Traveling to France but only have 1 day in Paris? Here is the perfect Paris one day itinerary to make sure you get the most out of your short visit.

Paris is a fantastic city, so beautiful that it would be a shame not to spend several days there! But if you are just in Paris for 1 day, on a budget, have a stopover or for some other reason you can’t spend more time in the French capital, this post will help you prepare a perfect visit to make the most out of your French journey!

In this Paris one day itinerary, there is something for everyone, from museums, monuments, shopping, nice stroll, french coffee, to food, etc.! You will inevitably find satisfaction here even if you’re just spending 1 day in Paris.

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How to spend one day in Paris: The perfect Paris one day itinerary


Step 1) A sunrise at the Eiffel Tower

To make the most of your one day trip to Paris, leave your hotel before dawn! Put on your best walking shoes and head to the Eiffel Tower for a memorable sunrise in front of Paris’ most emblematic monument!

To be more accurate, go to the esplanade of the Trocadero (Trocadero metro). This gigantic balcony offers an unobstructed view that faces the Eiffel Tower – it is indeed the ideal place to enjoy the first lights of the day embracing the Iron Lady.

The terraces and gardens shape a gentle slope bordered by walnut trees and the century-old hazel trees offer a breathtaking view of the large basin of the Trocadero gardens.

From here, you will get panoramic views on the Pont d’Iéna in the foreground, the Eiffel Tower, and the grand Champ-de-Mars, with a vast open-air garden at the foot of the tower in the background!

The place offers a lot of sitting area. I recommend that you prepare a picnic breakfast to make the most of the moment!

From the Palais de Chaillot square, the sun will rise on the left side of the tower, if you move slightly to the right of the square you will be able to get the sun in the very middle of the tower’s heart!

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Once you have admired the sunrise, go down the stairs, and cross the Iéna bridge. This bridge, listed as a historical monument and decorated with four large statues of knights, is the first bridge built in tribute to Napoleon’s victory in Iéna in 1806.

A few more steps and you’ll finally be at the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris. The Eiffel Tower was named after its brilliant architect Gustave Eiffel and it has dominated the Parisian landscape since 1889.

Its construction which took over a period of 2 years was a real challenge from an architectural point of view. While it was initially destined to remain for only about twenty years, its immense popular success saved it from destruction!

Unfortunately, recent public security measures against terrorist attacks now prevent people from walking freely under the tower without buying a ticket and going through security checks.

Since you only have one day in Paris, I advise you not to climb the tower because it is rather long, moreover if you left at dawn to watch the sunrise, you will probably have to wait for the opening time at 9:30 am.

However, if you feel compelled to wait and climb the tower, make sure you buy this skip the line entry ticket to avoid the long queues.

But don’t worry! If you want to have a view at the rooftops of Paris, continue reading this 1 day Paris itinerary and you will not be disappointed!

You can continue your walk, take the small paths that cross the gardens of Champs de Mars, one of the largest green spaces in Paris.

Each corner of this large park offers a unique view of the Eiffel Tower. Walk up to the end of the garden to the “Wall for Peace” erected in March 2000, in front of the Military Academy.

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Once you reach the end of the park, turn right and go to the “La Motte-Picquet Grenelle” metro station for the next stop of the day!

what to see in paris in one day

Time spent on this visit: 2 hours
Distance covered by foot: 2 kilometers
Price: Free of charge.

If you didn’t have breakfast during sunrise or if you want to take a little gourmet break before the next stage, I recommend the “Kozy Paris” (79 Avenue Bosquet) or the “Le Royale” (212 Rue de Grenelle) restaurant which are both very close to the gardens of the Champs de Mars and ideal for breakfast.

Related post: Things to know before visiting the Eiffel Tower

Step 2) The Arc de Triomphe

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Once in the “La Motte Picquet Grenelle” station, jump into the subway to reach the “Charles De Gaulle-Etoile” station via line 6.

If you don’t know how to take the metro in Paris don’t worry everything is explained in my previous post about visiting Paris for the first time.

Allow 15 minutes by metro to reach your destinations. The special feature of this route is to be mostly aerial! Keep your camera in hand because the crossing of the Seine on the viaduct above the Bir-Hakeim bridge is particularly aesthetic and offers another point of view of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine before going underground again.

Once you arrive, leave the station and be prepared to be astonished! You’ll be right in front of the majestic “Arc-De-Triomphe”!

This vast French landmark, erected in honor of the soldiers who died in action during Napoleon’s wars commands respect and admiration.

Under the arch, a flame burns continuously honoring the tomb of the unidentified Soldiers. Many sculptures, bas-reliefs, and inscriptions can be admired from its square on the pedestals of the monuments.

Witnesses of popular events such as the arrival of the “Tour de France” cycling race every year or more dramatic historical events such as the Nazi occupation during the Second World War.

This place of paramount importance for Parisians at both the historical and political levels is undoubtedly worth a visit.

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Take the underpass to reach the colossus (do not cross the road that surrounds it! Pedestrians are forbidden here and it is very risky, but rather take the underground!).

Access to the square is free, so let yourself be enchanted by the imposing stature of the building, read the markings and admire the carvings on the walls.

You can purchase tickets on-site for access, although you may have to queue. But to avoid the queue, I advise you to purchase this skip the line ticket or this Paris City Pass to gain access to over 60 popular attractions in Paris.

Once you have your ticket in hand, start the climb! At the end of the 280 steps, you finally reach the balcony. This view is simply exceptional and, in my opinion, the most beautiful view of Paris.

The name of this square, the “Place de l’étoile” (literally star square) takes on its full meaning because you are at the convergence of the 12 avenues that run through the capital.

From here, you’ll have a 360-degree view of Paris from the business district of La Défense, the Eiffel Tower, the Montmartre hilltop to the Sacré Coeur!

The view on the avenues also offers a good overview of what can be the traffic in Paris. For the record, Place de l’Etoile is one of the most chaotic squares in Paris and many Parisians think that you are not a real driver until you have crossed it from end-to-end!

Of course, it is also the ideal place to admire “the most beautiful avenue in the world”, the Avenue des Champs Elysées! But to make sure you don’t miss anything, I suggest you go and have a look! It’s our next step.

what to see in paris in one day

Time spent on this visit: 1h 30
Distance covered on foot: Just the climb!
Price: Arc-de-Triomphe entrance ticket: 12€.

Step 3) The Champs Elysées

The mythical avenue of the capital, the Champs Elysées is the Parisian place par excellence.

Located between the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde, a stroll along its immense sidewalks will allow you to discover luxury brands, most prominent restaurants, palaces, prestigious places to go out (Lido, Queen, Theatres…) cafés, and other chic bistros.

It is logically one of the most crowded places in the city and ideally one of the places to visit in Paris in 1 day.

The avenue is 2.5kms long, so it will take you between 30 and 50 minutes to walk the avenue down according to your walking pace and of course not forgetting the many stop-overs in the different stores!

This avenue is so important in the history of Paris that the “bastille day”, the French national holiday, is officially celebrated here.

Going down the Champs Elysées to the Place de la Concorde is a guilty pleasure – tourists often forget its historical importance to devote themselves solely to shopping.

This is understandable because it is the temple of consumerism –  all the biggest brands have their own shops and everything pushes you to go on a shopping spree!

Champs Elysées paris in a day tour

If you are not too much of a window-shopper, or just simply on a budget, I still advise you to walk a few minutes down the avenue to have a glimpse of it and then get into the “George V” metro station on line 1, direction “Château De Vincennes” until the station “Champs Élysées Clemenceau”, our next stop.

For those who wish to walk, simply start from the Arc de Triomphe and head towards Place de la Concorde.

Walk along the avenue until you see the “Jardins des Champs-Élysées” on your left and the “Grand Palais” on your right, then turn right to Avenue Winston Churchill to get to the next step!

what to see in paris in one day

Time spent on this visit: 1 hour on foot, 20 minutes by subway.
Distance covered on foot: 2 Km if you decide to walk the whole avenue, 500 meters if you take the metro.
Price: Free unless you succumb to the sirens of shopping!

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Step 4) The Grand Palais, Alexander III Bridge, and the Hotel des Invalides.

Going down Churchill avenue towards Pont Alexandre III, you will find yourself in one of the most grandiose and impressive places in Paris.

On your right is the “Grand Palais”, on your left is his little brother “Le Petit Palais”, and on the banks of the Seine, the statue of Churchill faces the magnificent “Alexandre III” bridge with the massive “Hotel des Invalides” as a focal point.

Grand Palais, Paris

The Grand Palais is an iconic monument in Paris which was built in 1900 for the World Fair. It is characterized by its large glass dome flanked by the French flag.

Dedicated in the glory of art, science, and refinement, the building itself is an architectural feat.

Recognizable by its immense nave 240 m wide (the largest in Europe) made of glass, steel, and iron, this unique building now houses a multitude of very diverse events from the most prestigious to the most unusual, art exhibitions, museums, and even a movie theater!

Take a walk around to appreciate its architectural grandeur, every nook and cranny is a treat for pictures! If you love art, a tour in one of the temporary exhibitions will delight you.

The exhibition themes are diverse and varied – there is definitely something for everyone, check the official website, and book your tickets online to avoid queues because they can be very long!

Alexander III Bridge

Once your visit is finished, head towards the River Seine to cross over the Alexander III Bridge. Paris has many bridges which are all beautiful but this one is by far my favorite because of its architecture and location.

At its end lie four huge 17-meter high sculptures with winged horses representing art, science, commerce, and industry respectively.

This grandiloquent bridge named in honor of the renowned Russian Tsar Alexander III connects the 7th and 8th arrondissements. It is a message of peace and a symbol of harmony between Russia and France.

In addition to being stunning thanks to its antique sculptures and candelabra, the bridge offers a unique view over the Seine and the Eiffel Tower!

At the very end of the bridge stands the huge “Hotel des Invalides”. Don’t trust its name because this place is not a hotel at all!

This huge complex of historic buildings is, in fact, a place dedicated to the military memory of France, housing a museum, a mausoleum, various monuments, and even a retirement home for former soldiers.

The name “hotel des Invalides” was chosen because this building was initially built for all officers and soldiers maimed by the wars during the reign of Louis XIV in 1670.

If you are a military art enthusiast and the history of the various French wars, then this museum is for you. To have priority access to the museum, make sure you buy this online ticket from getyourguide beforehand.

For the others, I just suggest you explore the surroundings. Then go back and cross the Seine again and move on to the next step of your visit!

what to see in paris in one day

Time spent on this visit: 30 Minutes. Allow at least 2 more hours if you visit the Grand Palais.
Distance covered by foot: 1.5 km
Price: between 15€ and 20€ depending on the Grand Palais exhibitions

Step 5) The Seine river banks and the Tuileries Garden

Once you have crossed the bridge, turn right to follow the quays of the river Seine. This short walk along the water will allow you to enjoy the quiet life of the French River in a calm environment and protected from road traffic.

This little walk under beautiful chestnut trees is called “Promenade du Cours de la Reine”.

Created under the command of Queen Mary de Medici during the 17th century, you can admire a number of equestrian statues including the one to the honor Simon Bolivar, the liberator of South America.

Continue your walk until the end of the alley to reach the Place de la Concorde which is the largest square in Paris with more than 8 hectares! Each side of the square is decorated with a statue representing the eight most important cities of France.

It is surrounded by two huge fountains and has in its center the famous Obelisk of Luxor imported from Egypt and over 3,300 years old, can you imagine that! More than 20 meters high, it was offered to France by Egypt in 1831.

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Go for a walk around the obelisk and look at your feet – on the ground are engraved Roman numerals arranged in a very precise way.

The shadow created by the obelisk can be used to give the time of the day making this place the largest sundial in the world!

The square is full of historical significance, formerly known as the “revolution square”, it is at this place where many people were beheaded during the French revolution, including King Louis XVI himself.

The square is surrounded by architectural splendor – to the north you will find the very unique Madeleine Chruch.

On the opposite side to the south of the square, you can admire (right after the bridge) the Palais Bourbon, an 18th-century building that has a major role in French politics as this is where members of parliament are gathered.

From here, continue your journey East to the fabulous Jardin des Tuileries. The Tuileries garden is probably one of the most fantastic Parisian gardens and also the oldest of all.

What was originally an Italian garden commissioned by Catherine de Médicis is today a place of relaxation and exoticism, but also a place of culture.

You will find several museums such as Le musée de l’Orangerie dedicated to modern art, le Jeu de Paume for contemporary art, and, a little further on, the Louvre Museum.

Arranging in a French-style garden and classified as a UNESCO Site, it is a real pleasure to stroll along its wide alleys under the shade of the tall trees.

Like all good French gardens, the symmetry, the vanishing lines, and long perspectives make this place very aesthetic.

For those who are hungry, read the following section for some restaurant suggestions. For others, continue to walk through the garden from west to east until you reach the small but adorable Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel.

The triumphal arch, much smaller than the one in the Champs Elysée might seem to have fallen from the sky as it sits in the middle of nowhere.

Beyond its delicate character due to the pink marble and precious materials that compose its decoration, this unique location contributes to its charm. Last vestiges of the Palais des Tuileries now disappeared, it offers a gateway to our next stop, the Louvre Museum!

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If you have followed this Paris in a day itinerary since the beginning, it should be past noon now and you’re probably starting to feel hungry.

There are so many good restaurants and bars in Paris that it can be difficult to make a choice! I have selected two of them for you in the vicinity of the Jardin des Tuileries:

The Happy Cafe (214 Rue de Rivoli)

This small creperie offers delicious homemade products and organic crepes that are to die for! This place does not offer seating but rather take away only.

It is not a big problem since it is only a stone’s throw away from the Tuileries garden. So I recommend you order a good crepe and have a seat in the garden!

The place appreciated by the locals is cheap, very practical, the team is very friendly and the prices are attractive for a very touristic place.

Tuileries garden paris

Le restaurant de la Cordonnerie (20 rue Saint Roch)

If you wish to have lunch in a more traditional restaurant, this is the place for you. La Cordonnerie is one of the capital’s most popular destinations thanks to its French charm.

The typical French and traditional cuisines served there are hearty and delicious, the prices are favorable and the owners, Yvette and Claude, are adorable!

what to see in paris in one day

Time spent on this visit: 30/40 Minutes.
Distance covered by foot: 2km
Price: Free, between 20 and 40€ for lunch.

Step 6) The Louvre Museum

If you’re looking for what to do in Paris for a day, then visiting the Louvre Museum is one of them. Welcome to the Louvre Museum Palace, one of the most famous landmarks in Europe.

After passing through the Arc de Triomphe, stands proudly in front of you the famous glass Pyramids, inaugurated in 1989 and which serves as the main entrance to the Museum.

Originally built to be used as a fortress in the 12th century before becoming a Royal residence for the King and eventually abandoned, the Louvre Museum is today the largest art museum in Europe and on the planet, the most visited in the world and probably one of the most beautiful!

It houses more than 35,000 works of art, painting, and sculpture, including the world-famous “Mona Lisa” by Da Vinci and the “Venus de Milo”.

As you can guess, the museum is big, very big! Because of its vastness and richness, it is very easy to get lost and forget about time.

As you only have a day in Paris, I advise you not to take a ticket to visit it. It will be absolutely impossible for you to see everything and even if you make yourself a tailor-made route, it will be more like a race against the clock than a pleasant visit.

The Louvre Museum is one of the places to visit if you have 1 day in paris

But don’t worry, because you’re still going to get a kick out of it. You are standing in the Napoleon courtyard where the immense glass pyramid stands.

It is made of 800 pieces of diamond-shaped glass weighing more than 95 tons, its modernity and audacity contrast with the classicism of the surrounding.

Framed by four reflecting pools, it is perfectly aligned with the arches of the buildings facing it.

Walk around, have fun spotting perspective games from the “passages”, these corridors and arch threads that provide a perfect frame for your photos.

Walk along the pyramid and the Napoleon courtyard to enjoy the beauty of the area and then continue eastwards towards the smaller but equally interesting “Cour carré”. The enclosed courtyard is filled with amazing detail and great historical details.

From here you can admire the Lescot wing, the oldest remaining facade of the Louvre.

Continue to progress eastward to leave the museum premises through Rue de l’Amiral de Coligny, then take a right towards the quayside to reach the next stop!

what to see in paris in one day

Time spent on this visit: 20/30 Minutes.
Distance covered by foot: 1km
Price: Free of charge

Step 7) The Île de la Cité and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Once you have left the Louvre Palace, walk along the quays for a few hundred meters and take right to the Pont Neuf. Literally translated “New Bridge” in English, one could not find a more misleading name because it is, in fact, the oldest bridge in Paris!

Far from just being a farce, it was named so because it was indeed the very first stone bridge in the city to ever have been built.

The building consists of two bridges on piers separated by the equestrian statue of Henry IV and the molded cornices rest on consoles decorated with mascarons.

Once you have crossed the bridge, you’ll now be on the Ile de la Cité. Formerly called Lutèce, the Île de la Cité is the oldest district in Paris and one of only two islands in the French capital.

For centuries, this island was the neuralgic center of Paris due to its essential geographical position. Many monuments, squares, and streets have preserved traces of this glorious past.

The Île de la Cité paris

Head to the courthouse. Formerly known as the Palais de la Cité, the courthouse was a residence of the Kings of France just like many other monuments in Paris.

Walk along the Conciergerie, a major detention center during the French Revolution and home of the revolutionary court, then follow the Quai de l’Horloge. Here you will encounter many towers: the Bonbec Tower, Caesar’s Tower, the Silver Tower, and finally the Clock Tower.

The last one is by far the most interesting since it is the oldest public clock in Paris! Entirely restored in 2012, it was commissioned by King Charles V in 1370.

Continue along the quayside with the Seine on your left then turn onto Rue d’Arcole, walk down it from end to end and finally reach the highlight of the visit, the courtyard of the fabulous Notre Dame Cathedral!

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Europe’s most visited monument with 20 million visitors, the construction of this immense Gothic cathedral lasted more than two centuries.

Its towers, 69 meters high and its arrow pointing at 96, made the cathedral the highest monument in Paris until the appearance of the Eiffel Tower.

But before looking up to the sky, look down on the ground, on the square in front of the cathedral lies the “Point zéro des routes de France”.

This ground-inlaid rosette represents kilometer point 0 of all roads leaving the capital, which is used as a reference for calculating distances to other cities in France.

Sadly, there is some bad news! Since the terrible fire of April 2019 that devastated the historic roof, the cathedral and its surroundings have been completely closed off to visitors!

It is only from a distance that you will be able to appreciate the beauty of the building as it recovers. However, it remains an essential visit to the city’s island even if even you’re just in Paris for a day.

Jump over the Seine ( well, use one of the 4 bridges that connect the island to the left bank) to reach our next stop.

what to see in paris in one day

Time spent on this visit: 1 hour.
Distance covered by foot: 1.5 km
Price: Free of charge

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Step 8) The Latin Quarter

You are back on the left bank you left after visiting the Eiffel Tower. You are now in the Latin Quarter straddling between the 5th and 6th arrondissements.

Very appreciated by its inhabitants and intellectual heart of the city, Parisians, students, and tourists cross paths all year round in the many cafés and restaurants of the district, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

The district is teeming with schools and universities of all kinds, which is why it finds its name as a Latin district, referring to the language used by teachers in the past.

Before entering the heart of the district, walk along the quays of Seine (Quai de la Tournelle) because, in my opinion, this is where you will get the most beautiful view on the cathedral, with the seine and the historic bridges in the foreground.

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As everywhere in Paris, many monuments dot this district, including the Cluny Museum with its ancient thermal baths and the magnificent Pantheon.

The Cluny Museum, located in the hotel of the same name, is dedicated to the Middle Ages.

Rare witnesse of the medieval period in Paris, it now houses a rich collection of stained glass windows, casts, and tapestries as well as the famous “Lady with the Unicorn”.

In the basement of the museum are the thermal baths of Lutetia, vestiges of the Roman Empire dating from the 1st and 2nd centuries!

I recommend the visit because it is done quite quickly and waiting times are usually pretty short. To avoid any queues, remember to book your tickets online on the museum’s official website.

Once you have completed your visit to the museum, continue your ascent of the Mont Sainte-Geneviève (talking about Mont, it is a bit exaggerated since it is actually just a small hill that rises 23m above sea level!) to the magnificent Pantheon.

The ancient church has been transformed into a monumental mausoleum protecting the remains of the greatest figures in the history of France.

Under its dome are some of the great names in literature, art, politics, and science that have made the country’s history such as Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Pierre, Marie Curie, and more.

The pantheon also houses the “Foucault pendulum”, a scientific experiment conducted in 1851 by his inventor of the same name which demonstrated the rotation of the earth in space.

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A little something to eat?

Snack time shouldn’t be far now, and that’s good because the Latin Quarter is full of solutions to eat a bite, I’ve selected two of them for you:

The Tea caddy (14 rue Saint Julien le Pauvre)

With its distinguished and British atmosphere in a wooded and chic setting, it is the oldest tea room in Paris! You can enjoy many teas from all over the world as well as many delicious English pastries. The prices are correct there without being cheap either.

A. Lacroix Patissier (11 Quai de Montebello)

Don’t miss this cozy tea room, friendly scaled, serving good hot drinks and exquisite pastries with a neat presentation.

Have a look at the famous “French macaroons” – they are delicious! Accompany your pastry with a wonderful roasted coffee. The address is very popular and the prices are slightly high.

So much for the Latin Quarter, probably one of the most authentic Parisian districts! To reach the next stop, find any metro station on line 10, I recommend the station Cluny – La Sorbonne because it is beautifully decorated.

Take the direction towards “Boulogne Pont de Saint-Cloud” then switch to the station Sèvres-Babylone to Front Populaire on line 12 and get off at Pigalle!

what to see in paris in one day

Time spent on this visit:: 2 hours.
Distance covered by foot: 2km
Price: between 5 and 9€ for the museum

Step 9) Montmartre and the Sacré Coeur

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you know I’ve talked about Montmartre a lot in my previous articles like in the Hidden gems in Paris post or in the best places to visit in Paris post.

The Montmartre district holds a special place in my heart but also in the hearts of tourists!

There are so many hidden treasures in this neighborhood that it deserves an article of its own and a whole day just to discover it! By following this 1 day in Paris itinerary, I think you will get a good glimpse of it.

Your visit of the district should begin at the Pigalle metro station, follow the sulphurous boulevard de Clichy to the west until you reach the famous Moulin Rouge, this cabaret alone sums up the spirit of the district.

Café-concert and dancing, it now presents a magazine where the French-cancan performs in all its glory. The Moulin Rouge is particularly fascinating to Parisians and tourists alike. Bold and unique, it is ideal to start a visit to the neighborhood.

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Take rue Lepic to the north, go past the “wall of I love you” until you reach Place Emile Goudeau, from where you can visit the old art studio used by famous painters such as Braque or Picasso.

Continue north by the pretty stairs of rue de la Mire to reach rue Lepic again and the “Moulin d’la Galette” made famous by Renoir, which is today the last vestige of the 30 mills that once overlooked Montmartre.

Go around via Avenue Junot where old Roman ruins are still visible to reach the vineyards of Montmartre – the only vineyard in Paris where the famous Vin de Montmartre is made! The whole area is perfectly picturesque and ideal for a stroll.

Continue your journey to Place du Tertre, the most famous square in Montmartre where street artists perform and small bistros and cafés are many and varied, as well as superb art galleries.

Explore the surroundings and especially the beautiful street of Le Calvaire which looks like it comes straight out of a classic painting!

The visit obviously ends with the unmissable Basilica of the Sacred Heart. This magnificent basilica, built to honor the divine protection upon the capital, is erected on the Montmartre hill and overlooks the city.

Construction began in 1875 and was completed in 1912. It quickly became one of the most important places of worship in Paris and an unmissable place of pilgrimage.

Built in white stone (from the same quarry as the stones of the Alexandre III bridge), they are the characteristic of being self-cleaning in rainy weather! This explains why the sacred heart radiates forever and ever.

Facing the parvis, you’ll have this impregnable feeling of having Paris at your feet! Once in the basilica, you’ll be welcomed by the largest mosaic in France.

If you still have some energy, feel free to climb the 300 steps that separate you from the dome to experience an even more impressive view of the capital!

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Time to get some rest! You can enjoy the relaxing and soothing atmosphere of the place and appreciate the beautiful sunset.

Due to its elevated position, the Sacred Heart is perhaps the most ideal place to contemplate the sunset over the city. Sit on the steps of the stairs in front of the basilica and feast your eyes.

It’s a very popular place for sundowners, so you surely won’t be alone but the atmosphere is friendly and with a little luck, some musicians might join the party!

what to see in paris in one day

Time spent on this visit: 2 hours on foot + 25 min by metro.
Distance covered by foot: 3km
Price: 6€ to climb the Sacré-Coeur

Where to have dinner and go out?

After such a busy Paris one day tour, there is nothing better than celebrating with a great meal! There is no need to travel too far because the district of Montmartre is full of good restaurants – here are some of them.

Restaurant Miroir (94 rue des Martyrs)

Typical Parisian bistro, the setting is very friendly and the products are fresh. The menu is regularly updated, which is always a good sign! Cozy restaurant, friendly service and economical meal for high quality on the plate. Enjoy your meal!

Le Poulbot (3 rue Poulbot)

In this restaurant, you can taste a succulent and authentic cuisine in a very Parisian atmosphere. It offers a wide selection of traditional beers and a carefully selected wine list.

And if you’re not completely exhausted yet (I don’t know how you do it after such a long day!), here are some nice places to party:

Le Bar à Bulles (90 Boulevard de Clichy)

This bar/garden is perched on the roof of the Moulin Rouge! On the first floor of the club “La Machine du Moulin Rouge”, this bar is a little gem. The atmosphere is relaxed and its bohemian and cozy decoration is very agreeable.

Marlusse and Lapin (14 rue Germain Pilon)

This bar has an improbable name and is a true UFO. The atmosphere created by its owners is totally out of control! Everything is very festive, especially at nightfall.

The cocktails are delicious and, rare things for the area, the prices are reasonable! This bar will not suit everyone but at least has the strength to be authentic and unique!

There you go! With this Paris one day itinerary, your 1 day in Paris will be filled up and you’ll get a glimpse of Paris without missing any important landmarks!

However, if you don’t want to organize and prepare everything yourself, you can also join a private sightseeing walking Tour and let yourself be guided by the wise advice of a tour guide!

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