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Travel Guide I 30 Fun Things to Do on a 4-Day City Break to Paris, the City of Love


Paris, is it an overrated city? Absolutely not! A city trip to Paris is everything you hope and expect.

Croissants, macarons, couples in love everywhere... You don't only see that in the movies. That's real Paris!

During a city trip of 4 days you can certainly see the best of Paris.


Admire the beautiful view from the Eiffel Tower, get lost in the Louvre, climb the Arc de Triomphe for a magical sunset, go back in time in romantic Montmartre and eat crêpes in Parc des Tuileries.

In our travel guide we share a complete schedule and all our travel guide for the perfect 4-day city trip to Paris

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Day 1, THE icon of Paris

When you think of Paris, you think of the Eiffel Tower. And when you walk through Paris, you often see this impressive steel tower appear. On this first day of our Paris city trip, this icon of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, is central. Today is all about the magic of Paris. 

1. The Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris

The Eiffel Tower is THE icon of Paris. It represents the romance and magic in Paris. It is therefore the perfect first stop during a city trip to Paris, because you immediately get sucked into the atmosphere of Paris. 

Did you know that the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 and that the World's Fair took 2 years, 2 months and 5 days to complete?

You don't have to climb the Eiffel Tower to enjoy the magic of the Eiffel Tower. When you sit down in the park at the bottom of this tower, you also feel all the magic that this tower radiates. 

But if you have the opportunity, we recommend that you go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. The view from the top of the Eiffel Tower over Paris is truly phenomenal.



Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

2. Pont de Bir Hakeim, walking on the Seine in Paris

To get to the other side of the city, we have to cross the Seine via the famous Pont de Bir Hakeim bridge.  This bridge is famous, among other things, because the metro runs over it, which is so famous for its view of the Eiffel Tower.

So it goes without saying that Pont de Bir Hakeim is a nice viewpoint to admire the Eiffel Tower.

The construction in the middle is also unique and a popular photo spot.

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3. Avenue de Camoens, view of the most beautiful tower in Paris

Avenue de Camoens in Paris is a rather boring dead end street in Paris. But it's the view that makes Avenue de Camoens so special. From Avenue de Camoens you have a great view of the Eiffel Tower and that is why this street is on our schedule for a city trip to Paris.

At the end of Avenue de Camoens you will find a balcony and from this balcony you have a great view of the most important icon of Paris, the Eiffel Tower. It is also a good place to take a picture with the Eiffel Tower, because you can take a picture with this tower without the large hordes of other tourists

Address: Avenue de Camoens 75116 Paris, France

4. Place du Trocadero, the Eiffel Tower from another corner of Paris

Place du Trocadero is again dominated by the Eiffel Tower. And this place is on our schedule for your Paris city trip, because Place du Trocadero also offers a great view of the Eiffel Tower.

Place du Trocadero is perhaps the most famous place in Paris to admire the Eiffel Tower and take a picture with this icon.

It is also a wonderful place to take a moment to relax in Trocadero Park and enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower.

It can get very busy here, so getting your picture taken without other tourists can be a challenge.




Address: Place du Trocadero

5. Arc de Triomphe, a phenomenal view over Paris

Arc de Triomphe is our next stop on our walking tour of Paris on the first day of our city trip.

Arc de Triomphe is the next icon we visit, a red brick triumphal arch in Paris.


TheArc de Triomphe wIt was built at the time, just like the Eiffel Tower, for a world fair. This triumphal arch was the entrance to the 1888 World's Fair.

Despite the fact that the Arc de Triomphe is not even that high, the view from this tower is phenomenal. And maybe the view is even more beautiful than the view from the Eiffel Tower.

From the Arc Triomphe you have a unique view over the Champs d'Elysees.

You should certainly not miss this stop during your Paris city trip.



Addresss: Pl. Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France

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6. Champs Elysées, the most beautiful avenue in the world can be found in Paris

The Champs Elysées is considered by many to be the most beautiful avenue in the world. The Champs ElyséeChamps Elysées is everything, touristic, luxurious, extravagant, cultural and festive. It's a symbol of Paris for a reason. 

You can mainly stroll and shop on this street. You will find many luxury shops here, such as the famous Louis Vuitton shop. There are also some terraces and restaurants on this famous street. But keep in mind that the prices on this street are a bit higher than if you order a drink in the side streets. 


Are you looking for a good restaurant to have lunch. Here are our suggestions in the vicinity of this famous street in Paris.

Restaurant Bus Toque Paris, beautifully presented luxury dishes while driving through the city.

Address: 67 Av. des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France

Volfoni Champs-Elysees, an Italian as it should be. Romantic, atmospheric and the perfect pizza.

Address: 63 Av. des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France

Le Sens Unique, a real French restaurant with good French food

Address: 47 Rue de Ponthieu, 75008 Paris, France

7. Petit Palais, an impressive building in Paris

Petit Palais is a museum in Paris, it was also built for one of the World Exhibitions in Paris, namely the 1900 World Exhibition.

In Petit Palais you can view a large collection of old and modern art.

It is mainly the grandeur of the facade of this impressive museum that makes a lasting impression and that is why it is also the next stop on our Paris city trip.




Address:Av. Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris, France

8. Pont Alexandre III, the most lavish bridge in Paris

Pont Alexandre III is the next stop in Paris and should not be missed during your city trip.


It is perhaps the most lavish and exaggerated bridge you have ever seen with lots of gold, black and large statues. And besides that this bridge,


Pont Alexandre III, is already very impressive to see, the view from this bridge is also a must-see.

Pont Alexandre III of course gives a beautiful view over the Seine, but from this bridge you also have a great view of the Eiffel Tower.

There are always many tourists on this bridge, so taking a good photo is a challenge.


Address: Pont Alexandre III, 75008 Paris, France

We come across Rue de L'universite on our way back to the Eiffel Tower.

Rue de l'Université is a street in Paris, which is actually quite ordinary. The street itself is therefore not really a must-see in Paris. What makes Rue de l'Université so special is that this street is an access road to the park that surrounds the Eiffel Tower and therefore also offers a great view of the Eiffel Tower. With the trees of the park and the Eiffel Tower in the background, this is the perfect photo spot for your perfect picture with the Eiffel Tower in Paris.


Address; Rue de l'Universite, 75007 Paris, France

9. Rue de L'universite, almost back to the Eiffel Tower Paris

10. Eiffel Tower, back at the most magical place in Paris

At the end of this first day, we will return to the most iconic place in Paris, the Eiffel Tower. 

In the evening this place is perhaps even more magical than in the morning.

In the evening, thousands of lights light up on the Eiffel Tower. From sunset there is a light show every hour of approx. 5 minutes. 

If you thought the Eiffel Tower was spectacular in the morning, you will find it completely magical after seeing all those lights that glitter on the Eiffel Tower.



Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France


If you want to go out for dinner in the evening, here are some suggestions for good restaurants in the vicinity of the Eiffel Tower.


Francette, Luxury dining on the Seine

Address:1 Port de Suffren, 75007 Paris, France

Chez Pippo, just a great Pizzeria

Address: 31 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Ryukishin Eiffel, a totally different restaurant, where Noodles deplay a leading role

Address: 20 Rue de l'Exposition, 75007 Paris, France

Day 2, surrounded by the luxury of Paris

This second day in Paris we have planned a long walk through Paris to again some of the most beautiful sights of Paris. You can of course also travel by metro to the various sights in Paris. But we recommend that you just take a nice walk and really absorb the romantic atmosphere of Paris. 

11. The Louvre, the most impressive museum in the world in Paris

It Louvre is another icon of Paris that you absolutely should not miss during your city trip to Paris.

And that is why the Louvre is also the starting point on day 2 of our city trip through Paris.


The Louvre is an impressively large museum and without preparation it is quite easy to get lost in this museum, because there is SO much to see.

So think in advance which works of art or antiques you really want to see, so that you can at least walk through the Louvre in a targeted way. 


One of the most famous works of art in the Louvre is the Mona Lisa. Don't expect too much from it though, because of everything there is to see in this museum, the Mona Lisa is perhaps the most disappointing. You have to join a long queue to catch a glimpse of this small painting.

The Louvre is also known for the glass pyramids on the main square, centrally located between the Louvre buildings.  

If you don't feel like visiting the Louvre museum, this square is still a must-see in Paris. Visiting the Louvre, whether inside or out, is simply part of a Paris city trip. And a photo with these iconic pyramids really belongs. 

Moreover, the square on which the Louvre stands is also an impressive square to see. 




Address: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

12. Palais Royal, a palace in the middle of Paris

Palais Royal is a relatively small palace, which is located in the middle of Paris, right next to the Louvre.

Besides the fact that the palace is beautiful to look at, it is especially the gardens of Palais Royal that make a big impression. In the middle of these gardens you will find a large fountain with cozy chairs around it, which are free to use.


Great during a summer day to relax with a book or just to sit and let the kids run around.


In this garden, the work of art or art installation by the French artist Daniel Buren, Les Deux Plateaux, is particularly striking. This work of art might make this stop on day 2 of our Paris city trip the nicest. Because this work of art is fun for children to climb and scramble on and for adults it is a very cool photo spot.

Address: 8 Rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France

13. Galerie Lafayette Hausmann, luxury shopping in Paris

Galerie Lafayette Hausmann is the next stop on this two day trip to Paris.

And no, not to go shopping. Although that is of course also possible in this gigantic store.


Galerie Lafayette in Paris is known for the luxury brands that are sold there, but we mainly added this stop to our Paris walking tour through the impressive building itself. In the center of Galerie Lafayette Hausmann you will find a large dome with beautiful stained glass in the most beautiful, bright colors. Galerie Lafayette Hausmann even made a special photo bridge to take a picture with this beautiful dome. But this special dome is not the only reason why Galerie Lafayette Hausmann is on day 2 of a city trip through Paris.

What not everyone knows is that Galerie Lafayette Hausmann also has a roof terrace with a spectacular view over Paris.

You should definitely not miss this stop during your Paris city trip.


Address:40 Bd Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France


There are many shops and restaurants in the vicinity of Galerie Lafayette and Opera Garnier. Below are some of our suggestions;

Le Shack, one of the most special restaurants in Paris, what a unique atmosphere.

Address: 4 Imp. Sandrie, 75009 Paris, France

La Petite Regalade, beautifully presented dishes in an atmospheric place.

Address: 14 Rue Daunou, 75002 Paris, France

L'Alivi, this place really feels like a French bistro in Paris

Address: 27 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris, France

La Brigade - Opera, a hip restaurant where you can eat with your hands.

Address: 25 Bd des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France

14. Opera Garnier, grandeur in Paris

Opera Garnier is right next to Galerie Lafayette Hausmann.


Opera Garnier can best be described as imposing.


This opera is one of the most beautiful stops during these two days of your Paris city trip. Everything about this opera is grand and majestic, it really is one of the most beautiful buildings in Paris.


The interior of Opera Garnier cannot really be described with words. It is a combination of grand and impressive architectural styles with lots of gold and decorations.


This architectural style is called Beaux-arts architecture and this name perfectly describes Opera Garnier, because this opera is truly a work of art.

Opera Garnier is one of the largest opera houses in the world and simply a must-see during a city trip to Paris.




Address: Pl. de l'Opéra, 75009 Paris, France

15. Place Vendôme , surrounded by Parisian luxury

Place Vendôme is a lesser known sight on this second day of our city trip to Paris.


Place Vendôme is a large square in Paris and is surrounded by the most luxurious jewelery and design shops. You will also find the five-star hotel Het Ritz on this luxurious square.

This square is also known because it has had a number of famous residents in the past, such as Chopin and Coco Chanel.


This square feels very luxurious and therefore surprisingly beautiful.

This square is especially beautiful during Christmas, because all the luxury shops and especially the Ritz hotel then bring out the most beautiful Christmas decorations to bring Place Vendôme into the Christmas spirit.


Address: 15 Pl. Vendome, 75001 Paris, France

16. Place de la Concorde, Historic Paris

Place de la Concorde is a historic square in the middle of Paris and also the largest square in Paris.


The history of this square is perhaps a bit sinister, because during the French Revolution, Place de La Concorde was renamed Place de la Révolution. Louis XV's Square was destroyed and replaced by the Statue of Liberty. During this revolution, a guillotine was also placed on this square and no less than 1200 executions took place. This square is therefore really an important square in the history of France.


Place de La Concorde has undergone a major metamorphosis since this French revolution. In the middle of the square you will find a large obelisk of no less than 23 meters high. Furthermore, the square is decorated with statues and fountains that are supposed to represent different French cities.

Address:75008 Paris, France

17. Jardin des Tuileries, the gardens of Paris

Jardin des Tuileries is the oldest park in Paris and is also known as the gardens of the Louvre.

Jardin des Tuileries are the gardens of the former royal palace and were laid out in Italian style. These gardens form the link between Place de La Concorde and the Louvre and make it a wonderful walking route between these two sights in Paris.

Especially the fountain in the middle of Parc des Tuileries is a wonderful resting point during your Paris city trip. Around this large fountain are chairs that everyone can use freely and where you can enjoy Paris for a while.


Address: Pl. de la Concorde, 75001 Paris, France


You can enjoy good food everywhere in Paris. Here are some tips for good restaurants in the vicinity of Parc des Tuileries to end the day. 

Le Louvre Ripaille, the real French cuisine

Address: 1 Rue Perrault, 75001 Paris, France


 Plenitude, more luxurious than luxury French Haute Cuisine

Address: 8 Quai du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France

Maison Maison, dining on the Seine

Address: 63 voie Georges Pompidou, Dans l'escalier face au, 16 Quai du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France

Day 3, two special churches in Paris

By now the legs and feet will be a bit sore from all that walking through Paris. But unfortunately or not at all unfortunately we will continue exploring the most beautiful sights in Paris on the third day of this city trip to Paris. 

Today we explore two different parts of Paris. We will start at Notre Dame, then continue to the most authentic and romantic part of Paris; Montmartre.

18. Notre Dame, the grand dame of Paris

Notre Dame is the absolute lady of Paris and of course also a sight that you absolutely should not miss during a city trip to Paris.


That is why this is our first stop on the third day of our Paris city trip.

Unfortunately, you cannot currently admire this imposing church from the inside due to the destruction caused to this church by the great fire of a few years ago.

Surprisingly enough, the outside of this church and especially the facade have remained almost intact. Fortunately, because that way you can still admire the outside of Notre Dame.

A nice picture is a bit difficult with all the fences around it. For this we recommend that you take some distance or even stand on the other side of the Seine, so that these fences are not visible at all in your photo.


Address:6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France


Shapespeare and company is, as the title suggests, a bookshop in Paris. A unique, historic bookshop with a beautiful antique look.


It is also highly recommended to visit this bookstore. Shakespeare and company really feels like a bookshop should feel, like a bookshop from the movies.

Actually, this entire neighborhood around this bookshop is a nice stop during your Paris city trip, because this neighborhood feels more like the old Paris, the Paris of the past.


Address: 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France

19. Shakespeare and company, a unique bookshop in Paris

20. Saint-Chapelle, an underrated gem in Paris

Saint-Chapelle is an underrated church in Paris in our opinion and that is why it is also a stop on day 3 of our Paris city trip. Saint-Chapelle is the former chapel of the royal family. The ground floor is a rather simple chapel for the court of the royal family and on the top floor of Saint-Chapelle you will find a beautifully decorated chapel for the royal family itself.


It is mainly the large stained glass windows in the most beautiful colors that give this chapel its impressive appearance.



Address: 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France

21. Center Georges Pompidou, a crazy part of Paris

Center Georges Pompidou is actually a crazy and completely out of place building in Paris and that is precisely why it is on the schedule for day 3 of our Paris city trip.

Center Pompidou is a museum for modern art and with important works of art by Duchamp and Yves Klein definitely worth a visit.

But it is mainly the outside of this museum that attracts attention.

The idea behind this building is that the building is turned inside out and that is why you see all kinds of different pipes on the outside, all of which have different functions, such as the water pipes for example.

The square at the foot of Center Pompidou is also nice. It is a square full of terraces and where there is always enough entertainment due to the various street artists.




Address: Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France

22. Hôtel de ville, the city hall of Paris

The Hôtel de ville de Paris is the city hall of Paris. It is a beautiful building with a beautiful old feel. However, this town hall is actually not that old at all. In 1871, this town hall was set on fire and was then completely rebuilt. They have managed to recreate the style of the original town hall perfectly.

In front of this town hall you will find a square with beautiful fountains on both sides.


What is not generally known is that this museum is even more beautiful inside than outside.

Everything in this building is richly decorated.


You can also visit this town hall, but you must have booked the tour in advance.

Address: Pl. de l'Hotel de Ville, 75004 Paris, France

From the Hotel de Ville you can walk back to Notre Dame in a few minutes to complete the circle. To get to the next stop, a metro, taxi or bus is necessary.

For this second part of the third day, we put together a walking route through our favorite Paris neighborhood, Montmartre. 

23. Quartier Pigalle, our arrival point in Montmartre, Paris

If you have traveled from Notre Dame to Montmartre by Metro, Quartier Pigalle is the metro stop where you should get off. From this point we start our walk through the most beautiful and authentic part of Montmartre.

Quartier Pigalle is best known for the many neon lights that this district is rich in and where you will also encounter a number of important sights.



Address: 75018 Paris, France

24, Moulin Rouge, sexy Paris

Moulin Rouge is of course a well-known location in Paris and you will want to see it during your Paris city trip.


Moulin Rouge is located in the Quartier Pigalle district and has perhaps the most striking neon lights of this district.

This red-lit windmill has been an icon of Paris since the end of the 19th century. But it's not the exterior that the Moulin Rouge is known for. The Moulin Rouge is best known for the cabaret shows that are given there, a modern variant of the can-can. We've never been inside, but it's definitely on our list.



Address: 82 Bd de Clichy, 75018 Paris, France

25. Moulin de la Galette, a piece of early history in Paris

Moulin de la Galette is one of the mills left over from the Paris of yesteryear, when Paris was small and Montmartre was still a piece of the countryside. These mills were in full use at the time. Moulin de la Galette is the most famous remaining mill.

In the 19th century, this mill was also once used as a cabaret venue, but nowadays there is a restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious meal. You will find the best spot in the garden of this restaurant, where you can eat with this antique mill, Moulin de la Galette, in the background.


Address: 83 Rue Lepic, 75018 Paris, France

26. Bust de Dalida singing through Paris

Bust de Dalida is a statue in the center of Place Dalida, named after the famous singer Dalida. Dalida was a singer best known during the 1950s. She loved the Montmartre district, just like many other famous artists and artists.

In 1987, the singer Dalida died at the age of 54. In her honor, a bust of the singer was placed on Place Dalida in 1997.


The square itself is also very beautiful, as it is centrally located between two very picturesque streets that perfectly capture the character of Montmartre.


Address: Rue de l'Abreuvoir, 75018 Paris, France

27. Rue de l'Abreuvoir, picturesque Paris

Rue de l'Abreuvoir is one of the most famous picturesque streets that opens onto Place Dalida. And we can't describe this street better than picturesque and charming. It is by far one of the most adorable and charming streets in Paris.

La Maison Rose is one of the houses on Rue de L'Abreuvoir. With its pink color, La Maison Rose is one of the most famous houses in Paris and every year thousands of people cross Rue de L'Abreuvoir for a photo with this house.


Address: 75018 Paris, France

28. Rue de la Bonne, even more picturesque Paris

Rue de la Bonne is another charming street in Montmartre, whose cozy cobblestones feel just as picturesque as Rue de L'Abreuvoir in Paris. These are just both streets that you would like to see during your Paris city trip, because it really feels like the Paris from the movies.


Address: 75018 Paris, France

29. The Sacre Coeur, the sacred heart of Paris

When you think of Montmartre, the Sacre Coeur might be one of the first things that comes to mind. And that's right, because the Sacre Coeur, also called the white basilica, is definitely the icon of Montmartre. Towering high above Paris, this beautiful basilica provides one of the best views of this romantic city.

The Sacre Coeur is actually not even a very old church and if you compare it to other historic buildings in Paris, it is a fairly new building. The construction of the Sacre Coeur started in 1875 and lasted until 1914. The Sacre Coeur was built to commemorate the 58,000 who were killed during the war between the French and the Germans between 1870 and 1871.

The most striking thing about the Sacre Coeur is the white color of the church. Despite all the smog in the air in Paris, the Sacre Coeur remains beautifully white. This is due to the type of stone used for the construction of this white basilica, travertine. This travertine comes from the Château-Landon quarry and after every rain shower, this stone itself creates a new layer of white limescale on the stones.

Unfortunately, it can get quite busy at the Sacre Coeur. If you want to avoid the crowds, you will have to open early to visit the white basilica of Paris.

You can also visit the Sacre Coeur from the inside. Definitely recommended, because it is also a beautiful church inside. And then take the 300-step spiral staircase to the top, because the view over Paris is beautiful.

It is also just wonderful to take a moment of peace on the steps of the Sacre Coeur and enjoy the street performers and the fantastic view.



Address: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France

30. Place du Tertre, artists in Paris

Our favorite square in Montmartre and even in Paris is Place du Tertre.

This square is filled with artists and painters who sell the most beautiful works or even draw you live. Besides the fact that this is a wonderful square to stroll over to view the various drawings and paintings, the atmosphere of this square is especially nice. The bohemian artist vibe of Montmartre is most palpable in this square in Paris, Place du Tertre.

Fortunately, there are also many terraces and restaurants on Place de Tertre, so you can take in the whole atmosphere of this square and where you can easily spend a few hours watching the artists and people walking by. Our favorite stop on day 3 of our Paris city break.

Address: Pl. du Tertre, 75018 Paris, France

31. Le mur des je t'aime, love in Paris

Le mur des je t'aime, the ultimate love wall in the city of love. This wall of love is our last stop on our walking route through Montmartre.

The name says it all, this whole wall is inspired by love. This wall contains 612 tiles, where in 250 languages, I love you is written 311 times.

If you do make a city trip to the city of love, Paris, then this wall certainly belongs on the route through Montmartre.


Address:Square Jehan Rictus, Pl. des Abbesses, 75018 Paris, France

This is the end point of our third day in Paris. From here you can walk back to Quartier Pigalle, to the metro station. 

Would you like something to eat in Montmarte? Read our restaurant suggestions below.



Address: 12 Rue des Trois Frères, 75018 Paris, France

Brasserie Thai, a French bistro with Thai cuisine

Address: 5 Rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris, France

Le Vieux Chalet, a bit cheesy, really French place where they serve French food.

Address: 14B Rue Norvins, 75018 Paris, France

Day 4, a day off in Paris

Above we have put together a complete travel guide for a 3-day city break to Paris. But do you have a fourth day in Paris? How lucky, because there is so much more to see. For this fourth day we do not have a walking route or planning, but we do have some suggestions with fun things to do during this fourth day of your city trip to Paris.

32. Jardin de Luxembourg, escape from Paris for a while

Jardin de Luxembourg is a well-known urban park in Paris. This park of no less than 25 hectares is divided into two different parts. On one side you can admire French-inspired gardens. On the other side you can see English gardens. Between these two different sides lies a large pond and a geometric forest. 

Besides the beautiful different gardens to walk through, there are also other things to see in these gardens. 

For example, there are no less than 106 statues scattered throughout Jardin de Luxembourg and you can also find the famous Medici fountain in this city park in Paris. 

Address: 75006 Paris, France

33. The Catacombs, underground in Paris

This may not be an outing for all children, as it may be a bit exciting for some children. The Catacombs of Paris are a collection of underground tunnels totaling 290 km long. From 1785 until the 19th century, these tunnels were used as cemeteries, because the cemeteries in Paris were too full.


In total, more than 6 million dead Parisians are buried in these tunnels, which makes it a bit spooky.

The welcome message in these tunnels, after descending 130 steps and daylight is no longer visible, reads;

"Arrête, c'est ici l'empire de la mort" In other words: "Stop, this is the realm of death",

So you can visit these catacombs. Unfortunately, there is often a long queue, so it is wise to go here a little earlier in the day.


Buy your tickets for the Catacombs of Paris HERE.


Address: 1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France

34. Versailles, the royal side of Paris

The Palace of Versailles is the ultimate royal palace. And this palace can be found in Paris. Unfortunately a little outside Paris, so you will have to go here by public transport or by car.

Versailles is the most famous palace in France and perhaps the most famous palace in Europe. In total, Versailles is no less than 800 hectares in size.

So it really is a gigantic estate and an immense palace, with no fewer than 700 rooms, 70 staircases and 5,000 pieces of furniture.


You can visit part of the castle and gardens of Versailles. It can be very busy, especially during the holiday periods. As many as 10 million tourists visit this palace every year. The advice is to visit the gardens in the morning and the palace in the afternoon, because it is often less busy in the palace then. You will need at least 2 to 3 hours to visit the palace, so keep that in mind in terms of time.

Buy your tickets for the Palace of Versailles in Paris HERE.


Address: Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

35. Sein River Cruise, floating along the most beautiful places in Paris

A cruise on the Seine is actually part of a visit to Paris.


You can also see the main sights of Paris from a boat on the Seine and that makes it so much fun. The boats are also all covered, so a Sein River Cruise is a good idea to explore Paris even in bad weather.


There is even a Hop On Hop Off boat that sails on the Seine. So instead of the bus, you can get off by boat at the various sights of Paris. A nice alternative to the Hop On Hop Off City tour bus.


Buy your tickets for the Sein River Cruise Paris HERE.


Click HERE for the Hop On Hop off boat.

visit Paris

Paris is the city for a city trip. People from all over the world dream of one day visiting this romantic city. 

Paris therefore has a large airport, where flights from all over the world land daily. 

From the Netherlands you can also take the train to Paris. Within 4 hours you are in the center of Paris.

Are you coming by car? Then it is so easy to book a hotel with a parking garage. Parking tickets in the regular parking garages quickly cost between 25 and 30 euros per day. 

explore Paris

Paris is a big city. Way too big to explore everything on foot.

There are several ways to explore Paris.

There is a good Metro system. In principle, there are metro lines to all major attractions.

If you want to see as many of the important sights as possible in a short time, the Hop on Hop off bus is a good option.

This is definitely recommended, especially with children.


Many of Paris' main attractions are located along the Seine. A nice option to hop from sight to sight is the Hop on Hop off boat. You can then combine the relaxed feeling of sailing on the Seine with seeing the most important must-sees of Paris.


Best time to visit Paris

In principle, you can visit Paris all year round, because Paris is always beautiful. And there is always a chance of rain in Paris.

Yet there are some months where Paris is even more beautiful.

In December, Paris is completely in Christmas spirit. We have been to Paris a number of times and in December, with all the Christmas decorations everywhere, Paris was really cool. So we absolutely recommend December for a city trip to Paris.

In the spring, when the blossom trees are in bloom, some streets in Paris are truly a fairytale. So definitely recommended.

You have the best chance of good weather in the months of June, July and August. So if you absolutely do not want rain during your city trip, summer is your best chance.

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