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Paris Activities - Proposal of a Route in the Capital of France


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A Paris activities article may sound like something that does not give out a lot of fresh content but I'll try to keep away from telling you what you already know. Instead, let me build up for you a proposal for a 3-day trip to Paris.

The way Paris is organized as a city makes it very easy to visit, as all important monuments except the Sacre Coeur are placed in the center of the town. A 5-day visit to Paris or more could be probably too much, but if you combine 3 days visiting the capital itself in the way described here and you spend the other 2 or more days on nearby cities as Versailles or Chartres the experience will be richer.

Paris activities will consist mainly of architectural sightseeing and visits to cultural museums. To start with, on the first day, and taking into account that you arrive by plane in the morning and you need some time to reach the hotel and get organized, I would recommend to start the route at Place de la Bastille and walk towards the famous Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral.

After the visit, one of the most interesting Paris activities from my point of view would be to take a Seine Cruise that departs at 6:00 PM that will take you through the old center of the city when the sun has already gone down, so you will be able to enjoy a luxury dinner on board while looking at the architectural jewels that you will be visiting at daylight on the following days. The tour ends at Eiffel Tower, and the price includes going up to the 2nd Floor of the tower to enjoy the sights of the night over Paris.

After this first impression, the second day could start with a morning visit to the Louvre Museum, where art and history from all places of the world can be found. After admiring the treasures there inside, I would get to visit Place de la Concorde and Madeleine Church. At this point, and after having lunch, you could take the subway (which is very extensive in Paris) to the Sacre Coeur building and visit gardens and interior. In any case, if lunch is not too heavy, you could walk there in a way that you will see the not so much touristic streets of Paris and get a more realistic taste of how life is there.

The third day should include the last walk to the most important jewels of Paris. Starting with Arc de Triomphe, walking towards Trocadero and visiting Palace de Chaillot are important Paris activities that must be done. Finally, guide your steps to Eiffel Tower in daylight on this occasion, visit the 1st, 2nd or top floor for the best Paris sights and finally walk down and get to Les Invalides, a collection of museums covering many different areas of art and history of the country.

Whatever you do, Paris activities come in hundreds, and if all the described here above is not enough for you or for your kids, probably you should try the taste of Disneyland Paris, wine tours, or some Adventure activities.

Finally, if you are looking for cheap accommodation, I know some places where you could get 4 or 5 star hotels with more than 80% discount for up to 7 nights.

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Dani Alonso


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