France: Your Guide to Touring Paris in a Day

France: Your Guide to Touring Paris in a Day

Are you travelling Europe, and have a day to spend in beautiful Paris? Hailed ‘the most romantic city in the world’ it’s a haven for all things shopping, fashion, dining and culture. There’s far more to see and do in Paris that you could ever manage in a day, but to get the best out of your trip here are a few things to consider.

Find a Place to Park

The last thing you need when you only have a day to spend in the city, is to be driving around looking for a place to park. Park and ride parking lots are commonly used to ease congestion in the city. This is where you park on the outskirts of the city, and use public transport to travel to the centre. Something to factor in time-wise since you will already be on a tight schedule.

Choose One Famous Landmark- And Visit it Early

There are so many famous monuments and tourist hotspots in Paris; the trouble is many of them will involve a lot of waiting to get in. When you only have a day you don’t want to spend it standing in line. And so choose one famous landmark and get there early (before 9 am) to beat the queues. Whether it’s the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, The Louvre or something else – choose the one you want to see the most and make that the focal activity for your trip. Once you’ve done this, you have the rest of the day to spend touring and enjoying Paris and getting to see the city itself. Trying to do everything will result in the majority of your day being spent in line. And this way, you have an excuse to come back too!

Consider a Sightseeing Bus Tour

Even if one day in Paris doesn’t give you enough time to go inside all of the attractions, you will still be able to see them all on a sightseeing tour. There are a number of bus tours that you can get on which allow you to get glimpse of all of the amazing sights Paris has to offer. You can also get on and off at any point too, so it’s a good way to get across the city too.

Decide Where To Dine

One of the best parts of visiting Paris is being able to try the cuisine, and appreciate the incredible dining on offer. But when you only have a day to spend in the city, you will want to choose carefully. Doing your research beforehand and having an idea about the types of dishes at different restaurants will help. That way you know you’re going to a place you’re going to love and will allow you to get the best experience on your trip. If you are staying in the city for breakfast, lunch and dinner be sure to check out the range of different places available first. That way you can plan your tour around Paris, so you’re not having to keep going back on yourself.

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