There are many ways you can spend your time in the city of light. You will always find something to do and an itinerary to follow, depending on your interests. How many days should YOU spend in Paris?
History and Art
For those who love architecture, arts and constantly want to learn new things, you should spend two to three days in Paris.
Day 1: Notre Dame and Musée d’Orsay
You can start your journey on the Bateaux-Mouches, a sightseeing cruise, to get a glimpse of all the monuments and history of the city of light, for a visit to Paris from a different angle. During this cruise, you will see the symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower. You will also be able to admire the Hôtel de Ville, la Concorde, and other monuments.
At the end of the cruise, you can walk to all those museums and enter the Notre Dame cathedral. You can also visit the Musée d’Orsay, which is located in an old train station if you are an art lover.
Day 2: The Louvre and the Château de Versailles
The Louvre museum has to be visited during your stay in Paris. The museum has eight years of existence, it brings together work of arts and treasures from Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Islamic arts civilizations. Masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa and the Venus of Milo are also in the Louvre museum.
After your visit, you can take a bus or train to extend your historic and art journey in the Château de Versailles, the residence of the kings of France Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI.
If you love food, Paris is the place to be. From traditional French food to cooking lessons, Paris can provide everything you are looking for. We recommend spending two days in the city.
Day 1: Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Marais
Traditional decor and typical French cuisine, Parisian brasseries are mythical and attract all-Paris. They are the must-see houses of gourmet life in Paris. Every week, new restaurants are appearing in the Parisian culinary landscape. There are also the mythical restaurants of the capital, adored by Parisians and tourists.
You can start your journey at Saint-Germain-des-Prés or Le Marais, as many French restaurants are there. You can taste there beef bourguignon, snails in garlic butter and traditional croque-monsieur. For a fine dining experience that treats you to all the best cuisine Le Marias has to offer, come with us on our guided food tour.
Day 2: Codon Bleu classes, Pierre Hermé and Ladurée pastries
Going to Paris is also the occasion to take a cooking class with a French chef. Many options will be available to you including the Cordon Bleu classes. For a few years now, French chefs have embarked on a new gastronomic trend: to create their own boutiques to give free rein to their imagination and to offer their “signature” recipes. You will discover the best pastries in Paris like those of Pierre Hermé and Ladurée You will taste their wonderful chocolates, pastries but especially delicious macaroons.
If you are going to the city of light to treat yourself and have an amazing shopping experience, then we recommend spending two days in Paris.
Day 1: Galeries Lafayette and Printemps
Paris, international shopping capital, is full of fashion boutiques and other souvenirs! The department stores are an essential starting point for your stay in Paris. The Galeries Lafayette awaits you for a unique shopping experience while admiring the unique architecture of Haussmann buildings. You will find there and in the Printemps the biggest luxury brands: Dior, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton.
Day 2: Rue de Rivoli, Saint-Germain, and the Carrousel du Louvre
Paris is the capital of luxury and offers a large choice of shopping options. There are many iconic shopping streets with a great atmosphere. You will find Rue de Rivoli and Saint-Germain many shops and boutiques of traditional brands. The Carrousel du Louvre is located right under the museum and offers a large set of brands and boutiques at affordable prices.
If you’ve already seen the main sites of Paris, and want to discover the city’s secret locations, one day is all you need.
Paris is the home of many secret places that must be discovered if you spend a few days in the city. Those include its covered passages. The Passage Jouffroy is the First Parisian passage entirely designed in metal and glass and is located right outside the Grevin Museum on the Montmartre Boulevard.
The Passage Verdeau, which is located in the extension of the passages Jouffroy and Panoramas, is one of the most charming passages of the city. You will find there many antique shops, unusual boutiques, and restaurants. Your journey can be extended to the Rue Crémieux, a pedestrian street with colorful houses, a reminder of the south of France in the heart of Paris, near the Lyon train station.
These locations are just suggestions on what you could do during your trip to Paris. We offer many tours in Paris and day trips from Paris, led by local guides. Check out all the options we offer and we hope to see you in Paris soon!