The City of Light (and Love)
Theresa Chu-Bermudez of Get Out! Custom Travels
Very few locations that are associated with romance as much as Paris. From the beautiful gardens to the glittering Eiffel Tower, it’s hard not to fall in love with this city. What makes traveling to Paris even more unforgettable is to go with your loved one on your honeymoon. In addition to the delicious food and wine, the rich history all over the city brings you into your favorite novels.
Paris is a walkable city, and the numerous modes of public transportation make it very easy to get around. If you would like an independent travel experience, the Paris Pass will provide the best value during your stay. This pass is available for 2-6 days and grants you access to 60+ attractions (including the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles, Opera Garnier, Musee d’Orsay and more) with many of them including Fast Track Entry so you won’t need to wait in line to get in. You will also have access to unlimited travel on all the public transportation systems. The best part is that a short river cruise on the Seine is also included with the pass and should not be missed.
The best view of Paris can be had from the top of the Notre Dame as well as the top of the Arc du Triomphe (also included with the Paris Pass). If you choose the Notre Dame option, tickets will need to be purchased in advance for a specific time slot. Going to the top of the Eiffel Tower to see the entire city is a wonderful experience; however, keep in mind that a view of Paris is incomplete without the Eiffel Tower in it! Seeing the Eiffel Tower up close shows you how large it actually is, but the best view of the Eiffel Tower is from across the river where you are able to see the entirety of the structure.
A more luxurious experience would be to take a multi-day river cruise on the Seine from Paris into the Normandy region (usually around 7-8 days long). This trip will bring you into the heart of Monet and the Impressionist movement as well as give you a glimpse of WWII history as you get near the beaches of Normandy.
Whether it’s your first time or your tenth time, there is always something new to experience in Paris. For more information, insider tips (such as the Parisian’s favorite place to buy macarons), or to start planning your own trip to Paris, please feel free to contact me.