- Time: 5 days
- Expenses: less than $78 or 70€ per person per day (excludes airfare)
- Season: all year around
Money and time-saving tips:
- The lines for the Eiffel Tower and Louvre can get quite long, so we recommend you by your tickets on line,
- find accommodation outside of the city center, where the prices are lower. Don’t wory the public transport is nicly organized and you can get to the cnetre of Paris in just a few minutes.
The little streets, the smell of fresh croissants, red wine, the Eiffel Tower, the city of love. Paris, France’s capital, is one of the most well known cities when you think of Europe. It’s the city of art, fashion, gastronomy and culture.
Our trip to Paris included a four day exporation of the capital and a day trip to Versailles, covering the mojor atractions.
Eating out can be expensive, so if you’re on a buget stay in a hoste or Airbnb and cook some of your meals. Accommodations vary on average from 20€ to 60€ for the night per person depending on the region you are staying in. So staying little out of the city center will save you some money.
First day to explore the city of love. Take a stroll through the Montmartre neighborhood, walk by and take a picture next to the famous Moulin Rouge. Don’t miss the wall of love Le Mur Des Je t’aime, where you’ll find »i love you« written in more than 300 languages. It’s such a cute little place hidden between buildings. We took our time, to find the »i love you« fraze written in Slovneian language.
Next up on the agenda is the Sacre Coeur. You can explore the inside of the church or just enjoy the beautiful views of Paris.
After lunch, even if your not a big spender, take a peek in to The Galeries Lafayette, a shopping centre with mesmerizing architecture. Head up to the terrace for a great view.
Start your morning at the Arc de Triomphe. Take the 284 steps to the top to get a beautiful view of Paris and Champs-Elysees. Than take a stroll down the Champs-Elysees, grab some coffee or go shopping. From there walk to Pont Alexandre III and Luxor Obelisk.
The next stop is the magnificent Eiffel Tower, we recommend you reserve your tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines. Even with this tickets we still waited for half an hour in the line to get to the 2nd floor and another hour to get to the 3rd floor. So take that into consideration when planning. Take your time and enjoy the views of Paris.
Take a walk through the park Champs de Mars and wait for the sun to set. Wait for the light show on the Eiffel Tower. The best view of the light show is from the Troccadero and it’s well worth the wait.
Take a day trip to Versailles. Reserve the whole day fort his place. Versailles is amazing, the amazing interior, the place is huge, but what really blew us away were the gardens. We took our time walking around. The whole place is so spectacular, but be warned the lines are long and it can get pretty crowded.
One of the most iconic churches in the world caught on fire just a few weeks before our trip, so we could only apricieted from afar as it is closed for renovations. It’s still a spectacular view.
From there take a walk to another architectural breathtaking building the Sainte Chapelle. From the outside it doesn’t look that very special, but wait to you step inside. The glass masterpieces will take your breath away.
After a delicious cup of coffee take a look inside the Pantheon. I was in awe, it was amazing. Firstly, it was a church, secularized during the French Revolution and lather converted into a mausoleum. Here you can find the remains of distinguished French citizens.
Make room for the art lovers. The first part of the day is dedicated to the outstanding museum Louvre. You can easily spend the whole day here, but for us a few hours were enough to get to the major art pieces and to get the feel of the Louvre has to offer. We strongly recommend to buy your ticket in advance to avoid long lines, as we did.
If your up for it you can explore some other museums like Musée d’Orsay, Musée de l’Orangerie, and Musée de Rodin.
In the afternoon take a river cruise and enjoy the wonderful views of Paris. Have some fun on the last day in the city of love.
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