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

Paris, the City of Light, is a destination that captures the imagination and heart of all who visit. With its rich history, unparalleled art, and vibrant culture, Paris offers a unique experience that sticks in the memory. But what to do if you are lucky enough to spend four days in this enchanting metropolis? 

Here’s a detailed guide to help you make the most of your time, covering both the iconic sights and hidden treasures this city has to offer.

The must-see places if you visit Paris for 4 days

The Historic Center of Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral is not just a building; it is a monument to resilience and faith. Although it was devastated by fire in 2019, its spirit lives on. Restoration work is underway, and even if you can’t go inside the cathedral, the view from the outside is still breathtaking. The square in front of the cathedral offers an excellent opportunity to reflect on the importance of history and culture in the formation of a city.

Sainte Chapelle

This 13th-century treasure trove is famous for its stained glass windows, but what you may not know is that it also hosts a series of classical music concerts. Imagine listening to the works of Vivaldi while being surrounded by light filtered through stained glass windows depicting biblical scenes. It’s an experience that goes beyond sight; it’s a delight for all the senses.

The Latin Quarter

The Sorbonne

The Sorbonne University is more than a place of learning; it is a symbol of academic excellence and intellectual freedom. Here, you can stroll through the campus gardens, visit the chapel and feel the energy of the students and scholars who have walked these halls for centuries.

The Pantheon

This neoclassical monument is more than a mausoleum for France’s heroes; it is a place where the nation pays tribute to those who have contributed to the well-being of humanity. Here, you can explore the subway crypts and learn about the lives of the great thinkers, writers, and scientists who rest here.

Saint Germain des Prés

Church of Saint Germain des Prés

This church is the oldest religious building in Paris. Beyond its Romanesque architecture, it is a venue for sacred music concerts. The acoustics of the venue add an extra dimension to the experience, making each note resonate with heavenly clarity.

Saint Sulpice

This church is known for its organ, one of the largest in all of France. But what you may not know is that it also houses a number of works of art, including paintings by Delacroix. In addition, its astronomical gnomon, an instrument used to determine the position of the stars, is a marvel of science and spirituality combined.

Montmartre

Sacré-Coeur Basilica

Located on the highest hill in Paris, this basilica is more than a place of worship; it is a vantage point from which you can get some of the best panoramic views of the city. The interior of the basilica is adorned with golden mosaics and a large dome that is an architectural masterpiece.

Moulin Rouge

This cabaret is the epitome of Parisian entertainment. But beyond the shows and glamour, the Moulin Rouge has a rich history that is reflected in its Belle Époque style décor. It is a place where past and present meet to offer a unique experience.

Picasso’s Studio

Picasso’s studio in Montmartre is a place of pilgrimage for art lovers. Although the studio itself is not open to the public, the atmosphere of the neighborhood is still strongly influenced by the artist’s presence. The surrounding streets are lined with galleries and artists’ studios, making this area a creative hub in Paris.

Private Tours Inside These Museums

The Louvre

Masterpieces

The Louvre Museum is a labyrinth of artistic wonders. In addition to the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, the museum houses a collection of lesser-known but equally impressive Islamic art, Egyptian antiquities, and Renaissance paintings. Each room is like a new world to discover, full of history and beauty.

Musée d’Orsay

Impressionism

The Musée d’Orsay is home to the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works in the world. But beyond Monet and Manet, the museum also offers a deep insight into the evolution of art and society from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

Versailles Palace

Palace and Gardens

The Palace of Versailles is a testament to the luxury and opulence of the French monarchy. The Versailles Gardens are equally impressive, with their fountains, statues, and meticulously landscaped flowerbeds. It’s a place where you can lose yourself for hours, exploring every nook and cranny and discovering something new with each visit.

Tips for Visiting Paris in Four Days

Planning is Key

Four days may seem like a long time, but in a city like Paris, time flies. That’s why it’s crucial to have a well-planned itinerary to make sure you make the most of every moment.

Buy tickets in advance

Some of the most popular sites, such as the Louvre and the Palace of Versailles, often have long lines. Buying tickets in advance will save you time and stress.

Use Public Transportation

The Paris metro is efficient and reaches almost everywhere in the city. It is a quick and inexpensive way to get around, especially if you are short on time.

Don’t Miss the Food

Paris is also a city for food lovers. From freshly baked croissants to gourmet dinners, be sure to enjoy Parisian gastronomy.

Wear Comfortable Shoes

You’ll be doing a lot of walking. A good pair of comfortable shoes will make your experience much more enjoyable.

Keep Your Belongings Safe

As in any big city, it’s always good to keep an eye on your belongings, especially in crowded or touristy areas.

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