How to spend the most perfect 24 hours in Paris
Just like London its impossible to do Paris in a day but nonetheless we did have a perfect 24 hour in the city of Lights so here i go.
Start your day at 7 am with delicious breakfast of crepes or croissant with your favourite drink tea/ coffee at any of the chic coffee shops along the canal st martin closely located near the gare du nord, the main train station. After that head to quintessential paris Montamarte which also houses Sacre Coeur. Its possible to go by metro but i suggest you uber it because their is quite a climb after the train station and no point getting tired right at the start of the day. At the Sacre Coeur you can climb up for the city views but i suggest you skip that, many stairs and the view is good but we have loads to do. After spending some time admiring the architecture and some obvious photo taking begin a stroll on the streets of Montamarte. Any given street will greet you with stunning architecture, ivy and some of the cutest cafes like La Maison Rose the iconic Le Consulat. Also worth checking out is Place du Tertre where you’ll find plenty of artists painting ‘en plein air’. Montamarte is really the one Parisian district which will give you all the flavours that is quintessential ‘Paris’. Cobblestone streets, cafes, artists, nostalgia, architecture, boutiques, it has it all so a good couple of hours are definitely worth.
It will be about 11 am now, head to the Louvre, well you do not have the hours to do justice to it so lets just skip visiting and instead check out the pyramid in front of it and then head towards Palais Royale. Stop for a quick lunch of whatever you fancy on the way at any of the cafes on the way. The Instagram famous installation at the Palais Royale was on my bucket list and i am super glad to have ticked it off. Spend some time there and also check out the garden and the arches in the Palais.
It will be about 4 pm now, walk through the tuileries gardens and the pontes des arts to take the metro to arc de triomphe. I recommend you climb the 250 odd steps to get on the top for the most stunning views of the city. If you are in luck and the timing is perfect you will witness the most stunning sunset over the city of lights. I personally am not a fan of shopping but if you are you can check out Champs Elysses after Arc de Triomphe, its right there. I did stop for tea and croissant at cafe. It is about 6.30 pm now and you have to now head to the mecca in Paris the Eiffel tower. In the metro would take about 15 mins to reach from Champs Elysees and exploring around the Eiffel Tower about 30 mins. The first time i went to Paris i did go on top of the Eiffel Tower but i feel the views from Arc de Triomphe are much better. So i have not included it in this itinerary. It will be around 7.30 pm now perfect timing to do the cruise on the river Seine and soaking the city of light at night. I recommend you do advance booking for the cruise with dinner if you can but if not tickets are available on the spot.
Well you can’t do and should not do more than this in 24 hours in Paris. The itinerary covers the highlights of Paris and gives you a true taste of #Parisjetaime.
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