Paris is dream destination of every traveler, not just because of Eiffel Tower but the city of Love has lot more to proffer. Enjoy the French cheese or delicious wine, soak in the Persian culture or wander in Royal Champs-Elysees, experience the finest art in the world or plan a day trip in Versailles, this city keeps you engage all the time during your stay. Plan your one week trip with us to experience the much of the city as possible in 1 week’s itinerary.
Day 1: Find the Best Views and Explore Montmartre
On your first day in most romantic city, the excitement will be inflated and the best way to quench the wanderlust is to observe the magical views of Paris. Head to the Sacre Coeur, Wall of Love and Moulin Rouge. The mesmerizing Sacre Coeur is the tallest point in Paris from where you can see what amazing things you’re going to experience over the span of next 6 days.
Sacre Coeur: A Roman Catholic Church set at the top of Montmartre Hill, which is the highest point in the city. Buy the ticket from the left of entrance for six euros to enjoy the bewitching views of Paris. Next, stroll the church and get amazed by its unique design and stained glass windows.
Wall of Love: Wall of Love is situated in the Jehan Rictus garden square in Montmartre. For love birds, seeing this wall is must as it makes you fall in love once again when you see the word ‘LOVE’ written on the wall in 250 different language 311 times. An admirable place for picnic or lunch. You can also just take romantic stroll wth your significant other.
Moulin Rouge: A world renowned cabaret! Moulin Rouge is a form of theatrical entertainment which people came from all over the world to watch. Located at the bottom of the hill from Sacre Coeur, right in the Montmartre. The structure looks like a large red windmill, worthy to see when you’re in Paris.
Day 2: Soak yourself in Paris Art Scene: It is recommended to book tickets beforehand so you can enjoy time exploring art and crafts instead of standing in line for tickets. Louvre, Musee d’Orsay and Atlier Luminaries are perfect to spend your second day in city of love.
Louvre: The largest and most visited art museum in the world holds about 38,000 pieces. Louvre is mostly eminent for being the home of Mona Lisa. Spend the morning here and you’ll find yourself getting lost among world’s highest-profile works. The pyramids in the Louvre’s courtyard are also worth watching.
Atlier Luminaries: A new addition to Paris artwork site, opened in spring 2018 and doesn’t have any original artwork because the entire exhibit is digital. Visiting this place is a unique experience. Enjoy the works of Gustav Klimt hanging across the walls of the venue.
Muse d’Orsay: Sits on the left of the bank of River Seine, Muse d’Orsay is an amazing museum holding the world’s largest collection of impressionist work. Spend few hours and walk through the art of Monet, Cezanne, Degas and Van Gogh.
Day 3: Explore Marais: Beautiful Marais district need full day to be explored! Taste the mouth-watering falafel at L’as du Fallafel. Complete your day with a bottle of wine and fresh baguette near the bank of the Seine.
Marais: Your day 3 will be different from other days as you’re not going to the location but spending the day in an entire district. The most exotic area in Paris where you can spend time in cute cafes and Jewish bakeries can enjoy the great shopping and most notably the incredible falafel.
Day 4: Stroll the 1st and 8th Arrondissement: On your fourth day in Paris enjoy visiting Palais Royal Champs-Elysees, Palace de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Don’t miss the chance to see Eiffel Tower at night. Grab a bottle of champagne before sunset and walk across Pont de Alexandre III to hitch a spot on Champs de Mars.
Palais Royal: Located in the 1st arrondissement, across the Louvre. Palais Royal was a royal castle once but now it is the home of Paris Constitutional Council and Ministry of Culture. The gorgeous building designed in black and white striped columns by Daniel Buren in 1986 is perfect spot for photos.
Royal Champs-Elysees: A famous and busy street in Paris, perfect for window shopping or actual shopping. While shopping or strolling don’t forget to take a box of macrons to munch.
Arc De Triomphe: A large monument located at the end of Champs-Elysees. The arc was bespoke in 1806 by Napoleon in honor of those who fought and died during the French Revolution and Napoleon Wars.
Palace De La Concorde: It is a large square with historic significance as this place was used for execution during the French Revolution from 1789until 1799. The preeminent Queen Marie Antoinette was guillotined in Palace De La Concorde.
Day 5: Wander 5th and 6th Arrondissement and Notre-Dame: The gorgeous Notre-Dame Cathedral makes you amazed with its intricate artwork and small details. Next, Europe on day 5 visit the Shakespeare & Company to buy any good book to read in Jardin de Luxembourg under the tree. Head to the Pantheon to pay visit to graves of some notorious people.
Notre-Dame: Located in the 4th arrondissement on the bank of River Seine. Explore the beautiful architecture adorned with flying buttresses, detailed stained glass and gargoyles.
Shakespeare & Company: “BE NOT INHOSPITABLE TO STRANGERS LEST THEY BE ANGELS IN DISGUISE”, the motto of the famous bookstore in Paris brings the tourist to visit this place. The bookstore allows aspiring authors and artist to sleep here in exchange of working. It is also a free reading library for bookaholics.
Day 6: A Day Trip to Versailles: Spend the day living like Marie Antoinette in Versailles.
Versailles: A perfect place for day trip from Paris, just take 15-20 minute train ride. Versailles was the home of French court starting in 1682 when Louis XIV repositioned here. The magnificent Palace of Versailles was created during the region of Lois XIV and now it’s a worthy place to explore the beauty and royalty of the place.
Day 7: Head to the Top of the Eiffel Tower: On your last day in Paris spend morning in strolling Prince de Galles for English High Tea and enjoy the most incredible snacks and desserts. And then enjoy the Eiffel Tower from the top.
Eiffel Tower: Visiting Eiffel Tower on your last day is just like saving best thing for the end! Who doesn’t know about the great monument of Eiffel Tower. It is the most visited monument that was originally designed in 1889 World’s Fair but the Paris kept it around and now the monument alone brings an average of 25,000 visitors per day! The tower gives you an amazing experience both at day and night. During the day you can enjoy the city view from the top of the Eiffel Tower but the night view is simply breathtaking. Take a blanket and bottle of good wine before the sunset and the moment sky darkens, the whole tower sparkles with 20,000 light bulbs. The bulbs continue to spark 5 minutes every hour until 1 am.
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