Tip One: Buy a Paris Pass
This little gem comes with a museum pass and a Metro pass for the duration of your stay (2 or 4 days). It gives you free access to a lot of the museums and attractions around the city, and queue jump in some of them, including the Louvre.
Tip Two: Go on a boat cruise
After the Arc De Triomphe we wandered over to the Eiffel Tower, and went on a tourist one-hour boat cruise on the Seine (included in the Paris Pass). I would highly recommend the cruise in the evening, especially as ours finished back at the Eiffel Tower which is just beautiful at night time.
Tip Three: Go to the Paris Catacombs
Now if you don’t like queuing you need tp get there early. They open at 10am, we arrived at 11am and had to queue for three hours to get in. Don’t get me wrong, it is totally worth it when you do get in, the sheer scale of the bones down there is astonishing.
Tip Four: Make plenty of time for the Louvre
We spent five hours in the Louvre on my birthday. We got there at opening, and headed straight to the Mona Lisa (the crowds get insane later in the day). We then just wandered everywhere. And i mean everywhere.
Tip Five: Book a wine-tasting class
We booked at O’Chateau via our Paris Pass. It was an hour, tasting three different french wines, and learning about the industry and wine in general. I would highly recommend upgrading to include the cheese and meat boards to compliment the wine, it also stops you getting tipsy at three in the afternoon!
Have you been to Paris?
What was your favourite place to visit?