Want to know how to spend 3 days in Paris, France? Take a look at how I spent my time during a long weekend in Paris with my family!
No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the Arc de Triomphe. It is free, plus the view is completely unobscured all the way back to the Eiffel Tower and it’s beautiful!
Of course you have to take the obligatory picture in front of the Eiffel Tower. It really is beautiful in person, plus it’s an awesome place to just sit and people watch!
I had never heard of the Tuileries Garden before, and we kind of jus stumbled upon it. It is located between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. It is an absolutely beautiful garden! Very lush, there is a ferris wheel and multiple little cafes to sit down at and grab some food or a refreshment.
Sadly, we did not go inside of the Louvre because we had limited time in the city and a lot we wanted to see! Even just seeing the recognizable glass triangle situated between the beautiful buildings of the museum is breathe taking though. If you plan on visiting the Louvre I highly recommend buying your tickets online ahead of time so that you do not have to wait in the horrendous line!
Another incredibly easy and enjoyable thing to do is simply take a stroll down the Seine river. This particular location is right by Notre-Dame. There are lots of cafes and even some sandy “beaches” if you want to sunbathe down there.
For some reason I expected Notre-Dame to look completely different than it did! It certainly was beautiful, but I think I liked the rear of the building more than the touristy side, it looked more daunting and intimidating.
This park was something my dad really wanted to visit (He’s an architect). The park was designed by Bernard Tschumi, a French architect. It has a lot of very cool art installments, and many beautifully green open spaces. They are also a poke-stop apparently, since almost every single person there was playing PokemonGo. It also had this massive reflective ball in the park, which reminded me a lot of the bean in Chicago.
This was something we stumbled upon as well. I am SO glad we did though! The basilica was absolutely stunning and had amazing views overlooking the entire city. It was incredibly busy up there but so worth the fight through the crowd.
No trip to France is complete without lots and lots of Macarons!!!! There are so many good places to buy macarons in Paris, so get as many as you possibly can!