A Quick Taste of Paris

Ella Capek
Apr 13
Paris is a city that everyone has to visit at least once. This trip is a good mix of touristy & local experiences, perfect for those who want a quick getaway to enjoy the city. Good for solo & groups.
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Browse The Mouffetard Market
The Rue Mouffetard Market is a great outdoor Parisian market, which offers everything from cheeses, meats, fish, pastry, falafel, desserts, fruit, and veggies. Wander around the cobbled streets and make yourself a meal from the many samples that you’ll indulge in. Enjoy the feast for your senses.
Visit the Notre Dame
After sampling some of Paris’ street market cuisine, cross the Seine River to get to the Île-de-la-Cité. Île-de-la-Cité is a little island in central Paris and it’s there that you can catch a view of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Not only is the gothic architecture of this cathedral beautiful, it’s completely quick and free to get in. So go inside and be amazed by its grand beauty.
Take a French Cooking Class
Once you’re done marvelling at Notre Dame’s beauty, get off the Seine river on the other side to have your class at the French cooking school La Cuisine. They have a range of classes on offer from Gastronomy Paris Food Tours to French Croissant Classes, with each lasting around 2 – 5 hours. Classes are small, fun and in English and once you’re done, you’ll be tasting the treats you created. I highly recommend taking the Intensive Technical Macaron Class because it was so much fun and you get to leave with a full box of delicious macarons with you!
Walk around the Louvre
Wake up early and make your way out to the Louvre. Deck yourself with good walking shoes and your camera because the Louvre is massive and holds plenty of famous pieces and exhibitions that you’ll want to take photos of. Soak up all the art that you can, get a glimpse of the famous Mona Lisa and stay for lunch at the museum’s cafe.
Sit in Jardin des Tuileries with some treats
Step out of the Louvre and wander the Jardin des Tuilerries for some fresh air and to view the well-groomed natural beauty. Sit on one of the many benches with a good book, some delicious chocolates or macarons from Pierre Herme Paris and savour the moment. You’ve spent the morning exploring one of the most famous museums, so relax at one of the most famous gardens.
Enjoy a night in a Parisian Jazz Club
Spend an evening at a Parisian jazz club! Paris is a city that’s famous for the beautiful music of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. So head out and treat yourself to some of Paris’s best ear candy. There are plenty of great jazz clubs to choose from, but I recommend visiting Sunset Sunside in the Marais neighbourhood. The drinks are quite expensive but it has great vibes and excellent music. Top quality jazz.
Experience the Magic of Disneyland
Wake up early and head to the happiest place on Earth! Take the regional RER A train (available from Gare de Lyon) to it’s last stop, Marne-La-Vallée\Chessy station. The station is literally a 2 minute walk from the entrance to Disneyland Paris where all the fun begins. If you’re going in the winter months, don’t forget to wear extra layers because it gets particularly chilly out there. But regardless of when you go, ride the attractions, hug the characters, dance to the music and let your inner child out in the land of joy and magic. Stay for as long as you want until the parks close, which in the summer is roughly 22:00.
Marvel at the Sacre-Coeur Cathedral
Walk up the hill to view the Sacre Coeur. Take a selfie (if you’re into that) of you with the cathedral in the background and then go inside to marvel at it’s splendour quietly. Entrance is free and this majestic cathedral will humble you and fill you with awe.
Explore The Artistic Neighbourhood of Montmartre
Enjoy a lazy morning and then take the metro to explore the artistic neighbourhood, Montmartre! Despite this arrondissement being more touristy these days, you can still get a feel of how this artists haven used to be, especially if you walk through the back streets. Explore the cobbled streets, art galleries and pick up a kitschy souvenir for yourself in one of the shops. Because why not.
Watch people while sitting in a Cafe
find cafe as exaStop at a cafe and people-watch! When in Paris, do as the Parisians do and many of them people watch. Pick a cafe in the neighbourhood, sit, drink coffee, eat a croissant and watch life happen in front of you. I recommend KB Café at 53 Avenue Trudaine. It has great coffee and great people watching opportunities.