 people inside, you have a personal waiter and you can pre-order a bottle of champagne, which I totally recommend as its nearly double the price when you get inside. No cameras are allowed and you must turn your phone off. 

Prepare yourself for a considerable amount of nudity, however it doesn’t atall feel offensive or inappropriate. 

Disneyland Paris. 

If you are bringing children along, or not, Disneyland Paris is a great place to visit and to fill a day, you can often find great deals online for a day pass, otherwise it’s worth the money.

It’s truly magical when you get there, there’s over 50 attractions and rides and there are multiple parades throughout the days.