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PARIS DIY TRAVEL GUIDE - Fun and Interesting Experiences

Ahh, Paris! The City of Light. No other city has such a reputation for romance. Embrace it with a candlelit dinner cruise on the Seine, the city’s riverine…

Know Before You Go

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  • Paris Orly Airport (8.9 miles / 14.3 kilometers)
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (14.3 miles / 23.1 kilometers)
  • Aéroport de Pontoise – Cormeilles-en-Vexin (21.9 miles / 35.2 kilometers)
  • Beauvais–Tillé Airport (42.9 miles / 69.1 kilometers)

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How to Spend 3 Days in Paris

  • Day 1: The City of Light’s Famous Sights
  • Day 2: Parisian Art, Culture, and Gastronomy
  • Day 3: Day-Trip Destinations from Paris

 

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The dining room at the Louvre Museum.

What to do in Paris - Top sights

Combine a show at the famous Moulin Rouge with a river cruise on the Seine, or a Paris evening tour.

Skip the ticket line and book your entry ticket to the Eiffel Tower or bundle it with other sightseeing activities or 2 – 2.5 hour guided tours.

Amazing places to see in Paris

Beautiful libraries 

  • The Bibliotheque Nationale de France (National Library) – Huge beautiful glass window ceilings.
  • Mazarine Library – Very Luxurious inside 
  • Francois Mitterand National Library
  • Saint Genevieve Library
  • Sarbonne University Library
  • Senat Library – Beautiful ceilings.

When you buy the Paris Pass, you get admission to plenty attractions including the Palace of Versailles, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre Museum, Pompidou Centre, and the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus!

Eat as many pastries as possible.  The French pastries are fantastic.

Taste the real French Macarons.  Ordering it back home is simply just not the same.

Do a French food picnic somewhere along the Seine River or in a park.  Even if you are a solo traveler, this is amazing.

Visit a flower market.  Even if you do not buy any flowers, just visit a flower shop or market.  It is a “Paris-thing-to-do”. 

Go to the Tuileries garden park.

Visit Paris in the summer.  The summer months bring art and music festivals to the parks and people enjoy picnics everywhere.

Go on a gourmet food tour in Paris, join a small group on a chocolate walking tour, or join a small cooking class and make your own macarons!

Finally, if you are looking for free stuff to do, there are a lot of options, but just exploring and doing people-watching at a cozy street cafe are some of the best free activities.  For example, this is how you get the see how the locals live. There are many gardens you can explore and some of them are free, others at an incredibly low entrance fee.

With all this in mind, now is the time to start arranging your tour.  Below are a few bestsellers that we can recommend.  Book now.

Paris Flights & Accommodation