Vacationing in Paris for the First Time?


If it’s your first time being in Paris, you definitely would want to visit the Eiffel Tower. This place is really amazing; however, you shouldn’t forget there are so much more fun things to do in Paris, there are so many places to go, foods to eat, places to shop and so on.

Since you’ll most likely not be able to go everywhere or do everything, we’ve decided to help you out by compiling a list containing details of how you can enjoy your vacation in the City of Light.


Eiffel Tower:

This Tower, which happens to be the most iconic symbol of the capital city of France wasn’t always so beloved in the past. It was constructed by Gustave Eiffel for the World Fair in 1889, the tower wasn’t meant to remain standing when the fair is over, but as it was half-loved and half-hated by Parisians, inventors saw some usefulness in it, and the tower escaped being dismantled. Over a century later, the Eiffel Tower has always attracted millions of visitors to Paris.

The tower gets illuminated at night, and it even sparkles every hour for about 5 minutes if you stick around more.

Musée du Louvre:

This was once the home of French Royals; it has since become the best and even the largest art museum in the world. When you visit this place, you should remember to take a selfie with I.M Pei’s popular Louvre Pyramid, or you can just go straight inside to feed your eyes with classic artworks such as the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo.

Notre-Dame de Paris:

This is one of the most highly recognized churches ever; the Notre-Dame Cathedral impressively represents the French Gothic architecture. This place is known to be the site of Napoleon’s coronation and also the setting for Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

You should know that visiting the Notre-Dame Cathedral is free. However, you can’t avoid waiting on the line for about 30 minutes.


  • Crepes
  • Bordier Butter
  • Baguette, pastries, and pain au chocolat
  • Macaroons


Do you intend to go with your kids and you have no idea how to make them love the vacation? A few friends from church traveled there with our kids recently. We were celebrating the 10 year anniversary of our towing business (www.MesaTowingServices.com) and spent a full week in Paris seeing the sights.  These are a few of the things the kids loved most:  

  • Chocolate tasting tour
  • Behind the scenes bakery tour
  • Fat tire bike tours
  • Eiffel tower and Seine river cruise
  • Hop-on Hop-off bus
  • Paris Aquarium Cineaqua
  • The Paris Story

Finally, Paris being an expensive city doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your stay there. For backpackers and hikers, there are certain things you can still do in Paris for free; such as going on a free walking tour, exploring the city’s beautiful parks, stroll down the Champs-Elysees and checking out Place des Vosges.