Paris Travel Planner   One Week Trip to Paris, France
A week's trip to Paris—what a dream! Not a lot of time, but enough to feel you're living like a Parisian...


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Here are maps of Paris to get you started...

Consider buying a Paris Visite transit ticket or Navigo Découverte transit pass for unlimited use of the Métro, buses, trams, etc. More...

You may also want to consider buying a Paris Museum Pass or the even more inclusive Paris Pass. More...

Day 1

Take the Métro to the Charles de Gaulle-Étoile station and the Arc de Triomphe for the view, stroll along the Champs-Élysées and rue de Faubourg St-Honoré to the Place de la Concorde, then through the Jardin des Tuileries to the Louvre. Here's the full Day 1 itinerary.

Day 2

Go to the Île de la Cité to climb the the Towers of Notre-Dame, then walk the short distance (map) to the Palais de Justice to visit the splendid Sainte Chapelle and gloomy Conciergerie. Then take the Métro to the Trocadéro station for a walk downhill from the Palais de Chaillot to the Eiffel Tower and Champ-de-Mars. Continue to the Invalides and Napoleon's Tomb if you have an interest in military history.

Day 3

Go to Montmartre to see the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur and the artist-filled Place du Tertre.

Today you should also have enough time for visits to a few more of Paris' excellent museums. We'd recommend the Musée d'Orsay, the Carnavalet (the museum of the history of Paris), or perhaps a current exhibition at the Centre Pompidou or the Grand Palais.

Day 4

Take the day off from rigorous sightseeing and instead wander in the Left Bank, starting at the Place St-Michel. The cafés and restaurants are plentiful and lively, with good people-watching possibilities.

Day 5

Stroll through Le Marais, historically Paris's bohemian and Jewish quarter, but today also a lively arts and crafts neighborhood.

Spend some time in Paris's parks and gardens, (start with the Jardin de Luxembourg) and explore some of the medieval monuments such as the Église St-Germain-des-Prés and the Musée de Cluny.

Day 6

Take a day-trip excursion to visit Louis XIV's splendid Château de Versailles, only a short ride from the city by RER suburban train, or head for Chartres or Giverny. More...

Day 7

Have you done your shopping yet? Have you taken a cruise on the River Seine? Time left over? Stroll in a different neighborhood, or visit one of Paris's famous cemeteries (particularly Père Lachaise).

For sure, this last day deserves a quiet, romantic dinner in a Paris restaurant.

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Fountains at the Palais de Versailles, near Paris, France

Above, with a week to spend in Paris, you'll have time to take a day-trip to see the fountains at the Château de Versailles.

Below, be sure to take a cruise on the Seine.

Boatride on the Seine, Paris, France

A cruise on the Seine.

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