Guide for a short trip to Paris

A good tip for anyone going to Paris, especially for those who will be in town for the first time, is getting out of bed early and with a good mood! Comfortable clothes and shoes are also obligatory items for those who wish to enjoy the City of Light and its endless list of monuments, squares, sights, neighborhoods and restaurants for all tastes.

Cradle of culture and art, the French capital deserves to be explored in depth and for this it takes a certain time. Ideally, the visitor should book at least three days’ stay in the city, which may not be enough. If you come back with the feeling that you did not see much, do not worry, because Paris is a city that deserves many other visits.

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One of the main concerns of those who go to the french capital is in relation to expenses. As we said before, the City of Light has a huge amount of attractions and many of them are paid, so opting for tourist passes can sometimes be the best alternative, especially for those who wish to get to know a lot in a few days.

Which pass to choose?

Below, we describe three cards used by tourists visiting City of Light, read each one carefully to choose which one is better for you

Paris Pass – when you purchase this pass, the visitor has free admission (and direct, no queues) to the main museums and monuments such as the Louvre, attractions like Seine river cruises and the Opera Garnier tour, plus unlimited use of transport During the period of validity of the card.

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Museum Pass – Already the Museum Pass is the ideal card for anyone who wants to get to know much of the museums of the French capital. And taking into account that the entrance in the main of the city cost between 9 and 12 €, it is very probable that you make a great deal when acquiring the card.

There are altogether 60 museums and monuments, such as the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Pompidou Center, the Palace of Versailles, among others. Not to mention that the card also gives the holder the right of “entry without queues”.

Visite Travel Card – this card is ideal for those who do not want to worry about public transport in Paris, because it is possible to walk by subway, trains, buses and even catch the funicular of Montmartre (which goes up and down the hill where it is The Basilica of the Sacred Heart). The Paris Visite covers areas 1 to 3, where most of the main sights are located.

Suggestions to visit

Arch of Triumph: The construction of the Arc de Triomphe began in 1806, under the command of the emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, but the work, created to celebrate the glory of the war heroes, was only inaugurated in 1836 in the reign of Louis Philippe. They are 50 meters high and several sculptures attached to the pillars.

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Avenue des Champs Elysées: Known by the French as La plus belle avenue du monde, in the literal translation, “The most beautiful avenue in the world”, the Champs-Elysées (Avenue des Champs-Elysées) is one of the busiest and most expensive addresses in Paris. They are 1,910 meters long filled with shops of all kinds.

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Notre Dame cathedral: The visit to the beautiful gothic cathedral of Our Lady of Paris, which began to be erected in the 12th century and took about 200 years to complete, is a must. The site was the scene of several important events, such as the coronation of the emperor Napoleon by himself.

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Moulin Rouge: The famous cabaret, opened in 1889, is one of the great symbols of bohemia in the French capital. The show, which serves as inspiration throughout the world to this day and stars as the beautiful dancers of Cancan, is all based on the Belle Époque in the city.

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Eiffel Tower: The imposing monument created by the engineer Gustave Eiffel, inaugurated on March 31, 1889, is an obligatory stop in the French capital. The Tower, planned for the centenary of the French Revolution, is about 300 meters high, 7.3 thousand tons of iron and was erected in record time: two years, two months and five days.

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