I travelled to Paris in August recently and it was so amazing, every square inch of the city is so incredibly designed and crafted. Its sets such a romantic atmosphere, that I felt even though I travelled solo on this one.
I stayed in an area called the Marais which was really beautiful. Some amazing shops and places to see and to eat. Not to mention it was fantastic in terms of accessing the rest of the city. Near the Line 1 of the metro gave me access to so many places in including the lourve, the tuillerie gardens, place de la concorde, the arc de triomphe and La Defence.
The metro was a great way to see the city and for a great price too. I bought a 5 day pass for 50.00 which they call Paris Visite and I felt great value for money in buying this.
One of the things you will do in Paris is a lot of walking despite the good transport be prepared for a lot of walking. One could spend hours walking along the Seine not a care in the world.
The Lourve was great. Such a grand designed structure, even whilst queuing for it under the magnificent but baking sun, one can really take pleasure in the architecture of old times that represents the main construct of the museum full of statues and turrets, then there is also the fountains and glass pyramid that show off the splendor of modern architecture as well. Then the interior is sight for sore eyes, you could spend a full day marvelling at all the fabulous pieces of art. Albeit being a magnificent work of art, the Lourve was not the most beautiful piece of work in the place and I challenge and encourage each Paris visitor to find your own favorite lourve art.
Another museum that is a must is the musee de orsay. Houses some of the most astonishing works including Van Gogh is one of the most amazing collection as well as stunningly beautiful works I have ever seen.
The Eiffel Tower was fantastic, magnifcent view of the city and is a must for any person. However I must acknowledge my complaint to those souvenir sellers whom I felt rather harass than sell the products. On that note I would also advise staying away from any people with UNICEF logos and anyone who tries to get you to donate to charity, believe when I say that they expect contributions of more than just loose change.
Versailles is a must, an absolute must and one my favorite parts of Paris, the inside, the decor will blow you away and then the gardens themselves will walk your legs off and will put your camera into retirement - (bring lots of batteries for your camera and a good SD card) Such a beautiful and tranquil place and so large.
What else??, theres so much to see, you will need a least 2 or 3 days to see everything you want to and even then its not enough because to conclude this - Paris is Unlimited.