A Day in Paris

It takes some stamina, but just one day in Paris is enough to take in many of the major sights and sample some delicious French food.


I prefer exploring any city on foot and Paris is a great place to do just that. I’d recommend  starting at the Île de la Cité for the magnificent Notre Dame cathedral, and walking to the Eiffel Tower along the quays of the Left bank of the River Seine, browsing the old prints and secondhand book stalls on the way.


I love the view of the Eiffel Tower from Jardins du Trocadéro


A river cruise on the Seine is a fabulous way to take in the iconic monuments, so hop onboard a bateaux-mouche. Cruises last around an hour, starting and ending near Pont de l’Alma (for further details see here).img_3352After your cruise, wander along the Right bank of the Seine (or hop on the Metro) to the Place de la Concorde


Then stroll through the Jardin des Tuileries, with a diversion to Angelina Salon de Thé (226 Rue de Rivoli) for a sweet treat.


The Arc de Triomphe du Carousel leads you on to the Musée du Louvre.


There’s just time to hop on the Metro for some quick shopping at Galeries Lafayette


Travel Tips

  • Carte Mobilis (one-day pass) gives you the freedom to hop on and off the Metro all day.
  • To skip the queues, buy your tickets for the Louvre online in advance. It’s worth noting that the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays.
  • Check opening hours for Galeries Lafayette over here.



4 thoughts on “A Day in Paris

  1. *thunderous applause*
    Nat, these photographs are MAGNIFICENT! I looked over them several times because I wanted to be sure to catch all the stunning architecture. The detail is incredible! WOW!

    “I prefer exploring any city on foot and Paris is a great place to do just that. ”

    Amen! I feel the same way. I’ve never been to Paris, but when I do, I would definitely see it by foot.

    I love how you shot many of these images in black and white because it gives them such a beautiful feel, almost like stepping back in time. And your capture of the Eiffel Tower is gorgeous. The composition is FAB-U-LOUS!

    Galeries Lafayette…OMG, how stunning! It looks like the interior of a cathedral.

    Thanks a bunch for sharing your day in Paris. Enjoyed so much!

    Have a lovely weekend!


    1. Hi Ron! Thank you so much – you are too kind 🙂
      I do like to play around with different filters… it definitely brings out the details of the architecture.
      You would love Paris! So much to experience…
      Have a wonderful weekend and Happy New Year!


  2. So many happy memories Nat, j’adore Paris. Incroyable series of images here.. even though I’m terrified of flying I want to get on the next plane to Paris 😊😊


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