Your Paris Bucket List
Bonjour, welcome to DAY 4!
During the last three days, we did all the hard job, and now it’s time to have some fun and think about what you are going to do in Paris. It is time to work on your Paris Bucket List.
In Paris, there are so many cool things to see & do that choosing what to do in a few days can be overwhelming! We will try to help you with that.
How is the Perfect Paris Bucket List
» In our opinion, a good bucket list for first-timers in Paris combines some of the top things to do in Paris with lesser-known activities.
» It does not include more than 3-4 things to visit per day, and it has some space for improvisation.
» It allows time to relax or to do just nothing (e.g. a longer lunch in a nice bistro, coffee + people-watching in a Parisian cafe, etc)
» It is a good idea to combine different kinds of activities: historical sights, arts, food & wine tours, nice meals and perhaps a night show.
» Try to combine indoor activities with outdoor activities (parks, walks …), to enjoy the city and get some fresh air.
» It is a good idea to have in mind a couple of ‘back up’ indoor activities for those rainy days in Paris.
» If your stay in Paris is longer than 3 full days, consider a side trip to explore the surroundings of Paris.
Tips for your Paris Bucket List
» If you want to visit many tourist attractions, consider a Paris tourist pass. These passes can be money savers (you need to do the math), and they all come with skip-the-line tickets.
» Most people book the tickets to Paris attractions, activities, and guided tours a few days in advance. This is works for most of the activities but not for the top tourist attractions: tickets to the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, or the Moulin Rouge might be booked out months in advance.
» Sites like Versailles need a full day to get the most out of it.
» It’s time to write your Paris bucket list! If you need some help, you can download this First Trip to Paris Checklist with our suggestions for a first trip to Paris. You can also check our Paris itineraries for different trip durations.
» If your Paris bucket list includes some of the main tourist sites like the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre, book these tickets in advance. Below I list the Paris main attractions you will need advance tickets for and have added links to my favorite trusty providers for your convenience.
- The Eiffel Tower
- The Louvre Museum
- Versailles Palace
- Orsay Museum
- The Catacombs of Paris
- Moulin Rouge Cabaret
GOOD TO KNOW: Due to the coronavirus, there is still a degree of uncertainty around travel in the future, ticket booking platforms like Get Your Guide or Tiqets offer FREE cancellation available for all tickets.
Further Readings (Optional)
Things to Do in Paris when it rains
Romantic things to do in Paris
That’s ALL for today! Look out for Day 5 of the challenge at the same time tomorrow.