If you are planning a trip to Paris and want to discover the city by foot, you’re going to like the Paris Walking Tour Map I created! This map is a available as a high resolution pdf which you can download for free (links below).
Paris Walking Tour Map – The Itinerary
Walking in Paris is the best way to discover the city and it allows you to take the time to admire the wonders it has to offer.
Let’s say that you walk up early and wanted to go to the Eiffel Tower first. Close up pictures done, you will then want to cross the river and go to the Trocadéro to admire the view from the Palais de Chaillot and the Esplanade, the best place to see the Eiffel Tower in all its glory. Next, make your way to the Arc de Triomphe. You can jump in a bus, to save a bit of time or walk up the Avenue Kléber.
From the Arc de Triomphe, walk down the Champs Elysée of course! If you’re not into shopping at this time, you can again jump in a bus. Toward the end, do not miss the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais on your right. If you want to see where the French President lives, you’ll have to do a little detour on your left. Otherwise, continue straight to reach the Place de la Concorde, its gorgeous surrounding palaces, its fountains and the Obelisk. After all, being 3000 years old, the Obelisk is most certainly the oldest monument in Paris!
From the Place de la Concorde, you can do a little detour on your left. Take the rue Royale which will take you to the Place de la Madeleine. It might be time to buy something sweet at Hédiard or Fauchon?!
Go back to the Place de la Concorde and walk through the Jardin des Tuileries to reach the Louvre. Just before reaching the Louvre, you should do a little detour, to your left, to see the Palais Royal. Go back to the Louvre, cross it and head over to the newly renovated Chatelet. Walk toward the Centre Pompidou and then back toward the Seine, to see the Mairie de Paris.
Next, enter the Marais. The best place to have lunch on the go, or in a charming little restaurant for a well deserve break. Continue toward the place des Vosges and then turn around to go back toward Notre Dame or walk up to the Bastille.
You will then need to cross the Seine. Either by taking the Boulevard Henry IV from Bastille (another possible little bus ride), either by crossing a bit closer to Notre Dame. Seing Notre Dame first from the ‘back’ is a treat, don’t miss it. The Ile de la Cité is a wonder to walk around as it displays some of the oldest buildings of Paris. Do not miss the Sainte Chapelle!
Take rue Saint Jacques toward the South bank, pass the Sorbonne University on your way to the Panthéon and then go to the Jardin du Luxembourg. You can have another little break there or wait to reach the Boulevard Saint Germain famous cafés!
From the Boulevard Saint Germain, go on the Seine bank and follow the Seine toward the West. You will be able to admire the Louvre on the other side, pass by the Musée d’Orsay and the Palais Bourbon (the seat of the French Assembly), before reaching the Invalides.
Continue along the river, pass the Musée du Quai Branly and see the Eiffel Tower reappear!
Congratulation. You walked over 20km in Paris but I’m pretty sure it was worth it!!
Here is the map to guide you:
You can click on the image above or the link below. A new window will open it with the high resolution pdf which you can download and print.
Tomorrow is another day… and tomorrow you can stroll through Montmartre, visit the Sacré Coeur and the Butte Chaumont. Tomorrow you can even do a bit of shopping at the Grand Magasins, see the Opéra Garnier and maybe head over to the Père Lachaise… but that is for tomorrow…
With some of the drawings prepared, I created some postcard that you can download for free. You can send them or of course keep them as a souvenir. You need to go to my “Secret Page” to access those in high resolution and choose the ones you want to download.
Here is what the postcards look like:
And as usual, I’ll be giving away some of the best original drawings. Subscribe to RTatW newsletter or follow RTatW on Facebook to be be first one to know and not miss out!
Available on Society6
Since my drawings are getting bigger & bigger and more & more detailed, I decided to make them available on Society6. If you don’t know Society6, let me introduce you: It is a platform for creative souls to display their art as high quality art prints or all sorts of other products like phone cases, mugs, tote bags, pillows…
This is what one of the art print looks like but on Society6, you can get it already framed in the type of frame of your choice. You can also get it on canvas or metal print.
Here is a selection of what is available so far: Art prints in various format, notebook and cards.
If you would like something special to be added, you can send me your request by email at Miss Coco Travel @ Gmail . com and I will add if I can.
Hope you like those!