5 Things To See In Paris- In A Day

Paris Is Always A Good Idea

I know some of my friends and family will read this and roll their eyes…. hahaha. Yes my lovelies another Paris trip! This though was slightly different… Each time I have been there its been either with friends, family or loved ones. This however was my first solo-trip to the city of love. And it was my best solo-trip yet! It was also the one mini trip that absolutely opened my eyes to the beauty that is Paris. Also I spent 7 hours walking, so that’s my workout covered for 2 weeks!

I again joined the wonderful people at StudifahrtenΒ on a trip to Paris ! They are fast becoming my favourite way to travel and sight see! As usual we travelled there by bus and it was such a comfortable ride. I was slightly anxious and nervous but more excited about the trip. Seeing as it was such short notice I wasn’t really prepared but despite all that it was quite an enjoyable trip. Once there we went on a tour of the city’s major landmarks and some of them are my top to-see things

The Eiffel Tower

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Named after Gustav Eiffel the 324 metre wrought iron tower is the most visited place in the city. It was the tallest structure for about 40 years until some other building in the USA surpassed it. The funny thing about this structure is that when it was built the creative community, artists and citizens were highly opposed to it. They demanded it be torn down, Gustav though had invested a lot of money in its construction, so to settle the dispute he told the city officials to pay him back his money. The city didn’t have the money needed so they came to an agreement with Gustav and allowed the tower to stay for a period of 20 years in order to pay him back. News of the structure circulated and people travelled far and wide to see it. It became so popular that roughly 6 million people visit it per year. Hmmm…. look at that, I actually was paying attention during that tour. A pretty penny will take you all the way to the top and trust me it is worth going to the top and taking in the view.

 

The Notre Dame de Paris

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The cathedral is one of the best French Gothic architecture in Paris. I think I fell asleep after wards so I didn’t really get to hear the history or story of it. I went to check it out later on my own and loved the details! The architects put in so much time and effort into the intricate statues.

 

The Louvre

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Of all the times I have been to Paris, last weekend was the first time I actually entered the museum. Located in the Louvre Palace this museum holds the worlds most prestigious art pieces. From paintings to Greek , Egyptian , Etruscan and Islamic art the museum is overflowing with creativity.

This place is massive though! I spent a close 2-3 hours on just one floor and I didn’t realize it! I then had to speed through the rest of the floors and art.

 

Jardin du Luxembourg

 

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and finally….

If you’re looking for somewhere french and yet affordable to eat then by all means visit Le Marceau! Β I went for the honey glazed duck and obviously a side of chips πŸ™‚ Β and salad.

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My experience in Paris was interesting and at the same time a bit sad. Each shop, supermarket, fast food place you went your bag had to be searched beforehand. Now I understand its for security reasons and I was grateful of such thoroughness, what saddened me is the reality of life in Paris today because of the awful incidents that occurred there last year .

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For more pictures you can go to my Instagram page here.

 

How did you enjoy my 5 tips to Paris? What would you do/ see if you went for a day? Comment below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. Mamo says:

    I felt so well informed about the Eifel Tower. I wouldn’t have known about its history. Thank you so dearly LaDee. Keep us informed, dear girl.

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    1. La Dee says:

      Thanks for reading!

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  2. melmcdona says:

    I just found your blog and have loved reading through your posts! Your photos are great and your writing is insightful! πŸ™‚

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    1. La Dee says:

      Wow thank for your comment! Please keep reading and thanks for stopping by all of them πŸ™‚

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  3. Bridgit says:

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful images and your blog has unique, thoughtful,inspiring insights that allow me to share in the journey.
    Thank you!!! (Aunt Maud’s friend)
    Ndatenda!!!

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    1. La Dee says:

      Thank you so much! Ndafara zvokuti! πŸ™‚

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  4. I go through your blog when I plan a tour. I usually go on one day trips & your blog really helps me on planning my trip efficiently. Thank you.

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    1. La Dee says:

      Thank you for following along my trips! Glad you enjoy them! πŸ™‚

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  5. Anita Zych says:

    Wow In a day? Just Louvre is for minimum one day! You must be really quick than πŸ™‚ I can add Le printemps to your list. In fact it is a shopping mall but what is worth to do there is to go up to the roof to see amazing view on the city. It is a good alternative for other places to enjoy the view, because it is free πŸ˜‰

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    1. La Dee says:

      I didn’t get a chance to go up there this time… But I definitely will next time. Thanks for reading the blog!

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  6. How dreamy! As someone from Asia, Europe is definitely the place we wanted to see. Paris is very poetic, and has a lot of stories in it. I wouldn’t turn down an invite to go there!

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    1. La Dee says:

      Thanks for reading! Yes its is poetic and it has such a beautiful vibe to it. As a girl from Zimbabwe , I know exactly what you mean πŸ™‚

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  7. I have heard a lot of good things about Paris. Last time I visited there was in 1996. Clock is ticking for me to go there soon.

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    1. La Dee says:

      I think its ever changing, so you should hurry down there soon! πŸ™‚

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  8. Indrani says:

    Great that you could manage to limit the list to 5 and all of them are definitely in the top of never ending list of things to see in Paris. I was there for 5 days and still felt it wasn’t enough. Loved your pics… I went back in m memories. πŸ™‚

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    1. La Dee says:

      The longest I’ve been there was a week and it still wasn’t enough, each time I go I try to do more and see more πŸ™‚

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  9. Janine Good says:

    I love Paris! I met my hubby there! You have ticked off most of the boxes for Paris in my mind πŸ™‚ Eiffel Tower is amazing every time I go πŸ™‚

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    1. La Dee says:

      Thanks for reading. I love the Eiffel too….especially at night when it sparkles πŸ™‚

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  10. I love it! Definitely doing this soon! You are such a natural at this! Keep it up hun!

    P.S next time fit me in your bag please!

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    1. La Dee says:

      yes!! please come next time.

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  11. Great list for a one day visit! I prefer the Musee D’Orsay over the Louvre, mostly because the crowds are a bit less hectic than the Louvre.

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    1. La Dee says:

      I’ve never actually been inside the Musee D’Orsay, will try head down there soon!

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  12. I do agree, Paris is always a good idea! πŸ™‚ I love walking around and getting lost in all its small streets. Beautiful pictures!

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  13. Who knew you could fit so much Paris into one day.

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    1. La Dee says:

      Haha! I’m sure I could have done more had I not been so taken in at the Louvre πŸ™‚ Thanks for the read!

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