Paris was one of the few places I visited on this trip that I had visited before. I was there four years ago, but it is a beautiful city that deserves more than one visit.
The architecture is obviously beautiful, there are numerous famous landmarks to see and the Parisian culture is unmatched anywhere. Baguettes, wine and accordions… need I say more?
One stop I made on this trip was to the area of Montmartre. It’s located on a giant hill and offers spectacular views of the city. The best part was how close this was to the Gare du Nord so perfect to visit if you’re traveling to or from Paris by train.
The area is also home to the Sacre Coeur Basilica:
The Eiffel Tower is obviously a must and it’s hard to miss from many areas of the city. Sometimes, the best views are from further away or other vantage points such as Trocadero. If nothing else, grab a bottle of wine and have a picnic near the Eiffel Tower.
I personally find the Eiffel Tower most beautiful at night. We decided to go up at night and it was definitely worth it and only €8 for students.
We took advantage of Sandemans free walking tour which offered a great summary of the city’s history. We saw key spots like the Louvre, Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter.
The Louvre at Sunset:
Picnics all over Paris are definitely the best part! Enjoy the beautiful buildings, architecture, and food!