If someone were to ask me which tourist spots in Paris are my favorites, I would say without hesitation: Beautiful Sacré-Coeur Basilica and quaint Montmartre streets frame this stunning landmark in Paris.
The 1914 white stone refuge perched atop a mountain in Paris’ 18th arrondissement is a work of art in and of itself.
The church steps also offer a great view of the Eiffel Tower.
The Basilica Sacré-Cour de Montmartre’s interior is just as breathtaking as its exterior.
A service was in process when we arrived, and the singing sister’s music filled the enormous building.
Goosebumps all over!
As previously said, the church’s dome may be climbed for an even more incredible view over Paris.
Consider going to the Sacré-Cour Basilica in the late afternoon to give yourself plenty of time to wander through the Montmartre streets before your visit.
The area around Place du Tertre, known for its painters and artists, isn’t called one of Paris’ most beautiful neighborhoods for nothing!
There are few hotel alternatives, but they’re quiet enough. It doesn’t matter your budget; there are modest huts and smaller hotels for any taste.
As a result, I believe that Neill Island deserves the title of “paradise” more than Havelock Island does.
All that stands out about this beach is that the pure white sand contrasts nicely with the dazzling blue water and lush green mangroves.
The idyll on Laxmanpur Beach is complete with fresh coconut, as it is throughout the day.
The world-famous Radhanagar Beach on Havelock Island is a must-see. However, it becomes crowded around sunset because of its fame.
Renting a scooter lets you explore both islands alone. Our travel guide to the Andaman Islands in India has further information.
On the Andaman Islands, we have a tip for where to spend the night.
Montmartre has a lot to offer, but what more is there to do?
Near Montmartre and Pigalle lies the world-famous Parisian variety performance is known as the Moulin Rouge with its dark crimson windmill.
Attending a Moulin Rouge concert?
To book your admission ticket and a delicious meal, you may do so here: Moulin Rouge dinner and show.
Only two windmills remain in Montmartre: the Moulin de la Galette and the Moulin Rouge.
The Blute-fin Windmill and the Moulin Rouge both go by the name of Moulin de la Galette. In the latter, there is now a superb restaurant.
An attractive spot near the Sacré-Cour Basilica, where many artists work during the day, is “The Place du Tertre.”
A photo of oneself would be ideal.
This wall has “I love you” in 250 languages and styles.
The Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris’s oldest cemetery, has an almost mystical aura thanks to its ancient trees, beautiful tombs, and wandering cats.
The Museum of Romantic Life: A modest Museum Devoted to Lovers
An actual work of art, isn’t it?
The Musée de Montmartre includes local artefacts since 1900.
You can enjoy a superb view of Montmartre’s vineyards from the Musée de Montmartre’s beautifully manicured garden, which is still an accurate insider tip!
• Street Art: This area of Paris has some fantastic street art. As you explore the alleyways, you’ll be amazed by what you discover.
A historic mansion in Montmartre, the Le Consulat is also home to a restaurant and café with consistently high praise from those who have eaten there.
Recommendations for Montmartre cafes and brunch spots
La Bossuet, a charming Parisian café, is located in this neighborhood.
For both residents and visitors alike, the weekly brunch is a must-attend.
Of course, you’re welcome to swing by for a delicious cappuccino or a hearty breakfast.
Everyone seemed in a good mood!
Crispy French baguettes filled with mouthwatering ham and melty cheese sound appealing to you?
For those who can’t get enough of these sandwiches, the best is located at the small bistro Grenouilles, which is so unbelievably good!
A quick stroll down Rue du Chevalier de la Barre to the Bistro Grenouilles is worthwhile even if you’re not hungry. You have the best view of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica from this alley, which seems enormous!
Shakespeare & Company; Paris’ most beautiful bookstore.
Notably absent from the city’s well-known and recognizable attractions is Shakespeare & Company, an excellent bookstore.
I recommend visiting this library only because you’re an avid bookworm like myself or if you’re just fascinated by haunted libraries.
The store’s walls and floors are covered in bookshelves and books. Numerous antiques, such as typewriters from the early 20th century, pianos, and sofas and armchairs from the early 20th century, add to the overall feel of an old bookshop.
Nothing and no one disturbs Aggie, the library cat, as she slumbers in the attic’s farthest-reaching room.
The café next door to the bookshop has a warm and inviting atmosphere that makes you want to sit down and relax.
When we weren’t perusing the shelves of books, we had a steaming mug of chai latte and a decadent chocolate brownie from one of the many wall shelves.
This is a beautiful and inspiring location, thanks to the bookshop next door!
The Arc de Triomphe and Galleries Lafayette.
You may be wondering what the Arc de Triomphe and Galeries Lafayette have in common.
My answer is simple: It’s hard to go to Paris without stopping at the Arc de Triomphe or the roof of a luxury department store.
To ascend the Arc de Triomphe, visitors are charged a price of 12 euros per person (as of January 2020).
The stairway ascends in a snail-like spiral. On message boards, you may find a wealth of information on the game’s history.
In honor of the unidentified World War I casualties, the Eternal Flame burns day and night beneath the arched entrance.
The Galeries Lafayette demands more attention than anybody could have imagined.
If there were no restrictions, your credit card’s light would shine as brightly as ever. The roof viewing platform is also accessible via elevator, so you don’t have to give in to the material temptations. Free entrance means you may enjoy a beautiful view of the Parisian skyline.
Notre Dame Cathedral and the little Sainte-Chapelle Church
It’s only a short walk from Shakespeare & Company to Notre Dame Cathedral, situated on the Île de la Cité, a little island in the middle of the Seine.
Since a fire broke out inside the church in April 2019, guests are no longer permitted inside. It’s one of Paris’ most famous sights for a good reason!
Also, on the Seine’s Île de la Cité, the small Sainte-Chapelle chapel dazzles visitors with its stained-glass windows.
Invest in the 10 euro entry charge and take a moment to appreciate the awe-inspiring splendor. Paris’ Palace of Justice houses the Sainte-Chapelle, which is still a little-known mystery in Paris.
Here’s what I’d suggest: Get your skip-the-line ticket in advance to avoid the long waits at the box office: The Sainte-Chapelle does not require a line to be formed.
The View of The Parisian district of Marais is One of a Kind.
The panorama from Montmartre Hill is fantastic, but the Marais is almost as beautiful for its mix of old and new.
However, because the terrain is flat, a bird’s eye view of Paris is impossible. Despite this, the Marais neighborhood in Paris remains one of my favorite places to visit.
As a side note, Marais is French for “swamp.” A vast swamp used to cover most of this section of the French capital.
Today, the Marais is more than just wetlands; it’s the center of Paris’s Jewish community and a popular gay and lesbian hangout. You may eat delicious falafel at one of the many eastern eateries and cross the street at rainbow-colored zebra crossings while strolling around the Marais.
Cafes and restaurants in the Marais neighborhood that I recommend.
I can recommend several excellent restaurants and cafes in the Marais district. There’s also a little business hawks halva and tahini that was previously outlawed!
The Cat Cafe
In Paris, there is indeed a cat cafe. Of course, Le Café des Chats is located in the trendy Marais neighborhood of Paris. To sum up, there was nothing better than spending time with tiger cubs in Singapore and Budapest.
And, after a long tiring day of exploring all around Paris, I appreciate the laid-back approach!
The Fetafel Is The Best.
On the Rue des Rosiers, there are a slew of popular falafel restaurants. Sadly, I could not try all of the local falafel places and hence cannot advise you on where to get the best. L’As du Fallafel, on the other hand, attracts the most significant number of customers daily.
Because of this, we decided to join the queue of hungry people, believing that the food would be great. Conclusion: This is a beautiful experience that I highly suggest.
For those in a hurry or who don’t want to sit in line, Chez Marianne should be able to satisfy your cravings for Israeli fare and incredibly delicious falafel. Even though the wait may be shorter at the restaurant.
Have you ever tried halva, a delicacy from the Middle East? I’ve had it before, but never in such a wide variety of mouthwatering tastes. Sesame seeds are the most common ingredient in halva. Espresso, coconut, rose water, exquisite chocolate, and even whiskey are all added to SUMSUM’s 40 halva flavors. This beautiful souvenir from Paris for yourself or your loved ones back home!
The Eiffel Tower: the city’s most recognizable symbol.
A trip to Paris wouldn’t be complete without seeing the iconic Eiffel Tower.
In addition to being Paris’ tallest building at 324 meters, this magnificent skyscraper in the 7th arrondissement is also one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.
Even people from throughout the world are interested. In addition to admiring the Eiffel Tower from below, around 7 million people purchase tickets each year to climb inside the tower by stairs or elevator and enjoy a beautiful view of Paris!
If you’re planning a vacation to Paris and want to climb the Eiffel Tower, I recommend purchasing your ticket at least a few weeks in advance because they tend to sell out quickly.
Using these steps, you can access the highest levels of management and priority admission without having to wait.
The Eiffel Tower consists of three separate floors.
The first floor, which rises 58 meters above the arches, has a capacity of 3,000 people. The 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant is also closed.
What distinguishes the first floor? In this little post office, you may get your postcards personalized with a unique souvenir stamp that is only available here.
There are 704 steps to go to the second story of the Eiffel Tower from the ground level.
If you’d rather, you can always use the elevator. Around 1,600 persons may be accommodated simultaneously at the height of roughly 115 meters on this floor.
Up here is also the Michelin-starred Jules Verne restaurant.
The third floor of The Eiffel Tower’s 276-meter summit can only be reached via elevator.
In addition, this is Europe’s second-highest public observation deck. Moscow’s television broadcasting tower is the tallest point in the city.
After dusk, the Eiffel Tower puts on a spectacular light show with a brief flash every hour.
From one of the numerous bridges that line the Seine, you may take in this stunning view!
By the way, the temperature in Paris was significantly lower than depicted in the photos that day. In particular, the wind was freezing.
I was glad to be wearing my Dolomite down jacket and turtleneck sweater, which were wonderfully toasty. It’s the perfect combination for a city trip in December!
The view of the Eiffel Tower from the Palais du Trocadéro’s entry staircase is one of the best.
These and the Trocadéro Gardens are across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower.
Sleep peacefully and feel good in the city of love.
I’d like to recommend Le Pavillon (further information at Green Pearls), a charming boutique hotel in the heart of Paris that exudes a real sense of well-being. Located on Rue Saint-Dominique, owners Barbara and Tommy have meticulously restored a medieval convent to create a sanctuary of serenity and sustainability.
Many antique artifacts have been restored and elegantly displayed with modern colors in only 15 rooms, which have been meticulously organized.
First impressions suggest that careful attention to detail is crucial here. I think the monastery’s vaulted walls and various brightly colored chairs make the breakfast room even more beautiful!
Regarding breakfast, here are some options: Only a couple of croissants with a little jam and a cup of coffee might be the first meal of the day at most French hotels.
However, the selection at Le Pavillon is very different: it contains everything from organic fruit (you can even squeeze fresh orange juice) to high-quality jams and jellies and spreads to a variety of local cheeses and sausages crusty bread, and classic croissants.
I guarantee that no one’s desires will go unmet here!
What sets Le Pavillon apart from other hotels?
Each room was shielded by Weber biotechnology; the beds are osteopathic, electrically neutral, and ostensibly antistatic; all rooms have mountain-air quality air owing to unique filter technology and cold water pours in from the tap.
I and most likely, you will be able to sleep like a baby due to these efforts!
The Pavillon’s location could not be better, too!
The Eiffel Tower may be seen poking out from behind the rows of homes just a few feet from the front door to the street.
There’s a 10-minute walk to get there. In the immediate vicinity are museums such as the Louvre and the Champs-Élysées. Take the nearby metro to see the rest of the city’s sights!
Le Pavillon is a short walk from the Louvre, but the checkout line might take up to an hour at busy times.
My advice, get a skip-the-line ticket in advance, which the museum highly recommends. Skip-the-Line Louvre Tour for a Small Group Access
Options for both sweet and savory cuisine may be found near the Le Pavillon Hotel in Paris.
A few steps from the Hotel Le Pavillon, on Rue Saint-Dominique, you’ll find the sugary-sweet patisserie Le Moulin de la Vierge.
Those cakes are delicious, and the vintage vibe is really perfect.
The restaurant Le Malabar, just a few steps away, has a warm and inviting ambiance. Here, the burgers are all created by hand, which is something I really like!
Enjoy the vista of Paris as it emerges from the banks of the Seine.
A boat trip on the Seine is an excellent opportunity to obtain a bird’s eye view of Paris.
From the boat, you can view the Eiffel Tower and the river’s magnificent canyons of buildings from many different perspectives.
When the city lights start to sparkle, a trip like this is much more enjoyable in the evening.
If you’re having supper on the boat, consider this highly recommended alternative: A 3-course lunch and a boat ride down the Seine are included in this sightseeing excursion.
Take a river cruise on the Seine if you have some additional spare time. Taking the A-ROSA from Paris to the historic Norman town of Rouen and then returning through Mantes La Jolie is an excellent illustration of this. To learn more about my trip, see this page: A-ROSA river cruise — spectacular lights of Paris.
The French capital is a must-see destination for any traveler, whether on a return or a first-time trip.
What are some of your favorite Parisian attractions, or ones that you have yet to visit? I’m really anticipating your comments on my next travelogue!