What are some hot spots in Paris? I’m so glad you ask. I love France and I can’t wait to go back. Paris, of course, is a favorite of mine. There are so many thing to do and see. What’s one to do?! I didn’t have enough time when I was there, and I only got to see a few things. If you go, take it from me, don’t miss out on these spots while in one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world.
Notre Dame: You saw this building in the movie, Hunchback of Notre Dame, but you got to see for yourself. This cool gothic cathedral is quite impressive and is set nicely near by the Seine river.
Seine River: Speaking of which, you must take a lovely cruise down this river. You pass the Eiffel Tower, Saint-Michel, and other historical monuments and beautiful buildings.
The Louvre: This museum will keep you busy all day. Don’t leave here without seeing one of the most famous paintings in the world, the Mona Lisa. It’s small, just so you know, but still, it’s Mona!
Palace of Versailles: A royal monument indeed. This spectacular building is absolutely breathtaking and the gardens are exceptional. Wander this place in awe for as long as you like.
Eiffel Tower: Don’t think I forgot the Eiffel! Of course not. You must go up to the top and get spectacular views. This is the iconic symbol of Paris, no doubt.
Arc de Triomphe: This is perhaps the next iconic monument in Paris, you must see the great views from the top and pass under it while you’re here.
Champs Elysees: After you walk through the Arc, then continuing your stroll on the Champs Elysees is a must do. It’s a cliche thing to do, but hey, when in Paris. Right?
Remains of Bastille: The remains of a famous prison lay here. Be sure to check out the article on Bastille Day for more information about this famous prison and the celebration that France celebrates.
Place de la Concorde: This won’t be hard to find, just look up and you will see the very tall building in which King Louis XVI was executed at in 1793.
Saint Chapelle: Adorned with stained glass windows and a intricately detailed ceiling, this small church is worth a peek for sure!
There are plenty more fabulous places in Paris, but let’s get learn some French so we can get around alright. How will you find your way to the the Arc de Triomphe? How will you get back to your hotel? Practice some of these words and you will be buzzing around Paris just like a real French!
Parlez-vous (Anglais/ Français)?
Do you speak (English/ French)?
Juste un petit peu!
Just a little.
Où est-ce que je peux trouver la gare, s’il vous plaît ?
Where can I find the train station, please?
Comment est-ce que je fais pour aller à la tour eiffel ?
How do I get to the Eiffel Tower?
Est-ce que vous savez comment aller à Arc de Triomphe ?
Do you know where the Arc de Triomphe is? (formal)
To the left
To the right
Au coin de la rue
Around the corner
La prochaine rue à gauche
The next street to the left.
La rue suivante
The street after the next.
Est-ce que c’est loin ?
Is it very far?
Est-ce que c’est près ?
Is it close by?
Ce n’est pas près d’ici.
It’s not close by.
La France est un pays merveilleux
France is a wonderful country