The Best of Paris on Foot, Boat, and Bike!

Each time I travel to Paris, I fall in love all over again. It’s an easy city to navigate by foot, but there are other ways too. My “best of” list always changes when I find new perspectives of this amazing city not only on foot but by boat and bike. Enjoy your photo journey through the Best of Paris!

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On my first night in Paris in 2013, I heard a thumping sound and knew there was a party going on somewhere. As I drew closer, I could see flashing lights. It was an outdoor concert in front of the Hotel de Ville!

The French clapped their hands in time to the EDM music played by a DJ. A nice surprise and free!

DJ in Paris

Museums are located throughout the city. I love The Louvre for its amazing art collections and architecture.

Inside the Louvre

I had to fight the crowds to make eye contact with the Mona Lisa.

The Mona Lisa on a busy day

The Louvre’s outdoor architecture is very photogenic too!

The Louvre dramatic lighting

The Louvre lit up at night, Paris architecture

The Musee d’Orsay is a must-see. A shot from inside looking out through its famous clock.

Musee d'Orsay clock

Notre Dame is an imposing structure and attracts big crowds.

Notre Dame in Paris, France

An artist at work in Montmartre outside the Sacré Coeur.

portrait artist drawing boy

Tuileries Gardens is a great place to chill-out on a hot summer day.

park in Paris

Three words – The Luxembourg Gardens.

A fountain at the Luxembourg Gardens

And the extraordinary Versailles.

The formal gardens at Versailles

A panoramic of a room in Versailles

We took a Fat Tire Bike Tour in Paris and stopped to take pictures after sunset.

lock bridge

biking in paris fat tire

Last summer, a demon washing machine forced us out of the house for the month of June. When we landed in Paris, we took a boat ride on the Bateaux Mouches down the Seine. These photos were taken from the river.

Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower from boat

A most enjoyable Wild Ride!

Inside the Bateaux Mouches, Paris, France

I’d go back to Paris again in a heartbeat!


Is Paris on your bucket list? Where would you like to travel next?

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  1. It’s funny but Paris has never been on my “list”. You almost make me wish that it was. It looks amazing through your eyes. I’m always surprised to see how small the Mona Lisa is in reality. After years of seeing it in books or on TV I always thought it was a massive painting. I was shocked when I first realized how small it was. Thanks for sharing your Paris.


    1. It really is. I took four years of French and struggle every time I go. Luckily the young people who work in restaurants and the tourist business speak English now!! Big change from 2001.
      Good to “see” you, Atticman!

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      1. My father brought me to Paris for a treat, not so long ago, he was more active than me, but he brought me to bel canto a small restaurant on the seine, where the waiting staff were all students of Opera, you should try it next time, carmen and chips!


          1. you wont believe it till you get there, it’s a small restaurant on the banks of the seine, when the waitress does the carmen thing, it’s better than opera, there’s great food too!


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