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Summary

This 10-day itinerary in Paris is designed to offer a comprehensive exploration of the city's iconic landmarks, charming neighborhoods, and unique experiences. From the moment of arrival, travelers are encouraged to immerse themselves in the Parisian atmosphere, with each day thoughtfully planned to include a mix of must-see sights, leisurely strolls, and cultural discoveries. Highlights include a walking tour of Paris, visits to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, a day trip to Versailles, and a Seine River Dinner Cruise. The itinerary also includes tips for each location, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Day 1: Arrival and Paris Walking Tour

Begin your Paris journey with a leisurely exploration of the city's atmosphere, including a walking tour covering iconic sites.

Paris Walking Tour

A 3-hour walking tour that introduces you to the iconic sites of Paris and the Metro System.

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Tips

Ideal for early arrivals, helps get a feel for the city without overexerting on the first day.

🇫🇷 Day 2: Eiffel Tower & Arc de Triumph

Explore the iconic Eiffel Tower, enjoy a professional photoshoot, and visit the Arc de Triomphe for stunning views.

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🏰 Trocadéro

Offers the most incredible views of the Eiffel Tower, especially during sunrise when the soft light bathes the city in a golden glow.

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Tips

Arrive early to avoid crowds and capture the best photos. The tranquility of the morning adds a magical touch to the experience, making it well worth the early start.

📷 Paris Photoshoot

A professional photoshoot in front of the Eiffel Tower, the best souvenir from Paris. The skilled photographers capture the essence of your Parisian adventure, creating timeless memories.

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Tips

Book in advance to secure a spot with a professional photographer. This ensures a personalized experience and allows you to select the perfect backdrop for your photos.

🏛️ Arc de Triomphe

An iconic landmark honoring those who fought for France, with an option to climb for breathtaking panoramic views of Paris. The intricate carvings and grandeur of the monument pay homage to the nation's history.

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Tips

Climbing the stairs offers postcard views of Paris, but be prepared for 280 steps. The sense of accomplishment at the top, overlooking the city's splendor, is truly unparalleled.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +33 1 55 37 73 77
🌐   Website: https://www.paris-arc-de-triomphe.fr/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 20 min
📍   Address: Pl. Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
🔗   Profiles: Instagram X (Twitter)

🇫🇷 Day 3: Louvre, Tuileries, and Garnier

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🏛️ The Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum is France’s most famous art museum, home to iconic works like the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. It is a treasure trove of Western art, showcasing masterpieces that have shaped the course of art history.

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Tips

Taking a guided tour is recommended to skip the lines and get the most out of your visit. The museum's sheer size can be overwhelming, and a guided tour ensures that you don't miss out on the most significant pieces while providing valuable insights into the art and history on display.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +33 1 40 20 53 17
🌐   Website: https://www.louvre.fr/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 75001 Paris, France
🔗   Profiles: Instagram YouTube X (Twitter)

🌳 Tuileries Garden

The Tuileries Garden is not only a beautiful and historic garden but also a tranquil oasis in the heart of Paris. Originally created by Catherine de’ Medici, it offers a serene escape from the bustling city, with its meticulously manicured lawns, elegant fountains, and charming pathways.

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Tips

Enjoy some Gelato or Macarons here if visiting in warmer months. The garden's picturesque setting makes it an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll, a peaceful picnic, or simply unwinding amidst nature's beauty.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: https://parisjetaime.com/culture/jardin-des-tuileries-p3545
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1.5 hours
📍   Address: 75001 Paris, France

🎭 Palais Garnier

The Palais Garnier, also known as the Opéra Garnier, is a breathtakingly beautiful and historic opera house that exudes grandeur and opulence. Its ornate architecture and lavish interiors provide a glimpse into the world of classical music and performing arts.

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Tips

Visit during the hours of 10 am to 5 pm, or attend a performance. Whether you're a fan of opera or simply appreciate architectural marvels, a visit to the Palais Garnier promises a captivating experience, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Paris.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: https://www.operadeparis.fr/
📍   Address: Pl. de l'Opéra, 75009 Paris, France

Day 4: Day Trip to Versailles

A must-visit to the Versailles Palace and Gardens, showcasing France's historical and cultural magnificence.

Versailles Palace and Gardens

One of the most important historical and cultural sites in France.

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Tips

Closed on Mondays. Consider a guided tour for skip-the-line access and transportation.

Day 5: Montmartre & Moulin Rouge

Explore the beautiful neighborhood of Montmartre, known for its art galleries, cafes, and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica.

Montmartre

A village-type neighborhood with cobblestone streets, art galleries, and cafes.

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Tips

Wander up the hill to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica for stunning views.

Day 6: Latin Quarter & Notre Dame

Dive into the historical Latin Quarter, visit the iconic, albeit under repair, Notre Dame Cathedral, and explore local artisans.

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Latin Quarter

One of the most historical neighborhoods in Paris, home to Sorbonne University.

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Tips

Visit the charming English bookstore, Shakespeare and Company.

Notre Dame Cathedral

An iconic landmark of Paris, currently under repair but still worth seeing from the outside.

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Tips

Explore the Bouquinistes of Paris along the banks of the Seine River nearby.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +33 1 42 34 56 10
🌐   Website: https://www.notredamedeparis.fr/
📍   Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
🔗   Profiles: YouTube Facebook Instagram

Day 7: Day Trip from Paris

Take a day trip to either the Loire Valley for castles and wine tasting or Normandy for historical D-Day sites.

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Loire Valley

Known for its wine, charming villages, and stunning castles like Château de Chambord.

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Tips

Visit the town of Blois and taste local wines.

Normandy Beaches

Historical D-Day sites including Utah Beach Museum and Omaha Beach.

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Tips

A long day trip that includes a lot of history and important sites.

🇫🇷 Day 8: Saint Germain & Catacombs

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🏘️ Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a beautiful yet lively part of Paris, is a hub of culture and sophistication. The neighborhood is adorned with charming cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and an array of boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, making it a delightful place to immerse in the Parisian lifestyle.

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Tips

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at one of the quaint cafes and take a leisurely stroll to soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this iconic Parisian quarter.

🌳 Luxembourg Gardens

The Luxembourg Gardens, one of the most enchanting green spaces in Paris, offers a serene oasis in the heart of the city. Adorned with immaculate lawns, vibrant flowerbeds, and picturesque fountains, the gardens provide a perfect setting for a leisurely afternoon stroll or a peaceful retreat amidst nature's splendor.

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Tips

Take a moment to relax by the tranquil Medici Fountain and savor the beauty of the meticulously manicured landscapes, creating an idyllic escape from the bustling city.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +33 1 42 34 20 00
🌐   Website: https://jardin.senat.fr/
📍   Address: 75006 Paris, France
🔗   Profiles: X (Twitter)

💀 Paris Catacombs

The Paris Catacombs, an underground labyrinth of ossuaries, offer a haunting yet fascinating experience. Descending into the depths of the city, visitors are immersed in a world of history and mystery, as the walls of bones and skulls reveal the macabre past of Paris. It's a unique and somewhat eerie journey into the depths of the city's underbelly.

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Tips

Ensure to book tickets in advance to avoid long queues, and be mindful that the confined spaces may not be suitable for those who are claustrophobic.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: https://www.catacombes.paris.fr/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 45 min
📍   Address: 1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
🔗   Profiles: YouTube Instagram

🇫🇷 Day 9: Le Marais & Seine Cruise

Explore the Le Marais neighborhood and end your day with a Seine River Dinner Cruise for stunning views.

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🏘️ Le Marais

Le Marais is a charming neighborhood in Paris known for its medieval streets, historic architecture, and vibrant atmosphere. It's a melting pot of culture, art, and gastronomy, offering a delightful blend of old-world charm and modern sophistication. The area is dotted with quaint cafes, trendy boutiques, and art galleries, making it a paradise for culture enthusiasts and fashionistas alike.

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Tips

Immerse yourself in the local culture by taking a food & walking tour through Le Marais. Indulge in the neighborhood's best brasseries, boulangeries, and markets to savor some of the most exquisite culinary delights Paris has to offer.

🚢 Seine River Dinner Cruise

A Seine River Dinner Cruise is a magical way to experience the beauty of Paris at night. Glide along the Seine River and marvel at the illuminated landmarks, including the iconic Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Louvre Museum. The enchanting ambiance, delectable cuisine, and live music on board create an unforgettable evening against the backdrop of the City of Light.

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Tips

To make the most of your last night in Paris, be sure to book your Seine River Dinner Cruise in advance. Secure a window seat for the best views and immerse yourself in the romance and splendor of Paris as you dine and cruise along the iconic river.

Day 10: Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and some free time before heading to the airport for your departure.

CDG Airport

Plan around 1 hour to get to CDG, and be at the airport 2.5-3 hours ahead of your flight.

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Tips

Consider a fun bike tour around Paris if you have time before your flight.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: https://www.parisaeroport.fr/roissy-charles-de-gaulle
📍   Address: 95700 Roissy-en-France, France
🔗   Profiles: Facebook Instagram X (Twitter) YouTube