10 Must Visit Places in Paris

Paris is one of my favourite cities, I love the character of the buildings, the little winding roads and of course the amazing selection of pastries and sweet treats! When planning this recent trip, I thought it would be nice to mix in some new attractions, whilst also visiting some of my favourite places. In this post I’m sharing my top 10 must visit places in Paris. Whether you’re visiting Paris for the first time, or you’ve been several times like I have, I hope you find somewhere new to explore.

Eiffel-Tower
Walk from Trocadéro metro station to the Eiffel Tower
No trips to Paris would be complete without paying a visit to the Eiffel tower! I recommend getting the metro to Trocadéro as it’s a short 10 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower from here. The views on the walk are beautiful and there are many great picture taking spots along the way.
Metro stop: Trocadéro (line 6)

Galeries-Lafayette
Do a spot of window shopping at the Galeries Lafayette
Pretty much Paris’s version of Harrods, Galeries Lafayette is a department store filled with 10 floors of luxury items from handbags to clothing and so much more. This is a perfect spot to do some window shopping whilst admiring the beautiful architecture and stunning roof.
Metro stop: Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette (line 7 or line 9)

Around-the-Sacré-Cœur
Get lost along the streets around the Sacré-Coeur
There’s lots to see around the Sacré-Coeur which makes it the perfect area to get lost. Why not stop by the Mur des Je t’aime (the Wall of Love), or simply explore the area. This is also a great place to pick up a snack mid day. We stopped off at Amorino for some traditional Italian gelato which tasted much nicer than regular ice cream! If ice cream isn’t your thing, there are plenty of restaurants, Cafés and bakeries to choose from in this area.
Metro stop: Abbesses (Line 12)

Views-from-the-Sacré-Cœur
Watch the breath-taking views from the steps outside the Sacré-Coeur
The Sacré-Coeur is a beautiful Roman Catholic church. If you have time I would definitely take a look around inside. In addition the view of Paris from the steps outside are breathtaking and not to be missed.
Metro stop: Anvers – Line 2 (blue)

Louvre Museum
Take a look at the stunning architecture of the Louvre Museum
This is one for the art lovers, although personally, I wasn’t particularly impressed by the Mona Lisa. If arts not your thing, I would recommend walking around the grounds around the Louvre Museum and of course taking a selfie with this iconic building in the background of your photo.
Metro stop: Louvre Rivoli and Palais Royal Musée du Louvre (line 1)

Pont des Arts/Love Lock BridgePont des Arts/Love Lock Bridge
Walk along the Pont des Arts aka the Love Lock Bridge
Just around the corner from the Louvre Museum, the Love Lock bridges are well worth walking across. Maybe don’t visit expecting to lock your own padlock to one of the bridges as they seem to be all filled up!

Place de la Concorde and the Champs Elysées
Take an amazing pictures in front of the Place de la Concorde
If you want to get a perfect, full-scale view of the Champs-Elysées, the Place de la Concorde is the spot to go. Be prepared to patiently wait to take your photos as it’s an extremely busy road!

Macaroons from a Pierre Hermé
Buy some macaroons from a Pierre Hermé store
If you get the chance I highly recommend purchasing what I can only describe as the best Macaroons I’ve tasted, from a Pierre Hermé store.

Order a fresh crêpe
Order a fresh crêpe from a crêperie
If you’re looking to try one sweet dish in Paris, the crêpe should be at the top of your list! Whether you like sweet or savoury, there’s a crêpe for everyone!

Bioderma
Do some shopping on the Champs Elysées and visit any French pharmacy along the way
Still looking to do a little more shopping? Why not take a stroll down the Champs Elysées, where you will find car showrooms and clothing stores located on the same street! And of course, no trip to Paris would be complete without picking up a bottle of my favourite makeup remover, Bioderma!

Top-10-Must-Visit-Places-in-Paris-Thumbnail-2Did I miss your favourite spot? Why not tweet me so I can pay it a visit next time I’m in Paris.
P.s Most of the photos in this post were taken on the Sony NEX 5T

2 comments

  1. Some great tips – you’ve got most of my favourites I think, especially Montmartre and that walk from the Troc to see the Eiffel Tower. I do love the parks as well, such a different side to Paris, and wandering along the Seine to find the beaches (in summer) and a sculpture museum among other things. #traveltales

  2. Beautiful pictures. I think just walking around Paris is great – you just come across bits of history all the time. However, our favourite thing to do definitely was the bateau mouche – brilliant. #traveltales

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