This list of must-see places in Paris is for those who have already had the privilege to see the most well-known symbols of Paris but want to discover more of the city. Here, you will discover a 5 Paris day itinerary for the second time visitor looking to be amazed at what France has to offer.
Day 1 – Latin Quarter
From the 1700s, underground stacking of over a million Parisian remains due to lack of space. Chilling and once in a lifetime experience.
Jardin du Luxembourg
Beautiful gardens from the 1600s with greens and sculptures perfect to relax, enjoy a picnics, and take in the park.
Museum and an underground crypt that houses famous remains of people like scientist and Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie.
Beautiful stained glass church from 1248 that belonged to Saint Louis and held many Christian relics over the years, like the Crown of Thorns.
Walk the Streets
- See all the unique boutiques and restaurants on the stone streets
- Visit bookstores like the famous Shakespeare and Company
Musée de Cluny
See all Medieval art, Roman baths in this unique building from the late 1400s.
Day 2 –Châtelet
Formes des Halles
Stop right off the metro underground at this amazingly built shopping center.
George Center Pompidou
Enjoy this cultural center build in the 1970s that houses a cinema, the National Museum of Modern Art, exhibitions, a library, music center, restaurants, shops and more.
Explore The Streets
The surrounding streets are covered in artistic boutiques, cafes, and vintages thrifts shops to enjoy
Musée de Vin
Museum and wine tasting French flavors in a 15th-century wine cellar
Dinner boat cruise on the seine with live music and entertainment, with sightseeing the Eiffel Tower and the city’s architecture.
Day 3 – Le Marais
Marche des Enfants Rouges
Sample Ethnic foods at the street market
Explore the Streets
shopping, bistros, fashion, street art, and history
Full art gallery of Picasso’s work
Place des Vosges
This is the oldest planned square in Paris, filled with a park, shops, galleries, and cafes
Palais des Mirages attraction- “the Hall of Mirrors” a light-and-sound show full of color
( or Celebrity wax exhibit)
Day 4- Day Trip
Enjoy a day or 1/2 day trip to different castles on the outside of the city accessible by public transportation
Some options include:
- Saint Germain en Laye
*Other options and details about the castles and how to get there are attached below in the related articles
Come back from castle exploring for the day to enjoy a cabernet show and dinner at one of the famous Parisian sights, either: Moulin Rouge, Le Lido, or Crazy Horse.
Day 5- Grands Boulevards
Gallery Lafayette and Pretempts
Two famous luxury indoor shopping plazas that have to be seen regardless if you enjoy shopping. The architecture of the beautiful buildings alone is enough to pay a visit.
Hidden covered passageways built in the 1800s that are filled with shops, cafes, and antique bookstores and art galleries.
Rue de Martyrs
surrounding scenic streets full of cafes and shops
Musée du Chocolate
Museum and Chocolate tour/tasting
Catch a famous Opera or ballet show