Sightseeing tour of Paris (local guide)
Go on a sightseeing bus tour around Paris. A local guide will tell you all about the city as you see its most well-known sights. Drive down the Champs-Elysées and see the Arc de Triomphe. You’ll also stop at the Eiffel Tower to take some photos. The Tower was built in 1889 for the World’s Fair and was supposed to be torn down afterwards—when they realized it could be used for radio communication, they decided to keep it.Optional trip to Versailles
Spend the afternoon at the over-the-top palace of Louis XIV. Not far from Paris, this is where French royalty reveled in their extravagant lifestyle in the decades before the Revolution. At one point, a thousand nobles were attended by 4,000 servants inside the palace, while 15,000 soldiers and servants lived in the annexes. Walk through the landscaped gardens, tour the State Apartments of the King and the Queen, and see the Hall of Mirrors.
Free time in Paris (night) Top 5 nightlife suggestions:1. Moulin Rouge
– See a classic burlesque show at the legendary Parisian cabaret.2. Buddha Bar
– This super-hip lounge is most famous for its DJ's popular compilation CDs.3. Wine and cheese on the Seine
– Sit by the water and relax with a bottle, a baguette and some brie.4. Caveau de la Huchette
– This friendly café has excellent jazz music and is free to get in.5. St. Michel
– Young people and tourists like this area for bar hopping and picking up late-night kebabs.
For more ideas and details, see our Lonely Planet city guide