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The city of love?  If you ask Steve or I the love was not felt right at first 😉 HOWEVER, I hope to give a few tips of how you can make it an enjoyable trip and hopefully help you avoid a few stresses while in Paris!

What NOT to do:

  • Don’t think it’s a good idea to try and walk everywhere (seriously, even if you want to try and beat your whole family on the fitbit daily showdown challenge). This was probably our HUGEST (cue Trump voice) mistake. By the end of our 1st day in Paris we estimated that we had walked around 20 miles! Unless you have trained for this amount of time on your feet, don’t start that day.

What you SHOULD do instead:

  • Book a Hop on Hop off bus! We fell in love with them while we were in London and will always recommend them. The reason we didn’t book the tour was we were trying to save some money which in the end didn’t really help us because we spent more on Ubers than we would have for the bus. Also, if you are brave enough to try and figure out the public bus system than do it!

What NOT to do:

  • Try to see ALL the sights in a single day. If you only have a day or two in Paris, prioritize which ones are must see.

What you SHOULD do instead:

  • If we could do it over again I would choose the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Tuileries Garden, and Sacre Coeur Cathedral. Pay to get into the Louvre! Admission is €15. (Be sure to go to the Louvre website and find out if your vacation falls on one of the free of discounted days) The Eiffel Tower is a sight to see but you can get the best view of it from the Place du Trocadero and the Jardins du Trocadero. It just’s across the street over the Siene River but well worth the short walk to get that picture perfect shot of you and your hottie with the tower in the background.


Another what you SHOULD do:

  • Eat as much food as you can get your hands on! The food is delicious. The French really know their crepes and macaroons. (Steve and I also had to buy some french fries while we were there…yes we know that they don’t originate from there…but still)


If you stick with those three ‘shoulds’ your wonderful stop in Paris will be magical!

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