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3-Day Paris Itinerary

When Visited?

Early December

Price Point?

Average

Travel Size?

Small Group

Duration?

Short (4 days or less)

Sights We Recommend?

Must-See

Pigalle Basketball
Conciergerie
Sacre-Coeur
Le Marais
Hotel de Ville
Rue Cremieux
Musee d’Orsay
Eiffel Tower
Saint Michel
Gallery La Fayette
Champs Elysees
Luxembourg Gardens
Bastille
Le Marais
Musee du Louvre
Arc de Triomphe
Palais Royal
Notre Dame

How We Got To Paris?

Round-Trip Flight

Price: $467
Flight Path

Houston → Paris (American)

 

Getting From The Airport To The Hotel

Airport: Charles de Gaulle
After immigration and baggage claim we arrived in Terminal 2
Followed the signs for RER B – a train (part of Paris Public transport) to the city
Before exiting the airport to the RER B area there are ticket kiosks and a ticket office to make a purchase
Price: 10 €
Duration: 1 hour
Our stop in the city: Denfert-rochereau (inside this station we took the line 4 metro to Porte d’Orleans and our hotel was a minute away)

Review

Review: Round Trip flight with a layover in Dallas- We flew as a non-revenue passenger using buddy passes from a friend who works for American Airlines. Flight tickets are normally way more expensive.
Definitely depends on your taste but I feel the food could be a lot better – I recommend bringing snacks for the plane.

3-Day Paris Itinerary

Where We Stayed?

Hotels

Mercure Paris Alesia

Breakfast Incl.: No
Room Type: Standard Double room
Price: $147/night
Rating: ★★★★☆

Details & Review

2 Guests | 1 Night
Review: The room is very cozy and definitely better for two people. However, you could even make it work with 3 adults. Breakfast is not included but there is a buffet that you can pay for in the morning or order room service. We chose to eat breakfast at a cafe (The Venin) across the street.

PRO TIP: We chose this hotel because of it’s proximity to the metro stop. It is a less than a minute walk to the metro stop which was great in the winter cold.

Very friendly staff and the room and bathroom was very clean.

3-Day Paris Itinerary

What We Did?

Activities

Shakespeare & Co.

Price: FREE
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

Review: Bibliophiles dream- cozy book store filled with tons and tons of books. I do not recommend going on a weekend if you do not like crowds and small spaces.

Lunch at 58 Tour Eiffel (2 People)

Price: 42.50€/person
Rating: ★★★★☆

Review

Review: Eating lunch at the first floor of the Eiffel is a cool experience (and better than eating dinner there in our opinion). It’s a picnic style lunch with three courses and and a drink. After lunch we took the stairs for free to the 2nd floor to see the 360, panoramic view it offers. The stairs are PLENTY so be mentally and prepared for the long climb up….then down.

The Eiffel is accessible with it’s elevators and even platforms so those with wheelchairs can easily navigate it.

Climbing Notre Dame

Price: 8€
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

Review: For 8€ you get an INCREDIBLE view of Paris. Two people in our group had lived in Paris before and never did this. It’s not as widely done as other activities but it should be.

The only thing to note is that the climb is not to be taken lightly. It is very doable and you’re climbing the building to get to the roof. The steps are steep, winding, narrow and numerous so be prepared and hold the handrails.

Climbing Notre Dame is free for citizens and all students living in Paris for a year.

For foreign students you have to show a picture of the visa in your passport or your physical passport/

Wine Tasting

Price: FREE
Rating: ★★★★☆

Review

Review: Over 1000+ with vendors from all throughout France. The event ws free and comes with a glass of wine. Our StampedTribe local that we met up with found out about the event on FB events.

When you’re in a city and looking for local events use FB events.

Musee de Louvre

Price: 15€ Total
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

Review: If you are a museum lover, you should definitely make a stop at the Louvre…but give yourself a few hours as there is A LOT…to see.

Rue Crémieux

Price: FREE
Rating: ★★★★☆

Review

Review: A block of multicolored homes ranging from pink to green, blue and yellow. A great spot to take pictures especially for the ‘Gram.

Clubbing: O’Sullivan’s Bar

Price: FREE
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Review

Review: Two people in our group had been several times before in past years and had a great time but this Friday night was a bust. Don’t know if this is an aberration or just what its become.

O’Sullivan’s is a chain of bars in Paris that’s a good place to dance. If you feel like being in a room with drunk sweaty Parisians and a DJ who can’t figure out which decade of music to play- this is the place for you! Seriously, this isn’t a place you should go sober.

3-Day Paris Itinerary

Pigalle Basketball Court

Price: FREE
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

Review: We absolutely LOVED the Pigalle Basketball court. It’s a hidden gem of paris that is now starting to become more widely known. It is a beautiful, colorful, vibrant and functional basketball court sandwiched in between two buildings on a quiet Paris street.

Pigalle basketball is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and a must-see.

3-Day Paris Itinerary

Where We Ate?

Restaurants

Le Chalet Savoyard

Price Point: $$
Rating: ★★★★★

Details

Review: Known for their giant raclette wedges and fondue. This is a great place to visit if you love cheese. If you are going during the weekend, I recommend making a reservation.

The Venin

Price Point: $
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

Review: Small cafe about a 3 minute walk from our hotel- great spot to grab some baked goods for breakfast and desserts.

East Mamma

Price Point: $$
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Details

Review: Italian restaurant that offers pastas, pizzas, and small plates and desserts. It has good reviews but we personally didn’t like it. We didn’t find it seasoned enough and the taste of the food was “off” in a way that we can’t really explain.

3-Day Paris Itinerary

Oishi Sushi

Price Point: $
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Review

Review: Located in Place Monge – a great area to eat with a variety of restaurants and bars and notably all you can eat sushi/japanese buffets. Oishi has a selection of sushis, noodles, etc. on their menu and dinner was 17€/person for all you can eat. The restaurant is not bad and you’ll get your money’s worth but it’s nothing to rave about.

3-Day Paris Itinerary

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