Whether you’re heading to the most romantic city in the world for a week or a weekend, we’ve put together our top things to do in beautiful Paris; whether you’re looking to scale the Eiffel Tower,take pictures in the most iconic spots or find the finest places to eat, Geo & Atlas have got you covered.
No trip to Le Gai Paris is complete without visiting the iconic Louvre; the world’s largest art museum located on the Right Bank of the Seine, the building covers over 782,000 square feet! With around 35,000 works of art artefacts on display, across three wings and eight departments, you can feast your eyes on the likes of the famous Mona Lisa and Marly Horses.
The Eiffel Tower
Labelled the most famous structure in the world, the Eiffel Tower was originally built as a temporary exhibit for a world fair. It provides the most amazing views over Paris and is visible from most points across the city. Housed on the third floor,there’s a champagne bar, a brasserie and a Michellin - starred restaurant that you just HAVE to book if you’re heading there.
Arc de Triomphe
Fancy stretching those legs and getting in a workout? Why not climb the 284 steps to the top of the Arc and take in more splendid views of the city? The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and the names of all French victories and Generals are inscribed on its surfaces. Spare a thought for the Unknown Soldier whose grave sits solemnly in the centre of the arch.
The building best known by its windmill roof is known as the birthplace of the can-can dance. Originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesanswho operated from the site, the can-can dance later became a form of entertainment and led to the introduction of cabarets across the world. Today, the Moulin Rouge is different and operates as a tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment.
Obviously, we couldn’t leave you without some of the best restaurants to visit. For fine dining that doesn’t break the bank you really MUST go to Astrance; a Michellin starred restaurant that really does serve up the best of Paris.
Visit on a lunch time and you can enjoy three delicious courses for around €70. I know this may seem steep for lunch, but the prices only increase on an evening. It’s booked up well in advance so if you’re visiting, try and book at least six-eight weeks in advance.
And finally, if you’re a coffee connoisseur and are in Le Marais, take a trip to Le Peloton on Rue du Pont Louis Phillipe. The place has only been open since 2015 by two biking enthusiasts but it’s quirky interior, friendly baristas and delicious coffee and pastries makes this a hot spot for locals and tourists alike.
The city of love is also where our Co-Founder and Product Manager, Fiona got engaged to her now husband, but, ask them where it was and neither of them know! He had planned to propose at the top of the Eiffel Tower but due to terrible weather they didn’t make it up there, so he proposed during dinner in an unknown restaurant…as they didn’t get the name of it…
If you visit any of our recommendations and your little ones have taken their Geo Journey adventure packs, remember to take pictures; we’d love to feature you on our social media platforms so send them across to us.