What to Do in Paris in 4 Days
The Eiffel Tower
A visit to the Eiffel Tower is a must in Paris as the city’s most iconic landmark. We recommend seeing it both during the day and at night as the tower glows with sparkling lights at sunset. You can also climb up the tower and see Paris in front of your feet at different levels! Up the Eiffel Tower you can either climb the stairs if you are brave or take the elevator! The ticket price varies depending on your choice! There is plenty of greenery in the areas around the tower and it is a good picnic spot.
➳ TIP: Make sure you see the opposite side of the Eiffel Tower Park and go to the Palais de Chaillot to see a different perspective of this beautiful landmark.
It is the most famous museum in the world with no doubt the most famous work of art, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. It’s always packed, but it’s a museum not to be missed. Buy your tickets in advance to skip the line and go early in the morning so you can make the most of your visit. Our favorite part is the glass pyramids outside the museum.
Jardin Du Palais Royal
Opposite the Louvre is the Jardin Du Palais Royal, which was the royal palace.
Montmartre is definitely one of the most beautiful and liveliest neighbourhoods in Paris to walk around and just get lost exploring. This neighborhood sits at the top of a hill and is full of cafes, artwork and boutiques. This part of the city was where Van Gogh and Picasso spent most of their time. It is easily accessible by metro. You can either take the stairs to the top or take the Montmartrobus.
➳ TIP: Here you can visit the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, the Moulin Rouge, La Maison Rose and the Sinking Building.
Visit the Sacré-Coeur Basilica
The beautiful Sacre-Coeur Basilica sits at the top of a hill, making it one of the best spots in Paris for panoramic views of the entire city. Try to get to the basilica as early as possible to avoid the tourists and get the best experience. Admission to the Sacre-Coeur Basilica is free and is open from 6am to 10:30pm.
Enjoy a performance at the Moulin Rouge
Attending the cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge is one of the most unique experiences in Paris. We also like to go during the day to take a nice photo of the entrance. I won’t forget Stelios, on our last night in Paris, running out of the Moulin Rouge just for a night photo at the cabaret entrance!!!
Notre Dame de Paris
Notre Dame Cathedral is a medieval Catholic cathedral that can be visited for a small fee. Its beautiful interior is definitely worth visiting although there are other nearby churches that are just as beautiful and free of charge. We should note here that visiting the interior of the church is no longer allowed due to the large fire that had broken out and efforts are now being made to repair the damage from the fire so that it can be revisited during the Summer Olympics to be held in Paris in 2024. You can also visit the catacombs under the temple that are still open to visitors!
Arch of Triumph
Of all the city gates in Europe, the Arc de Triomphe is the most famous and recognizable. You are allowed to go inside and up to the top of the arch for stunning views of the Champs Elysees and the city itself.
Walk on the Champs Elysees
The Champs Elysees is the avenue where all the most luxurious and expensive shops in Paris are located. It is a bustling tourist centre where you will find everyone exploring.
Take a Photo Break or a Cruise to the Seine
From various places along the River Seine you will have stunning views of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Musée d’Orsay, Pont Alexandre III, the Grand Palais, the Lock Bridge and much more. We recommend a riverboat cruise on the Seine to see and photograph many sights from the river!
Paris, France…! The city of light…!
Day trip to the famous Palace of Versailles
Versailles is one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe and is less than an hour from Paris. Versailles is easily accessible by car rental from Paris or by train, which we used. Once a royal palace, it is now a beautiful museum with majestic gardens. The building is magnificent and every room will leave you breathless with the luxury and elegance of the era!
Of course, a visit to Paris would not be complete without seeing Disneyland! For kids and adults who feel like kids, it will make you gobble it up! Dedicate a whole day to Disneyland in Paris because apart from its size, the queues to both get in and do the activities are very long and it takes a lot of patience. But all the hassle doesn’t compare to the experience of visiting the ultimate childhood magic place for all children of the world!!!
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