This city is the epitome of architectural elegance and romance. There are many ways one can examine its diverse arrondissements. Consider these fascinating strategies for traveling around the city.

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Food Tours

A foodie paradise, Paris has a wide range of group culinary tours. Taste the food and wine delights. Whether you like the openness of street markets or the relaxed atmosphere of restaurants, there is a ready-made option. As an important part of French culture, food should not be overlooked.  

Parisians even have a gastronomic bus! Called Bustronome, it is a double-decker with gourmet cuisine onboard. There are both lunch and dinner tours accompanied by music.

Panoramic Views

The top deck of the Eiffel Tower is not the only panoramic viewpoint. Rather than standing in line for hours, consider one of the alternative spots.

  • Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Climb to the top of a rocky hill on the north-east. The park offers a splendid panorama that includes the incredible Sacré-Cœur.  

  • Parc de Belleville

Situated in the 20th arrondissement, this park will reward you with an irresistible view of the Eiffel Tower.

  • L’Arc de Triomphe

Getting to the top will require you to climb 234 narrow steps. The ascent is a worthy feat, as the view includes the exquisite Champs Elysées.

  • Sacré-Cœur Basilica

Located in Montmartre, this elevated church gives a breathtaking 360-degree view.

By Bike

Fans of an active lifestyle will appreciate the convenience of local bike lanes. These are over 270 miles long. The city bike-sharing system (Velib) is praiseworthy, with over 1800 stations. In addition to the aesthetic pleasure from biking, it is one of the cheapest ways to get around costing mere €1.70 per day. Moreover, the first half-hour of each trip is free.

Solo travelers and groups can take advantage of the numerous ready-made tours. These will allow you to burn some calories while exploring the picturesque urban surroundings. Cycle along the Seine or pedal around the beautiful lush greenery. You may also like sneaking around Le Marais, with its intricate maze of narrow streets. Be sure to reach the historical boulevard Saint-Germain.

By Boat

A cruise down the Seine is an unforgettable experience. Choose from a wide range of sightseeing boat tours. There are also day and night dinner cruises. Your voyage will be accompanied by an informative and fascinating narrative, which will guide you through the landmarks on both banks. Breathe in the romance and beauty of this incredible city as you glide along the Seine.

Perhaps the best choice for the budget traveler is Batobus. This river transport shuttle boats with terraces and glass roofs maybe hopped on and off at various spots around the city.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...