I love Paris! It’s my favorite destination for a city trip. It helps that it’s really close to the Netherlands, but it’s not only that; I love the atmosphere. Ever since I was a teenager I loved going to Paris and I’ve been there more often than I could count on one hand.
If it’s your first time there or if you only have limited time there you should see all the highlights like the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe and the Sacre Coueur. Scroll down on this page to see my pictures of these icons.
If you have a bit more time to spend or if you’ve already seen the highlights, you could visit one of the museums like the Louvre or Centre Pompidou.
If you’re looking for a hotel, I recommend one of the Green Spirit Hotels. They have 4 boutique hotels, all located in the heart of Paris with charming rooms and an eye for sustainability. Pictured is Hotel Le Pavillon, housed in a former abbey right next to the Eiffel Tower. Read all about Hotel Le Pavillon on this page.
And of course there are many delicious things to eat in Paris. For the best eclairs I recommend L’Eclair de Genie. You can go to Laduree for the original macarons or visit Amorino for the ice cream macarons pictured here. They combine the best of French and Italian sweets by combining gelato and macarons.
Looking for something more healthy? Go to Liife, their subtitle is ‘eat smart’ and they serve healthy food for sporty people. They have many vegetarian and vegan options. Read more about Liife on this page.
A great option for dinner is La Bellevilloise. It’s located away from all the tourist traps so it means you’ll get delicious food together with the locals of Paris. They often have live music which is a great addition to the atmosphere. Read all about our experience at La Bellevilloise on this page.
You don’t even have to enter the Louvre Museum to already experience beauty. The combination of the old building and the modern glass pyramids is a work of art on its own.
You can’t go to Paris and not go to the Eiffel tower. It’s a must see when you’re there! You can buy a ticket to enter the tower or stay on the ground and take some beautiful shots from there.
Another classic: the Notre Dame. We all know it from Disney’s the Hunchback of the Notre Dame, and it’s definitely worth a visit in real life!
Another beautiful church is the Sacre Coeur. This church is located in my favorite neighborhood: Montmartre!
Looking for more hotspots in Paris? If you’re Dutch I recommend the Time to Momo guide. The book contains many tips from a local, categorized by neighborhood.
Check this page for all my favorite city trips in Europe.