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The Ten Things You Simply Must See in Paris

Everyone falls in love with a different part of Paris. Whether you visit for the romantic gardens, the bohemian streets of Monmartre, the couture fashion, or the art history: there is always another gem waiting for you around the corner.

Eiffel Tower

The crown jewel of the Paris skyline is even more spectacular up close. Booking Eiffel Tower tickets in advance will let you bypass the tourist crowds and go straight to the top.

Seine River

Does it get any more romantic than a boat cruise down the Seine, taking in the sights and drinking champagne? Pro tip: You can get incredible Eiffel Tower photos from the river.

Moulin Rouge

Dedicate a Parisian night to the Moulin Rouge. Go put on your best outfit, and make your way to the Pigalle District to pay homage to the birthplace of the can-can.

Musee du Louvre

It would take nine months to glance at every work of inside the Louvre museum. Prioritizing is key! A tour guide can help point out interesting pieces and keep you stress-free.

Palace of Versailles

There is no greater luxury than seeing this ornate splendor up close. Bike through the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, tour the king's apartments, and takes as many photos as they'll let you!

Disneyland Paris

If you're looking for a little family fun, the European Magical Kingdom is located just outside the city. You can book transportation with your Disneyland Paris ticket, which is incredibly helpful.

Paris Catacombs

The underground ossuaries of Paris house the remains of six million people. Nicknamed "The World's Largest Grave," the Paris Catacombs are certainly a curiosity worth exploring.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame de Paris, French for "Our Lady of Paris," was one of the first buildings to use the flying buttress, making it a must-see for architecture-loving tourists.

Champs-Élysées

The Champs-Élysées, the world's most beautiful avenue, leads from the Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde and into the Tuileries garden. During Christmas, you'll see all those trees spectacularly alight.

Arc de Triomphe

Standing tall in the Place Charles de Gaulle, this monument honors those who fought in the French Revolution and Naploeonic War. Go to the top of the Arc de Triomphe for incredible views.

Planning Your Paris Visit

What should you know before you arrive in Paris?

In a city this crowded with people and this steeped in tradition, you should decide which attractions you want to see in advance. Know which museums are a must-visit for your group. Make dinner reservations. Decide which neighborhoods you want to explore. Figure out how to beat the crowds at the Musee d'Orsay.

How big is Paris?

If you haven't been to Paris before, you may be surprised by how sprawling the city is compared to other, more walkable tourist destinations like Rome or Barcelona. (You can certainly walk -- but the Métro will help you zip around quicker!) Try to organize your sightseeing by neighborhood, so that you're not racing across the city several times a day.

How many days should you spend in Paris?

It depends! It really will help to prioritize what you want to see before you go, and map out how long it will take you to see everything on your list. You could easily fill five days with tours and major attractions -- but remember to dedicate time to strolling down the Seine, shopping your way through the Marais, and drinking a Kir Royal at a sidewalk cafe.

Good to Know

  • Language
    French
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +33
  • Best time to visit
    As is European tradition, the French go on holiday for most of August -- meaning that it actually might be the best time to go! The city will be a little less crowded, and you'll be able to experience Paris at a slower pace.
  • Events in Paris
    Summer Sales
    22. Jun 2016 - 2. Aug 2016
    Various venues (Paris)
    Paris-plages
    18. Jul 2016 - 21. Aug 2016
    Seine River, Bassin de la Villette (Paris)
    Rock en Seine
    26. Aug 2016 - 28. Aug 2016
    Parc de Saint-Cloud (Paris)

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What People Are Saying About Paris

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Thank you "Alex" - what a star of this tour and the detail you are so passionate about, this for us was one of our highlights of the area. Whilst the group was a little big, if you were interested enough you could keep pace; just be mindful there are some hills to climb. A tour we can recommend for those interested in detail of Montmartre... One note though - we only found the guide for check in by accident as she only had a "red umbrella" on a sunny hot day and was not wearing the noted "red t-shirt". When I asked, "Camilla" said she had not been given a red t shirt as yet.
Paris: Montmartre 2-Hour Walking Tour Reviewed by Mark, 07/26/2016

Didnt have to wait in line when we had this ticket. Highly recommend!!

There was a 3 minute wait compaird to a 3+ hour wait. We wouldnt do it any other way.
Paris Catacombs Skip-the-Line Ticket Reviewed by Justin, 07/25/2016

Time is the only luxury worth paying for

When you have a limited amount of hours in a beautiful place why not budget for skip the line tickets that allow you more time in a amazing locations?

Breathtaking views and flawless organisation

We set off on time and the whole trip was well planned and executed. Well worth the extra cost. My dad booked the trip for us from Scotland, and with the app we were able to retrieve the vouchers with no hassle.

Interesting place - don't waste time in line

My eleven year old wanted to see the catacombs, so we went. I did not expect it to be so eerie. Enjoyed the audio tour. Once we picked up our tickets it was a five minute walk to the entrance and a 2 minute wait to get in. People were waiting for over two hours when we went in, but not us.
Paris Catacombs Skip-the-Line Ticket Reviewed by Kathleen, 07/25/2016

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