It’s no secret, Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You could spend a lifetime there and keep on discovering its charms. So, when the kids are pestering you to spend as much time as possible at Disneyland® Paris (and that’s totally understandable), you might only have one day to devote to the City of Lights.
For those of you looking to make the most of your time in Paris, and pack their day with unforgettable trips, this next part is for you!
Our starting point: the Vienna House Dream Castle Paris or Vienna House Magic Circus Paris hotels, of course!
The Vienna House shuttle will take you to Marne-la-Vallée Chessy train station. Take RER Line A as far as Charles de Gaulle Étoile.
Handy tip: opt for a Mobilis travel pass (zones 1-5) for unlimited 1-day travel on the Metro and RER.
> The Arc de Triomphe is right in front of you! From the bottom or the top, it’s well worth the visit.
Take Metro Line 6 as far as Bir-Hakeim.
A visit to the Eiffel Tower is an absolute must!
Handy tip: book your visit time in advance online and avoid hours of queuing…
> At Hôtel des Invalides, you will be astonished at the sheer size of Napoléon’s tomb.
> Crossing the magnificent Pont Alexandre-III, you’ll be blown away by the architecture of the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais and can take a stroll down the Champs-Élysées.
Take Metro Line 1 to Palais Royal Musée du Louvre.
> At the Louvre, which is the world’s most visited museum, take a tour especially designed for visitors with limited time to see the essentials.
> The Pont des Arts, or “Lovers’ Bridge”, offers a perfect view of the Ile de la Cité.
> Cross Paris’ oldest bridge (the Pont-Neuf) over to the Ile de la Cité, where you will discover the Place Dauphine, the Palais de Justice, the Conciergerie, Sainte-Chapelle and the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral. Climbing Notre-Dame’s towers will be an unforgettable experience.
> Continue towards the Saint-Jacques Tower and the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville as far as the Carnavalet Museum which will give you the full low-down on the city’s history… free of charge! At Place des Vosges, you can visit the Maison de Victor Hugo before you reach Place de la Bastille.
Take Metro line 8 as far as Opéra.
> This district with its famed grand architectural style has the magnificent Palais Garnier as its centrepiece.
> A stone’s throw away, the Galeries Lafayette is the ideal place for a spot of shopping. An insider tip: you can go right to the top completely free of charge and enjoy magical views over the rooftops of Paris.
Take Metro Line 3 to Villiers then Metro Line 2 to Anvers.
> The Montmartre funicular will take you up to the foot of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica (those who are feeling brave can climb the steps). From up there, you can take in the panoramic view across the entire city.
> Then make your way to Place du Tertre to soak in the atmosphere of Montmartre’s terraces.
> Make your way back down on foot to Place Pigalle, home of the famous Moulin Rouge.
Take Metro Line 2 to Nation then RER Line A to Marne-la-Vallée Chessy, where you can climb back into the Vienna House shuttle that will take you back to the hotel.