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Places to See in Paris in 5 Days

Conquering Paris in 5 Days

Are you lucky enough to be able to spend 5 full days in the City of Lights and Love?  If so, then check out our comprehensive guide on the top places to see in Paris in 5 days.

Day 1

Start off your first day in Paris by riding around the city in a guided bus tour (tickets here), getting a great view of famous Parisian sights such as the Grand Palais.

Get off near the magnificent Opera and check out Paris Story –  a film portraying the evolution of Paris – a great way to get yourself introduced to this fantastic city!

After the film, go visit Paris’ most iconic attraction – La Tour Eiffel. Take the escalator to the top to get a fantastic view of the whole city, but be sure to get a Fast Track ticket to skip the 2-hour line! (link here).  You can also get a great view of the city from the top of another one of Paris’ most emblematic attractions – Arc de Triomphe (tickets here).

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Arc de Triomphe

Day 2

Get your 2nd day in Paris off to a great start by checking out the world’s most famous museum – the Louvre (tickets).

When you’re done exploring all of the amazing artwork that the Louvre has to offer, visit the towering cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris and explore its magnificent interior.  Afterwards, check out the beautiful stained glass windows of  Sainte-Chapelle.

End your day with a relaxing walk around one of Paris’s most historic  neighborhoods: Saint-Germaine-des-Près and Le Marais, featuring beautiful Parisian sights such as Le Jardin du Luxembourg and Le Panthéon.

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Notre Dame


Day 3

What better way to begin your 3rd day in Paris than by taking a day trip to the world’s most beautiful castle – Château de Versailles (entry ticket here, train ticket here)!

When you come back to Paris, embark on a romantic river cruise along La Seine (tickets here), to see all of the beautiful sights of Paris from a different angle.

After the cruise, take a stroll along one of Paris’ most famous boulevards – Champs-Élysées, and check out a free classical paintings exhibit at Le Petit Palais along the way!

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Day 4

Start off the 4th day of the trip by visiting Paris’ 2nd most famous museum –Musée d’Orsay. Be sure to get a fast track ticket in order to skip the long lines!(link here).

Then hop on the metro to check out my personal favorite area of Paris – Montmartre, upon which lies the magnificent Sacré-Coeur. Finally, end your day by catching a fantastic cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge!

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Day 5

Get your last day in Paris off to a delicious start by visiting one of the city’s food markets. Choose from a endless selection of fruits, vegetables, and cheese – all in their freshest form.

Then, head over to the Latin Quarter to view remarkable sights such as the Pantheon and Eglise Saint-Séverin Saint-Nicolas, as well as Sorbonne – Paris’ most renowned university.

Finally, take a nice stroll along the Boulevard Saint Germain – the most famous boulevard on the Left Bank.  Located in the stylish Saint-Germain-des-Près neighborhood of the 6th arrondissement, Boulevard Saint Germain is filled with some of the city’s most iconic sidewalk cafés.

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There you have it – here are the absolute must see places in Paris in 5 days! Have a wonderful time in the greatest city in the world!