the ultimate 5 day paris itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Introduction

  • Arrive in Paris and check into your accommodation.
  • Take a leisurely stroll along the Seine River and enjoy the views of iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
  • Visit Trocadéro for a stunning panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower.

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Day 2: Classic Paris

  • Start your day at the Louvre Museum, home to thousands of artworks including the Mona Lisa.
  • Explore the historic Marais district, known for its charming streets, boutiques, and cafés.
  • Visit Place des Vosges, a beautifully preserved square, and walk through Le Marais’s Jewish Quarter.
  • Enjoy dinner at a traditional French bistro.

Day 3: Art and Montmartre

  • Begin with a visit to Musée d’Orsay, showcasing an impressive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces.
  • Head to Montmartre and explore the artsy neighborhood, visiting the iconic Sacré-Cœur Basilica.
  • Wander through Place du Tertre, where artists display their work, and enjoy the village-like atmosphere.
  • In the evening, consider attending a cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge.

Day 4: Palace and Gardens

  • Spend your morning at the Palace of Versailles, a short train ride from central Paris. Explore the opulent palace and its expansive gardens.
  • Return to Paris and have a relaxing evening cruise along the Seine River, passing by illuminated landmarks.

Day 5: Cultural Exploration

  • Begin at Notre-Dame Cathedral (or its surroundings, given its reconstruction), a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture.
  • Explore the Latin Quarter, known for its lively atmosphere, student life, and historic streets.
  • Visit Shakespeare and Company bookstore, a literary haven for writers and readers.
  • Afternoon visit to the Musée de l’Orangerie, home to Monet’s Water Lilies series.
  • Conclude your trip with a romantic evening cruise on the Seine River.

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