Two Days In Paris Itinerary – The Perfect 48 Hours

Two Days In Paris Itinerary – The Perfect 48 Hours

When heading to Paris with limited time you have to choose how to spend your time wisely. So here’s our easy to follow two days in Paris itinerary.

Two Days In Paris Itinerary – The Perfect 48 Hours

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Getting Around Paris
Day 1
Eiffel Tower Sunrise, Arc De Triomphe, Sacre-Coeur,
Sinking House Of Montmartre, Walk The Streets Of Montmartre
Day 2
Louvre, Cathedral Notre Dame, Moulin Rouge,
Picnic/Macaroons For Sunset
Where To Stay In Paris

Getting Around Paris

Getting around Paris couldn’t be easier.

We grabbed a metro day pass and jumped on the underground in-between tourist spots.

Price: €7.50 at the station.

Some of the gaps between destinations are walkable, depending on how much ground you wish to cover and how much time you have.

Day 1

Eiffel Tower Sunrise

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most iconic monuments in the whole world, and in our opinion the best time to see it is at sunrise.

There are so many photo opportunities and places to see the Eiffel Tower from that it could be a blog in itself, although we hit the Trocadero Steps at 6am on day 1 of our Paris trip and it’s a moment we’ll never forget.

We recommend catching the metro to Trocadero station which drop you just metres away from the viewing platform and you walk out to the most beautiful view!

If this doesn’t wake you up for an awesome two days in Paris itinerary then we don’t know what will.

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Eiffel Tower at sunrise was a memory we’ll never forget!

Arc De Triomphe

From the Eiffel Tower the natural next move is to head the second most famous monument in the capital.

Just 3 stops on the metro (or a 20 minute walk) you’ll arrive at Charles de Gaulle – Etoile, which is directly outside the Arc De Triomphe.

We won’t go too much into its history but the Arc De Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces.

And if you head there early enough there will be less traffic on the roundabout and hardly any tourists.

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Big lifts at the Arc De Triomphe

Sacre-Coeur

After our two iconic morning stops, we decided to focus day one of our two days in Paris itinerary to the northern area of Paris.

We would head up to Sacre-Coeur, hopping again on the Metro to Anvers, and walk up the steps to the famous Roman Catholic Church.

The view from the top is incredible, looking over the whole of Paris and the Sacre-Coeur itself is like no other religious building we’ve ever seen.

Take your time exploring the history of the Sacre-Couer before heading down for lunch.

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How could we not include Sacre-Coeurin our two days in Paris itinerary

Sinking House Of Montmartre

Don’t leave too quickly though or you’ll miss a real life illusion.

The sinking house of Montmartre has become a bit of a trend on Instagram in recent years and this spot located right next door to the Sacre-Coeur makes for a great photo.

Within certain dates you are allowed to sit on the grass to the right of the Sacre-Coeur as you face it and you’ll see immediately why they call it the sinking house of Montmartre.

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And here we have…the sinking house!

Walk The Streets Of Montmartre

One of the quirkiest and most tourist friendly places in Paris are the streets of Montmartre.

Filled with famous cafes such as Le Consulat or La Mansion Rose you can spend all afternoon cruising around. Admiring the Parisian feel.

We spent a couple of hours trawling the narrow streets and picking up snacks and souvenirs, before heading for dinner with friends and turning in for the night.

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Montmartre is an absolute Paris dream

Day 2

Louvre

With only a two days in Paris itinerary you have to make the most of it, so it was another semi-early rise to visit the Louvre Museum.

The Louvre, or the Louvre Museum, is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument/central landmark of the city.

Although we didn’t venture inside, it is home to the most famous painting in the world – the Mona Lisa.

Entrance is only €15 for adults. So if you are an art lover or have time to spare it would only be right to take a trip inside.

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The famous glass pyramids of the Louvre

Cathedral Notre Dame

Ok so being huge Disney fans, we couldn’t visit the city of love without adding Quasimodo’s home to our two days in Paris itinerary!

From the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral is just a 15 minute walk along the canal.

Apart from being featured in a movie though, this medieval Catholic cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture to date.

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We stopped for a Disney moment on our two days in Paris itinerary

Moulin Rouge

For our final evening on the two days in Paris itinerary we were torn. Torn between treating ourselves to a show at the famous Moulin Rouge, or heading down for a sunset in front of the Eiffel Tower.

We opted for the second, although depending on your tastes and circumstances a cabaret show and fancy dinner could end your trip to Paris perfectly!

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Posing it out at the Moulin Rouge

Picnic/Macaroons For Sunset

For us, we grabbed a picnic and headed to the southern side of the tower, known as Champ De Mars.

The huge grassy park area is packed out with locals and tourists come sunset. All laying out their blankets in hope of a pink sky and incredible end to their stay in the city of love.

We got lucky on our final night and spent it laughing away with friends. As the natural light disappeared it called a magical close on our two days in Paris itinerary.

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Big shoutout to Gautier and Alex for helping us with our two days in Paris itinerary

Where To Stay In Paris

Luxury – Brach Paris – Brach Paris is set within easy reach of the Eiffel Tower and Trocadero. This Parisian 5-star hotel features a fitness club with pools, sauna and massage rooms, as well as a barber shop. The rooftop area gives one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower at night, securing its place as one of the best accommodations in Paris.

Mid-budget – Generator Paris – We spent 2 nights at Generator Paris and it was absolutely perfect for our short stay. It’s a designer hotel located in the lively 10th district in Paris and conveniently perched directly outside Gare de l’Est Metro Station.

Budget – ibis budget Paris Porte De Montmartre – Located in the north of Paris, ibis Budget Paris Porte De Montmartre is just a 10-minute walk from Porte de Saint-Ouen Metro Station. Possibly the best budget accommodation you’ll find in the capital in terms of location.

For other places to stay in Paris you can check the latest prices here.

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