How to spend 5 days in Paris

It would take a lifetime to discover all the marvelous places that Paris has to offer, every quarter has its specific style and substantial history; this is why planning ahead it’s an excellent way to get to explore some of the iconic places, even if you only count with a few days in the city.

Day 1: Visit The Eiffel Tower, explore the Trocadero Gardens, have a glass of champagne and go back to the Eiffel tower when it turns dark.

The Eiffel Tower is Paris’ most iconic monument and symbol of the city, most of the tourists visit this place driven by the desire of being in front of it. So what a best way to start this journey!

Visiting the tower when it’s still bright would help you appreciate the colors and the warm mixture of this emblematic spot, but also at night you can get un unremarkable view, just when the lights are turned on! This is why staying in the neighborhood it is a great way to experience it.

Stopping at The Trocadero Gardens , it’s also a must; this outdoor space consists of a long garden, complete with fountains and lawns with a relaxing and antique vibe.

A great way to continue enjoying the day is having some snacks and champagne in any of the spectacular cafes near by, trying escargots would definitely be an interesting and accurate choice.

When you are ready, go see the lights.

-Day 2: Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Latin Quarter:

Starting at The Champs-Élysées and observing the Arc de Triomphe, would be an ideal way to start the walking tour.

The Champs-Élysées connects the Arc de Triomphe with the Place de la Concorde and is considered to be one of the world’s most famous commercial streets. We can find here buildings include high-end stores, cafés, and offices.

Next, head south toward the Latin Quarter, this touristic area is labyrinth of alleys and café-lined squares with a  Bohemian charm: is vibrant, artsy, and eclectic quarter, one of the oldest areas of Paris!

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-Day 3: Enjoy the beauty of art at the Louvre museum, walk along the Seine river and eat some crêpes

Paris is the city of bridges, along the Seine you can find around 30 of them in this place, and not only that, some of Paris’ most iconic landmarks are located near this enigmatic river, making walking around an excellent way to discover fascinating locations.

The Notre Dame and the Louvre museum are some of the emblematic structures that you would find. If you are considering to stop by the Louvre museum and appreciate the Mona Lisa a little closer, buying your tickets online ahead of time would be ideal.

The Louvre museum, has countless collections of paintings and artefacts that you would not want to miss, find some interesting facts about it by clicking here!

Near this museum you would be able to find many creperies with traditional French crepes and more. One of the absolutely recommended is Creperie Genia, located just a few minutes walk from the Louvre.

-Day 4: Wander around Montmartre and visit the Sacre Coeur or even the Moulin Rouge:

Montmartre is a piece of heaven, with many of the Parisian landmarks in it, this is one of the favorite neighborhoods of all the tourists without a doubt. Montmartre began its life as a hilltop village, surrounded by vineyards and farmlands, This is the most bohemian of Paris neighborhoods.

It’s also home of Moulin Rouge, the #1 rated cabaret show in the whole European continent, this was founded in 1889, the original building burned down in 1915, but the current theatre, topped with a red windmill, is still a glam affair.

But one of the most important monuments situated in this quarter of Paris is the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, built in the highest hill. The Basilica of Sacré-Coeur is a striking Catholic landmark.

To keep in mind: wear comfortable shoes!

-Day 5: The Palace of Versailles and dinner at a traditional French restaurant

It takes a full day to really enjoy a visit to this royal residence of France, spending the day exploring the château, getting lost in the surrounding gardens, and experiencing the extravagant lifestyle of France’s former monarchy.

Situated just 30 minutes outside of Paris in the village of Versailles, this elaborate complex once thrived as the epicenter of political power for the Kingdom of France, illustrating more than five centuries of French history, the Palace not only houses remarkable works of art – it stands as a work of art itself.

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