Your flight is booked, the hotel reservation is done. What now? Here is the ultimate Paris Bucket List!
It’s time to pick the things you want to see and do on your trip!
Many people skip that part of planning their trip, thinking that they will have everything on their minds. But it actually is pretty helpful to know where you wanna go and what you wanna see.
Here is my personal Paris Bucket List for you to read through and pick your favorites to visit in Paris.
I also added the location of each of the places in each photo description, so you can find them quickly. I hated always having to look up each place I got suggested on blog posts! So I am going to make that easier for you.
PRO TIP: Depending on how much time you have in Paris, you probably wanna have different lists of priority.
How that works?
First, write a list with the must do’s that you really wanna see.
Then, write a second list with everything you would like to do but wouldn’t be incredibly disappointed if you couldn’t get to.
Finally, write a third list with things you can fill your time with when you have seen all your priority sites!
This way you can sort your bucket list in categories of priority.
Now, let’s get to the Paris Bucket List!
Climb the Eiffel Tower
Ok, not literally. It is prohibited to literally climb it, of course, but what I mean is go to the top!
The view is amazing, whether you go up in the day or in the dark!
I only got tickets for 10 pm, so it was dark by then, but the view was amazing (as much as I could enjoy it with my fear of heights and freezing! haha)
So I would definitely recommend getting your tickets in advance, several weeks before.
Here is the official website for buying tickets.
Walk along the Seine
I really wanted to do this one, not just because its included in a song of my favorite movie, but I saw thousands of pictures about it and it looked dreamy. Definitely a must on your Paris bucket list.
This is also a perfect photo spot for your Eiffel Tower picture to post on your Instagram! Wanna know 9 more photo spot ideas? Check out my latest post HERE!
Talking about Instagram photos.. I would love to see yours about Paris!
You can tag @myclickjournal on your IG picture and I will come like it! I might also post it on my story! hehe.
This is such a must, not just for foodies!
I also put together a full food guide for Paris! If you would like to check that out too. There is so much food to try in Paris!
But Macarons are really a must when visiting Paris!
Have a French Breakfast
This has been in my Bucket List Book for many years!
Having a breakfast in Paris, looking at the Eiffel Tower. Hm…
Visit the Louvre
Researching museums was never really on my list since I’m not really into them. But the Louvre is a must, even for people like me!
The museum building is huge and there is something to see for everyone. They have restaurants and cafés inside too, so it can even be a day trip to the Louvre.
I, personally, was inside for maybe like 3 hours? Afterwards, you can take some fun pictures at the pyramids, before exploring the area around the Louvre.
Here is the official ticket site.
See the Sacre Coeur
The Sacre Coeur Basilica is the highest point in Paris, and worth a visit!
I loved how impressive and beautiful it looked!!
Again, please tag me on your photos! I would love to see better ones than mine. No seriously, it was pouring when I visited the Sacre Coeur. I wish I had a better picture of it!
Take a trip to Versailles
My day trip to Versailles was one of my favorite things I’ve done in Paris!
The Palace and its gardens are incredibly beautiful and huge!
Pont des Arts
The Love Lock Bridge is still very famous for being full with locks!
I did read about its removal or something a while ago, but when I was in Paris just last month, the bridge was full with locks!
So you might just give it a shot.
Stop by the Pantheon
Yep, not just Rome has a Pantheon!
The Pantheon in Paris looks just as “ancient” like the one in Rome and is located in the 5th Arrondissement not very far from the Cathedral Notre Dame.
I already mentioned the Notre Dame in the previous point, so you should probably visit it together with the Pantheon in one run.
Even though the Cathedral is being restored right now and direct access is prohibited, it’s still a must see from the street!
Shopping on the Champs Elysee
This has been my dream since I was a kid!
Even if the only thing I got was a souvenir, I’m happy to check it off my list:)
Arc de Triomphe
Yep, this has to be mentioned, even though everyone knows and will visit it.
But this wouldn’t be an “ultimate bucket list” if I didn’t mention everything. Right?
The Arc was one of my favorites. I loved walking to it from all the various main streets and seeing it from different angles.
If you are willing to risk your life and run under it from across the street, I’m sure its fun to see it from that close. But I was too scared getting run over, so I rather just looked at it from the pedestrian walks. haha.
Known from the same named movie, the Moulin Rouge is the most famous Cabaret in Paris (maybe all Europe?). Even if you don’t have the money to go in, or you’re not interested, you can still go and check it out. The Red Light District is right there, and the Sacre Coeur isn’t too far to walk either. Go explore!
The Opera building in Paris is definitely something so go check out!
If you get there early enough, you can take amazing shots with no one in them. Woohoo.
Jardin du Luxembourg
This is Paris’ most known garden. Take some snacks and make a picnic!
Place de la Concorde
This is a must see too!
The place considers of many fountains and obelisks, while the back wall looks like a tiny Times Square!
You can also see the Arc from here since that’s where the street goes. A good spot!
Consisting of war museums, a church and a park, this is a pretty cool area to just wander around. The tomb of Napoleon is located here too! Pretty interesting.
Last but not least, something for the brave ones!
The Catacombs are underground tunnels/labyrinths, holding the remains of over 6 million people from hundreds of years ago.
I personally didn’t go there on my first visit, just because I had other priorities and no time for the literally last thing on my “time filler” list. But I’m sure it can be interesting for many others!
Would you go? Tell us in the comments!
This is my Ultimate Paris Bucket List!!
Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comment section!
Now you have your Bucket List for Paris! Just organize the points based on your priorities and you’re good to go!
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Have fun on your trip and don’t forget to tag me in your pictures on Instagram so I can like through them and post in my stories!
Did you visit the artists behind Sacre Coeur in Montmartre? Should not be missed. My favorite souvenir is a sketched portrait done while sitting on a stump in just 5 minutes.
Just an FYI for anyone who wants to visit the Arc the Triomphe but doesn’t want to die in the process (by running across the road) there is an underground walk way to actually get to the arch.
Thats an amazing tip, thank you for sharing!