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Paris in a day? Impossible, but here is a try!

Feb 28, 2007  Several trips to Paris. A few days are best, but if I only had one...
4.0 of 5 stars based on 32 votes

First, I would start off at Notre Dame. I know it is touristy, but it is still a must see, and it is less crowded in the morning.

Next I would take a river boat down to the Eiffel Tower. The river is a great way to see the city, and lets face it, a fun way as well!

At the tower, I wouldn't bother going to the top. It is VERY crowded, time consuming, and the view is hardly better than the next stop below it.

After the tower, I would take the metro (stop beside the tower) to Monmartre. This whole area has a very small town, artsy feel. See the Basilica, the square, and wander for a bit. Eat lunch up here in any small cafe that you can find. There are several great ones away from the crowds in the residential areas.

It is probably after lunch now, so I would now get back on the Metro and go to the Opera. Don't go in the opera house, but do visit some of the grand department stores in the area, like Printeps.

If you still have time, go to the Musee D'Orsey. It is smaller than the Louvre, has many beautiful Impressionist paintings, and is easy to get around.

To finish off the day, find a small restaurant to dine in. Then, go to a grocery store, but some wine, and go back to the Eiffel Tower. At night it is light up beautifully and has benches all around to enjoy the Paris evening.

Voile! Bon Memoir

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  • Category: Perfect day
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing
  • Appeals to: Business travelers, Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall