We recently went to Paris for a few days, and I finally got to check some things off my Paris bucket list! The next time you’re in Paris for a few days, definitely try to do some of these!
Visit the Sacre Couer in Montmarte. There are quite a few steps to walk up, but the view is worth it. We stayed right around the corner this time, so we managed to go during the day and at night. There are incredible views of the church and the city!
Ride the Ferris wheel. I normally try to avoid anything too touristy, but I was so glad we did this. The view from the top was gorgeous! I’m not sure if this is a truly permanent installation, but I hope so!
Visit the Eiffel Tower. It’s an obvious one, but it’s a must do, at least once! We walked up to the park and then rode the elevator to the top. We’ve taken the stairs to the top before but opted for the elevator this time since we had our toddler in tow.
Walk around the city at night. It is the city of lights after all! One of the most impressive views is walking up to the Opera house lit up. You can easily find the Arc de Triumph and its notorious traffic jams.
Notre Dame cathedral. If you’ve never been before, go! And read the pamphlet as you walk around. It’s a beautifully majestic church, and it’s incredible to think about all of the history it’s seen.
Go to the Louvre. If it’s a priority for you, the actual museum is lovely. You could easily spend the whole weekend in there. We were on such a tight schedule that we only had time for a fun photo shoot with the famous pyramids.
See the Catacombs. This was a big one for me. We’ve tried to go 3 times before, and each time the line was so long that we wouldn’t have made it to the front before the doors closed. We went first thing in the morning on a weekday and actually made it inside this time! The exhibit is incredible, spooky, and a little overwhelming. Try to plan ahead and avoid the lines if possible!
Do a boat tour. This was another first for me. It was really cool to see the city from the water. We were lucky enough to have a tour during sunset, which was gorgeous! We went right by the Eiffel Tower, which is stunning at night all lit up.
Go get some hot chocolate at Angelina’s! Treat yourself after all of that sight seeing! We went to their location off of the Luxembourg Gardens and enjoyed their signature chestnut dessert, among others. It was a great place to look at all of our fun pictures and relive the memories!
Have you ever been to Paris? What was your most memorable moment? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments! Happy travels!