I’ve been to Paris at least 5 times now. Still, I love going back from time to time. And as the quote says: “Paris is always a good idea.”
But the question is, after visiting the city of lights several times, which activity is actually worth repeating? So here’s my top 8 of must-do’s in Paris.
- Arc De Triomphe
L’Arc De Triomphe is a well-known symbol of Paris, but what some people don’t know is that you can enter and climb the 284 steps to see the wonderful view. I can recommend this at any time of the day but my favorite moment is during the sunset. You get great lighting and, if you wait just enough, you get to see the sparkling lights of the Eiffel tower.
- Musée d’Orsay
Just go, I’m not really a big fan of museums, but this one is worth a visit.
If you’re in Paris during summer, you can’t skip this one. Besides its beautiful gardens, Versailles is a wonderful palace that won’t stop amazing you.
- Musée du Louvre
This one is on the list, not for its well-known painting “Mona Lisa”, but because of its other paintings. The Musée du Louvre is a museum where you can walk around for days and still not see all of it. I’m not saying you should spend all of your days in Paris inside of the Louvre, but take two hours to embrace some of its beauty and you’ll come back for more.
- Basilique du Sacré-Coeur
Le Sacré-Coeur is located in one of the most fascinating neighborhoods of Paris; Montmartre. It’s an inspirational art area and, has some nice bars to sit down, drink something and enjoy the ambiance. The basilica also offers a beautiful view over Paris.
This is, to me, Paris its secret treasure. You should save your visit to Sainte-Chapelle for sunny days, because then you can enjoy its stained glass the most!
- Pont Alexandre III
You could say, why visit another bridge? But Pont Alexandre III isn’t just another bridge. It was build between 1896 and 1900 and is know as one of the most ornate, extravagant bridge in the city.
- Eat a macaron
I practically have only one tradition when I go to Paris; I visit the Champs Elysées just to buy two macarons in Ladurée. I sit down, looking towards l’Arc De Triomphe, and enjoy one minute of Parisian heaven while eating my macarons! (I highly recommend the one with passionfruit)
So that was my top 8! Feel free to share yours with me. This month I will be traveling through France so all recommendations are welcome. If you want to follow my trip, you can do that on my instagram and facebookpage. I’ll be posting almost daily, if WiFi allows me.