A Weekend in Paris – Day 1

Paris, a city to discover, to fall in love with, to see the sights and to find magic around each and every corner. Whether you’re with family, friends or a fiancé, there’ll be a part of the Paris experience that will steal your heart. We’ve put together a guideline of things to do during a weekend in Paris. So, read this and begin your daydream in the city of love.

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Good Morning Paris!

With temperatures increasing, more sunshine, blooming daffodiles and warmer days, Paris is a delight in Spring, but with such stunning architecture and beautiful people, it’s a genuine delight at any time of the year.

After an amazing sleep in fresh hotel sheets wake up feeling ready for a weekend of excitement and adventure. With only two days to pack everything in we know you’ll want to get straight into the sightseeing, but don’t skip on the traditional French breakfast, as you’ll be needing fuel to power the amazing day out ahead!

Paris is filled with cafes and bakeries, so for the full experience, indulge in fresh croissants before you start your day.

Enjoy a French breakfast before you head out on your adventure. Flickr - FacaffA
Enjoy a French breakfast before you head out on your adventure. Flickr – FacaffA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Say ‘Bonjour’ to the Eiffel Tower

The second you reach Paris you’re looking for the Eiffel Tower; so why wait a second to get up close and personal with it. Head down to the Champ de Mars where the towering icon stands at 1,050 ft tall. Take pictures beside it, in front of it or head on up it and let Paris speak for itself.

 

The Much-Loved Museums of Paris

After that awe-inspiring view of the Eiffel tower, head on down to the museums.

Musée d’Orsay

If you’re willing to walk a little and enjoy Paris by foot then promenade along the River Seine to the Musée d’Orsay. But, if walking is a bit too much, then the metro is a quick and easy alternative. This museum built in the early 1900s stands in a grand railway station. It displays various forms of 19th and 20th century art from paintings and sculptures to engravings and architecture; and also proudly exhibits timeless pieces from the famous Monet, Cezanne and Van Gogh.

Flickr - Zoetnet
Flickr – Zoetnet

Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre is an aesthetic masterpiece, a Parisian landmark and a part of history. There are tours and activities on offer giving in depth insight to the museum and the masterpieces for both regular museum-goers and first-timers. It also boasts the three great ladies masterpieces: the Venus de Milo, the Victory of Samothrace, and the Mona Lisa. A Paris trip without a visit to the Louvre would be bland like a cupcake without icing.

 

Notre Dame de Paris

This Roman Catholic Church is simply a breathtaking work of art. A majestic vision of architecture on the exterior and on the inside more impressive than you could ever imagine. With its grandeur stained glass windows and intricate gothic architecture, whether you’re religious or not this is worth a visit. You can also climb up to the top and enjoy a splendid view of Paris’ Southbank.

 

Ride Along the River Seine

After all that walking you’re probably starting to get a little tired and hungry. To wind down, take a relaxing boat ride along the River Seine. As the sun begins to set, discover Paris in a different light as you glide past some of the most beautiful monuments in the world.

 

Paris by Night

If you were amazed by the Eiffel tower during the day, you’ll be speechless at night. Hop on the metro and head down to the Trocadéro metro station and see how Paris comes alive when the sun goes down. Both enchanting and magical, Paris really lives up to its title as the ‘City of Lights’. The view from the illuminated Eiffel Tower is literally picture perfect and timeless. Regardless of how many times you’ve seen it, this icon will never cease to amaze.