Paris is famous for its romance, with cozy bistros and tree-lined boulevards set alongside architectural and artistic masterpieces. Whether you’re looking to have an authentic local experience, dig deeper into Parisian culture, or learn a new skill, these unique activities can help you explore the City of Light in new ways.
Learn a New Skill
Take a class with a Parisian expert to experience a slice of French culture and learn something new in the process. Master the art of French cooking, learn tricks of the trade at the perfume houses of Champs-Elysées, or craft your own piece of jewelry at a Parisian atelier.
Savor Local Flavors
Paris ranks among the world’s great culinary capitals, but the food scene can be hard to navigate for the uninitiated. These foodie tours can help you eat like a local, whether you want to enjoy dinner in the home of a Parisian family or learn the proper way to eat a baguette in Montmartre.
Do Something Unexpected
You could spend weeks exploring the landmarks and museums of Paris, but the city also offers a host of unconventional experiences that most people might not realize are an option. Depending on your interests, you might renew your wedding vows, do some bargain hunting at a local flea market, uncover the city’s paranormal side, or experience live jazz music.
Discover Hidden Gems
Get away from big-ticket attractions (and their accompanying crowds), and venture off the beaten tourist path to some of the city’s hidden corners and local favorites, such as Coco Chanel’s first hat shop, a local Latin Quarter café, or the city’s first English bookstore.