Two low-cost days in Paris for art lovers

Two low-cost days in Paris for art lovers 17

Reader Trinh Hang (over 40 years old, Hanoi) shares her experience visiting museums, art galleries, churches, and castles in Paris (France), after a trip with her daughter in 2023.

Paris is the city that attracts the most tourists in the world, and is also home to priceless masterpieces of architecture, sculpture, and painting of humanity.

To roam for two days in the most famous destinations in Paris, you can buy a 48-hour Paris Museum Pass (price 55 euros) that allows entry to 55 attractions, including all museums, castles,

If you have two days in Paris, art enthusiasts can refer to the following suggestions.

Day 1: Central Paris

To travel in central Paris, you should buy a Paris Visite Travel Pass, Zones 1 to 3 (Paris only), which allows you to travel from zones 1 to 3 of Paris using all the city’s public transport, with

Louvre – the most famous museum in the world

The Louvre has nothing but masterpieces.

The Louvre is located right in the center of Paris, so it can be reached by metro or bus.

Therefore, if you plan to visit the Louvre, as soon as you get a visa and arrive in France, the first thing to do is book a seat at the Louvre.

Musée d’Orsay

In case you cannot buy tickets to the Louvre, another place that can satisfy your love of art is the Musée d’Orsay.

The Musée d’Orsay building is also an architectural masterpiece located right on the banks of the Seine River, where you can take beautiful photos with views of ancient Paris.

Opera de Paris

Tourists who love music, especially musicals, and come to Paris must visit the Opera de Paris (Palais Garnier), one of the prides of the city.

The theater was built in the Napoleon III style, the facade and interior are elaborate and magnificent, every space is decorated.

Sainte-Chapelle, Conciergerie and Notre-Dame

Sainte-Chapelle is a symbolic building of Paris, next to Notre Dame Cathedral.

If you like religious and artistic works, you cannot miss Notre-Dame (Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris) and Sainte-Chapelle, two of the symbols of Paris.

Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie are adjacent on the same street, and Notre-Dame is only about 600 meters away.

Center Pompidou

The Georges-Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture is Paris’s preeminent museum, displaying collections of modern and contemporary art.

Not only is the National Museum of Modern Art, Center Pompidou is also a large library and the venue for many cultural events in Paris.

Day 2: Outside the center of Paris

To go to places far from the center of Paris, buy a Paris Visite Travel Pass, type Zones 1 to 5 (Greater Paris area), which allows you to travel from zones 1 to 5 of Paris by all public transport, for 28

Palace of Versailles

Château de Versailles is one of the world’s famous palaces, symbolizing the power and prosperity during the hundreds of years of reign of many French kings.

Versailles is about 15 km from central Paris and 45 minutes by train, tour time is about 3-4 hours.

Fontainebleau Castle

Two low-cost days in Paris for art lovers

Fontainebleau Castle.

Also a famous castle of many French kings, Château de Fontainebleau also preserves many artifacts, especially those of Napoleon and his relatives.

Unlike other castles in Paris, Fontainebleau is located in a beautiful, peaceful village, without the crowded feeling like in the heart of the bustling capital.

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