So you’re going to Paris! Woo-hoo! But you only have two days? No problem!
Whether your proposing to your loved one, or having a girls trip, I have the perfect list of things for you to do!
Below are a list of things you simply cannot miss out on.
(Note: This is list is best suited for travellers who have never been before)
Go and see the Eiffel Tower.
Obviously I’m going to see that, you’re probably thinking.
Let me give you a tip…..If you want to go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower, go SUPER EARLY or LATE in the evening! I made the mistake of going around late afternoon. This resulted in being squashed against the elevator window for what it seemed like forever due to how slow the elevator is.
So if you are planning on visiting Paris in summer you’re in luck! The Eiffel Tower opens from 9 am to midnight in mid-June right through to early September. I would go all the way up to the top! There is an option to go halfway.
BUY YOUR TICKETS IN YOUR OWN COUTRY!
You only have 2 days in Paris! Of course you should pre-book your tickets online here.
Want to have dinner at the best place in Paris? Well, The 58 Tour has you covered. Yes you can dine on the first level of the Eiffel Tower! Check it out here.
Visit the famous Musée du Louvre
Unless you want to be elbowing your way through the crowd to see the Mona Lisa, I suggest wake up early on day 2 and pre purchase your tickets again! You won’t regret it, even if you’re a tad grumpy waking up early on you holiday!
I would allow a few hours to have a leisurely stroll through the museum and soak up all the other beautiful pieces that have earned their right to be on display in one of the worlds most famous museums.
Visit the Arc de Triomphe. You can even climb up all the way to the top to get that perfect Parisian view.
The Pont Des Arts Bridge on The Seine River was once famous for lovers coming to Paris and attaching locks to the bridge.. however Paris has officially removed locks from the bridge. It is still worth a visit, and you can stroll down the beautiful Seine River whilst browsing at local stalls.
Get a FREE guided tour of the inside of the Notre Dame. You can meet at the back of the Catherdral for these tours, more information here. Please be aware of people trying to sell you tickets to “Skip the lines” at the Notre Dame. THERE IS NO SUCH THING! They are scammers, so please don’t fall for that trap.
We have all seen the movie… and the real thing is amazing, but smaller than expected. This was one of my most memorable activities in Paris. (See a show at the Moulin Rouge). It is a must!
Wander and get lost in the streets of Paris! Find hidden Cafes and mingle with the locals.
I didn’t get to visit Montmartre when I was in Paris. If you have time, most definitely schedule it in!
Please leave your thoughts below, I’d love to here your thoughts on travelling to Paris, and if you have any suggestions on where to visit next time I go!