Take a little time in the area to fuel up with food, explore Notre-Dame and of course, snap some photos.
Cathedral tip: at certain times of the day you can line up outside and be allowed entry to the top. There's a lot of stairs to walk up and down, but it's a really excellent experience to be on top of the cathedral with the gargoyles and overlooking the city.
Entry fee is €15 per person, but well worth it.
You can buy at the venue or purchase online and print your tickets for entry.
We were blessed with a bit of sunshine the next morning so despite the cold, headed out early for a walk around.
As the sun shone over the old streets, I spotted a few locals who had come out to read the newspaper, sitting on benches overlooking the street. Church bells sounded at 8am, and a couple of cafes cracked open the doors.
Not to break with French breakfast tradition, we picked up a couple of coffees and croissants for our morning walk around the quiet, pretty streets.
A friend at work sourced food ideas for us from her best friend who lives in Paris, and although we couldn't visit because they were either closed or a bit far away for the time we had available, I did research these places and they look lovely. For breakfast, seek Du Pain et Des Idées for pastries, and Holybelly 5 for lunch or brunch (you can't make a reservation here, so consider visiting at an off-peak time like 3pm).