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The Westin is conveniently located (map) close to all the major museums - and in between the major sights (Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triumph) and the gay area, Le Marais. When you arrive, check out Notre Dame Cathedral (just south of the gay center) and wander north for a drink. Nearby the Center Pompidou (map) modern art museum has a restaurant on the roof with great views of the city (find elevators in the center of the square & tell them you're going to the restaurant). Or go east of your hotel and wander up Champs-Élysées and see the Arc de Triumphe. If it's raining, check out Musée d'Orsay during its quieter late Thursday hours. See more below for ways to fill your other 2 full days!


Allow 4 hours:  Louvre (map)/Musée d'Orsay (map)/Bourbon Palace (map) - 5-10 minutes walking

  • Before you visit, do a virtual tour of the Louvre - don't just rush to see the Mona Lisa
  • Your Concierge can deliver tickets to the Louvre & Musee d'Orsay with 1 hour advance notice
  • Visit Friday (9am - 9:45pm) or Saturday (9am-6pm)
  • If you'd rather not hassle with the lines/crowds at the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay (open until 9:15pm Jul 3 when it is least busy & is directly across from your hotel), otherwise (9:30am-6pm Fri & Sat) has the best early modern and Impressionist Art (Monet, Cézanne, Degas, Van Gogh)
  • Nearby is also the Bourbon Palace walk along the Seine and view the incredible exterior (you need months advance notice to tour inside)

Allow 2-3 hours:  Champs-Élysées (map)/Arc de Triumphe (map(Begins 5 minutes walk away, Arc is a 40 minute walk)

Allow 1-2 hours (combine w/nearby La Marais bars in late afternoon?):  Notre Dame Cathedral (map)/Luxembourg Palace (map) - 10 min cab, 15 min train, 30 minute walk along the Seine

Allow 2-4 hours:  Eiffel Tower (map)/Trocadéro (map) - 10 mins by cab, 40 mins walking, Metro: Trocadéro (for the view)

  • First visit the Trocadéro - either metro to this station or cab and take in the Eiffel view from here
  • Arrive at the Eiffel between 9am and 11pm (to ascend to the top) (9am-12am for the stairs to the first level)
  • Visit during the daylight hours and at night too, if possible; at 10pm, 11pm, 12am & 1am the lights "sparkle" for 5 minutes
  • Walk the stairs to the first level to avoid lines: take in the view at your own pace and decide about ascending further on the second level (you can purchase tickets at a machine)
  • More Eiffel fun facts here (it's the 125th Anniversary this year) - and the main Eiffel Website
  • Other best, latest visit info here or check out this itinerary if you're sure you want to see it all

Allow 1-2 hours:  Roland Garros (map) - 20 min cab

  • The Museum is open 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday
  • You need a guided tour to see the main stadium - a quick stop will only allow access to annex courts
  • Find more info here

Allow 4-6 hours:  Palace of Versailles (map) - 1 hour, train or cab

  • Could take a whole day to visit, but see the sections here
  • Go early or late to avoid lines
  • Your Concierge can deliver advance tickets 1 hour before

Nearby Food

Sweets (cause it is France!) 


Daily Rotation (for Thursday & Friday):  

Saturday night (July 5):

  • Scream (map) - 15 min cab - Club for everyone - the best Saturday night party from 1am onwards

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