A small, lovely Airbnb apartment in the Montmartre neighborhood [ local, hip neighborhood, which is very close to Moulin Rouge ]
Spend a few extra dollars to take the lift to the top floor of the Eiffel Tour. The view around sunset is lovely! Stick around the grounds afterward to watch the 10-minute light show, which is held every hour on the hour after sun down. It’s cheesy but cool!
Don’t miss it
Make a homemade cheese and charcuterie tray, pick up a cheap bottle of wine, and watch the sunset over the city on the steps of Sacré-Coeur.
Wish I had more time for
A tour of the Catacombs, in addition to day trips to Normandy and Versailles. Next time!
Must try food/drink
Spend your afternoon eating a cheese and charcuterie tray, while sipping on delicious French red wine. There’s no better way to live the Parisian lifestyle. You also can’t avoid the croissants and baguettes in Paris — and why would you want to?!
To fill your sweet tooth, stop by the many street food vendors for a crêpe. The nutella and banana crêpe is filthy delicious!
Here’s a hint
Rent bikes through the city’s bike share program. Bike stations are located throughout the city, and there’s no shortage of pick up/drop off areas. The first 30 minutes are free!
Activated my Eurail train pass [ which was purchased a few months prior to the trip ] and headed to Bruges, Belgium. The two-month continuous train pass allowed for unlimited train travel within a two month period.
Visited Paris before? Share your experience and tips in the comments below.
[ Follow the adventure to Bruges ]