THINGS TO DO IN PARIS

In Paris France there is much to see and do. I love Paris and have visited it frequently over the last few years. It will be hard to narrow down all that Paris has to offer in a single post while still giving you a wide range of things to do in Paris.

Louvre

Louvre glowing in the night

Louvre pyramid at night *stock photo*

From the Mona Lisa to Venus de Milo the Louvre covers 675,000 sqft (62,799.5 sqm) of floor space devoted to art works and historical items. You’re likely to get lost but you’ll never be disappointed when you do. There’s so much to see and explore in the Louvre! I recommend you spend a whole day here!

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower upshot

Looking up at the Eiffel Tower.

When you think of Paris one of the first things that comes to mind is The Eiffel Tower. Opened in 1889 AD for the World Fair in Paris. From 1889 to 1930 it was the tallest in the world! Passing the Washington monument and ultimately passed by the Chrysler Building. While it was initially disposed by many people it has since come to be a symbol of Paris and France. With views that will amaze it is a must for any visit to Paris! While not the best food, the view and experience made eating in the Restaurant in the Eiffel Tower a nice start to an afternoon in Paris.

Arc De Triomphe

 

The Arc De Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, France, standing at the western end of the Champs-Elysees at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle. The Arc de Triomphe honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its arch you will find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.

Notre Dame

Notre Dame Stained glass

Notre Dame Stained Glass

The Cathédrale de Notre Dame is the heart of Paris. Napoléon was crowned here, and kings and queens have exchanged marriage vows inside. There are many things worth seeing inside the Cathedral, it’s famous windows are a must see. Work began in 1163, completed in 1345, Notre Dame was badly damaged during the Revolution, and restored by architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century.  However it has since been severely damaged by a fire in April of 2019.

Champs-Elysees

When visiting Paris, France one should visit the Champs-Elysees and either people watch or maybe take part in shopping on one of the worlds most famous avenues! There is a story for everyone and every budget on this fabulous street! I found myself an awesome pair of Blue Suede dress shoes!

Versailles

A well known Palace just outside Paris, France. Versailles can be reached quickly via the metro. Once you are off metro it’s just a quick walk down the tree lined street to arrive at Versailles extravagant main gate. The Palace of Versailles was the primary royal residence of France from 1682, under Louis XIV, until the start of the French Revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI. Now it is a museum for the history of France.

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris Castle

Disneyland Paris Castle

Need a spot to visit with the family? Even when you don’t have kids Disneyland Paris can be a fun place for anyone of any age! There are rides that are fun for all ages! It is reachable fairly easily by car or metro/train from downtown Paris. There are many hotels of varying price points

 

People Watch

 

Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world. This means that there are people from every corner of the globe all in one place.

Ile Saint-Louis

Located behind Notre Dame is a pedestrian bridge that will take you to the atmospheric streets of Ile Saint-Louis. Perfect for people watching, the small island is covered in beautiful buildings.