If you only have 3 days in Paris, do not stress! We have thought about this issue for you, and we are going to let you know what you should do in order to make the most out of your visit to the city of love. Please, continue reading to find out what to do on a 3-day trip to Paris!
The tour can start by visiting the Museum of Orsay, an old railway station that houses important impressionist paintings. It would be convenient to book in advance to avoid waiting in queues.
From there we go to the Île de la Cité, where we find several monuments of great relevance:
- The Notre-Dame Cathedral, with its beautiful gargoyles.
- The Conciergerie, which was a prison during the French Revolution.
- La Sainte Chapelle, with its beautiful stained glass windows.
We can also enjoy the Flower Market. Then, if we cross the river Seine, we get to Hôtel de Ville, the City Hall of Paris.
Then we continue to the Georges Pompidou National Center of Art and Culture, which has a panoramic terrace on the sixth floor.
We continue our tour walking through Le Marais until we reach the Vosges Square, my favorite corner of the city. In this neighbourhood we will find a lot of shops, restaurants and museums, such as the Carnavalet Museum, dedicated to the history of Paris, the Victor Hugo House and the Picasso Museum.
Today we begin the visit at the Rodin Museum, located in an 18th-century mansion known as Hôtel Biron, which houses the artist’s sculptures. Then we continue to Les Invalides, built by Louis XIV as home for wounded soldiers, where we also find the mausoleum with the remains of Napoleon.
From there we can walk to the Eiffel Tower, built for the Great Exhibition of 1889, 300 meters high, which stands on the grounds of the Mars Field. It would be convenient to buy the tickets in advance if you want to avoid the long queues to get on the elevator.
Few meters away we find the river Seine, where we can take a Batobus to enjoy the monuments of the city from the water. Then, if we cross the river, we arrive at Trocadero, from where to enjoy great views of the Eiffel Tower.
Then we can continue our visit in the Sacré Cœur Basilica, which we can reach by subway (Anvers or Abbesses stations), by funicular or by bus (line 40) and end the day at the Moulin Rouge, cradle of the Can-Can, located in the Montmartre district, legendary Parisian cabaret.
Today we begin the tour at the Arc de Triomphe, where you can rooftop and enjoy the twelve avenues that run from there. Then we take the Champs Elysees, a great avenue full of restaurants, cafes and shops until we reach the Place de la Concorde.
A few meters away, we find the Jardin de las Tuileries, the oldest public park in the city that houses the Orangerie Museum, with impressionist works by Renoir, Cézanne, Monet and Sisley. This garden connects with the Louvre Museum, a former royal palace converted into a museum with essential works such as the Mona Lisa, the Victory of Samothrace, the Venus de Milo and the Scribe Sitting. As with other museums in the city, it is essential to book in advance to avoid long queues.
Then we can continue our visit walking to the Opera Garnier and stroll along the Haussmann Boulevard where we find the Galeries Lafayette and the Galeries Printemps, which has a terrace with beautiful views of the city.