I’ve been lucky enough to have traveled to Paris a handful of times now, and it truly never gets old. The spark never dies. The romance and wonder are always there. There’s just something about it. I’ll never forget wandering through the side streets trying to find my way to the Eiffel Tower. And that feeling when I got a glimpse of it for the first time. Paris is filled to the brim with history and charm. You can sit and drink a cappuccino at the same spots that some of the most important figures in literature have. Paris is my personal favorite pick for those who have yet to travel out of the country. The trains and transportation are so easy to navigate. Every district has it’s own heartbeat and style. You can’t go wrong. Like the say in the movie Casablanca, “We’ll always have paris”. Thank goodness for that.
The famous paris spots
You hear and see so much about Paris in history books, and truthfully, nothing beats seeing the spots that make Paris in person. The Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Versailles Chateau, and Notre-Dame are some of the most beautiful, breathtaking places in Paris.
I highly recommend a day trip to Versailles Chateau. It is well worth the 20 euros to get inside and only an hour train from the city. You won’t see anything like it anywhere else. I was amazed. Being fully honest, The Louvre is unreal beautiful, but I really don’t think it’s worth it. There are SO many people everywhere and you really pay to see the Mona Lisa, which is extremely swarmed and crowded with tourists taking thousands of selfies. In a way it is a little overrated, as beautiful as it is.
Notre-Dame is its own kind of beautiful. The stain glass windows and Gothic architecture are sights you won’t ever forget. If you want to see another beautiful church as well, make sure you go see Sainte-Chapelle. The stain glass windows are breathtaking.
MY FAVORITE Paris SPOTS
Merci. The dreamiest store I have ever set foot in! 3 stories full of beautiful home goods. Most people don’t want to go on vacation to get plates but, just go for the experience. It is worth it.
Museum of Hunting and Nature. The most weird/ awesome/ unlike anything I have ever seen before museum. It’s A LOT less crowded than most other museums in Paris. I felt like Wes Anderson in there.
Montmartre. My favorite district in all of Paris. A true gem. Sacré-Cœur (famous Roman Catholic Church) is located here. It’s the highest point in the city so make sure you go for the beauty and the view.
Arch De Triumph. I’m not sure if it was Mary Kate & Ashley’s movie that made this place a must go spot, but I think a lot of people forget about the Arch and I adore it. The area surrounding is fun to explore too!
Shakespeare and Company. A tiny, beautiful, historic book shop located right across the street from Notre-Dame. If you want to avoid tourist, go at night! It’s open until 10 pm and a lot less crowded!
Holybelly 5. By far, the best brunch I have ever had in all of my existence. GO OR ELSE! And make sure to get there right at opening. The wait to get in, if you go later, is painful and very very long.