Some might say it’s overrated but Paris truly deserves the hype surrounding it. To be considered as one of the most popular tourist destinations not only in Europe but throughout the world, the City of Lights definitely has so many terrific things to see and fun activities to do. It is also a fabulous place to explore, whether you’re doing it with family, friends, or by yourself. The options are mind-numbingly plenty and if you don’t choose well, you might end up frustrated with your choices. For that, we provide here a few trip plans if you’re looking to spend 7 days in Paris.
Just a disclaimer, this list is not really a prescribed itinerary but this is how we spent our first 7 days in Paris with Kyle. I’m quite happy to say that we were contented and our expectations were fully met.
Before anything else, let me bring forth the issue about Paris Pass. For first-time Paris visitors who want to save money on their tour of the city, we recommend getting the Paris Pass. Aside from getting the bang for your buck, tourists who want to skip lines at busy attractions and museums can use this Pass. Saving time is another advantage if you have this as you can easily use it when accessing the city’s metro and bus systems to explore around.
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We started our 7 days in Paris arriving at the city in the afternoon. The trip from Munich was a bit exhausting but we pulled ourselves together to explore the neighbourhood. It was like an advanced sneak peek of the many beautiful things to come.
Early in the morning, we went to collect our Paris Pass Ticket. You might want to refer here on how to collect your Paris Pass Ticket.
After we got our passes, we headed out to visit the first major Paris attraction on our list – the Louvre. We talked in detail in our post about Visiting Louvre Museum Paris with Kids our experience at the world’s most famous museum.
After taking Louvre, we headed out towards Jardin des Tuileries. We enjoyed a tasteful rest and relaxation at the park. Meanwhile, Kyle took one of the coolest kid’s rides at Terrasse de Feuillants.
We proceeded to the station of Seiner River for our next adventure. For an hour (or more), we explored Paris and took in some of the most picturesque views of the city along the Seine River. After which, we had our dinner.
The next item we crossed out from our list during our 7 days in Paris was Chateau de Versailles. We scheduled for a Saturday visit of the palace because we intended to witness the musical fountains and fountains night show. We got more details about it in our Palace of Versailles post.
Ticket for Versailles: Priority Admission and Audio Tour
We started our morning with a visit to the enthralling Notre Dame Cathedral. Kyle loved every minute we spent at the place because he’s a fan of the movie “Hunchback of Notre Dame.” It was amazing for him to see the titular structure in real life.
After the church visit, we took a round trip joy ride with Paris Hop-on-hop-off Tour. This is actually inclusive of your Paris Pass ticket, so it’s free. We explored Champs-Elysees and admired its fabulous two-kilometer avenue bordered by cafes, cinemas, theatres and luxury boutiques. We climbed Arc de Triomphe to get an overlooking view of the famous street.
We reserved a full day for our Disneyland Paris adventure. Kyle enjoyed it the most, although his Papa and I were as happy as well. We revealed in a post, more details about our experience Touring Disneyland Paris.
Disneyland Paris 1-Day Ticket
We started the sixth day of our 7 days in Paris tour with a walk from Trocadero to the Eiffel Tower. We didn’t miss the chance to actually climb the tower to see the most talked about view of the city. Witness the grandeur of the famous French landmark in the 5 best Places to View the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
After the tower adventure, we took a train to Sacre Coeur. We had a great time exploring the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, although the three of us had to resort riding the funicular tram to get to the top.
We then took a train to Jardin du Luxembourg to get our well-deserved rest. At one of the restaurants nearby, we had our sumptuous fill.
We spent few hours in the morning before our flight back home walking along the river and exploring iconic bridges like the Pont Alexandre III and Le Pont des Arts.
Over to you – what was the most unforgettable experience you had spending your 7 days in Paris? Let us hear them out in the comments below.