If you have just a day in Paris, how do you decide where to go and what to see? Well, for some inspiration please read on.
The Eiffel Tower is generally considered to be the most iconic building in Paris and all three levels offer panoramic views of the city. While you may be feeling energetic if you visit early in the morning, taking the lift rather than the stairs is probably a good idea.
You may want to return here after dark to see the beautiful light show, as the Tower bursts into thousands of shimmering lights every hour.
The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most recognisable tourist attractions in Paris. It stands at the end of the famous Champs Elysees, which is an excellent place to stop for a coffee and a spot of people-watching en route.
Beneath the Arc de Triomphe lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The eternal flame burns in memory of the unknown dead from the two world wars.
If by now you are ready for a rest, a great way to see many Paris landmarks in a short space of time is by taking a river cruise on the Seine. The Bateaux Parisiens River Cruise allows you to relax and take in all sights from the comfort of your boat, without taking another step.
The Cathedral of Notre Dame stands beside the River Seine and is a dramatic example of French Gothic architecture. Climb the 422 steps up the towers of the cathedral to see the beautiful statues and famous gargoyles. At the top of the towers you will be rewarded with spectacular views over the city.
Montmartre is an area to the north of Paris that is well known for the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur. This area of cobbled streets is also famous as the artists’ quarter and you can have your portrait drawn as a souvenir, in several different styles.
Although one day in Paris is not long enough, you will have a taste of what the city has to offer and will hopefully be able to return for a longer visit.