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Things to do in France Belle by Laurelle Sight Seeing in France Travel

Happy Thursday Everyone! So I’m finally wrapping up the Paris posts (sadly, I love thinking back on the trip and posting the photos, it’s so hard to not take a beautiful photo there!) with some of my favorite things we did while visiting, most of which were free or very inexpensive!  I think they’re things worth doing that I know we will try to do when back.  I hope they’re helpful! 🙂

Things to do in France Belle by Laurelle Sight Seeing in France Travel

Strolling Around with a Baguette

Paris is such beautiful, walkable city, that we found one of our favorite things to do was to walk around when the weather was nice.  A good baguette in Paris costs less than a Euro and somehow ends up being the best-tasting bread you’ve ever had!  I don’t know what they put in them, but we had several amazing afternoons enjoying a baguette and just strolling around together, taking Paris in!

Things to do in France Belle by Laurelle Sight Seeing in France Travel

Visit Champagne Region

One of our fun escapes outside of Paris was our trip to Eperny, a little country town that is home to many of the champagne houses, including Moet et Chandon.  To tour the champagne houses, you usually have to purchase tickets.  The ticket prices for Moet were very reasonable, around €30 and included a tour explaining how they make their champagne complete with a glass of Moet at the end!

Things to do in France Belle by Laurelle Sight Seeing in France Travel

Visit Notre Dame

This was one of my favorite touristy things we did on our trip.  Part of the reason it was so special for me is because of my faith; there were so many pieces of art focused on the crucifixion, and it was such a powerful reminder to me of just how deep God’s unconditional love for me (and you!) is.  It’s also just so breathtaking in person.  The artfully detailed architecture, inside and out, is so lovely to look at and photograph.  We were also so lucky to happen to be there while a service was taking place, and the singing was equally as beautiful!

Things to do in France Belle by Laurelle Sight Seeing in France Travel

Things to do in France Belle by Laurelle Sight Seeing in France Travel

Walk Along Champs-Élysées

Champs-Élysées is such a fun stretch to walk down!  I definitely recommend starting at the top (or bottom, depending how you think of it), by L’Arc de Triomphe, as that’s a great landmark to see and place to take photos.  Then as you stroll down, there are so many great places to shop and eat: Zara, perfumeries, French stores you’ve never heard of, 5 Guys, Ladurée, the Louis Vuitton flagship…and so much more.  About halfway down it, you can take a right and shop high-end on Avenue Montagne, or you can take a right a bit further down to see the Grand Palais.  If you stay straight, you pass through some lovely gardens and end up at the Giant Ferris wheel, Roue de Paris.  You won’t be bored or short on beautiful things to see!

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Visit Montmartre

What a fun little mountaintop town this was!  We ended up there for an event with Revolve, but spent some time exploring after and loved the area!  Cobblestone streets, cute little shops, and lovely views are some of it’s charming qualities.  It also boasts the Moulin Rouge and Sacre Coeur!

Things to do in France Belle by Laurelle Sight Seeing in France Travel

Things to do in France Belle by Laurelle Sight Seeing in France Travel

Boat Down the Seine

This was one of my absolute favorite things we did while in France, which we owe a big thank you to Revolve for!  There’s nothing like seeing the city from the river.  I imagine you can get cheap or expensive tickets, but I’d say it’s worth buying ones where you can dine and relax!  So many landmarks are visible from the river, that it’s a great way to see a lot in a short period of time!

Annnnd I could go on about more amazing things to do because France is amazing, but these are definitely my favorites!!  Have you done any of these?  Do you have any other favorite things to do that I should try next time?  Let me know!

Bisous,

Laurelle

 

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42 Comments
  • Joshua
    April 27, 2018

    What a place 🗼

  • Diana
    April 27, 2018

    Thank you for sharing. This comes at a perfect time since I leave for a girl’s trip to Paris next week. It is the first time to Paris for all of us.

    • bellebylaurelle
      April 27, 2018

      Oh, I’m so excited for you!! I hope you guys have an amazing time!! Let me know if you try any of these things! <3
      Laurelle

  • Christine Kong
    April 28, 2018

    I absolutely love Paris and we went there last fall and all these photos are reminding me about how much I love that city. We did everything you mentioned above with the exception of the Moet tour which would have been amazing. I definitely want to go back and do more and live there for a bit…what a dream that would be! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  • Joshua
    April 28, 2018

    When the music’s right & the heart shines bright ….

  • Phyllis A Huebbe
    April 28, 2018

    The pictures look amazing, you must have had a great time.

  • Aliya
    April 28, 2018

    Absolutely love Paris and seeing your post makes me want to go back! All of these things we’ve done and would love to do them again. My favorite is the boat cruise. We did it at night and it was so beautiful!

    StylebyAliya
    http://www.stylebyaliya.com

  • Joshua
    April 29, 2018

    Did you purchase your 👗👖👕👚👚👒 👠 in #Paris or did you bring them w/ you?

  • Sandy
    April 29, 2018

    I love all these ideas! We’ve only been to Paris once and hope to go again soon. Love how many of your photos have a glass of champagne in them! Can’t wait to check out champagne region next time we go!

  • Sarah
    April 30, 2018

    I haven’t visited Paris in the longest time, but reading your post is totally making me want to book a vacation to the beautiful city of Paris. I think it’s one of those cities that is best discovered on foot, ahh and the simple pleasures of French Baguette sound just perfect. Your pictures are beautiful, I can’t wait to book my next trip.

    xx
    Sarah
    http://sarahatiq.com/

  • Jessie
    May 1, 2018

    Those photos are so beautiful! Love your Parisian style outfit and some of those backdrops are so breath taking!! That picture with the French Baguette is such a classy! Love that shot!

    xx, Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/desert-party-with-revolvefestival-during-coachella-weekend-2018/

  • Open Kloset
    May 1, 2018

    Hey Sweetie 🙂
    How are you?
    Can’t wait to Visit Paris, And Definitely will Visit Everything what you showed in this post:)
    Loved your Look, sooo Feminine and Chic, Super Look:)
    I think Paris will be my favorite 🙂
    Wish you Happy New Week
    Kisses Love
    Open Kloset By Karina

  • Jennifer Dugan Murphy
    May 1, 2018

    I love the park next to the Louvre! And Jim Morrisons grave!

  • Christina Gould
    May 1, 2018

    What beautiful photos! I’ve never been to France. Someday, lol. Thanks for posting!

  • Eva
    May 1, 2018

    Hello darling
    Thanks for sharing your Paris Experience. I’m loving champagne and baguette . Tour look is very stylish as the real Parisienne. Great choice .
    Kisses from Italy
    Xx
    Eva
    http://www.themermaidfashion.com

  • Robert Price
    May 2, 2018

    It looks amazing

  • Erica Luczakowsky
    May 2, 2018

    This entire trip looked like an absolute dream, my friend! So happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time sight seeing and most importantly- eating!

    xoxo,
    E

  • Aurela
    May 2, 2018

    Oh, I can’t wait to be back in Paris, Is one of my favourite cities in the world. I lovey everything about Paris, the lifestyle, fashion, coffee shops, opera houses, and architecture is a dream, I did almost everything you mention in this post and I am so excited to re-visit the city with my love. Eeating baguettes with cheese and seating in coffee shops are my favourite thing to do while in Paris. Great outfit, very Parisian!

    Aurela x
    http://www.aurelafashionista.com

  • Gina Diaz
    May 2, 2018

    I love Paris, and looking at your gorgeous images makes me want to go back for a third-time visit. I think there is still so much to discover. One or two trips is not enough, I think as the city is so big. Thanks for sharing your experience. I love the cruise on the Seine River so peaceful and full of joy! xx. Gina

  • Sheree
    May 2, 2018

    Thank you for sharing, Paris looks beautiful, and you have inspired me to want to travel there very soon. The trip truly looks like a dream, the baguette and champagne look great, Love the outfit!

    ~xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

  • Jacqueline
    May 2, 2018

    Wow this post is so amazing. You made me hardcore want a baguette. Loving your outfit too. Followed by champagne. Sounds like the perfect trip

    • Andrew
      June 3, 2018

      What a place to visit it hat Church so Beautiful

  • Vanessa
    May 2, 2018

    Hey love,
    How are you? I love this! I love France and I could honestly go on how are you? I love this! I love France and I could honestly go on and on about it for a lot of time. Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to visit in a very long time. But this is a really helpful pose for people that might be around the area and don’t know their way around. Thanks for sharing

  • Tandya
    May 3, 2018

    Ahh how I miss Paris. I was there in December and this post brings back so many memories! Strolling Around with a Baguette is a MUST! Our hotel was right next to a bakery and we saw everyone carrying one. We even purchased a few while we were there, It really is a way of life in Paris.

    XO
    Tandya
    http://www.simplytandya.com

  • Darya
    May 3, 2018

    Hi dear!

    Wow. Such a great article about France!
    I love this country and I always travel to Paris, It’s one of my favorite cities for sure!

    xoxo
    Darya

  • Christina Gould
    May 3, 2018

    What beautiful photos and pretty outfit. It really fits the backdrop. Thanks for posting!

  • Nicole Carter (Weasley)
    May 3, 2018

    I am so jealous! I would love to visit Paris someday! My sister got to and she loved it!

  • Phyllis A Huebbe
    May 7, 2018

    I’ve always wanted to see Paris at night especially

    • bellebylaurelle
      May 9, 2018

      Ahh it’s magical 🙂 Hope you get to go! xx

  • Shannon Flannery
    May 9, 2018

    What an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing. I’d love to visit there someday. I’d love to see Norte Dame!

  • Candace
    May 9, 2018

    One of the things that has always concerned me about visiting Paris was how expensive it could possibly be. It’s so nice to know there are so many inexpensive activities to enjoy there while not breaking the bank! I’d definitely love to try that champagne tour, especially if it comes with a glass to enjoy, haha!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

  • Jennifer Dugan Murphy
    May 10, 2018

    I love Montmart! My favorite stop on my last trip ages ago!

  • Tamra Gibson
    May 18, 2018

    Omg!!! I love the pictures and you have me wanting to try the baguette. I have to share with you. We r remodeling our bathroom and I literally just decided about 4 hours ago to decorate everything from shower curtains to tooth brush holders in a Paris theme. Now if I could go there I would have some real pictures. You made it sound heavenly

    • bellebylaurelle
      May 23, 2018

      Oh my goodness! A Paris themed bathroom sounds like heaven.

      xo, Laurelle

  • Margaret
    May 18, 2018

    Love everthing on this blig

    • bellebylaurelle
      May 23, 2018

      Thanks, Margaret!

      xo, Laurelle

  • Phyllis A Huebbe
    May 18, 2018

    I’ve never had the desire to travel out of the U.S., but your pics of Paris are gorgeous

    • bellebylaurelle
      May 23, 2018

      Wow what a high compliment! I hope you are able to make it to Paris someday. It really is magic.

      xo, Laurelle

  • Gabriel
    May 18, 2018

    Paris is a marvelous city: so many historical-artistry buildings to see at night and all day, it’s like the time there has something, like the place, all unique!

    • bellebylaurelle
      May 23, 2018

      It’s such an exquisite city. We had the best time! What are your favorite things to do in Paris?

      xo, Laurelle

  • Stephanie Z
    June 4, 2018

    The architecture is all so beautiful! I would love to visit Notre Dame.

    • bellebylaurelle
      June 6, 2018

      It really is so spectacular.

      xoxo Laurelle