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Paris, the city of love or the city of lights but no matter how you call it, it definitely holds its own place in my heart. Since my first visit there, it quickly became one of my favorite cities in the world. There is so much to explore, do, and eat in Paris that no matter how times you come here, there always will be more.

Transportation

The best way to get around the city is by using the metro or by walking. I find it the cheapest and most convenient way. It’s easy to navigate and can get you to different locations very fast. You can also use Uber in Paris. RER will be the best option to use if you are going somewhere outside of the city. I used it to get to Disneyland and to Versailles.
Disneyland disclaimer! When I say that RER is the best way to get to Disneyland, I mean it. When I wanted to go there on my second trip to Paris, they were offering park tickets with bus shuttle included in the price, and I decided to try this option. We were waiting for our bus to come at the pointed location and when it finally came, my boyfriend, me and around 20 other people had to go to catch an RER train because the shuttle bus was overbooked! They paid for those tickets, but we got to the park much after that we wanted.

Must visit places in paris

Eiffel Tower

I just cannot start this list without mentioning the most iconic monument in Paris. Some people still hate, some people love it, I could see both sides, but I definitely choose to love it. Paris just wouldn’t be the same without it. You have to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, even though I prefer a view from Arc de Triumph or Montparnasse tower when I can see the Eiffel Tower with the city view but just for the feeling of standing there and looking at the city, do it. You will save yourself a lot of time by buying your tickets online in advance. Great way to see this beauty is during sunrise from Trocadero, ow and another thing about the Eiffel Tower definitely catch it twinkling during the night every hour for 5 minutes, it’s unbelievable magical.

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Musee de Louvre

No matter if you like art or not, it’s another must visit place at least once, in your life, it’s the largest museum in the world after all. You definitely won’t be able to see everything in just one visit. Ow and Mona Lisa is smaller than you think. Again buy your tickets online to save your time. Tickets Online: €17. At the museum: €15.

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Notre Dame Cathedral

Another place which doesn’t need explanation. There are just some monuments that you can’t skip. There is no entrance fee for the cathedral, so it’s better if you go there as early as you can to avoid a very long line.

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Arc de Triumph

Like I already mentioned it’s so worth it to climb to the top of the Arc to enjoy the symbolic view of Paris from the top and line won’t be that long.

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Sacre-Coeur

It’s a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I didn’t go inside the church, but it is stunning from the outside. You can use a trolley to get to the top but I just walked up the hill, and it was not hard. From there you can see a magical view of Paris.

Montmartre

Explore this beautiful art district and just get lost in its streets without a plan.

Tour Montparnasse

It is a 210-meter (689 ft) office skyscraper which offers a stunning panoramic view of Paris. The view covers a radius of 40 km so everything that you will see from there will be tiny. Ticket price for an adult is €18, or you can buy a Day & Night ticket for €23.

Saint Chapelle

Located not far from the Notre Dame Cathedral, you have to see how impressive those glass windows look.

Pantheon

Originally was built as a church but now is a resting place to many famous French men and women.

Catacombs

Go down to the underground tunnels and learn more history of this city. These tunnels contain the bones of more than 6 million people. Something that is still on my bucket list of thing to do in Paris.

Moulin Rouge

Of course, this Paris bucket list wouldn’t be complete with me mentioning Moulin Rouge. You just have to go and experience it for yourself once.

Jardin de Luxembourg

Beautiful park to escape the bustling city and relax.

Picnic along the Seine River

Buy some food, relax and enjoy the view along the iconic river running through Paris

Champs Elysees

Iconic luxury shopping street leading to the Arc de Triumph

Galeries Lafayette

Department store for more luxury shopping. If you are visiting Paris around Christmas time, you have to go and see the most gorgeous Christmas tree there.

Rue Cremieux

I think it got famous mainly because of Instagram, but the prettiest colorful houses are worth checking out, opened in 1865

Musee d’Orsay

Located in a former railway station, this museum holds mostly French art from 1848 to 1914. Site of a large window clock with the view over Paris.

Versailles

It was the principal royal residence of France from 1682, under Louis XIV, until the start of the French Revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI. I took an RER to get there and spent the full day here without rushing. I enjoyed the park even more than the Palace. Admission to the whole estate is €27 with musical shows.

Choco-Story

it’s a chocolate museum where you can learn the history of chocolate, eat as much chocolate as you like and see how chocolates are being made. The place for anyone who loves chocolate. 11€ for an adult

Palais Royal

It’s a former royal palace located next to the Louvre. It’s home to Colonnes de Buren.

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Must try food

Patisserie

Bread really tastes better in France, buy anything and everything from the local bakeries because no matter what you get, you will most likely like it.

Croissant

I had to put it on its own because you probably tried croissants before, but in Paris, there are just better. Blue Sucré is a place worth mentioning that you will definitely get a fantastic croissant.

Eat a crepe

You can find them anywhere on the street, but if you would like a more proper restaurant than I recommend Breizh Café or another favorite place is Brother’s Crepes & Café.

Macarons

There are different shops and patisseries where you can find them, but probably the most popular one is Laduree.

Angelina

It’s a tea house established in 1903. Probably the most famous item is their hot chocolate there was a huge line outside when we got there. It’s definitely worth the wait but only if you like it sweet.

Lás du Fallafel

I know it’s strange to think about falafels when you are in Paris, at least that’s what I thought, but everybody was recommending it, so we decided to try them too. There is just something about their falafels that makes them very tasteful. There was a huge line outside, but it moves fast.

L’éclair de genie

That’s where we went to try some French éclairs. A little bit pricey place but if you are not on a budget they are worth trying

Berthillon Glacier

Popular for its ice-cream and I can see why. It’s delicious. I tried mandarin and pistachio.

Other

If you are in Paris during winter months definitely go ice skating at Grand Palais. It was so magical and the most “winter oriented” thing that we did. Music and light symphony is so magical. It’s better to go in the evening but than the price is higher and it’s open until 2 a.m. We paid 25€ per person

Have at least one day without a plan, just to walk around Paris and “get lost” among its beautiful streets.

I hope I was able to help you with this bucket list for Paris, things to do, foods to try, and some helpful tips for traveling to Paris.Thank you so much for reading, comment below if you liked it or would want to add something else.

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