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7 Days in Paris, France

Cécile Meir
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The City of Lights and love, the capital of elegance and romance, a place of timeless beauty, marvel monuments, and outstanding art. Paris is a dreamy destination and a must on every traveler's wish list.

A mix of old and new, rich history, splendor palaces, and exquisite architecture, visiting Paris is like stepping back in time but via a modern vehicle. The comprehensive itinerary will take you through Paris' enthralling streets and spectacular gardens, and will reveal to you the city's intoxicating charm. We will navigate your way through all of Paris's most iconic places, unveil all the hotspots, and make sure you will not miss any landmark.

A week with all of Paris highlights, from the marvelous Eiffel Tower to splendid Montmarte and even the spectacular Palace of Versailles. Paris itinerary will unfold all you need to see and know about the city, including directions, tips of do and not to, what to avoid, where to eat, and where to buy attractions' tickets.
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Day 1
6 places   
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Musee D'Orsay, Paris
  Musee D'Orsay, 75007 Paris, France
09:30-12:30
Part of the D'Orsay Museum's charm is the building, which used to be a railway station (Gare d'Orsay). The remarkable building itself looks like artwork and is a splendid decoration to the masterpiece this museum contains. And like some of the iconic landmarks in Paris, the Musee D'Orsay building, then Gare d'Orsay, was ready just in time for the 1900 Paris Exposition (Exposition Universelle). The lovely museum located on the bank of the river Seine has many wonderful French artworks from the middle of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. D'Orsay Museum also exhibits a fantastic collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings. Gauguin, Cézanne, Renoir, Manet, Degas, Monet, and Van Gogh if to name a few, are among the remarkable artist this museum display their masterpieces.
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Les Invalides, Paris
  129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, France
13:00-15:30
4.6
Les Invalides is a beautifully designed 17th-century complex and landmark in Paris you should not miss. Originally, it serves war veterans and includes a hospital. Today the imposing place is mostly known for Dôme des Invalides, a royal church with a winsome golden dome that serves as Napoleon's last resting place. The place also contains Musée de l'Armée, Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération, and Musée des Plans-Reliefs, all related to France's military history.
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Champ de Mars, Paris
16:00-16:30
From Eiffel Tower to École Militaire, Champ de Mars is a magnificently designed urban green lung in Paris. As a central and large open space, Champ de Mars was chosen as the location for part of the French Revolution's celebrations and hosts the Expositions Universelles, Paris's famous World's Fairs. The place, which was open in 1780, is always bustling, full of Parisians and tourists who wish to enjoy the green lawns and superb view of the Eiffel Tower. It is an ideal place to absorb Paris's vibrant atmosphere, have a picnic, or just wander around in one of Paris's best areas.
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Eiffel Tower, Paris
  Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
16:30-18:30
4.6
La tour Eiffel is more than just a landmark, it's Paris itself. Monumental, full of charm, elegant, romantic, and with outstanding architecture. Built by Gustave Eiffel's company and named after him, the tower was inaugurated in 1889 for Paris World's Fair, Exposition Universelle. The tower was built to mark and honor the 100th year of the end of the French Revolution. While the beginning was controversial, Eiffel Tower becomes one of the most famous and visited monuments in the world. The Eiffel Tower is hypnotizing, it's catching the eye and has a mesmerizing view from above. Therefore, it is most recommended to visit the 2nd and 3rd floors of the tower, to see a breathtaking view of Paris, especially after dark.
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20 Eiffel, Paris
  20 Rue de Monttessuy, 75007 Paris, France
18:30-19:00
4.4
20 Eiffel offers Fantastic high-quality French cuisine and exceptional view. A moment from Eiffel Tower, 20 Eiffel is a Michelin restaurant where you can eat excellent and delicious gourmet food, sit outside, and have a few more moments with the iconic tower. The restaurant is a lovely option to eat and refresh before you end your travel day.
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Trocadéro Gardens, Paris
  Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France
19:30-20:00
4.6
It doesn't matter if it's your first time in Paris, or one of many visits, the sight of the Eiffel Tower is always moving. And there is no better place for the Eiffel Tower to be revealed than Jardins du Trocadéro. The Gardens were originally inaugurated in 1878 as the garden of Palais du Trocadéro, for Paris World's Fair (Exposition Universelle). Today's gardens, however, which include around 94,000 sqm, were re-built and designed for the 1937's Paris World's Fair.

The marvelous gardens include the "Fountain of Warsaw", which is composed of an array of fountains and water cannons, that granted the gardens and the Eiffel, a spectacular view. On the top, you can find Palais de Chaillot (built on the ruins of Palais du Trocadéro) which hosts museums, a theater, a restaurant, and a Café. Another attraction you can find in the gardens is Aquarium de Paris (Paris Aquarium) which is a wonderful activity for families.
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5 places   
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Pont Alexandre III, Paris
  Pont Alexandre III, 75008 Paris, France
10:00-11:30
4.7
Pont Alexandre III is one of Paris's iconic landmarks and maybe the most gorgeous bridge in the city. As nearby Grand Palais and Petit Palais, Pont Alexandre III was built for 1900 Exposition Universelle (Universal Exposition). Impressive sculptures with touches of gold are scattered along the bridge together with splendid Art Nouveau lamps. Pont Alexandre III's central location, and the view of some of Paris's architectural wonders when you cross it, make this bridge a must-see.
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Petit Palais, Paris
  Av. Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris, France
11:30-13:00
4.6
Wonderful building with enchanting architecture that was built for 1900 Exposition Universelle (Universal Exposition). Today, the place is home to Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, which has a fantastic collection of notable French and other European artists' artworks. The Petit Palais is located near to the Grand Palais, which together provides another glimpse of the alluring French architecture.
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Grand Palais, Paris
  3 Av. du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France
13:30-15:30
4.5
Just like the Petit Palais, the Grand Palais was built for the 1900 Exposition Universelle (Universal Exposition). The building which has a captivating dome made of glass consists of Nave, National Galleries, and Palais de la Découverte. The National Galleries exhibit fantastic exhibitions, and Palais de la Découverte is used as a science museum. During the years, Grand Palais serves France and the Parisians in main national and international events belonging to the art and education realms. Grand Palais shows, once again and without doubt, French architecture and arts excellence.
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Champs-Élysées, Paris
16:00-17:00
A world-famous avenue, synonym to luxury, splendor, fashion, and opulence. The 1.9 kilometers splendid avenue is full of grandiose stores, beautiful gardens, and fancy restaurants and cafes.
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Arc de Triomphe, Paris
  Pl. Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
17:30-19:00
4.7
Arc de Triomphe is one of France's most notable symbols. It is located in Place Charles de Gaulle and is connected to the famous avenue, Champs-Élysées. Designed by Jean-François Chalgrin and inaugurated in 1836, Arc de Triomphe is approximately 50-meter high, 22 meters wide, and about 45 meters long. The impressive arc was established to respect the fallen French soldiers. Those who died during the Revolution, Napoleonic Wars, and those who fought for the country during those turbulent times. Every day, at 18:30, you will be able to see the flame of remembrance, as a tribute of the French nation in honor of its fallen soldiers.
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10 places   
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Notre Dame, Paris
  Notre Dame, Paris, France
10:00-11:00
Notre-Dame de Paris is a Gothic Catholic cathedral church and one of the most famous icons of Paris and faith. The Cathedral was built during the middle-ages and has a very long history which entwined with Paris history. It became an icon, also thanks to brilliant Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame" which excites the imagination of readers since 1831. Unfortunately, the place burned in April 2019 and is undergoing a massive reconstruction. Despite this, the Cathedral and its surrounding are still very much worth watching.
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Point zéro des routes de France, Paris
  Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
4.6
Paris's Kilometer Zero or Point Zero is the starting point of all the roads. But it is more than a geographical milestone. The belief is that if you stand on the Kilometer Zero's marker, you will always return to Paris. So if you wish to return to Paris in the future, help that wish to come true by standing on Kilometer Zero. You will find the hotspot, right in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral entrance.
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Shakespeare and Company, Paris
  37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France
11:00-11:30
4.6
Magnificent English bookstore with a rich history and enchanting bohemian atmosphere. The store is located near Notre Dame Cathedral and was opened by the American George Whitman in 1951 in a 17th-century building that used to be a monastery. The bookstore becomes a central spot in Paris's cultural life with many famous writers that visit the place, such as William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Julio Cortázar, and Henry Miller if to mention a very few.
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Église Saint-Séverin, Paris
  2 Rue des Prêtres Saint-Séverin, 75005 Paris, France
11:30-12:00
4.1
Continue your tour in the marvelous Latin Quarter, and stop at Église Saint Severin, an extraordinary 13th century Roman Catholic Church. The Church of Saint Severin serves the Parisian for centuries and is a peaceful and quiet place of worship. The interior of the church is lavish and with fetching stained glass windows. But it's the Saint Severin building that brings the church fame, due to its distinguished Gothic style that is very hard to miss.
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Sorbonne, Paris
  Sorbonne, 75005 Paris, France
12:00-13:00
La Sorbonne is a prominent university in France and one of the very firsts in the world. The beginning was very modest, the university was founded in 1253 by Robert de Sorbon, a Theologian who established the College of Sorbonne. The College developed into a fine university and reputable and respectable research institution with more than 55,000 students. It is situated in the splendid Latin Quarter and since its roots reach up to the 13th century, the university has a very special character and wonderfully elegant architecture.
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Panthéon, Paris
  Pl. du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, France
13:00-14:30
4.6
An exceptional neoclassical building, the Panthéon was formed as a church dedicated to Paris's guardian saint, Saint Geneviève. However, when the place constructions end, the place changed its original course due to the French Revolution and become the last resting place of outstanding and extraordinary French people. Among the notable people that are buried at the Panthéon you may find Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Marie and Pierre Curie and Emile Zola.
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Luxembourg Gardens, Paris
  75006 Paris, France
14:30-16:00
4.7
Jardin du Luxembourg, spectacular gardens that are full of flowers, statues, lawns, and sitting areas. The enticing gardens were ordered by Queen Marie de Medici, widow of King Henry IV, in 1612, to surround Luxembourg Palace. Today, the gardens are open to all and the Palace becomes the house of the French Senate. It is a must-visit place in Paris and represents well the love of the French to nature, aesthetic and preserving the past.
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Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris
  2 Rue Palatine, 75006 Paris, France
16:30-17:00
4.6
An impressive 17th century Roman Catholic Church and one of the largest in Paris. The place also received international fame when the Church was mentioned in the bestseller book "The Da Vinci Code", by Dan Brown.
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Eggs&Co., Paris
  11 Rue Bernard Palissy, 75006 Paris, France
17:30-18:00
4.5