Top Things To Do When You Visit Paris

Crossing the Eiffel Tower
Trip to Paris
By AditChandra on 2008-02-10 22:32:48

“I love Paris in the spring time. I love Paris in the fall. I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles. I Love Paris in the winter when it drizzles.”


Paris is the city that you will fall in love for sure. The longer you stay, the more sights and culture you explore. You’ll realize something special in Paris – something you can not even touch. However, whatever it is, you just want to linger in this city for as long as possible.

If you do not have enough time to explore and feel Paris, here are some things you should definitely do to make your best travel in this exuberant and romantic city.


#1 Open Double Decker Bus Tour



To avoid the heavy crowds, consider taking the bus tours on weekdays or in the morning.


If you visit Paris for the first time, you must take a bus tour to go around the city and decide which things you would like to go back as well as to get the best view. Buying a 2-day pass, you can get on and off as you desire. The friendly bus driver would take you to the major sites in Paris including Montemarte, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and 50 other sites.


#2 Top of the Eiffel Tower



If you come to Paris in summer, do not forget to grab a Ben n Jerry ice-cream to relief from the heat.


What would Paris be without the Eiffel Tower? What would be a Paris trip without visiting the top of the tower? Buy yourself a ticket, ride on an elevator and experience the breathtaking view from the highest. If you come to Paris in summer, do not forget to grab a Ben n Jerry ice-cream to relief from the heat, and you can also choose some very nice souvenirs for family and friends at the very large gift shop in 2nd platform.

#3 Champs Elysees & Arc de Triomphe


You can find names of Napoleon’ generals carved in the top of the arch.

It’s worth taking a walk down from the most famous avenue the Champ Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe notable legacy if you come to Paris. Napoleon built this colossal arch to commemorate his military success and after climbing to the platform via 284 steps.


#4 Notre Dame Cathedrals


The ideal time to visit Notre Dame is in early morning to avoid crowds and shower youself with brilliant sunshine on the tower’s top.


One of the most enduring symbols of Paris, the Notre Dame Cathedral is a sight to behold with its French Gothic Architecture. It features flying buttresses, portals surrounded by ornate carvings and many gargoyles on the roof. After taking a walk around the cathedral, walking up above 350 steps to the top of tower, you can get a panoramic view of the area.


#5 Sainte Chapelle Church


If possible, you should try to attend a regular concert for a special treat.


Near the Notre Dame Cathedral on the Île de la Cité Island is a little Gothic gem known as Sainte Chapelle. The church is a stunning display of Gothic Architecture, with nearly two thirds of stained-glass windows remain authentic.


#6 The Louvre


 Here you can admire from genuine Mona Lisa to Venus de Milo


The Louvre is world’s largest art museum, with the greatest works of all time. The museum displays over 35,000 artworks, so it’s smart to have a list of major treasures you love to see, to save your time and energy. One note that you should try to visit the museum in the morning to avoid the unbelievably long entrance lines.


#7 Musee d’Orsay 


Remember to give yourself plenty time to explore all 3 floors and painting, sculptures and furniture.


If you are art lovers, the extensive collection of stunning impressionist works of art by Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Degas and many others at Musee d’Orsay would surely weaken your knees. If you would like some food-of-art, there is a great restaurant in the museum with huge glass windows offering panoramic views of the Seine River.


#8 Sunset River Cruise on the Seine 


Cruising down by the Seine River at sunset to see the real Paris of Lights would be a memory that you never forget.


You can cruise from Eiffel to the major sights along the river and enjoy some dinner, and be entertained with the sparkling light display at the end of your journey.


#9 Montmarte & Sacre Couer Basilica


 The last destination in our journey is the 130 meter tall Montmarte Hill – the highest point in the city.


Spend some of your time getting on the top of the hill to visit famous Sacré-Couer Basilica – with both Romanesque and Byzantine features, whose white dome can be seen from many vantage points in the city.




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