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    Paris has so many attractions, museums, parks and beautiful places, that it’s absolutely impossible to visit all of them at once. Therefore, the first thing to do is to prioritize what you want to see, make your research and plan your visit.

    Useful information about neighbourhoods in Paris, places to stay and avoid, transportation system and food you may find in my article -> 3 STEPS FOR A STRESS-FREE TRIP TO PARIS.

    Now, when you’ve decided where to stay, let’s check how to use your time in Paris rationally.

    Day 1 – Palace of Versailles

    Magnificent Palace of Versailles with its beautiful Gardens, Fountains, Trianon Palaces and the Estate of Marie Antoinette is located outside of Paris. It will take at least one whole day to go there and check those beautiful places.

    Good to know:

    • Location: Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
    • You can purchase a Paris Pass, which gives unlimited access to the public transportation and includes entrance fees for the main attractions. Check the official website to find the perfect pass for yourself.
    • Getting there:

    By train: RER line C arrives at Versailles Château – Rive Gauche train station, then just 10 minutes walking to the Palace. The journey will take approximately one hour. A ticket from Paris to the Palace of Versailles costs €3.55 per person one way.

    Uber: The cost from the city centre to Palace of Versailles is around 30€. The road takes around 40 minutes.

    Bus & Shuttle: Official bus and shuttle service are provided from Palace of Versailles. The prices may vary from 30 – 60€. More information about it you may find on the Palace of Versailles website.

    • Tickets & Prices: You can buy tickets at the ticket office when you arrive, but in order to avoid a queue, it’s better to buy tickets online. You can purchase the tickets on the official website.

    All tickets in one look you may find in the photo below.

    • Working hours

    Palace
    from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
    closed on Mondays

    Estate of Trianon
    from 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm
    closed on Mondays

    Gardens
    from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm

    The best way to explore the beauty of the GArdens and the park of the Palace of Versailles is by a small electric car.

    Discover the Gardens and Park without getting tired! I’ve got one of these small electric cars, and have to say it was a good decision. The price for renting was not cheap, but totally worth it.

    Good to know about renting an electric car:

    • Location: Terrace of the Château and Little Venice.
    • Security Deposit: Driving licence required.
    • Max capacity per car – 4 persons.
    • Payment: on the site by card or in cash.
    • Min driver age – 24.
    • The cars are equipped with an audio guide in 8 languages
    • Price: €32 per vehicle per hour, €8 per additional 15 minutes. Discount for disabled people -40%. For instance, it took me around 4 hours to explore the Gardens, the Park, Trianon Palaces and the Estate of Marie Antoinette by car (in a fast pace).

    Don’t forget to take some water with you on the road.

    Enjoy outstanding Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles, its fancy French Gardens, beautiful and peaceful Trianon Palaces and the Estate of Marie Antoinette! :)

    Day 2 – Disneyland Paris

    Visiting Disneyland Paris was one of my favourite parts during my first trip to Paris. It will take you the whole day, but it’s defiantly worth it.

    All the details about my trip to Disneyland Paris and all the useful information you may find in my article -> DISNEYLAND PARIS – MAGIC IS REAL.

    Day 3 – Eiffel Tower & Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

    EIFFEL TOWER

    Eiffel Tower is a true symbol of Paris. It’s the world’s most visited landmark, with all the consequences – it’s always super busy and full of tourists.

    Good to know:

    • Location: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France.
    • Getting there:

    Metro: Line 9, “Trocadéro” station; Line 6, metro station “Bir-Hakeim”.

    RER: Line C : “Champs de Mars – Tour Eiffel” station.

    Bus: Bus 82, stops: “Tour Eiffel” or “Champ de Mars”; 42, stop: “Tour Eiffel”; 87, stop: “Champ de Mars”; 69, stop: “Champ de Mars”.

    Bike: self-renting bikes are available 24/7 all around the city. More information about it you may find -> 3 STEPS FOR A STRESS-FREETRIP TO PARIS.

    • Working hours: from mid-June to early September – from 9 a.m. to midnight.
    • Tickets:

    Lift entrance ticket (valid to 2nd floor): Adults – €11,00 per person; 12 – 24 years old – €8,50.

    Lift entrance ticket to top: Adults – €17,00; 12 – 24 years old – €14,50.

    Stairs entrance ticket (valid to 2nd floor): Adults – €7,00; 12 – 24 years old – €5,00.

    • The best way to avoid at least one of the queues is to get an online ticket.
    • There is an App – Tour Eiffel HD – it’s a guide with all the information about Eiffel Tower, plus HD 360° panorama for the orientation at the monument.
    • Be aware about pickpockets.
    • Don’t forget to get some water and snacks with you.

    You can also walk at the Jardins du Trocadéro and Champ de Mars which are located from both sides of the tower. Those are beautiful open space parks with a splendid view over Eiffel Tower.

    Bonus view: Eiffel Tower looks also beautiful in the dusking sky. If you have time to walk around in the evening, you will feast your eyes by outstanding view of the tower drowning in the sunset rays.

    CATHÉDRALE NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS

    The Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris is a Catholic Church and historical monument. It’s also one of the symbols of Paris. Magnificent landmark which elevates the soul of every and each of its guests. The architecture is breathtaking and the energy is incredible.

    Good to know:

    • Location: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame – Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France.
    • Getting there:

    Metro: Line 4 stop “City” or “St. Michael”; Line 1, 11 stop “City Hall”; Line 10 stop “Maubert-Mutualité” or “Cluny – La Sorbonne”; Lines 7, 11 and 14 stop “Châtelet”.

    RER: Line B station Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame; Line C station Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame.

    • Working hours: daily from 7:45 – 18:45, until 19:15 on Saturday and Sunday.
    • Admission is free.
    • In order to check the beauty of gargoyles and sculptures, you can go up to the towers of the western façade. The entry for the towers is located outside of the Cathedral, on the left side of the façade. 387 stairs without a lift to reach the top of the South Tower! Be sure that you are in a good shape for that! :)

    Day 4 – Arc de Triomphe & Champs-Élysées

    Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It was ordered by Napoleon in 1806. However, the construction was finished only in 1836 by French king, Louis-Philippe. He dedicated it to the armies of the Revolution and the Empire. The Unknown Soldier was buried at the base of the arch in 1921. The flame of remembrance is rekindled every day at 18:30.

    Good to know:

    • Location: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France.
    • Getting there:

    Metro: lines 1, 2 and 6, stop “Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile”.

    RER: line A, stop “Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile”.

    Bus: lines 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92.

    • Working hours: Daily from 10:00 – 23:00.
    • Tickets: Adults – 12,00 €.
    • It will take you a few minutes to walk up to the top of Arc de Triomphe by stairs (no elevator). From the top of the panoramic terrace, you will see a beautiful scenery of Paris.

    After Arc de Triomphe you can walk down on the famous street Champs-Élysées. It will lead you to other famous and gorgeous places, like Grand Palais, Petit Palais and the bridge Pont Alexandre III.

    Day 5 – Louvre

    Louvre is the world’s largest museum and historical monument in Paris. The museum is located in the building of a grand palace with a stunning architecture. Louvre consists unbelievable art collections from the Middle Ages to 1848.

    Good to know:

    • Location:  Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
    • Getting there;

    Metro: line 1 “Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre” station.

    Bus: lines 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81 and 95 stop in front of the Pyramid

    • Working hours: The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Tickets: Adults – 15,00 €.
    • You can buy your ticket online on the official website to avoid the queue.
    • More information about the museum and tickets details you may find on the official website.
    • There is an App – Louvre Museum. It will help you to find the masterpieces and collections easily.
    • Of course, Louvre is very popular among tourists, guests and citizens of Paris. The less crowded time would be during the week days, especially on Mondays.

    Bonus: Burlesque show

    One day in the evening find a time to go to a burlesque show in Paris. I went to the CrazyHorse. It was a fabulous performance. You have to book a ticket couple of days in advance. After the show you will have a chance too see the beauty of the city at night.

    Enjoy your trip to the city of love! :) You are always wellcome to share your experience in Paris in the comments below.

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me -> GET IN TOUCH.

    BE HEALTHY AND WEALTHY! :)

    Yuliia Caliskanhttps://www.moname.ch/about-me/
    At MonAme Magazine, I’m in charge of content and publication. I am passionate about all things new and sustainable - traveling, food and active lifestyle. As an MD specialized in Dermatology, I also always keep myself up to date about new advancements in beauty and cosmetics industry.

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