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How to get the most out of your solo travel to Paris

If you’re looking for a step-by-step guide to the perfect solo travel in Paris, it’s your lucky day! This article aims to make your lonely days in Paris more interesting, exciting, and enjoyable.

In recent years, solo travel has been a coveted goal, not only among singles but also married people. More and more fathers and mothers, seniors, students, and young graduates venture into what over the centuries have been called journeys of formation.

Actually, solo travel to Paris is nothing new. In the past, this form of travel was very popular, especially among intellectuals from Central and Northern Europe. Many American writers and poets also chose to visit Paris to improve themselves and their creative talent.

Nowadays, solo travel to Paris (and also to other popular destinations) is often a way to regenerate the spirit and meet new people. Also, for some, it’s a way to discover new self-confidence and grow.

Solo travel to Paris: dedicate your holidays to lightness

things to do alone in parisOne of the keywords that should accompany every single travel is lightness. The lightness of body and mind is a good approach to improve your health.

As we have already said, our goal is to make your solo experience even lighter, so we want to suggest you the best luggage storage facilities in Paris, all located just a few meters from the main attractions.

Eiffel Tower luggage storage

While climbing the Eiffel Tower, we recommend that you store your backpack at the following facility:

Luggage storage near the Eiffel Tower by Radical Storage. Open from the early morning until 10 PM.

Radical Storage’s service is convenient, safe and cost only €5 per day/item of luggage.

Louvre Museum luggage storage

How uncomfortable would it be to enter the Louvre with a large backpack? Try one of these online bookable luggage storage locations.

Champs Elisee luggage storage

In the most charming street of Paris, we suggest you walk hands-free (use your hands at most to carry shopping bags!).

Sacré-Cœur Luggage Storage

During solo travel, visiting one of the most intimate places of worship in Paris is a must for all Catholics or simply for all art lovers.

Versailles luggage storage

To live your trip to the fullest, don’t forget to store your luggage here:

5 Things to do alone in Paris

Finally, we have reached the heart of this article! Now that you’ve gotten rid of all the weight, you can focus on what you really want to do: sightseeing! If you’re ready, let’s get started!

Make new friends in the Latin Quarter

Latin QuarterMeeting new friends is a way to make your solo travels more profitable and observe the world from different points of view. The Latin Quarter is perfect for getting to know people because it’s a vibrant area with bars, restaurants, and live music venues.

The name of this district comes from its historical function: it’s always been home to Paris University.

In the Latin Quarter, you’ll also find the renowned Shakespeare bookstore, a historic location that in the 1920s was often visited by illustrious persons, such as Ezra Pound and Ernest Hemingway.

The Latin Quarter is also rich in monuments, elegant buildings, and parks, including the Jardin du Luxembourg, a wonderful public park opened by Marie de’ Medici back in 1612.

The gardens, which cover 25 hectares, are furnished in English and French style. Between the two designs, there’s a rich orchard, a huge apiary, and some greenhouses. The park houses 106 sculptures and the monumental “Medici Fountain”.

Inside the park, you’ll also find one of two reproductions of the Statue of Liberty.

In short, this neighborhood is ideal if you love to walk, have an aperitif, or if you have your sketch pad with you.

Visit the museums you like best

louvre museumWhy not take advantage of this moment of solitude to visit the wonderful art galleries of Paris?

Undoubtedly, one of the top museums to visit is the Louvre, which will take up most of your day.

Other museums you shouldn’t miss are: Musée D’Orsay and the City of Science and Industry. The former, located on the left bank of the Seine, houses many Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces. For example, here is the famous Starry Night Over the Rhône by Vincent Van Gogh.

The second (Cité des Sciences et de L’industrie) is the perfect museum for all those who love science. It’s situated in the 19th arrondissement – more precisely in the Parc de la Villette, one of the largest green spaces in the city.

Book a free walking-tour

paris walking tourWalking tours provided by professional tour guides are the latest fashion in the tourism industry. Generally, they’re always free of charge (you can make a small offer at the end of the walk) and available in several languages.

You’ll be accompanied by local tour guides who’ll take you to the most important attractions and also recommend the best restaurants in the city.

How about a trip to Versailles?

versailles palaceIf you want to forget for a moment the chaos of the metropolis and take refuge in an oasis of peace and art, reaching Versailles may be the best choice.

In this city located 19 km from Paris, waiting for you is the marvelous Royal Palace (also known as the castle), a grand royal residence renowned for its gardens and musical fountains.

How to get from Paris to Versailles

The most convenient way to get from Paris City Center to Versailles is to take bus 171 from Pont de Sèvres. The journey takes about 30 minutes and costs only €3.55 (one way).

Alternatively, you can take the RER C (yellow line) and get off at Versailles Château Rive Gauche station. From this station, however, you will have to walk another 10 minutes to reach the Royal Palace.

Book a food tour

food tourThere are services that allow you to take gastronomic tours through the Old Town of Paris, tasting delicious local dishes.

Getyourguide, for example, offers a Private 3-Hour Food Tour with 10 Tastings, from tasty tapenades of Provence to sweet macarons made by a true artisan.

You can book it directly online (and show your e-ticket to the operator).

If you change your mind, you can cancel it at least 24 hours in advance.

It’s a great way to put the cherry on the top of your holiday alone in Paris!

By Anna Maria Parente

Content manager and SEO copywriter at Radical Storage. Interested in linguistics, illustration, and rock music.