Travel to Paris - a 3 day Travel Guide and Itinerary

Within a few minutes, we were in love with Paris! And within the same minutes, we understood that this is a city you can’t just visit once when having a weekend or just a few days here. There’s no way you can cover all things worth seeing and experience in that time. This is Sticks & Spoons3 day Travel Guide and Travel Itinerary to Paris!

First day in Paris! The Hotel Therese was perfectly located and within just minutes of walking, we had some nice destinations, sights, and restaurants in the area. We met up with one of Sticks San Francisco's friends that also was on the Wine Yard Wedding for a tasty Thai Dinner at Restaurant Bambou.

Dinner at Bambou

Afterward, we just strolled around the neighborhood and made some plans for the upcoming days. We soon realized that we needed to do this first Paris visit with a tight schedule.

The exhibition about Pablo Picasso's work with the Opera House was very interesting with some extraordinary works like the Picadour above

So we did the only right thing to do on day two after a visit to the beautiful Opera House Garnier; we took a tourist tour with Big Bus and their Hop-on-Hop-off buses! That’s really doing it like a tourist and something we usually do not do. We love to walk when visiting new cities but with such a big city as Paris you must plan differently we guess. And it's totally worth it! With a 24 hour ticket, guide in headphones with a lot of history and facts as well as Bus Stops at all the major landmarks and spots worth visiting, it's such a convenient way to get around and see a lot!

Eiffel Tower - makes one of the most iconic city silhouettes in the World

Notre Dame Cathedral

Moulin Rouge

Top experiences like Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Montmartre, the Towers of Notre Dame Cathedral, Opéra Garnier, Moulin Rouge, Grand Palais, Place de la Concorde, Les Invalides, Pont Alexandre III and many, many more attractions and sights are available (not in that particular order though) when you take one of these tours. And actually; it’s a great idea to take a 24-hour valid ticket on one of all Hop-on-Hop-off bus tours. If divided into two days with an afternoon tour and a morning tour the day after you can cover the most obvious must-see city sights when it comes to history, architecture, culture, and landmarks. We made both longer and shorter stops on a few of those.

The Udon Bistro became full as soon as they opened the doors

After dinner at Udon Bistro Kunitoraya we felt like walking so we took an Uber =) to check out the area from one of our favorite films Amelie from Montmartre!

An evening in Montmartre with blue and jazzy tunes

One thing that has become a given activity for us while traveling is to hunt for Street Art and Mural Paintings. In Paris, we realized that they are far apart from each other and not connected in a walk-friendly area like the Street Art in Budapest. We went to Montmartre and found a lot of Graffiti, Sticker Art, and likewise but no big Murals. We’ll do our own Montmartre Street Art Blog Post!

We also found a great and funny cocktail bar in the outskirts of Montmartre called Dirty Dick (Erhhmm….?)! You must try the cocktails big enough to share on a whole table with long straws or go for their signature cocktails and drinks! Fair warning; they free-pour most of the spirits in them so they are quite strong – even if the strongest one we saw made was served to the bartenders that worked this evening.

The Pyramid of the Louvre

Busy day at the Louvre Museum

Great painting of Alexandre the Great

Studying Art

Aménophis IV - Akhénaton

Napoleons Parlor Room at Museum the Louvre

Aurora Borealis