Paris | France : A Quick Guide to Planning Your Adventure

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Sacre-Coeur – Paris, France

Accommodation

A small, lovely Airbnb apartment in the Montmartre neighborhood [ local, hip neighborhood, which is very close to Moulin Rouge ]

Pretty cool

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!

Next stop

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.

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[ Eiffel Tower – Paris, France ]
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[ View from the Eiffel Tower – Paris, France ]
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[ View from the Eiffel Tower – Paris, France ]
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[ View from the Eiffel Tower – Paris, France ]
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[ At the top of the Eiffel Tower – Paris, France ]
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[ The courtyard of the Palais-Royal, which hold dozens of black and white columns, a highly criticized art piece – Paris, France ]
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[ Lunch in a park near the Eiffel Tower – Paris, France ]
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[ Eiffel Tower – Paris, France ]
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[ Riding a bike along the Seine River through the city’s bike share program – Paris, France ]
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[ Notre-Dame Cathedral – Paris, France ]
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[ Notre-Dame Cathedral – Paris, France]
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[ Arc de Triomphe – Paris, France ]

Visited Paris before? Share your experience and tips in the comments below.

[ Follow the adventure to Bruges ]

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