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Perfect Paris Itineraries: The Best Way To Spend 1 to 7 Days in Paris, France

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Paris may be the City of Light and Love, but it’s also an enormous, functioning (and, sometimes, formidable) city. Packed with a multitude of sights, planning a succinct itinerary is a challenging task – but no need to worry! After visiting the city numerous times over the last 20 years – and most recently spending a month in Paris – we have experience in navigating the city to the top attractions and off-the-beaten-path gems. To help other travelers fall in love with Paris, like we did, we have created several detailed Paris itineraries that outline what to do in Paris in one to seven days.

 

Creating the Perfect Paris Itinerary

Everyone has their own interpretation of their perfect trip to Paris. We know someone who spent their entire three days in Paris inside the Louvre – and we have other friends who have visited the city and never set foot inside a single museum. There is no right or wrong way to see the city. Our Paris trip planner can be followed step-by-step – or used as a point of reference to design a Paris trip itinerary that fits the style of any traveler.

Don’t feel obligated to see a specific sight just because someone (or even us!) says that it’s a must-see. There are an endless number of things to do in Paris and it’s an impossible feat to see them all. That said, one thing we highly recommend – not actually a ‘sight’ – is spending time relaxing in cafes or strolling along the riverbank. For your Paris travel itinerary, it’s important to allow room for flexibility and schedule some time to simply sit back and enjoy the city.

Classic Paris cafe in Marais district in Paris, France

 

About Our Paris Itineraries

For each day of our Paris itinerary planner, we have outlined the sights that you can see in a day. That said, it’s an ambitious Paris tour itinerary that squeezes just about as much as possible into the time allotted. Designed for determined sightseers, travelers who want a less intense and more leisurely agenda should eliminate some sights. Your style of travel, time of visit (peak season vs. non-peak) and energy level will dictate how you create your absolute best Paris itinerary.

 

Paris Day Planner

Our Paris, France itinerary covers seven days in Paris; each day builds on the previous day’s adventures (except in our Paris 3-Day Itinerary, where we rearrange things a little for better routing) . For each sight, we provide a brief description. Whether you are a first-time visitor trying to see Paris in a day, are returning to the city for a long weekend in Paris or have a week in the city, you can use our suggestions detailed in our day-by-day plan to build your itinerary.

 

Paris Tourist Map

At the end of the post, we have included a helpful map of the sights to see in Paris. However, we strongly suggest you purchase a Paris map in advance of your trip (like this one on Amazon) and spend a little time studying the layout of the city. Sightseeing is a lot more enjoyable if you have a better understanding of where the sights are located.

To assist in routing your way through the city, we have provided a link to Google Maps for each day’s sightseeing adventures. Additionally, we have provided a map link to each sight so that you can easily locate it during your trip.

 

Paris Wifi Connection

However, to use the links throughout the post during your stay, you will need an internet connection. To stay connected during your trip, we recommend contacting your cell phone service provider to inquire about short-term international plans. Alternatively, rent or buy a Mobile Wifi Hotspot for your trip. If traveling as a family or in a small group, renting or buying a hotspot can be cheaper than phone provider international plans. 

 

Getting from Sight To Sight

Paris sights are located throughout the city…and the city is big. In addition to a heaping dose of patience, sightseeing in Paris requires a good pair of city walking shoes. For each sight on our itinerary, we indicate our preferred method of travel (Walk, Metro, Bus) based on arriving from the previous sight. We talk more about getting around in Paris – using the Metro and cabs – at the end of the post.

 

Paris Museums and Landmarks

Our Paris itineraries include several museums and other landmarks that require an entrance fee. While we think it is quite possible to enjoy a trip to Paris without paying to enter any sights, most visitors will want to visit some of the city’s most iconic places, like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Versailles. These top sights – and others – will likely have long lines (either for entry and/or security), which need to be taken into account when planning a trip to Paris. Additionally, some sights are closed on certain days of the week (often Mondays and Tuesdays), so make sure to check opening times and plan your Paris itinerary accordingly.

If you plan on visiting multiple attractions, we highly recommend purchasing a Paris Museum Pass. In addition to the savings, the Museum Pass often includes Skip-The-Line entry. For each sight listed in our Paris itineraries, we indicated whether it is free or requires a ticket – and if it is included with the Paris Museum Pass. We include more information about Paris sightseeing passes at the end of the post.

 

Architecture, Street Art and Street Entertainers

In Paris, viewing art isn’t limited to museums. Art is everywhere. Paris architecture is among the most beautiful in the world – so make sure to look up from the map to observe your surroundings as you walk through the city. Also keep your eyes peeled for Paris street art, like wall murals and small tiled works by famous Parisian Street Artist, Invader. The streets of Paris are also filled with street musicians and entertainers; slow down, listen and enjoy the atmosphere. Top Tip: The city, like all big cities, is also home to Scam Artists. Steer-clear of common scams, like the ball-and-cup game, friendship bracelets and petition signature requests. 

 

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Paris Itineraries for 1 to 7 Days

Use our itineraries to help plan how to spend a day to a week in Paris. As you plan, omit sights that are of no interest and adjust to allow more time at specific sights where you may want to enter and linger.

 

1 DAY IN PARIS

Our ambitious Paris One-Day Itinerary includes the city’s most recognizable sights…but is fast-paced and covers a lot of ground. This one-day trip to Paris is designed in the style of a self-guided Paris walking tour and bypasses many sights (which are included in our subsequent daily Paris itineraries). There is time to visit museums, but only to see the highlights (and as long as there is no waiting for entry). Visitors planning what to do in Paris for 1 day need to be especially mindful of hours of operation…and need to keep an eye on the time throughout the day. Our list of places to visit in Paris in 1 day are based on personal experience (so we know it is possible), but it’s a long day and requires a lot of walking.

Paris Itinerary 1 Day

Use this link to Google Maps for your Paris in a Day Itinerary.

 

Trocadero

Free | Metro | Map

Created for the International Exposition in 1937, Trocadero Square (Place du Trocadero) is the place for the best views of the Eiffel Tower – and the perfect place to start your trip to Paris. On the square is the Palais de Chaillot, picturesque gardens and decorative fountains. Take your time to take in the view…and take a ton of pictures.

 

Eiffel Tower

Ticket Required | Walk | Map

The iconic Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel) was built for the 1889 World’s Fair by engineer Gustave Eiffel – and it tops our list of places to see in Paris in one day. Made of wrought-iron, the Eiffel Tower stands at 1,063 feet, which at the time of completion made it the tallest structure in the world. The tower has three platforms and is one of the most visited monuments in the world. Top Tip: If you want to visit the Eiffel Tower (not just look at it), we recommend that you buy Skip-The-Line tickets in advance so that you don’t waste precious time standing in line.

 

Champ de Mars

Free | Walk | Map

Originally used as military training grounds, the green lawns of Champ de Mars stretch from the Eiffel Tower south to Ecole Militaire. The rectangular park is lined with benches and provides spectacular views of Paris’ most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower.

 

Les Invalides

Free to enter the grounds and Saint-Louis des Invalides Cathedral, Ticket required for Napoleon’s Tomb and museums; Included with Museum Pass | Walk | Map

Built as a care facility for injured and aged soldiers in the late 1600s, the Les Invalides complex now houses museums, monuments and – most notably – Napoleon’s Tomb. In addition to the attractions, there is still a military hospital and veteran housing on-site. The monumental structure’s most striking feature is the golden dome, under which Napoleon lies.

 

Pont Alexandre III (and the Grand and Petit Palais)

Free | Walk | Map

Hailed by many as the most beautiful bridge in Paris, Pont Alexandre III was built at the turn of the 20th century and named for Tsar Alexander III. Spanning the Seine River to connect Les Invalides to Champs-Elysees, the bridge features numerous statues (including the four glittering winged horses, called Fames) and picturesque street lamps. On the north end of the bridge (Right Bank), are the Grand Palais (ticket required) and the Petit Palais (free). Top Tip: Walk onto the bridge to take in the views, then walk back to the Left Bank with the grand view of Les Invalides in the distance.

 

Musee d’Orsay

Ticket Required; Included with Museum Pass | Walk | Map

The stylish Gare d’Orsay train station was built in the late 1800s but fell to disuse when longer trains exceeded the platforms. Slotted for demolition, the building was saved by being labeled a Historic Monument and subsequently turned into a museum. The Musee d’Orsay only opened in 1986. The Orsay Museum – now one of the largest art museums in Europe – houses an impressive collection of art – such as paintings, sculptures and photographs. Several masterpieces are on display, including Impressionist paintings by some of the world’s most renowned artists (Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh to name a few).

Note: If using our Day 1 outline as part of a 3-Day Paris Itinerary (or longer), skip the next three sights and go to the Louvre.

 

Pont Neuf

Free | Walk | Map

Pont Neuf – or New Bridge – is the oldest bridge in Paris (more than 400-years-old) and spans the Seine River, crossing the tip of a small island, Ile de la Cite.  Decorating the bridge are 381 stone face masks of ancient mythology; each one is unique – but none are original. An equestrian statue of Henry IV marks the spot where the bridge crosses Ile de la Cite. Top Tip: Find the steps behind the statue that lead down to the water and walk through the park to the tip of the island for a different vantage point. Note: Just downstream from Pont Neuf is Pont des Arts, the once-famous “Love Lock” bridge, which no longer has locks on it because the weight of them threatened the stability of the bridge.

 

Ile de la Cite

Free | Walk | Map

A natural island in the middle of the Seine River, Ile de la Cite has been inhabited since ancient times. In the Middle Ages, it was the center of the city – as it remains today. All distances in the city are measured from the Zero Kilometer mark (you can find it in the plaza that sits in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral).

Many of the top Paris sights are located on Ile de la Cite, including Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Palais de Justice, Conciergerie prison (where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution) and the Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation. (More about these sights under What To Do in Paris for 3 Days below.)

 

Notre Dame Cathedral

Free to Visit Church | Walk | Map

The Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris) – is the most visited landmark in Paris, attracting 12 million visitors annually – and is one of the top things to do in Paris in 1 day. It took almost 200 years (from 1163 to 1345) to complete the massive structure. The key features of the French Gothic church are the rib vaulting, flying buttresses, stained-glass rose windows, façade sculptures and menacing gargoyles (that both scare off evil spirits and drain water away from the church).

 

Louvre Museum

Ticket Required; Included with Museum Pass | Walk | Map

Housed in the former Louvre Palace (where French royalty resided from the 14th century until Louis XIV moved to the Palace of Versailles), the Louvre Museum is the most popular art museum in the world. The Louvre first opened in 1793 – and in 2018 it saw more than 10 million visitors. The glass Louvre Pyramid in the center of the courtyard was added in 1989 and serves as the main entrance (although there are two other less-crowded entry points: Porte des Lions and Carrousel du Louvre).

The museum contains 38,000 items that span history from prehistoric times to the 21st century. Collections include Egyptian antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman displays, Islamic art, sculptures, decorative arts and paintings, prints and drawings. The museums most famous resident is Leonarda da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (which is often disappointing for many visitors, as it is quite small, overly crowded and impossible to get an up-close-and-personal view).

Other top attractions in the Louvre include Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Coronation of Napoleon and The Wedding at Cana (opposite Mona Lisa). Top Tip: If visiting the Louvre is on your list of Things To Do in Paris in One Day, but you still want to see all the other sights on our list, we recommend only spending 1.5 hours maximum at the museum.

 

Tuileries Garden

Free | Walk | Map

West of the Louvre is the pleasant and neatly planned Tuileries Garden (Jardin des Tuileries). Dating to 1564, the gardens were opened to the public in 1667. Highlights of the Tuileries Garden include the Arc de triomphe du Carrousel (not to be confused with the Arc de Triomphe at Place de l’Etoile), a statue-lined promenade, fountains and an elevated terrace at the west end. Top Tip: Walk up the ramp toward Musee de l’Orangerie (which we visit on Day 5) to the Terrasse de l’Orangerie where there are picturesque views of the Eiffel Tower over Place de la Concorde.

 

Place de la Concorde

Free | Walk | Map

The largest square in the city, Place de la Concorde is the centerpiece of eight converging streets (including the main thoroughfare through Tuileries Garden). The square marks the east end of the city’s most famous boulevard, Champs-Elysees. Within the square are eight enormous statues – each marking an angle of the square – as well as the 75-foot-tall Egyptian Luxor Obelisk and two fountains.

During the French Revolution in 1789, Place de la Concorde was the site of numerous executions via guillotine. King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette are two of the most notable figures to be killed in the square. At the time, the be-headings were considered a much more humane method of capital punishment, as it reduced suffering.

 

Champs Elysees

Free | Walk | Map

The Avenue des Champs-Elysees is one of the grandest avenues in the world. Running 1.2 miles – from Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe – the tree-lined Champs Elysees is home to an array of luxury brand and fashion retail outlets, as well as opulent palaces and gardens. The Grand Palais and Petit Palais sit within the Jardins des Champs-Elysees and the Elysees Palace (the residence of French presidents), backs to the gardens on the north side of the street. In the past, the avenue has been used for military parades – and it marks the final stretch of the Tour de France bicycle race.

Top Tip: Taste-test France’s finest confection, the Macaron, at the city’s two most famous macaron shops: Laduree and Pierre Herme. Although not cheap (almost €3 each), the delectable cookies are irresistible! (Both shops have multiple locations around the city, but each company has a store on Champs Elysees near the Arc de Triomphe; use the links provided to find the locations and reviews.)

 

Arc de Triomphe

Free to Visit, Ticket Required for Rooftop Climb; Included with Museum Pass | Walk, Metro or Taxi | Map

An iconic Paris landmark, the Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile marks the west end of the Champs Elysees. The arch, which stands at 164 feet, sits in the center of Place Charles de Gaulle and is ringed by a roundabout that connects 12 streets in a star pattern. Built in the early 1800s to honor the men who died in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, the Arc de Triomphe straddles the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

The arch is an integral element in the Axe Historique – a 6.2-mile axis that connects multiple Paris monuments in a line. From east to west, the Axe Historique includes the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Tuileries Gardens, Luxor Obelisk, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile and La Grande Arche de la Defense. Top Tip: For a panoramic view of the city, visitors can climb the stairs to the top of the arch.


 

2 DAYS IN PARIS

Visiting Paris in 2 days moves just as quickly as our Paris 1-Day Itinerary – but is a good starting point for anyone looking for a Weekend in Paris Itinerary that covers the highlights of the city. Building on our One Day in Paris itinerary, on Day 2 venture beyond the city limits to Versailles to spend most of the day exploring the Versailles Palace and the expansive and extraordinary gardens. Back in Paris by late afternoon, end your Paris two-day itinerary in the Montmartre District to visit the area’s top sights and experience legendary Paris nightlife.

Paris Itinerary 2 Days

Day 1 of your 2-Day Paris Itinerary

Follow our outline of Paris in a Day, above.

Day 2 of 2-Day Paris Itinerary

Use this link to Google Maps of What To Do in Paris for 2 Days. 

 

Versailles Palace and Gardens

Ticket Required; Included with Museum Pass | Train | Map

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Versailles Palace – or Chateau de Versailles – was the home of the royal family from 1682 until the French Revolution in 1789, when the French monarchy was overthrown. What began as a modest hunting lodge, built by King Louis XIII in the 1620s, was subsequently expanded into the grandiose Versailles Palace.

The lavishly decorated interior includes the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Opera, the Royal Chapel and the Royal Apartments of the King and Queen. We recommend picking up the free audioguide – or save time by downloading the mobile app. The palace grounds are just as extravagant as the palace and feature meticulously planned gardens, fountains, the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet.

Tips for Visiting Versailles

Versailles Palace is located 12 miles from the Paris city center and can be easily reached by RER train. Before entering the palace, all visitors are required to go through security – and the line, which often extends around the courtyard, sometimes has waiting times of up to two hours. Some of the private tours allow guests to skip to the front of the security line. The gardens are free to visit (except during high season on Musical Fountain and Musical Garden Days – usually Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday). 

Top Tip: The palace and grounds are expansive. If touring on your own, arrive early – before the tour buses – and visit the inside of the palace first. When exploring the gardens, be mindful of the time; it may not be possible to visit all of the sights if you want to be back in central Paris to explore in the early evening. However, if you have three days in Paris or longer, plan to spend your entire day leisurely seeing the Versailles Palace and Garden sights. 

 

Sacre Coeur

Free to Visit Church | Metro | Map

The Roman Catholic Basilique du Sacre-Coeur (Sacred Heart) sits atop a hill in the Montmartre district at the city’s highest point. The church was built in the late 1800s as a penance for society’s moral decline, but also to honor the nearly 60,000 soldiers who died in the Franco-Prussian War. The white travertine church, which features unusual Byzantine-style architecture and stately elements, is fronted by a steep staircase that offers sweeping city views. Top Tip: The dome, which can be visited for a fee, offers an even better city viewpoint.

 

Montmartre District

Free | Walk | Map

Known for its bawdy nightlife and artist haunts, the Montmartre District is a fabulous feast for the senses. In the immediate area surrounding Sacre Coeur, the quaint streets evoke a time of the past. Classic French cafes line the streets that lead to Place du Tertre, where artists sit at easels drawing the portraits of paying tourists.

Meanwhile, downhill in the Pigalle neighborhood, the bright lights of sex shops and adult nightclubs draw all the attention. The world-famous Moulin Rouge – identified by the giant red windmill – sits among the many cabarets along Boulevard de Clichy. Tickets to Moulin Rouge shows with champagne and an optional dinner can be booked in advance. Other sights in the district include the Montmartre Cemetery and the (underwhelming) Wall of Love.


 

3 DAYS IN PARIS

A 3-day trip to Paris allows for a more relaxed sightseeing pace and more time to enjoy each sight. Rather than simply building on our outline of what to see in Paris in 2 days, we rearranged the order of sightseeing to create a better plan for a Paris 3-day tour. In addition to the sights outlined above for Paris in two days, we’ve added several attractions in our itinerary of things to do in Paris in 3 days, including top sights on Ile de la Cite, the Marais District and Pere Lachaise Cemetery.

 

Paris Itinerary 3 Days

Day 1 of your 3-Day Paris Itinerary

On Day 1, use our above itinerary of what to do in Paris in One Day, but eliminate the following sights: Pont Neuf, Ile de la Cite and Notre Dame (instead, you will visit those on Day 3). Use the descriptions listed in Paris in One Day above and this link to Google Maps for the route to see the following sights.

  • Trocadero
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Champ de Mars
  • Les Invalides
  • Pont Alexandre III (and the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, if time)
  • Musee d’Orsay
  • Louvre
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Champs Elysees
  • Arc de Triomphe

 

Day 2 of your 3-Day Paris Itinerary

Spend the entire day sightseeing at Versailles. A full-day Versailles itinerary includes touring the palace and ample time to discover all of the sights in the gardens. Use the descriptions above and this link to Google Maps that highlights the Versailles Palace sights.

 

Day 3 of your 3-Day Paris Itinerary

Use this link to Google Maps for the places to visit in Paris in 3 Days listed below.

 

Pont Neuf

Free | Metro | Map

Find the description under places to visit in Paris In One Day above.

 

Ile de la Cite

Free | Walk | Map

Find the description under places to visit in Paris In One Day above.

 

Sainte Chapelle

Ticket Required; Included with Museum Pass (but cannot skip security line) | Walk | Map

With floor-to-ceiling stained-glass windows, Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel) is the most colorful church in Paris. The chapel was built on the grounds of Palais de la Cite, where the royal Kings of France resided from the 10th to 14th centuries. The purpose of the chapel was to house a holy relic: Christ’s Crown of Thrones (now at Notre Dame). Sainte-Chapelle was built in just 10 years – from 1238 to 1248 – an astounding feat at the time. Situated on two levels, the upper level features the enormous stained-glass windows (two-thirds of which are 13th-century originals); each panel depicts a different bible story.

 

Conciergerie

Ticket Required; Included with Museum Pass | Walk | Map

The Conciergerie was built as an extension to the Palais de la Cite to serve as a dining hall for staff and royal banquets. When Charles V moved to the Louvre Palace in 1358, he put a concierge in charge of the palace functions (thus the name Conciergerie). In the late 1300s, a portion of the building was converted to a prison. During the French Revolution, the Conciergerie was where counter-revolutionaries and suspected traitors were held – including the last queen of France, Marie Antoinette. The prisoners were tried before the Revolutionary Tribunal and were either acquitted or sentenced to death. More than 2,700 prisoners were sent to the guillotine in Place de la Concorde.

 

Notre Dame Towers

Ticket Required; Included with Museum Pass, but time reservation required | Walk | Map

Standing at 226 feet, the double towers of Notre Dame Cathedral reigned as the tallest structure in Paris from when they were built in 13th century until the Eiffel Tower was finished in 1889. The most beautiful view in all of Paris is from the Notre-Dame Cathedral Towers. Top Tip:  Entrance is available at timed increments each day and the time slots often fill up quickly. It’s best to download the JeFile App, which can be used to reserve your entrance time online beginning at 7:30am each morning. You can also reserve your time at one of the machines near the east gate entrance. Note: If using the machines, make it your first stop of the day, before you get in line at Sainte Chapelle. 

 

Notre Dame Cathedral

Free | Walk | Map

Find the description under places to visit in Paris In One Day above.

 

Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation

Free | Walk | Map

The somber, subterranean Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportations monument pays tribute to the 200,000 French people who were sent to German concentration camps in World War II. In addition to the poignant memorial, there are a few exhibits and artifacts on display. 

 

Berthillon Glacier

€3 for a small single scoop | Walk | Map

Located on Ile Saint-Louis, the island just upstream from Ile de Cite, Berthillon Glacier is the most raved-about ice cream shop in Paris. Opened by the Berthillon family in 1954 as Le Bourgogne cafe, Berthillon remains a family-run shop. The ice cream is made on-site using only fresh products to create both standard and unique flavors. Guests can get a cone to-go from the shop or take a seat in the Tea Room next door.

 

Le Marais District

Free | Walk | Map

The historic Le Marais District was once the posh neighborhood of nobles…until the French Revolution. When the noblemen abandoned their mansions, Le Marais became home to Paris’ Jewish community and working-class families. It wasn’t until the 1950s that many of the rundown residences were restored to their original architectural splendor; many hotels (as they were called) now house museums and art galleries. In addition to the Jewish community that is still very prevalent, the once-again stylish district has a large Chinese community and is the center of the Paris LGBT culture.

Explore the streets of Le Marais on your own or follow a walking tour of the district and admire the grand architecture. Of the many museums in the district, the Maison de Victor Hugo and Musee Carnavalet are both free. Le Marais sights that should not be missed are Place des Vosges, the Church of Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis, Rue des Rosiers and nearby Hotel de Ville.

Top Tip: Join the queue at L’as du Fallafel for (what we think is) the best falafel in the city. Get it to-go, then head to the hidden Rosiers-Joseph-Migneret Park (map) to savor the massive falafel sandwich on one of the park benches.

 

Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Free | Walk or Bus 69 | Map

Opened in 1804, the Pere Lachaise Cemetery was, at the time, considered to be too far from the city center. In an effort to attract burials, the remains of two famous French poets (Jean de La Fontaine and Moliere) were re-buried at Pere Lachaise. With a desire to have a final resting place among renowned citizens, more people chose to be interred at Pere Lachaise…including other famous people. The most-visited gravesites are of Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Frederic Chopin, Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison.

The expansive grounds (more than 100 acres) house the remains of an estimated 2-3 million people, with multiple family members often being buried in a single plot. The grand Crematorium – and surrounding buildings – are used to store thousands of urns. Gravestones range from simple and unadorned slabs to elaborate museum-worthy-art. Designed like a park with curving paths and mature trees, visiting can feel more like strolling through an outdoor art gallery.

 

Sacre Coeur

Free to Visit Church | Metro | Map

Find the description listed in Places to Visit in Paris in 2 Days above.

 

Montmartre

Free | Walk | Map

Find the description listed in Places to Visit in Paris in 2 Days above.


 

4 DAYS IN PARIS

With four days in Paris, follow our outline of what you see in Paris in 3 days then on Day 4 explore the Latin Quarter sights, the Rodin Museum and enjoy an al fresco picnic dinner with an Eiffel Tower view.

 

Paris Itinerary 4 Days

Days 1, 2 and 3 of your 4-Day Paris Itinerary

Follow our outline of our Paris Three-Day Itinerary, above.

 

Day 4 of your Paris 4-Day Itinerary

Use this link to Google Maps for the route of what to do in Paris in 4 days listed below.

 

Latin Quarter

Free | Metro | Map

Located on the Left Bank, the Latin Quarter is home to the historic Sorbonne University, ornate churches, spacious parks, classic cafes and chic nightclubs. The district obtained its moniker in the Middle Ages when university students – who were taught in and spoke in Latin – resided in the neighborhood. The May 1968 protests – which led to 11 million factory workers going on strike – began with student occupations in the Latin Quarter; the successful movement marks a cultural shift in France’s history.

Top Tip: Wander the district on your own or follow a walking tour. The top sights in the Latin Quarter are the Shakespeare & Company Bookstore, Saint Germain-des-Pres Church, Saint Sulpice Church, Café de Flore and the university (map).

 

Pantheon

Ticket Required; Included with Museum Pass | Walk | Map

Built in the second half of the 18th century as a church, in 1791 the building was transformed into a mausoleum only one year after completion. The dominating portico (which offers a nice view to the far-away Eiffel Tower) is lined with stately columns. Inside, hanging from the dome, is a Foucault Pendulum – a device created in 1851 proving that the earth rotates. Many of the country’s most revered politicians, intellectuals and national heroes are buried at the Pantheon in the crypt. Some of the notable ‘residents’ include Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo and Marie Curie.

 

Luxembourg Gardens

Free | Walk | Map

The spacious gardens of the Luxembourg Palace (where the French Senate meets today) were designed in the early 1600s. Centering on a fountain that is a popular place for model sailboats, the Luxembourg Gardens feature decorative flower beds, tree-lined paths, tennis courts, statues and monuments.

Top Tip: Other options for sightseeing in the area (but places we have not ourselves visited) are the famous Catacombs and Montparnasse building observation deck. 

 

Rodin Museum

Ticket Required; Included with Museum Pass | Walk | Map

Featuring the works of French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, the Rodin Museum has a collection of more than 6,600 sculptures. The building that houses the artwork, Hotel Biron, was used by the artist as his workspace in the early 1900s. When Rodin passed away, he donated his sculptures, drawings and photographs – as well as his personal collection of paintings by Van Gogh, Monet and Renoir – to the be exhibited in the building. His most popular sculptures, which are on display in the garden, are The Thinker and The Gates of Hell. Inside, visitors will find The Kiss.

 

Rue Cler

Free | Walk | Map

Unlike other market streets in Paris, Rue Cler is upscale and refined. Rue Cler is a photographer’s dream and a foodie’s paradise with carefully crafted window displays and gastronomic delights. Catering to the elite, the picturesque pedestrian-only street features specialty shops, boutiques and a luxurious – and what we often think of as an undeniably Parisian – shopping experience.

To assemble a gourmet meal, visitors hop from the boucheries (butcher shop) to the fromagerie (cheese shop) to the cave a vins (wine shop). Top Tip: Select items for a picnic and head to Champ de Mars for a meal-with-a-view of the Eiffel Tower.

 

View the Sparkling Eiffel Tower at Night

Free | Walk | Map

An impressive sight in day light, the Eiffel Tower is absolutely stunning at night. At dusk, the structure is illuminated by 336 orange-hued lamps. From the top of the tower, two beams of light stretch 80km, rotating around the tower like a beacon. However, the Eiffel Tower is most beautiful during the hourly (on the hour, only after it’s dark) five-minute lightshow when 20,000 sparkling lights make the tower shimmer.

 

5 DAYS IN PARIS

On a 5-day trip to Paris, follow our outlined guide of what to see in Paris in 4 days then on the last day discover some of the city’s most opulent architecture and the best shopping venues (which include – or are themselves – Paris hidden gems).

 

Paris Itinerary 5 Days

Days 1,2, 3 and 4 of your 5-Day Paris Itinerary

Follow our outline of our 4-day trip to Paris, above.

 

Day 5 of your Paris 5-Day Itinerary

Use this link to Google Maps for the route of what to do in Paris in 5 days listed below.

 

Palais Garnier Opera

Ticket Required | Metro | Map

Designed by Charles Garnier and built for the Paris Opera in late 1800s, the structure is an architectural gem (thus the name Palais Garnier). The ornate façade features arches, columns and sculptures (which required the work of 73 sculptors). Palace Garnier is the setting for The Phantom of the Opera and once stood as the centerpiece of Paris. The new, modern (and less attractive) Opera Bastille, which houses the Paris National Opera, opened in 1989 and the Palais Garnier is now mostly used for ballet. Top Tip: Even if you don’t plan on entering Palais Garnier Opera, it is worth a look from the outside!

 

Galeries Lafayette (Rooftop View)

Free | Walk | Map

A high-end department store, Galeries Lafayette began as a small fashion outlet in 1895. In 1912, the store owners commissioned the Art Nouveau building on Boulevard Haussmann, which the store still occupies today. Even those not seeking retail therapy should go inside, take in the view under the central dome and then ride the escalators to the rooftop for outstanding Paris city views (for free!).

 

La Madeleine Church

Free | Walk | Map

The Neo-Classical, 52-column La Madeleine Church resembles a Roman temple. The church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was – in fact – built as a temple by Napoleon on the site of a former church (the Old Church of the Madeleine). It was transformed back into a church during the Restoration. The interior is lavishly decorated with frescoes, statues and bas-reliefs.  

 

Musee de l’Orangerie

Ticket Required; Included with Museum Pass | Walk | Map

Since 1927, the Musee de l’Orangerie has displayed Claude Monet’s most recognizable work: Water Lilies (Nympheas). The eight massive murals, which are based on the flower garden at his home in Giverny (which can be visited on a tour), decorate two oval rooms. In addition to the murals by Monet, the museum’s collection includes works by Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso and Renoir (among others).

 

Palais Royal

Free | Walk | Map

Dubbed a ‘Village in the City’, the Palais Royal became a royal residence in 1642. The enclosed space features 18th century gardens and the inner palace courtyard, Cour d’Honneur. Decorating the courtyard is the Les Deux Plateaux art installation, which is made up of black-and-white stripped columns of differing heights (which make for fun photo ops). The building itself is now used as luxury retail space and offices of the Ministry of Culture and Constitutional Council.

 

Covered Passages

Free | Walk | Map

Designed with glass ceilings to filter in the sunlight and lined with boutique shops and chic restaurants, the covered passages in Paris are both functional and charming. The passageways can be used as shortcuts to navigate the city to avoid long walks around city blocks. However, visitors seeking the ambiance of 19th century Paris will find appeal in simply strolling the length of the covered lanes. Top Tip: The most opulent passageway is Galerie Vivienne, but we also recommend venturing further north to Passage des Panoramas (the oldest existing Paris passageway, built in 1799) and Passage Jouffroy (a ‘modern’ passageway, built in 1845).

 

Rue Montorgueil

Free | Walk | Map

The bustling Rue Montorgueil shopping street has a lively, real-life atmosphere – and is one of our favorite streets in all of Paris. The (mostly) pedestrian-only street features a mix of shops that fit a range of budgets. Among the everyday shops and cafes are specialty stores (like a fish shop, wine shop and cheese shop). The street is also home to three historic restaurants: Patissier Stohrer (Paris’ oldest pastry shop credited with creating Baba au Rhum), L’Escargot Montorgueil (specializing in buttered snails) and Au Rocher de Cancale (known for their oysters).


 

6 DAYS IN PARIS

With 6 days in Paris, follow our outlined guide of what to see in Paris in 5 days then on the last day explore the far east side of the city, beginning the day in Vincennes. Walk your way back to the city center along the Coulee Vert Rene-Dumont – a railroad-turned-park. End your day with a stroll along the Seine River, then hop aboard a river cruise for a different vantage point of the city.

 

Paris Itinerary 6 Days

Days 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of your 6-Day Paris Itinerary

Follow our outline of Paris in 5 days, above.

 

Day 6 of your Paris 6-Day Itinerary

Use this link to Google Maps for the route of what to do in Paris in 6 days listed below.

 

Chateau de Vincennes

Free to enter grounds, Ticket Required to enter church and tower; Included with Museum Pass | Metro | Map

With origins as a hunting lodge – built in 1150 for Louis VII – Chateau de Vincennes was expanded into a royal fortress in the 14th and 17th centuries. Surrounded by deep moats and walls, the chateau was used as a royal residence and, later, as a prison. Within the compound is the Royal Chapel and Tower. The grounds are open to visitors, but tickets are required to enter the church and tower. Although the Chateau de Vincennes is the highlight, the quaint town of Vincennes – which feels a world away from busy Paris – is worth a quick look around.

 

Bois de Vincennes Park

Free | Walk | Map

The largest park in Paris, Bois de Vincennes was established in the mid-1800s. Once the royal hunting grounds, then used as military training grounds, after the park was opened it was used as the site for several events of the 1900 Summer Olympics. Bois de Vincennes features four lakes, numerous planned gardens, wooded areas, an arboretum, a zoo, a farm and two stadiums.

 

Coulee Verte Rene Dumont

Free | Walk | Map

Also called the Promenade Plantee, the Coulee Verte Rene-Dumont is a narrow 3-mile-long park that follows the old Vincennes-Paris railway tracks. When the line became obsolete in 1969, developers redesigned the space, including the elevated tracks, into a park. The Coulee Verte Rene-Dumont was the inspiration for other old train track parks, like the Highline in New York City and the Bloomingdale Trail in Chicago.

 

Rue Cremieux

Free | Walk | Map

Reminiscent of the brightly painted buildings in French towns like Colmar, Rue Cremieux is unlike any other street in Paris. The houses that line the narrow lane are painted pastel pink, mint green and sunshine yellow – and each doorstep is decorated with potted plants. Although it is a residential street, shutterbugs flock to the enclave of color for photo ops and a short stroll.

 

Paris Botanical Garden

Free | Walk | Map

Established in 1626, the garden was transformed into a medicinal herb garden in 1635 – then opened to the public in 1640. Today, the Botanical Gardens (Jardin des Plantes) is a National Historical Landmark and features greenhouses, a small zoo, libraries and museums. At the west end of the gardens (outside the park) is the Great Mosque of Paris, which dates to the 1920s and is the oldest mosque in the city.

 

Riverside Parks and Bridges

Free | Walk | Map

The Seine River, which cuts through the center of Paris, is spanned by 37 bridges that connect the Left and Right Banks – and much of the long shoreline has greenspace and walkways. An ideal way to experience Paris is to walk along the river, crossing at each bridge to the opposite bank while taking in the different vantage points. Along the route, are numerous riverside Bouquinistes – antique book sellers – which sell used books and souvenirs. Note: The Map for Day 6, as well as the above map under ‘Riverside Parks and Paris Bridges’ are just examples of the route you could take along the river. Choose your exact route based on intuition and what you would like to see. 

Top Tip: The riverside is a perfect spot for a Paris picnic! There are endless options for places to sit along the river, but the western tip of Ile de la Cite – Square du Vert Galant – is, by far, our favorite!

 

Seine Boat Trip

Prices vary by company | Walk | Various Locations

A Seine River boat cruise is a fantastic way to see the city sights. Most Seine cruises have open-air decks, where passengers have unobstructed views of the best Paris highlights, from the Eiffel Tower to Ile Saint-Louis. Sightseeing cruises on the Seine River depart throughout the day and night. Some Paris boat tours include beverages and/or meals, while others allow you to bring your own food and drinks on board. Find some of the best Seine boat tours on Viator – and read reviews by other travelers before booking your river cruise.

Top Tip: For a budget Seine River cruise, we recommend Vedettes du Pont Neuf, which offers cruises at prices as low as €10 and allow passengers a BYO option. We took a late afternoon Seine Cruise in Paris and brought our own champagne.


 

7 DAYS IN PARIS

Wondering what to do in Paris for a week? There is still more to see! With one week in Paris, follow our outlined guide of what to see in Paris in 6 days then on the last day enjoy a bit of relaxation. Wind down your Paris One-Week Itinerary by visiting a historic market and exploring a few of the city’s 19th arrondissement sights, which includes lesser-visited, yet incredible, city parks. 

 

Paris Itinerary 7 Days

Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of your 7-Day Paris Itinerary

Follow our outline of our Paris 6-Day Itinerary, above.

 

Day 7 of your Paris 1-Week Itinerary

Use this link to Google Maps for the route of what to do in 1 week in Paris listed below.

 

Republique Square

Free | Metro | Map

One of the largest squares in the city, Republique Square encompasses more than 8 acres. In the center of the square is Marianne, the symbol of France. The massive square was revitalized in 2013 to create an open space for pedestrians and demonstrations. After both 2015 terrorist attacks, citizens gathered to mourn at Republique Square.

 

Marche de Enfants Rouges

Free | Walk | Map

The oldest covered market in Paris and a historic monument, Marche de Enfants Rouges has origins that date to the early 1600s. Inside, vendors sell produce, flowers and freshly baked bread alongside street food-style kiosks that feature fare from around the world.

 

Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Free | Walk or Metro | Map

Opened in 1867 on the site of a former quarry in northeast Paris, Parc des Buttes Chaumont is uncharacteristically hilly and imitates a more natural park than most of the city’s gardens. Ranking as the city’s fifth-largest park, Parc des Buttes Chaumont features intertwining paths, a suspension bridge, lake and waterfall. However, the most distinctive sight is the Temple de la Sibylle, which sits above the lake on the top of a rocky cliff. Top Tip: Climb to the top of the temple for views across the city, including an incredible vantage point of Sacre Coeur.

 

Parc de la Villette

Free | Walk | Map

The spacious Parc de la Villette, which was created in the 1980s, marks the northeastern edge of the city. In addition to the recreational space, the park hosts numerous museums (including Europe’s largest science museum, Cite des Sciences et de l’Industrie), concert halls and theaters. Art installations are found throughout Parc de la Villette and the space is used for a variety of festivals, including an open-air film festival. Canal de l’Ourcq, which is part of the Parisian canal network, cuts through the center of the park and feeds into the Canal Saint-Martin.

 

Canal Saint-Martin

Free | Walk | Map

Built in the 1800s, the city’s canals have served several purposes – from bringing in a fresh water supply to cleaning the streets to carrying supplies. Less than 3-miles in length, more than half the Canal Saint Martin is now covered. The uncovered portion, however, remains a fascinating place to visit. The canal, which is lined by trees and walkways, features nine locks and several elegant iron bridges. In recent years, many nearby buildings and bridge underpasses have been utilized by street artists to create interesting and evocative street art murals. Boat operators run Canal Cruises that travel from Parc de la Villette to the Paris Arsenal Marina near Place de la Bastille.

 

Eating and Drinking Along the Canal

Mid-Range Prices | Walk | Various Locations

Of the many cafes and restaurants that line the canals, we recommend two places to stop for a drink or a meal: Paname Brewing Company and Lulu la Nantaise Crepes. Paname Brewing Company is located in a repurposed granary on the banks of the Bassin de la Villette. In addition to brewing their innovative craft beers on-site, they offer a selection of ‘street food,’ which can be enjoyed in the enclosed glass veranda or on the floating patio. Lulu la Nantaise Creperie is located on a side street along the canal. The cozy space is small but comfortable – and the crepes are incredible!

Read about our other recommendations for Paris Craft Beer Bars

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Map of Paris Sights

Our map of Paris attractions is color-coded by day, based on our One-Week Paris Itinerary. Day 1 in Paris = RED; Day 2 in Paris = ORANGE; Day 3 in Paris = YELLOW; Day 4 in Paris = GREEN; Day 5 in Paris = BLUE; Day 6 in Paris = PURPLE; Day 7 in Paris = PINK. In the Map Legend, sights are listed in the order to be visited (as they appear for each day).

 

 

How Many Days in Paris, France?

Our sample Paris itineraries outline how you can spend time in the city for 1 to 7 days. How many days you stay in Paris will depend on your interests and allotted amount of overall time for your trip. For a first-time trip, we recommend spending 3 nights in Paris – at a minimum. Our above detailed list of Things To Do in Paris in 3 Days allows visitors to see the highlights of the city without rushing.

That said, visitors who really want to feel the vibe of the city should consider staying at least 7 days, following our Week in Paris Itinerary. A longer visit to the city – for example, spending 10 days in Paris – will allow time for further exploration on day trips from Paris.

Planning a multi-city European trip? Check out our 15-Day London, Paris, Rome Itinerary!

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When Is The Best Time To Go To Paris? 

We don’t think there is a bad time to go to Paris. That said, summers are hot and crowded….but that is the only time of year to enjoy the Paris Plages – the pop-up sandy beaches that line the Seine River. Spring and Autumn have fewer crowds and, generally, pleasant weather. Shoulder-season prices can make visiting Paris outside of the summertime a more affordable trip, too.

We were unsure what to expect of Paris in the wintertime – but it was wonderful! The city was decorated in lights for the holidays – and the churches were exquisite. Bakeries churned out delectable traditional treats and there was an undeniable festiveness in the air. Although a few places close around the holidays, there were far fewer tourists than in the high season so we never encountered lines to enter sights. Although the weather was a bit overcast and grey at times, overall it was mild and enjoyable to be outdoors. 

 

Paris Day Trips

Some of the best Paris day trips are just a train ride away from the city center. Many trips can easily be organized on your own using public transportation, while other trips are best done with small (or large) tour groups. Explore more of France with these highly-rated Paris day tours and consider adding Strasbourg or Colmar to your visit to France!

Versailles

See the above description under things to do in Paris in 2 Days – or join one of the highly-rated guided tours on Viator.

Chateau de Chantilly

An opulent palace just 30 miles from Paris, Chateau de Chantilly houses the Musee Conde. Easily accessible by the RER D train; Skip-the-Line tickets to the palace can be purchased in advance

Disneyland Paris

Located 20 miles east of the city, Disneyland Paris is an entertainment complex that includes two theme parks – Disneyland Park and Walt Danley Studios Park – as well as a golf course, shops and restaurants. Paris visitors can travel on their own to Disneyland and buy online advance tickets – or purchase a package that includes private transport to-and-from Disneyland and park tickets.

Chateaux de Chambord and Loire Valley Wine Tasting

Spend a day visiting three beautiful castles – Blois, Chambord and Cheverny – and sample French wine along the way. The tour includes Skip-the-Line tickets to all three castles and lunch. Find out more!

Paris to Champagne Region Wine Tasting

Travel with a small-group tour to the Champagne countryside where you will enjoy a guided wine-tasting tour. Learn about the history and process of winemaking while sipping wine and enjoying a provided lunch. Book this tour!

Giverny and Monet’s Gardens

Join a small-group tour to visit the lily garden that inspired many of Claude Monet’s masterpieces. The half-day tour from Paris includes entry into the house Claude Monet lived in (now a museum) and the gardens around it. Get the Details!

Normandy D-Day Beaches and American Cemetery

Spend the day exploring famous World War II sites in Normandy, including Utah and Omaha Beaches and other D-Day sights. Limited to just 15 participants or less, the tour includes roundtrip train tickets from Paris, an English-speaking guide, transport to the sights in a mini-van and a lunch at the Memorial de Caen Museum restaurant. Read other traveler reviews!

Fontainebleau

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chateau de Fontainebleau is one of France’s largest palaces. Home to a long line of royals, the palace can now be toured by visitors. Entry is included with the Museum Pass and non-pass holders can purchase Skip-the-Line tickets in advance


 

Paris Museum Pass

There are numerous sightseeing passes in Paris – however, the one we have used (and love!) is the Paris Museum Pass (not to be confused with the Paris Pass, which is much more expensive). The Paris Museum Pass can be used to see almost all of the ticketed sights in our Paris itineraries (except the Eiffel Tower and Palais Garnier Opera) and offers Skip-the-Line entry (except at Notre Dame Towers…and security lines cannot be avoided at Sainte-Chapelle or Versailles).

If using our Paris itineraries for one week, the 6-Day Paris Museum Pass offers a savings of €65 – plus the time-saving Skip-the-Line benefit.

The pass can be purchased for 2, 4 or 6 days for €48, €62 and €74, respectively. Fees are slightly higher if purchasing in advance online (with a choice of pickup locations). Visitors can also choose the extra benefit of having the pass delivered direct to your hotel so no extra stops are required and it is ready to use when you arrive. 


 

Paris Trip Cost

Paris is a pricey destination – there is no doubt about that. How much you spend on a Paris trip will depend on your travel style and funds. Accommodations (more on that in a minute), food, transportation and sights all need to be factored into the overall trip price. Travelers on a budget, however, should have no problem planning a cheap Paris vacation.

 

Paris on a Budget

Our Paris itineraries outline a cost-effective way to see the city. Using our itinerary as a Paris guide, visitors can expect to pay about €100 for sights (if buying the Paris Museum Pass) and €25 for public transportation – for the week.

We offer few recommendations for places to eat in Paris – there are so many to choose from! However, sitting down at a restaurant is rarely a budget choice. Opting for take-away bakery sandwiches over sit-down restaurants will save a lot of money. Paul Bakery (of which there are numerous locations) is our go-to choice for inexpensive sandwiches and bakery meals. However, the cheapest option for eating in Paris is buying food at the grocery store. Monoprix, which has multiple locations around the city, offers a nice selection of pre-made meals and inexpensive picnic-type fare (cheese, meat and bread).

 

Getting Around Paris

We think the best way to get around Paris in on your own two feet! Part of the Paris charm is found in the city streets that are lined with incredible architecture and boutiques. That said, the city is huge and navigating the entire city on foot is unrealistic. The Paris Metro is an easy way to get around and relatively inexpensive. Tickets can be purchased in machines at the entrance into the station – and buying a carnet (a packet of 10 tickets) saves money, too.

We have never taken a taxi in Paris, but the G7 taxi company was recommended to us by a friend who lives in Paris. Uber is available in the city, but we personally didn’t have much luck trying to get a ride through the app. Buses are another good option for getting around Paris – and use the same ticket as the Metro.

 

Getting To Paris

There are two major airports in Paris: Charles de Gaulle Airport (GDG) and Orly Airport (ORY). Some budget airlines fly into Beauvais-Tille Airport. When looking for plane tickets to Paris, you can search for the best prices on airfare on SkyScanner.

Avoid expensive taxis from the airports to the city center by taking the bus instead. Trains also connect the airports to the city, but we have had issues using this method of transport in the past. For information about connections between CDG and Paris and ORY-Paris connections, use this link.

 

Where To Stay in Paris

During our visit to Paris, we have stayed in a variety of accommodations – from boutique hotels to budget hostels – and we have even stayed in an apartment where we were petsitting for a friend. Our best tip for Paris accommodations is to find a place that is close to a Metro stop for easy access to the rest of the city.

Our preferred lodging choice is Airbnb. We have found that staying in apartments is often less expensive than hotel rooms – with the added benefit of a kitchen and, usually, more space. (Not already a member of Airbnb? Use this link to create an account and save money on your first stay!

However, for those who prefer staying in traditional accommodations, there are many Paris hotels to choose from in – or close to – the city center that are priced around $100 per night. Budget travelers can search for Paris Hostels. For a true bargain – and a unique experience – search for hosts on Couchsurfing, where travelers stay with locals for free.  

Whether looking for a hotel, hostel or even an apartment, we recommend starting your search on Booking.com – like we do! 

 

Before You Go To Paris

  • Paris is a walkable city…but only if you have the right shoes! Don’t forget to pack a pair of lightweight and comfortable walking shoes for your trip. I (Sarah) have traveled with these shoes by Columbia and Skechers. Kris prefers wearing these shoes by Merrell.
  • We’re certain you’ll be snapping tons of photos during your trip. Rather than relying on your mobile phone to capture the sights, upgrade to an actual camera for higher quality photos. We travel with a Canon Rebel (which takes amazing photos, but can be a bit clunky) and a Canon PowerShot ELPH (which takes beautiful pictures, is slim and lightweight – and the new models are wifi enabled so you can share your trip pics to social media in real time!).
  • It’s easy to get turned around in any foreign city…and especially Paris! Make sure to have a good city map and/or guidebook before arriving. 
  • We think travel insurance is essential! If you haven’t already obtained travel insurance for your trip, travel protected with World Nomads.

 

Start planning your trip to Paris, France! Search for the lowest airfares, the best accommodations and fun things to do…then start packing!  Want more travel planning tips? Head over to our Travel Planning page for more information and tips on traveling – and for country-specific information, take a look at our Travel Guides page!

 

We want to know: What would you add to our list of things to do in Paris? Anything we left out of our Paris Itineraries that you think is a must-see?! Give us your best tips and advice in the comments below! 

 

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