What to see in Paris
What to see in Paris on your own in 3-5 days? How do I set up routes correctly, what attractions should I include in them, and how do I calculate the time? And also: what to see around Paris, ticket prices 2020 - in the material Eurotraveler.ru.
Few people visit Paris just passing through — even transit tourists strive to see at least something. The average traveler lays on a visit to the French capital for at least 3-4 days. I'm sure I would like a week! But where to get so much money?
The capital of France, as you know, is not so much large as diverse. And so even during the third or fourth trip to Paris, it will find something previously unseen, interesting, simply unique.
Have you been to the Louvre or to Versailles? It's time to look at the Pompidou and get to Fontainebleau! Did you go up to the Eiffel tower? Now go to the Invalides Palace and explore the Latin quarter.
Have you seen the Impressionists in Orsay? Visit the Picasso Museum or the jacmar-Andre Museum. Ever been to Notre-Dame de Paris? It's time to explore the island of SITA in detail and enjoy the extremely authentic old district of Mare.
You will have to spend a whole day to see the Louvre. And that's not enough! As it has been noted many times, the Museum is not one of those places where you can calmly and effortlessly get aesthetic pleasure. And then go out and go to a restaurant under the impression. Visiting the main Museum of France is a hard and mandatory job. Which not everyone will like.
Even if you can get to the Louvre without waiting in line, viewing the exhibits, especially in the Denon wing, will require considerable physical effort. Please note that the Museum is closed on Tuesdays. But on Wednesdays and Fridays it works until 21.45!
Adult tickets cost 17€, children 0-17 years old are free of charge and without any tickets. The official website wearily reports that "the Museum is very overloaded", and recommends buying tickets online for a certain date and time: www.ticketlouvre.fr/louvre/b2c/index.cfm/calendar/eventCode/MusWe.
Have you looked at the Gioconda from behind hundreds of tourists, appreciated the powerful rush of Niki, seen the gilded apartments of Napoleon III in the Richelieu wing? Need a rest! 2-3 hours of walking around the Museum, and the abundance of impressions makes the mind almost turn off.
First visit to the Louvre: evening at the Museum
Get acquainted with the main masterpieces and history of the Royal Palace
Visiting Paris with your children? Then it is better to visit the main Museum with a guide! The cost of an individual tour of the Louvre is not as great as the chance to get mentally lost in all its attractions!
If after that you have enough to go to the Pont Neuf and the island of cite, (alas, burned down) the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris-consider yourself a hero. And if you reach the Conciergerie castle, the Palace of Justice, the Quai des Orfefres and the Sainte-Chapelle chapel, it will have something of the ancient myths in it.
It will not be superfluous to go to the Church of Saint-Germain-l’Auxeroi, a wonderful example of French Gothic. It is located on the same side of the Seine as the Louvre. It is believed that it was the bells of l'auxeroy that gave the signal for the massacre of the Huguenots on St. Bartholomew's night.
Inside the Church are buried significant people for world culture: architects Louis Leveau and Jacques ange Gabriel, artist Francois Boucher.
The main goal as we see it — the Eiffel tower. But in the morning (opens at 9.30), you should not go there. First-the view of daytime Paris is not as catchy as it is before sunset. And secondly, you will simply lose a few hours in the queue.
Security cordon, ticket office, queue for the Elevator — if you are going to climb to the top (275 meters). During the waiting time, a significant part of your life passes before your mind's eye. And in the head begin to wander seditious thoughts that a serious mistake was made
To save valuable vacation time, you can buy tickets on the tower's website in advance (one month before the date) and refuse to take the Elevator. It is best to climb the stairs to the second level (115 meters), assess your own physical readiness and inflate with the awareness of "I am here" in the evening (when the Eiffel tower is open).
The price of an adult ticket starts from 16.30 € (only 2nd tier), for visitors aged 12-24 years, the widow must pay less than 8.1 €. Detailed information on the official website: www.toureiffel.paris/fr/tarifs-horaires.
More modest and soberly assessing the realities, it makes sense to look at the Parisian symbol from the outside. Beautiful views of the tower itself and the field of Mars offers (free!) observation deck on the Trocadero square.
The first half of the second day in Paris can be devoted to visiting and detailed study of the Latin quarter. You can also look at the buildings of the Sorbonne, look into the Pantheon, see the ancient Romanesque Church of Saint-Germain-des-Pres and the classic Saint-Sulpice, whose architecture resembles St. Paul's Cathedral in London. But if you are not an art historian-do it in the company of a guide, an acquaintance and — moreover-in love with Paris!
It is not superfluous to look at the Luxembourg garden with the Palace with your own eyes. The latter is almost the first example of Italian Baroque in Paris. Appeared on French soil thanks to the Florentine Marie de ' Medici, wife of king Henry IV.
Visiting the collection located in the national Museum of the middle Ages is an extremely interesting pastime. Snugly ensconced in the buildings of the ancient monastery of Cluny.
By the way, a great opportunity to see Paris from above is the Montparnasse tower in the 15th arrondissement. Located near the metro station of the same name, 59 floors, height-200 meters, mostly without queues. Latin quarter nearby, within walking distance and the entrance to the catacombs of Paris (danfer-Rochereau square) Paris'.
It is impossible to see the whole of Paris in three days on your own or even with an experienced guide. Because it's too tedious. Therefore, we continue to enjoy and do not rush anywhere…
We recommend spending another day exploring the Mare quarter, which is steeped in history like a good cognac cake. Just across the street, in the third quarter, is the Parisian Picasso Museum: 5 thousand paintings plus the archive of the great Spaniard.
If you are not yourself up to modern art, go to the Rue de Beaubourg — the world-famous Centre Georges Pompidou is located in a recognizable building with engineering communications outside.
The little-known pearl of the Marais is the late Gothic tower of Saint-Jacques. This is all that remains of the Church of the same name, which was dismantled into cobblestones during the French revolution.
Follow the Seine embankment to the Pont Royal, one of the oldest in the French capital — it starts right at the Louvre pavilion of Flora. Cross to the Left Bank of the river (Rive Gauche), go to admire the paintings in Orsay.
Obviously in the season it will be associated with a queue, but not to look at the Impressionists in all their glory — is it a crime?! A ticket without discounts costs 14 €. But if you are accompanying a child under the age of 18, you only need to pay for the entrance fee of 11 €. Children are, of course, free of charge.
Masterpieces of the collections of the Orsay Museum in 2 hours
The Museum is closed on Mondays, but on Thursdays you can go until 21.45!
The fourth day in Paris, the main entertainment capital of the world, is sure to be marred by fatigue. In less persistent people, it can roll up on the third day. Therefore, we recommend a little distraction and take a walk outside the city!
Versailles is best left at the finish line. And in search of rest, go to the castle of Fontainebleau. A cozy Park, a huge hunting Palace. Few visitors — a lot of air.
Every wooden panel on the walls, every window breathes history. Here, perhaps, Louis XV looked at the court ladies walking in the Park, and here, thinking about another campaign, Napoleon frowned...
You can go further away. For the lion's share of the most famous castles in France is just a couple of hours away from the capital!
The castle of a real Marquis or visiting puss in boots
You can not go anywhere, but explore the Bohemian district of Montmartre. Go to the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur, sit on the steps of the stairs, and admire the megalopolis immersed in a mysterious and harmful exhaust smog.
What can I see in Paris on the fifth day? If you come with a child or children, you should end the trip on a major note (for them). I mean, go to Disneyland! It is remembered because the last, as Stirlitz used to say — - in the memory of the offspring will remain a luxurious entertainment!
The Versailles residence will be a worthy crown of the trip for romantic couples and respectable families alike. It is not far to go, but the scale of the complex suggests that it is necessary to visit it at least once in your life!
Great acquaintance with Versailles
Learn the history of the brainchild of the Sun King and admire its interiors
The Palace of Versailles and the Park, the Grand and Small Trianons, musical fountains: the mind should devote more time to all this. But a tourist is always in a hurry…