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Plan for a 3-day getaway to Paris

How many days should a getaway to Paris last? As much as you want and can afford. The Parisian charms are almost countless, so you can be there days and days. There will always be places to visit or places you want to return to. However, it is difficult to travel without limit. For this reason, we propose a plan to enjoy Paris in 72 intense hours.

First day of the getaway to Paris

Let’s start our getaway to Paris in the oldest area of ​​the city, the Cité, an island of the Seine. There is the Cathedral of Notre Dame, whose good morning visit is spectacular. And we will also visit the Sainte Chapelle, another wonderful gothic temple.

Notre Dame Cathedral

After that, we can take a walk until we reach the Louvre Museum. If we have planned the visit well, it is advisable to go in and take advantage of what remains of tomorrow to walk in front of its masterpieces.

Over there you have to stop before the Greek statues of the Venus de Milo or the Victory of Samothrace. And then you will have to marvel at the canvases of Leonardo, Rubens or Delacroix, among many other great works of art history.

We could spend hours, even days, there, but we must take advantage of the time. So it’s time to eat a quick sandwich in the Tuileries Gardens. Y then we will stroll towards the elegant Place Vendôme, where the Ritz Hotel is and some of the most glamorous businesses in Paris.

We are not going to lose that atmosphere of elegance in the remainder of the day, since the idea is to go through the Place de la Concorde, then the Champs-Elysées and, finally, arriving at the Arc de Triomphe, to go up to its terrace and have a vision of the most aristocratic area of ​​Paris.

There, to compensate for the midday sandwich, we can find a good restaurant for tonightalthough we already warned you that it will be expensive.

Second day in Paris

Eiffel Tower

The second day of the getaway to Paris we are going to spend on the other side of the river. We will start in Trocadero square, for the views it offers of the Eiffel Tower. We will approach it crossing the Seine, until we reach the Champ de Mars.

 

It is essential to access the interior of the Eiffel Tower and climb to one of its viewpoints. From there all of Paris is at our feet. But it is advisable to buy tickets in advance.

From the top of the tower we can see the points to which we will go later. First, in the vicinity of the Rodin Museum, which we can visit on another trip. Later you have to go to Les Invalides, with its impressive dome. And from there we get closer to the river again.

The vision of one of its most artistic bridges is unmissable: the Alexandre III bridge. If we were to cross it, it would lead us to the spectacular Petit and Grand Palais. But we are going to look for a bistro in this area to eat a typical onion soup.

After eating we can continue walking along the Seine. We will arrive at the Musée d’Orsay, where we will spend the rest of the afternoon viewing one of the best collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world.

Third day in Paris

Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre

Our last day in Paris will begin in front of the extravagant architecture of the Center Pompidou. We can enter to see its collections of contemporary art, but also its lobby or certain free access areas, and thus see this curious building from the inside.

Then it’s time to walk through the neighborhood of Le Marais, where there are many charming shops and cafes where you can have lunch before reaching one of the most beautiful squares in Paris. It is that of the Vosges, a must-see in the French capital. As well as entering the metro, which today we will take to go to the Abbesses stop.

Once there, we will spend the afternoon in the Montmartre neighborhood. Touring its hill, seeing the Sacré Coeur and the views of the entire city, since we are saying goodbye to Paris.

In this way, at sunset we can have dinner in the restaurants of this area, to then spend the last night in the most rogue neighborhood of the city: Pigalle. Without a doubt, a magnificent farewell to our getaway to Paris.

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