Things To Do While in Paris
Ah… Paris, France, the city of love and home to the Eiffel tower! Paris is one of the most popular cities in the world. Known for its historic monuments, fashion, food and wine, Paris seemed like a great place to visit. So, I booked a flight, built an itinerary, and embarked on what stands as one of my greatest traveling adventures! Keep reading to see how I kept myself entertained while in Paris!
*note, my trip to Paris was pre-covid. Please keep Covid guidelines in mind while planning your trip. A lot of the tours have been paused due to the pandemic. Check back for links once the world "re-opens"
I have to be honest, France stole my heart!
There is no better city to write my first travel blog about than the magnificent city of Paris, France!
It took me about one day of being there for it to replace San Francisco as “my favorite city.” I know, that’s a huge statement, but it’s so true!
Paris is magical! - Rue Hite
I can’t even begin to tell you how many times my jaw dropped in awe as I experienced things I never even took an interest in until I sat down to plan my trip.
With that being said, here is a list of places I visited while in Paris that are "Rue-Approved" and highly recommended by yours truly!
The Eiffel Tower
It’s true what they say... "When you see the Eiffel, you see an 'eye-full'."
Experiencing the Eiffel up close and personal is what sealed the deal for me. Definitely add this to the top of your list!
Eiffel Tower at Sunset
They have the option to go to the top and also have lunch or dinner there.
The Eiffel is truly a site to behold!
Le Moulin Rouge, Dinner and Show!
And yes, I say that with my finest French accent with an added emphasis on the word “show.”
An experience like none other, the Moulin Rouge has been putting on the same cabaret show since 1999. "Feerie," their latest revue, features scantily clad women prancing around the stage with handsome beaus sprinkled throughout.
While watching the featured solos and duets, I was left in awe! And just when I thought the last featured act couldn’t be topped, the next act comes through like #holdmybeer
French Champagne @ The Moulin Rouge
The tour I that was gifted to me was accompanied by dinner and champagne. I definitely recommend booking this through the tour company because you get all type of “skip the line” privileges and better seats than if you book solo.
I took the metro here and although it wasn’t on my list before getting to Paris, I decided to “drop by” and check it out.
It was a beautiful site to behold. Big and “awe”-some!
La Cuisine Paris
Here is where I took a macaron making class with a master baker from France.
We made both French and Italian macaron and learned the "ins-and-outs" on how to make these very finicky. delicate, French delights.
If you ever want to learn how to make the perfect macaron this is a great class. They also host other classes like “Croissant Making” which is at the top of the list for my next visit.
L’ABC du PARFUM
Home of my favorite perfume, Chanel No 5, L’eau, I couldn’t think of a better place to learn how to make perfume!
This class is held in a large, yet cute Parisian apartment and features hundreds of scents used to make perfumes.
Led by a master perfume expert who’s worked for a few big brands, we were taken through the history of perfume-making and given secrets on how to combine different fragrances.
Upon completion of the class, we each left with our own bottles of signature perfume as well as our scent notes in case we wanted to order more. Super fun experience!
The Lourve Museum
Home of the Mona Lisa, this is a must while I was in Paris.
At the time there was a “Jay-Z and Beyonce” handbook that you could use to see all of the areas of the museum that appeared in their Ape Sh*t video.
Fun, I know, but I was budgeted for time and headed straight to Mona which was yet another awe-inspiring experience.
It was just crazy seeing the Mona Lisa in person. And it was the most packed room in the entire museum!
Traveler Tip: Most tourists go to attractions in the morning. Plan your tours later in the day and you may miss a lot of the rush.
And get this, I went to the Lourve around 3PM because, well, let’s be honest, I was in Paris solo and could do whatever I wanted to do 😊.
Well, when I got there, I was expecting the 2.5 hour “queue” they are know for and guess what… I only waited in line for 10 minutes!
I hope you got a few good ideas for how to "do Paris" the right way!
How about you? What's your favorite thing to do in Paris, or what do you plan to do when you get there? Let us know in the comments.
Au revoir, until our next international excursion!
Oh, "just where might that be you ask"? How about Champagne, France? #letsgo
xoxo - Rue Hite