What to do and see, according to Travel TikTokers

If he “City of love” is calling your name, but you only have one day in Paris to take advantage of all there is to do, travel TikTok has you covered with plenty of itinerary inspiration. I he traveled alone to the magic city and created my own adventure completely based on the recommendations I found on TikTok, and my 24 hours in Paris was one of the best days of my life. now that Emily in Paris Season 3 is putting the capital of France back on travel wish lists everywhere, it’s time to discover some must-sees and chart your route through the city. Romanticize your life with these tips on what to do with a day in Paris, according to TikTok travelers who’ve done it.

Traveling to a dream destination with a limited amount of time can seem daunting, but it’s an exciting opportunity to seize the day and go for a marathon spin in a new place. You can pack a Parisian picnic, a trip to a museum, and a visit to monuments in a single day, plus discoveries of hidden gems that really immerse you in the local culture. If you need some inspiration, here’s everything I did just in Paris in one day, using TikTok travel recommendations.

The park surrounding the Eiffel Tower is a great place to spend a sunny day having a picnic on the grass, like in this TikTok from @postalesdeayana. It is the ideal place to take selfies with the monument and eat a croissant. There are street vendors to shop nearby and a carousel next to the river, and you can even climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower for a panoramic view of beautiful Paris. If it’s your first time in the romantic city, this should be your first stop.

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It’s not easy to miss the River Seine flowing through the city, so on your way throughout the day be sure to stop for a few minutes and enjoy the view like in this TikTok from @kingainfrance. You’ll see little boats going down with people opening bottles of champagne, couples walking hand in hand along the shore, and some points on the connecting bridges still have love locks that will warm your heart as you read.

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Visit the D’Orsay Museum

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Before planning a day trip, keep in mind that many museums in Paris are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, including the Louvre. I visited the city on a Tuesday, so I decided to see the Orsay’s Museum, and actually it was the perfect museum if you only have a few hours that you don’t have plans for. you can see in @bellaofoz’s TikTok which is especially cool because it’s in a train station built in 1900 and is home to famous impressionist and post-impressionist works by artists like Claude Monet and Van Gogh. I was able to see all the galleries in one afternoon, including the beautiful sculpture room and the 19th century decorative arts and furniture.

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See the Tuileries Garden

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Although the Louvre was closed the day I was in Paris, that didn’t stop me from enjoying the Jardin des Tuileries that surrounds the museum, which is also where Emily de Emily in Paris enjoy a Kir Royale cocktail with Luc and Julien.

Recommended by @I’ll live, The Blooming Public Garden was designed over 500 years ago and is beautiful in all seasons. You’ll find fountains and marble statues along the charming pathways, and you can ride the Ferris wheel for a panoramic view of the park and the entire city.

Although the Palace of Versailles is located outside the center of Paris, it is a spectacular place to spend the morning or afternoon of your 24-hour trip to Paris. There, you can explore the palace’s opulent interiors like “The Hall of Mirrors” and trace French history in the vast royal gardens, like in this TikTok from @fracker50. You can also stay to watch musical fountain shows at night or take a bike tour of the estate during the day. By purchasing a ticket online, you can download an app which offers audio tours and a map of the entire terrain so you can see as much as you want on your own terms.

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Relax In A Cafe In The Rue Montorgueil District

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Since I’m plant-based, I thought I’d better find my lunch ahead of time, and I’m so glad I did. @marie_dulceyagrio’s TikTok led me to cloud cakes cafeteria, which was on the way to my next stop. At an outdoor table I enjoyed a quinoa salad and refreshing gazpacho, plus a dreamy iced coffee and pistachio macaroon to fuel my day of fun. I found that the cafeteria was nestled in a lively casual dining hub in the Rue Montorgueil neighborhood, so definitely check out this area not too far from the Louvre for an easy afternoon bite.

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Discover The Montmartre Quarter

I got to know the picturesque neighborhood of Montmartre —also known as the art district— from @anneorion’it’s TikTok. There are so many hidden gems to see, such as the “I Love You Wall”, La Maison Rose “The Pink House” and an amazing view of Paris at the Sacré-Coeur basilica. I headed there around dinner time, and the historic streets were alive with music, sidewalk cafes, and friendly Parisians partying in the sunset. This is a great area to walk around and discover as you go. Photography buffs will love its quaint old-fashioned style and the colorful buildings that line the narrow cobbled streets.

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Experience the Paris metro

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If you have a lot of plans to do in one day, you will most likely have to take the subway. It will cut travel time and a lot of money in taxi fares, but it is also quite an experience in itself. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to navigate once you get your bearings, and it’s much cleaner than most subways in the US If your feet are getting tired, don’t be afraid to take the train. You can even hop on a special metro line shared by @jesusypatino to pass the Eiffel Tower in all its splendor.

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Witness the glitter of the Eiffel Tower with a street crepe

The only non-negotiable item on my list of things to do in Paris was seeing the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night. I learned from @simplyrasha it only glows for five minutes on the dot, starting after dark, so you need to plan ahead if you want to catch it glowing. I bought a hot espresso and a crepe from a vendor in the park and found a comfortable spot on the grass of the Parc du Champ De Mars to wait for the show. It truly is a quintessential, magical Parisian experience that only lasts for a fleeting moment and is free to enjoy, unless you want to have dessert like I did for just a few euros.

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