Between the closures, the crowds, and the consecutive day pass, there’s a lot to juggle in Paris. Before our first trip to Paris, we had our entire itinerary planned out by neighborhood. But we were halfway through our Day 1 itinerary before realizing that most of the sights we had planned were closed on Monday, so we went over to the Louvre, but it was extra crowded because of the other closures. Another issue we encountered was with the museum pass... while it was a great time and money saver, it didn’t work everywhere and it had to be used on consecutive days.
To help you avoid these unexpected situations, here’s our ideal four-day itinerary (adjust the sequence based on which days of the week you’ll be in Paris using the handy table below).
Ile de la Cite :
Art & Culture:
Keep in mind, there are many closures on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, so ideally schedule your sightseeing for Wednesday through Saturday. Here’s a chart of what’s open each day (L) = open late on specific days; (E) = open early every day.
Calendar showing when sites are open (L) = open late on specific days; (E) = open early every day).
If you’re forgoing the the museum pass altogether, here are some scheduling and money-saving considerations:
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Posted by the team at Planit Travel