Paris, France is just as beautiful as everyone says it is. I only had an eight hour layover there and to maximize what I got to see I walk around the city. I mostly walked along the Seine river towards the Eiffel Tower from Notre Dame Cathedral.  Notre Dame is next to the river.
Here are some photos of the Seine I took along the way.
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The Seine River is a 483 mile long river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris in the north of France. It flows through Paris and eventually into the English Channel.
Fun fact, well, not it’s not really fun, but Joan of Arc’s ashes were thrown into the Seine after she was burned at the stake.
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If you have a long layover check out exactly what I did to make sure I got to see as much as possible during my layover in Paris.

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Get Travel Insurance

Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that can go wrong on any trip. Be prepared for the worst with travel insurance. We use Travelex or Safety Wing (often cheaper).

Book Flights

I use Skyscanner to find flights. I use it so much, I wrote an entire guide to finding cheap flights with Skyscanner! My second favorite site to find flights is Momondo, another great site for finding cheap flights.

Book a Place to Stay

I recommend using or for most hotel bookings. I prefer to book directly with Marriott when I stay there because of their excellent military discount.

If you prefer staying in a vacation rental instead, I recommend VRBO.

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Rent Clothes

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Choose Activities and Tours

To find great activities in any area I use Get Your Guide and Viator. If we are visiting a city with lots of popular attractions I always check CityPass and GoCard to see if they have discount cards available.

When I want to book a full-on multi-day tour I use TourRadar. They’ve got fantastic weekly deals.

Rent a Car or Take a Lyft

More often than not Lyft is cheaper than Uber. Use my Lyft link for an $18 credit! For a car rental in any country, I recommend Discover Cars.

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