Is Paris a city worth visiting

Paris is probably known to all of you. Famous for the Eiffel Tower, the Musée du Louvre, Notre Dame or the creepy bone catacombs, there is an incredible amount to discover here. If you want to experience Paris too, but don't have too much time on your trip, I have a few good tips for you on how you can accommodate the highlights of the city in one day. I have selected the hotspots of Paris for you and created a daily routine with which you can easily visit the city get to know in 24 hours can. An unforgettable day in the capital of France awaits you!

Experience Paris in one day

Map for an overview

In the morning at the Eiffel Tower | Champs-Élysées in the morning | Luxury for lunch

A sweet treat in the afternoon | In the evening on the Seine

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Experience Paris: map for an overview

Since the Paris subway network is very well developed, you can take the metro to almost anywhere. Get a day pass before your trip to save a little money at this point. Alternatively, you can also reach all sights on foot, but then you will have to skip a few points of the daily routine. Ideas for yours Paris walk can be found here. The map gives you an overview of all the important highlights that you can experience in one day in Paris.

Bonjour Paris!

You are conveniently located in your small apartment in the middle of Paris, which you can get for as little as € 30 in one of the centrally located 20 arrondissements. The sun appears on the horizon and casts light rays of light through the curtains of your room, which gently wake you up. A look out of the window shows Paris covered in a reddish-orange glow. You will be immediately enchanted and a fabulous day through the capital can begin.

Guru tip:If you can't spend a night in Paris, the train stations Gare de l’Est, Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon, Gare Montparnasse and Gare d’Austerlitz offer lockers for them from € 5.50 Luggage storage.

Croissants at the Eiffel Tower - Le jour commence

Since the French do not attach great importance to their breakfast, the breakfast buffet in the hotels and accommodations is usually small. Better to buy a freshly baked croissant and a wonderfully fragrant, freshly brewed coffee to go at the bakery on the go. So you can settle in the Parc du Champs de Mars, which extends directly in front of the Eiffel Tower. What better way to start the day in Paris than having breakfast with a view of the Eiffel Tower?

Of course, the landmark of France, the famous one, is a good option right thereEiffel Tower, to visit. Since it already opens at 9 a.m., you are in the right place at the right time. Nevertheless, you should order your ticket in advance on the Internet so as not to be surprised by a long queue. If you don't feel like paying the entrance fee for the driveway, have a look at my next tip, there you will find a great alternative to see Paris from above.

At the Arc de Triomphe you get a wonderful view over Paris.

It is best to take metro line 6 from the Trocadéro stop and travel three stops to the Charles de Gaulle stop. Another symbol of France is waiting for you here - the Triumphal archfrom Paris. As an EU citizen between 18 and 25, you can climb it for free, unlike the Eiffel Tower. It also offers a wonderful view over Paris and your panorama pictures even include the Eiffel Tower.

In the morning: Champs-Élysées to Notre Dame

From here you can relax and unwind Champs-Élysées Stroll along and spend your money in expensive shops as you please. Whether Louis Vuitton, Sephora or the Paris St. Germain fan shop - everything your heart desires is on offer here. At the end of the street you will reach the Place de la Concorde.

Here you can see the golden-tipped obelisk in passing. After a quick selfie, you should go through the Tuileries Garden walk and at the end of your way you will find the Louvre pyramid. During the 15-minute walk through the park, you have the opportunity to relax briefly and contemplate the green beauty around you. At the art museumLouvre Once you have arrived, you can make your camera glow again in front of the glass pyramid before you get on Metro 7 in the direction of Notre Dame. A visit to the famous Louvre Museum is of course a highlight in Paris, but due to the limited time you should postpone your visit there and to many other exciting museums in Paris and come back for a longer trip. After all, you want to look at the Mona Lisa in peace and not rush past her in stress.

 

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On the left of Notre Dame there is an ascent to the 69 meter high towers. Arm yourself for the many steps and then let's go up, because you have one from here 360 ° view over the city and you can see the famous gargoyles up close.

With the metro you travel two stops and get off at the Châtelet stop. From here it is about a seven-minute walk to the Île de la Cité and the home of Quasimodo. After you have admired the cathedral of Notre Dame from the outside, you should definitely take a look inside the church. The architecture is incredible and the colorful glazed windows are worth more than just a look. Take your time and enjoy the tranquility of the holy place in the middle of Paris, capture the enchanting atmosphere with a few photos and listen to it at 12 noon Ringing the church bells. Since 2013 there have been ten of them again, after they were victims of the revolution over 200 years ago.

Lunch time - food, luxury and much more

Time for lunch. How about some of the best falafel in Paris? This is located near Notre Dame marais jewish quarter and with it the famous Rue de Rosiers. Here you can at L’as you fallafel Buy the delicious filled pita breads very cheaply by Parisian standards and enjoy them to your taste. If you prefer to enjoy French cuisine, there are enough small restaurants in the surrounding area where you can sit down for lunch. Those who like to try things out can try their hand at snails and frogs' legs - alternatively, you can also buy a delicious baguette from the baker and enjoy the sunshine on the banks of the Seine.

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Every Friday at 3 p.m. there is a 30-minute fashion show with professional models. Let yourself be inspired by the fashion trends of tomorrow, but don't forget to reserve in advance via the website.

Reinvigorated you should slowly make your way to the Galeries Lafayette do. Lined with luxurious displays of various designers, the traditional department store chain is world-famous. With its sparkling, glittering architecture and spanned by a huge glass dome, the gallery is also worth a visit for people on a tight budget who just want to marvel at the decorations. Here you can stroll a little through the seven floors and indulge in luxury.

Sweet treat in the afternoon

As a small snack you can at Ladurée, the traditional macaron maker, buy some delicious and world-famous macarons. The shop is on the first floor of Galeries Lafayette and is really nicely decorated. Here you can try a wide variety of sorts such as salted caramel, chocolate, mint or pomme tatin.

If you don't feel like something sweet yourself, the small, colorful macarons are always a nice souvenir for loved ones at home.

The cemeteryCimetière de Montmartre is very nicely laid out and is ideal after the hustle and bustle in the gallery to pause and enjoy the peace and quiet You can get there from Galeries Lafayette with the 68 bus in the direction of Place de Clichy. There you get out and walk a few steps. Your walk takes you through an avenue of maple trees, lime trees and chestnuts and invites you to linger with numerous benches. On the way you will pass many beautifully decorated graves that belong to Ampère, Heinrich Heine or Foucault, among others. From here you can then make your way to the Sacré-Coeur. Either on foot in about 25 minutes or you can get on at the Blanche stop and take the metro line 2 to Anvers for two stops - it takes about 15 minutes.

After 237 steps, Paris is literally at your feet.

White it stands out against the blue sky and can be seen from afar: high up on its hill, it is enthroned Sacré-Coeur Basilica and gives you an impressive sight from down here. If you don't feel like walking up the 237 steps to the church, you can alternatively use the cable car. Which way you choose does not matter - it is only important that you go up. Not only the basilica itself is worth a visit, but also the extraordinary experiences that you can have here, for example at a spontaneous concert at the Sacré-Coeur. Before you start the descent again, enjoy the incredible view that is offered to you up here. Paris is literally at your feet!

Capture the magic of the city in the evening

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Every hour on the hour, the Eiffel Tower is bathed in glittering light for 5 minutes after sunset.

Do your feet hurt after a long day and the hunger makes itself felt with an unpleasant rumbling stomach? And yet you have the feeling that you haven't seen enough yet? Then the best thing to do for your dinner is with one boat trip connect on the beautiful river Seine. Here you can enjoy a delicious 3-course menu and at the same time drive past the illuminated sights of the city. After all, Paris is not called “The City of Lights” for nothing.

If you want to end the evening more relaxed, you can have a drink on the riverbank in one of the numerous bars Treat yourself to wine or just buy a bottle in the supermarket. There are even some small wine bottles with a glass to go with it - totally practical. Especially in summer, music is played in numerous places on the riverbank and you can dance through the night under the starry sky.

Jump into the nightlife in Montmartre.

If you want to make the evening even more exciting, you can watch a piece in what is probably the most famous cabaret in town, the Moulin Rouge, or you can plunge into the nightlife yourself. Around the famous red windmill in the Montmartre district there are numerous bars and bistros waiting for your visit. Alternatively, you can pay a visit to a rather hip “new” district on Rue Oberkampf. There is a multitude of trendy bars and clubs, especially for young people, where you can dance until dawn.

Paris is waiting for you!

Of course, 24 hours are not enough to experience all facets of the beautiful and enchanting city of Paris. Many other sights, such as the Palace of Versailles, the Catacombs of Paris or the Opéra Ganier, are still waiting to be discovered by you. But the important thing is that you don't always have to plan a lot of time to have a great vacation. Free your busy schedule for 24 hours and enjoy a wonderful day in Paris - far away from the stress of everyday life. I have one last tip: it's best to get that Paris City Pass to. This not only includes the ride on the metro and the like, but also admission to the city's most important attractions. Perfect for those who are short on time but want to see a lot.

 

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