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Activities to Do in Paris in 3 days

See the architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, Visit Eiffel Tower, Explore the street of Champs-Elysees, Cruising at the Seine River, Perceive the hilly streets of Montmartre, Stroll the Latin Quarter, Explore The Palace of Versailles and many more.

If you are visiting the ‘City of Love’ but have less time in hand, you can be sure to find a plethora of super exciting things to do in Paris in 3 days. There are many iconic things that can be done over a short span of time to experience the beautiful feel of Paris. 

From visiting the various legendary monuments to shopping your heart out, you can enjoy a host of fun activities to do in Paris in 3 days. You can go sample some fine wines and learn the classic wine making technique at some of the world-famous ancient wineries in the city.

You can hop across the top landmarks of Paris, such as Arc De Triomphe and Place De La Concorde. You can also unwind and enjoy a relaxing time with your loved ones at Champs De Mars and Ile De La Cité. Above all, you can spend 3 days having all the fun of your life indulging in what this place has to offer. 

Things to do in Paris on Day 1

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Appreciate the Beauty of Notre-Dame Cathedral

One of the best things to do in Paris in 3 days is gasping into the architectural beauty and grandeur of Notre-Dame Cathedral. It is the oldest cathedral in the city and is distinguished for its antiquity, massive size, and precious artwork.  You can admire the iconic twin bells, belfry, façade, flying buttresses, windows, and Gothic vaults of the church.

After climbing four hundred and twenty-two steps of the cathedral, you're rewarded with the most stunning view of Paris. You can also appreciate the sculptures that are placed in the Gallery of Kings section of this church. Here you'll find twenty-eight figures of French Kings such as Philippe Auguste and Childebert.

Location: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France

Timings:  Monday to Friday – 08:00 am to 06:45 pm
                 Saturday & Sunday– 08:00 am to 07:45 pm
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Adore the Architecture of Sainte-Chapelle

Remain awestruck by visiting this medieval chapel that is one of the most significant examples of Gothic architecture. It stores the relics of King Louis IX in the form of a shrine, which is the greatest attraction of this chapel.
You should also admire the stained windows of the chapel on which biblical scenes are portrayed. If you're planning to visit the chapel, then you can even cut the queue by booking the ticket from Thrillophilia. 

Location: 8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France

Timings:9 AM - 5 PM
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Visit Eiffel Tower

If you're looking for one of the most exciting things to do in Paris in 3 days, then you should definitely visit Eiffel Tower. It is also known as the Iron Lady and is a must-see architectural wonder in Paris. The summer terrace located on the first floor of the tower offers a panoramic view of Paris to the visitors.

Many exhibitions and concerts are also organized here to keep the visitors entertained. From the kiosks on the ground floor to Thierry Marx brewery and champagne bar on the top floor, you can enjoy a wide variety of drinks and food here. Some of the best light shows and spectacular musical nights are also organized here.

Location: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France.

Timings: 9 AM - 12.45 AM
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Explore the Legendary Street of Champs-Elysees

One of the best things to do in Paris in 3 days is strolling by the legendary street of Champs-Elysees that is full of grandest shops and boutiques. You can find here branded stores like Hugo Boss, Jil Sander, Banana Republic, Louis Vuitton, and Mac.

It is also a cultural hotspot and boasts of many exhibition venues and theatres. You can also visit some of the cafes and bars here where you can sip a cocktail or have some delicious food. It also hosts many parades and events such as Champs-Elysees Film Festival and Bastille Day, which you must attend.

Timing: 10 AM - 8 PM
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Cruising at the Seine River

Have an astounding cruise experience at the Seine River to register some of the best memories in your memory lane. The cruise takes you through some of the significant landmarks of Paris, such as Invalides, Assemblée Nationale, Institut de France, Musée d'Orsay, and Notre Dame de Paris.

You also get a chance to gaze upon the Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower as you sail by. For a more enthralling experience, you can even enjoy lip-smacking dinner and sparkling champagne on the boat. You can also listen to the onboard commentary of your guide in fourteen different languages about the various exciting things regarding this tour. 

Location: Le Havre

Timings: 10 AM - 10 PM

Things to do in Paris on Day 2

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Learn about the History of France by visiting the Louvre Museum

Step back into the historical era by visiting the Louvre Museum, which houses the most impressive collection of relics and architectural specimens. This is a baroque style palace as well as a museum that houses the most celebrated work of art, including the photo of Venus of Milo and Mona Lisa.

It is spread in 73,000 square meters and houses around 35,000 artworks making it one of the largest museums in Paris. You should not miss viewing the model castle that has been placed here to help you visualize how Louvre looked in the 12th century. 

Location: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

Timings: 
Wednesday - Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: Closed
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Acknowledge the Art at Musee d'Orsay

One of the best places to visit in Paris in 3 days is the Musee d'Orsay museum that gives you the feel of a railway station with its humongous bay windows and big clocks. You can witness here some of the best western artistic creations and paintings from Monet, Degas, Manet, Van Gogh, Renoir, or Cézanne. Furniture displays and photography events are also organized here regularly.

If you climb to the topmost balcony of the museum, then you can have an astounding view of Sacre'-Coeur Basilica. It also has a restaurant on the top floor where you can have delicious cuisines.

Location: 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France

Timings: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Learn about the History of Europe at The Conciergerie

Stay awestruck by visiting one of the most beautiful monuments of Paris known as The Conciergerie. It is one of the oldest buildings in Paris whose grandiose and architecture is unparalleled. It was a royal palace that was abandoned by the Kings of France and was converted into prison cells.

The Conciergerie represents the Gothic architecture, and you'll be dazzled to gasp into the 1,113 glass windows erected over here. It would be best if you did not forget to witness the prison cell of Marie-Antoinette once you're over here. 

Location: 2 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France

Timings: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
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Explore the Hilly Streets of Montmartre

When you're in Paris, you should not miss exploring the famous Parisian district of Montmartre, which is one of the best places to visit in Paris in 3 days. It has some of the most stunning basilicas, windmills, bistros, museums, and vineyards. The hilly streets of Montmartre are flushed with greenery, and you can witness here some of the most scenic gardens and parks. 

Some of the greatest films like Amelie of Montmartre were also shot here due to its breathtaking beauty and tranquil environment. If you're an art lover, then satiate your craving for the best artistic pieces by visiting the eclectic galleries located here. 
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Stroll the Latin Quarter

One of the most exciting things to do in Paris in 3 days is strolling the Latin Quarter, which is one of the historic neighborhoods of the city dotted with classic restaurants, arty bookstores, and grand gardens. This unmissable stop in Paris unfolds new surprises at every twist and turn and is known for its bohemian charm.

It is the oldest area of Paris where you can grab a meal at the Persian cafes and seek solace at the beautiful churches. Many cultural events are also organized here with complete fervor and zeal. 

Location: The 5th and the 6th arrondissements of Paris

Things to do in Paris on Day 3

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Travel into the Footsteps of Royalty at The Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles served as the former royal residence of the French Kings. It reflects the opulence and grandiose through its architecture and appeal; you can witness here the humongous apartments of Kings and Queens.

The Coronation Room and the halls of Mirror are the major attraction of this palace that will leave you awestruck with their spellbinding beauty. It also has a magnificent garden embellished with bronze groups, attractive basins, and statues that you can't hold back adoring. 

Location: Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

Timings: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Closed on Monday)
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Enjoy the View from Montparnasse Tower

Enjoy the gorgeous view of Paris from Montparnasse Tower, which is a 210 meters skyscraper located in Montparnasse. The tower has 59 floors, and it houses a restaurant on the 56th floor known as Le Ciel de Paris.  It is one of the tallest skyscrapers of France that offers visibility of around forty kilometers on a clear day.

It also provides a breathtaking view of the topmost attractions of the city like the Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower, making it one of the best places to visit in Paris in 3 days. 

Location: 33 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris, France

Timings: 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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Explore the Dark Underworld of Catacombs

Witness the remains of around six millions people in a small tunnel network at the Catacombs. As the cemeteries got filled up, the catacombs were created beneath the bustling European city to stock up the remains of thousands of Persians. It is estimated that around three hundred cataphiles are placed in the catacombs every week via the secret entrance.

The catacombs stretch over 200 miles, but the visitors can access only a small section of it. Some of the areas of the catacombs have also been turned into creative spaces. For example, one of these underground caverns has been transformed into an amphitheater where you can watch the cinema. 

Location: 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France

Timings: 10 AM - 8 PM
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Experience your Childhood at Disneyland Paris

Become a child again at Disneyland Paris that gives you a chance to meet your favorite Disney characters. Loaded with gripping stories, breathtaking roller coaster rides, spectacular laser shows, and entertainment offerings, Disneyland Paris is one of the best places to visit in Paris in 3 days. You can also marvel at the spectacular parades and shows that are organized here.

Discover the fantasy world of television and movies at Walt Disney Studios Park, which is another important section of Disneyland Paris. Many restaurants and cafes also located here where you can stop by to have some lip-smacking food and drinks. 

Location: Disneyland, Paris

Timings: 10:00 AM -8:30 PM
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Indulge into a Luxury Shopping Experience at La Vallée Village

Shopping at La Vallée Village is definitely one of the best things to do in Paris in 3 days as you can stock up here everything under the sun as a memoir of your trip. This giant shopping mall houses more than one hundred ten boutiques and branded stores that offer you great deals and discounts. You can find here luxury shops such as Burberry, Gucci, Armani, and Prada and affordable stores such as Sandro, Maje, and Ralph Lauren. 

Location: 3 Cours de la Garonne, 77700 Serris, France

Timing: 10 AM - 8 PM
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Wine Tasting

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One of the most recommended activities to do in Paris in 3 days is to visit its wineries and vineyards for the best wine tasting tours. Famous for its wine and vine tours, Paris will offer you an amazing collection of classic wines.

You can try to gain more knowledge about the six different varieties like Bordeaux, Sancerre, Rhone that hold a great importance in the city. You can try the handmade wines prepared by a homemade traditional process.

You can definitely try to gain some knowledge about the famous champagnes that are liked among the tourists and see the making process too. Try to find out more about how wine is tasted and you can learn how to read french wine labels. The wine tasting areas have  relaxing rooms where you can rest and sip your wine along with enjoying some freshly made cheese and baked breads.
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Visit Arc De Triomphe

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If you are a history buff, one of the best activities to do in Paris in 3 days for you is to visit the iconic Arc De Triomphe, built by Napoleon I. On your visit to this place, try knowing more about the names of the brave soldiers and generals in whose memory this whole monument was built and are engraved on the walls that sings their glorious tales.

You can witness a big flame lamp being lit to honour the brave soldiers who gave their lives for the nation. You can also visit the top terrace of the monument which also offers a great view of the city from the top.

Location:
Pl. Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France

Timing:
10 AM to 11 PM
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Picnic In Champs De Mars

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One of the most family-friendly activities to Do in Paris in 3 days is to go picnicking in Champ de Mars, which is well-known for its green pastures. You can definitely enjoy a peaceful day out here with your loved ones soaking in the views of the Eiffel Tower.

This place was mostly used in ancient times for military drills and the name of the place comes from the name of the Roman War God. You can also try to know the historical importance that this city holds during the revolutionary acts from any guide. This place was also used for the organisation of many world fairs in Paris and also attracted a large number of tourists in those years.

Location:
2 All. Adrienne Lecouvreur, 75007 Paris, France

Timing:
10.30 AM to 6.30 PM
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Place De La Concorde

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If you are a history enthusiast, one of the most recommended activities to Do in Paris in 3 days is to pay a visit to the Place De La Concorde, which is one of the largest squares in Paris. The Place De La Concorde was of great importance during the French Revolution and the place will offer you an insight of the rich past.

You will surely enjoy the views of the rivers and sea themed fountains that are built near the place and are a beautiful addition to its charm. You can definitely try to go to the Luxor Obelisk which offers some mesmerizing views of Tuileries gardens along with the Louvre museum on one side along with the views of  Arc De Triomphe and Champs-Elysees on the other side.

To visit more of the place you can also explore the French Naval Ministry and the Crillon hotel which exudes sheer elegance.

Location:
75008 Paris, France

Timing:
Open 24 hours
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Ile De La Cite

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One of the best activities to Do in Paris in 3 days is to go explore the beautiful island of Ile De La Cite, which is situated on the Seine River. You can stroll across the beautiful roads of the city that are lined up by lovely houses and cafes.

You can also marvel at the impressive gothic architecture of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, dedicated to the virgin Mary. You can also shop for amazing souvenirs at Marché aux Fleurs, hangout with friends at Café Saint Regis, and unwind and relax at Square du Vert Galant.

Location:
On the Seine river in the center of Paris
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Visiting Disneyland in Paris has always been a dream of mine and I get to thoroughly enjoy it. My idea of pre-booking the tickets was on point. I really didn't want to take any chances. Every moment I spent there was magical and I even got past the queue pretty fast. If you are going to visit Disneyland you better get an advance ticket booked, trust me it really helps.
18 November 2019
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The best part about the cruise was the breathtaking view that it served. The commentator in the ship was well informed and gave us great insights throughout the cruise. The trip lasted for about 30 minutes and we got to take a couple of very elegant pictures of the city from the cruise.
22 January 2020
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We enjoyed an evening cruise on the beautiful waters of the Seine river. The experience was refreshing and we enjoyed the entire cruise. The ship was well maintained and smoothly managed by the people present there. I really like to thank Thrillophilia for its seamless service. I would recommend this cruise to everyone visiting Paris.
16 November 2019
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We got the 1:00 PM tour of the La Vallée Village for some much needed shopping that we wanted to do. We shopped and also enjoyed a good meal at the village. There was some really cool stuff that we bought including souvenirs.
12 January 2020
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The transport to La Vallée Village was very comfortable. The pickup and drop off was conducted very well. I and my partner engaged in a good shopping escapade where we spent hours buying various things. The village is one of the prominent places to shop and have a good time, overall. I would recommend every person who wants to get into some shopping should definitely visit La Vallee Village. It is worth every penny.
The Picasso National Museum carried a ton of history. From the painting to the sculptures to the actual design of the museum everything is historical. Me, being a history buff I was engrossed in the place.
What an elegant place to discover. I always wanted to visit Picasso National Museum and I found this great discount they were providing on the tickets so I booked them for myself and my parents on our trip to Paris. We just showed our Thrillophilia vouchers on the location and they instantly allowed us in. I really liked it and would definitely recommend Thrillophilia.
The overall experience I would say was very positive. A must-try, I would say.
17 February 2020
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The Paris Hop On Hop Off is a great way to enjoy and get to see all the important monuments in the place. The trip was amazing and worth a shot. My family along with me got to see a variety of scenic locations around the city. We took a lot of photos and had a great time on the tour. The bus was comfortable and easy to ride on.
06 January 2020
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I chose the transfer package of the Disneyland Paris tour by Thrillophilia because I had kids with me and I didn't want to wander around in various transport services with them. The pickup and drop service arranged by the team was really comfortable and saved a lot of my time. The trip was hassle-free. My kids had a lot of fun and I was just happy to see them enjoy so much.

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  1. What are the famous things to do in Paris in 3 days with families?

    1. Relish the beauty of Sainte-Chapelle: This medieval chapel is a reflection of the Gothic architecture, and the decors are simply stunning. The depiction of the Bible in the stained windows will leave you and your family amazed.

    2. Cruise at River Seine: Cruising along the Seine River gives you the opportunity to view some of the iconic landmarks of Paris from the water body. The view along with the commentary will make unforgettable memories for your family.

    3. Go to Eiffel Tower: A trip to Paris without visiting the Eiffel Tower is impossible. Take your family to the top of the tower and watch their faces lit up with excitement at the sight of the glorious city of Paris.

    4. Explore the Louvre Museum: The unique design and the diversified artwork in this museum are sure to leave you baffled. Take your family to the Mona Lisa and watch them be amazed by it.
  2. What are the best things to do in Paris in 3 days for couples?

    1. Marvel at the architecture of Notre-Dame Cathedral: Being the oldest cathedral and the presence of several unique figures, sculptures, and decors have increased its popularity among the couples. While climbing the 422 steps will elicit grunts from you and your partner, the picturesque view at the end will be worth it.

    2. View from the Eiffel Tower: If Paris has ever been personified by a landmark, then it is Eiffel Tower, undoubtedly. The view you get from the top of Paris is exhilarating and absolutely mesmerizing. 

    3. Walk along the Latin Quarter: The bohemian charm and the classic restaurants seem to be the specialty of the Latin Quarter. You can arrange a date of local cuisine for your partner in any one of the cafes here. 

    4. Explore the Catacombs: If you and your partner are not afraid of visiting the dead underground, then surely a visit to the catacombs is a must. 

  3. Is Paris worth visiting?

    Yes, Paris is definitely worth visiting due to its rich culture, tradition, and history. You can find some of the most stunning buildings here that are a notable piece of art and architecture. From the entertainment hubs to shopping centers, theme parks, and museums, you can find everything here to satiate your wanderlust. Once you're in this city, you're bound to fall in love with the cobbled streets, wide-open vistas, and hidden gems.
  4. How much does it cost to go to Eiffel Tower?

    The cost to go to Eiffel Tower varies widely based on your age and the specifications you select on your tour.

    1. Adults above the age of twenty-five years have to pay 7 euros, and those aged between 12 to 24 years have to pay 5 euros.

    2. The kids between 4 to 11 years have to pay 3 euros. Admission tickets along with elevator access to the 2nd floor will cost around 8.50 euros, 4 euros, and 11 euros, respectively.
  5. What is the best time to visit Paris?

    1. October to Early November is considered to be the best time to visit Paris as the weather remains mild and enjoyable, and the crowd is also less during this time of the year.

    2. Autumn(March to May) is also an excellent time to visit Paris as the weather remains neither too hot nor too warm and the gardens and parks see their first burst of blooms.
  6. Is it safe to walk around Paris at night?

    Yes, it is absolutely safe to walk around Paris at night, and you won't find notorious activities happening over here. You should, however, take care of your personal belongings if you're touring the city at night, and you should walk only in those areas that are lighted up properly.

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