Thinking about traveling to Paris? With it’s romantic appearance Paris is one of the most popular getaways in Europe. It’s a magical place for all: not only for couples in love, but also for the entire family.
It’s hard to see all of Paris’ famous attractions in one day, so be sure to stay around for a couple of days or a week.Only then you can truly relax and enjoy all the beautiful things Paris has to offer you.
And don’t just limit yourself to the city, also do some sightseeing outside the city. Make sure to rent a car in advance, especially when you need a (infant) car seat or if you want that one special car. With a car you don’t have to rely on the public transportation and you can see a whole lot more in a day.
Pick-up your car
In Paris are several pick-up locations for your rental car. Most convenient is to get your car at the airport on which you arrive. Paris has three airports: Aeroport Paris-Beauvais (located 80 km – 49 miles from Paris), Aeroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle (30 km- 18 miles from Paris) and Aeroport d’Orly (18 km – 11 miles from Paris). If you prefer to get your car later, you can choose a location downtown or one near a train station. Decide which location works best for you and also compare prices of rental cars in Paris.
What to see and do in Paris?
Driving in Paris can be quite challenging, so park your car in one of the streets or in a large car park. The best way to move around the city center, is by walking or using the public transportation system.
Paris is one of the largest cities in Europe and has plenty of famous landmarks. So you can go and hold hands beneath the Eiffel Tower, climb the Arc de Triomphe for an amazing view of the city and Eiffel tower, ride a bike at the Champs d'Elysées, take a boat trip on the Seine, smile back at the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum, view some more art at Musee d’Orsay or Centre Pompidou, light a candle at the Notre-Dame or have a picnic in Parc du Champ-de-Mars. Be sure to book some tickets in advance to skip the long lines! Or take a guided tour through Paris and see most highlights.
Sightseeing around Paris
Having a hire car you opens many opportunities for discovering the surroundings. It’s fun to tour some of Paris’ neighborhoods like Montmartre. And what about booking a hotel in the nearby town of Giverny? Home of famous painter Monet. This way you can experience a whole different side of France!
If you want to release your inner child or create lasting magical memories with your children, you must visit Disneyland Paris. With two theme parks it’s almost impossible to ride all the 50 attractions in one day. So you might want to stay for two days. Can’t get enough of the roller coasters? Visit the second biggest theme parc in France: Parc Astérix. Based on the comic book Astérix (the parks isn’t open the entire year).
And don’t forget about the Palace of Versailles. Feel like king Louis XIV for a moment when your stare at the amazing rooms or walk around in the extensive gardens. Another great palace to visit is Palace de Fontainebleau, surrounded by an enormous French National Park.
Eye Prefer Paris Postcards
I am thrilled to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, a 3, 6 or 12-month subscription service where the subscriber receives three physical postcards of my iconic Paris photos every month. Each month will have a specific theme, from architectural street scenes to romantic outdoor cafes to beautiful gardens to unique shots of iconic monuments. Each mailing will include two postcards in color and one in black & white or sepia, beautifully packaged in a special French Blue postcard holder with a custom designed seal.
Each 6” X 4.25” traditional size postcard is printed on thick matte coated card stock, similar to traditional vintage postcard stock that enhances the vibrancy of every image.
Only $30 for a 3-month subscription plus shipping or
Only $60 for a 6 month subscription (plus shipping)or
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Come experience Eye Prefer Paris live with Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I personally lead. Eye Prefer Paris Tours include many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes, food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks and gardens and much more. In addition to my specialty Marais Tour, I also lead tours of Montmartre, St. Germain, Latin Quarter, in addition to Shopping Tours, Gay Tours, Girlfriend Tours, Food Tours, Flea Market Tours, Paris Highlights Tours, and Chocolate & Pastry tours.
Tours start at 225 euros for up to 3 people, and 75 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
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Click here to watch a video of our famous Marais tour
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 195 euros per person (about $210)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
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