You have one day in Paris - here's your itinerary
Be at 9am a the entrance of the Louvre Museum (unless it’s a tuesday. Louvre’s closed! in that case do Orsay Museum).
Get your brochure and do the highlights: Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Hammurabi Code, and at least walk through the egyptian section.
If doing Orsay instead of Louvre, Van Gogh, Matisse, Rodin’s thinker and Whistler’s Mom are the most important ones.
After your swift walk inside the magnificent Museum, go to the Tuileries Garden and walk it around. It’s splendid on any time of the year.
Walk west to get out of the garden and you’ll stumble upon the Concorde Square and the Obelisk Napoleon took from the egyptians. This is where Marie Antoinette got beheaded. Nice!
Keep walking west, you’ll be walking the most beautiful avenue in the world now: the Champs Elysées.
If you get hungry along the way, grab something light and parisian to stay alive, like a Pain au Chocolat or a Croissant in one of many Brioche Dorées shops you’ll find on the Avenue.
Go all the way to the end, til' the Arc de Triomphe. Take all the pictures you need and then take the metro (or even better, bike!) to go to Place Monge station, Line 7.
Once out of the metro, go towards rue mouffetard, and your lunch awaits you at number 62 : Ptit Grec. Have a Crêpe with anything you want, they’re all awesome. My favorite has ham, eggs, chees, mushrooms and sausage. If you still have space left, take a banana and nutella one for dessert.
Walk up the rue Mouffetard now! You’ll hit the Pantheon. You defintiely should go in, but as you have only one day, no time. Walk down rue Soufflot from the Patheon to the Jardins de Luxembourg, and after a quick tour go down Boulevard Saint Michel. You’ll see the Saint Michel Square, and once you get to the Seine river on your right you will have Notre Dame’s Cathedral. Go inside, it’s free!
You’re taking the metro (or bike) again, this time going to Abesses sation, Line 12.
Walk around a little bit, this quartier is beautiful and full of surprises!
Find your way up to the Sacre Coeur Basilica and the Place du Tertre Square. If the weather’s ok, buy a bottle of wine, some cheese and a baguette. Put it in your back pack.
Find a metro station (or a bike one!), and go to Trocadéro. If you’re a couple, this is where you take the pictures/kiss/propose marriage with the Eiffel tower on the back ;)
Walk down the stairs and, if the weather is still nice, sit down at the Champ de Mars garden below the Eiffel tower. Enjoy your wine, cheese and bread :).
If the weather is not as graceful, start queuing to go up the Eiffel Tower. Wait is much shorter is you decide to use the stairs and ot the elevator :).
If there’s still some energy left on your legs, walk. Parisians love to flâner, or to walk around, as this city is as beautiful as it gets.
If you want to go out for a drink or dance, the rue Oberkampf, out of the Parmentier Metro station is the best choice, with lots of options around.