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Art Galleries in Paris

Art Galleries in Paris : The Ultimate Guide

Notice to all lovers of art, Paris will make you fall in love!

Not only is Paris the city of love or the city of fashion, but it is also a cultural place, where plenty of artists are based. Whether in the Marais, Saint Germain des Prés or in the 13th district of Paris, there is no shortage of art galleries in Paris. Intrigued visitor or art expert alike, you will definitely find a treasure. To not be overwhelmed by all of these art galleries in Paris, ParisByM has made a selection for you.

Here are our selection of the most influential art galleries in Paris by district…



There is no need to introduce the district of the Marais where artists are present on every street corner. It is the most abundant district of art galleries in Paris, a must-go place for an art lover.


Galerie Art : Concept

Founded by Olivier Antoine, this gallery moved from the 13th district of Paris in 2010. With a prominent role on the international scene, its program includes contemporary art from artists as Michel Blazy, specialist of the organic or Roman Signer, who is known for his humorous work.

4, passage Sainte-Avoye
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 11h-19h
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Art Galleries in Paris

Galerie Art : Concept


Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger

Founded in 1925 by Jeanne Bucher, this art gallery celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2015. She revealed many artists including some precursors of modern art who are now historic like Giacometti, Mondrian or Masson. The art gallery also promotes contemporary artist like Jiechang Yang, Paul Wallach or Michel Branco. It also owns another gallery in Paris, located in Saint Germain, as well as one in Lisbon.

5-7, rue de Saintonge
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 10h-19h
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Galerie Perrotin

Renowned globally, the iconic art gallery of Emmanuel Perrotin has been in operation since 1989. Among his 8 galleries, some are based in New York and in Asia (Seoul, Hong Kong and Tokyo).
The total surface area of Perrotin’s art galleries in Paris amounts to 2 300 m2. Some 50 artists are displayed there, including Asian artists, thereby demonstrating Perrotin’s interest for Asian art. In particular, you will find artworks from Takashi Murakami.

76, rue de Turenne
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 11h-19h
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Galerie Perrotin


Galerie Almine Rech

Specialized in conceptual art and minimal art, the gallery shows contemporary art through all types of art from sculpture to photography. It is distinguished by strong individualities. For instance, Jeff Koons or Jannis Kounellis are on display.

64, rue de Turenne
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 11h-19h
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Saint Germain des Prés

The Quartier Latin can boast, some of the most important art galleries in Paris can be found here! Located in the heart of the 6th district of Paris, you would not be wrong to walk around the neighborhood!


Galerie de l’Europe

This international gallery is separated in two parts, with a space dedicated for photography and a space for painting expositions, with an interest for figurative art. It promotes young artists of contemporary art such as Alain Pontecorvo or Yan Marczewski by organizing personal and collective exhibitions since its opening in 1997.

55, rue de Seine
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 10h30-13h, 14h-19h
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Galerie Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois

Thanks to the duality between contemporary and new realism, the gallery has gained a lot of attention since its creation in 1990. Gilles Barbier and Vincent Lamouroux, one of the artists behind the exhibition “Constellation”, are the cutting-edge artists of the gallery.

33-36, rue de Seine
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 10h30-13h, 14h-19h30
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Galerie Loevenbruck

Opened in 2001, the 130m2 are used to promote contemporary art from pop art to art installations. Not only does the gallery highlight rising French artists but as well international artist like the Irish Blaise Drummon. Their key artists are Philippe Mayaux and Bruno Peinado.

6, rue Jacques Callot
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 11h-19h
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The youngest district of art galleries in Paris, Belleville, is full of promising artists. The contemporary art that is exposed, reflects the dynamism and the blazing passion of the district artists’ youth. Here is the most famous one…


Galerie Air de Paris

Exhibiting since 1990 engaged art, Air de Paris remained true to the young image of the district by breaking the codes. The virulent image boosted the dynamism of French art. You will find displayed the artwork of Enrique Metinides, Bruno Serralongue, or Shimabuku.

32, rue Louise Weiss
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 11h-19h
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Galerie Arludik

The first gallery exposing artwork from pop-culture universe, comics, or even videogames. It has been exposing entertainement contemporary art since 2004. Some of their represented artists are Mr Garcin or Scott Campbell.

12-14, rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 14h-19h
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The Conciergerie

The Île de la Cité is in the center of Paris where you can visit the Conciergerie, an important place that is related to French History. This place has its own particular story which you can’t even imagine.

The Conciergerie

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The Conciergerie, was a neo gothic ancient royal palace of the King Philip the Fair that turned into a prison in the 14th Century. Those who acted during the French Revolution were convicted in the Conciergerie. Between 1793 and 1794 more than 2 600 prisoners were to be executed, among them there was Marie Antoinette and Madame du Barry.   The Conciergerie has three towers and the Tour de l’Horloge (Clock Tower) which was the first public clock in Paris. In the Conciergerie there are the Guards Room and the Hall of soldiers, where there are permanent exhibitions about the French Revolution. These exhibitions aren’t always the same, it may differ according to the season. You can also find a reconstitution of Marie Antoinette’s prison cell with wax characters. The Conciergerie, is worth a visit, you can  experience again the French Revolution. At the end of your visit, you will be able to see this beautiful chapelle which is not far from the Conciergerie.


Why is it worth a visit?

The Conciergerie

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If you visit the Conciergerie, you will be able to see an exhibition once you pay a small fee. Currently, there is a photography exhibition named Corps & Âmes which is available until May 22nd. For those you want to get more information about the Conciergerie during the visit, documents are available in different languages, such as in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.  There are many things to do after the visit. If you are hungry there are many restaurants in the area, you can sit and have a lunch, with a nice view of the city, sitting on a terrace.


Guided tours

The Conciergerie

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If you think that you won’t be able to see everything, tend for a guided tour of the Conciergerie. You have many options :

Paris Walking tour- The French Revolution is 2 two hours guided tour which allow you to explore one of the important moment of the French history.

Book – €20

The Private Tour: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie is a 3 hours guided tour

Book – €115

I recommand the Heart of Paris Tour: Notre-Dame and Ile de la Cite with wine tasting, a 3 hours guided tour where you can visit this site like a Parisian.

Book – €39

You can buy a package to visit 4 places of Paris’ most essential historical landmarks for you to experience during your stay in this beautiful city: Château de Versailles, Sainte-Chapelle, the Conciergerie, and Notre Dame.

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How to get there

The Conciergerie

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The Conciergerie is located at 2, boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris. The nearest station are Châtelet (métro line 1,4,7,11,14 or R.E.R line A, B and D) Saint-Michel (metro line 4 or R.E.R line C) and Cité (metro line 4). You can go by metro, R.E.R or bus (21, 24, 27, 38, 58, 81, 85, 96 or Balabus). If you want to plan your journey to the Conciergerie, check this website.


Ticket and Hours

The Conciergerie

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It is opened every day from 9:30 AM to 6 PM, except January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th. The last admission is 30 minutes before closing time. There are different rates for the tickets according to your age and status. The full price is 8. 50 euros and the reduced one is 6. 50 euros. If you are a group of 20 people or more it’s 6. 50 euros. There is free admission for those under 18, students within the EU, people with disabilities and jobseekers. As most of the attractions in Paris, the entries to the Conciergerie are free every first Sundays of the month. There is another possibility: buying a combined ticket to visit the Conciergerie and the Sainte –Chapelle. As these two places are nearby, it won’t take you a lot of time and they are kind of related because of the neo gothic style of the buildings. Get more information in the officiel website.

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Visiting Paris : The Musée Rodin

The Musée Rodin, located near the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, is one of the most popular museums in Paris, receiving 700,000 visitors annually. This one of a kind museum is worth a visit.

Musée Rodin

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The Musée Rodin was created in 1919 and is dedicated to the one and only Auguste Rodin, a famous French sculptor and art collector. The museum is divided into two sites: the Hotel Biron (in the center of Paris) and the Villa des brillants (at Meudon). Rodin’s art collection was extensive with 6 600 sculptures, 8 000 drawings, 8 000 photographs and 7 000 art objects. You will find his sculptures on display permanently at the museum. Unfortunately, his drawing and photography collections cannot be on display at all times because they need to be preserved (but if you have the chance, take time to see them!)

Rodin’s most well-known sculptures are The Thinker (with other 13 copies in the world), The Kiss, The Gates of Hell, The Burghers of Calais and the Monument to Balzac, all of which you can find on display in the museum’s extensive gardens.


 A Unique Museum

The Musée Rodin

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Rodin’s art is exposed in the Hotel Biron as well as the garden. The Hotel Biron is particular and unique because of the fact that the hotel is used as a museum. The extensive park is also one of the important parts of the museum, offering visitors the opportunity to see Rodin’s sculptures come to life in nature. Be sure to anticipate the time it takes to see this museum! It may take up to a half day or more to see everything. For those who have already visited, the sites were totally renewed last year and re-opened in October 2015, you won’t be disappointed. The marble gallery is a new thing that was created after the renovations. If you are hungry, there is a restaurant in the park which serve traditional foods.


Guided Tour

The Musée Rodin

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If you don’t know where to get started, look into taking a guided tour of the Musée Rodin with the Paris Walking Tour. This tour will take you around the Eiffel Tower, Champs de Mars, Les Invalides, and the Musée Rodin gardens. In only 3 hours you will be able to see all of the hidden gems between the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides (audio guides are available in other foreign languages). If you would like to know more about the artwork on display, you can download the Rodin Museum app for your phone.

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Getting to Musée Rodin

The Musée Rodin

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The best way to get around Paris is by using the Metro. The Musée Rodin is located in 79 rue de Varenne – 75007 Paris, at the corner of the boulevard des Invalides and the rue Varenne. The nearest metro stations are Varenne (line 13) and Invalides (line 8 and 13 or R.E.R, line C), but can also take the busses numbered 69, 82, 87, and 92 to get there. If you want to plan your journey to the Musée Rodin, check out the RATP transportation website here.


Tickets and Hours

The Musée Rodin

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Tickets are available at the museum as well as online. If you hate lines, buy your tickets online before your trip. If you want additional options such as an audio guide, you can only purchase it at the Museum. Prices vary depending on age. The full rate is 11.30€ and the reduced rate is 8.30€. Entry is free to visitors under 18, students in the EU under 26, and people with disabilities. The museum is free for everyone the first Sunday of every month. You can find more detailed information about prices here.

The museum, boutique, coffee shop and park are open from 10AM to 5:45PM everyday except for Mondays.

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Don’t forget! Some of Auguste Rodin’s sculptures can be found at the Varenne metro station on the platform. If you love Rodin but can’t make it to Paris to see this museum, don’t worry. The Musée Rodin in Paris isn’t the only museum in the world dedicated to the artist, there are others all around the world in Seoul (South Korea), Bahia (Brazil) and Philadelphia (USA).


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Spotlight: Lucy’s Paris Tours

Planning a trip to Paris is exciting, but at times can become overwhelming. Questions arise such as, which airline is cheapest? Should I buy a Museum Pass? Which tour should I take? To make your trip planning easier, we have selected to spotlight Lucy, a tour guide in Paris who is changing up the tour scene. Read on for more information.

Lucy is a tour guide as well as a professional photographer in Paris who has created a new way to tour the city: through the lens of your camera! Aside from giving you a tour, Lucy will teach you comprehensive ways to use your camera to take the best pictures possible of all of the beautiful architecture and monuments Paris has to offer.

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Having started out studying art history and photography, Lucy added tour guide to her repertoire when she began giving children and teens tours of the city. She then moved on to guiding tours through museums such as the Musée des Arts décoratifs as well as the Picasso museum and then began giving photo tours of Paris.

We asked Lucy, “What made you choose this job?” She told us, “The passion and excitement of being directly in touch with people and the transmission of knowledge through art and culture. I like to be able to exchange with people and to work in beautiful, exciting places.” She certainly enjoys being a tour guide!

Credit: Lucy Winklemann

Credit: Lucy Winklemann

Lucy offers a wide selection of unique and interesting tours around Paris. For example, she offers a tour of “Lutetia” in Paris which focuses on the remains of the first settlements in Paris. Another tour she offers focuses on the modern architecture found in the La Défense area of Paris. One of her most favorite tours that she offers is the Paris Street Art tour. This tour takes visitors to lesser-known areas of Paris to see some of the cities coolest and most incredible street art.

As of right now, Lucy focuses mostly on photography-based tours, but she is interested in hearing clients requests! For this reason, she prefers small-group tours so that she can customize a tour of Paris based on your specific requests and desires. If you would like a tour around some of the best gastronomic locations in Paris, she is willing to prepare something for you and your group.

Lucy’s Paris tours are unique and informative — if you would like to see Paris from a different perspective or go on a tour that takes you on an adventure through Paris, choose Lucy.

The price of each tour varies based on the amount of time the tour will take and the number of people in your tour group. You can find a comprehensive list of prices on her website.


Choosing to tour Paris with Lucy Winklemann will allow you to see Paris like never before!

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Un week end Parigi. Cosa non perdere!

Che tu sia da solo, con amici o con qualsiasi altro, Parigi è il posto perfetto per trascorrere un week end. Di seguito vengono suggerite alcune idee per il tuo week end Parigi.

Attività culturali

-Louvre: Classificato da Smithsonian uno dei 28 posti da visitare prima di morire, Louvre ha più di 35000 capolavori compresi la Mona Lisa, Raft of Medusa e Liberty Leading the People.Week end Parigi

-Catacombe: Dopo un sovraffollamento nei cimiteri parigini nel 18esimo secolo, il consiglio di stato ha deciso di rimuovere sei milioni di resti dal Cimitiere des Innocents e di trasferirli in cave sotterranee. Da quando le catacombe sono state formate sono diventate un labirinto, oggi aperto al pubblico.Week end Parigi

-Notre-Dame: Notre-Dame è la più famosa cattedrale gotica di Parigi la quale è stata completata nel 1345. Vetrate e doccioni dettagliati sono la caratteristica principale che rendono questa cattedrale unica. Visitare l’interno è gratuito, mentre salire sulla cima è a pagamento.  Week end Parigi

-Les Invalides: è composto da diversi musei, come ad esempio, l’ospedale dei veterani fondato da Napoleone e gli edifici militari. L’attrazione più famosa di Les Invalides è il sarcofago di Napoleone Bonaparte.


-Montmartre: La collina di Montmartre è un groviglio di strade in cui avrai la possibilità di passeggiare e scoprire i locali e i luoghi frequentati dai più famosi artisti passati. Piccoli negozi e deliziosi bistrot caratterizzano i vicoli di questa affascinante collina parigina. Assicurati, inoltre, di visitare la famosa basilica del Sacre-Coeur e di soffermarti davanti al Moulin Rouge.  Week end Parigi

-Sponde del fiume Senna: La Senna attraversa il cuore di Parigi  e offre molte attività, come semplicemente fare una passeggiata rilassante o perché no, quando il tempo lo permette, praticare dello sport. Inoltre, sono disponibili molti tour  sui battelli, come Il Bateux Mouches.Week end Parigi

-Saint Germain de Près: E’ un abbazia situata nell’omonimo quartiere al centro di Parigi, famoso per essere una zona di svago sia giornaliero, grazie all’abbondanza di gallerie d’arte e  design buotique, che notturno quando i bar e i cafè si riempiono di persone.  Saint Germain de Près è stato anche il luogo dove Claude Monet e Auguste Renoir si sono incontrati e hanno condiviso il loro studio, oltre il posto dove Albert Camus e Jean-Paul Sartre trovarono ispirazione. Week end Parigi

-Marais: Con i suoi palazzi pre rivoluzione francese e le strade medioevali, Marais si caratterizza nel contesto parigino per le numerose gallerie d’arte, boutique di moda e molti ristoranti e bar. Inoltre Il centro Pompidou e Place des Vosges sono luoghi dove non può mancare nel tuo viaggio a Parigi.Week end Parigi

Attività romantiche

– Cena su battello. Immagina una cena attraversando la Senna e ammirando le bellezze di Parigi. Nulla di più romantico.  Sali a bordo del famoso Bateaux Mouches e goditi una deliziosa cena scoprendo la “city of lights” da un altro punto di vista. Week end Parigi

-La Torre Eiffel: Fai la tua proposta nella città dell’amore per eccellenza. Ogni sera la Torre Eiffel accende le sue luci a partire dalle 22.00 e offre una vista suggestiva per gli innamorati. Inoltre puoi anche approfittare di una cena sulla torre; prenota in anticipo per assicurati un tavolo al romantico  ristorante Jules Vernes, posizionato al secondo piano della Torre EIffel.Week end Parigi

-Canal St. Martin: Questo canale costruito per trasportare l’acqua potabile al centro della città, è diventato un luogo molto romantico per una piacevole passeggiata durante il tuo wekk end a Parigi. Inoltre avrai la possibilità di pranzare in uno dei bar e ristoranti che lo percorrono o perché no preparare un pranzo al sacco e gustarlo all’ombra di un albero.Week end Parigi

-Museo Rodin: Vi è un detto che presso il museo Rodin l’amore viene percepito nell’aria. Ogni scultura esprime differenti emozioni e il parco al di fuori è il luogo perfetto per trascorrere del tempo con il proprio partner.

Week end Parigi

ParisByM  ti aiuta a pianificare il tuo viaggio e a risparmiare durante il tuo week end a Parigi: Possiamo prenotare i biglietti di cui sei interessato in modo da risparmiare tempo in inutili code o prenotare l’hotel più adatto alle vostre esigenze e adattarle al vostro budget. Inoltre possiamo fornire speciali itinerari e consigli per cose da fare a Parigi basandoci sulla durata del vostro soggiorno. 

Gonzalo Photography

Spotlight: Gonzalo Photography

It is well known that Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. From the Eiffel Tower to the chic Marais neighborhood, Paris is full of amazing monuments and picturesque locations. So, if you’re visiting Paris, why not consider having a professional photographer document your time spent in the City of Lights? Read on to find out more about Gonzalo, a Paris-based photographer, who can hold a photoshoot of you at some of the most beautiful locations in Paris!

Since 2012, Gonzalo has been working in Paris. He loves the city and wants to share his favorite spots in Paris with everyone.

Interested in meeting new people and showing them the City of Light, Gonzalo developed “Photo Tours.” During a Photo Tour, Gonzalo takes his clients to amazing locations around Paris such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Pont des Arts (the lock bridge). He offers three Photo Tour options, each varies in length and number of photo spots. Gonzalo says he really enjoys doing Photo Tours because they allow him to meet new people as well as make tourists happy. He specifically created Photo Tours to share Paris with visitors. These photo tours are perfect for anyone, from couples to families!

Gonzalo offers other types of photo sessions as well, such as Children sessions, Head Shots, and Special Events (honeymoon, engagement, and trash the dress). For weddings and religious ceremony celebrations, Gonzalo offers three other photography session options that will be sure to capture every special moment.


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Sainte Chapelle

Discover Sainte Chapelle

Sainte Chapelle is a medieval chapel known for its 1,113 breathtaking stain glass windows and gothic architecture in the heart of Paris.


Sainte Chapelle was built in 1239 for King Louis IX, also known as Saint Louis, to house his collection of the relics of Christ. Possessing these relics indicated to other kingdoms that Louis IX was the most powerful monarch in the Western world. Among the relics collected by Louis IX was Christ’s Crown of Thorns. Thus, Sainte Chapelle is a monument symbolic of French history and power, as well as the importance of Christianity during French medieval times.

The Stained Glass

Sainte Chapelle

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The history of Sainte Chapelle is interesting, but the stained glass on the second level of the chapel will leave you speechless. You will take a tiny staircase once inside the chapel that leads to the second floor. The second floor was used by King Louis IX while the first floor was used by members of the community.

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There are over 1,000 stained glass panels covering three sides of the chapel. Each panel is 15 meters high. The windows tell biblical stories from the Old Testament and the New Testament up until the present day of Louis IX. Despite having been slightly damaged since their construction, they appear to be in mint condition to the everyday viewer.


What Else to See

Aside from the famous stained glass windows that make Sainte Chapelle glisten like a jewel, you will see gothic rayonnant architecture at its finest. Windows, high pointed towers, and lacey imagery characterize the chapel’s exterior. On the inside of the chapel, rich colors decorate walls and beautiful arches will lead your eyes to the magnificent ceiling.

Sainte Chapelle


Sainte Chapelle

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Although Sainte Chapelle is the less famous church on the island of Île de la Cité, it offers visitors beautiful gothic architecture, immense stained glass windows, and an interesting history. Don’t miss out on Sainte Chapelle!

Planning Your Trip

Sainte Chapelle is open daily from 9AM to 1PM. At 2:15PM, the chapel reopens until 5PM.

Ticket Options and Prices

Full Price: 8.5€

Reduced Price: 6.5€

Group Price (greater than 20 people): 6.5€ per person

Free Admission: people under 18, people ages 18 – 25 who live in the EU or are residents in France, disabled people, jobseekers 


Typically, there is a line to enter Sainte Chapelle. Since it is located right next to the Palais du Justice, their lines are right next to each other. While waiting, make sure you are in the right line for Sainte Chapelle.

Getting There

 If you are taking the metro to Sainte Chapelle, you will take Line 4 and get off at the Cité stop. Sainte Chapelle is equally accessible by buses 21, 27, 38, 85 and 96, as well as the Balabus. For more specific route planning and transportation options, check out the RATP website.

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How to find the best Paris vacation rentals?

When visiting Paris, I am sure we all want something that is worth the price, whether it is the accommodation, food, tickets to several activities and monuments and so on…

When it comes to vacation rentals in Paris, there are a whole lot to choose from. But how to find the best ones?

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“Living room view from the beautiful apartment I stayed in, one of many wonderful properties by Paris Perfect”- Georgianna Lane

First of all, the website PARIStay offers a wide range of both long – and short term rentals in Paris. You can rent an apartment in the very city center, or a bit outside of Paris. Prices are affordable, and you can choose the style of the apartment you want to stay in during your Paris vacation!

Secondly, another great website for finding vacation rentals in Paris is ParisAttitude. There is a great range of vacation flats and apartments in Paris… Choose your favorite! There is a very clear overview of the process of renting an apartment, and you can just type in the dates of when you want to visit Paris, and the best available apartments comes up! Make sure not to miss checking this website out, when you are choosing your Paris vacation rental.

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Enjoy Paris, while living in an beautiful apartment…

Third website we recommend is ParisPerfect. As they explain: “Your Paris Perfect experience begins with a hand-picked rental from the most trusted agency in Paris. Our expert team will help you plan your vacation from start to finish to ensure a trip of a lifetime.”

The website contains an great overview of the apartments provided, and as extra info there is several guides for your Parisian stay!

Last but not least, we all know Airbnb, which is just becoming more and more famous… Live like a real Parisian, by renting out an apartment of a host living in Paris! It doesn’t get more authentic than that.

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Giverny, Paris - Trips from Paris by train

Trips from Paris by train

Most people who come to Paris again and again, rarely become tired of it… However, if you want to explore and discover beyond the city limits, there are plently of day trips from Paris by train! I want to introduce you to my personal guide to trips from Paris by train, and each of them are close enough to go back and forth in a day.

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First of, there is a small town called Provins. It is an hour and 25 mins south-east of Paris, and you can depart from the train station Gare de l’Est. Provins is an ancient town, and get you back to the Middle Ages, with beautifully and amazing buildings, and winding streets. If you have the slightest interest in history, this would be the perfect day trip for you. Provins is also well-known for its rose-derived produce so use it as an excuse to stock up on rose petal jam.

You can take a local train from Gare de l’Est – they leave every half an hour. You won’t save any money by booking in advance so you can just stroll up on the day.

Provins, France

Provins, with it’s beautiful, narrow streets and historical aspects…


Next up is Giverny, which is also included in a day trip in our beneficial packages on ParisByM. You will be amazed by the very famous series of water lily paintings by the Claude Monet. Giverny is just 45 minutes from the train station Gare Saint Lazare station, and you can go with a fast train. The house and the garden is inspired by Monet’s life work. When you take the train, you will arrive in Vernon, from where it is approximately an hour walk from the train station. You can also rent bikes, because some companies offer bike rental just outside the train station, or else you can take a very short bus ride towards Giverny. You will hereby find this beautiful garden, which is very peaceful. At summertime the garden is in full bloom, which leaves you amazed, and the impression will for sure stay with you forever. Make sure not to miss!

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Giverny.. Amazing!


Auvers-sur Oise is the place, where painter Vincent Van Gogh famously worked and died. In 70 short days, Van Gogh painted prolifically, creating on average one work every day until his death. If you’re not a Van Gogh fan, you will still be amazed by this beautiful town, and it’s fields which inspired his work. You can head to the Auberge Ravoux, to see the famous apartment where Van Gogh lived his very final months, or you can enjoy your lunch there at table number five, which is where Van Gogh took his meals… Down the memory lane! If you pass by the village church, you will see the cemerety where the famous artist is buried. Amazing choice for a trip outside of Paris by train!

On weekends and holidays from April – October a direct train to Auvers leaves from Gare du Nord around 10am, taking 35 minutes. All other times, visitors must take a train from either Gare du Nord or St. Lazare, then transfer to an Auvers-bound train at Valmondois, Pointoise or St. Ouen. You do not have to book in advance.

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Auverns, Van Gogh


Last recommendation for a day trip by train, is Fontainebleau-Avon. The amazing town is just forty minutes from Paris, and the forest of Fontainebleau is just moments from the station, which covers 100 square miles. You can enjoy a picnic in the former royal hunting grounds, or go towards the castle, which is the city’s main monument. The Château de Fontainebleau was once the country seat to French royals, which goes back to the 16th century.

There is a lot to see – for example galleries, art and Marie Antoinette’s bed! You have to take a day off your calender to have enough time to explore this amazing place, in an relaxed pace… It’s a straightforward 40 minute train ride from Gare de Lyon to the Fontainebleau-Avon station. This is a local train you needn’t book in advance. If you’re headed for the castle then take the ‘Ligne A’ bus destined for Les Lilas, alighting at the ‘Château’ stop. Or else you can walk approximately 35 minutes.


Fontainebleau, and it’s amazing castle.. One of the most visited monuments in France!

This were my recommendations for trips from Paris by train… Hope you enjoyed the guide I completed for you, if your wanderlust outside of Paris increases.

Until next time…

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A selection of the best tours in Paris

When you come to Paris, there is always a bunch of activities that you can do, and it really is a jungle when finding out which ones you should pick. We hereby completed a guide, for our selection of the best tours in Paris, that are original, fun, different and out-of-the-ordinary!

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On ParisByM, we have carefully picked out the most beneficial and interesting tours, which comes in packages. These includes romantic tours, photo tours, sightseeing tours including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Musem, Montmarte, Notre-Dame and also wine-tours, because being in the capital of France, Paris is one of the best places in the World, where you can taste and explore the wide range of quality wines.

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Paris by night, by Pinterest


Our weekend-trip packages allows you to relax, have fun and discover some secret places when in Paris. That is one of our selections for the best tours in Paris, and you will find it on our website here. You will be accommodated in Paris’ historical center, and discover secret and funny activities during your weekend in Paris.

If you are in Paris with your loved one, whether the purpose is a weekend escape, honeymoon, wedding proposal or something else, we strongly advice you to order our Romantic Trip package. Again, one of our proposal for a selection of the best tours! Find it here. The package includes transportation, visit to the World’s most famous museum, Louvre, and a sightseeing in the wonderful Montmarte. Also, you will go and see the Arc de Triomphe. A last walk on the Champs Elysees and the avenue Montaigne will allow you to see the most luxurious neighborhood of the city! What is optional in this package, is to discover Versailles which you seriously do not want to miss, the Champagne region or Loire valley with all of the breath-taking castles!

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Castle, Loire Valley!


Next up, when selecting the best tours in Paris, we have to mention our “Paris All Inclusive” package, which is ideal if you come to Paris for the first time, and want to see all the attractions without rushing. This package allows you to combine city walks to discover and explore the most beautiful hidden gems in Paris, to get some guided tours, see the main museum and go back in history and much more… Furthermore the top quality accommodation is in the centre! Check it out here!

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Wine tasting in Paris!


If you still have some time on your hand when in Paris, and want to do something additional to the packages, we strongly advice you to check out this article from Tripadvisor, which gives you an overview of the most fun and interesting activities when in Paris!

Hope you enjoyed going through our selection of the best tours in Paris with us.

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Loire Valley, France

How to travel from Paris to Loire Valley?

When you visit Paris, and have a bit more time, you definitely have to see the Loire Valley, which is studded with fairytale villages, and the famous châteaux de la Loire. The areas are like postcards; so beautiful and peaceful that it could win the Nobel peace prize. Magic corners everywhere, and not to talk about the breath-taking castles…

Book ParisByM day tour from Paris to the Loire Valley. You will see the main castles: Chambord, Chenonceau, Azay Le Rideau and Villandry gardens.

Book ParisByM day tour from Paris to the Loire Valley. You will see the main castles: Chambord, Chenonceau, Azay Le Rideau and Villandry gardens.

In other words, the Loire Valley is an outstanding cultural landscape of overwhelming beauty, historical villages and towns, and if you are interested in architecture? Then Loire Valley is perfect for you. The landscape contains great architectural monuments (the châteaux), and cultivated lands formed by many centuries of interaction between their population and the physical environment, primarily the river Loire itself.

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If you decide to visit the Loire Valley, there are several transportation options available; buses and trains can carry you to the main towns of the three Loire provinces—Anjou (to the west), Orléans (to the east), and the center ring of the show, Touraine.

If you want to get a full package, whereas you also can explore the amazing Mont Saint Michel, you can go to ParisByM and order one of our packages, which includes everything you need for your tour: transportation in an luxury, air-conditioned bus, accommodation in an great 3 star hotel with double room, and guided tours to the areas and the wonderful monuments! Note, that a guided visit of the Château de Chambord, which is the largest and most imposing castle in the Loire Valley, is also included in the packages! Something you don’t want to miss for sure…

We just released the packages, because of a great demand. More and more people discover the Loire Valley, and want to see the magical landscape with their own eyes – and we do understand why.

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Things not to do on a short trip to Paris

Paris’ seductive charm are legendary, and for a very good reason. A very wise man once told me that Paris is the runway model of all cities, and I tend to agree. At every turn, and every corner Paris is confident, charming, inspiring and beautiful. But with that said, when I had my first visit to Paris, and found myself elbow to elbow on Champs-Élysées avenue with so-called stereotype tourists; their camera bigger than the Eiffel Tower, trying to capture everything and pushing other people in order to do so, with no regret, I wondered what all the fuss was about.


So from that experience, I want to complete a guide about what not to do and where not do go – especially when on a short trip to Paris.

The Champs-Elysées was once – and alright, still is – the most beautiful avenue in the world. However, the assets have risen and fallen many times over the years, and if you do not know better, you will find yourself visiting only the global chain stores, and oh.. if you want to cure your hunger on the restaurants on the avenue? Well, try not to. The cafés are full of tourists, and you are very lucky if you find a local sitting on one of those. They would rather be caught dead, I’ve been told.  Instead, if you want to experience that old-fashioned Parisian life, go to Paris’ covered passages, because these used to be Paris’ very first malls, and there you will find French designers, antique book dealers, art galleries, funny Parisian toyshops if you bring your child(ren) and I can go on, and on. I highly recommend Galerie Vivienne, which is north of the Palais Royal. You won’t regret. This is one of my advices, of what not to do, when on a short trip to Paris.

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Upscale shopping mall in Paris at the Palais Royal. This photo was taken on June 30, 2011 by AJ Brustein.

Regarding searching for the perfect place to dine and wine with your loved one, try not to get stuck in an over-priced restaurant. And dear God, there is many of those. A pure-tourist trap, and is among what not to do on a short trip to Paris!

Paris is known for holding no less than 66 Michelin Restaurants, but unless you want to spend as much money on a something-course dinner, as you did on your plane ticket, you should instead go to this article to find whereas you can get fine French cuisine for affordable prices, or go through this article, which shows the best meals, desserts etc. for under 10 euro.

If you find yourself in Paris in the middle of the highseason, and go to Louvre or Musée d’Orsay, do not be disappointed if there is a crowd bigger than the Universe. It can easily happen. Instead, try to explore the less known! Actually there is a lot of Paris’ lesser-known museums, which contains just as important and beautiful art – and you can make sure you will not be elbowed out of the way by a photo-snapping arm. You’ll find Monet’s famous Nymphéas (water lily) murals in the Musée de l’Orangerie, at the far end of the Tuileries Gardens. The Musée Marmottan is home to the world’s largest collection of Monets. And the Musée Rodin, housed in a luminous villa with a lovely garden, is one of the most romantic places in all of Paris. Do not miss!

Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l’Orangerie offers a fabulous concentration of masterpieces from the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collection, a highly original insight into modern art featuring Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau, Matisse, Derain, Modigliani, Soutine, Utrillo and Laurencin.


You want to get that authentic Parisian experience? Then walk and dress like Parisians do! This may come off as a bit arrogant, but clothing do says a lot. Try to leave your tourist shorts, white tennis socks in sandals, or any clothes, which makes you look like you’re going to climb Mount Everst. Do not misunderstand me, Parisians tend to wear casual clothes, but in a very clean and coordinated way. Complete your look with your best shoes, as you will be walking for hours like the actual tourist you are. But please, do not commit the fashion faux pas.


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Casual, all black and beautiful! Credit: Pinterest.

Last but not least, I will highly recommend not to explore the city by taxi, when on a short or long trip to Paris. Try to stroll (or in French:  flâner) through the Parisian streets, which is the best way to explore hidden, magic corners by yourself. Or “to walk the city in order to experience it”, which are words to live by in the City of Light. If you cannot walk that much, take the metro to the wished location. There is a metrostation (almost) everywhere.

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‘Flaner’ in Paris… Credit: Daniela Fili Di Poesia, Pinterest

Lastly I want to highly recommend to buy skip-the-line tickets on ParisByM! It saves you a lot of time, when on a short trip. Or(!) if you want to experience the treasured spots in – or outside of Paris for one day or more, go ahead and check out our VERY beneficial packages. You won’t regret! For me personally, my next to-buy is a trip to Versailles.

This were my recommendations of what not to do when on a short trip to Paris. Beware that this is my own experience, which I gladly wanted to share with you.

Have a really nice day!

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Normandy day trip from Paris – what to experience?

Between Paris, and the English Channel you will find the region of Normandy. You can choose to visit some of the area’s highlights on a day trip from Paris – but what to experience? We want to complete a little guide for you, for inspiration to your Normandy day trip tour from Paris!

One of Normandy’s premier sights (as in, you cannot miss, it is truly breaktaking!) is the tidal island of Mont Saint-Michel. Mont Saint-Michel is connected to the coastline, via a causeway.

You also have to experience the charming town of Honfleur, with its unique wooden church and jumble of houses surrounding a peaceful harbor, was passed back and forth between the English and the French in the Middle Ages. This you have to explore, when taking your Normandy trip from Paris!


The gorgeous seaside town of Honfleur in Normandy, France


Normandy’s beaches also are remembered in history, also called the D-Day beaches, where the tides of the Channel brought Allied troops to the European mainland on D-Day, and the tide of history turned against tyranny. Note that, with ParisByM, you are able to enjoy a full day excursion from Paris to the D-Day Beaches in Normandy in the company of an official guide, who will bring these historic sites to life.

On June 6, 1944, known as D-Day, the Allies opened a new European front against the troops of the Third Reich during the Second World War. It was the largest military operation in history, which marked the beginning of the Battle of Normandy and would lead to the end of the Second World War. More than 150,000 soldiers from America, Britain, Canada and many other nations landed by sea and air on a number of beaches along the Normandy coastline (Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Juno Beach, etc.) and at the steep cliffs at Pointe du Hoc. Do not miss on your Normandy trip from Paris.

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Normandy Caen Castle is amazingly beautiful.

However, Normandy has much more to offer than just the coastline itself. The regional capital Rouen is a lively center with rich historical and artistic associations. Joan of Arc met her fiery fate here, while the intricate, asymmetrical façade of the gothic Notre Dame cathedral was a favorite subject of Claude Monet. The Impressionist painter also made much of a scene closer to home, his exquisite garden at Giverny.

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Monet’s Garden – Giverny, France

Here you can still see the graceful willows and serene water-lilies which filled his enormous late canvasses, among the world’s best-loved works of art.

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Cliffs of Etretat, Normandy, France; photo by Jarrod Castaing

If this awakened your wanderlust, and wish to take a day trip to Normandy from Paris, do not hesitate to contact ParisByM! We will strive to share our best tips for your budget, needs and wants, and hereby also share our extended knowledge about the highlights of Normandy, that you always dreamed of exploring… You can directly book a last-minute on ParisByM (hence, very beneficial) package, to a one day tour, with the best air-conditioned guide, with direct departure from Paris.


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Parisian Instagram accounts for inspiration

Instagram has over the years become a very popular social media. I myself follow all sorts of people, who in one way or another inspires me. Instagram can actually be very relaxing to go through. Snapshots from everyday lives, travels, experiences, and memories. However, in that connection, I also do follow Paris-based people, who puts up daily updates of the Parisian life. Those I hereby want to share! is a photographer and designer based in Paris. He captures amazing moments from Paris. I mean, each of them could easily be postcards… Make sure to check him out!

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Picture from Vutheara’s Instagram is also a photographer, who originally is from Poland. Her Instagram pictures from Paris capture her unique point of view, of the city of light. We highly recommend if you want to be inspired!

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MissCoolpic’s thumbnail image on Instagram is an artistic director from Paris, who makes sure to inspire you for your next Paris vacation! Her pictures makes sure you can sense the creativity she got. Do not miss out on this one!

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Nathparis’ Instagram photo moved from Stockholm, Sweden to study and “ended up never leaving Paris”, to forward her quote in Instagram. We do understand you, Carin.

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Instagram, Parisinfourmonths moved from the United States to Paris. Her motto is “when in Paris, do as the Parisians do!” Shannon captures Parisians in their daily lives, the monuments, the city’s architectures and much more – make sure to check her out on Instagram.

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Paris, wheninparis

Last but not least, make sure you follow ParisByM on Instagram, too! Just press the green button on Instagram for daily updates about new blogposts, events in Paris, or just beautiful moments captured by our fellow Instagrammers!

Also(!) I want to mention a favorite blog of mine,, who is like daily candy of France.. Writer Amandine Péchiodat and illustrator Kanako Kuno shares recommendations on all things and events, which are trendy in Paris through their website and newsletter. Make sure not to miss on this one!

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Paris, Eiffeltower, logo, blog

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What Not to Miss in a 2 Day Trip to Paris

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The Wonderful City of Paris

Are you visiting the most beautiful city in the world but only have 2 days to explore? If so, here are the 5 things that you absolutely cannot afford to miss during your 2 day trip to Paris.

1.  Eiffel Tower

La Tour Eiffel is undoubtably the most iconic symbol of Paris, and one of the most famous attractions in the world.  The best thing to do at the Eiffel Tower is to take the escalator up to the top to get a magnificent view of the entire city! The waiting time for the escalator is usually up to 2 hours so be sure to get a Fast Track Ticket (tickets here).

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Eiffel Tower

2. Louvre

Le Musée du Louvre is the most famous museum in the world. It holds 35,000 masterpieces from all ages, most notably Leonardo De Vinci’s Mona Lisa. One can spend days exploring the Louvre, so make sure to spare a couple of hours in this wonderful museum (Fast Track Ticket here).

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3. River Cruise along La Seine

The best way to enjoy Paris’ most beautiful monuments is to take a river cruise along La Seine.  And for all you lovebirds out there, this is one of the most romantic activities you can do with your partner (more info on romance in Paris here). Here are the tickets to the cruise.

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La Seine

4. Montmartre

My personal favorite area of Paris is Montmartre, the city’s 18th arrondissement.  Here you will find the grandiose Sacré-Coeur, as well as charming cobblestone streets and beautiful antique buildings that inspired the works of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.

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5. Notre Dame de Paris 

La Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris is Paris’ most iconic and alluring cathedral and an absolute can’t-miss attraction during your 2 day trip to Paris. If you have the time, climb up the 387 steps for an incredible view of Paris.

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Notre Dame

Have a wonderful 2 day trip to Paris!

Things to see in paris in 2 days

Things to See in Paris in 2 Days

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Two days in Paris is not enough time to see the whole city, but if that’s all you have, don’t worry – just plan accordingly. A two day stay is adequate, as long as you’re efficient! Here is a guide on the things to see in Paris in two days.

2 Days in Paris

1st Day in Paris

Begin your first day at The Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is located on the Champs de Mars and has more to offer than just the breathtaking view! The Eiffel Tower has three levels open to the public. All three floors are accessible by elevators, and the first two levels are also accessible by stairs. Here is a break-down of what each level has to offer.

Level One: transparent floor, immersion show, interactive display on the history of the Eiffel Tower, souvenir shop, the 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant, the Buffet Tour Eiffel.

Level Two: ideal for picture taking, 3 souvenir shops, the Buffet Tour Eiffel, the Jules Verne restaurant, story window, vision well.

Level Three: the office of Gustave Eiffel, panoramic maps, a small model of the original Eiffel Tower, the champagne bar.

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After visiting the Eiffel Tower, make your way to the Seine River and board a Bateau-Mouche for a tour of Paris from the river!  The majority of Paris’s monuments are located along the Seine River, so enjoying a Bateau-Mouche cruise is the most efficient way to see things in Paris in two days. things to see paris 2 days

A popular spot in Paris that’s not located on the Seine River is the Avenue des Champs Élysées.  The Avenue des Champs Élysées is lined with merchandise stores and is a perfect area to have a delicious lunch; it’s also the most beautiful avenue in the world. Make your way into a traditional brasserie, or a local boulangerie for a sandwich on-the-go! things to do 2 days paris

The afternoon is an ideal time to visit the neighborhood of Montmartre. Being one of the most historic and interesting neighborhoods of Pairs, Montmartre is a must for things to see in Paris in two days. Start on Boulevard de Clichy, at the bottom of the hill, and make your way up the cobbled streets to La Basilique de Sacre-Cœur. Montmartre is also home to the Moulin Rouge, street markets, and St. Pierre de Montmartre.

2nd day in Paris

Begin your second day in Paris with a trip to the famous Louvre Museum. The Louvre has an incredible collection of 35,000 works of art, and not to mention the marvelous architecture and detail in the building itself. In addition to seeing the Mona Lisa and other masterpieces, the Louvre has two cafés located in the museum one café located just below the Pyramid entrance. There are three guided tours a day of the Louvre, but if you prefer to venture on your own there is a instant-access audio guide with commentary on over 1,000 masterpieces available for a little over €2. If you would like to download the instant -access audio guide before you arrive at the Louvre, click here.

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After your visit to the Louvre, head to the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Notre-Dame is open every day of the year and visitors are welcome to visit the inside of the cathedral and participate in its services. The cathedral is filled with stained glass windows, detailed history, gothic architecture, and is free to enter, but if you would like to see the amazing view from the top of the towers, it will cost a little extra.

things to see in paris in 2 daysthings to see in paris in 2 daysThe next thing to see in Paris is two days is the Marais. In your afternoon here, you have to visit the oldest and most beautiful square in Paris, the Place de Vosges. Here artists, visitors, and locals will bask in the Parisian sun in the summer. The Marais is also bursting with art galleries and fashionable shops, not only indoors, but also out on the streets. The Marais is also known for various culinary specialties, especially Sunday Brunch.

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If you find yourself with some extra time, I highly recommend spending it at the Musée d’Orsay. This museum houses impressionist style paintings, furniture, sculptures, and photographs.

More days? There is still much to do in Paris such as exploring Père Lachaise cemetery and hearing the stories of all french and foreigners buried there. Take a one or two day trip to Loire Valley, Chartres, or Mont-Saint-Michel.

ParisByM can help you plan your trip and save on your hotel in Paris : we can book your tickets for the monument visits, spare you time waiting in line, help you find a hotel in your budget, and provide you a full itinerary of what to do in Paris for the length of your stay.

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