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Paris in Seven Hours – A travel guide


Bienvenue à Paris! Welcome in Paris! Willkommen in Paris!

Paris was always a destination, I had on my Bucket List. And I think you’ve already guessed it: I was in Paris last Wednesday. You also were able to follow me around if you’ve added me on Snapchat (scan the snap code down below) and Instagram.

For the ones, who ask themselves, why I went to Paris just for one day:

  1. My aunt and uncle from Turkey came to Germany last week and they have two little children. We live near France so we decided to spontaneously travel to Paris so they can see two countries in just one holiday.
  2. I’m a student in my last year and the finals are coming up. It’s nearly impossible to be away from home more than just two days, or do nothing in more than two days. So after I came back home, I had to study again. A One-Week-Holiday in France is nearly impossible these days.

The Eiffel Tower

First of all: We went to Paris with a minibus (6 + 6 hours in a bus with 8 other persons!!!) so we had to park somewhere just to make some sightseeing. Luckily, there was a parking spot, just 500 meters away from the Eiffel Tower. After we managed to get everyone out of the bus and the few snacks we had with us, we walked over to a wonderful park right beside the Eiffel Tower.

Trocadéro Gardens

Because these wonderful gardens were near to the Eiffel Tower – We just had to cross the Seine and walk a bit – we also visited them. It was nearly Edenic! The only things missing were the fountains: There was no water at all. I believe that it would have been more beautiful if the fountains had worked.


L’Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile

After we crossed Champs Elysée and saw the wonderful boutiques, like Elie Saab, Louis Vuitton, and Roberto Cavalli, we went over to the L’Arc de Triomphe. It was just a short visit, so we could make some photos but we didn’t go inside. I think, seven hours are just a bit too short to go inside and make some intense sightseeing.

Musée du Louvre

I think we spent most of the time here. The Louvre is beautiful and, I would say, a magical place. The place, where Leonardo da Vincis Mona Lisa is presented. I think if you’re into art, especially to the time of the Renaissance, you can’t do anything wrong with visiting the Louvre. It’s beautiful, inside and out, and I strongly believe that this place will stay in my mind as a beautiful memory, forever. Just look at the photos! It’s even more beautiful in real.

Notre-Dame, Panthéon, etc.

Clearly, after two hours in the Louvre, there was just an hour left to visit other sights. Dad and Mom, totally obsessed with The DaVinci Code, decided to visit also the Panthéon after we made a tour through the Notre-Dame. I was pretty surprised after I found out that Marie Curie and her husband were interred there too! To be honest, it was pretty scary down there, knowing that famous people lay in these stone coffins. It was cool, anyways.

As you can see, seven hours is enough time to travel to Paris and see some of the known sights. I think if we had some more time, we also would’ve gone up to the spire of the Eiffel Tower and inside the Arc de Triomphe. To be honest, a bit of a time problem and the will to see as much as possible was just perfect for traveling. Paris is wonderful, it’s romantic and a sensation for itself. Everyone, who’s able to visit France, should especially visit Paris and the few places I mentioned above. With a bit of a planning and a structure, so you are able to see as many sights as possible, the next trip will be perfect!

Signature of N. Hilal from Selîhâl