You’ve chosen to explore the city of love for your newlywed adventure - perfect for your romantic post-wedding break. Of course you’ll be looking to visit the Eiffel Tower, the Arc De Triomphe, a cruise on the River Seine perhaps, but what about those hidden gems? Take a look at some of our top tips brought to you by the Guides for Brides team.
Where better to start than with how to get around the city. The Paris Metro is the easiest and cheapest way of getting around quickly. Book yourself a carnet - a set of 10 metro tickets - instead of single tickets. You’ll be surprised how often you use the metro and it’s actually cheaper to buy a carnet at €14.50 instead of single tickets at €1.90 each.
Paris Museum Pass
If you’re planning on visiting lots of museums or monuments during your trip, get yourself a Paris Museum Pass. Easy to purchase online and it gets you free entry into over 50 museums and monuments without the added delay of queueing for a ticket. Perfect for making the most of your time there.
Want to soak up some of the history of the area? Then it’s time to head underground. There are some amazing winding corridors in the catacombs, and the spooky wall of bones is quite chilling. The catacombs date back to the end of the 18th century and is a must for history lovers.
Pont des Arts
You may have heard of the “love bridge” in passing - a pedestrian bridge across the River Seine where couples wrote their names on a padlock, locked it to the bridge railings and threw the key into the river. It turns out the weight of the padlocks was weakening the bridge, so in 2015 most of them were removed, but some of them escaped the cull. You’ll see similar things on the Eiffel Tower - a cute, romantic sentiment for a newlywed couple, don’t you think?
When you’ve exhausted yourselves exploring the city, take a pitstop in an outdoor cafe where you can relax with a pain au chocolat and a rich coffee. In Place Trocadéro there’s a superb cafe called Carette that offers incredible breakfasts and the most amazing thick hot chocolate you’ll ever taste. It is a little pricey but absolutely worth it, especially for the view of the Eiffel Tower.
Have you got any top tips for other couples visiting the city of love?
This blog was written by our media partner Guides for Brides.