After spending two days in Disneyland Paris we headed to central Paris to explore for two days. We traveled to and from Paris via the Eurostar which was super easy from London as you don’t need to worry about checking in baggage or travelling to a distant airport.
During our stay we used AirBnB, our host was so lovely and gave us some tips and advice about what to see in Paris and where to visit. The apartment was in Saint-Germain-des-Pres which is home to a beautiful ivy cover Abbey, great cafes and plenty of designer stores.
Here are my tips for those visiting Paris:
- Make sure you see all the iconic landmarks – whilst I have been up the Eiffel Tower before one of the best ways to admire it is from the gardens below. This is also the same for the Lourve Museum which can become stressful and overly crowded with tourists.
- Sunbath by the Sacre Coeur – from the church you can see all of the major landmarks in Paris, make some time in your schedule to relax and admire the views. BEWARE of pickpockets around here though as there are plenty of them.
- Use the metro – the double decker metros are super easy to use throughout Paris and make for a cheaper holiday. Use Citymapper to navigate your way around and by tickets in a block of ten to get the most from your euros.
- Have crepes for breakfast – where else in the world is it acceptable to consume so many calories for breakfast? There’s plenty of amazing creperies around Odeon, my personal favourite being nutella and strawberry.
- Consume as much cheese as possible – there’s no two ways about it France has an amazing selection of cheeses. On our last day we visited Pain Vin Fromages for tartiflette (a dish made with potatoes, reblochon cheese, lardons and onions). They also serve incredible cheese fondues.
- Brush up on your French – whilst it is possible to get by with no French, get the most out of your trip by experiencing the culture and learning the language. No one expects you to be fluent but will appreciate you making the effort. Try Duolingo to learn French before your trip.
Have you guys visited Paris? What were your favourite experiences?