Our flight to Italy has a long layover in Paris. We arrive at Charles de Gaulle 8:20am and depart from ORLY at 21:00 on the same day. (a Thursday). We will not be checking bags in so we should be out of the airport fairly "quickly".
It will be our first time in Paris and we're looking to spend a fun day roaming the streets. Side note: it will be my husbands birthday that day, can you think of a better way to spend it than a day in Paris?!
Does anyone have any fun suggestions for a 1 day tour of Paris. We'd love to see the major sites but rather not spend too much time inside museums (as we will be spending 2 weeks in Italy and will get to see PLENTY of art).
Also, are there storage lockers at the metros to check in our backpacks?
We are not spending the night in Paris - so spammers please save your time and mine and keep your spam to yourself
I look forward to your replies!
For a first trip to Paris, you really need to see the Eiffel Tower!
You can leave left luggage at the station at Austerlitz - I'm not sure if all the stations have left luggage available it depends on the state of security at the time. Many left luggage offices are closed if security is tight. I'll see what I can find out for you. I've sent an e-mail to the SNCF.
A great thing to do, since it's such a flying visit, you can buy a bus ticket for the open buses where you get such a good view of Paris and you can get off and on where ever you like. You could spend the day pootling about on the bus, get off and see Le Sacré Coeur for example, have a bite to eat, then hop back on and get off at the Musée Rodin for example.
I'm sure other people will have better ideas. I'll get back when I hear about the left luggage.
Whatever you do, you won't be disappointed in Paris! Ooooh, another thought..... go and have a drink Au Deux Magots - where Hemmingway used to drink - will cost you but you'll never forget it! The waiters wear those long aprons...6 place Saint Germain Des Prés. I'm starting to feel jealous! I'm in Brittany!
I have received a reply from the SNCF - here's in international N° you can ring.
00 33 8 92 35 35 35