Paris in 5 Days – Itineraries & Highlights

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5
Morning-Arrival 6.20 am
(Paris Transportation Guide)
Musee du Louvre-Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
-Saint Chapelle
-Shakespeare and Company
Palace of Versailles*flying back from Barcelona*
LunchBreizh CaféMusee du Louvre-Berthillon Gelato
-Grenier à Pain
Angelina CafeL'As Du Fallafel
Afternoon-Grocery Shopping @ Le Marais
-Eiffel Tower
-Ponts des Arts
-Musee d'Orsay
Montmartre Area
-Le mur des je t'aime
-Place du Tertre (Artists Square)
-Basilica of the Sacré Cœur
Palace of VersaillesGaleries Lafayette
TeaMusee d'OrsayGaleries Lafayette
Evening-Arc de Triomphe
-Shopping @ Champs-Élysées
Musee d'Orsay-Moulin RougeEiffel TowerGaleries Lafayette
DinnerHome Cooked DinnerLe Relais de l'EntrecôteHome Cooked DinnerAu petit Sud OuestLes Philosophes
StayAirbnb @ Le MaraisAirbnb @ Le MaraisAirbnb @ Le MaraisAirbnb @ Le MaraisAirbnb @ Le Marais


Last November, we spent more than two weeks in Europe. It was an amazing holiday as we went to three different cities: Paris, London and Barcelona. So I shall break our itineraries into three parts and now we are starting with Paris in 5 Days! Enjoy browsing through the pictures.

One of the Best Creperies in Paris:
Breizh Cafe
Address: 109 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 42 72 13 77
Hours: Wed-Sat 12 pm – 10 pm, Sun 12 pm – 11 pm

Getting Here:
Nearest Transit Station: Saint-Sébastien – Froissart, Filles du Calvaire, Chemin Vert

Best French Gourmet Butter:
Jean-Yves Bordier Butter
Available in Breizh Cafe, Galleries Lafayette, Le Bon Marché (euro 3-3.50) and Jaya Grocer Intermark KL (RM 19.90)

Most Value for Money Accommodation/Holiday Rental:
Airbnb Vacation Rentals (our apartment link) - We paid only 80 euro for this cozy little apartment located in the heart of Le Marais. Excellent value for money! Key in referral code wchin1 for RM 82 discount.

World’s Most Photographed Landmark:

Eiffel Tower
Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
Phone:+33 892 70 12 39
From 15 June to the 1st of September: Lift-9 a.m. to 12:45 a.m, Stairs-9 a.m. to 12:45 a.m.
The rest of the year: Lift-9:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., Stairs-9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Lift entrance ticket (valid to 2nd floor): €9
Lift entrance ticket to top: €15
Stairs entrance ticket (valid to 2nd floor): €5

Getting Here:
Line no.6, metro station “Bir-Hakeim”, Line no.9, “Trocadéro” station, Line C : Champs de Mars – Tour Eiffel station

One of the World’s Largest Museums:
Musée du Louvre
Address: 75001 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 40 20 50 50
Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday: from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays
Admission: €12, from October to March: access to the permanent collections is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month.

Getting Here:
Metro: Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre station and Louvre Rivoli station

Entrances to the museum
- Pyramid and Galerie du Carrousel entrances: open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays; and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Passage Richelieu entrance: open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays)
- Porte des Lions entrance: open on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Opening hours: please contact us at +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17 (except Tuesday).

Paris’s Most Romantic Bridge:
Ponts des Arts

Getting Here:
Metro: Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre station and Louvre Rivoli station

Our Favourite Museum in Paris: 
Musée d’Orsay
Address: 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
Established: 1986
Open from 9.30am to 6pm daily, except Mondays. Late night on Thursdays until 9.45pm
Admission: €12, access to the permanent collections is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month.

Getting Here:
Metro: line 12, to Solférino, RER: line C, to Musée d’Orsay

Most Overrated Steak Frites in Paris: 
Relais de l’Entrecôte (Saint Germain)
Address: 20Bis Rue Saint-Benoît, 75006 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 45 49 16 00
Hours: Opens 12:00 – 2:30 pm, 7:00 – 11:30 pm daily
Branches in Champ Elysees, Montparnasse

Getting Here:
Nearest Transit Stations: Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Mabillon, Saint-Sulpice

Most Famous Cathedral in Paris: 
Notre Dame Cathedral
Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame – Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
Hours: Open every day of the year from 8:00 am to 6:45 pm (7:15 pm on Saturdays and Sundays).
Admission: Free, Visit Towers of Notre Dame Cathedral – €8.50

Getting Here:
RER B / RER C : Saint-Michel Notre-Dame Metro 4 : Saint-Michel or Cité.

Paris Most Beautiful Chapel:
Sainte Chapelle
Address: 8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 53 40 60 80
Open every day from 1 March to 31 October : 9:30 am to 6 pm , 1 November to 28 February : 9 am to 5 pm.
Admission: €8.50

Getting Here:
Metro: Cité, St-Michel, or Chatelet-Les Halles RER: St-Michel

Paris’s Most Famous Book Store
Shakespeare & Company
Address: 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 43 25 40 93
Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 11.00 am – 11.00 pm

Getting Here:
Saint-Michel station

Paris’s Best Pastries:
Grenier à Pain
Address: 38 Rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 46 06 41 81
Hours: Opens daily from 7:30 am – 8:00 pm, except Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Getting Here:
Metro/Bus : Abbesses station (line 12), Anvers (line 6)

Paris’s Most Beautiful Mural:
Mural of Je T’aime
Address: Square Jehan Rictus, Place des Abesses, 75018 Paris, France

Getting Here:
Metro/Bus : Abbesses station (line 12), Anvers (line 6)

Paris’s Most Artsy Square:
Place du Tertre
Address: Place du Tertre, 75018 Paris, France

Getting Here:
Metro/Bus : Abbesses station (line 12), Anvers (line 6)

Church Sitting on the Highest Point in Paris:

Basilica of the Sacré Cœur
Address: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 53 41 89 00
Hours: Opens daily from 6:00 am – 10:30 pm
Admission: Free

Getting Here:
Abbesses – Line 12 (green), Anvers – Line 2 (blue), Lamarck Caulaincourt – Line 12 (green)

Most Famous Cabaret in Paris:
Moulin Rouge
Address: 82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 46 06 60 00

Getting Here:
Blanche on Metro Line 2.

Paris’s Best Hot Chocolate:
Angelina Cafe
Address: 226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 42 60 82 00
Hours: Tue-Fri 8 am – 7 pm, Sat-Sun 9 am – 7 pm
Branches in Palace of Versailles

Getting Here:
Nearest Transit Station: Tuileries, Pyramides, Concorde

France’s Most Beautiful Palace:


Palace of Versailles
Address: Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
Hours: Opens daily from 9am to 5:30pm (6:30pm in high season), Closed on Mondays.
-The Passeport ticket lets you in anywhere at Versailles. It costs €18, or €25 on the days of the Musical Fountains and Gardens shows.
-The Palace ticket lets you into the Palace of Versailles only. The full price is €15; the reduced price is €13.

Getting Here:
Versailles Rive Gauche (RER C from the Saint-Michel and Champ de Mars stations if coming from Paris)
Versailles Rive Droite (Transilien from Saint-Lazare and La Défense stations if coming from Paris)
Versailles Chantiers (Transilien from Montparnasse station if coming from Paris)

Top Rated Duck Restaurant in Paris: 
Au petit Sud Ouest
Address: 46 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 45 55 59 59
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9:30 am – 12:00 am

Getting Here:
Nearest Transit Station: École Militaire, La Tour-Maubourg

Most Delightful Souvenirs from Paris: 
Pierre Hermé Paris
14 Branches across Paris

Best Fallafel in Paris:
L’As du Fallafel
Address: 34 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 48 87 63 60
Hours: Tue-Thu 12 pm – 12 am, Fri 12 pm – 3 pm, Sun 9 am – 12 am

Getting Here:
Nearest Transit Station: Saint-Paul, Pont Marie, Hôtel de Ville

Best Department Store in Paris:
Galeries Lafayette
Address: 40, boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France
Hours: Monday through Saturday : 09:30 am to 07:30 pm, late night opening every Thursday until 9 pm, close on Sunday.

Getting Here:
Metro : Chaussée d’Antin, Opéra, Trinité/RER A : Auber/RER E : Haussmann St. Lazare

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  1. Pei Ling says:

    Hi City Gal,

    May I have your opinion about the accomodation in airbnb in Paris?is the condition of the place better than 3 star hotel in Paris? Thank you in advance.


    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    Hi Pei Ling, you will need to choose and read reviews. we are happy with the one we chose as the location is the best, and it comes with kitchen for easy cooking.


    Pei Ling Reply:

    Hi, thank you for reply. Do you mind to share the exact location as I can’t search the rate you mentioned.


  2. Jeane says:

    May i know the accommodation is near to which train station?



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