No Europe tour is complete if it doesn’t include the French capital, Paris. Known by several names including, the City of love, the City of Lights, there’s so much to cover, that even a month may not be really sufficient to cover the city. Many travel agencies include a one day tour to Paris in their 10-day European itinerary. This usually covers the top ten landmarks of the city in roughly two hours and its impossible to even get a flavour of this city. The least no of days you need, to get to see Paris is 2-3 full days, covering a mix of museums/palaces/visiting cafes and of course seeing the city at night. This 3 days Paris itinerary post gives you a detailed guide of the best things to do in Paris, France and makes your visit quite enjoyable.
Top 5 things to know about Paris
Airport Name : Charles De Gaulle.
Railway station name :
Gare Du Nord (For Thalys / Eurostar trains) : Trains to London/Amsterdam/Germany/Belgium depart here.
Gare Du Lyon (For Loco 2 and other trains) : Trains from Switzerland depart/arrive here
Currency used : Euro (1 Euro ~ 70 INR).
Language Spoken : Strictly French (you don’t find a lot of English speakers here)
Time taken from Airport to City / Railway station : 1 hour ( via Metro or Car).
Transport Option in Paris
Train/Metro/Bus Pass : It’s highly recommended to buy a 1 day(7Eur) or 2 day pass (13 Eur) which helps to save you a lot of money. This pass can be used in Zones 1-2 and this covers almost all places in Paris except Versailles and Charles Degaulle Airport. The pass can be used across Trams, metro and buses.
Day 1 Paris Itinerary
9 AM Louvre Museum : The first thing to do in Paris is visit the Italian lady sitting inside a bulletproof case with a mysterious smile. Yes, I’m talking about the world famous Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, located inside the massive Louvre museum. No trip to Paris is complete without visiting the beautiful Louvre museum. Not just for art lovers, this is a beautiful historical venue, which you absolutely shouldn’t miss.
Time Required : 3~4 Hours, which involves a brief walk across most exhibits in different floors.
Tickets : Highly recommended to buy it online. Else you might end up spending a min 1 hour in the queue itself. You can buy it here : https://www.ticketlouvre.fr/louvre/b2c/index.cfm/home