Paris might be the most romantic city on earth, but it doesn’t have to be visited with a lover in tow, in fact there is more than enough to keep a female solo traveller more than occupied, and not at all pining for her other half, whilst in the French capital.
I could write a whole page and a half about things a solo traveller could do when visiting Paris, but the fact is that solo travel is actually no different to travelling with a companion, except for the fact that you only have to pay admission prices once!
Of course, you should keep your wits about you when it comes to personal safety, especially as you are female, but aside from that, Paris is there to be explored, so considering the fact you have no-one to please but yourself, you’re certainly well placed to enjoy everything this fashionable, vibrant city has to offer.
Explore the museums at your leisure
The fact you are able to spend hours lost in a museum if you so wish is one of the major perks of travelling alone. Paris is packed with museums and galleries to explore, but the Louvre has to be the one you go to if you simply visit one. Of course, getting your money’s worth out of one or a few museums is also the best way to travel on a budget.
The Eiffel Tower
I don’t care how many connotations with romance this worldwide icon has to its name, it’s a landmark that can’t be ignored, and should certainly be explored, avec fiancé or otherwise! Make sure you get there early if you’re planning to head to the top, as you’ll find queues seem to double and treble as the morning wears on. If you can book online ahead of time, that’s an even better idea.
A cruise down the Seine
Another total tourist thing that has to be done. If you want to check out the city landscape from a different viewpoint, this is the way to do it. You can easily lose yourself in taking photos and really take notice of what is going by you, and the good news is that it’s mercifully cheap!
People watching in a café
This is part of French culture, so you should of course take part! Wandering around the city before popping into a café for a coffee and croissant, people watching the world go by – what could be better? You don’t need to talk to anyone if you don’t want to, you could easily lose yourself in a book. This is one of the perks of solo travel.
Take a walking tour
This is a great way to meet new people and see the city with the help of a knowledgeable guide too. You can walk or you can cycle, the choice is yours.
This is just a small sample of a few activities that you can easily do whilst visiting Paris as a female solo traveller. You’ll notice that these are activities that can be undertaken in the ‘normal’ run of things, showing that solo travel is no different to any other kind of travel!