From romantic strolls along the Seine River to visiting famous museums/landmarks, Paris offers so many unforgettable experiences. I came here with friends and spent 3 nights exploring and immersing ourselves in the culture. Since our time was a little limited, we made sure to add all the popular spots to our Paris travel guide. We also went on a boat tour that took us along the River. I highly recommend doing something like that, especially if you are limited on time too. The guide points out all the historical buildings, shares facts about the city, and shows you a lot of the city.
Keep reading for my top 3 must-do’s when visiting Paris. And if you’re thinking of planning a trip to Paris but don’t actually want to plan, check out my Paris travel guide. Bon voyage!
Top 3 When Visiting Paris
»See the Eiffel Tower: No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower. For the full experience, you can take an elevator (or climb the stairs if you’re looking to work off your crepes) and see gorgeous views of the city from the top. When I was visiting Paris, we grabbed a crepe from a vendor and enjoyed it in the grassy area. Also, don’t miss seeing the Eiffel Tower lit up at night! The twinkling lights are gorgeous.
»Explore the Louvre Museum: Of course we had to prioritize the Louvre when we were visiting Paris. I am really not much of a museum/art person, but the Louvre was incredible (and I don’t use that word often). Even if museums aren’t your thing either, add The Lourve to your Paris travel guide. I would also recommend buying tickets in advance. The Louvre is one of the world’s largest and most famous museums, and home to the Mona Lisa. Its collections span centuries and continents. You could spend hours admiring all the galleries, sculptures, paintings, and artifacts and still not feel like you’ve seen everything.
»Wander through Montmartre: Montmartre is a neighborhood that has long been an artistic hub for famous painters, writers, and performers. It’s also a neighborhood with cobblestone streets, art studios, boutiques, and dozens of cafés. Be sure to also visit the majestic Sacré-Cœur Basilica at the top of the hill. You’ll get to see panoramic views of the city. For the full Montmartre experience, sit at a café, sip a café au lait, and people watch.
Looking for more to add to your Paris travel guide?
If you’re traveling to Paris and don’t have time (or patience) to plan, check out my ultimate Paris travel guide. It includes recommendations for:
»Where to stay
»How to get around
»Top things to do
»Top places to eat & drink
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Jill R says
Your photos are beautiful! Good to know I can cover a lot of the city in 3 days. Will definitely include the boat tour!