47 Incredible Things to do in Paris

It's no secret I love Paris! I did live there, after all.

47 things to do in paris

The city holds a special place in my heart and since I've been itching for a visit, I decided to compile a list of 47 incredible things to do in Paris for you guys! This will be all sorts of things! Where to do, what to eat, and more! Some will be better in specific seasons (so obviously the Christmas market is out if you're visiting in June...) but they are all wonderful and!)

 

I hope you enjoy the list! Please feel free to comment with any additional tips/ideas so that our community and readers can get even more out of their next trip to the City of Lights! 

 

47 Things to do in Paris

  1. Visit the Eiffel Tower
  2. The Catacombs
  3. Have a picnic in Place des Vosges 
  4. Eat falafel in the Marais (open Sundays!)
  5. Look at the windows displays at Galleries Lafayette and Printemps 
  6. Have a cone of Berthillon ice cream on Ile St Louis 
  7. Go to the Louvre museum 
  8. Walk through the Tuileries garden
  9. Have hot chocolate at Angelina's 
  10. Get Paris' most famous macarons at Ladurée
  11. Have lunch and people watch at l'Etoile Manquante
  12. Eat raclette or fondue in St. Michel 
  13. Visit the Christmas market on the Champs Elysees 
  14. Have a picnic on the Champs de Mars (in front of the Eiffel Tower)
  15. Visit Sacre Coeur and catch a view of Paris from the top
  16. See the artists painting in Montmarte 
  17. Go local and have a weekend brunch at La Prune Folle
  18. Shop for vintage items in the Marais
  19. Visit the D'Orsay museum
  20. Have lunch on the roof of the Louvre 
  21. Visit the Chateau in St. Germain en Laye (take the RER A west to the last stop)
  22. Go to Versailles and its gardens (and see the musical water show in the summer)
  23. Take the train to Disney Paris 
  24. Visit the Jardin du Luxembourg for some people watcing 
  25. See inside the Palais Garnier Opera House (Phantom of the Opera, anybody?)
  26. Rent a Velib bike to cycle around the city 
  27. Have a street-side espresso at Cafe de Flore 
  28. Grab a book at Shakespeare and Company 
  29. Go on a guided walking tour (history/haunted/anything you can imagine)
  30. Get fresh croissants and baguettes from a real French bakery 
  31. See the Chateau de Vincennes 
  32. Take a river cruise on the Seine (brunch, dinner, and sightseeing available)
  33. Go up the Arc de Triomphe 
  34. See Notre Dame, inside and out ( You can even go up!)
  35. Street food, Paris style: Crepes (highly suggest Nutella)
  36. Watch the French Open at Roland-Garros 
  37. Spy the glass ceilings at the Grand Palais
  38. Visit the Sephora flagship on the Champs Elysees (fun fact: its inside what was the original Champs Elysees address for Louis Vuitton)
  39. See all the sparkly things in the Place Vendôme shops
  40. Snag a view of the city the top of the Tour Montparnasse (including the Eiffel Tower!)
  41. Shop til you drop in one of the largest Louis Vuitton stores in the world, on the Champs Elysees
  42. Catch a show at the Moulin Rouge
  43. Gaze in awe at the stained glass inside Sainte Chapelle 
  44. Get your contemporary art on at the Pompidou Center
  45. Visit the Rodin Museum 
  46. See the history of French military at Les Invalides 
  47. Visit the Frank Ghery-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton for cotemporary art

 

Make sure to tell us your favorites in the comments! 


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