Paris is Europe’s most gorgeous city, and certainly the most historic. It’s an art lover’s escape, a history buff’s treasure chest, an architect’s obsession, a shopaholic’s passion, and a traveler’s dream destination.
Paris is so huge, that even touring it for 3 days won’t reveal all its attractions. But it will certainly show all its best tourist sites. Get a Paris Pass for 3 days, and gain entry to its top attractions, including 1-day open air bus tour, a river cruise along the Seine River, visit to top museums, shopping at boutique shops, and dining at the best restaurants and cafes.
Follow this 3-day itinerary on your trip to Paris:
Day 1: Notre-Dame, Sainte-Chapelle & Trocadero Gardens
The tour of Paris starts with Notre-Dame, a cathedral that is the finest example of French Gothic architecture, and one of the biggest churches of medieval Europe. Admire its outer façade, or climb its spires for a panoramic view of Paris.
Then visit Sainte-Chapelle, famous for its largest collection of colorful stained glass. A short walk away will take you to Luxembourg Gardens, which has lush green lawns, flowers and orchards. You can also walk to nearby Luxembourg Palace.
Nearby, the Pantheon is a burial site of famous people like Marie Curie. Afterwards, visit Louvre Museum, which is famous all over the world for its rare treasures. The museum is where you will find the world famous portrait of Mona Lisa. Then walk along the Seine River to reach Trocadero Gardens, from where you get the best views of Eiffel Tower.
Day 2: Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées & Versailles
Visit Arc de Triomphe on the morning of Day 2. This victory arch was built by Napolean Bonaparte, and has names of soldiers etched on its surfaces. You can climb it and view grand vistas of Paris. Then visit Champs-Elysées, the tree-lined avenue, that’s considered among the best in the world. It’s got some of the best landmarks of Paris, and is lined with boutique shops, theatres, nightclubs, museums, chic cafes, and restaurants.
Afterwards, catch the subway train, and go on tour of Versailles. It’s a UNESCO site, and the world’s largest royal residences. The sprawling palace has 2300 rooms, and has the most extravagant treasures like paintings, sculptures, and other antiques. Its luxurious gardens have impressive fountains and lush greenery all round. Visiting Versailles will take up 3-4 hours and will cover the remaining of your day.
Day 3: Catacombs of Paris, Montmartre & Moulin Rouge
Start this day by visiting the famous Catacombs of Paris. Situated underground the streets of Paris, the Catacombs are a network of tunnels, and have skulls and bones of millions of Parisians and soldiers. Then, take a metro ride to go to Musee d’Orsay.
This is one of the finest museums of impressionist art in Paris. It is here that you will find paintings, sculptures, photographs, and iconic works of famous artists like Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso. Then, visit Montmartre, an artsy place, where there is the famous entertainment venue, the Moulin Rouge, the supreme white Basilica of Sacre-Coeur, vine yards, bars, shops, and cafes.