You could spend forever exploring the city of love, but we crammed as much as we could within a few days. While I would have loved to stay longer, I feel we saw most of the famous sites in the short amount of time, as well as completed a couple of exciting activities along the way.
Here’s a possible itinerary for 3 days in Paris, France!
Visit the Eiffel Tower During the Day
Of course a visit to the famous landmark is essential! Our daytime visit included a trip up to the top, where we got an amazing view of the city.
Check Out Arc Di Triomphe
Another famous Parisian structure, this spot also has a museum if you wish to enter. It’s also located right next to the famous shopping district below!
Go Shopping at Champs Ellyse
This is the famous street that’s full of high end retail shops. If you’re looking to drop some cash, this is the place to do it! (The Louis Vuitton flagship store is located here!)
Go on a Parisian Food Tour!
I’ve mentioned previously that we try to go on food tours in every new country if possible – it’s always super informative, a great way to delve into the culture, and extremely filling! Our experience with Secret Food Tours Paris was nothing short of amazing – they have different routes, but ours went through the wonderful town of Montmartre, where Picasso lived!
Take A Picture By The Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I just had to get a shot in front of the famous theater. We didn’t get to see a show there unfortunately, but I’ve heard it’s an amazing cabaret!
Walk to the Top of the Basilique
Located in the town of Montmartre, the top of this famous cathedral gives you a great view of the entire city.
Visit The Eiffel at Night
This may be a bit overkill for some, but to me the Eiffel deserves a visit in both a day and night setting. It was absolutely gorgeous at night – it glitters for 5 minutes every first part of the hour from 8pm-Midnight.
Spend Some Time at the Louvre
The Louvre is the magnificent glass pyramid of Europe, and also the house of the famous Mona Lisa! You can go inside and walk around the shops, and if you wish, pay admission into the museum.
Take a Stroll to Notre Dame
Not too far from the Louvre, it’s easy to check both of these sites off your bucket list on the same day.
Have a Picnic at the Siene
This iconic river runs all throughout Paris, and it’s the perfect spot for a lunch date! Our recommendation is to pick up some wine and cheese and dine in the park while enjoying the view.
Take A Cooking Class
If you’re really into the Parisian food scene, consider taking a cooking class from La Cuisine Paris. Jarden and I learned how to bake macaroons from a local, and it really fun! (We also got to take home all of our delicious creations!)
You’d be amazed by how much you can see in Paris within three days if you also purchase a Hop On/Hop Off bus pass! Other attractions worth visiting include a tour of the Paris Opera House, the Catacombs, and the Pantheon. For a quick history lesson about the City of Lights, I also recommend taking a Seine River cruise with Bateaux Mouche. They depart not too far away from the Eiffel Tower.
I think you hit all of the main spots in Paris =o) I lived there for a few months during university and it was such an incredible experience. The city is filled with so many things to do!
Tasha - A Global Stroll
aw yes I wanted to go to the catacombs so bad, I think they were under construction when we went, so it was a huge bummer! River cruise sounds amazing!