Paris one day itinerary

Spend in Paris one day. A day itinerary includes a visit to the main tourist attractions, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral and Montmartre, Sacre-Coeur Basilica. 

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Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is the most visited monument. It's opened every day from 9 am to 11 pm (to Midnight in the summer). If you stay only one single day in Paris, be there before the opening hour. And take the lift to the 2nd floor. At the top you discover one of the best views of city.

The Louvre Museum is my second stop. It's closed on Tuesdays. One of the most famous museums in the world, you can wait a lot at the entrance if you have not a Paris Pass Mona Lisa, Wedding Feast at Cana, Venus de Milo at the most famous attractions in the Musee du Louvre. If you don't want to spend few hours inside the Louvre, walk to the Jardin des Tuileries, a sumptuous palace garden with beautiful sculptures (by Rodin, Barrias). My favorite coffee shop is not far. Angelina is well known for the hot chocolate and the pastries are delicious. If you want to skip the visit of Notre-Dame Cathedral, you can continue on the Avenue Champs-Elysees and see the Arc de Triomphe.

Louvre museum
Notre-Dame Cathedral is the third stop of the itinerary. Located in my favorite district of paris, near the Marais, the Latin Quarter where you find many restaurants and cafes. The Cathedral is a must-see with its gothic architecture. The church is impressive outside and inside. Visit Our Lady of Paris or enjoy a concert at Notre-Dame. If you prefer to continue to explore the area of Notre-Dame Cathedral, visit the most beautiful church in Paris, the Sainte-Chapelle, also a great venue for classical concerts.

Montmartre is a highest hill in Paris and the most pleasant area. If you don't want to climb too many stairs to the Sacre-Coeur Baslilica, just take the funicular, metro Abbesses. Famous painters, Picasso, Monet, Dali, Van Gogh have spend a part of their life here. Discover the Bateau Lavoir (building where the artists have lived), the Place du Tertre square .

Sacre-Coeur Basilica

Tips for Paris one day itinerary

Take the metro in Paris and buy a book of 10 tickets.

Consider taking the Open Top Deck Buses . Enjoy hop-on and hop-off as often as you please. Main stops: Madeleine, Opera Garnier, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Musee d'Orsay, Concorde, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Invalides, Montmartre, Gare du Nord, Les Grands Boulevards, Gare Saint-Lazarre, Saint-Germain, Montparnasse, Saint-Paul, Bastille, Gare de Lyon, Bercy.

Or the Batobus on the Seine River. With 8 stops on the route, it shows you a different view of Paris and is an original way of getting about in Paris. Stops: Eiffel Tower, St-Germain-des-pres, Jardin des Plantes, Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Notre-Dame, Hotel de Ville, Champs-Elysees.

Each quarter has its own treasures. So be ready before arriving. Prepare your trip. Look also for Guided Tours. Confirm opening days and hours. Avoid crowds particularly in the tourist high season, 

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