The French capital is one of the most fascinating cities in the world: its rich museums, green gardens where you can walk and the sumptuous buildings that surround the streets make you daydream. You may think that 7 days in the city are too many, but we can assure you that this is not the case and if you decide to spend a week in Paris, believe us, you will not get bored!
Here is the itinerary we have designed for you.
Day 1: The Eiffel Tower and the Seine cruise
A stay in Paris can only begin with the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of the city and one of the most famous monuments in the world.
You can decide to climb to the top to enjoy a magnificent view of the Ville Lumiere, but remember to buy your tickets in advance because the queues are very long.
If, on the other hand, you want to enjoy a unique view of the Eiffel Tower, our advice is to take the metro and get off at Trocadero: from the panoramic terrace of the Palais de Chaillot you have one of the best views of the Parisian monument.
Not far from the Eiffel Tower are Port de la Bourdonnais and Port de La Conference: from here the boats that cross the Seine daily depart to let you marvel at the beauty of Paris seen from the water.
A great time to enjoy this show is in the evening: Paris is transformed into one of the most romantic places in the world.
Day 2: Louvre Museum and Tuileries Garden
You could dedicate the second day of your week in Paris to visiting the Louvre Museum.
Our advice is to organize it in detail in advance: the museum route is very long and among the many wonders kept in this place you would risk to lose yourself and not enjoy anything.
Buy your tickets in advance so that you don’t have to waste hours in line and then choose a route to follow and the works you absolutely want to admire: in this way you will save time, but also effort (you walk a lot inside the Louvre!).
We advise you to include in your itinerary the Mona Lisa by Leonardo, the Nike by Samothrace and Amore and Psyche by Canova.
Once out of the museum, you could have lunch at Café Marly, one of the best brasseries in Paris, and then go and relax in the nearby Tuileries Garden, a corner of greenery and peace.
Day 3: Montmartre, Pigalle and Enogastronomic Tour
We suggest you to dedicate the third day to the most lively and characteristic neighborhoods of Paris: Montmartre and Pigalle.
The first is the artists’ district par excellence: here lived, among others, Van Gogh, Modigliani and Picasso. Even today, many artists still crowd its small squares painting and selling their works.
In Montmartre takes place our gastronomic tour of Paris: among hidden corners, glimpses of the city, anecdotes and curiosities about one of the most famous (and celebrated) neighborhoods of the city, a local guide will accompany you to taste all those Parisian dishes that you must absolutely try!
We are sure that our food tour is one of the experiences to do in Paris in one week in order to enjoy a neighborhood in a different and unique way. You will take home with you an authentic memory of a metropolis that, often, those who come from outside can only know superficially.
After the tour of Montmartre and the visit to the Basilica of the Sacré Coeur, one of the most important churches in Paris, we recommend you to go down to Pigalle, the historic red light district. It is here that the famous Moulin Rouge is located, where you can watch sumptuous shows of Can – Can.
Day 4: Disneyland
If you will spend 7 days in Paris, then you will have to dedicate one day to the most famous amusement park in Europe: Disneyland Paris.
In this place you literally go back to being a child and between rides and shows you lose track of time.
Disneyland Paris is actully composed by two different parks: Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios. Both are wonderful and we recommend that you buy the ticket that allows entry to both.
The suggestion is to buy tickets in advance to avoid wasting time in the queue.
Day 5: City tour: from the Opera to the Champs Elysées
On the fifth day you could dedicate it to wander freely around the city and maybe do some shopping.
You can organize a sightseeing tour with City Sightseeing coaches or move freely by public transport.
The advice is to leave from Place de l’Opéra, where the most famous Parisian theater is located, and reach the Arc de Triomphe.
In this way you will cross Place Vendome, Rue de Rivoli and Place de La Concorde, to reach the most majestic street of the city: the Champs Elysées. Here you can go shopping or just admire the luxurious windows of the biggest French and international brands.
Day 6: Versailles
The sixth day could be the right occasion to take the train and go out of town again to visit the sumptuous Palace of Versailles and its wonderful gardens.
What was once nothing more than a simple brick castle was then transformed, enlarged, embellished and made famous by Louis XIV, the Sun King.
The Palace of Versailles can be easily reached from Paris with the RER line C.
Day 7: Orsay Museum
Finally, you could take advantage of the last day of your holiday in Paris in one week to visit another of the most beautiful museums in Paris, the Musée d’Orsay.
This one is located inside the old Orsay Station and it houses some of the most beautiful works of impressionism and post-impressionism. If you love artists such as Degas, Renoir, Monet, Manet, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Rodin, you should definitely visit this museum.
We hope that our itinerary can be useful for you to organize your stay of in Paris in one week.
In case you have less time, read our suggestions to visit the French capital in 3 days.