Considered as one of the top most destinations in the world, Paris is a picturesque city located in the northern centre of France in Europe. The capital city is globally known for its fashion, food, culture, art and architecture. The magnificence of the place is such that people from far and wide come around to witness it. Honeymooners, group or friends, solo travellers, and families, all kinds of people can be seen in Paris. With its multitude of attractions, the city is sure to leave you spell bound.
Popular places to visit in Paris include the world famous Eiffel Tower, the national monument Arc de Triomphe, the painter’s paradise Montmarte, the Gothic Church Notre Dame Cathedral, and the shopper’s junction Champs-Elysees. The list definitely does not end here. The variety of attractions that the city offers is one more reason why it hosts such diversified tourist population. Also known as the fashion capital of the world, Paris observes a lot of designers and fashion enthusiasts coming in large numbers from all corners of the globe.
Now that you have enough reasons to visit Paris, don’t you think it’s about time to pack your bags and leave for Paris? For long, I have been trying to make my Paris holiday possible however, life has been a little unfair to me. So I thought why not share with you the plan I had originally chalked out for myself. Let’s take a look at your escapade to this amazing wonderland in France.
Day 1: Arrival at Paris
Once you have checked in to your hotel, it’s time to don the hat of the explorer in you. Absorb the beauty of Paris by taking a stroll through the lanes of this mesmerizing city. Observe the locals and their culture, artistic cafes, alluring boutiques, and art galleries. Spend the entire day in strolling around. Trust me, it’s like the best warm-up you can give to your holiday.
Day 2: Indulge in some Paris sightseeing
Wake up in the morning and ready yourself for an idyllic Paris city tour. Before that, have a delicious French breakfast. While I don’t generally go in for guides, you can easily find English speaking tour guides for convenience and an enriching Paris holiday. The guide generally stays with you throughout the day telling you each and everything you need to know during your Paris trip.
Start with the most awaited attraction of your holiday, Eiffel Tower. Take a lot of pictures and witness the amazing view of the complete city from the second level of the tower. Opera House, your next stop, is touted as the most popular opera house in the world. Its art work is sure to leave you tongue-tied. Head on to take a glimpse of Arc de Triompheto, Invalides, Alexander Bridge, The Louvre, and so on and so forth. Shopaholics, artists, and fashionistas will love hanging out at Champs Elysees, a place known for its amazing cafes, luxury showrooms, and theaters.
Day 3: Awaken your inner child at Disneyland Paris
Your Paris trip gets exciting at every step. Leave for Disneyland Paris. Make sure your whole day is dedicated to exploring this splendid place. At Disneyland, you will find two junctions – one, Disneyland Park and the other, Disneyland Studios. Each has a charm of its own.
At Disneyland Park, you’ll be overjoyed to find some of the most spectacular rides. Several rides are free and adventure lovers can try any of them. Disneyland Studios is the perfect place for the techies and animation enthusiasts as you get a chance to animate Disney characters. Here, you also get to see a lot of stunt shows, shootings, popular movie sets, and behind-the-scenes activities. You can also enjoy the spectacular fireworks in the evening at Disneyland Park, it is worth a watch.
Day 4: Time to explore more: Paris to Marseille
Hop on to the train that takes you to Marseille, the second largest city of France. It will take you approximately three and a half hours to reach Marsaille.
Start off by visiting the brilliantly designed Notre Dame da la Garde or Our Lady of the Guard. This Gothic chapel is the most important sight of the city and witness pilgrims from throughout the world. You can also get a marvellous view of the city from this Catholic basilica.
After this, head to the most popular street of the city, La Canabiere, a place popular among travellers and foodies. At the end of the street, you’ll find the Longchamp Palace with its amazing fountains. Hold on to that view till you can because it’s hard to find something as splendid somewhere else. Oh and don’t forget to capture it through your lens.
Vieux port, your next stop, is located in the heart of the city. Here, you get to see not only the city’s most famous theatre, La Criee but also an array of pubs and bars that exemplify the city’s nightlife at their best.
Day 5: Next stop: Nice
Now it’s time for something even better. Get ready and reach Nice. Soothe your tired nerves by relaxing during the day. Pamper yourself at some spa. Try the local cuisine.
By evening, you’ll be ready to take the city tour.
Start off by Promenade Des Anglais, the 4 km long stretch of the seafront popular among tourists and locals alike. Your tour should also include other significant landmarks of the city such as the art-deco Palais de la Mediterranee, Nicoise sculptor Sabine Geraudie’s giant iron sculpture La Chaise de SAB, Hotel Negresco, Musee Matisse, etc.
Day 6: Enjoy a Day Trip to Monaco and then get back to Nice
After a quick breakfast, head for a fun-filled day trip to Monaco, a beautiful city-state situated on the Mediterranean Sea. Your drive to Monaco will be via Eze village that is known for its French perfumes. At the perfumery, you will get the knick knacks behind the making of a perfume. You also get to witness the splendid panoramic view of the grand medieval stone streets and the sea.
Thereon, explore Monaco and Monte Carlo. The second smallest city-state in the world after Vatica, Monaco is known for its lavish and expensive casinos and yachts. Thereafter, head to the 13th century built Prince’s Palace, a place that is worth a visit.
The city-state hosts most popular Formula 1 Grand Prix and that is why we made sure that the Formula 1 Grand Prix racing circuit stays as a part of your itinerary. Adventure lovers will definitely enjoy being here.
Day 7: It’s time to say goodbye: Departure
Checkout once you are done with your breakfast. The trip has finally come to an end and it is time to say goodbye to the amazing trip to Paris.
It’s best to make hotel bookings in advance as we are well aware of the craze of this place amongst the tourist junta. Hotels in Paris can be easily booked from Booking.com as it provides seamless bookings and a well-trained customer care for assistance.
I hope this itinerary has been helpful to you. Take back some of the best memories of your life with the Paris holiday package, the journey of a lifetime, a trip with stay with you forever.