Itinerary | 5 days in Paris


Discover the “must-sees” of Paris, and take time to savour the Paris lifestyle, too!

Day 1:

Start at Cathédrale Notre-Dame to begin your day and continue with a stroll across Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint Louis. Then discover the history of Paris at the Musée Carnavalet in the Marais district. Now that Paris no longer holds any secrets for you, a lunch break around nearby Place des Vosges seems well-deserved. The area is teeming with small designer boutiques and galleries and we recommend that you make the most of the area with an afternoon of shopping. Then you can go for a walk around Père Lachaise cemetery to end your day.

Day 2:

Start with an unforgettable visit to the Louvre. The museum is so vast that you will need to make a selection or spend the entire day there! Complete the visit with a break at Angélina and treat yourself to a hot chocolate and a pastry (as a reward). Now cross the Jardin des Tuileries and Place de la Concorde before heading up the famous Avenue des Champs-Elysées where you can enjoy some lunch. To give your weary feet some relief, finish your afternoon on a park bench at Parc Monceau, the ideal place for watching busy Parisians hurry by!

Day 3:

Start at the Eiffel Tower early in the morning to avoid the long queue that forms as the day goes on, then climb to the 3rd floor and admire the views over Paris (to get your breath back). Now take a Batobus at the corner of the Iéna Bridge to continue your visit from the River Seine. The itinerary will give you the chance to admire the architecture of Paris and some handsome monuments such as the Alexandre III Bridge and the Musée d’Orsay, for example. Get off at the Jardin des Plantes stop to visit the Musée d’Histoire Naturelle. After this prehistoric interlude, why not head for Rue Mouffetard in the 5th arrondissement and encounter some Parisians! The area is teeming with little restaurants.

Day 4:

Devote half your day to the area around Montmartre and dive into Authentic Paris! Start by climbing the hill that leads up to the Sacré Cœur Basilica. Then head for Place du Tertre with its painters and caricature artists. Having discovered the area, its history and its vineyards, walk to 23 Rue Muller (quieter) to take your lunch at the restaurant – tea room “L’été en Pente Douce”. Now take the metro to the Centre Georges Pompidou for an afternoon of culture! Don’t forget to take a detour via the Stravinsky Fountain with its works by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle.

Day 5:

Visit Versailles Palace and its marvellous gardens. Why not join a guided visit that will make the experience unforgettable.

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