Paris City Guide
Happy Bastille Day!
In honor of my favorite Parisian holiday , Bastille day I thought it was only fitting to provide you with some of your own french inspiration to plan your trip to the city of love. PARIS. Think of this as your complete Paris city guide, especially if you are a total first timer. Now I am basically going to give you the run down of how you can best utilize your time in Paris. I want you to be able to eat all the crepés, drink all the rosé, and see all the national monuments you have been dreaming of your entire life!
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I went to Paris for a total of three 1/2 days. This was not nearly enough time to even scratch the surface of what the city offered but I still feel we were able to see and do so much. Below I will break down the entire itinerary for the full three and a half days. I then will include a gallery of photos with their attached location. Lastly I will give you some Parisian tips to help you get around the city.
Day 1: We wanted our first day to be laid back but also still be able to explore. We stayed in our Saint Germain area where we stayed and explored the below. Going inside Notre Dame is Free as long as you wait in line! Note: the Pont de l’archeveche is supposedly the lock bridge. When we got there the bridge had been removed. However, if you go to the Musee d’orsay the bridge across the street is now the new Lock Bridge!
- Latin Quarter
- Luxembourg Gardens
- Notre Dame
- Pont De l’archeveche
Day 2: This is a long day! We got so much done and were so impressed. Tip is to start early! The earlier you get to the Louvre the better, we spent about 3 hours in the Louvre and I wish we were able to explore more of it. My favorite section is Napolean’s Apartment. I’ve included a picture of one of the many gorgeous chandeliers.
- Palais Royal- B&W Blocks
- Musee d’ Orsay- Giant Clock
- Tip: Enter through the gift shop, take the stairs to the left and go backwards through the museum, through the Roof Cafe all the way to the giant clocks!
- Tuileries Garden
- Eiffel Tower Picnic
- Macaroon Tasting
- If you are in Paris you HAVE to try the Iconic Laudree Macroons but you also need to try the authentic French Macroons Pierre Hermé. They can both be found on the chateau de elysee
- Arc De Triomphe
- Eiffel Tower Again
- Street Markets in Saint Germain
- Siene River Cruise
- Book a sunset cruise, but make sure it has some open fresh air coming through! I got a little doozy because ours was entirely enclosed glass.
- Cafe De Flore for Brunch
- Shopping on chateau de elysee
I absolutely loved my time in Paris and I can not wait to go back. It is by far the prettiest city I have ever been to, every street you walk down you are in awe and you feel the abundance of love surrounding you. If you like this Paris City Guide check out some of my other city guides using this link or check out the “travel” tab at the top of the page ^.