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A 3 day Paris itinerary to help you plan the perfect romantic weekend break

If you are looking for a detailed itinerary for 3 days in Paris, you have come to the right place. Paris is one of our favourite European city break destinations. It’s full of romance, history, fabulous architecture and so much more. To help you plan your next trip we have put together a 3 day Paris itinerary with everything you need to know including where to stay, eat, drink, and how to get around.

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Paris Itinerary Factsheet

Currency– Euro

Language – French

French language basics:

Hello: Bonjour

Goodbye: Au Revoir

Please: S’il vous plait

Tipping– not compulsory but leaving a few Euros is always welcomed

Credit Cards – most major credit cards are accepted but do always keep some Euros on you especially for things like tipping.

Famous for – wine, cheese, pastry, fashion, shopping and a whole lot more.

Is 3 days in Paris enough?

You might be wondering if you are going to be able to see everything as part of this 3 day Paris itinerary. The answer to this is no. Paris is huge and honestly there is just so much to see and do, 3 days won’t cut it.

If you do only have 3 days in Paris though all is not lost. It’s a good amount of time to see some of the main city sights, and explore some of the more scenic neighbourhoods. If you plan your itinerary for 3 days in Paris in advance, then you have a good chance of being able to make the most of your time. Just don’t forget to take a few moments to sip wine in one of the cafes.

If you are wondering if Paris is worth visiting here is a helpful guide.

Where to stay when you only have 3 days in Paris

If you do only have a short time in Paris, then you will want to make sure that you stay somewhere central. Our recommendation is to stay in an area like Montmartre. The romantic streets and cafes provide the perfect setting for any 3 day Paris itinerary. It’s also close to public transport, and has decent nightlife.

Another area for a short trip to Paris, is around the Eiffel Tower. It can be quite touristy, but you do find some decent deals on accommodation here. It’s obviously close to the Eiffel Tower, and some of the other more tourist friendly parts of Paris. The only downside is that there isn’t a lot when it comes to food and drink in the area. The few cafes and restaurants in the area are complete tourist traps, and there isn’t any nightlife here.

On the plus side, it is close to public transport, as well as some of the must see attractions in Paris, so if you aren’t bothered about nightlife this is a good area.

Wherever you do decide to stay as part of your 3 day Paris itinerary, make sure you are close to a metro stop. this will make it so much easier for you to get around during your time in the city.

The streets around the Eiffel Tower

Things to do as part of your 3 day Paris itinerary

Here are some of the attractions that you must see in Paris in 3 days. Especially if you are a first time visitor this covers a lot of the touristy things to do. You can also have a look at some of the hidden gems in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower

Any to do list in Paris has to include the Eiffel Tower. There are a lot of incredible photo spots around Paris to snap pictures of the tower, but if you really want to experience it, you should plan a visit.

You should buy your tickets online in advance because unsurprisingly this is a very popular attraction. You have a few options when it comes to purchasing your ticket. For starters you can either walk up the stairs to the second floor or get the lift.

The stairs are the cheaper option. For just over €11 you get access to the second floor, as long as you are prepared to walk the 669 steps. You can also get the lift up for a reasonable €18.10.

You do also get a choice to purchase an additional ticket taking you from the second floor to the third floor which we do recommend. Mostly because the views are incredible, and if you are feeling a bit flashy you can also purchase a very overpriced glass of champagne here too.

Sipping Champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower

The Louvre

Another must for your 3 day Paris itinerary is a visit to the Louvre. But first things first, the Louvre is huge. It showcases nearly 35,000 works of art and stretches 700 metres along the Seine. It has been estimated that if you actually wanted to look at every piece of artwork it would actually take you about 9 months.

Most people don’t have this long to admire the art, so getting straight to it, the two most popular art works in the museum are the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. We managed to catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa, and I should add that a glimpse is the key word here. Don’t expect to stand around and quietly admire this artwork. It is more of a have a look, get your selfie and go type of situation (with a few elbows to the face as someone else tries to get their selfie might I add).

You will need to purchase your tickets for the Louvre in advance and you will be given a time slot to visit. This doesn’t mean you will get straight in though, as we waited over 30 minutes to get in despite arriving at our designated time.

Outside the Louvre

The Champs-Elysee

The Champs-Elysees is one of those places you have to visit at least once during your 3 days in Paris. There is so much going on around here, and don’t even get me started on the crazy drivers! Spend enough time here and you will soon tune out the car horns and screeching tyres.

The shops around here are mostly luxury and designer, think along the lines of your Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel. It’s also got a number of souvenir shops and high street brands like Sephora and Zara. Although one of our favourites has to be the Laudree store. There are a range of decadent cakes and macarons that you can purchase, and it is definitely a hell of a lot cheaper than the Louis Vuitton shop.

Laudree macarons

Arc de Triomphe

Sticking with the theme of the Champs-Elysees if you make it to the end, you will be greeted by another sight which is just as synonymous with Paris as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe. The monument was commissioned in 1806 following Napoleon’s victory at Austerlitz the previous year. Whilst Napoleon had fallen from power a decade later the Arc still serves as a symbol of French patriotism to this day. Beneath the Arc lies the tomb of the unknown soldier. This honours the 1.3 million french soldiers who lost their lives in World War 1.

We recommend paying the €13 to climb the 284 steps to the viewing platform at the top of the Arc. You do get a few points to rest along the way, and the view is really worth it. You also get a fantastic view of the Eiffel Tower from here. It’s also quite mesmerising watching the cars down below as they navigate the large round about.

Something worth noting is that entry is free on the first Sunday of each month, so take advantage of this if you can.

The Arc de Triomphe

Sacre Coeur

This is one of the most beautiful churches in Paris, so we definitely recommend taking the trip out to Montmartre to admire this beauty. Entry is free, although you may need to queue at certain times.

The neighbourhood surrounding the church is also really quirky and a great place to explore, or sit and have a coffee. One tip is to watch out for the people around the church who will try to scam you. We had people trying to tie bits of red string around our wrists. Apparently it is really difficult to get this off and they will make you try and pay for them. The best thing to do is to be forceful and say no.

Overall though Sacre Coeur is a really beautiful place to visit. Our recommendation is to go early in the morning around 10am because it is way less crowded at this time. This is also a good time to climb the 300 steps to the top of the church. You will need to pay for this and it is separate to visiting the inside of the church. It’s very much worth it because the views from here are just incredible.

Sacre Coeur


Montmartre is one of our favourite neighbourhoods to explore in Paris. It’s full of so much charm, and history. If you explore any neighbourhood during your 3 day Paris itinerary, make it Montmartre.

Our top tip is to do a walking tour to really get to grips with the area. But failing that there are lots of quirky museums, and side streets to explore.

Notre Dame

The Notre Dame was once one of the biggest attractions in Paris. Recognisable by its stained glass windows, spires, and gargoyle statues, it took nearly 200 years to build. Unfortunately in 2019 a fire broke out and the main roof was completely destroyed.

Fortunately no one was hurt, and the two main bell towers were saved. Currently the cathedral is undergoing reconstruction, and is due to reopen in December 2024.

The remaining bell towers at Notre Dame

Take a Seine Cruise

Something we think is a must for your itinerary for Paris in 3 days is a Seine Cruise. There is something romantic about seeing Paris from the water. You can either do a day or a night cruise and you get to float along the Seine and learn its secrets whilst gazing at the city’s attractions from the water.

There are various different companies you can book with, and they all leave from different locations. But you should book in advance to avoid missing out.

Our cruise left from right near the Eiffel Tower. The cruise lasted an hour, and we got to see a lot of the main sights like Notre Dame, and the Musée d’Orsay.

A boat cruise down the Seine

Pere Lachaise

Apparently this is one of the world’s most visited cemeteries, and with its beauty and famous occupants it is not hard to see why. You could argue that it is the most fashionable resting place in the world. Admittedly, I am not usually one for cemeteries (who is) but there was something oddly peaceful walking around Pere Lachaise.

Some of its famous occupants include Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. Oscar Wilde’s grave stands out as it is large and has a glass panel around it. Apparently to stop people from adding lipstick marks to the grave. Jim Morrison is buried in a different section of the cemetery attracting a lot of rock and roll fans. Apparently it is not unusual to see security guards posted near his grave because fans would come here to take drugs and have sex.

Walking around Pere Lachaise

Moulin Rouge

If you are looking to see a cabaret then the Moulin Rouge is a must. It is located in a slightly seedy part of Paris, but seeing a show here for us was a must. I mean you can’t go to Paris without seeing the Can-Can.

You can do dinner and a show, or you can just book the show. We got a small bottle of Champagne to drink whilst watching which was a nice touch. The show is extravagant and the costumes are grand. There is a dress code you must adhere to, so definitely don’t think about showing up in shorts or a tracksuit.

If you aren’t interested in the show, we do recommend at least visiting the outside, to snap a picture of that famous windmill.

Outside the Moulin Rouge

Musee d’Orsay

The Musee d’Orsay is a popular Parisian museum, located not far from the Eiffel Tower. You can see it if you do a Seine cruise, as it is located on the left bank of the river.

The museum was once a railway station, the Gare d’Orsay, which was built between 1898 and 1900. There is a lot of French art housed here including sculptures, paintings, and furniture.

This is another attraction that you will need to book in advance. It is free on the first Sunday of each month, but you again need to book this online to secure your place.

Musee d’Orsay as seen from the Seine

Montparnasse Tower

If you look at Montparnasse Tower from the outside, it’s honestly pretty bleak. It’s essentially a 210 metre office skyscraper with an observation deck on the 56th floor. And whilst from the outside it might not be anything special, the view from the top is amazing.

In fact Montparnasse Tower is one of the best places to go for panoramic views of Paris, that include the Eiffel Tower. Tickets are around €20 per adult and can be purchased in advance or on the day.

The view from the observation deck of Montparnasse Tower


The Panthéon is one of those buildings that in my mind feels a little out of place in Paris, and maybe more at home somewhere like Rome. Despite this it was initially built as a church and was commissioned by King Louis XV.

After the French revolution the Panthéon that was once synonymous with the monarchy became a place to honour those that passed away fighting during this time. And these days it is the final resting place for a number of historical figures.

Inside the Panthéon

Shakespeare and Company

If you are a literary fan then you will need to add a visit to Shakespeare and Company to your 3 day Paris itinerary. It’s an iconic English Language book store located just across from Notre Dame. It was initially founded in 1919 in Paris, and became an important place for writers to gather.

The store closed during WW2, and it was only in 1952, when it was reopened by George Whitman. It’s still just as iconic, with tourists lining up to get a glimpse. There are no photos allowed inside, so we will have to leave you with an exterior shot instead.

Shakespeare and Company from the outside

Pont Alexandre III

Paris has a lot of bridges, and at some point during your 3 days in Paris you will find yourself crossing one. So why not make it the Pont Alexandre III. It’s regarded as the most impressive, and extravagant bridge in the city, so is worth checking out.

View from Pont Alexandre III

Jardin des Tuileries

Paris is full of incredible gardens that offer respite from an otherwise bustling city. The Jardin des Tuileries are no different. They are located right next to the Louvre, so are a perfect spot to explore after visiting the famous gallery.

The gardens have been open to the public since 1667 after the French revolution. They are popular with tourists and locals alike with lots of places to sit and stroll.

Enjoying the Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin du Luxembourg

Sticking with the outdoor theme the Jardin du Luxembourg are another excellent place to go to escape from the chaos of Parisian city life. The gardens are located in the 6th arrondissement and they are the perfect spot to spend a family day out. You can rent little boats to sail, or picnic in the beautiful grounds. It’s a beautiful spot and well worth visiting as part of your 3 day Paris itinerary.

Jardin du Luxembourg in Autumn

Catacombs of Paris

One of the more unusual and macabre things to see in Paris has to be the Catacombs. Located 20 metres underground, the ossuary contains the remains of several million Parisians. These catacombs were created due to issues with overcrowding at Parisian cemeteries and for a time were forgotten.

These days it is a top tourist attraction and provides a fascinating insight into the history of Paris. You will need to book a place online in advance as numbers are capped daily.

Some of the bones in the Paris Catacombs

Coulée Verte René-Dumont

If you like nature you should definitely check out the Coulée Verte René-Dumont as part of your 3 day Paris itinerary. It’s a 4.7km elevated walk built on disused railway infrastructure. Like the other gardens in the city it offers a green space to relax in and explore.

Park of the walk along the Coulée Verte René-Dumont

Palace of Versailles

Realistically you won’t be able to visit the Palace of Versailles if you only have 3 days in Paris. But that being said, I wanted to keep it in here because it is worth the visit if you can make it.

The Palace is a former royal residence, and is located in Versailles which is 19km west of Paris. It’s opulent, and ornate, and a must if you are a history buff.

Realistically you will need half a day to visit at least. If you are adamant on adding this to your 3 day Paris itinerary it’s best to visit as part of a tour. That way you can see the highlights, and get driven to and from Paris.

Outside the Palace of Versailles

Itinerary for 3 days in Paris

Here is a sample itinerary for 3 days in Paris to help you plan your own trip to this incredible city. It’s not going to be possible to do everything listed above, but this is a good example of an itinerary especially for first time visitors.

3 day Paris Itinerary – Day 1

Start the morning early by visiting the Eiffel Tower. Make sure you book your tickets in advance, and get here early to clear security. All in all you will probably need 1-2 hours here particularly if you have booked to go to the highest point of the tower.

View from the Eiffel Tower

After this do a Seine cruise. There are a lot of boats that leave near the Eiffel Tower, and seeing Paris from the water is a great way to see the city.

Then head over to the Notre Dame Cathedral and explore the surrounding neighbourhood. There are some great places to eat around here and the atmosphere is quite lively. Make sure you take the time to sit by the river and sip some wine. You should also plan a visit to Shakespeare and Company a famous bookshop which is a must for literary lovers.

In the evening we recommend going to see the Moulin Rouge. You can either book the show with or without dinner.

3 day Paris Itinerary – Day 2

We recommend spending the morning exploring the Louvre. You honestly will need a good few hours to explore the museum as there is so much to see and do.

As the afternoon approaches spend some time exploring the Champs-Elysees. There are a lot of places to eat here, and yes a lot of tourist traps but if you head away from the main strip and down some of the side streets you will find some more reasonably priced cafes. Also we highly recommend a trip to Laudree, for some of the most delicious macarons we have ever tasted!

As sunset approaches head to the Arc de Triumph. For a small fee you can climb to the top and experience some incredible views of Paris which include the Eiffel Tower.

3 day Paris Itinerary – Day 3

On the last of your 3 days in Paris head to Pere Lachaise cemetery. There are some beautiful places to sit and have breakfast around here, before making your way into the cemetery. You really could spend a whole morning just walking through and exploring.

In the afternoon explore Montmartre. There are some gorgeous cafes and places to sip wine around here. You should also visit Sacre Coeur and admire the incredible architecture, as well as the amazing views of Paris from here. We recommend staying into the evening for dinner and a few drinks before retiring for the night.

Tips for spending 3 days in Paris

Here are some tips to help you plan your itinerary for 3 days in Paris.

❦ Like any busy European city pickpocketing is rife in Paris, particularly in tourist locations. Have your wits about you and store money in different places like your wallet, and leave some in your hotel safe.

❦ You might often encounter people trying to scam you. They are harmless but you shouldn’t engage with them. For example in Montmartre people tried to tie a red band around my wrist. The idea is to make you pay for it once you cannot get it off. Be forceful and just say no.

❦ Try to avoid the tourist traps when it comes to food. There are so many great places to eat and drink in Paris. As a general rule of thumb if someone is trying to entice you inside then it is a tourist trap.

❦ Book attractions well in advance. A lot of the big attractions in Paris have timed bookings so you will need to organise tickets in advance.

Money Matters for 3 days in Paris

Paris can be expensive, but there are also a lot of things you can do that are cheap. The main thing if you are on a budget is knowing what to avoid. For example, skip the touristy cafes and head somewhere that locals would visit as these places tend to be a lot cheaper.

Instead of sitting down to a proper breakfast grab a croissant and some coffee. It’s the same at lunch, you can cheaply buy baguettes, ham, and cheese, and sort yourself a picnic lunch. ,

Don’t drink bottled water in restaurants as the tap water in Paris is perfectly drinkable, you just need to ask for it.

Wine in Paris is cheap, and ranges from €3 to €8 on average depending on what you are drinking. Food is also reasonable, we found that a meal for 2 with wine would set us back around €40 – €50 between us.

Overall you want to budget at least €100 per person per day. Depending on your spending habits you may need more or less. We found that this amount meant we could visit tourist attractions, pay for transport, and have sit down dinners, as well as drinks throughout the day.

Best time to plan a 3 day Paris itinerary

So, growing up my Mum would often play that old Cole Porter song ‘I love Paris’. The song discusses his love of Paris throughout the seasons, and I have to agree, Paris is beautiful every moment of the year. We visited in autumn leading into winter and it was so atmospheric. Ok the weather wasn’t perfect every day but there is something really moody about walking the streets of Paris with the drizzling rain as you overlook the Seine.

Autumn and spring are good times to visit Paris because they fall in the shoulder season, and the weather is mild. In autumn you can expect temperatures between 6°C and 20°C. It obviously starts to get a lot colder towards the end of autumn so keep that in mind. Also one thing we discovered the hard way is that it tends to rain quite a bit in November so be prepared.

Spring temperatures range between 5°C and 20°C on average with the weather warming up substantially in May.

Winters in Paris are pretty cold so expect lows of 3°C and highs of 8°C. It’s a good time of year to visit museums and galleries, but not a good time to enjoy the outdoors. That being said tourist numbers are a lot lower at this time of year, and you can nab some cheaper flights and accommodation.

Summer is of course peak travel season in Paris. To the point where over tourism becomes a problem. Personally we wouldn’t recommend planning your 3 day Paris itinerary in summer due to the sheer volume of visitors. It makes it hard to visit the attractions, and you will find yourself queuing for a lot of your holiday. Accommodation costs skyrocket at this time of year as well. So if you can avoid it we recommend you do.

Tips for planning a romantic weekend in Paris

Let’s face it, Paris is renowned for being one of the most romantic cities in the world. We visited around my birthday so we wanted it to be special. Here are some ideas for planning a romantic weekend in Paris.

  • Take a sunset Seine cruise.
  • Take a stroll along the gorgeous streets of Montmartre.
  • Visit Pere Lachaise – I know it sounds weird adding a cemetery to a list of romantic things to do but it truly is beautiful and there is something oddly romantic.
  • Sip wine and people watch in a French café.
  • Stroll hand in hand around the Seine.
  • Head to the top of the Eiffel Tower and admire the views.
  • See a show together- we visited the Moulin Rouge and drank champagne whilst watching the performance.

Getting to Paris

So we have detailed a 3 day Paris itinerary, but you might be wondering how on earth you get to Paris. It’s actually a very easy place to get to, and is a transport hub to and from the rest of Europe and the UK.

The main ways to get to Paris are by train or plane. If you are arriving by train Paris Gare du Nord is the most popular train station, especially if you are coming from the UK. Gare du Nord is a conveniently located station, and from here you can either hop on a metro to other parts of Paris, or just walk from here. It’s incredibly close to areas like Montmartre and a 22 minute walk to Sacre Coeur.

If you are flying, your 3 day Paris itinerary will likely start in either Charles de Gaulle airport or Paris Orly. Charles de Gaulle is the biggest airport and the majority of Air France flights start and end here. From the airport you can hop on a train, which will get you into the centre of Paris in about 30 minutes, or grab a taxi. An Uber will cost you around €50.

From Paris Orly you have the option of getting a bus, tram, or train. And for more information you can have a look at the airport website.

How to get around as part of your itinerary for 3 days in Paris

We found Paris to be a very easy city to navigate. Public transport is pretty reliable and frequent.

For our 3 days in Paris we found ourselves mostly using the metro, but we also hopped on a couple of buses as well.

The best thing to do as a visitor to Paris is to purchase the Paris Visite card. For 3 days you are looking at paying €29.40 for an adult for zones 1-3, and €59.20 for an adult for zones 1-5. We ended up overpaying for the pass and opted for the zones 1-5 which we didn’t need. You only need zones 1-5 if you are travelling to Disneyland Paris or Versailles. If you are sticking to the centre of Paris, which includes all your main tourist attractions, you only need zones 1-3. Believe me this information will save you a lot of money!

You can purchase your tickets at any metro station. All the ticket machines we encountered had English Language options so you shouldn’t have too much issue purchasing them. You just need to validate them each time you use public transport.  

A picture of the Paris metro

Food to add to your itinerary for 3 days in Paris

Food is a big deal in Paris, and honestly one of our favourite things about visiting. We won’t go into a lot of detail on where to eat, because quite honestly Paris is huge and the options are endless. We will however give you some tips on what to eat as part of your 3 day Paris itinerary.


When you think of Paris chances are you are going to think of Croissants. Originally the crumbly pastry originated in Vienna, but the French have perfected it. There is nothing like having a freshly baked croissant in the morning with a warm cup of coffee. You can purchase these at boulangeries across the city.

A breakfast spread including croissants


You cannot plan a 3 day Paris itinerary without eating at least one macaron. These sweet treats are like a colourful and fluffy little sandwich. You will find these all over Paris but for the crème de la crème of macarons head to Laudree, or Pierre Herme.

Macrons at Laudree


Another popular dish that you must try as part of your itinerary for 3 days in Paris are crepes. Whilst they didn’t actually originate in Paris, they are still very popular in the city. You can get savoury or sweet crepes at street vendors across the city. I’m a sucker for anything sweet so opt for the buttered caramel every time.

Enjoying Crepes from a street vendor


You might be sensing a theme here with the number of sweet items I’ve listed. But what can I say Paris does dessert well! Eclairs are a narrow pastry filled with cream and topped with a thick icing. You will find these at patisseries around the city, and they are seriously addictive.

Eclairs on display

Steak and Fries

Steak and Fries are a very simple dish that usually consist of steak cooked rare with a delicious sauce on top, and a big serving of fries on the side. There are many places to get the dish but we recommend Boullion which is a chain of restaurants serving great French food. It’s also reasonably priced.

Dinner at Boullion

French Cheese

We ate so much cheese during our 3 day Paris itinerary, and you know what we regret nothing. You can head to a fromagerie and purchase some cheese here, which is perfect with a baguette in the park. Alternatively head to a café or bistro and grab a plate of cheese and a glass of wine. There are also some fantastic wine bars dotted across Paris that do cheese pairing which are incredible. I think the main thing to takeaway here is, that if you like cheese you will love Paris.

Cheese and wine from a French cafe

French onion Soup

As unexciting as it might sound French Onion soup is delicious. There is nothing better than having a warm bowl of soup and some crusty bread on a cold Paris day. It’s one of those dishes I think you need to try at least once during your 3 days in Paris. It might honestly surprise you.  

French Onion soup


You will pass a number of boulangeries during your 3 day Paris itinerary. Our advice is to pop in and try some of the delicious breads, pastries, and other treats they have on offer. It’s a cheap way to feed yourself in a city that can be expensive, and honestly we have never tasted bread or croissants so good.

A French bakery

Croque monsieur

A Croque monsieur is the ultimate in French comfort food. Very simply it consists of bread, ham, and melted cheese, but you can also opt for a fried egg on top. They are a good option for breakfast or lunch.

Eating a Croque monsieur for breakfast

Where to drink as part of your 3 day Paris itinerary

Like restaurants there are a lot of fantastic bars in Paris. Again we can’t go through every single one, but wanted to mention the ones that really stood out to us. This section will be particularly useful to you if you love cocktails like we do.


The good news in Paris is that you can pretty much nip into any sidewalk café and order a glass of wine. They are perfect for sitting and watching the world go by, and the drinks are relatively cheap too. You don’t have to order food in these cafes, although during busier times if you are only after drinks you may be asked to sit outside.

A street cafe in Paris

Little Red Door

If you visit any cocktail bars as part of your 3 day Paris itinerary let it be Little Red Door. Little Red Door is one of our favourite cocktail bars in Paris. As the name suggest it’s located unsurprisingly behind a little red door. Step inside and you will find a world of creative cocktails and super friendly bar staff. In fact I don’t think we have ever walked into a busy cocktail bar and been greeted so warmly by bar staff ever. The drinks here are excellent, and the bar has won many awards for its creative concept.

Incredible drinks at the Little Red Door


In the same area as Little Red Door you will find Candelaria. It’s hidden behind a taco restaurant that is brightly lit, so you might not think you are in the right place. Walk to the back and enter the door and you will be transported to an atmospheric Mexican themed cocktail bar.


The Cambridge Public House

This is another quirky cocktail style bar, located in the Le Marais area of Paris. As the name would suggest it’s an English Pub themed bar with very traditional British food on the menu. The cocktails here though are fantastic and not what you would expect in a British pub, so don’t let its appearance put you off.

Cocktails at the Cambridge Public House

Harry’s New York Bar

This is another favourite in Paris, not just of ours though, it would seem that half the tourist population of the city know about this place. It’s for good reason though. The bar is well known for its classic cocktails, and intimate piano bar located in the basement. The atmosphere here is incredible and it is very much worth checking out.

Outside Harry’s Bar

Experimental Cocktail Club

We visited the Experimental Cocktail Club 10 years ago when we first visited Paris as a couple. So we were incredibly pleased to learn that it is still in existence. As the name suggests they do all sorts of creative concoctions. It’s a very popular bar so if you want a seat get in early.

Experimental Cocktail Club


Danico is another great choice for cocktails during your 3 days in Paris. It’s not too far from Harry’s Bar or the Experimental Cocktail Club, so a good choice if you are looking for drinks in this part of Paris.

The bar itself is hidden behind a restaurant. It’s speakeasy style, with a drinks menu that I’m told changes frequently.

Cocktails at Danico

Itinerary for 3 days in Paris- a recap

Hopefully this itinerary for 3 days in Paris will help you plan your trip to the city of love in the future. Paris is truly a remarkable city, with so much to see and do. You might be pushed to see it all as part of your 3 day Paris itinerary, but if you plan in advance, you can definitely make the most of your time here.

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