So you have a whole glorious day before your flight back home to enjoy the City of Light. How are you going to make the most of your last day in Paris? We have a few hints and tips of things you really do not want to miss out on.
We all know what is like. Your flight home doesn’t leave until the evening but the hotel wants you to check out by 10am. You have a whole extra day to enjoy yourself but you are also stuck with your luggage, and no one wants to be hampered by having carry around your large suitcase all day. I’m not sure busy cafes or restaurants would even have the room! And places such as museum and art galleries will often not allow such baggage into their premises or if they do they will certainly charge you a heavy price. There is actually a really easy solution to this problem and that is using a luggage storage facility such as Paris luggage storage. Once you have your bags all safely sorted for the day then you are free to head out into the boulevards and alley ways of this beautiful city to make the most of your last few hours.
First up, if you haven’t already been then I suggest a boat cruise on the River Seine. It is such a great way to see the city from a different perspective. The boats offer guided tours and you can learn such a lot about the history of Paris. It is also very relaxing in comparison to walking for miles, especially if you have exhausted all your energy by this stage of the trip.
Next up I would treat myself to a fabulous lunch in one of the many fantastic bistros in Paris. Mind you there are over 40,000 places to choose from so I would do a bit of research first depending on your budget and what kind of cuisine you fancy. You can look online to find the best ones, either through reputable websites such as Fodors or via your favourite travellers on Instagram or You Tube or even Pinterest. Use up the last of your euros on a real feast and a bottle of fabulous French wine.
If you have a sweet-tooth then perhaps a stop at the world famous Angelina’s Tea Room would be more in order. Set in a beautiful Belle Epoque building on the Rue de Rivoli this Parisian institution offers hot chocolate that goes beyond your wildest dreams. They melt the best Swiss chocolate into tiny jugs with a side serving of the freshest cream. That’s it. It is a wonderfully over the top and very Parisian experience not to be missed.
You might want to stretch your legs for a while after all that feasting so a walk around the Jardins de Luxembourg would be a very good idea. If you have already been there then I would suggest Les Tuileries as a very good (and free!) alternative. And if you have already seen both of them then perhaps the quirky Pere Lachaise Cemetery would be a better bet. See if you can spot the famous final resting places dotted about.
Finally it wouldn’t be a trip to Paris without a visit to one of their incredible museums. If you have already visit the Louvre (you can even get luggage storage near the Louvre Museum) then try out the Musee D’Orsay, housed in a stunning former railway station and which is home to a wonderful collection of Impressionist artworks as well as much much more. This is also a very good idea if you are hampered by inclement weather on your last day.
So rather than spending hours sitting around your hotel waiting for a cab or wasting hours at the airport idly wandering around the concourses, make the most of your last day in Paris and soak up the best bits you haven’t yet seen. Bon voyage!