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Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, Montmartre … What to see on a short trip to Paris

Begin with a coffee on the Champs-Elysées, then take a gentle stroll down to the Eiffel Tower along the avenue Marceau, passing the famous flame of the Pont de l’Alma. From the top of the Tower, you’ll be treated to an unrestricted view over Paris.

Then, hop onto one of the river boats moored just below and glide down the Seine as far as Notre-Dame. When you’ve finished your visit of the cathedral, it’ll be time for a lunch break.  The Louvre is just half an hour away and awaits you for a made-to-measure tour around the major works of art. As you leave, the day will be drawing to a close over the Pont des Arts footbridge, the Pont Neuf and the Institut de France.  Cross over the river and make your way to Odéon metro station which will lead you straight to the Butte Montmartre where you can enjoy an exceptional panoramic view of the city and its monuments, which light up at nightfall.    The walk The essentials