4 days in Paris – Discover “La Ville Lumière”

It was our first time together in Paris and we loved it. We spent 4 days in Paris and we discover all the most important sightseeing of this beautiful and romantic city. If you are planning a 4 days itinerary in Paris here you will find our detailed itinerary on what to see and do in Paris for 4 days.
In our guide of Paris itinerary 4 days, we will help you to stroll around the city and visiting the top sights of the city without missing anything.  

Paris is a lovely city even if there are plenty of tourists. If you are organizing a trip plan in advance to try to avoid pick seasons such as Christmas or Summer. By the way Christmas in Paris is charming and beautiful, you have to check it out.
We recommend visiting Paris in 4 days during Springtime, where the day is long and you can enjoy better the city.

4 days in Paris
4 days in Paris

Paris 4 days itinerary

  • Bateau Mouche
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Rodin Museum
  • Pont Alexandre III
  • Champs Elysees
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Musée de l’Orangerie
  • Palais Royal
  • Le Louvre
  • Pont des Arts
  • Pont Neuf
  • Musée d’Orsay
  • Latin Quarter
  • Pantheon
  • Luxembourg Gardens
  • Notre Dame
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Sacre Coeur 
  • Wall of Love 
  • Saint Chapelle

Are you ready to fall in love with this wonderful city?
With our ultimate itinerary of 4 days in Paris, you will be able to see the most important sights without missing anything.

Day 1 of 4 days in Paris

  • Bateau Mouche
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Rodin Museum
  • Alexandre III Bridge
  • Champs Elysees
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Place de la Concorde

Bateau Mouche

If it is your first time in Paris what we suggest is to get an idea about where you are and what to see. The Bateau Mouche is the ideal start of your 4 days itinerary in Paris. There is nothing better than starting the day from a cruise boat on the Seine. 

You will cross the most important “Ponts” (which means bridges) of Paris and you will be able to spot a few important sightseeing of the city. Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. The two most iconic symbols of the city.

The Tour Eiffel – What to see in Paris in 4 days

As the symbol of the city, you can’t miss visiting the Eiffel Tower in your 4 days in Paris itinerary. It’s a romantic idea as well if you are planning your Paris itinerary for 4 days with your partner.

After being a bit more confident with the city you can start exploring around. The first monument you need to visit is the Eiffel Tower. Today, the Tower Eiffel has become the symbol of the city. But, did you know how it was built? In 1889, the Tower was built for the World’s Fair (Exposition Universelle) where it supposed to be only there temporary but the success made this monument stay and becoming the most visited sight of the city. 

Getting on the top of the Eiffel Tower

If you are visiting Paris in 4 days, you can’t miss to go to the top of the Tower and admire the breathtaking view of the city. 

There are many tickets options which you can choose:

  • Second Floor by stairs
  • Second Floor by lift
  • Summit only by lift

It’s an incredible experience to do. It’s wonderful to do it at any time of the day. 
What we suggest is to do it during the day because you will see there is another viewpoint where you can access by night and have the view of the Eiffel Tower illuminated. 

To reach by stairs:
Adults: 10 euros
Young: 5 euros (Between 12 and 24 years old)
Child: 2 euros and 50 cents (Between 4 and 11 years old)

To reach by lift:
Adults: 16 euros
Young: 8 euros
Child: 4 euros 

Summit:
Adults: 25 euros
Young: 12 euros
Child: 6 euros

We recommend booking the ticket in advance as most of the time are sold out, especially if you want to go to the summit. 
To reach Eiffel Tower the closest metros are Trocadero and Champ de Mars.

Rodin Museum

This is one of the most beautiful museums in Paris dedicated to the works of the French Auguste Rodin. 
What so interesting about this museum? It contains Rodin’s most significant creations such as The Kiss, The Thinker and the Gates of Hell.
The museum is not far away from the city centre, you can easily reach it by walk or by the tube which the closes station is Varenne. 

The full price of the ticket is 12 euros and if you combine the Rodin Museum and D’Orsay Museum you will pay only 21 euros. 
If you got a Paris Pass you don’t need to worry about the queue.
You can get it here your pass for 4 days in Paris.

Talking about Gate of Hell, have you ever seen the Gates of Paradise instead? If not, check out the ultimate guide of one day in Florence and where to find the Gate of Paradise.

Alexandre III Bridge

One of the things to do in Paris in 4 days is walking through Alexandre III Bridge, one of the most beautiful in Pairs. It connects the Champs Elysees quarter with the Invalides one where you can reach the Eiffel Tower.

This Bridge was built for the Exposition Universelle in 1990 and today is considered the most grandiose and elegant bridge present in Paris. 
In your 4 days itinerary in Paris you will cross this bridge many times and you will see all the wonderful details while crossing it. 

Champs-Élysées

Considered one of the most important and expensive streets in Paris, you can’t miss strolling around Champs Elysees during your Paris in 4 days itinerary. 
This street will help you to reach the Arc de Triomphe, which is located at the very end of this avenue. It’s known for its cafes, expensive restaurants, shops and for the finish of the Tour de France cycle race. 
This gorgeous street runs from Place de la Concorde where is the Obelisk of Luxord and ends to Place Charles de Gaulle where you will find the Arc. 

Arc de Triomphe – 4 days in Paris

The monument is on the way of the Champs Elysees in the centre of Place de l’Etoile and it is one of the most beautiful places in Paris to visit in your 4 days in Paris itinerary.

The building is inspired by the Triomphe arch of the Roman Empire.
After admiring the iconic monument of France, go over the street and start to swipe your credit card in the Shop at Champs Elysees.
It is the second icon of Paris, Bonaparte ordered the construction of this Arch for showing the glory and greatness of his success and his army.

Place de la Concorde

The last things to do in Paris in 4 days should be Place de la Concorde. The perfect way to end your first day in Paris in one of the largest square located in the French Capital. 
In the middle of the square is located a huge obelisk which is why this square is famous for.

Day 2 – Best things to do in Paris in 4 days

  • Musée de l’Orangerie
  • Palais Royal
  • Le Louvre
  • Pont des Arts
  • Pont Neuf

Musée de l’Orangerie

If you love Monet, and you want to see his famous water lily series, you can’t miss visiting this museum during your 4 days itinerary in Paris.

Start the visit with the audio guide which will explain to you better about the painting. 

After being impressed about Monet’s painting, head downstairs where you will find the Impressionism collections with Renoir and Cézanne along with Matisse, Picasso and Rousseau work. 

Palais Royal

The Royal Palace is another important sightseeing in Paris which you need to visit during your 4 days in Paris. 
Do you want to know what is the best things to do in Paris in 4 days? Relax on the grass in the Palais Royal Gardens. 

You can rest and stroll around the garden or you can visit the Palace inside which the entrance is for free.
The Palace is huge but it’s worth to visit during your Paris 4 days itinerary.

Le Louvre – 4 days in Paris

Louvre is one of the most visited monuments in Paris.
The closest tube is Palais-Royal/Musee du Louvre of the line one and it is open every day except Tuesday.

Wednesday and Friday the museum opens the door for a night visit, from 6 pm to 9.45 pm.

For the under 26 the ticket is free and also every first Sunday of the month, like for the other museum in Paris, free admission.
The price of the ticket for all the rest of the days is 15 euro and is valid for all day.

The Louvre is famous for “The GIOCONDA”, of Leonardo Da Vinci. If you want to see the Gioconda be ready to wait a bit. There are always plenty of people around. In the meantime, you can check the paint behind you. “The Cana Marriage” of Veronese.

It is a painting wide over the whole wall, just from a few years the people start to evaluate this canvas before everyone was kidnapped from Leonardo’s masterpiece.

24 hours in this museum are not enough, but with a tour guide in your hand, you can admire all the most important masterpiece. 
The “Virgin on the Rocks”, “The Venus of Milo” or the most beautiful for me “Cupid and Psyche” of Canova.

Pont des Arts and Pont Neuf

I guess most of you saw some scene where people take a lock, close it and throw away the key.
This is one of the things to do in Pairs in 4 days, crossing Pont des Arts and see all the locks around the bridge.
It’s a tradition that if you are with your partner you need to do to lock your eternal love and throw the key into the river. 

It is one of the romantic things to do in Paris and you can do it as well if you are with someone special for you. 

Pont Neuf instead is considered the oldest bridge in Paris, Pont Neuf connects the Musée du Louvre on the right bank with the Rue Dauphine and Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Non-romantic as Pont des Arts but is a historical Bridge which you need to see during your time in Paris.

Day 3 – Paris most important sightseeing

  • D’Orsay Museum
  • Latin Quarter
  • Pantheon
  • Luxembourg Gardens

D’Orsay Museum – What to do in Paris in 4 days

Is one of the most important in Paris, is across the river, in the heart of Paris.
The Museum D’Orsay has a charm ancient and precious. After the Louvre is one of the most famous places in Paris.

This museum host a lot of artwork produced between 1848 and 1914, from different Artists and belongings to different art movement, in it the Impressionism.
The Museum get the Fame thanks to the impressionism, best movement during the “La belle epoque”.

Here in Paris, the centre of arts, a lot of artists from all over the World went to show their talent. Just not sculptors, painters, but also writers like Hemingway.

At the 5th floor of this magnificent building, you can admire the artwork of famous artist like Monet, Cezanne, Renoir o Degas.
If you are fans of Van Gogh, you can admire the starry night on Rodano.

Is really simple to come to the Musée, as you find written in French. The closest metro is Solférino o Assemblée Nationale, Musée d’Orsay (RER C).

The ticket price is 12 euro, but every first Sunday of the month you can enter for free.
If you like this museum, you need to give some time to visit the Louvre.
The Museum of the “Gioconda” Is on the opposite riverside of the Musée d’Orsay.

Latin Quarter

The Latin Quarter is home of the Sorbonne University, one of the most important universities in Paris. This quarter is also famous for its cafes and bookshop including the landmark Shakespeare & Company.

There are many things to do while strolling around this quarter, starting from visiting the free museum of Marie Curie, visiting the Pantheon and ending having a lovely cafe in one of the many popular shops around the area. 

Pantheon

The Pantheon, located in the Latin Quarter is an important sight in Paris which it was first built as a church for the patron Saint of Paris, St. Geneviene.

Today the Pantheon is a memorial containing the remains of notable French citizens. 
The entrance is free with Paris City Pass, and you can buy it here.

Luxembourg Gardens

Considered the second-largest park in Paris and the garden of the Senate, the Luxembourg Gardens are a must-do during your visit to Paris in 4 days.

One of the best things to do is strolling around the gardens and admire the beauty of nature. Is the perfect place where you can grab something to eat and lawn in the park. 

Day 4 – Paris in four days

  • Notre Dame
  • Sacre Coeur
  • Wall of Love 
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Saint Chapelle

Notre Dame – What to see 4 days in Paris

For a perfect Paris itinerary for 4 days, you can’t miss visiting the famous Cathedral.
The entry in the Cathedral is free, but if you want to go up to the Towers, the price is 8 euro, 5 for reduction.

You can remember the Cathedral by the Cartoon of Disney, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, from the novel of Victor Hugo.
The Building is open from 1st of April to 30th of September, from 10 am to 6.30 pm.

Night visits every Friday and Saturday of July and August, from 10 am to 11 pm. From the 1st of October to the 31st of March, the visit is allowed from 10 am to 5.30 pm.

The closest tube is Cité or Saint-Michel of line 4. You can use also the line 1 and 11 stop at Hôtel de Ville,  and line 10 Maubert-Mutualité or Cluny – La Sorbonne, line 7, 11 and 14 stop at Châtelet.
Notre Dame of Parigi is the most important gothic Cathedral in the World. Is one of the most ancient, and envied in the World.

Today is temporarily closed after the fire which took place in 2019, just partially open and raising money to rebuild the destroyed part.

Moulin Rouge

You can’t leave Paris without visiting the Moulin Rouge one of the most famous cabarets in Paris.
It is known for the birthplace of the modern form of can-can dance, high energy and physically dance that became popular in 1840 and today is continuing to be popular in the French cabarets. 

If you want to watch the show you can buy the ticket here and enjoy the entertainment with champagne as well. It’s something that you don’t do every day and you can put the Moulin Rouge on your Paris itinerary.

Sacre Coeur – 4 day Paris itinerary

The beautiful Roman Catholic church, located in the Montmartre area and dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Paris, is today one of the top Paris sightseeing.

It is considered one of the most attractive part of Paris with its narrow streets and sharp staircases. The entrance is free and we suggest visiting the Basilica in the early morning as it can get very busy.

Did you know that you can climb the top of the dome? Now that you know, go and check out the wonderful panoramic view.
A
s it was built on the hill of Montmartre, today is considered the highest point where you can see all the city. 
You can’t miss visiting this gorgeous church and at the same time be able to have a stunning view of Paris. 

Wall of Love 

As the city of love, you need to visit the Wall of Love in Paris, which is located in the Montmartre area close to Sacre Coeur.

It was designed by two artists Baron and Claire Kito and its represent the different ways to say I love you in various languages. It is one of the perfect places to photograph for your Instagram account.
If you want to discover all the instagrammable places you can find in Paris check our ultimate guide for a Perfect instagrammable Paris.

Saint Chapelle

Another monument to visit during your 4 days itinerary Paris is Saint Capelle. It is the perfect way to end your trip to Paris. As is not very big, you should be able to visit the Chapell in one hour. The inside is amazing and you can’t miss visiting this gothic gem in Paris.
If you got the Paris Pass the entrance is free, otherwise, the tickets will be 10 euros.

How to reach Saint Chapelle?
With line number 4 of the tube by getting off at Cité stop. By bus, there are many lines such as 38, 96, 27, 21 and 85.

4 days in Paris – Paris itinerary 

Or you love Paris, or you hate it. 

Paris is a romantic city, but if you have already been you can choose Vienna, which is one of the best cities we have been after Paris, of course. There are many things to do in Paris France and those 4 days Paris itinerary we tried to show you all the most important Paris sightseeing. 
You need to go to Paris for understanding how it is beautiful, and also this city can give you different ways to love it. 

Why don’t go for a short day trip out of Paris? Just 45 minutes away from the big French Capital there is Champagne. The name will say something to you already.
Champagne is a nice place where relax and take a short break, trying the typical product, the Champagne.
I will confess to you the truth. The first time I have been to Paris was just for a study holiday in a college. After that, after a few years, I decided to come back with a person I love and I have decided to spend it with him  (Toti).

We decided together to go for the most romantic holiday in a lovely place. We were over there in the Xmas time, where Paris give for us the best as it can, with all dressed up for Xmas time and full of sparkling lights.
This is just my opinion about Paris, I love it, but is clear to think a lot of people talk about Paris like an unsafe city, dirty and without nothing better than other European Capital.

But, do you know which is the secret of every trip abroad? Travel with someone who has your same passions, and also is hungry like you to see and explore the World.
ITA: Se vuoi avere un idea di cosa vedere a Parigi, ti consigliamo di seguire il blog “Lecosmopolite.it”

I mean I can give you a checkmate argument for each side.
You know, I sometimes think, how is anyone ever gonna come up with a book, or a painting, or a symphony, or a sculpture that can compete with a great city.
You can’t.
Because you look around and every street, every boulevard, is its own special art form and when you think that in the cold, violent, meaningless universe that Paris exists, these lights.
I mean come on, nothing is happening on Jupiter or Neptune, but from way out in space you can see these lights, the cafe, people drinking and singing.
For all we know, Paris is the hottest spot in the universe.

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