Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame – even if you've never been to Paris, your imagination is likely filled with postcard images of the city's top sights. No matter what you're expecting, though, spend a few days in Paris and you'll realize it's more *everything* than you ever could have imagined.
You can spend an entire day exploring the Louvre, but make time for the Musee d'Orsay, Pompidou Center and the small but wonderful Rodin Museum and Gardens. Set aside an evening for a trip up the hill to Sacre-Coeur, and watch the sun set over Paris before strolling around charming Montmarte.
Pay your respects to everyone from Oscar Wilde to Edith Piaf to Jim Morrison at the hauntingly beautiful Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. Or, go underground for a macabre display of human remains in the Paris Catacombs. Afterwards, cheer yourself up at Luxembourg Gardens or the Tuileries. Then it’s time for dinner and wine at an intimate bistro. That's just for starters. The only reasonable plan? Return as soon as possible.