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    Here's How To Spend 3 Days In Paris At 3 Different Budgets

    Whether you're on a tight budget or you have money to blow, here's the perfect long weekend in Paris for every type of traveler.

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    Paris is one of the greatest cities in the world. Between the art and architecture, the fashion, the culture, and the food, it's hard to resist that certain je ne sais quoi you'll encounter in Paris. Whether you're traveling on a tight budget or you're looking to splurge, here's a three-day guide to Paris at three different price points.

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    Spend your first afternoon exploring some of the most iconic — and totally free — sites in the city. Start in the 3rd arrondissement and make your way to the right bank of the Seine. From there, explore Ile Saint-Louis and Ile de la Cité, taking in the sites of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the picturesque bridges Pont Neuf and Pont Saint-Michel.

    Continue on the right bank to the Louvre. Even if you don't want to spend €15 on a ticket, it's worth checking out the incredible architecture and the glass pyramid (P.S.: If you visit on the first Sunday of each month, museum access throughout the city is free).

    Next, pop into Aux Castelblangeois, a quaint bakery with delicious sandwiches like ham and cheese or chicken salad on freshly baked baguette. Then continue to the Jardin de Tuileries and walk around the gardens, admiring the ponds, gardens, sculptures, and flowers in bloom.

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    Get an early start this morning and make your way to the Eiffel Tower before the crowds wake up. On the way, grab some fresh croissants and cappuccinos at Boulangerie Poilane on Boulevard de Grenelle. Then head over to the Champ de Mars and marvel at the Eiffel Tower.

    When you're done snapping your Instagram photos of Le Tour Eiffel, it's time to head to Montmartre, a bohemian and artsy neighborhood perched above the city in the 18th arrondissement. You can take the subway, but the hourlong walk uphill is a great way to see some underrated parts of the city and work up an appetite for your next meal.

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    Once you've arrived at Montmartre, walk to the top of the Sacré-Cœur basilica for some of the best views of Paris, now sprawled out below you. You could spend hours walking the hilly, serpentine streets of Montmartre with its picture-perfect cafés and tiny boutique shops.

    There's a great North African food scene in Paris, and Le Petit Bleu is one of the absolute best. The best part of all: It's incredibly affordable, and most of the huge plates of couscous and tagines filled with merguez sausage, prunes, and stewed vegetables are under €10.

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    This morning, it's time to explore Montmartre. Go hungry, because the first activity is a three-hour Secret Food tour of the hilltop neighborhood. As you walk around the storybook Montmartre area — taking in the cobblestone streets, quaint cafés, and closet-sized shops — a tour guide will take you into local patisseries, boulangeries, and boucheries where you'll try everything from macarons and crêpes to cheese and charcuterie.

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