Recent Searches
Clear
Things to do in Paris

Things to do in  Paris

Welcome to Paris

Even first-time visitors experience a sense of familiarity when they arrive in Paris, with its instantly recognizable monuments, tightly packed bistro terraces, and chic boutiques. The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Louvre Museum are three attractions rarely left off any itinerary—and for good reason. For more, add on a Seine River cruise, Montmartre walking tour, Moulin Rouge dinner show, and day trip to the Palace of Versailles. But for all its iconic scenery and artistic treasures, there’s something to be said for discovering the City of Light like a Parisian, with leisurely visits to cafés, boulangeries, and the narrow alleyways of ‘arrondissements’ (neighborhoods).

Top 10 attractions in Paris

#1
Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

star-4.548,560
The Eiffel Tower isn't just a symbol of Paris but a symbol for all of France. Erected by Gustave Eiffel to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution in 1889, the 1,050-foot (320-meter) tower once held the title of the world's tallest structure. Despite having been dwarfed by Dubai's Burj Khalifa and The Shard in London, the Eiffel Tower remains one of the most recognizable landmarks on the planet. View the architectural icon from afar, or stop in at the three observation levels for stellar city views.More
#2
Louvre

Louvre

star-4.543,693
Primarily associated with the steady gaze of Leonardo Da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa, Paris' Louvre museum is home to a 35,000-strong collection of paintings and sculptures considered one of the greatest in the world. The contemporary glass Louvre Pyramid heralds the museum's entrance, which millions of tourists flock to every year to feast their eyes on masterpieces that span from antiquity to the 20th century.More
#3
Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

star-511,106
Expect bright lights, extravagant costumes, and raucous music at the world-famous Moulin Rouge. Opened in the Belle Epoque of 1889 to celebrate Paris' thriving creative scene and the end of the civil war, the windmill-cum-cabaret hall has never stopped basking in fun and frivolity. As a staple of Parisian nightlife, an unforgettable evening at the Moulin Rouge is a must on any traveler's France itinerary.More
#4
River Seine

River Seine

star-4.529,021
The lifeblood of Paris, the River Seine acts as a dividing line between Paris’ historically sophisticated and bohemian halves; it provides transportation via riverboat and plenty of opportunity for romantic strolls; and its riverbanks are a UNESCO World Heritage Site lined with the city’s top landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Musée d’Orsay, Jardin des Tuileries, and the Louvre.More
#5
Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

star-529,602
Second only to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Paris) is one of Paris' most iconic attractions, a marvel of medieval architecture that was immortalized in Victor Hugo's classic novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Today, the Gothic grandeur and stained-glass windows of the UNESCO World Heritage site continue to reign supreme from Ile de la Cite, an island in the middle of the Seine River.(UPDATE: Notre Dame Cathedral is currently off-limits due to fire damage.)More
#6
Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay)

Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay)

star-4.526,255
Rivaling the Louvre as Paris' favorite art museum, the Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay) is known for its impressionist, post-impressionist, and art nouveau works from 1848 to 1914. Equally impressive as what’s inside the museum is its exterior: a former Beaux-Arts railway station with an enviable location on the banks of the Seine River. Both architecture and art buffs will want this museum on their Parisian itineraries.More
#7
Grand Palais

Grand Palais

star-512,100
The Grand Palais is one of Paris’ most beautiful and recognizable structures. Debuted in 1900 in time for the World’s Fair, the architectural marvel is famed for its colossal nave, Beaux-Arts architecture, and immense glass roof. Today, the Grand Palais houses several gallery areas and also hosts tournaments, Chanel fashion shows, and other major events.More
#8
Latin Quarter (Quartier Latin)

Latin Quarter (Quartier Latin)

star-57,444
Paris’ Latin Quarter is a popular, historical area of the Left Bank. Home to the main Sorbonne campus, this dynamic, student-filled neighborhood was once frequented by Ernest Hemingway, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and other revolutionaries. Today it’s distinguished for its buzzing cafés, lively restaurants, and must-see landmarks.More
#9
Pont Alexandre III

Pont Alexandre III

star-59,009
One of many bridges that cross the Seine, Pont Alexandre III was officially unveiled in 1900. Widely considered the city’s most beautiful and opulent bridge, it connects the Champs-Élysées and Grand Palais on the Right Bank with Invalides on the Left, making it a popular thoroughfare for tour groups and amblers.More
#10
Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf

star-58,488
Though it translates to “New Bridge” in French, the Pont Neuf is in fact the oldest bridge in Paris, built in 1607 to connect the banks of the river Seine to Ile de la Cite. Known in the 18th and 19th centuries for its unsavory street vendors and pickpockets, Pont Neuf is now a tranquil pedestrian bridge and meeting place for visitors and locals alike.More

Trip ideas

The Do's and Don'ts of the Paris Catacombs

The Do's and Don'ts of the Paris Catacombs

6 Must-See Paris Museums

6 Must-See Paris Museums

Top activities in Paris

Skip the Line Ticket: Eiffel Tower Summit Priority Access with Host
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

star-4
3282
From
US$40.33
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip with Lunch from Paris
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Lido de Paris Cabaret Show with Dinner or Champagne
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Montmartre Hill Sweet & Savory French Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Champagne Area Small Group Day Trip with 8 Tastings & Lunch from Paris
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

star-5
Really enjoyable private tour of Paris
David_G, Nov 2021
Paris City Sightseeing Half Day Guided Segway Tour with a Local Guide
It was a fun way to see the best that Paris has to offer.
star-5
Our favorite tour in Paris
Brandon_B, Nov 2021
Paris by Night City of Lights Sightseeing Guided Bike Tour
Dress warmly if you’re going in the winter, and bring gloves!
star-5
Fantastic
Maria_C, Nov 2021
Vintage Private Tour: Sidecar Motorcycle Ural Paris (1hr30)
We loved this adventure, great way to see the city once we arrived in Paris.
star-4
Romantic sightseeing cruise
THEODORE_V, Nov 2021
Bateaux Mouches Seine River Paris by Night Dinner Cruise with Live Music
The cruise is definitely recommended to everyone wishing to see Paris from a different perspective!
star-4
Nice to see Paris from...
Kristina_M, Nov 2021
Paris Seine River Lunch Cruise with 3-Course Gourmet Meal
Nice to see Paris from Seine to be together with family and at the same time having good food.
star-5
If you can, do this early in your visit!
Lisa_M, Nov 2021
Half Day Vintage Tour On A Sidecar Motorcycle (2 Hours)
Amazing way to see Paris - the big bits and the little bank street lovely parts.
star-5
Excellent tour of Paris!
Amanda_N, Nov 2021
Paris Your Perfect Day in the City Custom Private Tour
He knew so much about the history of Paris and took us to all of the spots we wanted to see and more.
star-4
Lights of Paris
Michelle_J, Nov 2021
Paris Seine River Champagne Evening Cruise
Great way to see Paris at night - lovely lights.
star-5
Excellent!
Kasi_K, Nov 2021
Montmartre Hill Sweet & Savory French Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting Tour
Got to see a part of Paris we may of normally not seen.
star-5
Great tour for learning about D-Day
Raul_M, Nov 2021
Normandy D-Day Small-Group Day Trip with Omaha Beach, Cemetery & Cider Tasting
Speaks beautiful English thanks to her mother (American) and beautiful French thanks in part to her French father.
star-5
Boat on the Seine
Rebecca_M, Oct 2021
Seine River Cruise on board Vedettes du Pont Neuf
Perfect to see the beauty of Paris.
star-5
Our guide was the best!
Bnmiller881, Oct 2021
Paris City Sightseeing Half Day Guided Segway Tour with a Local Guide
Traveling on a Segway is fun and an easy way to see the best of Paris along the Seine.
star-5
Easy, inexpensive and a...
Deanne_M, Oct 2021
Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Sightseeing Cruise
Easy, inexpensive and a great way to see parts of Paris!
star-5
How cool is this!
Bas_t, Oct 2021
Paris Sightseeing Family Friendly Guided Electric Bike Tour
Fun facts in perfect English with very cool bikes.
star-5
Wonderful fashion show!
Roberta_R, Oct 2021
Fashion Show at Galeries Lafayette Paris
Always a wonderful experience to see the latest Paris fashions.
star-5
Do it!!! Well worth the money.
Cheryl_W, Oct 2021
Louvre Museum Small Group Guided Tour
She covered everything I wanted to see in 2.
star-5
A fun way to eat and learn your way around Montmartre
David_D, Oct 2021
Withlocals Your Way: 3 hour Paris 100% Personalized Food Tour
What a great way to see an interesting part of Paris.
star-5
Must do event in Paris
Karel_v, Oct 2021
Paris Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Macarons
something that needs to be on everyone check for "things to do in Paris"
star-5
Amazing dinner
Danielle_V, Sep 2021
Paris Seine River Gourmet Dinner Cruise
Great way to see the city while enjoying food.
star-4
❤️🇫🇷 perfect if you only have a few days!
Brian_M, Sep 2021
Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
A great way to see a lot of Paris in a short time!

A local’s pocket guide to Paris

Jade Broggio

Jade worked in Paris’ La Défense neighborhood many moons ago and had an amazing time living in Ménilmontant, between the 11th and the 20th arrondissements (districts).

The first thing you should do in Paris is...

immerse yourself in the typical Parisian atmosphere. Order a coffee on the terrace of a bistro in Les Halles and contemplate the bustle of the city.

A perfect Saturday in Paris...

starts with brunch at Shouk, a Mediterranean restaurant in the 10th arrondissement. Then, follow Amélie’s footsteps down the Canal Saint-Martin, before meeting friends at Prune for a glass of wine (or two).

One touristy thing that lives up to the hype is...

Montmartre. Escape the crowds in the Place du Tertre and get lost a little further down the cobbled streets for a more local experience.

To discover the "real" Paris...

visit the 19th arrondissement. I like to stroll along the Buttes Chaumont and the Canal de l'Ourcq, before stopping by La Paname, an incredible brewery that overlooks the canal.

For the best view of the city...

go to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre or leave Paris for nearby Saint-Germain-en-Laye for a fantastic view of the Eiffel Tower and La Défense from the Saint-Germain Castle.

One thing people get wrong...

Parisians are not always on strike, but make sure to check the local news before planning your day.

Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the top things to do in Paris?
Q:
What are the top activities in Paris?
Q:
What are the top things to do near Paris?
A:
Q:
What do I need to know before visiting Paris?