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3-day Paris City Guide

Our 3-day Paris City Guide shows you a step-by-step time line and itinerary for your stay in Paris. Follow it and get the best of your days in the city.

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Take Metro line 6 or 9 to Trocadero station
09:00-09:20 Trocadéro Gardens (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Romantic gardens
  • Great view on the Eiffel tower
Read more about Trocadéro Gardens

Photo: Angel T.

Take a walk through bridge Pont d’léna to Eiffel Tower - 10’
09:30-11:30 Eiffel Tower (Monument, 13.1 €)

Why visit

  • The most spectacular view of Paris
  • The symbol of Paris
  • Fascinating engineering achievement
Read more about Eiffel Tower

Photo: BurgTender

Take a walk to Hotel des Invalides - 20’
11:50-12:20 Hotel des Invalides (Museum, 9 €)

Why visit

  • Impressive building complex
  • Final resting place of Napoleon
Read more about Hotel des Invalides

Photo: feliven

Take a walk through bridge Pont de la Concorde to Tuileries Garden - 30’
12:50-13:20 Tuileries Garden (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Beautiful public gardens
  • Famous for its great sculptures
Read more about Tuileries Garden

Photo: levork

Lunch time
Take a walk to Musée du Louvre
15:00-18:00 Musée du Louvre (Museum, 9.5 €)

Why visit

  • The world's largest museum
  • Fabulous collection
  • One of the most known museums in the world
Read more about Musée du Louvre

Photo: Dimitry B

Take Metro line 1 from Palais de Royal Musée du Louvre station to Champs Élysées Clemenceau station (Direction: La Defense) - 30’
18:30-19:30 Champs-Elysées (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • One of the most famous streets in the world
Read more about Champs-Elysées

Photo: wallyg

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Take Metro line 4 to Cite station
09:00-10:00 Notre Dame Cathedral (Church, Free)

Why visit

  • UNESCO World Heritage site
  • One of the most known cathedrals in the world
  • Beatiful example of Gothic architecture
Read more about Notre Dame Cathedral

Photo: Amol Hatwar

Take a walk to Sainte-Chapelle - 10’
10:10-10:55 Sainte-Chapelle (Church, 8 €)

Why visit

  • Beautiful stained glass windows
  • Unique atmosphere
  • One of the most spectacular churches in Paris
Read more about Sainte-Chapelle

Photo: IceNineJon

Take a walk to La Conciergerie - 10’
11:05-11:50 La Conciergerie (Museum, 7 €)

Why visit

  • Part of a World Heritage Site
  • Imposing building
Read more about La Conciergerie

Photo: bibi0328

Take Metro line 11 from Chatelet station to Rambuteau station (Direction: Mairie des Lilas) - 25’
12:15-12:45 Centre Georges Pompidou (Museum, 12 €)

Why visit

  • Unique, futuristic building
  • Crazy design with the building's structural elements on the outside
Read more about Centre Georges Pompidou

Photo: wallyg

Lunch time
Take Metro line 11 from Rambuteau station to Belleville station (Direction: Mairie des Lilas)
Change to Metro line 2 to Pigalle station (Direction: Porte Dauphine)
Change to Metro line 12 to Abbesses station (Direction: Porte de la Chapelle)
14:00-16:00 Montmartre (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Most romantic neighborhood of Paris
  • Charming area
Read more about Montmartre
Take a walk to Sacré Coeur
16:00-16:30 Sacré-Coeur (Church, Free)

Why visit

  • One of the most recognized building in Paris
  • Beautiful Roman Catholic church
Read more about Sacré-Coeur

Photo: jotpeh

Take Metro line 12 from Pigalle station to Saint Lazare station (Direction: Mairie d’Issy)
Change to Metro line 3 to Opera station (Direction: Gallieni) - 30’ in all
17:00-17:20 Opéra Garnier (Monument, 9 €)

Why visit

  • Unbelievably ornamented opera house
  • Magnificent building
Read more about Opéra Garnier

Photo: Istvan

Take a walk to Galeries Lafayette - 10’
17:30-19:00 Galeries Lafayette (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Amazing department store
  • Unique (shopping) experience
Read more about Galeries Lafayette
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Take RER C5 from Musée d’Orsay station to Versailles Rive Gauche station (Direction:VICK or VERO)
09:00-12:30 Palace of Versailles and Gardens (Monument, 25 €)

Why visit

  • One of the most magnificient palaces in the world
  • World Heritage Site
  • Beautiful gardens
Read more about Palace of Versailles and Gardens

Photo: Amir K.

Take RER C from Versailles Rive Gauche station to Musée d’Orsay station
Lunch time
15:00-16:30 Musée d'Orsay (Museum, 8 €)

Why visit

  • Must-see museum for fans of Impressionism
  • Great variety of paintings, sculptures, and photographs
Read more about Musée d'Orsay
Take RER C from Musée d’Orsay station to Pont de l’Alma station - 30’
17:00-18:15 Boat trip on river Seine (Park and outdoors, 10 €)

Why visit

  • Romantic experience
  • Chance to see Paris from an another angle
Read more about Boat trip on river Seine

Photo: Giam

Take Bus line 92 to Charles de Gaulle Etoile station (Direction: Porte de Champerret) - 10’
18:25-19:10 Arc de Triomphe (Monument, 9 €)

Why visit

  • Breathtaking views of Paris
  • Magnificent historical monument
Read more about Arc de Triomphe

Photo: Rik_C

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