How to Spend your time in Paris in 2 days
If you want to see Paris in 2 days, you can make it! Here you will find how to do it, without missing the chance to visit the most important attractions of Paris. You can use this program also if you are in Paris for the weekend!
Paris in 2 days, what to do on Day 1
When you have just 2 days to visit Paris, I recommend going straight to the Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower). The best that you can do is buy a skip-the-line ticket, if you want to visit it and see the city from above. If you don’t have this kind of ticket, go in the Tower area anyway. You will still see one of the most important symbol of Paris and you will be in one of its most central areas.
In the proximity of the Eiffel Tower, you can take a walk along Champs-Elysees and Place de l’Etoile. There, you will see another symbol of the city: Arc de Triomphe. Once again, if you want to go on the top of it, find out if you want to buy this skip-the-line ticket in advance!
A few steps away from Champs-Elysees there’s Place de la Concorde with two important buildings, Grand Palais and Petit Palais. You can visit them – they are both museums – or you can continue your walk on Alessandro the 3rd bridge.
After lunch, you can go to relax in one of the Parks of Paris. I recommend going in the Tuileries Garden. It is huge and it is one of the garden masterpieces of the world.
In the afternoon, you can continue your Paris in 2 days experience by going in iconic museums such as the Louvre or the Orsay. They are both very big so I do not program anything else for day 1.
Day 2 schedule
To begin day 2 when you are visiting Paris in 2 days I suggest going in Montmartre as first thing in the morning.
You can go there by funicular or by metro. You will spend the morning exploring a quarter that is famous for its authentic Parisian atmosphere. Just think that around Place du Tertre you will see lots of painters in the streets!
In the same area you can visit one of the most beautiful churches of Paris, the Sacre-Coeur Cathedral. Plus, if you feel romantic, go also to Absesses metro station to see the love wall.
After visiting Montmartre, I suggest to go in Le Marais, one of my favourite districts of the city. You can go there to have lunch or after lunch. In Le Marais you can see Opéra of Paris and the jewish quarter that is in the proximities of Place des Vosges.
Not far from le Marais there is the Pompidou Center. If you love modern and contemporary art, you can’t miss the chance to visit it. I know that the time is not very much, so think about visiting just a temporary exhibition.
If you want, you can go from Le Marais to visit one of the Islands of the city, the Ile Saint Louis. It is one of the natural islands on the Seine. From there, you can walk along the bridges of Paris or join a cruise on the river.
At evening, you can take a walk in rue Soufflot. There you will see the Panthéon and the Luxembourg gardens. Walking along the same road, you will arrive in Montparnasse. From that area, you can still see other attractions of Paris. You can go to the Latin Quarter or in rue Mouffetard, where you can surely eat something good.
If you follow this schedule, let me know if it was good for your Paris in 2 days experience!
Where to eat during your 2 days
Here’re a bunch of places I like in Paris where you can eat tasteful French cuisine dishes.
- Café Charbon, 109 rue Oberkampf;
- Boulangerie Bechu, 188 avenue Victor Hugo;
- Marché des Enfants Rouges, 39 rue de Bretagne;
- Café Suedois, 11 rue Payenne;
- Montmartre Tavern, 25 rue Gabrielle;