Paris in  5-Day Dream Itinerary


Day 1 in Paris

Mars Field, Eiffel Tower (without climbing), and The Invalides. First Night in Paris: Montmartre and Moulin Rouge

Day 2 in Paris

Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Conciergerie, Pantheon,  Louvre Museum, Palais Royal, Tuileries Garden

Day 3 in Paris

Visit the Palace of Versailles in the Morning. If you can at 9 AM the better! – Trocadéro Gardens (evening) – Seine River banks or a local bistro in a charming neighborhood (like Le Marais or the Canal Saint-Martin area) for a relaxing evening.

Day 4 in Paris

– Opéra Garnier – Galeries Lafayette (for shopping) – Printemps Department Store – Place Vendôme – Musée de l’Orangerie – Seine River Cruise (evening)

Day 5 in Paris

– Musée d’Orsay – Saint-Germain-des-Prés – Luxembourg Gardens – Latin Quarter – Panthéon – Rue Mouffetard (for evening)


Local Tips

Explore Beyond the Tourist Hotspots: While iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Louvre are must-sees, Paris is also rich in hidden gems. I recommend exploring lesser-known neighborhoods like Le Marais, Canal Saint-Martin, or Belleville. These areas offer a more authentic Parisian experience with unique shops, quaint cafes, and vibrant street art. Don't miss the local markets such as Marché des Enfants Rouges.


Savor the Culinary Scene Like a Local:  Paris is a gastronomic paradise. Instead of dining in tourist-heavy areas, venture into bistros and cafes where locals eat. Try traditional French dishes at neighborhood brasseries. Visit a local bakery early in the morning for freshly baked croissants and pastries. Explore the artisanal cheese shops, and don't forget to enjoy a leisurely drink at a sidewalk café. Also, exploring the food markets, like the Rue Cler or Bastille Market, can offer insights into the local culinary culture.

Utilize Public Transportation and Walk I suggest using the city's extensive public transportation system, including metros and buses, for efficient travel.  It's cost-effective and allows you to experience the city like a local. Moreover, Paris is a city best explored on foot. Walking through different arrondissements (districts), you'll discover charming alleys, historic architecture, and picturesque streets inaccessible by car or public transport. Additionally, consider a bike tour or renting a Vélib' (Paris’s public bike-sharing system) for a different perspective of the city.

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