The Essential Two Day Paris Itinerary (Guest Post)

Paris is LOVE! A very limited time in the City of Love. ❤ 

Paris

By: Roxana Oliver

There is always that one place in the world where you dream about going for your entire life. For me, that was, for as long as I can remember, Paris. Ever since I first watched Audrey Hepburn in Charade, I wanted to walk by the Seine, eating ice cream and looking incredibly stylish. And then something incredible happened – I have got the chance to visit Paris, but what do you do when you can go into your most favorite place in the world and stay for just two days? Well, you go prepared, make an itinerary and stick to the must-do and must-see items. Sounds pretty easy, but it is not. If you ever find yourself in Paris for just two days, I will try to make it easier to you.

Day 1: You Are in Paris Girl!

Do not start sightseeing as soon as you arrive to the airport, first you should rest for a short time, unless you want to lose your strength in the middle of your Paris tour. Go to your hotel, take a shower, take a power nap, if needed and then move on. I was accommodated right near the Eiffel Tower in Qay Branli, so the closest site on my itinerary was, of course, the Iron Lady itself. Not only I have enjoyed the view, but also, I have made a quick picnic down below (it was cold, hence the quick part), with a dazzling baguette and amazing wine.

eiffelview

The next thing on my list and it should be on yours too, is walking down the Champs-Élysées. Do not forget to enter some of the most fascinating stores in the street. There is no place on the planet where you can shop as in Paris. Feeling tired already? Rest your weary feet and take a coffee break in some of the picturesque cafés near the Place de la Concorde.

placeconcorde

Move on to the Musee d’Orsay to enjoy in some of the most renowned works of art known to the world. Among the featured artists are Pissarro, Bonnard, Degas, Manet, Monet, Renoir, van Gogh, and many others. The museum is housed in a train station building and it is devoted to arts between 1848 and 1914.

In the evening, find a nice place for dinner. Luckily, Paris is not lacking such places. No matter whether you are searching for haute dining, bistros or gastronomic restaurants, you will find something for yourself. We had an amazing time in Le 39V where the chef is providing with a modern interpretation of French gastronomic cuisine.

Day 2: Au Revoir Cher Paris!

We all hate goodbyes, but they are an inevitability of life. Since it was the end of my magical Parisian dream, I have decided to make our farewell an unforgettable one. First, walking down the charming neighborhood of Marais and then cruising on the Seine.

Marais is actually the Parisian district I have always dreamt about living in. There you can actually feel the spirit of old medieval Paris. Walk around and absorb every monument, every reminder of how great Paris was even then, so you could never forget. And then focus on the bohemian soul of the neighborhood. Visit a café, have a glass of wine and you will feel like a cast of a noir movie. If you are hungry for some real delight, eat in L’as du Falafel.

marais

Last, but not least, the highlight of my Parisian adventure – river cruise in France. By cruising down the Seine, you can see famous monuments of Paris (Notre Dame, Eiffel, Louvre, etc.) from a whole different perspective, experiencing their magnificence in a completely different way.

river cruise

The hardest part comes in the morning – packing your bags and leaving home. Still, visiting La Ville Lumiere, even though it is just for two days is an experience of a lifetime, and you can always hope to repeat it. After all – we will always have Paris, right?

 

10516854_10204440658287628_6094811508743890467_nRoxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on twitter.

 

 

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