Top Tours & Activities 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+33
- Best time to visitAs 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 ParisIlluminations et marchés de Noel15. Nov 2016 - 3. Jan 2017Various venues (Paris)
Things to Do in Paris
Top Attractions in Paris
- 1Eiffel Tower
- 2Seine River
- 3Louvre Museum
- 4Disneyland Paris
- 5Palace of Versailles
- 6Moulin Rouge
- 7Place Pigalle
- 8Paris Catacombs
- 9Catacombs (Les Catacombes)
- 10Notre-Dame Cathedral
- 11Hôtel Salé
- 12Pont d'Iena
- 13Army Museum, Paris
- 15Arc de Triomphe
- 16Montparnasse Tower
- 17Les Halles de Paris
- 20Grevin Wax Museum
Other Sightseeing Options in Paris
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What People Are Saying About Paris
We tried to book Eiffel Tower tickets a few days in advance on the website which is nearly impossible as they are sold out at least a month in advance; however, I happened to follow the Ad on Google and found this wonderful website that offered very good prices on skip-the-line packages. We bought the Eiffel Tower Summit, Louvre, and Cruise package and after skipping all of the lines with our crabby littles (two under 3) we were thankful we paid the slightly increased prices for that advantage. I would recommend this package for everyone and believe 100% we got our money's worth.
Would recommend getting tickets before day as it saves time. Stunning art works and sculpture pieces...obviously including the Mona Lisa. Think the ceiling art work in some of the rooms were my favourite. It was a lovely dry day so bought tasty sandwiches from cafe and sat outside to eat them.
Canal cruise at night was beautiful. Eiffel Tower tour was relatively expensive for what you get and crowded with security delays even with this pass. Louvre tour would have been more interesting with the audio pen guidance.
Our guide Justine was so welcoming very friendly and very knowledgeable, great evening thank you Justine.
We found the kiosk easily and after went in the museum directly. Everything was fine.