5 things to do during your first time in Paris
Visiting Paris for the first time can be overwhelming! Unless your vacation planning doesn’t consider half a year, be aware of the fact that it’s impossible seeing everything in Paris!
That’s why I would like to suggest at least 5 things to do if you are coming for the first time to Paris.
Things to do in Paris for the first time
- Visit the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. I know, it’s difficult to do a list of the museums that are worth a visit in Paris. The Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay surely are the bests to visit for the first time in Paris. The d´Orsay, which was formerly a train station and still retains its Belle Epoque elegance, houses French art from 1848 to 1914. The Louvre, as you may already know, is one of the most famous museums in the world and exhibits more than 35000 works of art! One more suggestion is planning to dedicate one day to each museum.
- Admire the city from the Seine. Taking a cruise on the Seine will give you the chance to cross the city from a unique perspective. You’ll learn a lot in 1-hour, and you’ll get some of the best views of the city. Don’t forget to admire the historical bridges.
- Stay in a short rentals apartment. I know, it may sound scary renting a short rentals apartment if you are coming to Paris for the first time. But living like a local in Paris is easier than it seems! Also, staying in this type of accommodation will give you a taste of real Parisian life. Parisians have great taste in interior design, and usually short rentals apartments are very well refined and come with all comforts.
- Visit a cathedral. If you’re in Paris for just a few days, you may have to choose between the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral and Île-de-la-Cité, or the elegant Sacré-Coeur Cathedral on top of Montmartre hill. In either case, you’ll see an authentic Parisian treasure. Plus, you’ll have the possibility to enjoy an incredible view of the city!
- Visit the Eiffel Tower. Almost 125 years ago, the Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World’s Fair. Today it still represents the modern elegance of Paris. Climbing to the top of this iconic tower will give you an unforgettable view of the city but even take a walk in the neighbourhoods of the tower is fascinating!