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Paris – The essential

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Paris is magical! From its pretty and remarkable landscapes to its inspiring cafes, Paris has a unique combination of traditional architecture, rich history, pleasant parks and squares, original cuisine and special spirit of life. This is a 3 Day guide to grasp a little of each of these flavors and get the essential of this fantastic city. Go ahead and enjoy! The attractions are grouped in a way that you can do mostly on foot, avoiding long distances along the day and creating routes that optimize time and distance, but they take the entire day, so prepare yourself! Some attractions you’re going to take more time (ex.: museums), but others are quite fast (ex.: churches and neighborhoods), but obviously, it depends on your pace. The main tip is: wake up early and enjoy the day! Many attractions are not opened until late night. At the middle of the routes you’re going to see a lot of other interesting things that catch your eye and are not listed (to avoid being a long and boring guide), but fell free to explore - this is the magic of Paris.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveler
  • Thrifty Traveler
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

23 Places

11 City Tips

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23 Places

Day 1

Place des Vosges

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Maison de Victor Hugo

Historic Sites, History Museums

L'As du Fallafel

Restaurants

Sainte-Chapelle

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Churches & Cathedrals

Notre Dame Cathedral

Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals

Latin Quarter

Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods

Luxembourg Gardens

Gardens, Parks

Saint-Sulpice

Sacred & Religious Sites, Neighborhoods

Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Neighborhoods

La Closerie des Lilas

Restaurants

Day 2

Louvre Museum

Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Jardin des Tuileries

Gardens

La Madeleine

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Churches & Cathedrals

Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

Architectural Buildings, Theaters

Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann

, Department Stores

Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Montmartre

Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods

Day 3

Musee d'Orsay

Art Museums

Pont Alexandre III

Bridges, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Grand Palais

Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Champs-Elysees

Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Arc de Triomphe

Monuments & Statues, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

Eiffel Tower

Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks

marciofleury's City Tips

  • Don’t hesitate in buying a bottle of wine, a little piece of bread and enjoy the life like a French, on the parks or at the margins of Seine.
  • Take a look on what is going on in Paris during your trip. There’re many festivals, special expositions and a lot more.
  • Double the attention with beggars near the stairs of Sacre Couer.
  • Don’t trust on any beggar on the streets and don’t give them money. Be far from people that ask you to sign a document, many are pickpockets.
  • You don’t need to pay tips in the restaurants, but normally you roundup the amount (Ex.: 23,40 euros, you pay 24 and it’s fine).
  • If you’re going to use metro and RER a lot, it’s better to get a full-day pass, instead of buying individual tickets.
  • Tourists don’t need cars in Paris. With the metro, RER and Velib (bicycles) you’re going to reach any place.
  • The magical and essential word in Paris is "bonjour"! Always start a conversation with this word. It increases a lot the chances that Parisians will communicate better with you.
  • If you have little time and want to enter in most of the attractions, buy the Paris Visite Pass – you’re going to save a lot of time cutting off the queue.
  • Avoid going to 2 museums at the same day. This going to tire you a lot.
  • Be aware about the opening and closing time of the attractions. Museums normally close earlier, while churches, stores and outdoors can be visited later.
    Day 1
  • Place des Vosges
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    marciofleury Says:

    It’s small but has a good atmosphere. It's good to seat there for a while and relax. It's in Marais, which is a nice neighborhood to walk around and eat.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Don't forget to visit the Victor Hugo's house - it's free and it's just in the corner of the square.
    • The Bastille, one of the most historical addresses of Paris, it’s just 2 blocks away. You can go there to have a look.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Time Out 11/12/2018
    • Stylish Parisian garden 11/11/2018
    • Place des Vosges
    Address:
    Place des Vosges
    4th Arrondissement
    75004 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 48 87 94 07
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • Maison de Victor Hugo
    Historic Sites, History Museums
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    marciofleury Says:

    The house is quite small, but very well decorated and maintained. It’s a cozy place.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • It's free to enter, so it worth the visit, and also it doesn't take a lot of time. It isn’t on of the main attractions of Paris, so there isn’t many tourists or queues.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #158 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • I’m glad we stopped by 10/24/2018
    • A good place to know the Artist! 10/13/2018
    • Maison de Victor Hugo
    Address:
    6 Place des Vosges
    75004 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 42 72 10 16
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • L'As du Fallafel
    Restaurants (Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli)
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    marciofleury Says:

    A good and cheap meal that feeds you for the whole day. But, what is Falafel? Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas and/or fava beans. Falafel is usually served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as lafa.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • It's a vegetarian food, but you can add different types of meat as you want (the price varies accordantly with the one you chose). It costs around 5 euros.
    • The queue is normally big, but it goes fast. And don't expect a traditional restaurant, it's just a "grab and go" street food, but delicious.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #960 of 15,376 restaurants in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Well overrated 11/16/2018
    • Overpriced 11/13/2018
    • L'As du Fallafel
    Address:
    34 rue des Rosiers
    75004 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 48 87 63 60
    Price range:
    $11 - $23
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Fri
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Other:
  • Sainte-Chapelle
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
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    marciofleury Says:

    It’s a jewel from the medieval period, with the whole bible history being represented by its huge stained glasses.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you go there late afternoon in a sunny day, you’re going to see the reflections of the stained glasses on the floor and walls, creating a beautiful effect.
    • Pay attention, because the entrance is through the Justice Palace.
    • Unlikely most of the churches, it closes early (around 4pm-5pm), so pay attention in your time.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful-worth visiting! 11/16/2018
    • Beautiful at Sunset 11/16/2018
    • Sainte-Chapelle
    Address:
    8 Boulevard du Palais
    75001 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 53 40 60 80
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
    Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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    marciofleury Says:

    It’s the largest and most traditional church in Paris. One of the most important gothic churches in the world.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don’t be afraid about the queue, it goes fast.
    • Take a look on ceremonies’ schedule, because sometimes the entire church or parts of it cannot be accessed
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    • Breathtaking 11/16/2018
    • The oldest lady in Paris 11/16/2018
    • Notre Dame Cathedral
    Address:
    6 Parvis Notre-Dame
    Place Jean-Paul II
    75004 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 42 34 56 10
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
    Sat - Sun
    8:00 AM - 7:15 PM
    Other:
  • Latin Quarter
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
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    marciofleury Says:

    A place of diversity. With narrow streets and a lot of small restaurants, it offers a great variety of flavors.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • At lunch, ask for the menu of the day (“plat du jour”), which offers a good meal for the price.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #53 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Area 11/06/2018
    • Hemingway 101 11/05/2018
    • Latin Quarter
    Other:
  • Luxembourg Gardens
    Gardens, Parks
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    marciofleury Says:

    A pleasant park to hang around and enjoy your time with a good bottle of wine.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The fountain in the middle of the park is also a good entertainment for the children, who can play with small boats.
    • If you plan to make a picnic in Paris, this is a good option.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beauty in the City 11/16/2018
    • Luxembourg Gardens 11/16/2018
    • Luxembourg Gardens
    Address:
    Rue de Vaugirard, Boulevard St. Michel, Rue Auguste-Comte and Rue Guynemer
    I iooll
    75006 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 42 34 20 00
    Other:
  • Saint-Sulpice
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Neighborhoods
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    marciofleury Says:

    Second largest church in Paris and good example of French baroque and neoclassical architecture

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • This church was used to film “Da Vinci Code”, so you may identify some familiar scenarios if you’ve seen the movie.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #69 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Heavenly Sunday music 11/06/2018
    • Lots of History in this massive cathedral 11/06/2018
    • Saint-Sulpice
    Address:
    2 rue Palatine
    75006 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 42 34 59 94
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
    Other:
  • Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
    Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Neighborhoods
    See more photos
    marciofleury Says:

    Traditional intellectual district of Paris, with many good cafes and cultural expressions.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Try to sit in one of the cafes at the edge of Seine River. It’s nice to watch the traditional Parisian life passing by.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sophistication 11/13/2018
    • A fantastic Hot Spot. Very lively. 11/12/2018
    • Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
    Address:
    Place St-Germain-des-Pres
    75006 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 45 61 11 46
    Hours:
    Mon
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • La Closerie des Lilas
    Restaurants (French, European)
    See more photos
    marciofleury Says:

    If you search a good French cuisine experience, this is a good place. It’s a classical French restaurant with good service and meal, bilingual waiters and a nice piano bar.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try to go there for dinner, but it’s better to make a reservation first.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,960 of 15,376 restaurants in Paris
    • Timeless dining in Paris ! 11/16/2018
    • Do NOT Miss this amazing place! 11/15/2018
    • La Closerie des Lilas
    Address:
    171 boulevard du Montparnasse
    75006 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 40 51 34 50
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Louvre Museum
    Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    marciofleury Says:

    One of the largest and most important museums of the world. It has a great collection of many types of art. Louvre is extremely big. Even if you like art, you feel tired because of its size and variety of the collection. The paintings are the most crowded area and you should go there at the end, otherwise you are going to fell tired very quickly. My suggestion: Go to the sculptures first, pass through the objects of art, through napoleon gallery and the go to the painting. If you are not so tired, try the other sessions of the museum as well.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Leave at least 4 hours to go to Louvre.
    • Don't expect so much from Monalisa (La Goicanda)!
    • The queue is huge, so to go directly to the Pyramid (entrance) get the metro and go through the exit that goes directly there, so you can "cut" a little the line.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    • Just simply beautiful! 11/16/2018
    • Fabulous Museum, give yourself lots of time! 11/16/2018
    • Louvre Museum
    Address:
    99 rue de Rivoli
    75001 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 40 20 50 50
    Hours:
    Wed
    9:00 AM - 9:45 PM
    Thu
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Fri
    9:00 AM - 9:45 PM
    Sat - Mon
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Jardin des Tuileries
    Gardens
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    marciofleury Says:

    Very nice garden in front of Louvre. Great for a walk and it offers a great view from its edge, at Place de la Concorde, where you can see the beginning of Champs-Elysees and the whole Louvre building.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you have time, explore the middle of the garden. There are some nice sculptures “hidden” in it.
    • If you love impressionism, it’s nice to visit Orangerie Museum, which is almost at the edge of the garden. It’s very small, but has the two 360 degree paintings of Monet.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 11/16/2018
    • Relaxing Atmosphere 11/14/2018
    • Jardin des Tuileries
    Address:
    Jardin des Tuileries
    pl. de la Concorde, rue de Rivoli
    75058 Paris
    France
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    Other:
  • La Madeleine
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Churches & Cathedrals
    See more photos
    marciofleury Says:

    A beautiful an imposing Greek style church. Contrats with the style of the other churches of Paris.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • It’s better to visit during spring or summer, since its garden is plenty of flowers.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #70 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fascinating structure 11/15/2018
    • Nice structure 11/10/2018
    • La Madeleine
    Address:
    Place de la Madeleine
    75001 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 44 51 69 00
    Other:
  • Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris
    Architectural Buildings, Theaters
    See more photos
    marciofleury Says:

    Its architecture is remarkable and its structure has a lot of art details. It worth visiting inside.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • There are two types of entrance, one guided and other not guided. The guided ones have some specific hours, so if you want to get it, you have to plan yourself.
    • It closes quite early, so don’t leave it to visit at the end of the day.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful Architecture 11/15/2018
    • Speechless... 11/14/2018
    • Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris
    Address:
    8 Rue Scribe
    Place de l'Opéra
    75009 Paris
    France
    Other:
  • Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann
    , Department Stores
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    marciofleury Says:

    All the famous brands and products in one place combined with an outstanding architecture and decoration.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you are planning to buy something there, first go around all the sections before deciding. Normally you can find some good deals.
    • There are some other stores nearby that offers the same products with a more reasonable price (mainly perfumes and makeup)
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #104 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Christmas is around the corner 11/14/2018
    • Very good 11/12/2018
    • Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann
    Address:
    40 Boulevard Haussmann
    75009 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 42 82 34 56
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Other:
  • Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
    Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    marciofleury Says:

    Sacre Coeur is one of my favorite churches in Paris. Its architecture is unique and its position (on the top of the hill) really highlight it. You’re going to have a fantastic view of Paris from there.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • To go up, the best option is to use the funicular.
    • Try to avoid the stairs on the side, there are a lot of "pick pockets" there. If they ask you to sign something, don't do anything, it's a trap.
    • The church itself is beautiful and I think its better to visit it at night, because of the lights.
    • After the visit, take a time to walk a little through Montmartre: there is a lot of "life" over there.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Terrible Security 11/16/2018
    • Excellent location for viewing the city and exploring the picturesque old Paris streets 11/15/2018
    • Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
    Address:
    35 Rue du Chevalier-De-La-Barre
    75018 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 53 41 89 00
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Montmartre
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
    See more photos
    marciofleury Says:

    The traditional bohemian neighborhood of Paris, with a lot of street art and cafes.

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Go at the end of the day. It offers a great view of the sunset. Sit and enjoy in one of the cafes after a long touristic day.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    • A must visit in Paris 11/15/2018
    • You just have to go there !!!! 11/15/2018
    • Montmartre
  • Day 3
  • Musee d'Orsay
    Art Museums
    See more photos
    marciofleury Says:

    For me it’s the best museum of Paris. It's a mid-size museum, so you can appreciate well without feeling tired, like the Louvre. The museum's collection is really rich and is focused on paintings.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Go early, since the queue is quite big. Museums should be visited at the beginning of the day, because they close early and the queues are shorter.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth the Wait 11/16/2018
    • Beautful Museum with so much history 11/16/2018
    • Musee d'Orsay
    Address:
    1 Rue De La Legion d'Honneur
    75007 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 40 49 48 14
    Hours:
    Tue - Wed
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Thu
    9:30 AM - 9:45 PM
    Fri - Sun
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Pont Alexandre III
    Bridges, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    marciofleury Says:

    This is the most famous bridge of Paris. The sculptures on the bridge are really nice and the bridge itself has a beautiful structure.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • From there you can have a great view from the Seine River, Esplanade des Invalides e Eiffel Tower, so prepare your camera for great photos.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • MEMORIES OF RUSSIA IN PARIS 11/16/2018
    • Amazing bridge 11/14/2018
    • Pont Alexandre III
    Address:
    1 Pont Alexandre III
    Quai d'Orsay
    75008 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 46 33 98 38
    Other:
  • Grand Palais
    Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    marciofleury Says:

    It’s a place for temporary expositions. The building is very big and has a nice architecture with a beautiful glass roof and most of the people just explore it from outside.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Try to look on the internet what are the exhibitions that are going on to plan your self if you want to go.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #163 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    • Miro exhibition 11/15/2018
    • Wonderful expo pavillion 11/11/2018
    • Grand Palais
    Address:
    Avenue des Champs Elysees
    75008 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 44 13 17 30
    Hours:
    Mon
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Champs-Elysees
    Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    marciofleury Says:

    The most famous avenue of Paris, combing a series of famous stores, cafes and glamour! Perfect for walking and shopping!

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There are many fancy stores along the entire avenue. Pay attention about the prices, otherwise you going to waste much more than you planned.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Champs elysees 11/16/2018
    • over estimated 11/16/2018
    • Champs-Elysees
    Address:
    Avenue des Champs Elysees
    75008 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 7 53 38 29 83
  • Arc de Triomphe
    Monuments & Statues, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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    marciofleury Says:

    The Arc impresses for its size and beauty. It's an important symbol of Paris and the view of Champs-Elysée is really nice from there.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • You should go by the and of the day, because the effects of its lights and the lights of the cars in the street give a special "touch" to it.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Must see historical building 11/16/2018
    • Arc de Triomphe 11/16/2018
    • Arc de Triomphe
    Address:
    Place Charles de Gaulle
    75008 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 55 37 73 77
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
  • Eiffel Tower
    Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    marciofleury Says:

    The most remarkable symbol of Paris. The view from there is amazing but looking at it from outside is also very nice. It's better to visit at night.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The queues are discouraging, so it's better to buy a scheduled ticket or a ticket to go up by the stairs.
    • During the night there is less queue and the view is amazing!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
    • Fun Fun Fun 11/16/2018
    • Must see both day and night 11/16/2018
    • Eiffel Tower
    Address:
    5 Avenue Anatole France
    75007 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 (0)8 92 70 12 39
    Price range:
    $25 - $25
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 11:45 PM
    Other:
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