At Auto Europe we generally encounter two types of travelers; those who like to plan every detail of their trip and those who prefer to take things as they come and let daily inspiration guide them. With that said, we feel that compromise between these two touring styles may provide the most rich travel experience, allowing you to see the majority of the dazzling attractions in Paris, France while still leaving room for spontaneity and the element of surprise.
To help you find this welcome middle-ground during your upcoming trip to France, we've assembled this handy guide: a list of insider's tips which highlight local tours recommended by locals which will provide an insider's view of the city of lights.
Bisected by the storied river Seine, one could argue that the best way to start your tour of this fabulous city is through a riverboat tour, gazing at the Paris skyline from the slow-moving and comfortable confines of an open-air riverboat. The perfect romantic outing and a popular ride with children, a riverboat tour easily makes our list of the top Paris France attractions.
Whether you're planning a long stay in France or you're inspired to extend your trip once you spend a few days in Paris, renting a motorhome in Paris and setting off into the French countryside can be an amazing way to enhance your trip. Auto Europe offers affordable RV and Camper Van rentals throughout France, allowing you to upgrade your road trip plans.
Everyone knows about the reputation of French cuisine, but did you know that Paris is home to more Michelin Star restaurants than any other city in the world? Whether you have champagne tastes or simply want to upgrade from your usual Friday night at the local Applebee's back home, treat yourself to at least one high-class evening out in Paris. One gourmet outing in Paris is sure to be a night you'll never forget and that's why the fine restaurants of Paris easily make our list of top attractions in the city.
Looking for a unique way to explore the city of Paris? Skip the bus or walking tours and get some exercise by joining either a day or evening bike tour of the city. With prices as low as 20 or 30 Euro per person, a bike tour in Paris is a budget-friendly way to experience the city of lights in a truly unique way. On this Paris tour you'll enjoy a unique sense of camaraderie with other visitors, and if you prefer your privacy there are plenty of customizable, privately guided bike tours in Paris. Our recommendation is to visit Paris in the Fall when the air is crisp, the leaves are turning colors and the travel prices start to drop.
Many lives were lost on D-Day when the allied forces landed on the beaches at Normandy. Consider a tour of this historic location as a day-trip while you're touring Paris. For many travelers this is an opportunity to connect with and honor the memories of family members that survived that fateful day and a chance to honor those who were lost. While there's a certain appeal to touring one of France's many museums, don't forget that numerous locations (including the beaches of Normandy) offer a chance to engage with the history of France.
Built by Gustave Eiffel for the World Fair held in Paris in 1889, there may be no other monument as iconic as the Eiffel Tower. The sight of this impressive structure which has dominated the skyline of Europe's most popular city is something that every traveler longs to see and whether your goal is to take a photo with this famed tower in the background, or you hope to enjoy a guided walking tour of the structure or prefer to enjoy a romantic picnic in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, we highly recommend this popular Paris France attraction.
One way to enhance your trip to France is to bookend your vacation, visiting the Eiffel tower at the beginning and end of your Paris getaway. Planning your trip in this way will allow you to reflect on how much you've seen and how far you've come during your time in France. It's a well-known fact that travel offers perspective and bookending your trip with a visit to one of these Paris France attractions will allow you to conclude your stay with a profound feeling of satisfaction and personal growth.