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3 Days in Paris: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

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Grand vistas and architecture, bohemians and intellectuals, romance and cabaret blend into the intoxicating joie de vivre that signifies the exuberant French capital. Paris is a city of cultural riches to be savoured, from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame, boulevards to bars, literature, art, museums and magical lights. Open your senses to Paris!

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Day 1: Cruising, Art and Cabaret
Immerse yourself in the romance of Paris, cruising the Seine to experience this beautiful city from the water.

Walking is one of the best ways to explore the city, following the river to the famous monuments and museums along its path. Discover the astounding collections in the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and Pompidou Centre at your leisure or take the hop-on hop-off bus to see all the sights.

Stroll along the left or right bank for a taste of authentic Parisian wine and bar culture, and see the spectacular cabaret artistes of the Moulin Rouge, Lido or paradise Latin show.

Day 2: Culture, Food & Shopping
Feel cultured, decadent and stylish all in one day! Explore the ancient streets and lively cafés of the Latin Quarter, and the Left Bank homes of Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, and Jim Morrison, or the famous graves in Pere Lachaise cemetery. Shop for high tea and high fashion in St Germain des Prés, encounter the hottest designers, unleash your inner fashionista, develop your nose, and find the right accessory to enhance your new Parisian look.

Enjoy the taste of Paris as you stroll along the Left Bank and Latin Quarter, indulge your sweet tooth in gourmet chocolate and pastries, while walking through lovely Parisian neighbourhoods or make your own fine specialist desserts.

Day 3: Paris Day Trips
Explore France's royal and cultural history on a trip to Monet's garden and Louis XIV's grand palace of Versailles, truly like entering a time machine. Discover the magnificent vineyards and world class cellars of the Champagne region home to Dom Perignon, Moet & Chandon and Mumm. Head to Normandy for history and if you have time, hope on the Eurostar for a day trip to London.    

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Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Walking Tour including Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa, Paris, null
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Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Walking Tour including Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2269 Reviews

Take a small group walking tour of the Louvre Museum in Paris and jump the queue by booking ahead. This skip the line tour helps you explore the collection of ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.35
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Paris in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Paris in One Day Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 945 Reviews

Experience the best of the French capital in one day on this 7.5-hour sightseeing tour of Paris. Take a guided tour of the famous Louvre Museum and marvel at ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 7.5 hours

From USD $162.02
Moulin Rouge Show Paris, Paris, Full-day Tours
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Moulin Rouge Show Paris

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2615 Reviews

The Moulin Rouge is the number one show in Paris, if not the whole of Europe. No wonder it sells out quickly! Don't miss your chance to see the world-renowned ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $125.14
Best of Paris Tour Including Versailles and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower, Paris, Cabaret
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Best of Paris Tour Including Versailles and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

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See the best of Paris and Versailles on this action-packed full-day tour with an expert guide! See top Paris attractions on a city sightseeing tour like Notre ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $307.27
Paris Night Combo: Skip-the-Line Eiffel Tower Tour and Seine River Cruise with Champagne, Paris, ... 
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Paris Night Combo: Skip-the-Line Eiffel Tower Tour and Seine River Cruise with Champagne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 217 Reviews

Combine a sunset Seine River cruise with a skip-the-line night tour of the Eiffel Tower on an exciting Paris combo! Watch the sun set over beautiful Parisian ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $99.44
Versailles and Giverny Day Trip, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Versailles and Giverny Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1237 Reviews

See more than Paris and take a day trip to Monet's garden at Giverny and Louis XIV's palace of Versailles. The full-day tour combines the two most popular ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $206.71
Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Paris, Day Trips
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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 430 Reviews

Discover the sights of Paris on a Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour! Aboard an open-top, double-decker bus, admire panoramic views of top Paris attractions including ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Classical Route :2h25 minutes 
Montmartre Route :1h15 minutes

From USD $35.76
Lido de Paris "Paris Merveilles"® Dinner and Show, Paris, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Lido de Paris "Paris Merveilles"® Dinner and Show

4 star rating: Recommended 331 Reviews

Enjoy an evening of glitzy, glamorous cabaret and a delicious 3-course dinner at Paris’ brand new Lido de Paris "Paris Merveilles" ® show. ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $94.98
Private Tour: Customize Your Perfect Day in Paris, Paris, Cabaret
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Private Tour: Customize Your Perfect Day in Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 86 Reviews

Put together your perfect day in Paris and see the sights that you want to see on this full-day tour with a private local guide! Customized entirely on your ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.33
Paris Chocolate and Pastry Food Tour, Paris, Custom Private Tours
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Paris Chocolate and Pastry Food Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 724 Reviews

Combine your love of chocolate and cakes with your passion for Paris! The Paris Chocolate and Pastry Food Tour combines French gourmet specialities with an ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.15

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