Top 5 Things to do in Paris
What to do in Paris?
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1 Eiffel Tower
We all hate lining up. It can be reduced by buying your ticket online, arriving early and avoiding peak times like holidays and just about all of summer. You need to balance this against why you are there in the first place. Sometimes you just have to wait. Bring a book with you. The Eiffel Tower lights up every night with sparkling lights, you don't have to wait in line to see it and it doesn’t cost a thing.
Besides The Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo there is much to see at the Louvre. Allow plenty of time, hire an audio guide and undertake some homework to get the most from your visit. You could easily spend days here.
Art Day Off
The Louvre is open from 9am Wednesday to Monday. It is closed on Tuesday to the give the art a rest from being stared at. The Louvre closes at 6pm except on Wednesday when it stays open until 9:45 p.m.
There are almost always long queues at the Pyramid entrance of the Louvre so don't go there. Avoid the long queues, try the entrance at the Porte des Lions or directly from the Metro station. Better still, buy your ticket in advance (See Paris Pass)
The Art of Food
Man can not live by art alone. There are various sources of sustenance at the Louvre and it easy to pay too much and be disappointed. My advice is ensure you eat a large healthy breakfast before you go in and plan to nosh it up after you leave. It makes it easier to be picky when aren't visualising your companion as a pork chop (even he or she is one).
3 Arc de Triomphe
If you wish you can climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe although it is debatable if it is really worth it.
Notre Dame is a building that impresses from both inside and out. As the sun streams through its stunning stain-glassed windows Notre Dame may touch in such a way as to leave you breathless and possibly your boyfriend as well.
If you want to ogle at the gargoyles arrive early to avoid queuing for too long and climb the towers. It’s a long haul, best undertaken early morning or late evening (when allowed to). For more Gothic cathedral experiences try Saint Denis.
Les Invalides contains Napoleon huge Tomb.