This suggestion may not be a super obvious one, but it was one of the highlights of my trip to Paris. Under a bridge by the Louvre Museum, there is a small “port” from where small river boats launch from. The cruise I went on lasted one hour with it going all the way to the Eiffel Tower. The reason why this cruise is recommended is because you get to see Paris lit up at night which is very cool. It is also very relaxing and is a great way to wind down after a long day in Paris.
4. Arc du Triumphe
One of Paris’ most iconic landmarks, the Arc du Triumphe does not disappoint, having great views from the top and being awe-inspiring up close. If you can, try to walk through the area surrounding the Arc to get there. It is a snazzy part of the city. When you get to the Arc, make sure to go to the tomb of the unknown soldier, and watch the historical video about the Arc.
3. Palace of Versaille
2. Eiffel Tower
The most famous landmark of Paris does not disappoint. This elegant structure towers above Paris. It is important when you go to the tower to go up to at least the second floor of the tower. This will give you a stunning 360 degree view of the city. If you can, buy tickets on the second floor to go up to the third floor, which is at the very top of the tower. It will give you an even better view.
Number one on the list of must do things in Paris is the Louvre Museum. Originally a palace, it is now filled to the brim with beautiful artwork. Seeing everything in the museum is probably impossible, so try to hit a few major works of art: Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Liberty Leading the People, and the Coronation of Napoleon. After seeing this, choice what you want to see from Near Eastern art, Egyptian art, and Islamic art among other things. Note: the Louvre is so big that you will want to get a tour guide.