Eiffel Tower

One Day in Paris : What To Do (Itinerary)

Although the city is inundated with international cultures and foreign residents, Paris maintains its Frenchness from top to bottom for the taste of travelers. Probably, that’s the reason I feel, makes this city under a “wanna be” destinations of all. I mean, can you imagine a Europe trip without vising Paris? Actually not ! The place is incredibly romantic and and Paris makes sure that travelers falls in love with the place at one glance. So, how is it like to visit a PARIS in a Day?  Here’s a quick one day itinerary to Paris what to do in Paris in a day.

So here I go:  One Day Itinerary I followed on my tour

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paris One day Itinerary
Paris One day Itinerary

I started my tour at 9 in morning.

The Sacré-Cœur:

Address: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France.

Also known as The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, this place is open between 8:30 – 18:30. I chose to see it first as  it was pretty much nearer to my stay at hotel.

Time Spent: 2 hours

I took a cab to reach Louvre Pyramid which was around 4.7 km away from the basilica. I reached there at around 11:15 AM.

Sacré-Cœur paris Itinerary
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris

Louvre Pyramid & Museum

Address: Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France

A pyramid built of metal and glass is a passageway to Louvre Museum.  I took a combined ticket of 16 Euros to see this place.

Just a kilometer away is Musee d orsay. I chose to walk.

Louvre in paris
Louvre in paris

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Musee d orsay: 

Address: 5 Quai Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France.

Time Spent: 4 hours

Ticket Price: 9 Euros

FYI: Closing time on Thursdays 9.45pm which otherwise is 6:30pm.  Cameras and Backpacks are not permitted here.

Musee d orsay
Musee d orsay

Notre Dame Cathedral:

Around 5 kms from Musee d Orsay, it is advisable to take a cab and reach Notre Dame Cathedral.

Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame, Parvis Notre-Dame – place Jean-Paul-II, 75004 Paris, France.

Good News: Free entry for cathedral. Picnics allowed.

Time to spend: 2 hours

Ticket price: 8.50 Euro

6 kms away from this cathedral is Arc de Triomphe.

Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral

 Arc de Triomphe:

Address: Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France.

Ticket price: Adults- 8 €; Students (18 to 25 )- 5 €; Groups (from 20 adults)- 6,20 €; Free for children and students up to Age 17. Make sure you visit this place when you have some energy to climb.

 Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe

If you guys are thinking I am missing Eiffel tower, you are wrong. A day in Paris is incomplete without visiting Eiffel Tower. I chose to visit it in the night as i had already seen it during daylight have always been stunned to look at the scintillating tower pictures of night.

Cross 4 kms to reach Face of Paris – Eiffel tower.

Eiffel tower:

Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France.

FYI: Picnic on the lawns is recommended over the restaurants unless you are a on spendthrift. Couples are encouraged to take lifts and have a time of their lifetime over a wine.

Time to spend: 3 hours

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

If you at all want to try out this list of attractions, let me know. I can be available to let you know more about Paris and its attractions.

Till then.. Have a gala time on your voyage to Paris.

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Best time to visit Paris

Summer in Paris
Summer in Paris

Paris, France’s most populous city is located on the beautiful banks of river Seine. Situated in the north of this lovely country, Paris houses right at the center of the Île-de-France region. Boasting of a population of around 2,230,000 people within its administrative range, its metropolitan is considered as one of the densely populated geographical area in the whole of Europe. Around twelve million Parisian inhabitants have made Paris their home.

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Spring in Paris
Spring in Paris

While I always dreamt of experiencing this mesmerizing city, I was quite baffled as to when to visit Paris. To understand the best time to visit Paris, I have been visiting Paris to past four year and indulging in all its four season and accommodating various temperaments and each time the city has something new to offer.

My family particularly enjoys being there during summers, as my kids school is on break, celebrations captivates the entire city and climate is pleasant, so quite welcoming. I remember last year when I was in Paris during winters; albeit cold I picked up one the attractions; ice skating at the most famous Hotel de Ville and shopped to glory for my favorite stuff at the busiest, Christmas market.  Many of my friends prefer visiting during spring and fall not only enjoy the enchanting rains and cool climate but extend their stay as; prices fall and the city is less crowded.

Fall in Paris
Fall in Paris

High and low season can affect budget

  • June to October are considered high or peak seasons. Visitors can experience rise in ; rooms prices , transportation etc .
  • January to March are known to be the low seasons. City is less crowded and the prices too fall tremendously.
  • Shoulder seasons includes the months; April to May and November to December.

Ask me it’s a fact that due to various business fairs, conferences and conventions the months September, October and January witness a rise in the visits. So best time to visit Paris also depends upon your assigned travel budget as well.

Trips based on weather conditions   

If you yearn to be in Paris, like my wife then be a beholder of typically warn and sunny climate marked by an average rise up to 75 degree. Winters bestow light rains and snowfall and a temperature embracing a high of 44 degrees. My friends have always wondered how overcast and misty Paris can be in spring and fall with an average temperature of around 60 degrees. Irrespective of when you are visiting the city my personal advice to you would be pack an umbrella to be ready for the possibility of rains. Weather conditions are also one of the preferences that determine when to visit Paris.

Save while on tour

While visiting Paris during winters and springs I have seen the prices of the rooms, transportation, food and more going down; as tourism tends to slow down while the climate is cooler. This slow down price persuades many to gift a package deal along with a reduced fare on flights to their near and dear ones. My friends who love to extend their stay in the city prefer early spring and late fall; as it’s a bang for their buck.

To conclude not to lose out and be a part of its great grandeur.

Disneyland in Paris

Who hasn’t dream of going to Disneyland in Paris? Almost everyone does.  All of us right from our childhood when we begin to watch cartoons on Television do definitely think of going there someday. If there’s an essay competition on “My dream place to visit”, I guarantee 80% of the kids would write it about “The Disneyland”. It’s a dream resort to be visited not only by kids but also by parents to cherish what they loved and liked in their childhood. So, here’s more info most desired resort on earth Disneyland.

Disneyland in Paris
Disneyland in Paris

About Disneyland Paris:
An entertainment theme park that offers complete enchantment along with its shopping and dining experience.  A heavenly place, that exists not only in fairytale but also in a magical kingdom. It happens to be one among most visited park from list of Paris tourist attractions.

Where is Disneyland?

This resort opened on 12 April 1992 is around 30kilometers from the center of Paris, in a town called Marne-la-Vallée.

Opening Hours:
Disneyland Park: Opens 8:00 or 9:00 a.m and closes 10:00, 11:00 p.m. or 12 midnight
Walt Disney Studios: Opens 9:00 or 10:00 a.m and closes at 6:00, 7:00 or 8 p.m

Disney Park Attractions:

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Nighttime spectacular show:
Fireworks show at Disneyland in Paris that features projections on sleeping beauty castle and Matterhorn along with music, dialogue and more than 10000 spotlights to form a spectacular event can make the day for anyone who see it.

Five Magical Lands:
The five magical lands include Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Frontierland, Adventureland and Discoveryland. It’s tough to skip any of these as it’s a dream come true to visit magical land that you have always seen in fairytale dreaming of going there one day. The park is busy very often throughout the day and the hotels I thought was pretty expensive.

Thrills in all shape and sizes:
It’s one and only place for kids and parents to enjoy together and at equal energy zones. While parents enjoy their thrilling ride, kids enjoy their being in Disneyland at “it’s a small world”.

Meet your favorite Disney characters:
Hey dadda ! It’s Mickey Mouse there!
Grab this opportunity to meet your favorite Disney characters and keep clicking snaps as when you go back home and show you friends where you have been to; they will be jealous from top to toe.

I went berserk taking pictures with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and goofy. It was a dream come true to see them in real. Wow !

Family parades:

Enjoy spectacular Family parades and many other attractions you would see while having a look at your dreamland.

Major thing that you shall remember from Disneyland in Paris are breakfast with Disney characters, shopping, dining at some of great hotels, witnessing some of supreme and breathtaking shows, parades, drama leaves you captivated. It’s a disappointing trip if you go and see some of the places and rides being shut for maintenance. Rides in here are much elaborate which add zest to the picnic. I have had very fond memories of Disneyland with popping Disney characters and lovely food.

To know more on ticket enquiry and further details check out Disneyland in Paris.

One wouldn’t like to go back home and would wish to stay here forever. Make sure you book your tickets in advance and confirm if any part of the Disneyland is under maintenance