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6 PERFECT DAYS IN PARIS (GUIDE)

July 16, 2017

DAY 1: VISIT THE LOUVRE MUSEUM. WALK DOWN THE GARDEN DES TUILERIES, CROSS THE CONCORDE SQUARE AND FOLLOW THE CHAMPS ELYSEES AVENUE UNTIL THE ARC OF TRIUMPH

 

Louvre Museum– The Louvre Museum is unquestionably one of the finest art galleries in the world. Home to hundreds of thousands of classic and modern masterpieces, the Louvre is the icing on the cake of French culture and a testament to European art history – it’s not surprising that it’s also the most visited art gallery in the world!

Some of the must-sees are the Mona Lisa (Leonardo da Vinci), the Coronation of Napoleon (Jacques-Louis David), Liberty guiding the people (Eugène Delacroix), the sculptures Venus de Milo Samothrace, as well as the Code of Hammurabi, one of the oldest sets of written laws.

Tours depart every 30 minutes between April-September, and every hour October- March and tours last for 60 minutes.

 

Operating Hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm( Mon,Tuesday, Sat, Sun) and 9:00am to 9:45pm (Wednesday and Friday).

 

Ticket Price: 15 Euros

 

Where to eat: - Les Cafes de la Pyramide (0, .1Km form the museum), Café Richelieu (0.1Km)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuileries Garden - It is one of the oldest gardens in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concorde Square - Is the second largest square in France. During the French Revolution, the guillotine was there. The two obelisks there were donated by Egypt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gosselin: It is a chain of restaurants with delicious sweets of the famous French patisserie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Champs Elysèes - is the most famous avenue in Paris. It goes from Place de la Concorde to Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located. There are several famous shops and restaurants.

 

Where to eat: - Le Cinq which feature of cuisines, Le Gabriel, Le Gabriel (some people say that it one of the best resturants in Paris), etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladurée: This stop is a must when in Paris, in this place you will have the opportunity to eat the macaroons of the Ladurée.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shopping: - Avenue Montaigne is one of the most expensive streets in Paris. It concentrates several stores of luxury brands, like Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Gucci, Nina Ricci, Christian Dior,etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arc de Triomphe: is one of the symbols of Paris. The square receives the name of Etoile, because from there departs twelve avenues forming a star, or etoile, in French. It is possible to climb the Arc de Triomphe by buying a ticket.

 

Ticket price: 12 Euros

 

Opening Hours : 10am to 11pm every day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 2: VISIT THE D'ORSAY MUSEUM, THE ESPLANADA OF INVALIDES, THE EIFFEL TOWER AND THE TROCADÉRO

 

D'orsay Museum – Perched on the bank of the Seine, the Orsay Museum is an old turn-of-the-century railway station that was built on the site of the Palais d’Orsay. Exemplary of the architecture of the Beaux Arts movement, the Orsay Museum is one of Paris’ most popular art galleries and houses art and sculpture from 1848 to 1915. It’s a must-see gallery for its breadth of works, including the Self Portrait and Starry Night under the Rhone (Van Gogh), Two Young Women at the Piano and Le Moulin de la Galette (Renoir), Lunch on the Grass (Manet) and The Foot (Monet).

 

The ticket price:is 12 Euros full rate and 9 Euros for ages between 18-25 years old,

 

Opening Hours:  9.30am to 6pm daily except Mondays and 9.30am to 9.45pm on Thursdays.

 

Where to eat: -Le Paris Orsay(0.2Km), restaurant du Musee d’Orsay( In the museum).

 

Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 12:45am (Mid June to early Sept) and 9:30am to 11:45pm (The rest of the year).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eiffel Tower – The Eiffel  tower is a must see if you visit Paris, it is 342 meters high, weighs 10,100 tons and has 704 steps up to the second floor. It is possible to climb the Eiffel tower by buying a ticket.

 

Ticket price: 17 Euros to go up to the top and 11 Euros to go up to the second floor using a lift but if you prefer to use the staircase you can pay 7 Euros up to the second floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trocadéro - Trocadero square is the best place to take pictures of the Eiffel Tower because of its view. Also in Trocadéro it is located the

Palace of Chaillot, built in 1937.The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 was signed there.

 

Where to eat: - Café du Trocadéro, passiflore: Commandeered by Chef Roland Durand, received a Michelin star.

Bateaux Parisiens (Bateaux Mouche): For a boat trip on the River Seine (La Seine), for lunch or dinner. The boats leave from the pier at the foot of the tower and the tour takes approximately 2 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palace of the Invalides - is a beautiful monument, with a huge golden dome, whose construction was ordered by Louis XIV. Napoleon Bonaparte is buried in the church where the dome is located.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 3: TO KNOW THE MUSEUM CENTER POMPIDOU, EXPLORE THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE MARAIS, VISIT THE PLACE DES VOSGES AND THE CATHEDRAL OF NOTRE DAME.

 

Cathedral of Notre Dame - The impressive Notre Dame Cathedral sits on the Île de la Cité and is considered one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture in the world – not to mention its huge scale means it’s also one of the largest, too. Built in the mid-14th century, with its gargoyles and stained glass windows added over time, it’s now one of the most recognized churches in the world – and thanks to Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, it’s a favorite of both adults and kids alike.

Ticket Price: 10 Euros

 

Admission Time: 10:00am to 6.30pm every day (1st April-30 Sept) and 10:00am to 5:30pm every day (The rest of the year).

 

Where to eat:  La Creperie du Cloitre, La Rosace Bistro,etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Center Pompidou - It is a museum dedicated to contemporary art. Even if you are not an enthusiast, it is worthwhile to pass on the spot to observe the museum's innovative and peculiar architecture, with several pipes on display.

 

Ticket Price: depends on what you want to see for example exhibitions, events,etc.

 

Operating Hours: Every day from 11:00am to 10:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marais - The Marais district is vibrant and is always full of people walking down its alleys. In the neighbourhood there is a great concentration of Jews and Chinese.

 

Where to eat: - l'As du Fallafel: many say it is the best fallafel in Paris. Really delicious and lives packed. There are no tables or chairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place des Vosges - is the oldest planned square in Paris and one of the most beautiful. The square is surrounded by beautiful buildings and in the center there is a garden where several people usually rest, read a book or have a picnic. The address of n. 6 of the square is where the writer Victor Hugo lived. This place has been turned into a museum and it is possible to visit it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Louis Island - is a small island located in the heart of Paris. Look at the beautiful buildings and walk slowly until you reach the Notre Dame Cathedral. Make a stop at Berthillon which I can say that it is a must when it comes to ice cream in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 4: MONTMARTRE and LA DEFÉNSE

 

La Défense - is the modern area of ​​Paris, with tall buildings and very peculiar architecture, such as Grande Arche, which is a white marble monument 112 meters high and open in the centre, as if it were the modern re-reading of the Arc de Triomphe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montmartre- is a neighbourhood that certainly deserves to be explored on foot and with calm. The streets are charming, the climate is bohemian and the many hillsides make everything even more interesting. The Basilica of Sacre Coer is one of the great highlights. Located on the top of Montmartre hill, one of the highest points in Paris, it impresses with its grandeur and the beautiful white domes of Romanesque and Byzantine style.

 

Operating hours: from 6am to 10:30 p.m every day and the larger dome is open from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 5: THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES

 

Palace of Versailles - the chateau of Versailles is impressive and demonstrates the wealth and power of France's King Louis XIV. Make sure to walk through the endless gardens and to visit the beautiful Mirror Gallery.

 

Ticket Price: Day ticket cost 20 Euros if you want to include Fountain shows or garden the price will raise to 27 Euros.

 

Opening hours: 9:00am to 6:30pm every day except Mondays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 6: Disneyland Paris

 

Disneyland Paris is a brilliant and magic place for both kids and adults with its energizing and exciting stuff. Kids will love because they can meet their favourite characters, while the older children usually prefer Adventure land and Discovery land.

It is located at Marne-la-Vallée, 32km east of Paris and it has three parts: Walt Disney Studios, Disneyland Park and Disney Village.
 

Opening Hours

 

October to May

Disneyland Park Monday to Friday 10am–7pm, Walt Disney Studios 10am–6pm.

Later hours some weekends.

 

June–September

Disneyland Park daily 10am–11pm, Walt Disney Studios 10am–7pm.

 

Ticket Price:  1 Day / 2 Parks cost 81.00 Euros and 1 Day/Park 66.00 Euros

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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