So you’ve decided to head to Paris for the holiday of a lifetime. Romantic views, incredible cuisine and charming culture await you in the city of love, and we’ve got some amazing tips to help you make the most of your honeymoon.
A beautiful park near the Arc de Triomphe – beautiful when in full bloom in the summer and romantic and misty in the winter. This really is a runner’s dream if you’re planning on it, and the roman columns and gold-leaf gates are something to behold.
When you find you need to take a break and rest your legs after all the exploring, choose yourself an outdoor cafe for a little pick me up of croissants and coffee. There’s a cafe called Carette near the Place Trocadéro that makes an amazing breakfast and the BEST hot chocolate. It’s a little pricey but perfect for a cheeky view of the Eiffel Tower – ideal before or after a visit to the iconic monument.
A cobble-stone network of hidden courtyards, ivy-covered bakeries and Jewish culture – perfect for a day of exploring and finding some Parisian galleries in what is often referred to as “Old Paris.” Place des Vosges is the oldest square in Paris (and one of the most beautiful in our opinion).
Pont des Arts
Ignoring the cheesy name – the “love bridge” – you may have heard of this bridge that crosses the River Seine. Couples used to write their initials on a padlock, attach it to the railings and throw the key into the river. Unfortunately in 2015 the locks were removed as the weight of them was weakening the bridge, but there are still a few padlocks that missed the cull. You’ll also find these on the Eiffel Tower – a cute thing to do as a couple on your first trip as newlyweds, don’t you think?
For a spot of shopping this is the perfect Market Street to go to. The weekends have the most thriving atmosphere – just note it’s closed Sunday afternoon and the whole of Monday.
Paris Museum Pass
If you’re planning on visiting the museums, definitely consider getting yourself a Paris Museum Pass. Free entry to over 50 museums and monuments around the city without queueing.
The easiest way to get around the city and here’s a money-saving tip. Buy yourself a carnet – a set of 10 metro tickets. 1 tickets costs €1.90 whereas a carnet will only cost you €14.50. You’ll be amazed how much you use them, especially after all the exploring you’ll be doing.
Not everything is right before your eyes – sometimes you have to explore underground. If you’re into your history, these catacombs dating back to the 18th century are definitely worth a visit. The atmosphere as you take in the wall of bones is quite chilling.
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