A person could likely spend an entire life in Paris and still not see and experience everything the city has to offer. If you have only three days in Paris, you’ll want to make the most of your time. Break it down into shopping, scenery, and sights.

Shopping is hard to avoid because there are great boutiques from top designers as well as discount shops, local arts and craft boutiques, and even souvenir stalls. On day two, focus on the scenery. Take a long walk along the river and visit each of the unique neighborhoods or “arrondissements.” On your last day, consider seeing some of the famous monuments, museums, and churches throughout the city. Each of your three days should of course include leisurely meals with lots of coffee, wine, cheese, and bread. You can do a lot in Paris with three days as long as you plan ahead.