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France’s capital is probably on most traveller’s bucket list, and is one of the most visited cities of the world. And with good reason! Apart from Paris’s beauty and typical architecture style, it’s bursting of sights, activities and “must do’s” that even a month long vacation wouldn’t get boring. Great for traveling – but hard to squeeze into just a few hours between business meetings and schedules. Not impossible, though!
If you have just a few hours, the best thing to do is a 1h Cruise on the Seine. It’s covering the most stunning sites: the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame and it’s a great evening activity, too!
How to Get to Paris
While most visitors are flying in, the Eurostar train connects London and Paris by a short 2h ride and also Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne are just a short train ride away.
The Paris Metro system is excellent and the most efficient way to get around by Metro. If you stay out late though, the service runs until 00:30ish. However, Uber works in Paris as well.
Where to Eat in Paris
Le Templier de Montmartre // Good authentic place with typical French brasserie classic, or just for a drink on the terrace.
Afaria // The menu is influenced by the Basque Country but the duck is very good as well. It’s very close to the Paris Convention Center.
L’as du Falafel – Marais // Potentially the best Falafel in Paris and also the favourite Falafel of Lenny Kravitz 😉 Don’t get put off by the queue, they are very fast!
Châtelet // This central area of Paris is a good and easygoing place to enjoy some evening drinks with plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants.
Lao Lane Xang2 // The best Thai restaurant in Paris, it’s better to reserve if you want to avoid the queues.
What to Do in Paris
Montmartre // Just roam around the cobbled stones alleys and as a final, enjoy an evening view over Paris from the steps in front of Sacre Coeur.
Seine Cruise // This touristic highlight might be a wee bit cheesy but it’s still worth seeing Paris from this perspective. Plus, you see quite a few Paris must-sees in a short time.
Rue Mouffetard // Have a walk along the day market, have a drink in one of the many bar and cafés, buy some yummy food and simply soak up the atmosphere.
Jardin du Luxembourg or the Tuileries // Take a seat and relax!
Île St.Louis and Île de la Cité // Have a walk through the historic district of Paris.
Also check out:
- Dublin, Ireland After 5:00 pm
- Madrid After Five: Spain’s Capital City
- Barcelona After Five: Exploring Architecture and Tapas
- Sibiu, Romania After Five
- Florence After Five
- Madrird After Five