Visit Paris Region in 3 days this summer with the Paris Region Pass Experience
Practical, simple, fast, 3 days Paris Region Pass Experience is the essence of your stay on a single card:
- Unlimited access to transport including airport transfers
- Unlimited access for 2 consecutive days to over 50 museums including the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum and the Palace of Versailles
- A 1h cruise on the Seine
- A day of panoramic bus hop on / hop off
So don’t forget your pleasure!
A suggested itinerary, taking the panoramic bus on Day 1 and visiting museums for the first time on Day 2.
Offers followed by an * are included in Paris Region Pass Experience.
Day 1 - Central Paris
Upon arrival at the airport, collect your Paris Region Pass Experience at one of the Tourist Information Points (advance booking possibility on visitparisregion.com). Your precious sesame in your pocket, go to the RER * or bus services * to reach the heart of the capital.
Start your day by admiring the millennia-old Luxor Obelisk on Place de la Concorde. From there, catch a panoramic bus * , which you can hop on and off as you please. Make your way up the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Champs-Elysées, to the imposing Arc de Triomphe * . Next, head to Place du Trocadéro, where you can take some time to contemplate the Eiffel tower and cross the Pont d’Iéna to get a closer look.
Then get back on the bus * and head for the Esplanade des Invalides to admire France’s most beautiful dome * built under the reign of Louis XIV. Make a stop at Aux Prés, in the ever-so-chic 7th arrondissement, to savour classics of French cuisine lovingly prepared by Michelin-starred chef Cyril Lignac.
Next, take a walk through Saint-Germain-des-Prés and enjoy the soothing surrounds of the Jardin du Luxembourg. Make your way through the bustling Latin Quarter to Châtelet, on the other side of the Seine. There, shopping fans will be in heaven at the Forum des Halles, which houses a host of designer stores. Feeling peckish after all that walking? Try Eataly, Paris’s temple of Italian cuisine! To round off your evening in style, sip a cocktail at Le Perchoir, perched atop the BHV Marais department store, and marvel at the splendid view of the City of Lights.
Day 2 - Around the Eiffel tower
Start your morning with a trip to the Musée Rodin * , a haven of peace in the heart of Paris. This 18th-century mansion is home to some of the sculptor’s masterpieces, like The Thinker and The Kiss. Round off your visit by ambling through the museum’s 3 hectares of peaceful, romantic gardens.
A few minutes’ walk away, near the Musée de l’Armée * and the Dôme des Invalides * , you will find the Brasserie Thoumieux. Savour the delicious recipes of chef Sylvestre Wahid, in a Belle Epoque décor that will transport you into the ambiance of the brasseries of yesteryear.
Next stop is the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac * to discover an exceptional collection of artefacts from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. Stroll through the gardens and contemplate the diverse contemporary architecture. Then, set sail from the foot of the Eiffel tower for a one-hour discovery cruise * along the Seine showing you Paris’s most beautiful landmarks from another perspective.
On returning to your starting point, cross the Seine to admire the Art Deco architecture of the Palais de Tokyo in all its illuminated nocturnal glory. Step inside and take a seat at Les Grands Verres, a bar-restaurant committed to a sustainable, environmentally friendly approach that offers recipes bursting with freshness. Give in to temptation and treat yourself to one of their sumptuous cocktails on the terrace, where the colonnade provides the perfect framing for a magical view of the Eiffel tower.
Day 3 - From the basilica of Saint-Denis to the Philharmonie de Paris
Kick off Day 3 with a trip to Paris’s northern outskirts to admire the Basilica of Saint-Denis * . This masterpiece of Gothic architecture is the necropolis of the kings and queens of France, housing the tombs of the country’s greatest sovereigns, including Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.
Next, head to the Parc de la Villette and the Philharmonie de Paris – Cité de la Musique * . The futuristic building designed by Jean Nouvel is an integral part of Paris’s new architectural and musical landscape.
At lunchtime, A la Folie offers tapas to share and other dishes sure to tickle your taste buds. Before you leave, take a walk through the 55 hectares of green space running either side of the Canal de l’Ourcq.
And when you’re done, you can use the Paris Region Pass to make your way back to the airport.