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Top Essential Things To See & Do In Paris In A Weekend

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Visiting Paris on the weekend is almost (if not totally) impossible. With so much to see and visit, two days are just a “smell” of this beautiful and eternal city.

Paris is also known as the city of Enlightenment and City of Lights. Today it is considered the world capital of the arts and culture and does not lose one of the most important cities in the “Old Continent” with a vast history and much to discover.

This city has many surprises for those who visit it, starting with the undeniable beauty of the city itself and its monuments. Even so, in this small itinerary, we decided to include the most important points of Paris, the most emblematic ones. We suggest that you do not forget to stroll through the city’s beautiful streets and, if you have time at another time, visit the surroundings.

Although we have not included this Disney theme park itinerary, it is one of the places that you may come to visit at another time.

If you arrive in Paris on Friday night, first take a Paris airport transfer, reach the hotel and take the opportunity to rest and eat a good hot meal; you will have plenty of time for croissants and baguettes. Then get ready for the next two days.

Paris Weekend: Saturday

The first day you are in Paris, you can visit the most emblematic symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, But first, take a short walk through the city streets and see the Parisian city life and choose to visit the Eiffel Tower later in the morning.

During your tour, you can take the opportunity to see the Arc de Triomphe. Built as a symbol of the French empire’s victories at the time of Napoleon Bonaparte’s glory, this monument has been the starting point of military parades, demonstrations, among others. It is without a doubt the second most relevant symbol of this city.

Another visit that you can not miss during your weekend tour in Paris is the Louvre Museum, one of the world’s largest and most famous museums. The building itself is very beautiful, and you can also see the famous Louvre Pyramid in the central courtyard.

But beyond that, you can see some of the fascinating collections of history in the world. Since ancient Egypt, passed by the Oriental, Islamic, Roman, Greek pieces and, of course, the painting collections.

You cannot miss the famous Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo Da Vinci or the Venus de Milo statue that dates from 130 BC.

Well, we suggest you to take some rest at the end of the day. Remember, holidays, no matter how small, should not be spent “running” from side to side. Enjoy a good meal and take complete rest at the end of the day.

Paris Weekend: Sunday

Although this is your last day in Paris, you will certainly still have time to take a stroll along the Seine. Take a short boat ride on the Seine to see the city from the water.

Do not miss the opportunity to eat a good croissant on one of the terraces overlooking the river. If you still manage to get to the Palace of Versailles, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the largest palaces in the world. This palace has 2153 windows, 1,250 fireplaces and 700 rooms in total; it is a modest little house!

There are many beautiful areas to visit on the city’s outskirts, and with more time you can enjoy the best that Paris has to offer.


Hope this itinerary helped you. Finally, I would like to give you a piece of advice. At the same time, planning to visit Paris on the weekend. List the locations you want to visit and research the opening hours and days in advance.

The city is huge and is well located you will enjoy it much more and spend much less time and money traveling to places. A tip to save on tours is to buy tickets beforehand on the Internet, which in addition to always being cheaper, saves you a lot of time that you would lose in the queues at the box office and already travel with tickets in hand.

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