Many people don’t spend a lot of time in Paris.
Accommodation in Paris can be expensive, eating out is expensive and people only have a set amount of time before they would like to move on to see the rest of France.
While it would take years to really experience everything that Paris has to offer, you can see many of its sites in three days. It will be a busy three days and you will need a vacation after running around the streets of Paris, but it can be done.
Here are our suggestions.
Day 1 – ½ Day Arrive late morning.
The first site of the day: Sacre Coeur
Arrive at Charles De Gaulle Airport and hop on the Air France Shuttle to Mont Parnasse. Enjoy a coffee in a café before heading off to your hotel in the Montmartre area. Take the bus it’s cheaper.
Grab your metro and bus maps from the metro ticket office and purchase your 10 ticket metro pass.
Once you settle in, walk around Montmartre and explore the Molin Rouge area. Have lunch at the Place du Tertre before heading to The Basilique du Sacre Coeur for sunset. It has an amazing view of the city and it is alive with street vendors and people.
Grab a city map from your hotel and plan your days marking your route, bus or metro numbers and stops of sites you will be seeing.
Day 2 – Full Day Site Seeing
Start at the Catecombs – Spend 1-2 hours checking out the bones of Parisians past.
Walk to the Mont Parnasse Cemetary nearby and explore a few of its famous graves en route to Jardin du Luxombourg for a picnic lunch.
The Eiffel Tower is Calling!!
Hop on the Metro to the Eiffel Tower – Enjoy the view from every angle and make sure to go down to the Seine for a good photo opportunity from a vantage point without people in the shot.
Walk to Rue Cler for a coffee and a snack.
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