Monday, October 21, 2019

10 sightseeings not to be missed in Paris

You can't say you went to Paris without taking a selfie with the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, picnicking under the Eiffel Tower or eating French Macaron at Laudree. In addition to having some of the best-designed shops, culinary experiences, and art museums, there's also the happiest place on earth - Disneyland Paris. You will also have the opportunity to buy beauty products at low prices and get VAT refunds.

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1. The Eiffel Tower

10 sightseeings not to be missed in Paris
Perhaps the first thing you think of Paris is the iconic Eiffel Tower of this city. Although having a picnic below the majestic 276 meters high structure is an enjoyable experience, one of the best parts of the tower is the panoramic view at the top! You will admire all the roads in the city, discover attractions such as Sacro-Coeur, Arc de Triomphe and many other places.
10 sightseeings not to be missed in Paris
Eiffel tower

Address: 36 Avenue de la Bourdonnais 75007 Paris.
Operating time: 9:00 am to 12:45 pm
Getting there: Trocadéro metro station, line 9, or line 6, Bir-Hakeim subway station or Ecole Militaire subway line 8

2. Meet the Mona Lisa at the Louvre

10 sightseeings not to be missed in Paris
The Louvre Museum is an iconic attraction of Paris, with its beautiful geometric structure. When you visit at night, the whole structure will light up, showing a whole new charm to this place.
10 sightseeings not to be missed in Paris
What is in the Louvre is probably more famous than the museum itself. The portrait of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci perhaps is his most popular artwork.
10 sightseeings not to be missed in Paris
Louvre museum

Address: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Operating time: 9:00 am-6:00pm
How to get there: The subway is to the Louvre-Rivoli station or the Palais Royal -Musee du Louvre station

3. Arc de Triomphe

10 sightseeings not to be missed in Paris
One of the most iconic places in French history is the Arc de Triomphe. This monument was built to honor the victory of the French army in the early 1800s. To walk through the Arc de Triomphe and head for the roof, you'll need an entrance ticket and a panoramic view from above will definitely worth your admiration.

Arc de Triomphe

Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris
Operating time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
How to get there: Take metro 1/2/6 and stop at Charles de Gaulle Etoile

4. Have fun at Disneyland Paris

10 sightseeings not to be missed in Paris
People often say that things will get better in Paris, and maybe thanks to the atmosphere of Paris, Disneyland Paris also becomes more magical than usual. Go to the Castle of the Sleeping Beauty and wait for your charming prince or if you have a manly ambition, discover a whole new galaxy in Space Mountain Ride where you are completely launched into space!

Disneyland Paris

Address: Disneyland® Paris, 77777 Marne-la-Vallée
Operating time: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
How to get there: Get off at Marne-la-Vallée / Chessy station - a 2-minute walk from Disneyland, Walt Disney Studios and Disney Village

5. Enjoy Macaron at Laduree

10 sightseeings not to be missed in Paris
Laduree is the most famous Patisserie shop in Paris and the invention of macaron! Their iconic double Macaron has a lot of flavors and sells about 15,000 every day! Our top picks are Chocolate with Passion Fruit and Caramel with Salted Butter. There are many shops all over Paris but the store near Champs Elysees, Paris's famous shopping street, is one of the most beautiful places.

Ladurée Paris Champs Elysées

Address: 75 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris.
Operating time: 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Getting there: Take the subway to Charles de Gaulle - Étoile and the store is a short walk away.

6. Buy beauty products at cheaper prices in Citypharma

10 sightseeings not to be missed in Paris
Paris has a lot of beauty shops, if you are looking for good deals, Citypharma is a place you cannot miss. The store will definitely be crowded with customers, but with the discounted prices that the store offers, you will definitely not feel uncomfortable at all! The shop is open at 8:30 am on weekdays and 9 am on Saturday, so arriving at opening hours is the best time if you don't want to be crowded.

Some typical products in the store:
Bioderma Sensibio H2O cleanser
Makeup remover by rose water with gentle cornflower water
Mineral spray Avene
Moisturizing from La Roche-Posay
In addition, if you are a foreigner, when you spend over 175 €, you will be exempted from the tax. Remember to bring your passport and ask the cashier to make a tax exemption for you!

City Pharma

Address: 26 Rue du Four, 75006 Paris.
Operating time: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm | Closed Sunday
Getting there: Take the metro line 10 to Mabillon station.

7. Enjoy eclairs at L’Eclair de Genie!

10 sightseeings not to be missed in Paris
Photo: L’clair on Instagram.
In addition to Macarons, you'll find that Paris is home to some of the best Eclairs - L’Eclairr de Genie. In addition to traditional flavors like chocolate, you'll enjoy additional top flavors like Yuzu, salty caramel, orange laugh seeds, and even caramel popcorn. Not to mention the eye-catching Eclair. Each Eclair costs $ 5-8, but it's worth it!

8. Watch the sunset on the Seine River

10 sightseeings not to be missed in Paris
The Seine is the most beautiful avenue in Paris and it flows right through the city center. Glide along the river starting from the foot of the Eiffel Tower passing through Musee d’Orsay, Invalides and Assemblee Nationale.

Book a boat trip to see the Seine and choose a time near sunset to catch a wonderful moment in the river!

Cruise on the Seine River

Address: Bateaux Parisiens, At the foot of the Eiffel Tower, Pier 3, Port de la Bourdonnais - 75007 Paris
How to get there: Take subway line 6 and get off at Bir-Hakeim station and then walk for 10 minutes, or take subway line 9 and get off at Trocadéro station and then walk for 13 minutes

9. The Palace of Versailles

10 sightseeings not to be missed in Paris
Although not exactly located in Paris, the Palace of Versailles is well worth a short trip. Explore the dazzling palace with ornate halls and picturesque gardens. This large and luxurious rotating museum is also home to the iconic Mirror Room.

Palace of Versailles

Address: Meeting place and address: Guidatours office is located outside the Palace of Versailles, 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles.
How to get there: Take RER Line C from Paris in the direction of Versailles Château Rive Gauche. Get off at Versailles Château Rive Gauche station. The Guidatours office is across the street from the station

10. Spend a day at Mont St Michel Rock Island

10 sightseeings not to be missed in Paris
Spend a day out of town at UNESCO's World Heritage Site, Mont St Michel! Located in Normandy, a short drive from Paris, you will be greeted by lush landscapes and beautiful cliffs.

Heading to the top of the island where Benedictine abbey is located, this Gothic architecture is definitely an incredible sight, heading towards the top of the 3rd floor to marvel at the panoramic views over the sea. Located about 5 hours drive from Paris, this journey is definitely worth the price.

Meeting information

Time: 6:45 am
Address: PARISCityVISION Agency, 2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris, in front of the Louvre Museum
By Metro: Line 1 (Palais Royal or Tuileries station); line 7 (Pyramid or Royal Palais station); Road 14 (Pyramid station).
By bus: route 68 (Pyramid - Saint Honoré Stop); line 72 (Pyramid - Tuileries stop)

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