2 Days in Paris: The Perfect Paris Itinerary (2023)

Paris, the city of light, is a destination that enchants all who visit. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and unparalleled beauty, the French capital has so much to offer. From its cobblestone streets and charming cafes to its iconic monuments and world-famous museums, Paris is a city that never ceases to surprise and delight.

But what if you only have two days to explore this wonderful city? Is it possible to capture the essence of Paris in such a short time? The answer is a resounding yes, but it requires careful planning and a smart selection of what you want to see and do.

In this guide, I will take you through a carefully planned route that will allow you to experience the best of Paris in two days. From the historic heart of the city to the most artistic and elegant corners, this guide is designed to offer you an unforgettable experience in Paris.

What to see in Paris in two days: essential visits

The Historic Center

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral, located on the Île de la Cité, is a symbol of Paris. Although it is currently under restoration, its facade and towers remain a testimony to the grandeur of Gothic art. Do not miss the opportunity to stroll around it and feel the history that emanates from its stones. The cathedral, with its intricate design and impressive size, is a testament to the skill and dedication of the craftsmen who built it. Although it is not possible to enter the cathedral at this time due to restoration work, the view from the outside is still impressive.

Sainte Chapelle

A few steps from Notre Dame, the Sainte Chapelle is a hidden treasure. Its stained glass windows, depicting biblical scenes, are a marvel to behold. The light coming through the stained glass creates a magical and ethereal atmosphere. The chapel, which was built in the 13th century, is a perfect example of Gothic architecture. The stained glass windows, depicting different scenes from the Bible, are a sight to behold, especially when the sun shines through them.

The Latin Quarter

The Sorbonne

The Sorbonne University is a center of learning and knowledge. Its classical architecture and rich history make it a must-see. You can stroll through its courtyard and feel the academic atmosphere that has endured for centuries. The Sorbonne is one of the oldest universities in Europe and has been home to many famous thinkers and scholars. Strolling through its corridors is like walking through the history of education and thought in France.

The Pantheon

The Pantheon is an imposing monument dedicated to the great men and women of France. Its dome is visible from many points in the city, and its interior houses an impressive collection of frescoes and sculptures. The Panthéon is also the final resting place of many French national heroes, including Voltaire, Rousseau, and Marie Curie.

Luxembourg Garden

The Jardin du Luxembourg is a perfect place to take a break. Its manicured gardens, pond and sculptures create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. It is a popular place for locals to read a book or enjoy a picnic. The garden is also home to the Luxembourg Palace, which houses the French Senate.

Saint Germain des Prés

Saint Germain des Prés Church

This church, the oldest in Paris, is a quiet and serene place. Its Romanesque architecture and history make it an interesting visit. Don’t miss the medieval fresco on the ceiling. The church of Saint Germain des Prés is a place of peace and tranquility in the middle of the bustling city. It is a perfect place to reflect and admire the beauty of ancient architecture.

Saint Sulpice

Known for its great organ and its astronomical gnomon, Saint Sulpice is a church that combines art, science and history. Its facade and interior are equally impressive. The church of Saint Sulpice is a place of beauty and serenity. It is a perfect place to sit and reflect, or simply to admire the beauty of its architecture and art.

Cour de Commerce

This historic street will transport you back in time. With its stores and cafes, it is a perfect place to stroll and enjoy Parisian life. The Cour de Commerce is one of the oldest streets in Paris. Here you will find trendy stores, restaurants and Café Procope, the oldest cafe in Paris.

The Louvre


The Louvre is a museum that needs no introduction. Its masterpieces, such as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and the Victory of Samothrace, are known the world over. But the Louvre is much more than that. Its rooms are full of art and history, and you could spend days exploring them. The Louvre is one of the largest and most famous museums in the world and is a must-see for any art lover. With over 35,000 works of art on display, there is something for everyone at the Louvre.

These are just some of the places you can visit in Paris in two days. But remember, to enjoy all this to the fullest, you need careful planning. And that’s exactly what I can offer you with my Two Day Tour.

Your Two-Day Paris Adventure with Tours in Paris

Visiting all these wonderful places in two days is an exciting but challenging task. It requires perfect planning and a deep knowledge of the city. My name is Dany, I am the person behind Tours in Paris and, as a guide, I can offer you a unique and personalized experience with my Two Day Paris Tour.

I will guide you through the most emblematic places in Paris, sharing with you their stories and secrets, and making sure you make the most of your time. But beyond that, I will offer you an experience that goes beyond a simple sightseeing tour. I will show you Paris through the eyes of someone who loves it and knows it intimately.

Do you want to discover the true essence of Paris, feel the vibe of its streets, savor its gastronomy, admire its art, and immerse yourself in its history? Then I invite you to join me in this adventure.

It’s not just about checking boxes on a list of tourist attractions. It’s about living and breathing Paris, connecting with its soul, and taking away memories that will last a lifetime.

So what do you say, are you ready to discover Paris like never before? Contact me and let’s start planning your unforgettable visit to the city of light! It’s not just a tour; it’s your chance to experience Paris in a way you’ll never forget.


I’m a History & Art lover and I am very much in love with Paris…I studied Art History at the Louvre School and I became a professional tour guide because I want to share with you my passion and my love for this city. Get my FREE guide on «How to plan your trip to Paris»  now.

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