Visiting Paris in four days

Paris is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, also called the City of Lights because of its many night lights. It always attracts thousands of tourists in search of art, culture and romance. It is a city with a history behind it, and this is presented in a multitude of monuments, museums and places to discover. The discovery of this magnificent metropolis deserves at least a two-week stay, but if you only have a few days left, here’s how to visit Paris in just 4 days. Check out HouseTrip.com if you are looking to rent an apartment

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

On the first day, to settle in this wonderful but the great metropolis, it is advisable to see things that are really essential in the city. The first thing to do is go to one of the most popular places in Paris, so you can grasp  a general first taste of the French capital from the outset. Go to the Champ de Mars (Field of Mars) to see the Eiffel Tower on which you can climb either on foot or by lift. After admiring the breathtaking view from the top, you could move starting on the Champs Elysees and see the Arc de Triomphe. Their entire length is about 3 km in which you can stop to shop at one of the many stores that you pass by. Finally, end your day with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral where you have the chance to go up to visit the towers.

Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral

Paris was the birthplace of the greatest painters and artists, especially of those representing Impressionism, and if you are a lover of culture on the second day you could dedicate yourself to contemplate the greatest known works of art, dividing the day between the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. The first began as a residence of the Kings of France, while the latter is built inside the d’Orsay train station, and inside you can admire the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet and many others. The evening can end with a boat trip on the Seine, from where you can observe many important monuments and be carried away by the charm of this romantic city of a thousand lights.

The Louvre
The Louvre

The third day is worth visiting the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, that overlooks the city and you can admire a magnificent view of Paris. Also in Montmartre, you can’t miss a visit to the artists’ quarter in the picturesque and colorful square that’s crowded with extemporaneous painters. Close to this busy district, you can’t miss a stop at the famous nightclub, Moulin Rouge, in which you can attend performances at the Cabaret. The day may end with a visit on the modern Pompidou Centre.

Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Paris is not only art and culture, but also a place of fun thanks to the presence of one of the most famous parks in Europe, Disneyland Paris, easily reachable by subway. There, even the big kids will love being in the company of Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck. A destination that will occupy the entire day with the presence of attractions, shops, restaurants and the chance to visit the studios of Disney.

Disneyland
Disneyland

Paris sights photos by: 1982Chris911, ruy barbosa pinto, kenny (zommpict) teo, selvin kurian, wiliam mclntosh

For more on Paris check: Ten secrets of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Why Travel to Disneyland Paris, The best (economic) hotels in Paris with less than 100 Euros per room

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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