The most romantic city in the world, also known for its art and culture all over the globe is the place we are talking about situated in Europe. Yeah! It’s none other than Paris.
This French Capital is the dream destination for many. Millions of travellers from across the globe visit this mesmerising place every now and then. Astonishing museums, the Eiffel Tower, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are some of the places you must visit when you are in this charming city.
Our this article contains how to visit the best of Paris in just four days though we know they are not enough. There are many museums that you cannot cover in only time of 4 days. But, we have made a few selections of the places you must go to in your this trip and get the most of this city. So! Check it out now.
DAY 1: Visit World’s Largest Museum, the Louvre
On the first day in Paris, go to the Louvre in the early morning or on evenings on Wednesday or Friday to skip huge crowds. Then also you won’t be able to see the whole museum. This extraordinary place covers a massive area of 6,75,000 square feet of space and is home to the three most famous art pieces which are, the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo( an Ancient Greek statue of Aphrodite), and the Winged Victory. Every year, more than eight million people visit this place.
This marvellous building was initially made to protect Parisians against the Viking attacks in the 12th century.
There is some scary news about this place also. A mummy called Belphegor is said to haunt this place, and the nearby Tuileries Gardens are supposed to be haunted by a man in a red dress.
Next Place: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Try to get up early and be at this place before 8 am to avoid line-ups and crowds. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris is the most visited monument in Paris. After going inside of this place, head towards Bell Towers which opens up at 10 am. Bell Towers are famous for seeing the Gargoyles up close. It is worth a visit as you also get a beautiful view of the city.
Next Place: SAINTE- CHAPELLE
This tiny Chapelle is a walk away from Bell Towers and is entirely made of stained glass windows. This place is worth a visit.
After this head to Pont Neuf(Bridge Nine). It is the oldest standing bridge across River Seine in Paris. The Seine is a 777-kilometre long river and also a commercial waterway within the Paris basin.
After that, head to Tuileries Garden and relax under the Sun. It is present between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde.
At last, treat yourself with the French dinner on your first night in Paris!
DAY 2: Visit the Eiffel Tower
After a great and entertaining first day, now it’s the morning of the second day. Today, visit Paris’ most iconic landmark- the Eiffel Tower. Just take the stairs to avoid the line-ups and have a fantastic view of the city from the tower. Eiffel Tower is the symbol of love in Paris. Every year thousands of marriage proposals are made at the Eiffel Tower. The location is in the heart of the city. More than 20,000 lights twinkle at the hour, every hour for 5 minutes which makes it so romantic.
After having a view, get down and walk via Parc du Champs de Mars. It is a famous place for people to relax on the grass, sip wine and have a picnic in the shade of the Eiffel Tower.
Next Place: Luxembourg Gardens
This place was built in 17th-century and has lushly landscaped gardens with hundreds of statues, fountains etc. There are apple orchards, long lanes of deciduous trees, rose garden etc. There are toy sailboats for kids, a chess game for the adults etc. Have lunch at this place also.
Next Place: Les Invalides
Now, walk to Les Invalides. If you have time, go inside this beautiful place to see Napoleon’s Tomb and the Army Museum. After coming back, head towards Paris’ most beautiful bridge, Pont Alexandre III. Just enjoy the sunset there with the Eiffel Tower at the back. When it’s dark, check the fountains and lights at Place de la Concorde. Take a nice dinner and get rest.
DAY 3: Stroll along Avenue des Champs-Élysées
You must have heard of this place a lot of times and seen many photos. The meaning of Champs-Élysées is “Elysian Fields,” i.e. heaven or paradise. It is one of the most luxurious and expensive streets in the world. The houses on Champs-Élysées have very high annual rental costs. It is Paris’ most glamorous avenue.
Next Place: Arc de Triomphe
Continuing up the Champs-Élysées, go towards Arc de Triomphe. It was inaugurated in 1836. Inside the museum, you will get to know the story of the Archs.
Reach the top of this place and enjoy the sunset view and the panoramic view of the city.
Next Place: the temple of the Republic, the Panthéon
If time is there, visit the temple of the Republic, the Panthéon. It is not known much but is present in the Paris Pass. You won’t encounter any queues. This place is pretty unique and worth a visit!
DAY 4: The Palace of Versailles
As, it is the last day in the city, head towards The Palace of Versailles. This place was home to French royalty who lived so luxuriously that caused a revolution. Interesting! Right?
You can spend your whole day here. There are two small places here, the Grand and Petit Trianons and a beautiful spot known as Queen’s Hamlet.
Get lunch at a French restaurant.
Next Place: Montparnasse Tower
If you want to have the best view of the Eiffel Tower and the city, head to the top of the Montparnasse Tower in the evening. The building may be ugly, but the views are beyond explanation. Hold your breath to enjoy breathtaking views of the city.
The best part is, the 360 degrees view can be taken outside their viewing deck and moreover, they have a bar. Wooh! Perfect views with a glass of wine. How beautiful would it be?
At last, head towards the Eiffel Tower at night and watch the bright lights twinkling for a perfect end to your trip.