You can easily spend days or even weeks exploring the City of Light. However, if you're on a layover visit where you have 24 hours or less, this is the perfect 1 day Paris itinerary to help plan your trip.

With so many things to do in France, a 1 day Paris itinerary can be very handy especially if you'll be transiting to another part of the country or doing a flight layover.

Depending on where you are coming from, you will probably arrive into either of Paris’ airports Roissy-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Paris Orly (ORY), or one of its major RER (regional train) stations.

Arriving Into The City

To start your day in Paris, catch Métro line 4 to Saint-Michel Notre Dame. From here it is a short walk to the legendary Notre Dame Cathedral.

9:00am – Notre Dame Cathedral

11:00am – Marais

The next stop is the historic neighbourhood of the Marais, an easy 20 minute walk from Notre Dame.

12:30pm – Lunch: Crepes in Montparnasse

For a typical French culinary experience, head to any crêperie in Montparnasse.

Although the Louvre is undoubtedly Paris’ most famous museum, the city has a number of other renowned art museums.

2:00pm – Musee D’Orsay

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