Paris is the city of love, to find love, to fall in love or just to be there with your beloved there. I was there many times, but every time is like I am for the first time there. There are a bunch of books, movies, songs, paintings inspired by the sublime city of Paris.
Finding information what to do, where to go, what to eat in Paris is very easy nowadays. It’s the must-do destination for everyone at least once in a lifetime.
I will never forget my first trip to Paris, it was magical. I was walking, walking, walking from the Eiffel Tower, to the Arc de Triomphe and to Notre Dame de Paris marveling at every corner of my dream-come-true.
I would like to share 5 places that I like the most and that I visit every time I go there. There will be nothing new in my list as these places just cannot be skipped.
The top place is for the Eiffel Tower – you can see it from everywhere. It’s the symbol and the guardian of the city. The ultimate thing to do there? Go in the middle of its location and just look at you. Isn’t it amazing? Doing the queue to go on top of it, on the other hand, it’s not really worth for me. I would prefer to hang around and see everything on my way…..But if you absolutely want to go to the top of it, buy the ticket in advance…
The second place is for Montmartre and the Basilica Sacré-Cœur. This place inspired artists from all around the globe and created a sort of cultural European hub. Walking around, having a coffee with a crêpe Suzette in one of the numerous cafes-terraces, and ask one of the local artists to make a caricature of yourself is absolutely mandatory and fun!!!! I did all of them and don’t regret it …especially the caricature which reminds me my Parisian escape…
When at Montmartre, check the Salvador Dali museum. It’s hidden from the tourists and you’ll find there a big part of his most famous work. A place to tick if you are into art.
The third place is for The Louvre. The Louvre has been on my list for a long long time and I finally visited it during my last trip. The museum is huge, so you’ll need a day to spend there. But it is worth. Apart from the Mona Lisa painting, you have an entire floor dedicated to Muslim art, especially Iranian, which is really beautiful. You’ll find artifacts from not only Europe but Ancient Egypt, Mauritania, and other civilizations.
The fourth place is for Notre Dame de Paris. The exquisite cathedral is as beautiful from outside as from inside. Hanging around, marvel at the beautiful architecture, feed the pigeons makes you feel like being a part of the beautiful Victor Hugo novel or entirely in the musical itself.
The last but not the least is all the bridges around the Seine River. Just walk around, check Quartier Latin and all the sights over there: Centre Georges Pompidou, La Conciergerie, Le Jardin du Luxembourg, Le Palais Royal and others.
I will be glad if you share your favorite tips for Paris. For more inspiration, check the movie “Paris, je t’aime“
Thanks for reading!