Paris in 3 days, what to see and what to do

Eiffel Tower in Paris

Paris is a destination that you must see at least once in your life. It is a big city, do not be fooled, and the ideal would be to take a week to see everything in depth and with total peace of mind, and even then we would lack things. But if what you are going to do is a quick getaway, we will tell you what to see and do in Paris in three days.

Each person can make your own itinerary and take a detour when you see something interesting, which is the best thing about travel. We will give you some ideas of those places that you must see yes or yes and of a possible three-day itinerary. The time we take in each place is up to us, since it depends on our preferences and tastes.

Tips for traveling to Paris

Flights going to Paris they normally land at Charles De Gaulle, its largest airport, which is 25 kilometers from the center, something that we must take into account. To go to the center there are several bus lines, commuter trains or the possibility of hiring a transfer with the accommodation, or going by taxi, although the latter option is the most expensive.

El hotel that we are going to choose must also be well connected. In the center there are many possibilities between hostel, hotels, pensions or apartments. If we stay in the center, it is easy to get around the city by metro or city buses. If we are going to stay in the outskirts, we must bear in mind that the hotel must be well connected, with a nearby bus or metro stop.

First day in Paris

The first day we will want to enjoy the great emblem of the city and we will be full of energy, so it is time head to the Eiffel Tower and get your tickets as soon as possible, because here there are always long lines to go up to enjoy the views of the city, the three floors and the apartment of the engineer Eiffel. Nearby you can visit the Campo de Marte, a wide green field next to the tower that offers its best photos. Across the Seine are the Trocadero Gardens, with the Warsaw Fountain in the center.

Arc de Triomphe in Paris

El Arc de Triomphe may be the next visit, located in the center of a huge and impressive roundabout, it can also be visited from the inside. At this point there are also good communications with many bus stops. Connecting with the Arc de Triomphe are the Champs Elysées, a large avenue where you can find shops in its highest part and garden areas in the lower part next to the Place de la Concorde. In the gardens there are several interesting buildings, such as the Petit Palais or the Palace of Discovery. It is also possible to go through the Pont Alexandre III, an emblematic place and one of the most beautiful bridge there is.

Second day in Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral

The second day we can start by visiting the pretty Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the oldest Gothic cathedrals in the world. To see Paris from its towers you have to climb more than three hundred steps, but the views are worth it, plus you can see the famous gargoyles of the cathedral. It is located on the Ile de la Cité and within walking distance is the Musée de Cluny, a museum dedicated to the Middle Ages.


You should continue the day visiting the famous Louvre Museum, located in the Louvre Palace, from the XNUMXth century. Inside you can see works as important as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People, Venus de Milo or the Seated Scribe.

Garnier opera

In the afternoon you can continue the visits with the Garnier opera and we can stop by Galeries Lafayette to do some shopping. Finally, we will go to the Montmartre neighborhood to see the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, another emblematic monument of the city. Nearby you can see the famous Moulin Rouge.

Third day in Paris

Montmartre tower

On the third day you can visit the viewpoint of the Montparnasse Tower to enjoy the best views of Paris. There are a few more museums to see if we like these visits. This museum is dedicated to the XNUMXth century and is located in an old train station that gives it great elegance. Inside you can see works by Cézanne, Renoir or Monet. Also see the Pompidou Center, the museum of modern and contemporary art, with one of the best collections in the world.

A Paris pantheon

To continue in the afternoon, nothing better than seeing the Pantheon of Paris in the Latin Quarter, where some famous people are buried, such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo or Alexander Dumas. Nothing better to end the day in Paris than enjoying a beautiful cruise on the Seine in some of the countless tourist boats to enjoy a different view of the city.

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