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Paris in 1 Week or more…

tasting in parisVisiting Paris in 1 week is one of the best choices you can take. In one week you can really try to live like a Parisian and try to have an authentic experience of the city. Even if you are in Paris for a game week a fashion or couture week or a bridal week, you can read my suggestions to collect your ideas about what else to do and to see.

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Since you are in Paris for a week, try my itinerary at least for one day!

Paris in 1 week, Day 1 and 2

eiffel towerIf you want to visit Paris in 1 week, I suggest going to visit the main symbols of the city during the first days.

Like the first thing in the morning of Day 1, go to the Eiffel Tower, better if with a skip-the-line ticket. You can go to the Tour Eiffel by getting off at Trocadero Station. After that, you can take a walk to Port de la Bourdonnais or Port de la Conference. From there, you can go on a cruise on the Seine. I know: you will meet lots of tourists there but trust me – it’s something to do once you are in Paris.

After lunch-time, I would go to Le Marais. It is one of my favorite districts in Paris. Traditional and modern are mixed together and I love taking a break in one of the cafès in Le Marais. Once you are there, I suggest visiting the Pompidou Center. If you don’t want to spend all afternoon in the museum, you can also visit only
temporary exhibitions.

I think that night-life can be in the day 2 program
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As anticipated, in Paris in 1-week experience, I would start day 2 visiting other attractions of the city. The first landmark to visit is the Arc de Triomphe. You can even book a ticket that allows you to go on the top of it. If you are into shopping, you are close to Lafayette Galeries too!

After lunch-time, it is a good idea to mix the exploration of Paris to the shopping. To do that, the best area is between Place Vendome and Rue de Rivoli. Plus, you can go to Place de la Concorde too and then take a walk along Champs-Elysees. I would definitely stay in the same area in the evening too. There are lots of cafès, restaurants
and night-clubs.

One week in Paris, day 3 and 4

Notre-Dame

For the third in Paris in 1 week, I suggest spending part of the day at Louvre. It is one of the biggest museums. There, you can admire artworks from all over the world. There is not only the Gioconda (Monna Lisa) by Leonardo da Vinci!

After that, I would go to a park in Paris to rest or to eat something. During the afternoon or an evening, you can take a walk on the islands of the city. Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint Louis are places to visit. Plus, going there you will see Notre Dame Cathedral too, with Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle.

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You can continue your night in arrondissement 9, if you are not tired yet!

On day 4 you are ready to spend the day in Montmartre. You can go there by funicular and explore this part of the city, where you can meet lots of artists at work. Of course, I suggest going there to admire Paris from above and see important attractions. There you can visit the Sacre-Coeur Cathedral. Not so far from that, you can admire the love wall too, near to Absesses station.

During the afternoon, you can go to the Opera district and then visit the Jewish quarter, in the neighborhoods of Place des Vosges.

At night, go in rue Mouffettard to taste something 100% Parisian!

Day 5 and day 6 in Paris

napoleon's tombIf you want to visit Paris in 1 week there are places you have to see! On day 5, go to Les Invalides. You can easily go there by metro. You can admire Napoleon’s Tomb and then you can see the bridge dedicated to Alexander the 3rd. It is one of the most important in the city. After that, you can go to the Grand and to the Petit Palais. They both are two great palaces where you can also visit exhibitions.

In the afternoon, I would continue visiting the museums of Paris going to the Orsay. Here you can admire artworks by artists like Degas and Renoir. At evening, you can go to Boulevard St. Germain and live the night atmosphere of Paris.

On day 6 you can go to one of the typical French markets to buy some food, flowers or souvenirs to take home with you. I like the one of Enfants Rouges! Or, you can also go back to quarters like Le Marais; the Latin Quarter or rue Mouffetard. They are always very lively and you might have want to spend some time there even if you
already visited that area.

Consider drinking a cocktail near Canal St. Martin at evening!
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More than  1 week in Paris? Fab ideas to follow

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If you are in Paris for more than 6 days, you can choose among lots of things to do.

You can explore the neighborhoods of the city too. I really like this idea and I always propose three solutions for who is visiting Paris in 1 week or more.

  • You can go to Disneyland and visit one of the most famous amusement parks in the world. It is a great idea for adults too, you could never be too grown up!
  • If you like history, nature, art, and architecture, Versailles is the place to be!
  • You can go to admire one of the wonders near Paris, Mont Saint-Michel.

from paris to londonIf you would like to spend even more time in Paris, I suggest coming back at least in one of its museums, such as the Louvre or the Orangerie. Pompidou center is a great idea too. You will never see everything in a couple of hours, so if you can spend more time there. Or, if you want other ideas about what to do, check out the top 20 things to do in Paris for free.

The craziest idea, anyway, is to go from Paris to other beautiful cities to visit. My favorite ideas to do that are these two:

  • You can take a train to Bruxelles, Belgium. The journey lasts 1 hour and a half!
  • If you want to visit England too, you can do it by following these instructions.

That’s how you can make your stay in Paris in a fully European experience!

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  • My Tips

     Take always small change with you! If you will need a public bathroom, you will probably pay 0.50 € to enter. 

     

    Remember that floor numbers aren't the same of U.S. ones. In Europe we have ground floor / floor 0. It is the corresponding of the 1st floor in U.S.!

     

     French people are nationalists: try to speak few French words. You will make them very happy!

     

     Check the weather forecast in advance so you will know what to put in your luggage!

     

     Even if they say it will be sunny all the time, take your umbrella with you anyway.

     

     Read my article about transports pass to know which one is the best for you!

     

     If you want to buy something very luxurious, go to Lafayette Galleries.

     

     Don't be worried about the need for a car in Paris. Taxis and Uber are a lot!

     

     For your safety, provide you a travel insurance

     

     Study everything about transports in Paris reading the transports page of this site