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05/16/20

“Paris is not a city, it’s a World” – King François I

As King François I says, Paris is a world, and so there is plenty to fill your time during a Paris in 5 days itinerary. With 5 days in Paris, you’ve got plenty of time to see all the very best attractions, get lost exploring the quaint Parisian streets, enjoy delicious French cuisine, and even take a day trip or two further afield.

If you’re in the midst of planning your five days in Paris, this guide is a great starting point. Use this Paris itinerary 5 days guide step by step or simply use it as inspiration for your own Paris trip planner. Whatever you decide to do, you’re going to have a wonderful 5 day trip to Paris.


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Paris 5 day Itinerary – Our Proposal

Here’s an overview of this Paris in five days itinerary

  • Day 1 in Paris – Ile de la Cité and Right Bank
  • Day 2 in Paris – Le Marais and Montmartre
  • Day 3 in Paris – The Latin Quarter and Saint Germain des Prés
  • Day 4 in Paris – Day trip to Versailles
  • Day 5 in Paris – Paris 7 and Paris 8

As you can see from the above, this Paris 5-day itinerary is made up of 4 days exploring the sites in Paris and a 1 day trip to Versailles. To really maximize your 5 day trip to Paris, each day of this itinerary is based on exploring a particular area of Paris. This minimizes your walking time between attractions as well as transportation costs.

Another option you may like to consider instead of following this suggested 5 days in Paris itinerary, is to follow our 3 days in Paris itinerary and spend a weekend getaway somewhere nearby.

Our five days in Paris itinerary comes with 4 different maps, one for each day spent in Paris and with our suggested points of interest.

All the sights marked in bold in the text of the itinerary below appear in the Maps of Paris. Dark spots are the activities that we suggest to do in Paris at night. The map can be zoomed in and zoomed out for your convenience.

Unless clearly state, this Paris 5 day trip itinerary below assumes you’ll make your own arrangements for lunch between the morning and afternoon sections.  However as you will note below, usually for dinner specific suggestions are made.

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VISIT PARIS IN 5 DAYS | TRIP PLANNER

Practical Info

» Basics: Language is French but English is widely spoken; Currency is Euro

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» Food & Drinks: Paris Food Guide

» Side Trips: Versailles Quick Guide, Best Day Trips from Paris

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5 Days in Paris - Itinerary

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5 Days in Paris, Day 1: Ile de La Cité + Right Bank

3 days in Paris - Day 1

The river Seine flows through Paris, cutting the city in two. You’ll hear the locals refer to one side of the river as Paris’ Left Bank (Paris Rive Gauche) and the other side as Paris’ Right Bank (Paris Rive Droite).

In the center of the river is a small island called Ile de la Cité, which was once the heart of Medieval Paris. It is here that the first Royal Palace stood as well as the city’s main religious and institutional buildings.  As such it is not surprising that some of the best places to visit in Paris in 5 days are located on Ile de la Cité.

~ MORNING ~

Notre Dame Cathedral (from outside)

Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

To kick off your Paris five day itinerary, get off at metro Cité, grab yourself a cuppa and head to Notre Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris).   The construction of this jewel of Gothic Architecture began in the 13th century and was finally completed in the 15th century.

As you would no doubt be aware, Notre Dame was severely damaged during a fire in April 2019 and is currently closed to the public.  During the fire parts of the roof and the spire was destroyed forever, however, the main façade and its twin towers were saved as were the Cathedral’s treasures.

Despite Notre Dame currently being closed, you can still admire its main façade.  Look out for the huge rose window which is a dedication to Our Lady of Paris and the 28 sculptures below which represent the kings of Judah and Israel, the ancestors of Christ. These sculptures lost their heads during the French Revolution and what you see today are replicas.

Before leaving Notre Dame, be sure to find the plaque on the ground which indicates France’s km 0 point. From here all French roads (including French roads overseas) are measured from this point.

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Useful Info & Tips:

» Notre Dame opening hours: closed to the public until further notice

» Notre Dame Towers opening hours: closed to the public until further notice

» France’s km 0 point cannot be seen at the moment due to Notre Dame’s reconstruction works.

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Explore Other Sights on Ile de la Cité

Sainte Chapelle Paris

Before leaving Ile de la Cité, consider visiting one or two of the other historical sights located there. Places of interest include Archaeological Crypt, the Sainte Chapelle, or the Conciergerie.

» The Archaeological Crypt: Just in front of Notre Dame, at this underground museum you will find a range of ancient remains which were discovered during excavations between 1965 and 1972.  The museum was built around the Roman remains of former Lutetia, including some streets, part of Lutetia’s walls, and Roman baths. Here you will see parts of structures dating back from Antiquity to the medieval period as well as learn about the history of Lutetia, from the Celtic settlement named Parisii to Roman times.

» The Sainte Chapelle: This Gothic-style, royal chapel was built in just 7 years from 1238 to 1248. Today this building has one of the most extensive 13th century stained glass collections anywhere in the world.

» The Conciergerie: This 14th-century Gothic building was formerly the King of France’s palace and then used as a prison. Visitors can explore the dungeons and the chapel where Marie Antionette was held prisoner during the last days before dying under the guillotine.

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Now leave the Ile de la Cité and wander along the Quai François Mitterrand.  The Quai François Mitterrand is a quay that stretches alongside the River Seine and after around 20 minutes walking along here you will arrive at the Louvre.

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Useful Info & Tips:

» Save money and time! This combo ticket Sainte Chapelle + Conciergerie gives you skip-the-line access to these unique sites at a discounted price.

» The Sainte Chapelle opens every day, from 9 am to 5 pm in the winter and from 9 am to 7 pm during the summer. To get the full effect of its windows, try to visit on a sunny day. The best time to visit is one hour or so before sunset as the sun is getting down through the windows.

» The Conciergerie opens every day, from 9.30 am to 6 pm

» The Crypte Archéologique is closed until further notice.

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The Louvre Museum

Best Way to Visit the Louvre in 2 hours

When spending only a few days in Paris, you might have time for only one big museum. Pick either the Louvre or the Musée d’Orsay. We recommend the Louvre Museum.

The Louvre Palace was initially built as a royal palace for the Kings of France, however today it is one of the world’s most visited museums and certainly one of the things to do in Paris in 5 days. While this itinerary only allows you to explore the Louvre for a few hours, you could quite literally spend days exploring this popular Paris tourist attraction.

While you visit Paris in 5 days, it is recommended that you spend around 2 hours here at the Louvre seeing the museums main artworks.

MAKE IT SPECIAL: the famous tea-house Angelina has an establishment inside the Louvre Museum, not far from Napoleon iii apartments. Enjoy Angelina’s famous hot chocolate or taste the incredible Mont Blanc dessert without the crowds!

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Useful Info & Tips: 

» The Louvre Museum opens from Wednesday to Monday from 9 am to 6 am. On Wednesdays and Fridays, the Louvre opens until 10 pm.

» The Louvre Museum sees long lines all year round. You can buy your Louvre skip-the-line ticket now

» Check how to get the most out of the Louvre in 2 hours or less

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~ AFTERNOON ~

The Tuileries Garden

Tuileries Gardens Paris

From the Louvre take a short walk to the Tuileries Garden, one of the most beautiful gardens in Paris. The Tuileries Garden was built in 1564 as the garden of the Tuileries Palace and became a public garden in 1667.  The name of the gardens comes from the tile factory which once stood where the gardens are now.

There is no particular path to follow to explore the gardens, just wander wherever you please.  There are several ponds that you can relax by or grab a quick eat from one of the guinguettes in the park.

If the weather is rainy, then instead of exploring the Tuileries Garden, take a stroll through the Covered Passages of Paris.

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From Place Vendôme to Opéra de Garnier

Place Vendôme - Paris

From the Tuileries Gardens, leave through rue de Rivoli in the north and walk around 300m along rue Castiglione. Here you fill find Place Vendôme, considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in Paris.

The Place Vendôme features the Vendôme Column, which was initially erected by Napoleon I to commemorate the Battle of Austerlitz.  The column was torn down in 1871 but has since been re-elected to what you see today.  Also in the square, you will find some exclusive jewelry stores and first-class hotels such as the Hotel Ritz.

From Place Vendôme it’s a 700m walk to Opéra Garnier, located at the end of Avenue de l’Opéra.  Also known as Palais Garnier or Opéra de Paris, this stunning building was commissioned by Emperor Napoleon III for the Paris Opera and built between 1861 to 1875. The building was designed by the architect Charles Garnier, and it is considered a masterpiece of Neo-Baroque Architecture.

An interesting fact about the Opéra Garnier is that this is the setting for Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera.

Depending on what you did before, you may have time to visit the Opéra Garnier inside. If so, we recommend the Opéra Guided Night tour, starting at 5.30 pm, which includes the legends and visit to the Phantom’s box seat.

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If rather than exploring the Opéra de Garnier you’d prefer to go shopping, head to one of the shopping malls of Grand Boulevards. As well as shopping you can admire the beautiful architecture and interiors of the buildings.

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~ EVENING ~

Galeries Lafayette and Cabaret Show

Now its time to have a drink or two at Galeries Lafayette rooftop terrace, just 300m from the Opéra Garnier.  From here you can get some fantastic views of the Opéra Garnier as well as the Eiffel Tower, Sacré Cœur, Notre Dame, and more.  The 7th-floor rooftop terrace is free to visit, and open daily from 9.30 am to 8 pm.

The best Paris itinerary, of course, includes a cabaret show and dinner and there are plenty to choose from in Paris. Read our best cabarets of Paris guide to choose the perfect one for you.

Many visitors to Paris decide to see the Moulin Rouge, perhaps the most famous Parisian cabaret.  If you do decide to go to the Moulin Rouge, you must book your tickets well in advance, as it is always full.

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Useful info & Tips: 

» Click here to buy your tickets to the Moulin Rouge show

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5 Days in Paris, Day 2: Le Marais + Montmartre

5 Days in Paris - Day 2

Day 2 is all about exploring the areas of Le Marais and Montmartre. Both these areas of Paris are perfect for simply wandering the streets, admiring the gorgeous buildings you pass, and stopping in at various museums or art galleries you find along the way.

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~ MORNING ~

Le Marais

Place des Vosges - Paris

Located in both the 3rd  and 4th arrondissements, Le Marais is one of the most beautiful areas in all of Paris. Le Marais is well known for its elegant mansions, gorgeous hotels, art galleries, and quaint little cafes – this is one of the best places for coffee and so the perfect spot to start your second day.

Start day two off in front of Hôtel de Ville, which is home to the city’s local administration. Find a great little café for breakfast before you begin exploring Le Marais.

Next, why not visit one of the museums in the area, there are a few to choose from such as:

  • Georges Pompidou: This is the museum about contemporary art, with a library and music center. Open daily from 11 am until late (closed Tuesdays).
  • Picasso Museum: Located in a beautiful private mansion, this museum holds 5,000 artworks by Picasso. Open daily from 9.30 am until 6 pm (closed Mondays).
  • Carnevalet Museum: Also located in a private mansion of Le Marais, this museum showcases the art and history of Paris with a focus on the 16th and 17th and French Revolution. The museum is currently closed and will re-open in spring 2020 after years of renovation.

After you explore a museum of your choice, just get lost in Le Marais.  Wander up and down the streets admiring the beautiful private mansions, stop in one of the cute cafes, explore the small museums, art and photo galleries you stumble across.

During your morning, make sure you check out Place des Vosges, the oldest square in Paris. This square has stunning architecture and a beautiful central garden and is a must-see in Le Marais.

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Useful info & Tips: 

» Check out our Paris 3 Quick Guide to learn more about the area around Temple

» Check out our Paris 4 Quick Guide to learn more about the area close to Hôtel de Ville

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~ AFTERNOON ~

Montmartre

Now it’s time to leave Le Marais and explore the nearby neighborhood of Montmartre. From Le Marais, take the metro to the Anvers station (line 12).

We suggest following this Stories of Old Montmartre Walking Tour, starting from Place du Tertre, which explores the top sights of Montmartre such as the Sacré Coeur, the Moulin de la Galette, or the Wall of Love.

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Montmartre is the Sacré Coeur. Officially called the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, Sacré Coeur is a Roman Catholic Church dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Sacré Coeur sits on top of a hill and from here there are great views across Paris.  Sacré Coeur is open daily from 6 am to 10.30 pm and entry is free.

Other sights you may like to see in Montmartre include:

  • The Wall of Love: Located just behind the metro station Abesses at Square Jehan Rictus, this wall was created by two artists and features 612 tiles with the words “I Love You” in 311 different languages.
  • Saint Jean de Montmartre church: This is a roman catholic church built in an art deco style and is situated at the foot of Montmartre.
  • Rue Lepic: This is a central street in Montmartre which climbs the hill to the Sacré Coeur. Along here you will find an array of great little shops and cafes.
  • Le Consulat Café: Located on Rue Norvins, this is one of the oldest houses in Montmartre.

Do keep in mind that Montmartre is a hilly neighborhood with many steps.  Also unfortunately there does appear to be a lot of pickpockets around Montmartre, particularly around Sacré Coeur, so please be extra vigilant.

MAKE IT SPECIAL: climb up to Sacré Coeur’s dome for amazing panoramic views of Paris! The access to the dome is from outside the basilica, on the left side.

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~ EVENING ~

Montmartre by Night

Rooftop bars in Paris

Photo courtesy: Terrass Hotel Montmartre ©

As the sun sets, head to Terrass Hotel, one of our favorite rooftop bars in Paris. This bar has some great views of the Paris skyline and is the perfect place for dinner and cocktails.

During the summer, Montmartre is very lively in the evening so you can just walk around and revisit some sights under the moonlight.

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Useful info & Tips: 

» Terrass Hotel and Rooftop Bar are located at 12 Rue Joseph de Maistre. Closest metro stations are Place de Clichy (lines 2 and 13) and Abbesses (line 12). Open also for non-guests

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5 Days in Paris, Day 3: The Latin Quarter & Saint-Germain-des-Prés

5 Days in Paris - Day 3

Day 3 will see you exploring the Latin Quarter, in Paris 5. While this area is known as the center of the university life in Paris, it’s also where the Roman City (IC AD) was born.  It is believed that Lutetia’s Roman Forum, the center of religious and civil life during the Roman times, was located at current rue Soufflot while today’s rue Saint Jacques was the former Cardo Maximus and one of the two main streets in Roman times.

As well as exploring some of the historical buildings and sights in the area, day 3 also sees you visiting a few of the beautiful gardens located in the area.

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~ MORNING ~

The Latin Quarter

Paris 5 - Place Contrescarpe

Start the day at Jardin des Plantes, the main botanical garden in France.  This is a 400-year-old garden, which has over 2.5 hectares of French Gardens to explore. Depending on the weather, stroll around the park admiring the flowers, remarkable trees, or visit the 18-century greenhouses with plants from all over the world.

While you’re here, you may also like to visit one of the museums inside the park like the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution or The Paleontology Museum.

After you visit Jarden des Plantes, walk 700m to Les Arènes de Lutèce.  Les Arènes de Lutèce is a theatre which was constructed in the 1st century AD and was where people came to watch gladiatorial combats.  You can visit Les Arènes de Lutèce for free and see where the actors once stood, the stage platform and lapidary parts.

Now continue to Rue Mouffetard which is approximately 550m from the Arènes de Lutèce.  Rue Mouffetard is in one of the oldest and liveliest neighborhoods of Paris and is a great place for lunch.  We recommend you lunch at Place de la Contrescarpe a square along Rue Mouffetard.  Choose your favorite terrace for lunch and watch the people go by.

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Useful info & Tips: 

»The Jardin des Plantes is open daily from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm.

» Les Arènes de Lutèce is located at 49 Rue Monge. It is open from 8 am or 9 am to 6 pm /7.30 pm or 8.30 pm depending on the season. Free entry.

» Check out our Paris 5 Quick Guide to learn more about the Latin Quarter

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~ AFTERNOON ~

The Panthéon & Luxembourg Gardens

After lunch, take a 650m walk to the Panthéon which sits high on the hill of Montagne Sainte-Geneviève.  The Panthéon was once a church dedicated to the patron saint of Paris and is one of the most famous landmarks in Paris.

Today this neoclassical style structure is a mausoleum dedicated to the most notable citizens of France where you can see the tombs of people like Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Émile Zola, Jean Moulin, Louis Braille, or Soufflot, its architect. Marie Curie was the first woman interred in the Panthéon on her own merits.

The Panthéon was also the place where Foucault demonstrated in 1851 the rotation of the Earth by hanging a 67-meter long pendulum from the central dome.  Today, visitors can see a replica of this famous pendulum still hanging from the dome to commemorate this achievement.

MAKE IT SPECIAL: Visitors to the Panthéon can climb the stairs to the dome for some fantastic 360-degree views across Pairs.  Many say this is the “Balcony of Paris”.

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Useful info & Tips: 

» The Panthéon of Paris is open every day from 10 am to 6.30 pm. Entrance ticket costs 9€

» The access to the Panthéon’s dome is open from April to October. Ticket to the dome is the Panthéon ticket + 2€

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The Luxembourg Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens Paris

Once you’ve finished exploring the Panthéon, take a short walk (550m) to the Luxembourg Gardens.

The Luxembourg Gardens were built upon the initiative of Queen Marie de Medici (the widow of King Henri IV) in 1612 and inspired by the Boboli Gardens in Florence.  The gardens which cover 25 hectares of land are split into French and English gardens, with a geometric forest and a large octagonal pond diving the two.

Other things to see at Luxembourg Gardens include the Médicis Fountain (considered one of the most romantic places in all of Paris), an orchard of old apple variety, an apiary where you can learn about beekeeping, a rose garden, and greenhouses with an orchid collection.  Families may want to try this self-guided treasure hunt in the Luxembourg Gardens.

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After exploring the Luxembourg Gardens take a 700m walk to Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church. Completed in 558, Saint Germain des Prés Church is the only remaining Romanesque building in Paris.

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Useful info & Tips: 

» Jardin du Luxembourg has no entrance fee. The opening hours of the garden are defined according to the season (7.30/8.30 am to 4.30/9.30 pm)

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~ EVENING ~

Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Les Deux Magots Paris

Now its time to have drinks and dinner in Saint Germain des Prés, one of the fanciest neighborhoods in all of Paris.

Saint Germain des Prés started out as a rural village in the 12th century that grew around the former Saint-Germain Abbey.  After the second world war, this area changed with the cafes in Saint-Germain-des-Prés becoming a common meeting place for intellectuals, writers, and artists.  Soon the area had serval small printers, cafes, and bookstores.

Americans visiting Paris will be interested to know that the Treaty of Paris between Britain and the United States, which ended the American Revolution and granted the U.S. its independence, was signed on 3 September 1783 at the Hotel d’York in Saint Germain (56 rue Jacob).

These days Saint Germain des Prés has been transformed due to the tourism industry. Instead of the small bookstores and cafes, now the area is filled with first-class hotels, luxury boutiques, and modern art galleries.  Nevertheless, the area is still a gorgeous spot to explore and an excellent place for dinner and some drinks.

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5 Days in Paris, Day 4: Day Trip to Versailles

5 Days in Paris - Day 4

Today its time to leave the city of Paris for a day trip to Versailles, home to Château de Versailles – one of the world’s most famous palaces.  Built in the 17th century as a hunting lodge for King Louis, Chateau de Versailles is a jewel of French architecture.

Versailles Palace & Gardens

Visit Versailles Gardens

The Palace is spread out across more than 800 hectares, including the Versailles Gardens with 200,000 trees, 50 foundations, and a 5.57 canal, making it well worth a visit during your 5-day Paris itinerary.

Before heading out to Versailles, we recommended reading our guide on how best to plan a day trip to Versailles and our guide on the different options of how to get to Versailles from Paris.

If you decide to visit Versailles on your own, before heading back to Paris, have dinner at La Veranda. This is a stunning restaurant set among lush greenery close to Château de Versailles.  During the warmer months, be sure to ask for an outdoor table to enjoy the views of the Château de Versailles.

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5 Days in Paris, Day 5: Paris 8 and Paris 7

5 Days in Paris - Day 5

On your 5th and final day in Paris, you’ll take a closer look at some of the famous landmarks in the city, as well as spending some time admiring the brilliant architecture of the city’s buildings.


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Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées

Arc de Triomphe - Paris

Start your day by climbing the Arc de Triomphe and enjoying the views of Paris from the top.

The Arc de Triomphe, which stands at the western end of the Champs Elysées, is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. Built between 1806 and 1836, the arch is in honor of those who fought for France, and in particular those that did so during the Napoleonic wars.

From the top of the Arc de Triomphe, you’ll be rewarded with some brilliant views across Paris as well as the Eiffel Tower.

After you visit Arc de Triomphe, walk down to the world-famous Champs Elysées.  This lovely 1.9km avenue is the perfect place for some shopping or just to admire the gorgeous buildings that line “the worlds most beautiful avenue”.

Along Champs Elysées, you’ll find some high-end designer labels, luxury hotels as well as more affordable brands such as Gap, Zara, and Nike. We highly recommend stopping in at Guerlain (68 Champs Elysées) to admire this stunning historic building and perhaps buy some perfumes.

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Grand Palais and Petit Palais

Petit Palais - Paris

From Champs Elysées, continue onto Grand Palais. The Grand Palais is a large historic site that houses an exhibition hall and museum.  The building constructed from stone, steel, and glass, is recognizable by its large glass dome.

While many visitors come simply to admire its architecture, you can come to see one of the various exhibits held here or visit the permanent Palais de la Découverte which is a museum dedicated to science and an excellent place for families.

If you have time, cross the road to visit some of the rooms inside Petit Palais (entry is free). Petit Palais houses the City of Paris Museum of Fine Art, which is interesting to visit, but also just admiring the grand architecture and decoration of this building is well worth it.

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Just by Petit Palais is the Alexander iii Bridge, said to be the most romantic bridge in all of Paris. The bridge which was built between 1896 and 1900, features Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, nymphs, and winged horses at either end and it is in the same style as the Grand Palais, which you just visited earlier.

This bridge connects the Champs Elysées quarter with the area surrounding the Eiffel Tower, and as you stroll across it, you’ll have brilliant views of the Eiffel Tower.

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~ AFTERNOON ~

Eiffel Tower  OR Orsay Museum

picnic at the foot of the Eiffel Tower

After lunch, head to Champ de Mars for a close look at the Eiffel Tower, the most iconic monument of Paris. Is it worth going up to the Eiffel Tower? You can read our thoughts in this post. You can also decide to have a break at Champ de Mars from where you have a close-up view of the Eiffel Tower.

If you prefer a more cultural afternoon, you can continue along to the left bank and visit the Orsay Museum.  The Orsay Museum is in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station which was built between 1898 and 1900.

The Orsay Museum holds mainly French art from the period 1848 to 1914 and includes artworks of Van Gogh, Gauguin, and the Impressionists.  Even if you’re not into art galleries, a visit here is well worth it, just to see the train station which looks like a palace!

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Useful info & Tips: 

» Book your Eiffel Tower tickets well in advance! With only two days in Paris, it’s important to secure the date and time slot asap.

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~ EVENING ~

Eiffel Tower and Seine River Boat Tour

Eiffel Tower Paris

We’ve saved the best dinner recommendation for last – dinner at Les Ombres!  Located on a rooftop terrace, Les Ombres has brilliant 360-degree views of both Paris and the Eiffel Tower.

Seeing the Eiffel Tower from afar while lit up at night is truly magical. Did you know that while the Eiffel Tower is lit up, for the first five minutes of every hour, it sparkles?

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Seine River Cruise

Seine Cruise in Paris

After your wonderful dinner at Les Ombres, what better way to finish off your 5 days in Paris itinerary than taking a night cruise down the River Seine, perhaps with a glass of champagne.  During this cruise, you will see many of the most famous Paris landmarks, magically illuminated, including the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d’Orsay, the Conciergerie, and more.

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Useful info & Tips: 

» Book your Eiffel Tower tickets well in advance! With only two days in Paris, it’s important to secure the date and time slot asap.

» Restaurant Les Ombres is located at 27 Quai Branly (Paris 7). Book your table in advance directly on their website.

» During summertime, sunset can be around 22:00, which means illuminations will come only after this hour. Boat tours usually run until 10.30 pm so we recommend booking the last or pre-last boat tour to see the monuments illuminated.

And there you have it a comprehensive 5-day itinerary for your trip to Paris. Follow this itinerary step by step or change it up to suit your own individual preferences.

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Where to Sleep in Paris for 5 Days

If you have not decided where to sleep in Paris for 2 days, we can help with some suggestions:

Hotel with Eiffel Tower Views

If you can afford it, why not treating yourself with the pleasure of waking up with an amazing Eiffel Tower balcony view? Some of Paris’ top luxury hotels, well known for its great facilities and amazing interiors, come also with the best views of Eiffel Tower, especially beautiful during its night show.

Check out the best hotels with Eiffel Tower Views

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Hotel at Le Marais

Booking a hotel in Le Marais (Paris 3 or Paris 4) can be an excellent choice. This area is beautiful, central and there are many options for bars and restaurants.

Click here to see the best hotels at Le Marais

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Here are our personal suggestions on where to sleep in Paris for five days:

Hotel Saint Louis en l’Isle

  • Location: Paris 4
  • Category: 3 stars

Hotel Saint Louis en l’Isle has an excellent location, on the heart of Ile de Saint Louis. Its classic Parisian décor, wooden beams, and exposed stone walls make this hotel unique and an excellent option for your stay in Paris.

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Castex Hotel

  • Location: Paris 4
  • Category: 3 stars

Stay in the heart of busy Marais, and finish your days in the hotel’s quiet garden. Rooms are cute and bright with a very defined contemporary design and breakfast is served in the hotel’s impressive stone cellar.

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Hotel du Petit Moulin

  • Location: Paris 4
  • Category: 4 stars

Located at the heart of Marais and entirely designed by Christian Lacroix, it is impossible to have a better combination history + design. Guests can use complimentary bicycles and enjoy free access to the spa at Hotel Pavillon de la Reine, a 10-min walk away.

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