As A Weekend Warrior in PARIS, it can be an amazing time to discover this beautiful city. You will be surprised what you can see and experience in this time. The city of Love has long attracted artists, poets and lovers and it does not disappoint. Planning your time is important so that you get a very real understanding of this city.
A Weekend Warrior in PARIS – Day 1
Take the hop on hop off bus and see where all of the major sites are. This helps to give you a very good orientation of the city.
These are some of the places that you might choose to visit during your 48 hours in Paris.
The Louvre Museum
The Louvre was originally built and used as a palace, but is now known as one of the best museums in the world. It is the largest museum in the world. The big draw card for many people is Mona Lisa, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, which was purchased by King Francis I, and is one of the great pieces you’ll see at this museum. The museum itself is all about art, art, art.
Notre Dame Cathedral
The Notre Dame cathedral is one of the most beautiful churches in Paris. It is an excellent example of Gothic architecture, and is quite distinctive in appearance. The figures carved in front are amazing. Look for the headless man.
Arc De Triomphe
This arc was built to celebrate the victories of Napoleon in 1806, but was not completed until 1836, long after the famous emperor’s death. This Arc celebrates the battlefield warriors of France who commanded during the reign of Napoleon.
The design of the structure is yet another fine piece of art in the city. A must see for history buffs and it is iconic to Paris.
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is synonymous with Paris, and one not able to be missed, literally. The 300-meter tall structure remains one of the tallest towers in the world and is visible from every part of Paris. The French and Parisians love the Eiffel Tower, are regulations are in place in the city so that no tall buildings may be erected that might obscure the view of the tower from any location within the city limits.
Make sure that you stop at any of the cafes and have a very Parisian lunch or get a baguette, cheese and a bottle of wine and sit and watch the city.
In the afternoon visit the Shakespeare and Company Bookshop, an iconic part of Paris. The bookstands outside the store, surround an ornate drinking fountain, erected in the 19th century for the poorer citizens.
For dinner, it would be difficult not to see one of the iconic shows, like the Moulin Rouge.
Day 2 – A Weekend Warrior in PARIS
Visit the Centre Pompidou
The Centre Pompidou is both an art gallery and cultural hub. The stunning building was designed by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, has its pipes on the outside. These are colour-coded to show their function — blue for air conditioning, green for plumbing, yellow for electricity, red for elevators.
Walk and lunch along the Left Bank
Watch artists at their easels as you sip your coffee and watch the people of Paris. The beautiful Seine River flows alongside as you soak up the atmosphere of Paris.
The back streets of Montmatre will keep you entranced. Montmartre is the bohemian area. You can climb or ride the cable car up the hill to the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre where you can look over the beautiful city of Paris. There are bars and cafes that will keep you tempt you to sit and watch Paris.
Wander the Marais
This famous shopping precinct is worth wondering around and discovering everything that is chic and beautiful in Paris.
As A Weekend Warrior in PARIS, you can get a very real appreciation of a very romantic and beautiful city.