One Day in Paris

Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

The famed Louvre museum houses da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” The Musée d’Orsay has Impressionist works by Monet, Degas and Renoir. On the Seine’s Right Bank, the Montmartre neighborhood is home to Sacré-Coeur Basilica and sweeping hilltop views. In the Marais, nightclubs sit among restored 17th-century mansions. On the Left Bank are the Latin Quarter, bustling with Sorbonne scholars, and the historically bohemian Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The city’s open-air cafes are an institution for casual eating and people-watching. Fine-dining restaurants, bistros, markets and patisseries reflect other aspects of France’s famed culinary heritage.

 

One Day in Paris: The Itinerary

You only have one day to explore the most “Romantic City on Earth”. Fret not, Tripping Star will help you out! Check out these 7 places which you can explore in Paris in one day!

Stop 1: Pont des Arts

 

 

Start from Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts, which is a pedestrian bridge in Paris which crosses the River Seine. It links the Institut de France and the central square of the Palais du Louvre.

Quick Facts:

Construction started: 1801
Total length: 509′
Opened: 1984
Location: Paris
Body of water: Seine
Architect: Louis Arretche

 

Stop 2: The Louvre

 

The Louvre Palace is a former royal palace located on the Right Bank of the Seine in Paris, between the Tuileries Gardens and the church of Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois.

Quick Facts:

Construction started: 1202
Established: August 10, 1793
Phone: +33 1 40 20 50 50
Architects: Pierre Lescot, Louis Visconti, Hector Lefuel
Architectural styles: Modern architecture, MORE
Did you know: The Louvre’s collection of paintings dates back to the reign of Francis I of France, who sought to create a gallery of art in his château at Fontainebleau rivaling those of the great Italian palaces.

Stop 3: Tuileries Garden

 

The Tuileries Garden is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris.

Quick Facts:

Opened: 1564
Did you know: The Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Gardens) is a park in Paris situated between the Carrousel du Louvre and the Place de la Concorde, along the banks of the Seine.

 

Stop 4: Place de la Concorde

 

The Place de la Concorde is one of the major public squares in Paris, France. Measuring 8.64 hectares in area, it is the largest square in the French capital.

Quick Facts:

Opened: 1772
Inaugurated: 1830
Architect: Ange-Jacques Gabriel
Did you know: Pictures on the pedestal describe the transportation to Paris and its installation at the square in 1836

Stop 5: Arc de Triomphe

 

Take a car or take a train, you will reach Arc de Triomphe in 10 minutes.

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly named Place de l’Étoile.

Quick Facts:

Construction started: August 15, 1806
Height: 162′
Opened: 1836
Architectural style: Neoclassical architecture
Phone: +33 1 55 37 73 77
Architects: Jean Chalgrin, Jean-Nicolas Huyot, Louis-Robert Goust, Guillaume-Abel Blouet, Jean-Arnaud Raymond
Did you know: At 164ft high and 148ft wide, L’Arc de Triomphe is the second largest arch in the world

Stop 6: Champs-Élysées

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is an avenue in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, 1.9 kilometres long and 70 metres wide, running between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is locate.It is known for its theatres, cafés, and luxury shops, for the annual Bastille Day military parade, and as the finish of the Tour de France cycle race. The name is French for the Elysian Fields, the paradise for dead heroes in Greek mythology. It is one of the most famous streets in the world.

Quick Facts:
Length: 1.91 km
Width: 70 m (230 ft)
Quarter: Champs-Élysées. Faubourg du Roule
Completed: 1670
Did you know: On Bastille Day, the largest military parade in Europe passes down the Champs Elysees.

Stop 7: Eiffel Tower

 

The last and the most awaited stop of the tour, The Eiffel Tower.

With its famous tapering cast iron tip, the Eiffel Tower is not just the symbol of Paris but of all of France. Erected by Gustave Eiffel to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution in 1889, the 1,050-foot (320-meter) tower once held the title of the world’s tallest structure.

Quick Facts:

Height: 984′, 1,063′ to tip
Construction started: January 28, 1887
Phone: +33 892 70 12 39
Architect: Stephen Sauvestre
Architecture firms: Eiffel & Cie, Barbier, Benard, et Turenne
Did you know: The base pillars of the Eiffel Tower are oriented with the four points of the compass.

 

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