You can get a skip the line tour for the Louvre from Fat Tire Tours. We didn’t go inside the Louvre, but I would highly recommend getting the tour from Fat Tire Tours. The lines were insane!
When Chicken Legs and I go back, we will definitely get the skip the line tour for the Louvre.
We grabbed some sweet treats along the way.
Did a little shopping!
We grabbed a quick bite to eat after all our shopping.
We ended the day at the Arc de Triomphe.
It is about 3 miles from Notre Dame to the Arc de Triomphe.
It is a great way to spend the day!
Notre Dame opens at 8am.
I highly recommend getting there early, the lines get long as the day progresses.
You can go to the top of the tower. We didn’t go up because Amanda said the views weren’t that great and you can only stay up there for 5 minutes. The views from the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triumph were better than the view from Notre Dame.
Once you are done walking around the inside of the church, make sure you go to the back.
I think it is prettier than the front!
Walk to the top of the Arc de Triumph
It costs €9 to walk to the top of the Arc de Triumph.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to cross traffic to get the Arc. There is a tunnel that takes you underground to get across the street.
You get a great view of the Champs-Élysées.
The shopping can’t be beat on the Champs-Élysées.
Every store is on the Champs-Élysées!
Our favorite store was the Louis Vuitton store.
It was crazy! Lines out the door!
I bough Chicken Legs some Paris Saint-Germain t-shirts at the PSG Super Store.
We also spend a lot of time at the Guerlain makeup store. It was HUGE. There was even a place to eat inside the store!
Our other favorite shopping area was the Galeries Lafayette.
It is like a mall on steroids.
There is a whole store for ladies, another building for men and another building with gourmet food!
Chicken Legs and I are planning to go back to Paris in a couple of years.
We are thinking of doing London and then taking the train to Paris.
I know we want to go to Versailles and I’d love to go to Disneyland Paris for one day.
I lived in Montmartre in the early '80s and have been back to Paris many times since. It's always interesting to me what people do when they go. Looks like you had a wonderful time. My heart will always be in Paris.
My family was vacationing in London and decided on a whim to take the train to Paris since the rest of my family had never been. We spent the day in Paris and took the train back to Londay that night. It was a magical day and my children loved every second! we were able to "see" so many of the same things you saw..but of course, no time to linger! And we even ate pizza ata sidewalk cafe
I was there Sept. 28 – Oct. 2. It was super. We did some of the same things. I wish I had known of the "skip the line" tours! We also went to van Gogh's village, Monet's estate, and the Palace of Versailles. I hope you had some chocolate, too. The cooking class was a good idea. Thanks for posting.