If you’re planning a trip to Paris, there are tons of things you must do, however, let’s go over the top 10 things first timers must see or do in Paris. Paris has more to offer than just about any other city in Europe. If you’ve never been there, you’re in for the time of your life. Before we go any further, number 1 on the list is; get to the Eiffel Tower as soon as you land! This is a must do beyond all must dos!
When your breathing calms down from the tower, head over to Notre Dame and check out the gargoyles. Notice the striking resemblance to your mother in law. Next on the list of top 10 things first timers must see or do in Paris, is eat a fresh croissant on the Champs Elysees while checking out the Arc de Triomphe. The Champs Elysees is the scene you see most often in photographs of Paris. The Arc is at the end of Champs Elysees and is where you can get a good glimpse at the crazy Parisian traffic in and around the Arc.
Add to your list of top 10 things first timers must see or do in Paris, a visit to Napoleon’s Tomb, les Invalides. You’ll be amazed at the grandeur of Napoleon’s final resting place. And, while you’re feeling all historical, you must check out the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay. But beware; you could easily spend your whole Paris vacation in either one of these famous museums. The artwork and relics will engage and beguile you like no other.
When you come down from your historical high, consider taking a sunset river cruise on Paris’s Seine River. Night sightseeing tours offer a very unique perspective on the City of Lights, and certainly should be on the top ten things first timers must see and do in Paris. Imagine a romantic cruise along the Seine sipping a glass of red wine. When you wake up the next day, wrap up the whole package by taking a double-decker bus tour. Just like the river cruise is a great way to see the city at night, a bus tour is fabulous way to check out what Paris has to offer during the day. Once your top ten list is exhausted, get started on the other hundreds of things to do while in Paris. Bon jour!