Firstly I recommend walking or taking an Uber around the city as you see SO much more than riding the metro. We discovered most of the hidden gems by mistake and I loved finding beautiful little apartments, bakeries and viewing points totally by the off chance. We happened to stumble across the original Chanel and it was a dream!
When it comes to shopping you can’t not visit the department stores on Boulevard Haussman. Printemps and Galeries Lafayette are some of the most beautiful shops I’ve ever discovered so they totally deserved a spot on my guide to Paris. Both of them have the most breathtaking rooftop views of the city too which shouldn’t go a miss! If you only have time for one, head to the Galeries Lafayette beauty store for the most magical building that will fulfil your shopping dreams!
One of my all time favourite spots in Paris is the Trocadero. Head here in both the day and night for breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower. In the daytime you are spoilt for choice when it comes to photo opportunities and at night you are treated to the light show which occurs on the hour. Don’t forget to indulge in a freshly made, warm crepe which are sold all around the area!
Next up is the top of the Arc De Triomphe. I would recommend this to everyone if I could when visiting Paris. Rather than wasting valuable time queuing for the Eiffel Tower head to the top of the Arc for views of the whole of Paris. Although it’s still quite touristy there’s hardly any waiting time and it’s super affordable (free under 25!). We also loved watching the traffic zoom around the bottom, it’s seriously crazy!
Of course the Eiffel Tower is a must see. Head along the river for the most beautiful backdrops for incredible Instagram photos and explore the intricate streets that surround the area. Whilst in Paris it’s impossible not to take a photo on every other street! Once you arrive head to the Champ De Mars for the perfect picnic spot no matter what the season.
It goes without saying that there are so many spots in Paris that you need to see whilst you are there but these are just a handful of my favourites! What would be in your Instagram guide to Paris?