Five Days in Paris - Off the Beaten Path

Group 6 Paris, France
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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About the location

I recently visited Paris for 5 days with my boyfriend and another couple - we had been before so this Guide is perfect for a second visit, it’s the slightly less touristy option. Yet, it is still great for a first-timer because you can still hit the must-dos!

We purposely stayed on the opposite side of the city from the Eiffel Tower so that we could experience Paris like a local! We loved it! We stayed in Le Marais and I would highly recommend it. We walked everywhere and used the river cruise to cover more ground. Le Marais is the old Jewish quarter - an architectural gem of a neighborhood. It is loaded with galleries and live jazz. Note - Le Marais is like New York’s version of Brooklyn!

Guide Highlights

Off the Beaten Path

This guide will show you parts of Paris other than the major tourist attractions.

Jazz, Art, and Food!

If you like flea markets, live music, and great food, this guide is for you!

Guide Summary

In this guide, I share our four day itinerary, as well as provide lots of tips so that you can make this trip your own. I list great museums, parks, wine bars, jazz clubs, and lots of restaurants (categorized by breakfast/cafe, lunch, classic spots for dinner, and trendy spots for dinner). This guide focuses on Le Marais, but will help you navigate the whole city too!

Your five magical days in Paris planning is done!

Featured in this guide

Local food
Photo spots
Group 31 Museums
Foodie favorites
Group 39 Art
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 38 Bike-friendly
Group 32 Historical
Group 36 Shopping
Group 33 Walkable
Group 13 Public transportation

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Active / Adventure
Weekend Getaway


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  • Guide Architect

    Mattie Hanley

    Mattie Hanley

    I work for ARCHITECT magazine by day and teach yoga by night. I love all things travel, urbex, architecture, design, history, food.

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