3 Days In Paris: All The Tricks You Need To Avoid Madness

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  1. Svet says:

    What a detailed post, NTripping! That is really impressive and thanks a lot for the wonderful suggestions at the end. I was in Paris 4 years ago and, more or less, I had the same itinerary, so it’s definitely doable but also very tiring.

    We also went to Versailles which was a failure as it was jam-packed with people and it was raining heavily.

    • NTripping says:

      Glad you liked the post, Svet! It’s really difficult to resist the temptation of doing more than one should when in Paris… I’ve done the itinerary 3 times already and each time I tweeked it a little bit, so I know not only that it’s doable, but also that this is the perfect 3 days in Paris itinerary for sure!

      I doubt it, that a longer stay is advisable, because you’d automatically push yourself to see more and more each day to the point when your brain would stop processing the sites ;-)

  2. Bistra says:

    I’ve been to Paris for 5 days, then the second time for 3-4 days, then the last time for 2 days. Notice something? There is a point when you feel you need less and less in the capital as it’s crucial for your survival. But after the first visit with all the museums and touristy must-do stuff, then you can actually start appreciating the city.
    Thank you for the comprehensive guide! I feel a lot of people can take advantage of it, especially if they feel overwhelmed by Paris and its size and things to do. :-)

    • NTripping says:

      I completely agree with you, Bistra! I’ve talked to many travellers and we all reached the conclusion, that 3 days in Paris is the perfect trip length for both first-timers and return visitors :)

      Overwhelmed is an understatement, as the French capital is capable of driving you crazy and mad in no time!

      Happy travels :)

  3. Sarah says:

    Such a helpful post, totally going to follow your guide on our next trip x

  4. Dear Naddya, I would like to thank you for the detailed post. I’ve read to the very end and I really enjoy every word of it and I think that it’s very helpful for a person who is planning to visit Paris.

    But among all the tips and tricks, the most important message to all tourists and travelers is that it is not necessary to see what everyone else visits or to be interested in everything that can be found in the guide books. We are all different and we all travel differently, We need to see the city through our own eye and to enjoy it.

    Thank you,

    • NTripping says:

      Hey Moni,

      I’m glad you feel the same way! I think it is not only in Paris, but in other famous destinations, that tourists gather around the most popular spots and ignore the rest.

      Happy travels and thanks for stopping by!


  5. Gini sprague says:

    I had three days in paris last summer and followed almost this exact itinerary! I skipped the Mona Lisa and do not feel at all guilty! I am happy that you agree. I did make two trips to Shakespeare and Company book store and two trips to Notre dame. I especially liked the boat ride on the Seinne. It did give a different view if the city.

  6. NTripping says:

    Gini, I’m so glad we’re on the same page! I loved Shakespeare and Co., and also the cute little cafes in Paris :)

  7. Milind says:

    The next month I shall be going to Paris for the third time. I do agree to most of your observations and the Mona Lisa part was perfectly on the dot. People miss so many paintings in and around Mona Lisa. I didnt go to Mouline Rouge as it is too pricey. But a reading in one of the trip advisor forum made me laugh and I decided not to book. He said at that price you can get a girl as well for the night. No offenses intended. A wonderful write up.

  8. Kynd Pirates says:

    I love this post. It is incredibly helpful! Im planning my trip to Paris in October and reading everything that can help to make my trip more enjoyable. Thank you for sharing those tips!

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