I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE CITY OF LOVE! I’ve been to Paris more times than I remember and my love affair with Paris never ends. Paris doesn’t need an introduction.
When is the Best Times to Visit Paris?
Paris lives up to the hype all around the year but My favourite month for the perfect French vacation in Paris is June. July and August being the summer months, is the busiest tourist season. In December, Paris is filled with Christmas festivities. Cheapest time to visit is during low tourist months in January and February.
Oh the charming Champs-Elysées
Concorde Square is at the one end and Arc De Triomphe is on the other end of Champs Elysees. Whether you crave shopping, food or the theatre, Les Champs caters for you.
For fashion addicted this is the ultimate pied-à-terre! Some of the oldest stores on the Champs Elysees have been here since as early as 1913. From tiny boutiques to luxury designer departments, there’s literally something for everyone here.
There are numerous cinemas located all along the avenue. Le Balzac, théâtre du Rond-Point and the Espace Pierre Cardin are few you can try.
When you’re on the Champs Elysees, it’s worth passing by for a view of the arch and perhaps a quick photo. The magnificent architecture makes Arc de Triomphe the most iconic landmark among tourists to click pictures.
Tip: Have a look out for events happening on Les Champs. You can always expect to find something happening on the Place de la Concorde.
Fun fact – This street inspires many songs.
The timeless beauty of the Eiffel, creating a fairytale setting for romantic moments makes it the most iconic landmarks in the country. No matter how many times I’ve been to Paris, I still have never truly experienced the Eiffel Tower for all it has to offer.
Eiffel Tower has three levels with observation platforms. It may take you a while to get up there but the view and the experience are worth the wait. You can also take the stairs up instead of wasting time waiting for the elevator.
Make sure you don’t miss the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night! There’s a reason 7 million people visit Eiffel Tower every year.
I don’t particularly enjoy museums, but Paris without seeing Louvre isn’t Paris at all. Home of the Mona Lisa, Louvre is worth exploring.
With housing 35,000 works of art, its impossible to explore Louvre in a day, though I came out in 40 minutes just after just seeing the greatest hits.
come out before sunset and take a walk through the Carrousel and Tuileries Gardens which sits between museum wings. The Louvre are open every day from 9 AM to 6 PM, except on Tuesdays. Before going, download guides and maps from the official website of the museum.
Opening hours: 6 pm to 9:45 pm | All days of the week
cruises on the Seine
Evening cruise: If you want to enjoy the charming and dreamy sparkling lights of the city, take the Bateaux Parisiens Seine River cruise. Float past the city’s known monument such as the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower and Ile de la Cite while enjoy a gourmet dinner with your precious one. This one of the most extravagant dinner cruises in Paris.
Day cruise: You can also go for a hop-on/hop-off cruise tour, which lets you explore the city comfortably and at your pace. Covering all the top attractions in the City of Lights from fashionable districts to the classic Eiffel Tower, it is just perfect to explore the city in the best way.
Experience the Parisian luxury at Alain Ducasse
With a view of the Eiffel Tower at one end, and the Champs-Elysées at the other, Hotel Plaza Athenee is not only the heart of high fashion but also home to world’s most luxurious dining rooms. Alain Ducasse is a must to visit. To relax the luxury Parisian way, take Spa Treatments at the Dior Institut.
In Champs-Elysee, you can shop along Parisian streets and stunning historic buildings. Some of the oldest stores on the Champs Elysees have been here since as early as 1913. From Printemps, Galeries LaFayette to Le Bon Marché, these luxury department stores are the ultimate pied-à-terre for fashion addicts! There’s literally something for everyone here.