How to visit Paris in 5 days?

From 15 may 2020 to 30 november -1

How to visit Paris in 5 days?

How to visit Paris in 5 days?


What to do, what to see, where to go? The Ampère hotel tells you how not to miss anything during your 5 day visit of Paris. Tour of the atypical districts, monuments and museums to see absolutely, parks and activities that are worth the detour... Enjoy your stay in Paris!


1st day in Paris: visit of the typical Parisian districts


The French capital is full of small neighbourhoods, each one very different from the other. If you're only in Paris for a few days, you'll have to make a choice, you won't be able to see everything! Here are a few words about the most famous neighborhoods, which you can visit while walking around the city to soak up the Parisian way of life!


  • The marsh: Lose yourself in this small cosmopolitan world created by the Order of the Temple. The Marais has become a trendy place "inhabited" by a dynamic Jewish community, famous artists, and a laughing gay scene.


  • The Latin Quarter is made up of streets as charming as the rue de l'Odéon and its Shakespeare and Co bookstore. This place has its roots in the intellectual history of Europe, and then, ministries and embassies, artists, saw the majestic Maine Montparnasse tower erected there.


  • To the Butte Montmartre, its wine, its Place du Tertre, its Byzantine Mauresco Basilica of the Sacred Heart, one comes here by way of the Batignolles and the Monceau Park via the Moulin Rouge. Otherwise nothing! From up there Paris awakens to the useless wings of the Moulins de la Galette and Radet.  


  • In the triangle formed by the Pont des Arts, the Monnaie de Paris and the rue de Sèvre, the charms of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, where the oldest church in Paris has been erected (unless it is Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre!). Here, the art galleries form a hedge of honour for visitors to the Musée d'Orsay.


  • Saint Michel: Restaurants, bookstores, Cluny museum, stroll down the narrowest street in Paris, the rue du Chat-Qui-Pêche, or listen to jazz at the Caveau de la Huchette. This district, the most central of Paris, is surely one of the nicest.


  • Montparnasse: From the tower observatory, you will be dazzled by the capital finally at your feet. But the jewel of this place is not in the sky, but underground, in the catacombs. Then, stroll to the Bourdelle Museum, or the General Leclerc Museum. Also take the time to visit some of the studios of famous artists who lived in Montparnasse during the Roaring Twenties.


  • A trendy and colourful neighbourhood full of small markets and typical Parisian brasseries, the Belleville district is overlooked by the Belleville park and lined with artists' studios. You will be able to visit the house of Édith Piaf, an artist who loved this very human district where flowered alleys run and cross each other. A preparation for strolling in the Père-Lachaise cemetery, not far away.


  • The Batignolles are a village-like neighbourhood overflowing with small restaurants and shops with attractive shop windows. You will be seduced by the Parc des Batignolles nestled in this Parisian village whose heart remains the Place Clichy. Don't look for another place to eat in a brasserie with the scents of the capital: go to Corretta, with a view of the park!


Day 2 in Paris: monuments to see during your 5 days in Paris


How to come to Paris and not fall under the spell of its monuments that have made it immortal?


  • Weather permitting or not, climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower to taste its unforgettable charms.


  • The Île de la Cité opens up to offer you the most powerful view of Paris: that of the majestic towers of Notre Dame from its forecourt surrounded by the arms of the Seine. The Holy Chapel also awaits you there.


  • From the top of the Arc de Triomphe, the heart of Paris, irrigated by the twelve arteries with prestigious names, including the Champs-Élysées, bursts into multiple breakthroughs. But the most astonishing thing remains the vision of two opposing worlds: the world of La Défense and the Louvre at the other end.


  • The Residence of Saint-Louis, the Louis XVI gate, the impressive facade, the Sainte Chapelle and the Palais de Justice next to it are architectural masterpieces. The ceiling of the high chapel represents the celestial vault.


  • No less than 150 statues decorate the façade of the Paris City Hall. It is located on the former strike square where the boatmen's negotiations and public executions were held. Today you will admire its village hall built on the model of the Hall of Mirrors of Versailles.


  • Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, the 70,000 m² of glass and iron transports you into the hushed world of contemporary art and science. The interior street of the Grand Palais is a sublime answer to the desire for scientific and artistic walks.


  • The Petit Palais, his twin brother, confronts him in a natural way, exhibiting works by painters such as Courbet, Fragonard, Clairin, Cezanne, etc. The Petit Palais is also a place for teaching painting.   


Day 3 in Paris: Tour of Parisian museums


  • In the reflections of the Louvre's pyramid open the most famous collections of the artistic world: let's mention only the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. From room to room, you'll be taken to Egypt, Greece, or the arcane texts of the laws of King Hammurabi of Babylon. 


  • In an extraordinary royal garden planted with rare or common species, the Natural History Museum of Paris works to promote knowledge of nature and its evolution. Travel through the gallery of evolution in the company of species that have disappeared over the millennia. 


  • No museum goes as far in popularizing contemporary works in Europe as the Tokyo Museum. A creative laboratory, exhibitions by renowned artists, the word palace finds its full meaning in the taste it brings to the metamorphoses of the anti-museum.


  • Cello class, light observatory, concert, all forms of art are present on the enchanted island of the Louis Vuitton Foundation. Under the sails of this unique building in the world, come and experience contemporary art as you breathe the wind.


  • The "Incredible Grévin" is the ideal place to relive the history of France with the men of the Paleolithic period and the General of Gaul. And between two visits, to the wax statues of our celebrities run virtually on the roofs of Paris or explore the planet of the Little Prince.


  • A former train station opened during the 1900 Universal Exhibition, this past gives it the look of a lost steps room, the first work of the museum! The Musée d'Orsay presents works from the Louvre, the Jeu de Paume and the Pompidou Centre.


  • Claude Monet's water lilies are at home here: at the Orangerie, in the golds and greens of the Tuileries garden. But the museum shares its spaces with Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir... More than 146 works by universal geniuses.


  • Beaubourg or the Georges Pompidou Centre is one of the most emblematic places in the capital. Designed on the Beaubourg plateau, it is intended for the presentation of works of contemporary art and the first reading library in Europe.


Day 4 in Paris: discovering the Parisian Parks


Overhanging cliffs in the Parc des Batignolles, erotic fountains in the Luxembourg Gardens, the colonnade of the Parc Monceau, the Bois de Vincennes or the Bois de Boulogne, the capital lives and rests, like you, in 200 parks and gardens.

  • Montsouris
  • Luxembourg
  • Parc de la Villettes
  • Bois de Boulogne
  • Parc Monceau


Day 5 in Paris: Activities not to be missed during your stay


  • Coming to Paris for entertainment remains reasonable. Numerous mythical cabarets present shows for all tastes: from glamour to the Lido, the Crazy Horse and its Découflé or Louboutin style, the Moulin Rouge explodes with joy in tricolour colours...


  • Impossible to leave Paris without a detour to the Palace of Versailles, its gardens and its baroque Hall of Mirrors. The Queen's farm and the 30 admirable trees in the park seduce with their natural simplicity.


  • Would you like to fly over the Eiffel Tower? Strap on your Jetpack, take off and glide over Paris between the towers of Notre Dame and incredibly beautiful sites seen from the sky of the most beautiful city in the world.


  • On 14.5 hectares, all the animals of the jungle offer themselves to you and your children in the zoological park of Paris Vincennes. Its mythical rock overlooks the enclosures of lions, giraffes and rhinos.


  • In the basement of the Trocadero, plunge into the magical world of the Paris aquarium. It reveals itself to the whole family: the children feed the koi carp while you relax in front of the immense shark pool.


  • A cruise on the Seine is a unique moment of romance during a stay in Paris. The bateau-mouches cross each other along the golds of the capital revealing its most beautiful masterpieces in a different way.


  • Why not get out of the traffic jams on a double-decker bus tour of Paris? Your Big Bus or Open Tour audio guide informs you in multiple languages about the history of Paris and its monuments.  


Paris is a city where it's good to eat!


Unfortunately, and we didn't have enough of an article to talk about it...

As you will have surely noticed, this article is cruelly lacking in references about good little restaurants or stopping off as you wander around... Here is a guide that brings together all the gastronomy of a country that likes to eat well. So you won't miss anything during your 5-day visit to Paris! It will surely make you want to come back. By neighborhood, subway stop, type of cuisine or atmosphere, you will find everything you want.



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