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3 days in Paris

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3 days in Paris
Whether you've been to Paris one time or 10, you'll always find pleasurable surprises in store. As the French say, Allons-y (Let's go)!
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
L'Open Bus Tour
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L'Open Bus Tour
Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to honour the victories of his Grande Armée. Inspired by the great arches of antiquity, the monument combines the commemorative with the symbolic and it has always played a major role in the national republican consciousness. Every evening, the flame is lit on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Great War. An... More

The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to honour the victories of his Grande Armée. Inspired by the great arches of antiquity, the monument combines the commemorative with the symbolic and it has always played a major role in the national republican consciousness. Every evening, the flame is lit on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Great War. An exhibition portrays the history and explains its symbolic importance, nationally as well as internationally. The terrace provides superb views both by day and night across the city and its great sweeping avenues.-Opening hours : April to September: from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; October to March: from 10 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.-Closed: 1st January, 1st May, 8th May (morning), 14th July (morning), 11th November (morning), 25th December-Entry fees: Adults = 9,5 €; Concessions = 6 €; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Jardin des Tuileries
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Jardin des Tuileries

Located within the Place de la Concorde, this garden demonstrates the Parisian style of intricate landscaping.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Eiffel Tower
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Eiffel Tower

As one of the most visible icons of Paris, the Eiifel Tower is an iron lattice tower built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World's Fair and... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Le Caveau de la Huchette
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Le Caveau de la Huchette

Le Caveau de la Huchette is a Jazzclub in the middle of the Quartier Latin. (Rue de la Huchette).  The pub can be devided in two sections: a... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Day 2
Musee du Louvre
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Musee du Louvre

The Louvre is a huge art gallery housed in an old Parisian palace. It holds a collection of nearly 400,000 items of art and historical objects in its... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Laduree
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Laduree

With three locations in Paris—including an opulent spot right on the Champs-Élysées not far from the Arc de Triomphe—this is THE spot to sample macarons, the quintessential French treat. If you want a taste of affluent, Old World Paris, request a table and stay for lunch, tea or desserts at its tony rue Royale or rue Bonaparte locations (the latter in the Left Bank’s St... More

With three locations in Paris—including an opulent spot right on the Champs-Élysées not far from the Arc de Triomphe—this is THE spot to sample macarons, the quintessential French treat. If you want a taste of affluent, Old World Paris, request a table and stay for lunch, tea or desserts at its tony rue Royale or rue Bonaparte locations (the latter in the Left Bank’s St. Germain-des-Prés district). Less

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Galeries Lafayette
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Galeries Lafayette

Visitors to this massive department store can find brand-name items of nearly every variety.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur)
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Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur)

Sacre-Coeur is amazing, sitting as it does at the highest point in Paris on the hill of Montmartre.  As it sits at the very top of the hill, you can... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Moulin Rouge
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Moulin Rouge

This risqué world-famous cabaret, performed in a 19th-century windmill, has been exciting audiences since 1900.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Day 3
Cafe de Flore
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Cafe de Flore

This historic café captures the ambience of Paris of old all the way down to its cramped quarters.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Musee d'Orsay
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Musee d'Orsay

Musee d'Orsay is not to be missed, even if you "know nothing" about art.  The museum boasts the best collection of Impressionist paintings in the... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Notre Dame Cathedral
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Notre Dame Cathedral

This famous cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture on which construction began in the 12th century, stands on the Île de la Cité and is the symbolic heart of the city.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Village St-Paul

This section of the Marais is filled with antique shops and old buildings.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Place des Vosges
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Place des Vosges

Paris's oldest public square has a meticulously manicured central park and is surrounded by beautiful 17th-century townhouses.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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