Paris: The Ultimate Bucket List

Paris: The Ultimate Bucket List

Mary Delano

Mary Delano

Mary Delano is the Local Contributing Writer at Global Storybook (Paris, France).
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The city of lights, the city of love, Paris – everyone knows about it, but not that many get to really experience it.  And even fewer get to experience it at its best, brimming with the opportunity to change your life in the most unexpected and unusual way.

There are so many secret gems lurking behind the craziness of the tourist spots spread around the city (well, and those are nice places too).  Though nothing can quite compare to discovering Paris through the eyes of a local… so here’s my ultimate bucket list!

1. Scale to the top of the Eiffel Tower and admire the best panoramic view of Paris

Eiffel tower view, Paris - Global Storybook2. Take a Bateaux-Mouches boat cruise with an audio guide to learn more about the city (Eiffel Tower)

Bateaux-Mouches boat cruise, Paris - Global Storybook3. Get spooked at the Catacombs of Paris (Denfert-Rochereau)

Les Catacombs, Paris - Global Storybook4. Go to the very top of the Notre Dame Cathedral and get another fabulous view of the city (Ile-de-la-Cité)

Notre Dame de Paris cathedral, Paris - Global Storybook5. Visit Louvre and go see the Mona Lisa in person (Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre)

Mona Lisa, Louvre - Global Storybook

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6. Climb the Arc de Triomphe and then do some shopping at Champs-Élysées (Ternes)

Arc de Triomphe, Paris - Global Storybook7.  Have a picnic at Jardin des Tuileries (1er arrondissement)

Jardin des Tuileries, Paris - Global Storybook

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8. Eat a delicious treat or warm up with a tasty hot cocoa on a cold afternoon, at Angelina’s (1er arrondissement)

Angelina, Paris - Global Storybook

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9. Walk up the stairs to explore Montmartre (Abbesses)

Montmartre, Paris - Global Storybook10. Eat a luscious macaron from Ladurée or Pierre Hermé

macarons, Paris - Global Storybook11. Take a ride on the carousel by the Eiffel Tower

Carousel Eiffel Tower, Paris - Global Storybook12. Go for a stroll on the Pont des Arts (Pont Neuf)

Pont des Arts, Paris - Global Storybook13. Visit the cemetery Père-Lachaise and see the ‘famous dead’ Parisiennes (Père-Lachaise)

Père-Lachaise cemetery, Paris - Global Storybook14. Gaze at the infamous Flame of Liberty (8ème arrondissement)

Flame of Liberty, Paris - Global Storybook

Photo © Robert

15. Plan a magical fun trip to Disneyland Paris (Chessy – Marne-La-Vallée)

Disneyland, Paris - Global Storybook16. Buy an Eiffel Tower keychain

keychains17. Ride the Dodo Manège, the Carousel of Extinct Animals (Gare d’Austerlitz)

carousel de paris18. Enjoy a night of entertainment at the famous cabaret Moulin-Rouge (Blanche)

Moulin Rouge, Paris - Global Storybook

Photo © gary

19. Try some escargots

escargots20. Go on a bike ride along the river Seine

river Seine, Paris21. Buy something vintage at a local flea market

Paris flea markets

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22. Sit at a table outside and do some people watching

Paris23. Visit the enchanting Parc des Buttes-Chaumont (Botzaris)

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont24. Eat a crêpe at Breizh Café (Filles du Calvaire)

crepes25. Buy a baguette from Du Pain et des Idées (République)

baguette26. Visit the Picasso Museum (Saint-Paul)

Picasso Museum, Paris

Photo © Takashi Images-

27. Take a photo next to the Wall of Love (Abbesses)

Wall of Love, Paris - Global Storybook28. Visit the Palace of Versailles

Versailles29. Walk along the Canal St-Martin (Oberkampf)

Canal St. Martin

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30. Explore Le Marais

Le Marais

Photo © Alexandre Rotenberg-

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