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5-day Paris City Guide

Our 5-day Paris City Guide shows you a step-by-step time line and itinerary for your stay in Paris. Follow it and get the best of your days in the city.

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DAY 1

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Take Metro line 6 or 9 to Trocadero station
09:00-09:20 Trocadéro Gardens (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Romantic gardens
  • Great view on the Eiffel tower
Read more about Trocadéro Gardens

Photo: Angel T.

Take a walk through bridge Pont d’léna - 10’
09:30-11:30 Eiffel Tower (Monument, 13.1 €)

Why visit

  • The most spectacular view of Paris
  • The symbol of Paris
  • Fascinating engineering achievement
Read more about Eiffel Tower

Photo: BurgTender

11:30-12:00 Parc du Champ de Mars (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Great view on the Eiffel tower
Read more about Parc du Champ de Mars
Take a walk on Avenue de Tourville to Musée Rodin - 20’
12:20-13:40 Musée Rodin (Museum, 6 €)

Why visit

  • The famous The Thinker is on display
  • Collection of masterpieces from Rodin
  • Beatiful gardens with great sculptures
Read more about Musée Rodin

Photo: cisko

Lunch time
Take a walk to the Army Museum and Tomb of Napoleon
14:45-16:15 Army Museum and Tomb of Napoleon (Museum, 9 €)

Why visit

  • One of the largest collections of military objects
  • Final resting place of Napoleon
Read more about Army Museum and Tomb of Napoleon
16:15-16:45 Hotel des Invalides (Museum, 9 €)

Why visit

  • Impressive building complex
  • Final resting place of Napoleon
Read more about Hotel des Invalides

Photo: feliven

Take a walk through bridge Alexandre III - 15’
17:00-17:20 Grand and Petit Palais (Monument, )

Why visit

  • Grand Palais has a splendid glass roof
  • Impressive buildings
Read more about Grand and Petit Palais

Photo: HarshLight

17:20-18:20 Champs-Elysées (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • One of the most famous streets in the world
Read more about Champs-Elysées

Photo: wallyg

Take a walk to Arc de Triomphe - 10’
18:30-19:15 Arc de Triomphe (Monument, 9 €)

Why visit

  • Breathtaking views of Paris
  • Magnificent historical monument
Read more about Arc de Triomphe

Photo: Rik_C

end of day 1

DAY 2

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Take Metro line 1 or 7 to Palais Royal Muséee de Louvre station
09:00-12:00 Musée du Louvre (Museum, 9.5 €)

Why visit

  • The world's largest museum
  • Fabulous collection
  • One of the most known museums in the world
Read more about Musée du Louvre

Photo: Dimitry B

Take a walk to Tuileries Garden
12:00-12:30 Tuileries Garden (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Beautiful public gardens
  • Famous for its great sculptures
Read more about Tuileries Garden

Photo: levork

Take a walk to Musée de l’Orangerie
12:30-13:30 Musée de l'Orangerie (Museum, 7.5 €)

Why visit

  • Monet's Water Lillies series is on display
  • Small collection but offering a great experience
Read more about Musée de l'Orangerie

Photo: fmpgoh

Lunch time
Take Metro line 11 to Rambuteau station
15:00-15:30 Centre Georges Pompidou (Museum, 12 €)

Why visit

  • Unique, futuristic building
  • Crazy design with the building's structural elements on the outside
Read more about Centre Georges Pompidou

Photo: wallyg

Take a walk on Rue de Renard to Hotel de Ville - 15’
15:45-16:15 Hotel de Ville (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Beautiful Renaissance style building
  • The square is a meeting point for the Parisians
Read more about Hotel de Ville

Photo: Storm Crypt

Take Metro line 14 to Madeleine station (Direction: Saint-Lazare ) - 30’
16:45-17:05 La Madeleine (Church, Free)

Why visit

  • Roman Catholic church with a unique design
Read more about La Madeleine
Take a walk to Opéra Garnier - 10’
17:15-17:35 Opéra Garnier (Monument, 9 €)

Why visit

  • Unbelievably ornamented opera house
  • Magnificent building
Read more about Opéra Garnier

Photo: Istvan

Take a walk to Galeries Lafayette - 10’
17:45-19:15 Galeries Lafayette (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Amazing department store
  • Unique (shopping) experience
Read more about Galeries Lafayette
end of day 2

DAY 3

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Take Metro line 4 to Cite station
09:00-10:00 Notre Dame Cathedral (Church, Free)

Why visit

  • UNESCO World Heritage site
  • One of the most known cathedrals in the world
  • Beatiful example of Gothic architecture
Read more about Notre Dame Cathedral

Photo: Amol Hatwar

10:00-11:00 Tower of Notre Dame Cathedral (Monument, 8 €)

Why visit

  • Spectacular views of Paris
  • Famous gargoyles
Read more about Tower of Notre Dame Cathedral
Take a walk to Sainte-Chapelle - 10’
11:10-11:55 Sainte-Chapelle (Church, 8 €)

Why visit

  • Beautiful stained glass windows
  • Unique atmosphere
  • One of the most spectacular churches in Paris
Read more about Sainte-Chapelle

Photo: IceNineJon

Take a walk to La Conciergerie- 10’
12:05-12:50 La Conciergerie (Museum, 7 €)

Why visit

  • Part of a World Heritage Site
  • Imposing building
Read more about La Conciergerie

Photo: bibi0328

Lunch time
Take RER B to Luxembourg station (Direction: Robinson or Saint-Rémy-les-Chevreuse)
15:00-16:20 Luxembourg Gardens (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Great place to relax and picnic
  • Lovely, calm, quiet garden
  • Splendid palace and famous fountain
Read more about Luxembourg Gardens

Photo: Kewei SHANG

Take a walk to the Panthéon - 20’
16:40-17:40 The Panthéon (Monument, 8 €)

Why visit

  • Impressive monument
  • Amazing architecture
Read more about The Panthéon
Take a walk to St-Michel Notre Dame station
Take RER c from St-Michel Notre Dame station to Pont de l’Alma station - 30 ’ in all
18:30-19:45 Boat trip on river Seine (Park and outdoors, 10 €)

Why visit

  • Romantic experience
  • Chance to see Paris from an another angle
Read more about Boat trip on river Seine

Photo: Giam

end of day 3

DAY 4

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Take RER C to Musée d’Orsay station
09:00-10:30 Musée d'Orsay (Museum, 8 €)

Why visit

  • Must-see museum for fans of Impressionism
  • Great variety of paintings, sculptures, and photographs
Read more about Musée d'Orsay
Take Metro line 12 from Assemblée Nationale station to Pigalle station (Direction: Porte de la Chapelle)
Change to Metro line 2 to Philippe Auguste station (Direction: Nation) - 60’ in all
11:30-13:30 Père Lachaise Cemetery (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • The world's most visited cemetery
  • Calm, peaceful place
Read more about Père Lachaise Cemetery
Lunch time
Take Metro line 2 from Philippe Auguste station to Pigalle station (Direction: Porte Dauphine)
Change to Metro line 12 to Abbesses station (Direction: Porte de la Chapelle)
15:30-17:30 Montmartre (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Most romantic neighborhood of Paris
  • Charming area
Read more about Montmartre
Take a walk to Sacré Coeur
17:30-18:00 Sacré-Coeur (Church, Free)

Why visit

  • One of the most recognized building in Paris
  • Beautiful Roman Catholic church
Read more about Sacré-Coeur

Photo: jotpeh

end of day 4

DAY 5

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Take RER C5 to Versailles Rive Gauche station (Direction: VICK or VERO)
09:00-12:30 Palace of Versailles and Gardens (Monument, 25 €)

Why visit

  • One of the most magnificient palaces in the world
  • World Heritage Site
  • Beautiful gardens
Read more about Palace of Versailles and Gardens

Photo: Amir K.

Lunch time
Take a walk or take Petit Train to Trianon Palaces
13:30-16:30 Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette's Estate (Monument, 10 €)

Why visit

  • Marie-Antoinette's Estate is like walking into a fairy tale
  • Remarkable palaces
Read more about Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette's Estate

Photo: kelpenhagen

Take RER C5 from Versailles Rive Gauche station to Invalides station
Change to Metro line 13 to Champs Élysées Clemenceau station (Direction: Saint Denise-Université)
Change to Metro line 1 to La Défense station (Direction: La Défense) - 60’ in all
17:30-18:15 La Défense (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Futuristic district of Paris
  • Amazing view from the steps of the impressive Grande Arche
Read more about La Défense
end of day 5

 

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