Travel Guide: 48 hours in Paris

Travel Guide, 48 hours in Paris, France, Europe Tour, Toronto blogger
Roof top view of Paris

As mentioned in a previous post here, my husband and I took a trip to France, Spain and Italy for our honeymoon. I had been to all three countries before but only visited both France and Spain at a surface compared to Italy where I spent three weeks years ago. 

Overall, our trip was amazing!! 

Travel Guide, 48 hours in Paris, France, Europe Tour, Toronto blogger

The first stop was the romantic city of Paris where we were fortunate to be able to meet up with our Parisian friend. She was able to show us first hand Parisian lifestyle in a short amount of time. In 48 hours I can safely say we saw quite a bit of Paris and I wanted to share with you the amazing things you could do if you were strapped for time.


Travel Guide: 48 hours in Paris
 

Musee du Louvre,Travel Guide, 48 hours in Paris, France, Europe Tour, Toronto blogger
Musee du Louvre
Palais Royal, Travel Guide, 48 hours in Paris, France, Europe Tour, Toronto blogger
Palais Royal
Eiffel Tower, Travel Guide, 48 hours in Paris, France, Europe Tour, Toronto blogger
Eiffel Tower


Transportation

The cheapest way to get around in Paris is with the metro (subway) or by bus. The metro is quite complex but once you figure it out, you can easily go to most tourist attractions on a budget. Another, option is taking a bus tour which gives you a quick introduction to all the attractions



Attractions 

Paris has tons of attractions to visit while you’re there. My favorite places were the Eiffel TowerMusee du LouvreNotre Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg Gardens, Pont-Neuf,

 Arc de Triomphe, and Palais Royal.

 When visiting these popular tourist spots be prepared for large crowds and long line ups unless visiting 

very early in the morning.

Notre Dame Cathedral, Travel Guide, 48 hours in Paris, France, Europe Tour, Toronto blogger
Notre Dame Cathedral


Shopping

Paris has multiple options for shopping. My favorite department store was Galeries Lafayette. This department store is one of the most gorgeous stores I have ever seen. It has a breathtaking cathedral ceiling as pictured below. My next  favorite shopping area was Le Printemps which is also nearby. It has similar brands as the Galeries Lafayette but is a much smaller department store. It has a beautiful roof top restaurant and terrace that gives you a perfect view of Paris while sipping on cocktails (see cover picture above). Lastly,  I recommend visiting Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Champs- Elysess is a well known commercial street with many bistros, restaurants and shopping. It’s also one of the most famous streets in the world and extends from the Arc de Triomphe area to the Louvre.

 Galeries Lafayette, Travel Guide, 48 hours in Paris, France, Europe Tour, Toronto blogger
Galeries Lafayette


My favorite Neighborhoods

Paris has many buzzing and beautiful neighborhoods.  The following were my favorite neighborhoods for their beautiful architecture, tasty cafes/ bistros, and  endless things to do.
We stayed in the Saint Germain de Pres area. It was a central area with easy access to Notre Dame Cathedral and to the Metro. I also enjoyed the Latin Quarter  which had a very lively atmosphere close to the universities. It has a lot of places to eat that is reasonably priced. 

Travel Guide, 48 hours in Paris, France, Europe Tour, Toronto blogger

Travel Guide, 48 hours in Paris, France, Europe Tour, Toronto blogger


Things to know: 

1. Be prepared to pay to use the restrooms in public places 

2. Be aware of pickpockets in tourist concentrated areas, always have your personal belongings in sight 

3. Be prepared to be solicited by individuals selling multiple items



Hope you enjoyed the post 

Until next time,
Sincerely Miss J 

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12 Comments

  1. Funmi June 7, 2017 / 2:55 am

    Great post… will put this in mind when I visit Paris

    • SincerelyMissJ June 10, 2017 / 12:14 pm

      Thank you

  2. Virtuous Mama June 7, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    I love this! Beautiful pictures! I would have a hard time using the bathroom in public places, but in exchange for these good views I would be just fine with it. <3

    • SincerelyMissJ June 10, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      Yes, not a fan of public bathrooms, but definitely worth the view

  3. Eli Dou June 8, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    Very nice travel guide! Paris is always a good idea :)xxEliwww.acurlystyle.blogspot.com

    • SincerelyMissJ June 10, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      I totally agree! It is always a good idea

  4. MsJPetite June 15, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Very lovely pictures! Love the new look of your blog as well! 🙂 PoshNPetite.blogspot.com

  5. Unknown June 16, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Beautiful pictures!

  6. Cathy Carson June 16, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    Beautiful pictures!

  7. Penda Sarr June 22, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    Great post! Paris is one of my favorite cities

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