|Roof top view of Paris|
As mentioned in a previous post here, my husband and I took a trip to France, Spain and Italy for our honeymoon. I had been to all three countries before but only visited both France and Spain at a surface compared to Italy where I spent three weeks years ago.
Overall, our trip was amazing!!
The first stop was the romantic city of Paris where we were fortunate to be able to meet up with our Parisian friend. She was able to show us first hand Parisian lifestyle in a short amount of time. In 48 hours I can safely say we saw quite a bit of Paris and I wanted to share with you the amazing things you could do if you were strapped for time.
Travel Guide: 48 hours in Paris
|Musee du Louvre|
The cheapest way to get around in Paris is with the metro (subway) or by bus. The metro is quite complex but once you figure it out, you can easily go to most tourist attractions on a budget. Another, option is taking a bus tour which gives you a quick introduction to all the attractions
When visiting these popular tourist spots be prepared for large crowds and long line ups unless visiting
very early in the morning.
|Notre Dame Cathedral|
Paris has multiple options for shopping. My favorite department store was Galeries Lafayette. This department store is one of the most gorgeous stores I have ever seen. It has a breathtaking cathedral ceiling as pictured below. My next favorite shopping area was Le Printemps which is also nearby. It has similar brands as the Galeries Lafayette but is a much smaller department store. It has a beautiful roof top restaurant and terrace that gives you a perfect view of Paris while sipping on cocktails (see cover picture above). Lastly, I recommend visiting Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Champs- Elysess is a well known commercial street with many bistros, restaurants and shopping. It’s also one of the most famous streets in the world and extends from the Arc de Triomphe area to the Louvre.
My favorite Neighborhoods
Paris has many buzzing and beautiful neighborhoods. The following were my favorite neighborhoods for their beautiful architecture, tasty cafes/ bistros, and endless things to do.
We stayed in the Saint Germain de Pres area. It was a central area with easy access to Notre Dame Cathedral and to the Metro. I also enjoyed the Latin Quarter which had a very lively atmosphere close to the universities. It has a lot of places to eat that is reasonably priced.
Things to know:
1. Be prepared to pay to use the restrooms in public places
2. Be aware of pickpockets in tourist concentrated areas, always have your personal belongings in sight
3. Be prepared to be solicited by individuals selling multiple items
Hope you enjoyed the post
Until next time,
Sincerely Miss J
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