How to Create the Perfect Day in Paris

Paris is one of the most stunning and historic cities in the world. Famed for its romantic architecture, millions of people travel to the French capital to experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this European metropolitan hub. From beautiful bridges to shaded boulevards, there are a number of things for couples to do in Paris. The city’s streets offer a timeless feel, and no matter where you go in the capital, the views of some of the best monuments in the world are always spectacular. Let’s take a look at how to have a great day in Paris.

Early Morning

You can start your morning in Paris with a relaxed walk along Seine’s southern bank. Not only will you be able to see a spectacular 360 view of the city, but you you’ll also be able to feast your eyes on wonderful structures like the Eifel Tower, or the Place de la Concorde! As your eyes settle on the romantic horizon, market stalls and street acts set up all around you, and you’ll be able to experience the real culture of Paris.

If you’re looking for a bit of history on your early morning tour of Paris, take a detour to the city’s central square. At the North West corner, you’ll find a statue that was built to mark the city of Brest – and also the spot where Louis XVI’s head was dismembered by guillotine. You can also visit one of the oldest hotels in the city, the 17th century Hotel des Invalides. Part of the hotel is now a museum, and it was used as a war veterans’ residence during the last world war.

Noon

There are plenty of amazing places to eat in Paris, especially if you’re looking to try out the local cuisine. From pizza and snails to andouillette and pot au feu, tourists from all over the world book a trip to Paris just to let their taste buds revel in the glorious foods. Visiting the art galleries is also a popular tourist (and local) activity to do at lunch time.

Take a look the world famous Waterlilies by Monet, as well as many other stunning paints by Renoir, Picasso and Cezanne. Take a boat across the river, and you’ll find some of the world’s best impressionists painting on the water front. Self-portraits can be expensive, but they’re well worth the money.

Late Afternoon

As the sun set’s over the romantic city of Paris, take a taxi cab to the Eifel Tower. This huge structure is the most visited paid-monument in the entire world, and millions of people flock to the city every year to gaze at its glory. Step into any one of the lifts, and you’ll be taken up to fantastic heights offering beautiful views of the city. If you and your partner are feeling sporty however, feel free to take the stairs – all 1,665 of them!

To end your day in Paris, why not take a relaxing water boat cruise down the river. Order a bottle of wine and look out onto the dazzling lights of the city, and plan what you’re going to do in this wonderful city the following day.

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