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Paris, France

Probably everyone's dream destination, it's hard to not be enchanted by its charm.

Things to see​

From the airport there are many options to get to the city. You can either take a bus, a train, cab or Uber. I usually take an Uber to the city. It costs about 45 Euros, depending where in the city you need to go. 

Places not to miss: 

La Basilique du Sacre Coeur: go in the morning and walk around the neighborhood as well. Many artists used to have their "ateliers" over there and you will see a lot of artists around. Rue Foyaltier has huge steps, very cool to see and walk up.

Centre Pompidou: Costs only 3 Euros if you want to go up to see the view. Otherwise it's around 12 Euros for the whole Centre Pompidou, including the view. My tip: avoide the queues and buy the tickets with your credit card on the vending machines inside. This place is shutting down for 5 years for renovations starting in the summer of 2025, so maybe you get lucky to see it before it closes temporarily. 

Louvre Museum: double check  when you are there when they are open until late hours. This might be a good option for you to see many of the sights most of the day and enjoy the museum during the late afternoon/evening.

Notre Dame Cathedral: it was built between 1163 and 1345! Just gorgeous!!!

Jardin du Luxembourg: one of my favorite parks in Paris. Beautiful!

Galeries Lafayette; I come here now every time I am in Paris. Not only for some luxury shopping, but also because it has one fo the most beautiful domes you will ever see in a store. Plus, it has a fantastic terrace, completely free and open to the public, where you can see beautiful views from the Opera house, the Eiffel Tower, and the Sacre Coeur. 

Around the Opera (which I would highly recommend a visit!!!), there is the hotel Marriott Opera Ambassador. I spent two nights here in one of my visits. Rooms were very clean and on the large side compared to other Parisian hotels. Also, if you have access to the Marriott lounges due status, or choice of your room, they offer a great happy hour every evening, 

Great tips​

I would suggest to buy 10 passes of subway ticket. You will save a little money and less hassle of having to buy it all the time

There is also train/subway tickets for 3 days, which you can use as much as you want and everywhere. Makes it very comfortable.

You will need your subway tickets to go in and out of the station. Make sure not to lose the one you used to get in.

Keep in mind that France is the most visited country in the world, with that Paris is quite busy with tourists! The best and most beautiful restaurants are always booked in advance, so make sure to make your reservations ASAP if you want to visit Le Train Bleu and Pink Mamma for instance. 

Being full of tourists, another two important things to remember: watch your belongs! Plus book the main sites you want to visit in advance, otherwise you risk not being able to see it at all for being sold out, or having to spend hours in line!


The Trocadero is a good spot to see the Eiffel tower. The metro station is also called Trocadero.

Disneyland Paris: great option to go, especially if traveling with kids. They have two parks and many of the most popular rides from the Disneyworld Orlando parks there to be found. You can easily reach this park from the city through the train system. 

Close to the Disneyland Paris, on the same train line, you can find La Vallee Village, an outlet mall with inumerous luxury brands, like YSL, Celine, Versace, Prada, Gucci, Zimmermann, etc.. I always squeeze a visit to La Vallee. To arrive to La Valle, you just need to take the train up to Val d'Europe, and walk a block to the Val d'Europe Mall. This mall is massive with tons of popular brand shops. Walk the whole mall, and at the end of the mall, when you exit it, you will see the La Vallee Outlet. 



One of my favorite things to do in Paris is walk around the streets, admiring the city's amazing architecture and lifestyle. There is so much to see by just walking around, so make sure you have at least 3 full days to enjoy this gorgeous city. 

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées summarizes the Parisian charm.  About 5 minutes walk from there, you will find this lovely boutique hotel called Bradford Elysees. Actually this hotel is part of a chain called Astotel, and you can find a good option for a very reasonable price in many different locations in the city. I have stayed at this hotel 3 times already. Every time, the service was impeccable, rooms are small but not tiny for Parisian standards and they had refreshments all day available and free for guests. The hotel is located at the 8th arrondissement, which I really enjoyed since it's very well located and not tons of tourists. Right across the hotel, don't miss having dinner at the Bistrot Marloe (10 Rue d'Artois, 75008 Paris). You will love their food and also such a friendly service. I was seating there for hours, enjoying my delicious meal and just didn't want leave. It seems the restaurant is closed during the weekends, please make sure to check online before heading there. 

Another great thing about Paris is the easiness to visit other places in Europe, like Belgium, Holland and the UK. Direct trains to Brussels, Amsterdam and London makes it super easy to continue exploring Europe. Plus, if you want to continue traveling around France, the train system is very robust, super easy to do. By car is also not a challenge, since the highways and roads are usually in great condition. 

Please feel free to drop any questions below under comments or add any great restaurants or hotels as recommendation. 

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