How to visit Paris in two days?

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article published on 17/04/2023

If you have decided to visit Paris in 2 days, you have no time to lose! We’ve prepared a guide of “classics” to see during your visit to the French capital. With the help of our Rewind mobile application, enjoy a unique experience to discover the City of Light. Between architectural wonders, historical monuments, famous museums and cultural places, no doubt that your visit to Paris for a weekend will not leave you indifferent.

Day 1 : discovering unmissable places of Paris

The Eiffel Tower

Whether you are visiting Paris for two days with your family, as a couple or with friends, it is unimaginable to miss the Eiffel Tower. The Iron Lady is 324 metres high and is one of the most visited monuments in the world. 

The best time to visit it is in the morning when there are not yet too many tourists to avoid the long lines. While climbing the stairs, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of all Paris

If you just want to immortalize Gustave Eiffel’s work from below, we advise you to go to the Place du Trocadero to take beautiful pictures. Right next to it are the gardens of the Champ de Mars which offer the most beautiful perspective on the French capital’s flagship monument.

Designed by a passionate guide and a professional actor, our audioguide “Eiffel Tower district available on Rewind will surprise you with the wildest anecdotes about the Iron Lady. You will learn the true origin of this construction which was a real architectural feat for its time.

Notre-Dame de Paris

After admiring the Eiffel Tower, it is time to head to Notre-Dame de Paris for this first day of visit in the Capital. Located at the end of the Ile de la Cité, this cathedral with its gothic architecture is the most visited monument in France. The construction of this masterpiece dates from the 13th century.

Victim of a terrible fire in the spring of 2019, Notre-Dame de Paris was for a while inaccessible to the public. The square of Notre-Dame is again accessible since May 2020. Outside, you can admire the precision work on the facade as well as the sumptuous sculptures, including the gargoyles that watch over the city. In our audio guide on the “Mysteries and Legends from the Louvre to Notre-Dame de Paris”, you will learn the story of a bloody barber who acted right next to the cathedral.


The ideal next step is to head for the Butte Montmartre, a neighbourhood with a bohemian spirit. It is a charming place to walk around and discover the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Montmartre is a major cultural place of Paris, where many artists like Van Gogh or Apollinaire lived. Among the most famous places of the district, you can also discover the Moulin Rouge, famous for its unforgettable cabarets.

The audio guide “Secret Montmartre” offers you the possibility to discover this district in an original way by learning, for example, the stories of legendary artists like Picasso and Dalida, by visiting Amélie Poulain’s café or by going to see old mythical cabarets. Soon, Montmartre will hold almost no secrets for you.

The Louvre Museum

To finish the first day of your 2-day visit to Paris, the Louvre Museum is a must-see. Whether you are fond of museums or not, you will appreciate this Parisian cultural place. Former palace of the kings of France, the Louvre has embraced the history of France for eight centuries. Officially created in 1793, the museum has some of the finest collections in the world. Its central work remains Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, which can be admired. From an architectural point of view, the Louvre offers unique perspectives on the Seine, the Cour Napoléon or the Pont-Neuf thanks to the hundreds of windows that make it up. 

For an original visit far from the tourist circuits, opt for our audio guide “Mysteries & Legends from the Louvre to Notre-Dame” de Paris created by a local and passionate guide. You will discover the terrifying stories that took place in such emblematic sites as the Louvre, the Pont-Neuf and the Conciergerie.

Day 2 : between strolling and shopping

Parisian cafés

What better way to start this second day than with a hearty breakfast on the terrace of one of the many cafés of the Capital. Parisian cafés are one of the most emblematic places in Paris, as they are practically present on every street corner. Sit down at a terrace to enjoy the Parisian atmosphere. Some cafés offer a breathtaking view of some of the most beautiful places in Paris. For example, the café Marly offers a view of the Louvre pyramid while the terrace of the café du Musée du Petit Palais overlooks the museum’s garden with its many exotic plants.

The Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe

Once you’ve had breakfast, head to the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, probably one of the most famous avenues in the world. Famous for its luxury boutiques, this street is the ideal place to go shopping during your 2 days in Paris. Take the time to walk along the Champs-Élysées to admire the windows of famous jewelers and fashion designers, it is worth the detour!

To the west of this shopping avenue stands the Arc de Triomphe, in the centre of the Place Charles-de-Gaulle, formerly called the Place de l’Étoile. This national monument with a strong historical connotation can be visited, although contemplating it from the outside is enough for those passing through.

A cruise on the Seine

Why not end your 2-day visit to Paris with a cruise on the Seine? This is a must-do activity when visiting Paris, even if your stay is only brief. While cruising on the Seine, you can admire most of the famous buildings of the French capital such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Pont-Neuf and Notre-Dame de Paris. You can also go on a cruise to admire the sunset or to spend the evening on the water with a delicious meal.

We offer you combos to enjoy a cruise on the Seine followed by an audio-guided walking tour of Paris thanks to our mobile application. You have the choice between a relaxing cruise on the Seine or a sunset cruise. You can also enjoy a cruise on the water accompanied by a walking tour of the Marais via your smartphone. This audio guide will teach you why Paris was originally established in Le Marais. If you want to opt for a more original visit of this district, you can choose the audio guide “Trendy Marais”: Jewish, LGBT & Fashion district which will make you discover the history of the Jewish district and the LGBT community of the Marais.

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