1. Admire the Eiffel Tower from the Champs de Mars and Trocadéro, especially at night when it is lit. The twinkling lights go on for 5 minutes every hour from sunset to 1am.
2. Enjoy the calm and serenity of Notre Dame Cathedral early in the morning, during the mass. You will have the cathedral pretty much for yourself!
3. Experience the Sacré Cœur Basilica at 10pm, when all is quiet and peaceful. During daytime, don’t forget to climb up the dome of this symbol of Montmartre, perched on top of the hill, for the view.
4. The Louvre Museum: Free every first Sunday of the month between October and March. The lesser crowded “Porte des Lions” entrance will enable you a quicker access to the Mona Lisa, the Venus the Milo and the Winged Victory.
5. Rub shoulders with worldclass art at Musée d’Orsay (Impressionists) and the Centre Georges Pompidou (Modern Art) every first Sunday of the month, all year round, for free. Head there at the end of the day for a more intimate visit.
6. Discover the beauty and grandeur of the Palace of Versailles and its gardens. Entry to the palace is free on the 1st Sunday of the month between November and March. From November to March, the gardens are free every day. From April to October, the gardens are free on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (unless it’s a public holiday).
7. Saint Germain des Prés Church and a stroll in the Saint Germain area: discover one of the oldest churches in Paris (over 1000 years old), then feel the artistic vibe of the area by taking a walk through the lively street of rue de Buci, Place Furstenberg and rue Saint André des Arts.
8. A walk in the charming streets of Montmartre: Highlights include Place du Tertre (the “artists square), Sacré Coeur Basilica, and the small street of this “village within the city.”
9. The Arènes de Lutèce and a stroll in the Latin Quarter: check out the ruins of the 2000 year old gladiator arena, then take a walk in the lively places of interest: Rue Mouffetard, la Place du Panthéon and Rue Saint Séverin.
10. Place des Vosges and a stroll in Le Marais district: The beautiful square is the first one in Paris and Le Marais will delight you with its large mansions, the City Hall and the Jewish Quarter of rue des Rosiers.
11. The perspective on the Louvre, the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe from the Jardins des Tuileries, the historical park located on the Historical Axis.