3 days in Paris

3 days in Paris

Day 1 : Louvre / Musée d'Orsay, Tuileries, Concorde, Champs-Elysées, Eiffel Tower.

- Take the bus number 95 and get off at the Louvre

- Visit the Louvre. If you prefer the Impressionists cross over the River Seine by the Pont Royal Bridge and visit the Musée d’Orsay just opposite

- Go through the Jardin des Tuileries and then the Place de la Concorde (The National Assembly is on your left and the Madeleine Church on your right)

- Walk up the Champs-Elysées to the place Clemenceau. Whatever you do don’t miss the expositions in the Grand-Palais. They are usually of superb quality (Wharol, Picasso etc).

- Continue up the Champs–Elysées to and stop at the number 75 "Ladurée" for lunch or a snack. Their macaroons are famous.

- Keep walking up to the l’Arc de Triomphe.

- Take the underground (Métro) line 6 at the "Charles de Gaulle Etoile" station and get off at "Trocadero". Then visit the Eiffel Tower

- Take the RER line C at the station "Champs de Mars Tour Eiffel" and get off at "Musée d’Orsay". Walk along the embankment towards Saint Michel and the Académie Française.

- Take the bus number 95 at the bus stop "Pont du Carousel Quai Voltaire". It will bring you back to the hotel.


Day 2 : Saint-Germain, Luxembourg, Sorbonne, Quartier Latin, Notre-Dame, ile de la Cité and St Louis, Bastille, Marais, Hôtel de Ville and Beaubourg

- Take the underground Line 4 and get off at "Saint Germain des Prés". You will find yourself in the heart of the artistic and literary part of Paris. (libraries, publishing houses and the Café Flore)

- Now to return to "Saint-Michel" you have 2 choices either take the Boulevard St Germain, rue (street) de Bucci and rue St André des Arts (full of small cute boutiques) or the longer way via rue Bonaparte, Eglise St Suplice, rue de L’Odeon, rue de Médicis. Visit the Luxembourg Gardens, rue Soufflot, rue de la Sorbonne and finally Boulevard Saint–Michel

- Go through the "Latin Quarter" and cross the River and visit Notre-Dame.

- Take the rue du Cloître de Notre Dame, the Saint-Louis bridge, and the rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile. Short stop highly recommended at "Berthillon" no 29. The best ice-cream in Paris

- Take the Boulevard Henri IV, cross the Place de la Bastille then Boulevard Beaumarchais et Place des Vosges. You are now in the heart of the "Marais"

- Now take rue des Francs Bourgeois, rue Pavée, rue des Rosiers (Jewish quarter), rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie (Gay quarter), rue des Archives, Hôtel de Ville, rue du Renard

- Cross the esplanade in front of "Beaubourg" (Centre Pompidou)

- Take the Metro line 4. It will bring you back to the hotel.


Day 3 : Palais Royal, Opéra, Grands Magasins, Grands Boulevards, Passages, Montmartre

- Take the bus number 95 and get off at the "Palais Royal Comédie Francaise" stop

- Go through the Palais Royal

- Make a detour through Galerie Vivienne then take the rue des Petits Champs

- Have a quick look in the passage Choiseul on your right

- Avenue de l’Opéra, rue Auber, rue Scribe

- Visit the department stores "Galeries Lafayette & Printemps" on boulevard Haussmann

- Continue on the boulevard Haussmann direction metro "Richelieu Drouot". At the corner of the streets Drouot and Rossini is the famous Auction House "Drouot". Don’t hesitate to go in it’s free and you will be immediately immersed into the atmosphere…

- Take the boulevard Montmartre, make a detour at no 11 through the “Passage des Panoramas” and almost opposite by the passage “Jouffroy”. You will find the wax museum Grévin.

- Continue along the boulevard Poissonniere, boulevard Bonne Nouvelle and take the street on the left "rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis".

- Take the line 4 at the station "Chateau d’Eau" change at "Barbès Rochechouart" and get off at "Anvers". Direct access up to the "Sacré Coeur" and "la Place du Tertre" or get off at Blanche for the Moulin Rouge, rue Lepic and rue des Abbesses

- Spend the afternoon wandering around "Montmartre"

- Take the metro number 4 and stop in Montparnasse for come back.