Paris in 2 Days

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Itinerary by: Dan Hill
2 months ago
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Accomodation-Hotel Culture-Art Gallery Culture-Cathedral Culture-Church Culture-Historical Building Culture-Monument Culture-Museum Nature-Hill Nature-View point Eat & Drink-Cafe Eat & Drink-Restaurant Eat & Drink-Wine Bar
Start location: La Madeleine - 6 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France
Duration: 2 days
Starting early on day 1 at La Madeleine, this whistle stop tour around Paris is a great introduction for those who only have 2 days in the City of Love.

Day 1

Classic sights in central Paris

We strolled around on foot for most of the day - using the Metro in the evening to visit a great wine bar.
09:30
La Madeleine
6 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France
L'église de la Madeleine - is a Church that was designed as a temple to the glory of Napoleon's army.
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Culture-Church Culture-Historical Building

10:00 - 12:00
Musee d'Orsay
62 Rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, France
The Musee d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, which holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914. It houses sculptures, paintings, photography and furniture and the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world. Hosted painters include Van Gogh, Monet, Sisley, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Seurat, Gauguin, and Cézanne. In 2019, the museum had over 3.6 million visitors.
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Culture-Art Gallery Culture-Museum Eat & Drink-Cafe Eat & Drink-Restaurant

13:15
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
Cathe Notre-Dame de Paris ("Our Lady of Paris" in English), is a medieval Catholic cathedral in Paris. It is considered to be the finest example of French Gothic architecture.
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Culture-Cathedral Culture-Historical Building

20:30 - 22:00
Le Barav
3 Rue de la Corderie, 75003 Paris, France
A classic Parisian wine bar juxtaposed as a restaurant.
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Eat & Drink-Restaurant Eat & Drink-Wine Bar

Notes

We thoroughly enjoyed the wine at Le Barav - chosen by the somelier based upon our tastes. The place had a great atmosphere.

Getting there

We travelled here by Metro.

22:15 - 23:15
The Eiffel Tower / Tour Eiffel
Avenue Charles Risler, 75007 Paris, France
In 2019, 6.9 million visitors visited The Eiffel Tower - the 324 metre tall landmark that is Paris' most famous icon. Completed in 1889, for 41 years, it was the tallest man-made structure in the world. The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second levels.
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Culture-Monument Nature-View point Eat & Drink-Restaurant

Notes

Around The Eiffel Tower in the evenings, there are vendors selling refreshments and wine - and if you are so inclined you can relax on the grounds and soak in the atmosphere.

Day 2

Montmartre & Sacre Coeur

On our second day, we rented bikes and cycled to Montmartre - a large hill overlooking Paris. The district surrounding the hill inherits its name - and has extremely picturesque streets and a charming village feel.
09:45
Hotel Opera Richepanse
14 Rue du Chevalier de Saint-George, 75001 Paris, France
At the heart of the historical and touristic place of Paris and in one of the most symbolic areas of the City of Love and Romance, you can explore the Parisian chic and enjoy the combination of comfort and elegance.
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Accomodation-Hotel

Notes

We stayed in Hotel Opera Richpense for this trip to Paris. The location is central and a perfect place for a luxury 2 day stay.

12:25 - 13:25
Sacré-Cœur
2 Rue du Cardinal Guibert, 75018 Paris, France
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, or Sacré-Cœur, is the second most visited monument in Paris. Entrance is free. Standing at the highest point in the city - on Montmartre (the mount of martyrs) - visitors are rewarded with outstanding views of Paris. Warning: there are 300 steps to climb and no lift!
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Culture-Church Culture-Historical Building Culture-Monument Nature-Hill Nature-View point

Notes

From the Sacre Coeur, one can enjoy incredible views over Paris - thanks to the raised geography of Montmartre.

Getting there

We rented bikes to cycle here from our hotel in downtown Paris.

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