Week in Paris



Description:

This trip goes through the 'best of' for Paris. It does not yet have a place to eat for each day, but these will come later. With this trip, you should hit most of the big and important sights in Paris and suburbs. Enjoy!

user rating

Author: Jennifer


New Morning

user rating

Location:

7-9 rue des Petites-Ecuries, 10e
75010 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 01-45-23-51-41


Ami Georges (L')

Location:

5 rue du 4 Septembre
75002 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 33 1 4297 4880


Chez Omar

user rating

Location:

47 rue de Bretagne
75003 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 33 1 42 72 36 26


Elysée Montmartre (L')

Location:

72 Boulevard de Rochechouart
75018 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 33 1 4492 4547 / 33 1 5507 0605
fax: 33 1 5507 0622


Salle Pleyel

Location:

252 rue du Faubourg-St-Honoré, 8e
75008 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 01-42-52-13-13
fax: +33 1 4561 4687


Noces de Jeannette (Les)

user rating

Location:

9 Rue d'Amboise
75002 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 33 1 4296 3689
fax: 33 1 4703 9731


Queen

Location:

102 Avenue des Champs Elysées
75008 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 33 892 70 7330
fax: 33 145 612 821


404 (Le)

Location:

69, rue des Gravilliers
75003 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 33 1 4274 5781
fax: 33 1 4274 0341


Day 1 - Paris


Start your first day early, so that you hit the Eiffel tower before rush hour (which is basically as soon as it opens). Plan on arriving 10 minutes or earlier before opening (9 or 930 depending on the season). Have a stroll in the Champs de Mars if you are too early. Despite what some people will try to tell you, you can't see Germany from the top, but it's still the most incredible view of Paris. The building itself is also remarkable, for all of the architecture/engineering enthusiasts out there. From there you'll want to cross the river to reach the Palais de Chaillot, where you can visit the Maritime History museum if you are accompanied by any 8-12 year olds. Walk to the Arc de Triomphe, which you can climb for a great view of the Champs Elysees, the Concorde, and the Louvre. There is also a small museum dedicated to French armies inside. Spend some time strolling down the Champs Elysees. You'll want to head off the avenue (away from the Seine) for more affordable food, but you can enjoy the sights and sounds of this great avenue. You can spend some time window shopping (or shopping for real) along the rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, or Avenue Montaigne. End your day by taking in a temporary exhibit at the Grand or Petit Palais (across the street). The Grand Palais' glass ceiling has recently been redone and is worth a look. When you are done, walk across the Pont Alexandre III towards the Invalides.


1

Pierre et Vacances City Paris Montmartre

Location:

10 Place Charles Dullin
75018 Paris, France


2

Eiffel Tower

user rating

Location:

Champ de Mars
75007 Paris, France


3

Palais de Chaillot (Le)

Location:

17 Place du Trocadéro
75116 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 4742 9056 (Ministry of Tourism)
fax: +33 1 4007 0043 (Ministry of Tourism)


4

Arc de Triomphe

user rating

Location:

6 Avenue de la Grande Armée
Place Charles de Gaulle-Etoile, 8e
75008 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 5537 7377
fax: +33 1 4495 0213


5

Avenue des Champs-Elysées

user rating

Location:

Avenue des Champs-Elysées
75008 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 8 9268 3000


6

Fermette Marbeuf (La)

user rating

Location:

5 Rue Marbeuf
75008 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 33 1 5323 0800
fax: 33 1 5323 0809


7

Faubourg St-Honore

user rating

Location:

Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 8 9286 3000(Tourist Information)


8

Galeries nationales du Grand Palais

user rating

Location:

3 avenue du Général-Eisenhower
75008 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 4413 1730
fax: +33 1 4563 5433


9

Pont Alexandre-III (Le)

user rating

expert pick

Location:

Pont Alexandre III
75008 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 4742 9056 (Ministry of Tourism)
fax: +33 1 4007 0043 (Ministry of Tourism)


Day 2 - Paris


Start your day with a trek up the Montmartre hill to one of the most gaudy, and yet fascinating, examples of what happens when government and religion mix. The Basilique du Sacre Coeur is well-worth your time, and the view from the top of the hill is great. Take some time to enjoy the surroundings, especially the north side of the hill, where you'll find an old vineyard and some houses typical of the Ile de France region. Have an early lunch near Abbesses (chez Grisette is only an example) or near Lamarck-Caulaincourt, depending on what your itinerary around the hill is. Take the metro to the Ile de La Cite, where you can visit the Sainte Chapelle (only worth it if it's sunny), and, of course, Notre Dame (also better if it's sunny). Don't be turned off by the throngs, and enjoy this amazing sacred building and its exterior. Find your way to the Centre Pompidou, which is open to 9pm most days, and some nights even to 11pm. You can have a drink or some food on the top floor, with a great view of Paris, but the waiters can be quite snooty (so just be snooty back if they are).


1

Chez Grisette

Location:

14 rue Houdon
75018 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 33 1 4262 0480


2

Sainte Chapelle (La)

user rating

expert pick

Location:

4 boulevard du Palais
(on Ile de la Cite)
75001 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 (0)1 5340 6080
fax: +33 (0)1 5340 6090


3

Cathedrale Notre Dame De Paris (Notre Dame Cathedral)

user rating

Location:

6 Parvis Notre-Dame
Place Jean-Paul II
75004 Paris, France


4

Centre Pompidou

user rating

Location:

75004 ,

Contact:

tel: +33 (0)1 4478 1233
fax: +33 (0)1 4478 1673


5

Georges

user rating

Location:

19 rue Beaubourg, 4e
Centre Pompidou, 6th floor
75004 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 01-44-78-47-99
fax: +33 1 4478 4893


Day 3 - Paris


By now you're ready to head out of Paris. Take the RER to Versailles Chantier from any of the line C stations. There are some signs in English, so you shouldn't take the wrong train by mistake. If you want to see all of the Chateau and dependencies, be aware that there is serious walking involved (perhaps as much as 3-4 miles total), but that you can also take a small train around. There is a special ticket that you can purchase from any Transilien ticket window (SNCF or line C of RER) that will give you a discount on the steep entry price. And you'll be glad to be able to skip the line! During summer weekends, the park is closed to non-ticket holders because of a water show until about 5pm. Visiting the Petit and Grand Trianons can be very interesting (the dependencies in question), and usually much less crowded than the main palace. These require their own passes unless you buy the 'Passport' from the main gate or the Transilien booths (see above). Bring a picnic to eat in the park. You'll save money and you'll have one of the best views in the region while you eat. End your day at the Divan du Monde close to the hotel for live music.


2

Divan du Monde

user rating

Location:

75 Rue des Martyrs
75018 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 33 1 44 92 77 66
fax: +33 1 4252 0233


Day 4 - Paris


Start your day with a visit of L'Orangerie, where you will see Monet's famous waterlilies in the space designed to hold them by the artist. Have a stroll in the Jardin des Tuileries, were you can see outdoor art, sit for a coffee, and generally enjoy the surroundings. From there, walk towards the Marais neighborhood, using the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois as your nominal destination. On Saturdays, some shops around Rue des Rosiers will be closed as this is the Jewish neighborhood, but they'll be opened on Sunday, when everyone else is closed... Wander around the Marais, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Paris, and make your way to Place des Vosges, where you can enjoy lunch at 'Ma Bourgogne'. You can then cross the river to head to the Institut du Monde Arabe, where you can have a coffee on the triangular roof-top terrace and enjoy one of Jean Nouvel's finest buildings. There are also regular exhibits well worth your time.


1

Musee de l'Orangerie

user rating

expert pick

Location:

Jardin des Tuileries
Jardin des Tuileries
75001 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 4477 8007
fax: + 33 1 4477 8112


2

Jardin des Tuileries

user rating

Location:

Jardin des Tuileries
Rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 (0)1 4020 9043


3

Rue des Francs-Bourgeois

user rating

Location:

Rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75004 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 8 9268 3000(Tourist Information)


4

Place des Vosges

user rating

expert pick

Location:

Place des Vosges
(Quai de L'horloge)
75004 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 4952 5354(Tourist Information)
fax: +33 1 4952 5300


5

Ma Bourgogne

user rating

expert pick

Location:

19 place des Vosges
75004 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 33 1 4278 4464
fax: 33 1 4278 1937


6

Institute of the Arab World

Location:

1 Rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard
Place Mohammed-V
75005 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 4051 3838
fax: +33 1 4354 7645


Day 5 - Paris


Only one activity scheduled for this day, but it's a big one. Get your hiking boots on, buy a couple of energy bars, and get yourself early to the Louvre for an overdose of giant paintings, roman sculpture, and, of course, the Mona Lisa (personally I find it a bit depressing and not all that impressive). There hundreds of famous works of art and historical artifacts, and you WILL NOT be able to see them all, so just relax, and enjoy as much as your brain can take before it explodes. When you come up for fresh air, walk along the Seine to the Pont des Arts and enjoy the Parisians who often play music, sing, eat, and dance there.


1

Musée du Louvre (Louvre Museum)

user rating

expert pick

Location:

34 Quai du Louvre
Entrée principale: Pyramide & Cour Napoléon
75001 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 (0)1 40 20 50 50
fax: +33 (0)1 40 20 54 52


2

L'Ambassade d'Auvergne

user rating

Location:

22 rue de Grenier St-Lazare, 3e
75003 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 01-42-72-31-22
fax: +33 1 4278 8547


3

Pont des Arts (Le)

user rating

expert pick

Location:

quai du Louvre
75001 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 8 3668 3112
fax: +33 1 4952 5300


Day 6 - Paris


The Pantheon sits in the middle of one of Paris' very nice and underrated neighborhoods, in what is now a very heavily student area. There are some old churches to visit, little streets to get lost in, and you should enjoy them. Make your way to Place de la Contrescarpe, and have lunch there, but only after finding Hemingway's house in one of the nearby streets. After lunch, find your way to the Jardins du Luxembourg (don't actually visit the museum unless you're really excited by what's showing), and spend the rest of the day leisurely walking around Saint Germain des Pres (and the eponymous church where you can take in a concert at night), visiting Saint Sulpice, the marche Mabillon (many options for dinner, including Les Charpentiers), and the many side streets with endless shopping opportunities...


1

Pantheon

user rating

expert pick

Location:

Place du Panthéon
75005 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 4432 1800
fax: +33 1 4454 1931


2

Musee du Luxembourg

user rating

Location:

19 rue de Vaugirard
75006 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 4234 2595
fax: +33 1 4544 5733


3

Saint Germain des Prés

Location:

5 Rue de Médicis
75006 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 4549 1481


4

Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés (L')

user rating

expert pick

Location:

3, place St-Germain-des-Prés
75006 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 55 42 81 33
fax: +33 1 46 33 15 05


5

Saint-Sulpice

user rating

expert pick

Location:

50 rue de Vaugirard
75006 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 4234 5998
fax: + 33 1 4633 2178


6

Aux Charpentiers

user rating

Location:

10 rue Mabillon, 6e
Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 01-43-26-30-05


Day 7 - Paris


If you visit these two on the same day (though it is a lot of artwork to digest), you can buy a discounted passport ticket to both. Just make sure that you start your day early enough to really enjoy the masterpieces.


1

Musee d'Orsay

user rating

Location:

1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur
75007 ,

Contact:

tel: +33 1 4049 4814 / +33 1 4049 4978


2

Club des Poetes

Location:

30 rue de Bourgogne
75007 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 33 1 4705 0603


3

Musée Rodin

user rating

Location:

79 Rue de Varenne
75007 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 4418 6110
fax: +33 1 4418 6130


© 2014 NileGuide.com   ·   Blog   ·   Facebook   ·   Contact Us   ·   About Us   ·   Privacy Policy   ·   Terms & Conditions