Are you planning a weekend getaway to the City of Light? Let us tell you about some of the sights that you can’t miss on your weekend away to Paris!
Whether it's your first time in Paris or you’ve been many times before, let Parclick recommend some of the best places to visit in the capital!
What to see in Paris in a Weekend?
To start off - The Eiffel Tower to The Invalides
If this is your first time in Paris and you only have a weekend to see this wonderful city, don’t waste time and head straight to the Champ-de-Mars on arrival, no matter what time of day or night. You will see the magnificent Eiffel Tower!
If you arrive in the middle of the day, why not climb to the top? Don’t worry if your visit falls at night however, you will enjoy the breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower as it glistens in the night sky, illuminated until 1am!
Why not also take the opportunity to stroll down the quays of the Seine if the weather permits, bridges like the Pont Alexandre III won’t fail to blow you away!
Once on the quays, you will be able to admire the beautiful Hôtel des Invalides on one side of the river and the Grand Palais on the other!
Sites To See in the Centre of Paris:
Notre-Dame de Paris
The Eiffel Tower is arguably the most iconic site in Paris, and now that you’ve seen it, what can you see next?
The beautiful Notre-Dame cathedral has to be next on your list! Even if you don’t like Quasimodo or you’re not a huge fan of Victor Hugo, the cathedral remains one of the must see architectural gems of Paris!
While you are visiting the area, take the opportunity to visit the City Hall which is only a few minutes walk away. A trip to the 5th arrondissement is also highly recommended, particularly if you like older buildings as it is home to some of the oldest districts of Paris.
The Louvre Museum to the Arc de Triomphe via the Champs Elysées
The Louvre Museum is another must see of the capital, even if you decide not to go inside! If you decide to visit the museum, you will see the Mona Lisa and other famous works of art that are well worth a look! Even if museums are not for you, walk by the forecourt and see the beautiful, glass pyramid in the centre.
From the famous museum, you will only have to cross the picturesque garden, Jardin des Tuileries, to find yourself on the Place de la Concorde which leads you onto the infamous Avenue Champs-Élysées.
At the end of the avenue, you will arrive at the Arc de Triomphe, on the Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly Place de l'Étoile, where the tomb of The Unknown Warrior is located.
It may be a bit of a long walk, which you can always shorten by taking public transport, but it's still a good way to get around the capital and take in the Parisian atmosphere!
Montmartre: The Sacré Coeur to the Moulin Rouge
The Sacré Coeur and the Montmartre District are also a must visit for tourists visiting Paris. Why not go for a walk in the district to discover its narrow streets and the famous Place du Tertre where you will find many painters.
Walking down from the Butte Montmartre, you will also find the Moulin Rouge and since you are in the area, take the opportunity to go and see it!
If you still have time left in Paris, there is still so much left for you to discover like a trip on a Bateau-mouche, the tour boats which float down the Seine and allow you to see Parisian landmarks by water. If you are looking for a hotel in Paris, don't hesitate to have a look at our selection of the best hotels to visit in Paris in a weekend!