For View Seekers
Not just a feast for the palate, Paris is also a banquet for the eyes. Your list of must-sees can get overwhelming, so the best way to tackle a short stay is with the city’s signature double-decker hop-on/ hop-off bus tour. Hop off at your bucket list stops — Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, or Sacre-Coeur — and enjoy the rest of the sights from the bus. The most eye-catching view is from one of the two viewing platforms on the Eiffel Tower. Book in advance online and make time to enjoy a glass of bubbly at the Champagne Bar at the top. For eye-level vistas, walk along the Seine and stop at the Petit Palais museum and its café, aptly named Le Jardin, to enjoy a coffee or snack in a setting of garden pools, greenery, and mosaics.