This summer I’m going to Paris with my husband. It will be my second time and his first in Paris. We don’t like art. We aren’t fans of art. I’m in to castles and history and he’s in to music and archaeological finds. We both love churches and hiking.

Here is our Paris itinerary

Day 1: Disneyland Paris

Day 2 and 3: Paris

All of the following are covered under the Paris Museum Pass or are free.

  • Notre-Dame Tower: 10 euro; 10-18:30, Fri-Sat until 22:30
    • I love exploring churches and the view from the tower.
  • Archaeological Crypt: 7 euro, 10-18
    • I didn’t love this, but I know my husband will.
  • Deportation Memorial: Free, 10-19
    • I love history, this is a memorial for the French victims from Nazi concentration  camps.
  • Saint-Chapelle: 8,50 euro, 9:30-18
    • I love this church, the Bible in stained glass is a beautiful sight.

4 Days in Paris for Non-Art Lovers


  • Concierge: 8,50 euro, 9:30-18
    • History! Marie Antoinette’s prison.
  • Army Museum and Napolean’s Tomb: 11 euro, 10-19
    • History and war artifacts. As well as Napoleon’s tomb. My husband spent hours here!
  • Holocaust Memorial: free, closed Friday and Saturday; 10-18
    • History.
  • Sacre-Coure: free, 6-22
    • A beautiful basilica.

4 Days in Paris for Non-Art Lovers

  • Arc de Triomphe: 9,50 euro, 10-23
    • A beautiful view and a mini indoor hike.
  • Eiffel Tower: Free
    • I don’t want to see Paris without the Eiffel, so I don’t have much interest in climbing up to the top.


Day 4: Versailles



Anything you would add or take away? I would love to know your opinion!





46 thoughts on “4 Days in Paris for NON-Art Lovers

  1. Great piece! I guess lots of the things people recommend for Paris is art so interesting alternatives!

  2. There really is so much to do in Paris, so everyone can find something they like. On my next trip I want to go to the catacombs.

  3. I would include the Louvre – it’s not all about art there. If you are into history and your husband is into archeology, you will probably like the antiquities departments – Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Roman or from the Near East.

    1. I’ll look into that more! When I went to the Louvre last year we focused on the paintings and statues. I don’t think we looked at the archeology area. Thank you!!

    1. That’s so great! If you go to Disneyland Paris, I’ve read booking in advance is a must if you want cheaper tickets.

  4. I’ve never been to Paris so I don’t really have any suggestions to add. It looks like you’ll be getting a LOT of activities in in just a few short days! I didn’t know some of these things (like the sewer tour) existed – can’t wait to read about them later!

  5. Although I do love art I’m also a big fan of history and architecture, so this post gives me plenty of options for places to visit next time I’m in Paris 🙂

  6. I love visiting churches and cathedrals and it seems you like it too. There is so much to see in Paris. I hope to go back one day. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I’ve not been to Paris for years – but I would love to return and go to Notre Dame, for sure. This has a good insight into the historical sites to visit, thank you for sharing.

  8. Your itinerary looks good. Paris is not a city that I fancy visiting any time soon, but is always good to read something about just in case 🙂

  9. There is so much to see in Paris even for people who are not interesting by art !! This post gives me a lot of options for places to visit when I am on Paris on June this year ☺ . Thanks for sharing.

  10. Wow, these are some great historical sites! There’s a lot of good information here, I hope you get to see everything you want to!

  11. Haha also not an art lover! I’ve been twice and skipped the louvre both times. I did love Versailles though- so pretty! And the Montmartre district is great to explore!

  12. Great ideas! I’m really interested in how you feel about all these spots. Just try not to get burned out and find time to relax and people-watch 🙂

    1. Definitely! I always plan a lot, but usually end up taking sights out. Travel is more about the culture than anything!

  13. Nice list! I love Paris but have visited only once, yearning to return. I’ll add several of your picks to my bucket list, like Concierge, Archaeological Crypt, Hugo’s house and Sewer Tour. Thanks for sharing!

  14. I went to Paris a few years ago and your days 2 & 3 are pretty much what I did, so good choices, ha! 😉 You’ll have a blast doing all these things. Paris is so beautiful! I’m jealous you’ll be heading to Versailles as I didn’t get a chance to go there during my trip… I can’t wait to read what you write about Versailles! 🙂

  15. I am so not into museums, so when in Paris, I would just stroll around different arrondissements. There are so many surprises you can find at every little corner that it is very difficult to make a guide for it:) Also, I’d add macarons and coffee shops.

    1. Thanks! The plan is to go to a different bakery for a cappuccino and pastry every morning (:

  16. I’d have added the catacombs and a food tour (that’s what I did last time 😀 ) – other than that, the itinerary is awesome! 😀
    Did Versailles and Pere Lachaise as well and loved it!

  17. We went to Montmartre and it was a good walking tour (on our own) and went for a cabaret show which was quite an eye opener for us 🙂

  18. You know what I love most about Paris? The bakeries haha. I simply can’t admire the beautiful architecture on an empty stomach and there is no place like the French capital for offering me great food. *the cheese, the wineeee aaaaah). Love the sites you showcased in this article, you gave us the Paris wanderlust again! <3

  19. I don’t like art either! I would only go to an art gallery if I’d done absolutely everything else, if it were free, and if I couldn’t find a cafe to enjoy a hot chocolate in instead. Art’s just not my thing. Your itinerary sounds great, enjoy Paris!

  20. Sometimes, architecture says so much more about a city’s History than just art, so I get you! I would still make a detour to wander the Louvre, though. But this isn’t a bad plan either. I haven’t been to Paris yet precisely because, in my mind, it’s still so overrated.

    1. I totally know what you mean! I didn’t want to go until my trip last summer with friends. My best friend wanted to add it to our itinerary because it is her favorite. I’m going back again because I want my husband to visit all of the cities I’ve visited.

  21. Wow! There is so much of Paris I still haven’t seen, even after so many visits! Thanks for the great recommendations and price information. I’ll be pinning this for later reference!

  22. Needed this! I first went to Paris going on four years ago and gotta go back! I didn’t have a good time and I think it’s totally because I’m not an art person but did all the art things the guides told me to… Pinned for later!

  23. I love the twist you’ve put on what could have been a typical Paris post. There is so much to do even if you don’t love art!

  24. Loved how precise this guide was! I’m a huge art fan but, I guess I’ve seen enough Paris from the art perspective.

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