How to Spend 3 Days in Paris

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Day 1: Exploring the Heart of Paris

  • Day 2: Still in Paris but Now Near the Seine River
  • Day 3: Back to Central Paris With a Stop Near the Porte de Versailles

Paris is the most visited city in all of the world, and rightfully so. With one of the largest public transportation networks, Paris is within easy reach for many visitors.

It’s quite convenient to hop on a metro at the “Tuileries” stop and go all the way to “Choisy” or “Pantin” stations, both located with walking distance access to central Paris.

Most visitors who plan Paris day trips do so for the classic city center visit. This tour allows you to see some of the city’s most famous sights. And, you don’t have to worry about getting lost because most sites are near each other, and you can see a lot in a day!

Morning at the Notre-Dame Cathedral

Leave the hotel in the morning and get yourself a Notre-Dame cathedral entrance ticket. Be the first one in your group to see the majestic sight of the cathedral… and get your first snack of the day!

A croissant can give you the energy you need to do all the things in your agenda for the next few days of your trip to Paris.

If you are really lucky, there might be a Musée du Louvre entrance ticket that you need to buy, but it is dependent on your itinerary, and you can buy a ticket there.

Then you can walk through the streets of Paris to see the Arc de Triomphe, the Pantheon, the Lourve for some Impressionist paintings, and a Notre-Dame Tourist pass.

Even if you are only visiting the Louvre, you still need to walk through the streets of Paris and see all those sights.

Afternoon at Sainte Chapelle and Champs Elysée

Evening at the Arc de Triomphe

You can’t see the Eiffel Tower in most of the photos you see of Paris. You can see it if you’re close to the Louvre, but even then it’s not that visible because of the buildings in the way. The closest that you can get to the Eiffel Tower is from the top of the Arc de Triomphe. It is the tallest building in Paris and is worth coming to just to see it.

The best views from up there are between 6:30am and 6:30pm. If you visit at night, you’ll see the lights of Paris sparkling in the darkness. It’s truly a magnificent sight that you’ll never forget. From up here, you’ll see just how crazy the crowds are on the “standard” day.

Baton Rouge's Secret Garden

After walking past the Arc de Triomphe, you can take a left onto Avenue des Champs Elysees. The Champs Elysees is the main avenue in Paris and is the site of some of the most expensive shopping, offices, and hotels.

Day 2: A Walk Through the City of Lights

You’re in the 1st arrondissement, and you’ve been friends for a while. You’re excited about her new job and want to show her a good time. Luckily for you, Paris is only a few short block away.

For a true history lesson, the first thing you should do is to head to the Louvre and walk the outside. Buy your ticket at the ticket counter and go find a seat on the steps in line with everyone else. After the ticket is punched, head inside the building. The first thing you should do in the Louvre is to find the glass pyramid.

It faces the circular entrance where the museum’s riches were first displayed. On your back, rest the glass pyramid.

The closer you look at the glass pyramid, the more you see. You’ll see the underpinnings of the cathedral. The pyramid celebrates the Louvre’s prized gifts of the past.

At this point, you can either do a slide show or ask the host. It’ll be best to do the slide show, and everyone will walk away with a better understanding of the Louvre.

Morning at the Louvre

The “must see” for anyone in Paris, the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world, even more so than the Vatican, and more or less second to the Trevi Fountain, also in the city. With over 37,000 objects, ranging from classical antiquity to the present, it reigns as the city’s most important art museum, housing the world’s largest collection of art originating from the civilizations of Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

As well as hosting everything from Greek pottery, Roman sculpture, Egyptian funerary objects, and Assyrian reliefs, to Old Master paintings such as “La Grande Jatte,” the Louvre also has one the world’s most famous paintings: the “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo Da Vinci, which has been exhibited in the museum several times since its arrival in France in 1809. The museum also has a large group of Egyptian and Etruscan artifacts on display.

Afternoon at the Palais Garnier and more shopping

Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Put on your sequin-encrusted dress, slip on your high heels, and start feeling like a true “Made in Paris” showgirl. This is definitely the place to be if you want to dress up for a night out and step back in time for a bit with a legendary nightclub.

If you’re looking for a place to dance the night away, this is the perfect place to be. This is also a great place to go for dinner if you’re hungry.

There are a few different ways to get to this place, so you can pick and choose which one would work best for you.

The cheapest way to get here is by metro. You can take either the line 12 or line 7. You can buy the ticket before you get on the train at the machine. Be sure to make sure your money is in the machine before you press the button to purchase your ticket, as otherwise you’ll be in the machine holding your newly purchased ticket, having no idea where it went.

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, you can take the tram line T1, which will take you directly to this place.

Day 3: Above and Under La Ville Lumière

If you arrive in Paris during the daylight, there’s no better place to start your journey than in Le Trocadèro, or the Flower Market. It’s located on the ‬Ile de la Cité, or the ‬Island of the City. The ‬Island of the City” is actually a small island in the middle of the River Seine. It’s a beautiful place filled with vibrant colors, greenery, and most importantly, the Eiffel Tower.

The Eiffel Tower is one of France’s most popular landmarks, and she was the subject of many poems, short stories, and song. It’s been almost a century since her construction began in 1886.

The Eiffel Tower will be the prize of your visit, so time your visit to the Tower so you can take the most amazing photographs.

This will be your last day in Paris so you can see everything you need to … including the Louvre museum, the Musée d‬Orsay, Notre Dame, and the Latin Quarter.

Morning Cruising the Seine River and exploring the Eiffel Tower

Take a cruise of the Seine River and a walk around the Eiffel Tower in the afternoon.

Afternoon at the Catacombs

Paris is such a tourist mecca that you won’t find many natives interested in visiting the underground catacombs. Even if you’re a bit squeamish at the thought of walking through the bones of the dead, the catacombs offer a unique experience and a glimpse into the morbid history of the city.

Starting at the entrance to the Catacombs of Paris, you’ll find yourself in the the city’s largest burial grounds. When you arrive, you get a guided tour through the sordid and morbid history of Paris.

The sacredness of the church rests on its claim to have been the first Church. The fact that a long line of diminutive Kings’ tombs possesses immeasurable value. Bone to bone, flesh to flesh, Paris has inherited from its dead a MIGHTY IRON.

The focus of this tour is the 1900 year old ossuary in the center of the catacombs. In the center of the ossuary lies a bone chamber, containing the bones of a single man who died when he was 50 years old. He carried a clock in his pocket, his only possession, the purpose of which passed with his death—the mechanism was made of pure gold.

Evening enjoying the sunset at Montparnasse Tower

In the city of Paris, there is a tower named Montparnasse. It is the largest office building in the city and the eighth tallest in all of France. For most of its history, it is not possible to see the sunset as it completely disappears behind the tower. The Montparnasse Tower is one of the tallest of the skyscrapers in the district of La Défense in the city of Paris, France. The tower is named after its location … Montparnasse …

Montparnasse Tower is located about 145 meters away from the Notre Dame de Paris. In 1906, the architect Georges Vallée designed a post office building for his brother-in-law, Jacques Bongain, which quickly became a success. He decided to build another building on the same site for another company and asked Vallée to design another construction. The new building design, built from concrete and reinforced steel, became one of the landmarks of the city.