3 Days in Paris: Perfect itinerary of what to see in Paris

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Planning to visit Paris in 3 days? Check out our itinerary to the most beautiful places to see in Paris (practical tips and map).

Paris is one of those places whose reputation precedes them. But rightfully so. We were thrilled with Paris and I’m sure you will be too. You’ll be planning your next visit as soon as you leave, because you can’t do everything in one trip to Paris.

Paris is a city of museums. Paris is a city of spectacular views. Paris is a city of great food. Beautiful and elegant buildings alternate with ultramodern structures. Narrow, winding and cobbled streets lead into wide avenues lined with luxury boutiques.

It is a place of contrasts. It’s a place where everyone will find their own thing, making Paris an unforgettable visit.

Is it possible to visit Paris in 3 days?

Yes, you can visit Paris in 1 day, but you have to take into account that you won’t see everywhere. But you can do a lot in 3 days. At least the most beautiful places in Paris and a few bonuses.

The itinerary is designed in such a way that the places are close to each other and you don’t have to change trains and waste time in the metro.

3 days in Paris – map

Below you will find a detailed map with routes for each day and marked attractions in the area. Individual days are not consecutive and can be adjusted according to your own preferences.

HOW TO USE THIS MAP: Above you will find a detailed itinerary map for Paris in 3 days. Click at the top left of the map to see separate layers with highlighted locations. You can hide and show the different layers or click on the icons on the map to see the names of the places I mention in the Paris guide. If you want to save the map, star it. For a larger version, click on the icon in the upper right corner.

Paris in 3 days: Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral

Itinerary for Day 1 in Paris:

  • Louvre Museum
  • Royal Palace
  • Le Centre Pompidou Museum
  • Fortress Conciergerie
  • Chapel of Sainte Chapelle
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral

Louvre Museum

The first day we start at the Louvre Museum . As long as you have the energy to collect 35,000 items. And as long as the museum is the least crowded.

Louvre Museum entrance fee

The Louvre is the most visited museum in the world, where you can experience works such as the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Nike Samothrace and the Great Sphinx of Tanis. You can’t see the whole Louvre in one day. There’s so much to see here – from medieval fortress foundations, Roman and Greek antiquities, Napoleonic apartments to Italian and French paintings. Before your visit, we will help you our guide to the Louvre Museum where you can find out everything you need to know.

Louvre Paris / 3 days in Paris
Louvre Paris / 3 days in Paris

How to visit the Louvre Museum in Paris

Admission: Full admission to the Louvre Museum is €15. Children and young people up to the age of 18 are admitted free of charge, as are students up to the age of 26 and people with disabilities. Admission is free for everyone, regardless of age, on the first Sunday of the month.

Opening hours: The museum is open every day except Tuesday at the following times – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and weekend 9:00-18:00, Friday 9:00-21:45. Off-season opening hours are shorter – daily 9:00-18:00.

How to skip the line at the Louvre

We bought our tickets in advance, because even in February there were long lines at many places in Paris. We went through the pyramid, where there is a reserved entrance for those who have a reservation in advance. Next to it is the entrance for those who do not have a reservation and have to wait in line.

Tuileries Gardens

After a visit to the Louvre, a little rest is in order at the Tuileries Gardens, just beyond the Arc du Triomphe du Carrousel. Refreshments are available at the Carrousel du Louvre underground shopping centre, which can be reached from Rue de Rivoli. Just opposite is the Palais Royal. Palace from 17th century, which impresses with its striped columns in the courtyard.

Tuileries Gardens Paris
Grand Palais Paris tickets / Paris in 3 days
The Palais Royal is a short walk from the Louvre

Book in advance and skip the line at the most popular sights in Paris:

Le Centre Pompidou

From here, it is just a short walk to Le Centre Pompidou, the National Museum of Modern Art. This will catch your eye from the outside with its exposed skeleton of crazy coloured pipes.

Here you will find works by Matisse, Picasso, but also more contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol. Next to the museum you will see the Stravinsky Fountain, which is composed of 16 moving statues.

Paris in 3 days
  • Admission to Le Centre Pompidou: Full admission is €15. The first Sunday of the month is free for everyone. Get your tickets by clicking here and skip the line at the door.
  • Opening hours: Open every day except Tuesday from 11:00-21:00.

Île de la Cité

Fortress Conciergerie

Passing the Stravinsky Fountain, you continue to the Île de la Cité, the oldest inhabited part of Paris. Walk past the magnificent Saint-Jacques tower and you have the island in sight, along with the Conciergerie fortress. It was also a prison during the French Revolution. Stop at the corner of the fortress where there is a beautiful but much overlooked clock.

Fortress Conciergerie Paris / Paris in 3 days

Sainte Chapelle

A short walk behind it you will find the Gothic chapel of Sainte Chapelle, one of the most beautiful monuments in Paris. I think the photos below are enough to convince you that you want to see those beautiful stained glass windows in person.

Sainte Chapelle Paris admission / Paris in 3 days
  • Admission to Sainte Chapelle: Admission is €11.50. Free admission for children under 18, EU youth under 25 and people with disabilities.
  • Opening hours of Sainte Chapelle: Open daily from 1 April to 30 September 9:00-19:00 and the rest of the year 9:00-17:00.

Tip: If you want to enjoy the best view of the stained glass windows, plan to visit the chapel on sunny days right at 9am when they open. There are queues for Sainte Chapelle and it is better to book tickets in advance. Click here to book your tickets in advance.

Notre-Dame Cathedral

The world-famous Notre-Dame Cathedral is 5 minutes from the chapel. You can tell you’re going the right way by the increasing number of people.

Although Notre Dame Cathedral is currently closed due to a fire in 2019, don’t miss it from the outside at least. It’s covered by scaffolding on the side and you can’t get directly to the cathedral, but it’s such a beautiful building that it should be on every Paris itinerary.

Notre Dame Cathedral / Paris in 3 days

Isn’t it time for something good? Go for a coffee or a meal at the photogenic Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole restaurant – take a left from Notre Dame and then take the first right. You can tell that you are at the finish line by the purple tables.

From the cathedral you can continue along the left bank of the Seine. Here are a few places you’ll like a lot. The first is the English bookshop Shakespeare & Company. Lots of beautiful books and an unmistakable atmosphere, where you can also have a coffee and a bite to eat. If you’re looking for a similar and somewhat hidden place, there’s another English bookshop , The Abbey Bookshop, just a short walk away.

Or go to one of the cute cafés, of which there are several. If you take the right-hand side of the park, just around the corner is Odette’s Patisserie. It will definitely catch your eye at first sight.

It’s getting on in the evening and the best time to take it along the Seine embankment. Just wander around, and if you feel like it, you can visit the Impressionist Orsay Museum, which you will pass by.

Orsay Museum

Paris has some of the best museums in the world and the Orsay is the absolute top. Our favorite museum that will entertain even those who don’t like art. It is housed in a beautiful former train station building. You can even climb to the top for a great view of the Seine River and the Louvre beyond.

If you’ve been to the Louvre that day, you can reschedule the Orsay for another day (more on that in a moment).

Musée d'Orsay admission and tickets
Orsay Museum
Orsay Museum Paris
  • Admission to the Orsay Museum: Ticket to the Orsay Museum costs €16. Children, students up to 26 years of age and disabled persons with 1 accompanying person are admitted free of charge. The first Sunday of the month is free for everyone. Get your tickets by clicking here.
  • Opening hours of the Orsay Museum: The museum is open daily except Mondays from 9:30-18:00 and on Thursdays until 21:45.
How to skip the line for the Orsay Museum

Paris museums are generally very popular and there are long lines. Along with the Louvre, the Orsay is the most popular. Skip the line for advance ticket reservations. Just show your ticket on your mobile phone or print it out on the spot.

Cruise on the Seine

It’s getting dark and a boat trip on the Seine is the perfect end to the day. The best time to experience a proper romance in Paris. Overlooking all the wonderful sights that line the Seine. Book your Seine cruise here.

If a cruise on the Seine is not for you, you can continue along the banks of the Seine. In half an hour you will reach the Eiffel Tower, which will be beautifully lit up in the evening. And the next day of our itinerary will start here.

Paris in 3 days: the Eiffel Tower – Montmartre

Itinerary for Day 2 in Paris:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Invalides and Musée de l’Armée
  • Musée de l’Orsay
  • Place de la Concorde – Opera
  • Montmartre and Sacré-Coeur Basilica
  • Arc de Triomphe and Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Trocadéro Square and Eiffel Tower

The next day we start at the Eiffel Tower. First thing in the morning. Until the French rooster crows. Later on, it’s head to head.

The starting point will be Trocadéro Square. It is famous for its spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower. It is dominated by the Challiot Palace, which was built for the 1937 World Exhibition. You know what’s interesting? In order to build this palace, they toppled the Trocadéro Palace that stood before it and was also built for the World Exhibition (in 1878).

The Challiot Palace houses the Maritime Museum or Musée de la Marine and the Museum of Man or Musée de l’Homme. Both museums are great and definitely worth seeing if you have enough time.

Paris in 3 days

From the square, you gradually descend to the terrace, where you have a view not only of the Eiffel Tower but also of the Jardins du Trocadéro. It is one of the most romantic places in Paris.

Already at 8am there were several women in beautiful dresses having their pictures taken and one proposal took place. The romantic atmosphere in Paris will captivate even the absolute non-romantics.

Paris in 3 days

The Eiffel Tower and its hundreds of models

Go down past the gardens towards the Seine and cross the bridge directly to the Eiffel Tower. It’s an amazing experience. I guess we all expect it to be huge. In person, the feeling is even stronger. Kind of like the Colosseum in Rome, which can also take your breath away.

Eiffel Tower entrance fee
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view from the Eiffel Tower towards the Trocadéro square

We had the opportunity to see all three forms of the Eiffel Tower – unlit, lit and flashing at night. Each had something to offer.

Eiffel Tower at night

How to visit the Eiffel Tower

Admission: Full admission to the Eiffel Tower ranges from €11.30-28.30 depending on whether you walk or take the elevator and whether you go to the second floor or to the very top. You will find out the specific price when you book.

Booking is not compulsory, but due to the long lines we recommend it. Especially if you plan to visit the Eiffel Tower early in the morning or in the evening.

If you speak English, you can go to a guided tour of the Eiffel Tower. You’ll learn lots of interesting facts about how Gustave Eiffel thought about the building when he designed it, or take a peek into his secret apartment, where he invited such luminaries as Thomas Edison.

Opening hours: The Eiffel Tower is open daily from 9:30-23:45 (last entry at 22:45).

TIP: Make more time for the Eiffel Tower. Buying tickets online saves you time in the ticket line, but you’ll still face a security check and then a wait at the lift if you don’t walk.

Les Invalides and National Military Museum

We continue to Les Invalides, which is just a short distance away. And the famous Musée de l’Armée. French National Military Museum. A must-stop for history lovers. Les Invalides is a beautiful building that impresses you from the outside. And it dazzles with its golden church tower, which houses the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Les Invalides paris

The Musée de l’Armée is just a short walk from the Orsay Museum. If you weren’t here the day before, you can come here now. Set aside about 1.5-2 hours. If you want to save time waiting in line, book tickets to the Orsay online.

Orsay Paris

We continue along the magnificent Alexander III Bridge. There are many bridges across the Seine, and this is certainly one of the most beautiful. And if you come here in the evening, it’s a wonderful spectacle.

Skip the line by booking tickets to popular attractions in Paris in advance:

Place de la Concorde and Palais Garnier

Pass the Grand Palais and Petit Palais museums (the Petit Palais is a free art museum with a beautiful interior) and continue on to the Place de la Concorde, which is in sight. At Place da la Concorde, look around three times before crossing. There’s a commotion. Especially in the morning when the French are rushing to work.

The square is dominated by the Egyptian obelisk, the oldest building in Paris. The Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre Museum start right next to Place de la Concorde.

We continue past La Madeleine Church to the famous Opera House.

Paris in 3 days
La Madeleine Church opens at 9:30 and admission is free.

At Madeleine’s, you’ll hardly see a soul. They’re all at the Paris Opera House, or Palais Garnier. If you get a chance, take a peek inside. It’s just as beautiful as the outside. Visit is unguided, or you can go to the an evening performance.

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Palais Garnier

From the Opera House, continue past the famous elegant boulevard Bd Haussmann and the Lafayette Gallery. If you want to take something nice away from Paris, here’s your chance. And even if you don’t want to spend money, take a peek inside. It’s worth it.


You’ll reach Trinité – d’Estienne d’Orves metro station, where you’ll get on metro line 12 and continue to Montmartre. It depends on what time you started and how long the shopping stretched out, but even with sightseeing it should be later in the afternoon now.

Spend the rest of the day exploring one of the liveliest parts of Paris – Montmartre.

Get off at Abbesses station. A few meters above the metro is a small park with a wall where the word I love you is written in all languages. The Basilica can be reached by the La Butte Montmartre staircase or by cable car (same ticket as public transport).

Montmartre Paris

We chose the first option and understood why Montmartre means the Mountain of Martyrs. What can we do, we had to sweat out the steak somewhere :).

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Rue de l’Abreuvoir

Through the steep, cobbled streets of the Place du Tertre you come to the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. A beautiful building that looks like it’s made of sugar. It’s for the evening and if the days aren’t long, you’ll be lucky to see it beautifully lit. And Paris, which you will have a fantastic view of from here. The view from the dome of the basilica is even better.

basilica of the sacred coeur
  • Admission to the Sacré-Coeur Basilica: You can enter the Basilica for free. The view from the dome is charged at € 7.
  • Opening hours of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica: The Basilica is open from 6:00-22:30, the dome from 10:30-20:30.

From the Basilica you walk back to the centre of historic Paris. The famous Moulin Rouge is about 15 minutes away. It’s already dark and the red lighting literally hits the eyes.

The Moulin Rouge is still operating today and is extremely popular. Tickets for the show tend to sell out days or weeks in advance, so it’s definitely you need to book a show well in advance .

Here you take the metro (line 2) and get a ride to Napoleon’s Arc de Triomphe. It is where the famous Avenue des Champs Élysées begins.

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe is definitely not to be missed on your visit to Paris. A beautiful monument full of history, which you can see on its walls or inside. Climb to the top for one of the best views of Paris – 8 avenues, including the Champs Élysées, radiate directly from the Arc de Triomphe.

The Arc de Triomphe with its observation deck is open until 22:30.

We visited the Arc de Triomphe in the day and evening, when the surroundings are beautifully lit. There’s something to both.

View from the Arc de Triomphe
View from the Arc de Triomphe

How to visit the Arc de Triomphe

Admission: Admission to the Arc de Trimphe is €13. Free admission for children under 18, EU citizens under 26 and disabled persons. In addition, everyone, regardless of age, is admitted free on the first Sunday of the month. Get your tickets by clicking here.

Opening hours: Open daily 10:00-22:30 and in season from April to the end of September until 23:00. The last entry is 45 minutes before the end of opening hours.

How to skip the line for the Arc de Triomphe

Our first visit was in February and we were surprised by how many people were here even in the early evening. Skip the line for advance ticket reservations – Just show your tickets on your mobile or print them out at the venue. The price is the same as buying on the spot and you have the whole day to visit (you do not book a specific time).

If you want to see the Eiffel Tower at night, now is the best time. I recommend going through Avenue Montaigne, which is full of luxury boutiques such as Prada, Giorgio Armani, Dior. You will reach the river where you can see the tower.

Paris in 3 days: Versailles and Latin Quarter

We’ll leave the last part a little bit open. It depends on how much you visited the day before and how many museums you went to. If you still have some museum plans, you can come here today. Or take half a day at Versailles.

Itinerary for Day 3 in Paris:

  • Palace of Versailles
  • Latin Quarter – Pantheon and Luxembourg Gardens
  • La Défense and La Grande Arche


Would you like to see one of the most popular sights in the world? Chateau de Versailles is a magnificent, ornate building with breathtaking gardens. You can walk around all day and still have something to discover.

Head to Versailles at 9am when the palace opens (the gardens open at 8am). Tour buses descend first thing in the morning and it’s often quite crowded around lunchtime. With the opening hours, you have the chance for a more leisurely visit to Versailles.

Versailles Paris Admission and Tickets

How to visit Versailles

Allow at least 3 hours for the palace, including the gardens. Along with the trip, expect to return in the afternoon.

From spring to the end of October, the musical gardens play almost every day. On weekends there is a musical fountain show.

How much is the entrance fee to Versailles

If you want to see the whole of Versailles, you will be concerned a €28.50 ticket. For this price you can visit the palace, the musical gardens (or the fountain show at the weekend), the park and the Trianon estate.

For 21,50 € it is possible to get ticket only in the low season, when the music gardens or fountains are not playing.

Tickets for 19,50 € valid for visiting the palace, gardens and park on days when the fountain show and musical gardens are not playing, i.e. from November to spring. In season, these tickets are valid only for visiting the palace. The ticket does not include a visit to Trianon Manor and other places.

Note: Prices apply when ordering online. Tickets are more expensive on site.

How to skip the line for the Palace of Versailles

The Chateau de Versailles guarantees entry only to those who book in advance. Still, huge lines form at the site, winding around the entire square. Skip the line for advance ticket reservations. Just show your ticket on your mobile phone at the venue or print it out if you want.

Versailles Paris Tickets
The most beautiful hall in Versailles is the Hall of Mirrors
How to get to Versailles

Versailles can be reached directly by RER C train – for example, you can get on near the Eiffel Tower at Pont de l’Alma – all stops on the Paris – Versailles route. The train runs every 30 minutes and you are in Versailles in 40 minutes. From the bus stop it is 10 minutes to the palace.

Find out more about transport in Paris (including Versailles) in our guide to transport in Paris.

What are the opening hours of the Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles and Trianon Abbey are open every day except Monday. The gardens and park are open daily without exception. The specific opening hours of the Chateau de Versailles are as follows:

  • Palace of Versailles April-October 9:00-18:30 (last entry 18:00), November-March 9:00-17:30 (last entry 17:00)
  • Trianon Manor 12:00-18:30 (last entry 18:00)
  • Gardens of Versailles 8:00-20:30 (last entry 19:00)
  • Park 7:00-20:30 (last entry 19:45)
  • Musical Gardens play from 10:00-19:00 every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday until 30 October
  • The Musical Fountains performance runs from 10:00-19:00 on weekends through October 30.
  • The nightly fountain show plays 8:30-23:05 every Saturday through September 24.

Read in a separate article how to visit the Palace of Versailles.

Pantheon, Luxembourg Gardens and Montparnasse skyscraper

Latin Quarter is a well-known student quarter (home to the Sorbonne University) and one of the oldest parts of Paris. It’s a great place to eat and will entertain you with its winding streets with small squares lined with cafes.

Its dominant feature is the neoclassical Pantheon. A beautiful, monumental building in the middle of a large square. Originally built as a church, it later became a burial place for famous personalities such as Victor Hugo, Marie Curie and Voltaire.

Pantheon Paris tickets / Pantheon Paris admission

From here it’s just a short walk to the Luxembourg Gardens, where you can sit on one of the chairs or benches and relax with the French. After so many kilometres across Paris, it comes in handy.

Montparnasse skyscraper

A quarter of an hour’s walk from the gardens is the Montparnasse skyscraper . A perfect end to the day with a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower and the whole of Paris.

I think this is the best view of Paris. The view from the Eiffel Tower is breathtaking, but from the Montparnasse skyscraper you can get a glimpse of the iconic skyline, including the Eiffel Tower.

view from the Montparnasse skyscraper

If you come for the evening, wait until the evening hours when Paris is beautifully lit up. You can stay up there as long as you want.

  • Admission to the Montparnasse observation deck: Admission to the Montparnasse observation deck is €21, reduced admission is €16 for young people over 12 and students, and reduced admission is €9.50 for children aged 4-11 and €10.50 for disabled children. Book your tickets by clicking here.
  • Opening hours: From April to the end of September, open 9:30-23:30 and the rest of the year 9:30-22:30 and Friday-Saturday and public holidays until 23:00.

A quarter of an hour on the other side towards the river lies one of the most iconic neighbourhoods of Paris – St. Germain. Here you can not only have a great meal, but also admire the beautiful buildings and soak up the Parisian atmosphere.

La Défense district

A second tip for spending an afternoon or evening is the ultra-modern La Défense district. You can take the metro to La Grande Arche monument made of steel and stone. It’s an architecturally interesting building where you can enjoy a spectacular view of Paris while taking in contemporary photography. It is open every day until 18:30.

Paris in 3 days

If you missed Montmartre on the first day, you can head here in the evening. For us, this is one of the most beautiful places that definitely needs to be on the list of what to visit in Paris in 3 days.

Paris in 3 days – alternative: Disneyland Paris

Whether we are 10 or 50 years old, we all have a little bit of the child in us who enjoys visiting Disneyland. Disneyland is easily accessible from Paris (the RER A train runs directly from the centre and stops at a number of stations), so it would be a shame not to enjoy the unmistakable atmosphere of Disney characters.

Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park

Disneyland Paris is divided into 2 parks – Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. Both parks are huge and if you only have one day, I recommend choosing only one park to visit.

The most popular is Disneyland Park, which is original and focuses on typical Disney characters. They later added the Walt Disney Studios Park, which also has a number of great attractions and takes you behind the scenes of Disney movies, among other things.

Read in a separate guide for more information about Disneyland.

Big Thinder Mountain roller coaster at Disneyland Park

How to visit Disneyland Paris

Admission: Admission to Disneyland varies depending on how many parks you plan to visit (whether just one park or both parks) and when you are visiting. Prices are highest in the spring to autumn season and on weekends or holidays. You will find out the specific price when booking.

Reservations for Disneyland Paris are required. I recommend booking at least a day in advance – if you book tickets on the day of your visit, they are significantly more expensive.

Opening hours: Disneyland Park is open Monday to Friday 9:30-21:00 and weekends 9:30-22:00. Walt Disney Studios Park is open 9:30-19:00 and 9:30-21:00 on weekends.

How to get to Disneyland: Disneyland Paris can be reached by RER A train – from Gare de Lyon (cost €7.60 for a one-way ride) or any other stop in the city where the RER A passes through. The train stops at the Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy station right outside Disneyland.

Skip the line by booking tickets for popular attractions in Paris in advance:



Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel has some of the best views of the Eiffel Tower. There is also an on-site restaurant serving Californian specialities with a French influence. Rooms are clean, modern and decorated in natural tones. Luggage storage and a 24-hour front desk are also available.

Jardins Eiffel is located in the centre of Paris, just 200 metres from the Invalides. The Eiffel Tower, the Orsay Museum, the Louvre, the Seine and more are within walking distance. Ideal location for walks. The rooms are cosy and include air conditioning and a balcony. Some have views of the Eiffel Tower. 24/7 reception and luggage storage included.

Hotel ThePullman Paris Tour Eiffel has spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower


Hotel de Paris Montmartre is located in the lively Montmartre district, full of cobbled streets, restaurants and views. Rooms are elegant and clean, including private bathrooms. The metro station is just 2 minutes away. The Moulin Rouge Cabaret and Sacré Coeur Basilica are within walking distance. The reception is open 24 hours a day.

Ibis Styles Paris Massena Olympiades is a modern and fresh hotel southeast of the centre. Everything you need is within walking distance – metro, bus and tram stops, shops and restaurants. The reception is open 24/7 and you can store your luggage if needed.

where to stay in Paris
Hotel de Paris Montmartre in the beautiful and lively Montmartre district


HotelF1 Paris Porte de Châtillon is a very cheap hotel in 14th district, which is ideal for those arriving at Orly Airport. Metro and tram stops are just a few minutes away. Breakfast is served in the morning, and you can shop across the street at the Monoprix supermarket if needed. The reception is open 24 hours a day.

ibis Budget Paris Nord 18ème can be found in 18. district on the outskirts of Paris, making it convenient for travellers from Charles de Gaulle Airport. Metro and tram stations are just minutes away, as are shops and restaurants. The rooms are small but sufficient and with private bathrooms. The reception is open 24/7.

Tips to enjoy Paris in 3 days

Keep your stuff safe from pickpockets. Especially at the main tourist attractions.

Beware of scams. Twice during our visit we had someone try to extort money from us. And not once were they the kind of people you’d think at first glance. If someone stops you on the street out of the blue and wants to talk to you, be cautious.

Visit the most famous sights in the morning or late afternoon when the biggest crowds leave – the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe or the aforementioned Versailles.

Don’t miss Paris at night – every city takes on a completely different atmosphere at night. And in Paris it is no different. You can be taken out on the viewpoint of the Montparnasse skyscraper and enjoy a spectacular view of the city in the evening.

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View from the Montparnasse skyscraper

Have a real French Crêpes. They have them on almost every corner and they are delicious. Or a croissant in a French bakery or Boulangerie. How about macaroons at the Ladurée patisserie right on the Champs-Élysées?

Sit in the park and just relax. Like a local. There are plenty of chairs in the Luxembourg Gardens, the Palais Royal and the Tuileries Gardens for Parisians to sit, talk or read a book.

Drinking water can be taken from the drinking fountains or Fontaine Wallace. They are mostly green, cast iron and beautiful in their own right.

Public toilets can be found throughout central Paris. They are small metal boxes. There are also several pay toilets.

Fountains with drinking water

The best booking resources for visiting Paris

Via Booking.com we search for all accommodation. It is the largest accommodation portal in the world and you will find everything from modern hotels, cosy guesthouses to seaside villas.

Get Your Guide is a huge booking system for buying tickets, guided tours and all sorts of activities. In one place you can read other travellers’ experiences and book tickets to the Vatican Museums, a cruise on the Danube or a desert safari in Dubai.

This was our itinerary and an overview of what to see in Paris in 3 days. Did the article help you? Do you have a question? Leave a comment or share. Have a safe journey!

Learn more about Paris and France

PARIS ITINERARY: Check out our tips on what to see in Paris. For a complete overview of admission fees to monuments, see the article Overview of admission fees and opening times to monuments in Paris.

THINGS TO DO IN PARIS: If you are an art lover, we have prepared a detailed guide to the Louvre (things to do, prices, admission, etc.). In the next article you will learn everything you need to know before visiting Versailes.

Are you planning to visit Disneyland? Read our detailed guide to Disneyland.

PARIS GUIDE: In a separate article you can find out everything about transport in Paris (airport, public transport, metro, bicycle). Read about accommodation, prices, food and safety in our guide to Paris.

HOW TO SAVE IN PARIS: Read our tips on how to visit Paris cheaply. The Paris Pass is a popular way to save money in Paris – find out more about the Paris Pass.

PROVENCE: How about discovering more beautiful places in France? Provence is one of them. The Provence guide tells you everything you need to know before your trip.

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