The perfect weekend in Paris: The most emblematic spots

Héloïse Dumortier Tropicfeel Explorer

Héloïse Dumortier

My name is Héloïse and I’m a French creative soul. I’m passionate about traveling, editing pictures, and having great times with friends.
Paris
3 days
Paris
3 days
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While there is more to see in France than just Paris, it’s still the capital and an absolute must-visit! For a first-time visitor, a trip of three days is the perfect time to get a good sample of what this city has to offer. Crossing bridges, getting lost in the narrow streets with typical architecture, getting cultured in the very touristic places, it has something for everyone and that’s what I like most about the capital of France. There are hundreds of things to see in the city of lights, but these three days will make you fall under its charm.

Did you know that Paris is called the city of light? This is because it’s the place where public lighting was created under Louis XIV, thanks to the lanterns! Today, many street lamps light up the capital and the name has been retained.
Vélib' is a public bicycle sharing system spread all over the city that is a fast, inexpensive and respectful way to get around the city.
A challenge: reach the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower with stairs: 674 steps to climb. Grab your bottle of water, take a deep breath and go! The view will definitely be worth it!
Did you know that Paris is called the city of light? This is because it’s the place where public lighting was created under Louis XIV, thanks to the lanterns! Today, many street lamps light up the capital and the name has been retained.
Vélib' is a public bicycle sharing system spread all over the city that is a fast, inexpensive and respectful way to get around the city.
A challenge: reach the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower with stairs: 674 steps to climb. Grab your bottle of water, take a deep breath and go! The view will definitely be worth it!

Discover the best Parisian spots in 3 days

DAY 1

Eiffel Tower in Paris France

Eiffel Tower

Then, go down slowly towards the Eiffel Tower. You can go up to the 1st, 2nd or 3rd floor if you want to see Paris from above.

Le Champ de Mars restaurant in Paris France

Le Champ de Mars restaurant

If it's time for a break you should try this restaurant, well situated on your journey.

Les invalides dome in Paris France

Les Invalides

The beautiful military monument that you can admire from the outside.

DAY 2

Pont Alexandre III in Paris France

Pont Alexandre III

The Pont Alexandre III looks like something out of a historical movie: 32 lamp posts and statues of lions decorate this magnificent bridge.

Louvre Museum in Paris France

Louvre Museum

One of the most beautiful and largest museums in the world, the most famous and visited in the world with millions of visitors every year. It is impossible to visit the whole museum at once, you can enjoy the view of the buildings outside, the place is grandiose.

Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris France

Notre-Dame de Paris

With its two recognizable towers, Notre Dame de Paris is a monument not to be missed.
The visit allows you to observe the many details of the cathedral and to overlook the roofs of Paris.
Note: after the accident in 2019, part of the cathedral is being rebuilt.

DAY 3

Sacre Coeur in Paris France

Sacré-Coeur

The Sacré-Coeur is part of the Montmartre district, one of the most famous areas of the capital.
From the square in front of the Sacré-Coeur, you have a great view over the roofs of Paris (and even some monuments if you have a good view).
You can visit the basilica for free (except the dome and the crypt).

Wall of love, perfect weekend in Paris France

Wall of Love

The famous "Mur des Je T'aime" is a place that symbolizes the city of love and romance that is Paris, with the phrase translated into 250 languages!

Champs Elysees in Paris France

Champs-Élysées

The most beautiful avenue in the world would be the Champs-Elysées.Whatever you think, you can walk back to the Arc de Triomphe. You'll pass cafés, restaurants, cinemas and theatres, the most diverse shops, from the biggest names in luxury to the most popular brands.

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Before you travel

  • Equipment: If you would like to visit Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum or to attend any tourist monument book the ticket in advance. It will save you so much time waiting in the queue to buy your tickets!
  • Food: Paris is also famous for its boulangeries, the bakeries! I suggest you try the classic ‘baguette’, ‘croissant’ and the ‘pain au chocolate, that last one is my favorite!
  • Transportation: If you are planning to stay for several days it is a good idea to buy a Navigo Découverte pass. This is a magnetic card that allows you to use unlimited transport in the Paris region. You can buy it in any metro station or Navigo agency in town, it costs only 5€ and you can buy any package you like.
Inside cathedral in Paris France

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Héloïse Dumortier

My name is Héloïse and I’m a French creative soul. I’m passionate about traveling, editing pictures, and having great times with friends. When I’m traveling, I like to see as many places as possible, discover tiny streets in big cities, and capture the most beautiful spots of the places I visit. I’m sharing mostly about my latest travels, I give a presentation through food, buildings, people, and fashion.