Paris is one of those places where you visit, and you're in no rush. You know deep down inside you will find you're way back, so you tend to savor the moment each time. Each time there is something different to do and a new favorite attraction. These are my 10 favorite things to do in the city of love.
Visit the Eiffel Tower: The Eiffel tower is probably the most iconic thing in Paris. It's what comes to mind when you think of the city. It is also a great place to visit once or twice. Once you do the experience once that covers for a lifetime but seeing it in all of its lights at night makes it so worth it. You can see it from most of the city but there is such an allure of seeing it up close.
Picnic on Champ De Mars: Baguettes, cheeses, grapes, and some fine wine. These are some of the typical parts of a french picnic but the draw is not the picnic itself but a great way to relax in the busy city.
Musee du Louvre: The Louvre is definitely a must-see on your trip. It's rich in history and big enough that you can get lost for hours. Just don't be alarmed when you see the actual size of the Mona Lisa. Yes, it caught me too.
Sacre-Coeur: The Basilica of Sacre-Coeur is a roman catholic church dedicated to the heart of Jesus but one of my all-time best places to relax while in Paris.
Arc De Triomphe: The Arc will always have a special place in my heart because it was the starting and finishing point of my first marathon. If you can brave the crows, you can visit the arc and get another wonderful view of Pairs from the top.
Sienne River: Whether it's walking along the river, picking up a cruise, or a night tour along the Sienne, the river offers a juxtaposition of some of the city's best views.
Pantheon: The pantheon is a great place to learn about french history as it has great knowledge as well as the remains of the likes of Voltaire and Victor Hugo.
Notre Dame Cathedral: Although the church partially burned down in 2019 and is closed for construction, it's still one of my favorite places to visit when I am in the city. It also has a lot of nearby shops and shopping you can take advantage of, even if you can't enter the church.
People Watch at a Patisserie: A patisserie is a french bake shop. My favorite is Odettes in the Latin quarter. The places are great for people-watching or just having a relaxing day. As long as you buy a coffee you are able to stay as long as you, please. One of the things I like about Paris.
Visit the South of France: Not quite Paris but if you're in the city you're a train ride away from some of the most breathtaking places in the county. Whether it's Nice, Cannes, or Saint Tropez, the south of France should be calling your name.
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