What To Do On A Sunny Day In Paris

 

1. Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile

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The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It also serves as the biggest round about you will see in your life. When your taxi/uber/bus drives into this circle of chaos (and it will) you will see what I mean. Buckle up!

Have a seat and admire the beauty of the Arc while enjoying a delicious crepe at these nearby cafes: L’toile 1903 or Restaurant Georgette.

 

2. Avenue des Champs Elysées

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One of the most widely known streets in Paris! This avenue is enormous and carries a little bit of everything on it. There is a wide variety of stores, cafes, restaurants, clothing stores, supermarkets or toy stores.

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Avenue des Champs Elysées also carries monumental moments. On June 14th, 1940, German troops marched down the Champs-Élysées in celebration of Nazi Germany invading and defeating the French army, during the beginning of World War II. In August of 1944, American soldiers made a similar march down the historical street to celebrate Paris at the war’s end.

 

3. Tour de Eiffel

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Built for the 1889 World Fair, this massive tower stands at 324 meters tall. Although there is a slight cost for going up to the viewing platform and bar at the tip-top, the views back over the city from this landmark are simply breathtaking.

****TIP: If you visit the tower at night, every 30 minutes the lights turn off and it will create a light display that makes the tower look like its sparking!****

 

4. Picnic at The Champ de Mars

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This is a large park, that stretches from the Eiffel Tower all the way over to the Ecole Militaire. There is a large grass field that has  many womderful photo opportunities and  is a great place to rest or have lunch. Around here you will find a nice mix of both locals and tourists.

5. Drink some champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower

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Eiffel Tower Champagne Bar–  At the top of the Eiffel Tower, the champagne bar is the perfect place to take in views and enjoy a nice glass of champagne. Although, if you are frightened by heights, I do not reccomend going here! It is VERY high up. I mean… it’s the top of the Eiffel Tower.

You one again have a few options to reach the top:

Ticket to the top by lift
Adult
25€
Ticket to the top Stairs & lift
Adult
19€

***This ticket grants access to the top of the Tower via the stairs up to the second floor, and then in a lift. On sale at the Tower only.

Click here to purchase tickets and check out tower times!

Viewing Paris from The Tower (Platform Level)– This is a great way to see the whole city during the day/ or night. The views from the platform are amazing and it will blow your mind that you are physically standing on the Eiffel Tower. To this day I still can’t believe that I have.

You have two options to reach the viewing platform:

1) Stairs- This is a great way to get in a quick workout and it’s cheaper than the lift!

2) Lift- More expensive than taking this stairs, but it is quicker and more convenient. 

Ticket for 2nd floor by lift
Adult
16€
Ticket for 2nd floor & Stairs
Adult
10€

 

 

6. Notre Dame

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While being the iconic cathedral of Disney’s Movie and Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, this is also  one of Paris’ most sought after landmarks. Along with its amazing  French Gothic architecture, it has been the center of religious life since it was built.

The church is FREE to enter, but by 10 a.m. or early afternoon the crowds and lines begin to form. The lines will wrap all around the side of the building. My advise it to get in line early in the morning to be able to wander around the church without heavy foot traffic. Don’t miss the south rose window!

You can get a view of Paris from the bell towers for a small fee. Keep in mind, the room is limited in the towers, so try to be one of the first few people in line. Otherwise you will be waiting for what feels like forever. It’s a fit way to experience the church seeing that you have to climb up 387 stairs.

Oh yeah, there’s no elevators…

7. De Louvre

Most famous for being the home of Da Vinci’s masterpiece the ‘Mona Lisa’, the Louvre is one of the most impressive museums in Europe, with a spectacular collection of art and sculpture to explore. Upon arrival of Du Louvre you will notice a massive glass pyramid out front known as Pyramide du Louvre. 

 

8. Lock Bridge
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Lovestruck visitors come to this bridge in Paris to affixed locks, often written with their initials or names, to the wire mesh along the Pont des Arts, then after tossing the keys into the Seine River below.

5 thoughts on “What To Do On A Sunny Day In Paris

  1. I have been wanting to visit Paris for a long time. And each time the reason is that we don’t have enough time to explore everything so we have been procrastinating
    Your pictures are great, makes me wanna book that flight right away!

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  2. Wow, I was smiling while reading cause I find it amazing! I don’t know that ambling around Paris in a day could be this amazing cause you get to see a lot of beautiful scenery within a day. The Avenue des Champs Elysées and the Eifel tower looks like really amazing and interesting. I haven’t been to Paris and will definitely get to see all of these If I get the chance to visit Paris soon.

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  3. I live in London, so Paris is a quick step away! You give some great tips of what to do here on a sunny day. You can never beat a trip to La Louvre!

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  4. Wow! What a lovely city Paris is! All these activities are a great way to spend a sunny day in the city. I love the architecture of Notre Dame as well as De Louvre. Lock Bridge looks quite fascinating. But my favourite activity would be drinking some champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower – must be an incredible experience! Thanks for sharing this lovely post and the amazing photographs.

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  5. What great suggestions! Such a lovely city. It’s been years and years since I’ve been and I’d love to go back.

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