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Visit Paris in 3 days

Friday 8 April 2022, by Colling Wood

Are you looking for information about visiting Paris? Do you want to know the must-sees of Paris, where to go out, where to stay in Paris to be close to everything and without breaking the bank? In this article, I give you some good tips to discover our beautiful French capital easily.

Visiting Paris - The must-sees

As in all the articles I do, I like to present the cities with maps. This will allow you to quickly see the must-do’s in Paris.

To start this visit of Paris, I started with a small visit in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, at the edge of the Marais district (this is where I advise you to find your hotel). The architecture, the atmosphere, the shops... are really incredible!

My visit of Paris started with the Place des Vosges, in the middle of which is a very nice little park surrounded by artists’ shops, boutiques and bars. I met two groups of musicians who were performing under the arches, they make the charm of the place.

It was on the second day that we took the tourist bus from Paris. We took the tickets 5 minutes away from the Louvre (you have a marker on the map of Paris that I put for you. For info the icon is an eye, next to the red Cityrama icon), then we went to stop number 4 just in front of the Louvre.

In the centre of the Ile de la Cité. This is where the Notre Dame cathedral is located. Unfortunately since the fire you can’t visit it anymore. The tourist boats on the Seine pass in front of Notre Dame de Paris, it’s really nice to do.

Located close to the Louvre, the Latin Quarter is one of the most pleasant areas of Paris, quieter than the Marais, but also the oldest area of Paris! Start with the Place Saint Michel and its fountain, then cross the rue de la Huchette (the most touristic part of the district). Take a walk in the charming little rue Galante

The Avenue des Champs Elysées, seen from the top of the Arc de Triomphe. If you want to visit the Arc de Triomphe and avoid the queue, here is the Arc de Triomphe queue breaker. The square is also called the place de l’étoile.

The Hôtel des Invalides. This Parisian monument was used to house the invalids of Louis XIV’s armies. It was he who ordered its construction. Napoleon used it for the same reasons. It is here that Napoleon’s remains rest.

What to see in Paris - The Montmartre district

What you absolutely must do is visit the Paris Montmartre. A real little village in the heart of Paris. Go to rue des Abesses, a very lively street! You will find many restaurants and bars.

My first good address is called the Cave des Abesses (if you like wine, oysters and charcuterie, go there).

At its perpendicular, you have the rue Audran, with these two very good Italian restaurants, so if you are a little peckish here are 3 great addresses!

Accommodation in Paris

This is a summary of the article "Where to sleep in Paris". Anyway, for those who already trust me, it is in the Marais or in the Latin Quarter that I advise you to find an accommodation in Paris, you will be very well placed to visit the must-sees of the capital.

Visiting Paris via the tourist bus

This part is a summary of the article "Paris tourist bus".

Tourist buses are a great way to discover a city. There are several companies that offer bus tours, and they all follow the same route plan. Here is the route plan used by the company BigBus Paris and open tour.

Where to go out in Paris and how to use the metro

Here is a last little map of Paris (metro but personalised) which will allow you to know very quickly where to go according to your desires.

In this personalised map of Paris, you will find, circled in yellow, places to visit absolutely, in green, places to party, in blue, what to shop and in red, strategic places. I’ll complete this little map with time but already I think you’ll have plenty to do.

Small point on the metro

The Paris metro will be one of your best friends during your visit to Paris.
The price of a metro ticket is 1,90€.
Look at the terminus of the train to know if you are in the right direction, it’s very simple but at least you will be sure to be in the right direction.
If you leave the station the ticket is no longer valid. This little point about how it works is the same for all metros (as far as I know) but for those who are not very familiar with metros, you are now aware.