Are you ready to explore Paris?! I hope that you are prepared to walk A LOT! Of course, you can always choose what you like the best from the everyday plan. After all, you may choose to spend more time shopping or walking around more than to visit museums. It all depends on you! I hope you enjoy your time in Paris!
|Timing||9 :30 – 19 :00|
|Metro||Grands boulevards, Richelieu Drouot(8-9)|
This is an awesome wax museum. You’ll enjoy taking pictures with famous french and international people. The quality of the figures are impressive even the building is stunning from inside.
(picture from Musée Grévin website)
Monday to Saturday 9.30-20:30 Sundays 11:00-19:00
Les Galeries La Fayette are famous département stores chain. La Fayette is a “luxury bazaar” with light through a 43m domed roof, would flood the hall and all products aglow. The building has a style of Paris Art Nouveau. It has a magnificent staircase, inspired by the Paris Opera house with an amazing ironwork on the balconies. There are many restaurants in the gallery La Fayette and before you leave don’t miss the amazing view on the roof!
|Timing||10 : 00 -17 : 00|
There are 1797 seats in the Palais Garnier, it was built in 1861 to 1875. The opera was named after the architect Charles Garnier. It was the primary home of the Paris opera and its associated Paris opera Ballet until 1989. Now, the Paris Opera now mainly uses the Palais Garnier for ballet. The opera house is probably the most famous opera house in the world.
Check the schedule of the events on the website here before you visit, you might find something interesting to attend and you’ll have the time during breaks to visit the place.
Café de la Paix
That’s a very famous and old Café. You can take a coffee/break in this amazing and very old café!
Then walk along the street Rue de la paix (a fashionable shopping street). It is funny because It just crossed my mind that Rue de la paix is the most expensive property in the French version of monopoly!
This street runs from the Opera Garnier to the Place Vendôme. The original Vendôme Column at the center of the square was erected by Napoleon I to commemorate the Battle of Austerlitz (against Russian & Austria). It was made out of cannon taken from the combined armies of Europe. Around this square, are very luxurious hotels like the Hotel Ritz.
Take the metro 1 (towards La Defense) at Concorde on the north west corner of the Jardin des Tuileries, a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde (largest square in Paris, it is where they killed Louis XVI after the revolution), It was a royal park then it was open for the public after the French revolution.
Arc de Triomphe
|Timing||10 : 00 -23 : 00|
|Metro||Charles de Gaulle- Etoile (1-2-6)|
Take the exit at Charles de Gaulle- Etoile to see the Arc de Triomphe and then enjoy a walk in the Champs-Elysées! By the way, to reach the Arc de Triomphe, you can search for the underground entrance.
Don’t miss the chance of having THE fast entry card that allows you to visit museums and attraction for free: the Paris Pass here. You can read about it in another post on Saving on sightseeing in Paris.
Read other posts on Paris:
- Guide for spending one week in Paris: day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, day 6, day 7
- Before going to Paris
- How to get around in Paris
- Saving on sightseeing in Paris