7 days in Paris ultimate guide

Salut! Here it is 7 days in Paris, ultimate guide. Readers who enjoy a noble modern day quest may wish to hunt down a freshly-baked croissant from one of best patisseries in the City of Light. Paris is the spiritual home of these buttery treats, be they almond, chocolate or plain buttery goodness. To help you find the best croissants in Paris during your seven day holiday, we have compiled some top recommendations below. 

For those looking for an ultra-luxurious experience, head to Fauchon on Place de la Madeleine and prepare to be amazed by their selection of finely crafted pastries and breads. Their signature cornet à l’ancienne is a must try – made with light, fluffy dough and filled with the best quality butter. If you’re in a hurry, head to Du Pain et des Idées on Rue Yves Toudic for their perfectly formed croissants. You will be among the luckiest of people indeed if you manage to catch these gastronomic masterpieces warm from the oven.  

Once you’ve enjoyed your sweet treats, Paris has plenty of other activities to explore during your seven day holiday.  

Art galleries

Housed in the Louvre Palace is arguably one of the best art galleries in the world – The Louvre museum. Here you can marvel at an impressive collection of sculptures and paintings, including Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and works by Michelangelo.  

Another of the best art galleries in Paris is the Musée d’Orsay, located on the Left Bank. Here you can discover works from renowned French painters such as Monet.  

Galleries await you during 7 days in Paris

Fashion and retail in Paris

Paris is known for its world-renowned fashion scene, boasting some of the best designer stores in Europe such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior. Popular shopping areas include Champs-Elysees. 

For those looking to indulge in some retail therapy, head to Champs-Elysees and succumb to the wealth of designer labels on offer. This world-famous avenue is paradise for fashionistas.  

C’est la, c’est magnifique! Chanel.

Visitors to Paris will enjoy the markets at Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, located in the North West of the city. Here you can explore an array of second hand clothes, artworks, antiques and furniture that have been collected from around the world.  

For a different sort of shopping experience, you might consider visiting the bustling markets of Marais where you can pick up unique vintage clothing, locally made jewellery and quirky homewares.  

Most beautiful locations

Paris is home to some of the best and most beautiful locations in France.  

The iconic Eiffel Tower stands tall over the city skyline, offering incredible panoramic views of the surrounding area. Climb the tower, or take a lift to the top floor for stunning views of Paris.  

Another must-visit destination is the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, located on the Île de la Cité. This house of prayer and magnificent example of Gothic architecture is currently undergoing some much needed restoration work.

For a more relaxed pace of life, take a stroll around Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Here you will find colourful flowerbeds, woodlands and a lake – perfect for picnics and gentle walks.  

The gardens of Paris

Paris is best experienced outdoors, so make sure to take some time out from city life to appreciate the natural beauty of Paris during your visit. Climb up Montmartre hill for stunning views across the city or take a romantic stroll along Canal St Martin – both places will certainly leave you in awe of Paris’ majestic charm.  

Another of the most beautiful places to visit in Paris is the Jardin des Tuileries. Here you can wander along the tree-lined paths, admire the ornamental lakes and take in views of the famous Louvre Pyramid.  

Many visitors to Paris recommend spending at least a day in the city’s iconic parks, such as Luxembourg Gardens and Jardin du Palais Royal.  

For those looking for even more to do during their seven-day holiday in Paris, why not explore hidden gems like Buttes Chaumont Park? The park has an interesting history. There are unconfirmed reports it was initially a gypsum quarry, but has since been turned into a public park with meandering paths and lush gardens for visitors to explore.  

Paris is best explored one street at a time. Each neighbourhood has its own unique charm. How many would you like to visit? Read on for more – 7 days in Paris ultimate guide.

7 Days in Paris ultimate guide – best bistros

No trip to Paris is complete without sampling the best of its cuisine. Some top restaurants in the city include Le Cinq, located at Four Seasons Hotel George V and boasting three Michelin stars; Akrame, specialising in modern French cooking; Le Chateaubriand, known for its unique tasting menus; and La Bourse et la Vie, offering a relaxed but exquisite dining experience.  

Anyone who has ever visited Paris will have their recommendations for the best bistros and we humbly recommend two places for your consideration.  

L’Oiseau Blanc offers sublime contemporary French European cuisine with sensational views to La Tour Eiffel. Under Chef David Bizet, the restaurant was awarded two Michelin Stars in 2022 and is found at The Peninsula, a luxury hotel found near The Arc de Triomphe. Lunch noon – 2pm. Dinner 7pm – 10pm. Dress code: Chic and elegant. Enquiries: +331 58 12 28 88 oiseaublancppr@peninsula.com

La Terrasse trades from April to September when visitors can dine amidst glorious surrounds in the open air with views to the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe.

There are rules about tipping in some nations’ restaurants. Service is included in the price in Paris. That being said, there is a school of thought that a 5 per cent tip might be a nice gesture if the service is above and beyond. This is 7 days in Paris, ultimate guide…read on for more adventure!

Paris from the water

Paris is known as The City of Light for a few reasons, in part because of its glittering skyline and beautiful architecture. The best way to experience this is by taking a boat cruise down the River Seine, which provides stunning views of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and other iconic landmarks. For our money the best luxury boat cruise on the River Seine is the Bateaux Parisiens, which offers lunch and dinner cruises on some amazing watercraft.

Best day trips from Paris

Paris is also a great starting point for day trips to other parts of France. Some options include the Palace of Versailles, a definite must-see; Giverny, the home of French painter Claude Monet and best known for its beautiful gardens; and Reims which is the unofficial capital of the Champagne region.

Best bars in Paris

Why not consider brightening your seven days in Paris with a visit to one of the best bars in the city. The Experimental Cocktail Club is one place to be seen, boasting an extensive selection of cocktails and wines from around the world.  

Best hotel in Paris with Eiffel Tower view

There is a lot to recommend booking a hotel with an unbeatable view of the Eiffel Tower. La Reserve Hotel and Spa, the Shangri-La Paris, and the Peninsula Paris are some of the best hotels in Paris offering breathtaking views of the city.  

Town car services in Paris

Whether you are visiting Paris for business or pleasure, you want to make sure that you have reliable transportation to take you around the city. Some of the best options for transportation in Paris are the town car services. In this article, we will explore two town car services in Paris.

  1. Blacklane: Blacklane is a luxurious town car service that is available in Paris. They offer a range of services including airport transfers, point-to-point transfers, and hourly hire. Their fleet consists of luxury sedans, SUVs, and vans. All of their chauffeurs are professional, courteous, and multilingual. They also offer 24/7 customer support. As well, Blacklane offers intercity services. Why not skip the rail trip and book Blacklane from Paris to Reims, the unofficial capital of France’s Champagne region?
  2. LeCab: LeCab is a popular town car service in Paris. They offer a range of services including airport transfers, point-to-point transfers, and hourly hire. They have a large fleet of cars including luxury sedans, SUVs, and vans. All of their drivers are professional and multilingual. They also offer a mobile app that allows you to book a ride and track your driver in real-time.

7 days in Paris ultimate guide – Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, drawing millions of visitors each year. Located just outside of Paris, it offers visitors a magical experience full of excitement, adventure, and nostalgia. In this article, we will explore what you need to know about visiting Disneyland Paris.

Getting There Disneyland Paris is located approximately 32 km (20 miles) east of Paris. You can easily get there by taking the RER train from central Paris. On a good day this trip takes about 13 minutes or less. The train station is located right at the entrance of Disneyland Paris. Alternatively, you can take a town car or a shuttle bus from Paris.

There are several ticket options available, depending on how many days you want to spend at the park and what kind of access you want. You can purchase tickets online in advance or at the park’s entrance.

Disneyland Paris has two parks, Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, with a total of more than 50 attractions. Disneyland Park is the larger of the two parks and is divided into five themed lands: Main Street USA, Fantasyland, Adventureland, Frontierland, and Discoveryland. Walt Disney Studios Park is focused on the world of movies and television, with attractions such as the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the Ratatouille ride.

Disneyland Paris offers a variety of shows and parades throughout the day. These include the Disney Illuminations nighttime spectacular, which features projections on Sleeping Beauty Castle and fireworks. There is also the daily parade, which showcases favorite Disney characters and floats.

Disneyland Paris offers a wide range of dining options, from quick-service restaurants to sit-down restaurants. There are also many snack kiosks located throughout the parks. You can find a variety of cuisines, including French, American, Italian, and Asian.

There are hotels located on the property, ranging from budget-friendly to luxury. Staying at a Disney hotel gives you easy access to the parks and allows you to take advantage of early admission hours and other benefits. There are also many off-site hotels located near Disneyland Paris.

Tips for Visiting

  • Buy tickets in advance to avoid long lines at the entrance.
  • Arrive early to beat the crowds and make the most of your day.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking.
  • Bring sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses as the sun can be strong in the summer months.
  • Check the park schedule for shows and parades so you don’t miss any of the action.

Visiting Disneyland Paris is a magical experience that is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. With its variety of attractions, shows, and dining options, there is something for everyone at the parks. Be sure to plan ahead, arrive early, and take advantage of all that Disneyland Paris has to offer. Read on for more of 7 days in Paris – ultimate guide.

Paris airports

If travelling by plane you will arrive and leave from Charles de Gaulle or Orly Airport. Both airports offer direct flights to many international destinations, making them easily accessible from most countries.  

International visitors to Paris need to ensure they have a valid passport and the necessary visa requirements.  

One way to travel from the airports to the city is by taking the RER B train or an airport transfer service, such as Paris Shuttle. We prefer booking the town car belonging to our hotel. Paris also has town cars for rent and they are a great way to get around the city quickly and comfortably.  

Clearing customs and immigration

Clearing customs at Paris is an easy process and the nation’s immigration regulations are quite straightforward. All visitors need to present valid travel documents, such as a passport and visa if required. Like many countries, certain items are not allowed to be brought into France from overseas including certain foods.   

Travellers are asked to please refrain from bringing foods of animal origin into EU countries including meat and meat-based products, as well as dairy. If you are wondering why this is required in some countries in part it has to do with protecting animals from pest and disease risks.

The best time to visit Paris

Paris is a great city to visit all year round, however it can be best experienced during the summer months of June to August when the weather is at its best and most public events are on offer. During this time many of the best restaurants will be fully booked so it’s best to book ahead if visiting at this time of year. If visiting Paris in the summertime , make sure to pack light clothing and comfortable shoes for exploring the city.  

Paris is best explored with an open mind and spirit, ready to explore its many delights each day. So there you have it – a comprehensive guide to best croissants and seven days of exploration in Paris! So don’t forget to bring along a healthy appetite and an inquisitive mind as you explore this captivating city. Bon voyage!    

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