It’s hard to resist the charms of Paris, a city where there’s something to see around every corner and you or your clients could easily spend weeks exploring. But if your clients have just a single day to explore Europe’s City of Light, there’s no need to worry. Here’s our guide to seeing Paris’ highlights in one day.
Morning — Icons and Art
Your clients can begin their day with a cafe au lait (coffee with milk) and a perfectly buttery croissant or pain-au-chocolat at a Paris café, such as Carette or Le Peloton. Afterwards, they can head to the Eiffel Tower to begin their adventure with Paris’ most iconic must-see sight. The tower opens at 9:30am, and your clients can ascend to the top for a sweeping view of the city—the best bet is a guided priority-access tour that will allow them to skip the line, save time, and head up to the viewing platforms.
Once they’ve descended the tower, your clients can take a scenic stroll through Les Invalides, a complex of ornate, 17th-century buildings that opens up onto the Seine. Then they can walk toward Place de la Concorde, the largest public square in Paris, to admire its ancient, gold-tipped obelisk from the Luxor Temple in Egypt, as well as the two ornate, neoclassical, 19th-century fountains.
Have your clients continue on to see one or two of the most renowned museums in France. There’s the Louvre Museum (Musee du Louvre), with its extensive art galleries that include Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” and the famous Greek “Venus de Milo” sculpture. Suggest your clients to come armed with a skip-the-line pass to bypass the crowds. Or, if you prefer, check out the impressive Impressionist collection at the Musee d’Orsay. Be sure to prebook skip-the-line tickets here too.