There is a lot to explore in Paris; from the famous landmarks to the mouth-watering Parisian food, everything attracts the visitors. However, if you are there just for a day, given below is a guide to some of the best things you could do on your one-day Paris tour.
Tick Off Some Famous Landmarks
This might seem a little weird because the famous landmarks in the city are what all tourists would want to visit. You should follow that as well, but make sure that you plan your one-day trip on weekdays during off-season. This might save you a lot of time if you wanted to visit places like the Louvre and Notre-Dame. To get fantastic views of the Eiffel Tower, head over to Place de la Concorde.
Famous Theatres and Nightlife
To fully appreciate the nightlife and theaters of Paris, you will have to stay overnight in the city. However, you can quickly pay a visit to these famous places. The main historic spots for live music are the Folies Bergere and the Moulin Rouge. For afternoon performances, you can go to Opéra Bastille or Palais Garnier.
No tour is complete without some shopping, so go to Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and shop at some high-end boutiques to get a great shopping experience in Paris. Yet another historic department store to check out is the Galeries Lafayette, which is well known for its Neo-byzantine style stained glass windows.
Museums and Art Galleries
You can see one of the world’s finest art collections at the Louvre Museum, which is the world-famous Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. For seeing modern and contemporary art dated from 1905 to the present time, go to the Le Centre Pompidou. Some other alternatives are to visit the Musée de l’Orangerie or the Musée Rodin.
Explore Open Spaces and Parks
Le Jardin du Luxembourg is a 25-acre park, which is home to a forest, huge greenhouses, ponds, etc. Here, you can play a game of chess or have a go with remote-controlled boats. While Jardin des Plantes is a botanical garden that has an alpine garden, a formal garden, and eight other spaces, you can also see 2000 trees and 15000 plants cultivated for over 4 centuries here.
Eating Out – Try Some Parisian Treats
Who can just leave the country without tasting authentic Parisian delicacies? So make sure to try the top Parisian food items like pain au chocolate, croissant, finest macarons, French pastry, praline concoction, baguettes, steak-frites, Croque-Monsieur, Huîtres Steak Tartare Soupe à l’oignon, and of course, the varieties of cheese, before you conclude your one-day Paris tour.