Effiel Tower – Located in Champ De Mars section of Paris is probably one of the world’s most recognizable Monuments.

Fee: To go all the way to the top is 15 Euros or approx. $19 USD.

 

 

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Arc D’ Triompe – Commissioned to be built 1806 after the victory at Austerlitz by Emperor Napoleon. Stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.

Fee: Free

 

 

Point Alex III

Pont Alexander III – is a deck arch bridge that spans the Seine in Paris. It connects the Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides and Eiffel Tower quarter. The widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in the city.

Fee: Free

 

 

Grand Palace

Grand Palais – is a large historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex located at the Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France.

Fee: Free

 

 

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Petit Palais – A fine arts museum across the Street from The Grand Palais.

Fee: Free

 

 

subway

Ride the Subway – Works the same as any metro system in any major city. Although, I will say Paris has a bit of the upper hand. Their trains and train stations are very well kept and efficient.

Fee: Varies

 

 

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Catch a Show/Concert – While in Paris we attended the Lauryn Hill Concert at the La Billetterie Zénith, which is a metroplex of event space. We also had the opportunity to see The OTR Tour (Jay/Bey) and Raheem Devaughn. s/n Ms. Hill was almost 3 hours late.

Fee: The above mentioned shows ranged between 33-55 Euros or approx. $42-$70 USD

 

 

Citi Bikes

Rent a Bike and Explore the City – Similar to NYC’s “Citi Bikes”, it’s simple, you buy a pass, unhook your bike and ride off into the sunset!

Fee: 1 day pass 1.70 Euros or approx. $2.15 USD

 

 

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Shop at the Galleries Lafayette – This is THEIR version of a shopping mall. One of my co-workers told me I just had to go to this place. I said OK. When I went, the first thing I thought is “damn how much do they pay her, peesh” This mall is beautiful, it looks like a mansion with its gold leaf ceilings. It has every high-end designer you can think of and is uber nice, but of course, since we live that “Lo Life”,  look who we found.  However, If you have that “Fabulous, Throw it in the Bag” money, go ahead, ball out.

Fee: Free

 

 

The Lourve

Musse Du Lourve – One of the world’s largest museums and also, the home of Leonardo da Vinci’s widely celebrated Mona Lisa. Note how we were on our New York ish…

Fee: 12 Euros or approx. $15 USD

 

 

Opera

Palais Garnier – The Opera House that contains the National Academy of Music and the Paris Opera Library-Museum. Once home to greats such as, Mozart and Beethoven. To ensure good seats at decent prices book online in advance. See the calendar here.

Fee: Shows range from 15-210 Euros or $19-$265 USD

 

 

Bus

Get on a Hop On, Hop Off bus tour – These double decker buses are in every major tourist city. They drive you to all the popular tourist destinations and come by every 30 minutes, giving tourist the chance to hop off the bus and peruse the sites then hop back on and move to the next destination.

Fee: Whole day pass 29 Euros or approx. $37 USD

 

 

Private tour

Take a street car tour – Unlike the double decker buses, these are more private, intimate tours. They usually accommodate up to 4 people.

Fee: Varies

 

 

notre dame

Notre Dame – A historic religious cathedral. Possibly among the most famous cathedrals in the world. Be sure to be well rested when you visit because there is NO elevator and it is 387 steps to the top. Happy stair stepping!

Fee: Free but donations are accepted

 

 

Cathedral

One of the Many Cathedrals – If for some unforeseen reason you can get to the Notre Dame Cathedral, it’s ok. Paris is full of cathedrals with breathtaking architecture.

Fee: Free

 

 

Mumms

Wine or Champagne Tour – There are various tours offered by many different agencies. The tours are generally for the whole day (12 hours) and require a drive to one of the regions where wine is produced. A tour of the winery and vineyard, a tasting, lunch and transportation are usually included.

Fee: Tours range from 60-250 Euros or $75-$315 USD

 

 

Mouline-Rouge

Moulin Rouge – A cabaret in Paris that is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance. The Moulin Rouge is now a tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment and dinner for visitors.

Fee: Shows start at 102 Euros w/o dinner and 185 Euros w/dinner or approx. $128/$233

 

 

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Visit a Boulangerie/Patisserie – The aforementioned refers to a French bakery/pastry shop. They are on almost every other corner in Paris with some of the best breads and sweet eats ever. Treat yourself!

Fee: Varies

 

 

Macaroons

Eat Macarons –  Macarons are delicate blends of ground almonds, egg whites, and sugar made in to sandwich cookies that are then filled with jam, cream, or ganache. I didn’t really see the big deal because they sell them everywhere in NYC but apparently you haven’t experienced French culture unless you have eaten a “Real French Macaron”. So, eat up!

Fee: Varies

 

 

back drop

Take epic selfies/pics with Paris as your backdrop – Paris is absolutely amazing. I have traveled a lot of places and again, the architecture in this city is nothing short of stunning and is perfect for the photog in you.

 

Walk Down the Champs d’Ellesyes –This is equivalent of New York City’s 5th Ave or Beverly Hill’s Rodeo Drive. If you’re into fashion, this is the place for you.

Fee: Free

 

See a French Film – Even if you don’t speak French, you still want to do this. The films generally have subtitles.

Fee: Varies

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4 comments on “In Paris? Things to Do…

  1. kevin j on said:

    Paris went there once its like a up graded NYC so nice…

  2. that’s so true you not lying…

  3. Thanks for the tips!

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