Talking with our Paris photographer Flora Andriany has made us want to visit Paris even more! One of the most interesting point from the conversation was that you can actually visit all the main attractions and landmarks in Paris in one go, all in a single day! One of our team members here in SweetEscape have actually tried this before and he managed to visit The Eiffel Tower, Arch de Trimophe, Champs Elysees, Louvre and the Notre Dame in less than 12 hours, but of course learning from a local like Flora could make the day trip even better!
Here's a quick guide on how to tour Paris in a day like a pro, starting from the Eiffel Tower and ending at either Montmartre or Sacre Couer Basilica, especially for you! Of course, these spots are all within walking distance from each other, if you're physically able to do so, but we'd recommend you to take a bike or segway, with Paris' new 50 kilometers bike lane in place, to safe time and energy!
The secret behind why you can visit all the landmarks in a day is because all of the main attractions are located along the Seine River. Start from Eiffel Tower, and go to Trocadero for a full-view of the majestic and iconic tower.
After finishing at the Tower, walk North towards Arch de Triomphe, the famous gate in the middle of the city with its almost identical twin located in London, the Marble Arch. Arch de Triomphe is located at the end of Champs Elysees, Paris' main road with famous shops and restaurants on its side. Do walk along Champs Elysees back to the river.
Reaching the river and crossing the famous bridge, you can see Hotel des Invalides, the building with a golden roof, where the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte is located. Continue towards the river, and you can see Place de La Concorde, where you can find the famous Paris obelisk there.
Continue walking and you will soon reach Jardin de Tuileres, a really beautiful garden, perfect for a proposal spot. It is the oldest and largest park in Paris. Take a photo in the path between the trees for a romantic photo shoot session.
Passing through the garden, you'll reach Musee de Louvre with its iconic glass pyramid in the middle. The entire museum façade is also epic and grandeur, and a great spot for a photo shoot. If you have the time, go inside, but you might want to purchase the ticket beforehand because the queue in the museum would be long!
After the museum, you need to only walk a little bit to reach Notre Dame. Sadly, after the devastating fire in 2019, the historic cathedral is still closed for public and the entire area is covered for renovation. You can still visit a nearby Shakespeare & Co. bookstore, though, and get some ice cream in the Berthillon ice cream shope, the first and arguably best ice cream in Paris.
You can end your day at the romantic Montmartre or Sacre Coeur basilica. Sit in front of a café while taking in the beautiful Paris city scape, get some croissant and sip some coffee or French wine. What a day!
Ready to travel to Paris for your next adventure? The lockdowns and quarantines are slowly starting to be relaxed around the world, and before long, we know that we will have your moments in Paris #CapturedPerfectly with SweetEscape again!