Much like other major European cities, wintertime is an amazing season to go to Paris. At this time, the City of Lights will be less crowded and full of twinkling lights. For an American tourist, the weather will seem less cold in the French capital.
Things To Do In Winter
Prepare a schedule of places to visit each day on Paris city tours. Thus, you will utilize your time here in the best possible way. Here is a sample itinerary for your reference.
Day 1: Sightseeing And Shopping In Le Marais
The Marais is among the best neighborhoods in Paris, one that gay people frequently visit. Therefore, many describe it as a ‘gayborhood’ in Paris. As with any other gayborhood, it is renovated and improved to make it match the taste of middle-class people, plus it has many high-end shops. Full of pedestrian streets that are lined with trees, Marais is among the best places for an amble. It is also a must-visit place for shopping enthusiasts.
Day 2: More Sightseeing In The Seventh And Eight Administrative Districts
You must plan to visit the famous Eiffel Tower situated in the seventh arrondissement of Paris. For an English speaker, the word ‘arrondissement’ refers to an administrative district. The capital city of France is split into many arrondissements.
Then, explore the Champs-Élysées avenue. In winter, the avenue is virtually blanketed in twinkling lights. Schedule a slow walk along Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe, a monument illuminated with floodlights. After the walk, you may visit the nearby Ladurée restaurant for some hot chocolate and raspberry macaroons.
Day 3: Exploring The Gardens In The Fifth District
The arrondissement is a popular attraction in Paris sightseeing tours packages due to sights like the Garden of Plants (Jardin des Plantes), the Pantheon, and the Sorbonne Université. The 17th-century garden has an amphitheater, rotunda, and parterres. The opening and closing hours of it in winter will be different from the summer, so note this while you visit.
A particularly enchanting time to explore the garden is in the Paris Light Festival. At this time, it will be home to a stunning light show.
Day 4: Museum Hopping
No trip to the capital city will be complete without visiting the local museums. There are many options, ranging from the Musée du Louvre to the Musée d’Orsay to the Musée de Montmartre. Just take your pick. We recommend visiting the Montmartre district, which is home to the Sacré-Cœur basilica and the namesake museum.