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Paris in 5 Days: A Journey Through Art and History

Muhammad Shafeeque

Muhammad Shafeeque

19 Nov 2023

Join me on a captivating adventure through the cultural wonders of Paris. From iconic museums to stunning landmarks, this itinerary is designed to immerse you in the rich artistic and historical heritage of the city of lights.

Trip to Paris

Day 1
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$32

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$ 5

Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel

Depart from your stay 🏨

9 - 11 min

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Petit Palais
Richly decorated 1900 building, housing eclectic fine arts dating from Renaissance to 20th century.
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Free
12 - 18 min

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Musée de l'Orangerie
Museum with 20th-century European art collection, showcasing 8 of Monet's water lilies murals.
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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$14
8 - 11 min

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Musée d'Orsay
Major 19th- & 20th-century European art collections housed in a monumental, former railway station.
11:15 AM - 2:15 PM
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$18
10 - 12 min

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Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
Grand, century-old department store with a steel-frame art nouveau glass dome ringed by loggias.
2:45 PM - 5:45 PM
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Free
Day 2
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$53

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$ 14

Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel

Depart from your stay 🏨

9 - 11 min

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Musée des Arts et Métiers
Converted church with scientific & industrial artworks & artifacts, including Foucault's pendulum.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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$10
11 - 14 min

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Towering, 12th-century cathedral with flying buttresses & gargoyles, setting for Hugo's novel.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Free
11 - 14 min

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Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Imposing museum with ornate ceramics, crystal and fine furniture, from Middle ages to present day.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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$15
10 - 12 min

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Rodin Museum
18th-century mansion & sculpture garden displaying Rodin's influential works, such as The Thinker.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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$14
13 - 16 min

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Arc de Triomphe
Iconic triumphal arch built to commemorate Napoleon's victories, with an observation deck.
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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$14
Day 3
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$35

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$ 10

Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel

Depart from your stay 🏨

10 - 12 min

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Paris Museum of Modern Art
Museum for major 20th-century art & contemporary exhibitions in eastern wing of Palais de Tokyo.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Free
16 - 20 min

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Louvre Museum
Former historic palace housing huge art collection, from Roman sculptures to da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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$22
9 - 11 min

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The Centre Pompidou
Architecturally avant-garde complex housing National Museum of Modern Art, library and music center.
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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$13
Day 4
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$69

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$ 10

Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel

Depart from your stay 🏨

12 - 15 min

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Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
Engaging, indigenous art and global tribal exhibits in contemporary museum created by Jean Nouvel.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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$13
6 - 9 min

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Eiffel Tower
Gustave Eiffel's iconic, wrought-iron 1889 tower, with steps and elevators to observation decks.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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$20
8 - 10 min

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Musée Marmottan Monet
Art museum with a significant collection of work by Claude Monet & other Impressionists.
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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$15
25 - 30 min

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Palace of Versailles
Immense, 18th-century palace with gilded apartments, chandeliered Hall of Mirrors & fountain show.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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$21
Day 5
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$45

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$ 10

Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel

Depart from your stay 🏨

14 - 17 min

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Sainte-Chapelle
Ornate, 13th-century, Gothic chapel with relics & notable stained-glass windows of biblical scenes.
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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$13
8 - 10 min

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Panthéon
18th-century mausoleum with colonnaded facade, housing remains of notable French citizens.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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$13
12 - 18 min

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National Museum of Natural History
Centuries-old institution housing rare plant & animal life, dinosaur skeletons & tropical hothouses.
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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$14
8 - 10 min

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Musée Carnavalet
Museum in neighboring mansions with Paris art & history exhibits focused on 16th & 17th centuries.
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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$5

Budget breakdown: $280 In total

Activities & Food:$234
Transport:$46