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One day in paris

Paris, the City of Lights, boasts a variety of attractions and experiences for visitors of all kinds. One day may not be enough time to see everything, so here is our suggested itinerary:

Morning: Begin your day right by enjoying a traditional French breakfast at one of the local cafes or boulangerie. Treat yourself to croissants, baguettes, pain au chocolat with a café au lait or espresso as you sip from local cafes – here are a few popular spots:

  1. Angelina offers amazing hot chocolate and Mont Blanc dessert
  2. Café de Flore
  3. The Hardware Société
  4. Eggs&Co
  5. Le Saint-Régis

Eiffel Tower of Paris: To ensure an enjoyable and hassle-free visit, arrive early at the iconic Eiffel Tower to avoid crowds and take the elevator or climb stairs to its summit for breathtaking panoramic city views. Here are a few essential tips and information you should keep in mind for optimal enjoyment and ease:

  1. Eiffel Tower Operating Hours: visit website for updated information
  2. Tickets: you can purchase tickets online in advance, which is highly recommended to avoid long queues and reduce delays. There are ticket options such as priority access, lift access and stair access on second floor
  3. Elevators and stairs: You can choose to take the elevator or climb the stairs to the first and second floors. The stairs are open to the public up to the second floor (approximately 674 steps), while the elevator is the only option for reaching the top. However, keep in mind that peak times could result in waiting times for elevators if using this route.
  4. Dress Appropriately: As weather at the top of a tower can vary significantly from ground level, be prepared with layers that provide protection from cool and wind.

Attractions along the Seine: Take a walk along its banks or take an enjoyable river cruise along its waters to view some of Paris’ most renowned landmarks, including NotreDame Cathedral, Louvre Museum and Musee d’Orsay.

Ile de la Cité and Notre-Dame Cathedral: Discover Paris on Ile de la Cité, home of Notre-Dame Cathedral. Although the cathedral damaged by a fire in 2019, its exterior and surrounding areas still merit exploration.

Take your time enjoying a leisurely lunch at one of Parisian bistro or brasserie. Dine on classic dishes like French onion soup, croque-monsieur or steak frites for an authentic Parisian lunch experience:

  1. . Le Comptoir du Relais in Saint-Germain offers traditional French fare in a cozy bistro environment, while Chez L’Ami Jean, known for serving traditional Basque fare in an upbeat setting, offers classic French dishes alongside hearty traditional French and Basque fare.
  2. Bistrot Paul Bert: This classic Parisian bistro is known for its delectable steak frites, seasonal menu selection and warm atmosphere.
  3. Le Petit Cler: Situated in the charming 7th arrondissement, Le Petit Cler offers traditional French dishes as well as an outdoor terrace that makes for ideal outdoor dining.
  4. Cafe des Musees: Cafe des Musees is a local favorite, serving traditional French fare in a cozy, art-filled environment.

Louvre Museum: Make time for a trip to the Louvre Museum and witness masterpieces like Mona Lisa, Winged Victory of Samothrace, and many more masterpieces like these! While you won’t have time to see everything here, focus on seeing those which interest you the most or highlights like these from its vast collections: Here are some interesting facts and must-know information before your visit:

  1. The Museum covers over 60,600 square meters (652,300 square feet of exhibition space). It holds approximately 380,000 objects from ancient civilizations through to 19thcentury artwork, in its permanent collection.
  2. Among the iconic works at the Louvre are Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, Venus de Milo and the Code of Hammurabi.
  3. I.M. Pei’s iconic glass pyramid was inaugurated as the main entrance to the museum in 1989 and serves as its signature feature.
  4. The Louvre has eight departments, divided as follows: Egyptian Antiquities, Near Eastern Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Islamic Art, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, Paintings, Prints and Drawings.

Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe: Take a leisurely stroll along the iconic ChampsElysees, lined with shops, theaters and cafes before stopping off at Arc de Triomphe for more stunning city views from its top.

Montmartre: Visit Montmartre for its artistic history and stunning Sacré-Cœur Basilica. Explore its narrow cobblestone streets while gazing upon Paris from its steps of this breathtaking basilica.

Dinner: Paris offers an abundance of dining options, from cozy bistros and trendy restaurants to Michelin-star establishments offering French delicacies like foie gras, escargot and coq au vin.

Evening: For an unforgettable Parisian cabaret show experience, visit one of these legendary cabaret shows: Moulin Rouge, Lido or Crazy Horse; alternatively take an evening stroll along the Seine to admire its illuminated cityscape.

Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and prepare for an exciting day of walking and sightseeing in Paris by planning carefully and prioritizing activities. In doing so, you can maximize the potential of this remarkable city and experience its true essence!


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