Spend 3 days off work in Paris

Do you have a weekend off from work but you do not know what to do? Traveling is certainly the most beautiful way in which to spend a weekend. Paris is an ideal European capital to spend three days there, as you will have enough time to see most of its fine sights. Of course, the more time you have, the better it is but you’ll be right on time to see what you want. Read on to find out how!

Paris

Paris

It is best to consider that the first half on the first day  upon your arrival, you will busy with travel and hotel accommodation, so once that is done you can begin to explore the beautiful city of Paris.
You have little time to spend, due to the fact that it is your first day there but it is enough to see a beautiful landscape of the city and the things closest to your accommodation. The city has provided fourteen subway lines that can reach every place in a few minutes, so you should get a metro map the moment you set foot on the station and always carry ot with you. The proposals to pass this first day in Paris are visiting the Eiffel Tower at sunset or maybe in the evening with the tower all lit up and you can make a boat trip on the Seine.

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

On the morning of the second day it is advisable to take a panoramic tour of the city on a City Sightseeing bus, so as to have a greater, albeit approximate, view of Paris with its most important places and monuments.
In the afternoon, you could have a walk on the 8th arrondissement, which starts from the Place de l’Opera and goes down the Rue de la Paix, Rue de Rivoli and the Place de La Concorde. From this square you can then go back to the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe, while along the way you will find many little shops where you can enjoy great shopping.

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

On the morning of the third day, finally, it is advisable to visit the islands of the Seine (Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint-Louis), and especially the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame. Get off at Metro Cité, you will find the free entrance to the church and while the entrance to the two towers costs about € 8.5, the view from the top is wonderful. Also, if you are lucky and find it open you can visit the room that contains the famous bell of Quasimodo.

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

After visiting Notre Dame you can go and take a walk to the Ile Saint Louis. Finally, if you still have a bit of time is definitely interesting to visit the Louvre. The ticket costs about € 9 and since it is huge, you will have to decide which parts you would like to visit. It goes without saying that you have to see Mona Lisa though.

Louvre

Louvre

Paris sights photos by: A.G Photographe, Stephen Walford, Jessie Leong, Martyn Davis, J P| Photography

For more on Paris check: How to save money on a visit to Paris, What to see in Paris: the Conciergerie , the first palace of the Kings, 4 cool ways to relax and get to know Paris

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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