Oh the city of love… wait… or is it the city of lights… I’m not sure because they both fit perfectly! Continuing with all things love, I couldn’t help but post my next travel guide: Paris. Paris is one of my favourite cities in the world, and I am sure I am not alone. If you aren’t in love with Paris yet, I hope to persuade you in this post! I had to make a stop in Paris during my recent trip in Europe.
Paris is a city filled with history, in almost every area, you will find traces of the past. To truly enjoy your visit, you must see it on foot. This can be tiring, and it is definitely worth it. No matter the season you are visiting Paris in, you will always feel the charm of the city; it doesn’t matter if it is +25 or -2. The romance of Paris will be with you. This was my second time visiting Paris, and this time I just felt like I saw it through a different lens. I saw the city with more detail, which added to its beauty. The façades give Paris a different kind of character that is missed when only seeing the well-known attractions. Walking around and getting lost lets you explore a city in a magnificent way.
THREE DAYS IN PARIS
This trip was very different from my first adventure in Paris. I focused on the main attractions last time and I stayed closer to the Eiffel Tower. I wanted to see the big landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Louvre to name the first few. Staying in the 9th arrondissement enabled me to be more central to the new places I wanted to see. I absolutely loved the area and getting around Paris was easy. One of the days was dedicated to seeing the main attractions as well as hidden gems that I had found. My absolute favourite view of the Eiffel Tower is from the top of the Printemps Haussmann where they have a rooftop restaurant and bar. The views of the city are breathtaking!
On another day I explored the 1st, 3rd and 5th arrondissement and to help with all the walking I rented a scooter! And rode around from the Notre Dame Cathedral to the Latin Quarter and it was SO MUCH FUN! All of the walking can be vary draining; Paris has so many rental options to get around. This time I didn’t go into the Louvre Museum as I had in my previous visit, but I highly recommend checking it out! I spent a lot of time around Notre Dame area and neighbouring streets. Make sure to grab a seat at a Cafe and enjoy a glass of wine while people-watching. Doesn’t get any more Parisian than that!
Montmartre has been on my bucket list for ages! The first time around I didn’t have time to check it out, so it was a must in this visit. Montmartre is in the 18th arrondissement and super easy to get to. I went on a Monday morning as I wanted to be able to enjoy it without the crowds and for the gram! you know? lol! Do be warned that it is a climb to get there!! The good thing is that every corner you turn, it is beautiful and will give opportunities for a lot of breaks, especially if you want to take pictures. Montmartre is like stepping back in time, it is truly beautiful and picturesque.
PARIS TRAVEL MAP
This Paris travel map is everything you need for your next visit. From all the main landmarks and monuments, to the best views of the city to your instagrammable shop fronts, café’s and, of course, the carousels that are throughout the city.
Instructions on how to download the map can be found on my Santorini travel guide.
I already can’t wait to visit again and I hope the travel map helps you explore the city of love.