Paris in summertime

If you're going to Paris for the first time, chances are that you'll be staying somewhere near the Champs de Elysee. After all, this is close to the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, so sightseeing should be pretty convenient. What you may not know in advance is that you'll also be really nearby to some of the nice city parks which Paris has to offer. In summer, parks like the Jardin de Tuileries and Luxenbourg Gardens are great spots to catch the sun, enjoy the breeze and generally hear the city going about it's business.

Office workers will often come here for lunch, and on the weekend you'll find families having a good time amongst the trees, grass and sunshine. If you've only got one day in Paris, don't worry too much. While there is so much to see and experience, Paris is quite a small city compared to other European capitals. It's very likely that with good planning and maybe some advance tickets, you'll be able to visit at least two or three of the places you've always dreamed of visiting. What's great about Paris if you've only one short summer day to experience it (this time at least!), the city is full of quaint but impressive architecture. Parisian buildings are a big part of the town's overall atmosphere, and you'll have a hard time not falling for the narrow wrought iron detailed balconies, baroque and classical facades

If you've only got one day in Paris, you'll only have one night, but it will be a great chance to catch the light show from the Eiffel Tower. The parks we've mentioned are a lovely place to do this if you're not already sitting in one of the city's street-facing cafes with a glass of wine and perhaps some moules, boullabaise or escargot.