It could as well have been the script for a drama-romantic blockbuster. A young couple gets married but then the young woman is diagnosed a rare condition. Being terminal she only has one wish: seeing Europe and cities just like Paris. But time is limited. No doubt it would be a money-making blockbuster but there are more realistic scenarios when it comes to having limited time to spend in Paris. Maybe you need to catch a connection flight to a further destination but for now you’re ‘stuck’ in Paris. Or just maybe you’re on tight travel schedule when traveling France or Europe and there is limited time to see the French capital. Well there is no time to lose. Take a taxi from the airport and check this post of what would be the best way spending 24 hours in Paris?
Breakfast: Les Deux Moulins
For a foodie there are hundreds of places where you can eat a croissant or two but
since we want to make our experience in the city special, why not consider having breakfast at Les Deux Moulins? Situated at Montmartre hill, this special café – slash – restaurant has become quite popular since Jeunet’s movie Le Fabuleux destin de Amélie Poulain. This café was the setting for the movie which made every man fall in love with Amélie. Being still in its original state it’s a perfect place to have a decent breakfast and feel like you’ve fallen in the movie.
While being at Montmartre it would be a shame not to wander through the small cobblestoned streets where street artists make portraits of tourists. It shouldn’t be surprising that this region used to form artists like Van Gogh and Matisse. Without doubt the Sacré-Coeur is the highlight of this district in the French capital. If you’re looking for the French romantic feeling, this is it.
Afternoon: Louvre and surroundings
One could easily spend weeks in the galleries of the Louvre. But off course as you all remember we only have 24 hours to spend in the French capital. Still, a visit to the Louvre is undoubtedly a must do when visiting Paris. Even if you’re not too keen on art or history, having a look at Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or the Venus of Milo is just something you won’t regret. After you’re visit to the Louvre it might be a good idea to have a walk to the famous Notre Dame. This walk brings you alongside the Seine and across Pont Neuf.
Afternoon: Champs-Elysées and & Arc de Triomphe
Even if you only had like one hour in Paris, this probably would the place you would go to. The Champs-Elysées is the most famous avenue in Paris, leading towards the Arc de Triomphe. Considered as the most beautiful avenue in the world it attracts many famous people and is known for its theatres, cafés and luxury shops. To have a splendid view on the avenue, consider climbing the stairs of the Arc de Triomphe.
Evening: the Eiffel tower
If I ask you Paris, you say Eiffeltower. This iron construction is the symbol of the city and even if you don’t have time to walk to the Champ de Mars and admire world’s most visited paid monument, you’ll probably have caught a glimpse of it during the day. The tower is to be seen from pretty much every corner in Paris. In the evening lights bright up the monument and pays homage to Paris’ title of City of Light.
How to get to Paris center from Charles de Gaulle?
- When there is no time to lose you can consider taking a taxi to the city center. T2transfer.com offers reliable private taxi services to the center of Paris. The driver will be holding a board with your name on it at the exit gate. T2transfer.com has English and French speaking drivers delivering you at the door of your hotel. Prices range from 55 (1-3 persons) to 85 (8 persons) euros.