We are going to Europe in LESS than 2 months!!! 🍾✨🎉 I’m SO thankful that you guys, my followers, are helping me come up with bucket lists for each city!! We’ll post them weekly until we leave! This Ultimate Paris Bucket List makes me wish we had a MONTH in Paris and not a DAY! After our trip, I will do a “Day in Paris” recap post, too!
We booked our flights – HOLLA Denver to Paris for $199 on @flynorwegian , isn’t that amazing? ✈️ . Now we need to book *everything* else, and it’s sneaking up on us! 😳
I asked you for ALL of your recommendations, and here they are below! Thanks for those of you who contributed to this Ultimate Paris Bucket List post!
Since we are only in Paris for ONE day we asked our Instagram community what would be the best option for us to experience Paris in the one day we are there.
If you didn’t know, Paris Arrondissements are 20 different neighborhoods in Paris named according to their number, which corresponds to an administrative district. Check out the map here.
There are SO many good suggestions- a lot of which are on AirBnb! If you’ve never stayed at an AirBnb, NOW is the time! Someone rents out their home to you. It sounds crazy, but it is SO fun. Chaz and I love staying in Airbnb‘s because it gives you a local’s view of the city! They even offer fun “experiences” in so many cities! Click here to check it out – you’ll get $40 off a home booking of $75 or more and $15 off an experience of $50 or more! Enjoy!
katie.white recommends “Arrondissement 4e where Notre Dame is located. It’s a very touristy area, but still lots of beautiful architecture and culture to look at. It will be quite congested but is probably the best area to get a large dose of Paris in just one night.
latayshay “We stayed in the 16th Arrondissement. Such a beautiful area! And it’s close walking distance to the 9-Metro and a train station, which can get you pretty much anywhere.”
katie.white “Near Notre Dame there are several accessible metro or rer stations nearby. You could easily board at San Michel right by the cathedral Notre Dame and go to Châtelet, which is a quite large station with several lines running through to get you to anywhere you’d like to go.”
samanthakay_32 “Do the hop on hop off bus. Best way to see EVERYTHING on your own pace! We used the City Sightseeing Company. We use their company in any major city we visit since we have lived in Europe.”
Taylor Galbraith gave us some tips that are super helpful!
ahepp515It would be super helpful to purchase a metro pass for several days depending on how you plan to get around – the double decker bus tour was sooo handy more in terms of just getting us to and from the sites we wanted to see, not so much for the audio tour portion of it.
ashmaggs “The Rick Steve’s Audio Europe App (free) has some great audio tours for Paris that you can download while online and use offline if you didn’t want to use a lot of data. It was so great for the Louvre and Orsay- he takes you by the highlights so you don’t end up spending all day in a museum.”
katie.white “Nearby to Notre Dame is the Shakespeare and Co Book Store, which is a famous English book store that has housed many travelers over the years.”
laurenlcarnes gave quite a few ideas from her trip:
Taylor Galbraith my bestie gave us A LOT of helpful tips.
samanthakay_32 “Disney Paris is fun too. You can take the train from the city to chessy where Paris is.. about an hour ride each way.”
_champles “For things to do besides the normal touristy highlights, visit the Luxembourg Gardensor Pere Lachaise Cemeteryfor a little tranquility. If you plan to do a lot of touristy things, I’d recommend a Paris Museum Pass.”
ahepp515 has recommendations.
laurenlcarnes has plenty of places to give a go while in Paris!
Taylor Galbraith my bestie gave us helpful tips:
lilygoodell “Eat at Holy Bellyfor breakfast and order the pancake breakfast (not whole 30 lol), you will not be disappointed. Also try and eat somewhere that serves aligot (check out these places that are rated top on Yelp).”
zeybuffet “Definitely go to Marché des Enfants Rouges and go on an empty stomach 😍 For cocktails you can try @lesetages_paris. It’s a cute little neighborhood bar and it’s a wonderful stop if you’ve been wandering around in the Marais all day. For wine, give @andy_wahloo a try.”
_champles “Honestly, any baguette you have in Paris will be amazing. If you tolerate dairy, grab some butter to go with it and indulge! I discovered a wonderful place called Treize Au Jardin (@treizebakeryparis) that is right across from the Luxembourg Gardens. It’s absolutely delicious southern food with a French flair. Highly recommend!”
pimms326 “Def book a Paris By Mouth food tour. We did La Marais and it was incredible, so informative & yummy. Cafe Constantwas a great place to eat. Roam Les Enfants des Rouges(oldest open air market) for food inspo. Don’t forget a blanket for impromptu picnics in all of the gardens!”
rajeckk0928 “Good non-touristy, super expensive food was really hard for us to come by but Cafe Louiswas excellent. It’s not super far from the Norte Dame, near the Seine. Ladureehas an excellent bar/drink location off the Champs Elysees. My favorite part of Paris, the unplanned.”
ohandreaclaudia“Carette is the cutest little cafe with the perfect view of the Eiffel Tower… A tour guide of mine who was a pure Parisian also said they have the best macaroons in all of Paris and it was definitely the truth.”
zeybuffet “You can give @ateliermarais.yogapilates a try for yoga, they’re really nice ☺️ On Sundays @lesbainsparisusually hosts awesome yoga classes, you have to book your place beforehand but it’s worth a try!”
aaamy_mac “City Pharma(or really any pharmacy, but this one is huge) for all the fancy French lotions and toiletries and stuff you either can’t get in the states or can get for MUCH cheaper there. Bring a big suitcase.”
pimms326 “Then be sure to do some shopping as the VAT return makes it so worth your while.”
Taylor Galbraith gave us helpful tips: