The beautiful City of Love is nearer than you think with coach travel, which also represents the most budget-conscious way of getting to this fabulous destination. Thanks to the excellent ferry service from the UK to France, it’s possible to reach Paris in just a few hours, making it easy to do this destination in a single day trip. If you’re planning on going to Paris for one day, you’ll need to make sure you fit in the very top landmarks and attractions.
The Eiffel Tower is the most famous landmark in Paris, and for good reason. Head there as soon as you arrive, and before the afternoon crowds appear. Once you’ve made it as high as you’re prepared to go, you can enjoy the spectacular views, all in time for lunch.
Lunch in Paris
If you feel like splashing out then make a reservation to eat at the Jules Verne restaurant up the Eiffel Tower itself. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something cheaper then head to a small riverside café along the Seine to enjoy a baguette… even the most simple cuisine in Paris is prepared with passion.
Le Louvre/Notre Dame
Walk east along the Seine from the Eiffel Tower and you’ll find the famous Le Louvre museum. If you don’t fancy the walk, take a boat trip. Give yourself an hour at the very least to explore this vast gallery, but preferably a good couple of hours. If you have time, then the nearby Notre Dame Cathedral is well worth a visit before heading out to dine ahead of boarding your connecting coach home.
The Shopping alternative
If you’ve visited Paris before, you’ve probably already seen the famous landmarks. In this case, you can enjoy a day of unadulterated shopping. In the morning head to the exclusive Boulevard Haussmann and the Grands Boulevards, where the famous luxury department stores of Paris can be found. In the afternoon, head to the eclectic Le Marais area to spend what you have left on antique finds, hand crafted jewellery, cosmetics and art.
Paris is easier to reach than ever by coach via either ferry or the Eurotunnel. A day in this city is the ideal break to get away from everyday life, and when you take a coach it’s cheaper than you think!