With only four days in Paris, I tried to cram everything I wanted to see in a short time frame and I surprisingly was able to do it all, though perhaps not as well as I would have liked. Since I had such a difficult time narrowing down a list of things to do in Paris for this blog post, I decided to just give up and include all of my favourite spots and places I went to while in the city. There’s a whole lot to see and do, so whether you’re there for a weekend or an entire week, this list is sure to keep your feet moving throughout the city streets of Paris.
If you’re short on time while in the city, then hopping on a river boat cruise in Paris along the La Seine river might be your best bet to see a variety of popular sights in under an hour. There are many boat cruises/tours you can take that leave every 30 or so minutes, so there is no need to worry about booking in advance. We didn’t really do any research prior to choosing a particular tour company; we just stumbled upon one and figured, “why not?”.
Paris has many tourist hot-spots to visit throughout the city, and without a doubt, the Notre Dame is high up on that list as one of the most well-known cathedrals in France (we’ve all seen The Hunchback of Notre Dame..). This cathedral is an example of the historic French Gothic architecture with a beautiful exterior and an equally mesmerizing interior adorned with intricate stained glass windows throughout.