The ‘City of Lights’ is rich in attractions. From the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum to Notre Dame and Montmartre, there are more than enough attractions for a traveler to visit in Paris. Traveling is all interesting and cool; however, the duration of your trip may affect how much you can explore this marvelous city. Hence, you need to have a planned itinerary with all the places you want to visit listed in it. If you are planning on a three-day trip to Paris, given below are some ideas to make the most of the tour within the short time limit.
Eiffel Tower: This is definitely a top place, you would wish to visit on your Paris city tour, so let it be the first place to go. Explore the breathtakingly beautiful Eiffel Tower, and climb the stairs up to get the stunning view of the city.
The Flame of Liberty: This attraction is only a 10-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower. Head over to the historic flame of liberty and click some Instagram perfect pictures.
Jardin D’erivan: The park is located across the Flame of Liberty. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and walk around to feel the greenery and the perfect ambiance of the park.
Pont Alexandre III: Pont Alexandre III is situated at the end of the Jardin park. It is a bridge built across the Seine River, and you can see the beauty of the river as you cross the bridge.
The Montmartre: Take a metro ride to the Montmartre, explore the beautiful church located at the top of the hill, and soak in a magnificent view of the city.
Eiffel Tower at Nighttime: Seeing the beauty of the Tower over and over again will never get tiring. Now that you saw the view in daylight, how about seeing it at nighttime? In fact, a night out to Eiffel Tower is the best way to realize why Paris is known as the City of Lights.
Louvre Museum: Take a ride to the Louvre and explore the beautiful museum having great pieces of arts including the world-famous Mona Lisa painting by Da Vinci. Booking your tickets reserved in advance will be of great help here.
Sainte-Chapelle: Take a 15-minute walk from the Louvre to visit the Sainte Chapelle and check out the incredible stain glass designs at the church.
The Seine River: Grab some fast food and stroll towards the Notre Dame. From here, you can go to any of the banks of Seine River and enjoy a small picnic.
Food Tour: All tours are incomplete without eating the local delicacies of that particular place. At the end of the day, have some mouth-watering Parisian street side food like steak frites, croissants, baguette, macaroons, etc., and get back to your hotel.
The Palace of Versailles: This amazing palace has many spots like Grand Chandeliers, Kings Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and even the most beautiful garden in the city. A good idea is to book a private tour guide so that you can skip the long lines and get to know your way around the significant places. If you are visiting the garden, you can rent golf carts or bikes to explore the huge park.
Champs-Élysées: You definitely need to do some shopping to sum up your Paris tours. One of the best shopping destinations in the city is the Champs-Élysées. Louis Vuitton fans can just buy some fashion attires from the flagship store here, or explore other outlets for more brands.
Arc De Triomphe: The famous monument Arc De Triomphe is located at Champs-Élysées’s western end. Cross the street to take a photo in front of this arch of victory, and conclude your 3-day tour in style.
A Few Travel Tips for Paris City Tours
While planning to go on a Paris city tour, you need to take note on few things. For one, make sure to carry enough money (in Euros) while traveling. Even though most of the places accept all major credit cards, you still need to have enough physical cash handy.
Make sure that you do not spend too much time on having food, as there is a chance that you might waste up to an hour at the restaurant during lunchtime. Hence, keep in mind that you have only a limited amount of time to explore the city. For breakfast, you can buy a Parisian delight from a nearby restaurant and eat while you walk, so that you can spend the time saved to visit the places or do some souvenir shopping.
Moreover, it is not necessary that you need to hire a taxi for exploring Paris. You can just use the public transportation, especially the metro to easily explore the city. Alternatively, you can consider booking a private tour in advance so that you can save a considerable amount of time.