Things to do in Paris

New to Paris? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Paris

You can't really visit Paris without first exploring these local favorites!

Eiffel Tower

⭐️ 4.6 (344845)

Louvre Museum

⭐️ 4.7 (274547)

Arc de Triomphe

⭐️ 4.7 (208051)

Luxembourg Gardens

⭐️ 4.7 (97469)

Tuileries Garden

⭐️ 4.6 (95347)

Place de la Concorde

⭐️ 4.5 (56397)


⭐️ 4.6 (46713)


⭐️ 4.7 (34702)

Place des Vosges

⭐️ 4.6 (24370)

Domaine National du Palais-Royal

⭐️ 4.6 (18094)

Pont Neuf

⭐️ 4.6 (18080)

Restaurants in Paris recommended by locals that don't break the bank

These restaurants have been picked based on their price:quality ratio. Quality will be exceptional and the price won't be outrageous ;)

Les Philosophes

⭐️ 4.2 (3395)

Price Range: $$

Robert et Louise

⭐️ 4.5 (2052)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.2 (1750)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant 52

⭐️ 4.3 (1066)

Price Range: $$

Le Colimaçon

⭐️ 4.6 (1055)

Price Range: $$

FLESH restaurant

⭐️ 4.5 (1037)

Price Range: $$

Le Petit Marcel

⭐️ 4.1 (996)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Eels

⭐️ 4.8 (802)

Price Range: $$

Le Bistrot Du Perigord

⭐️ 4.6 (716)

Price Range: $$

Les Arlots

⭐️ 4.7 (661)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.5 (655)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Paris

These are curated, high quality experiences in Paris hosted by locals!

Perfume creation workshop

Shop Luxury Vintage and Preowned Designer Fashion

Pose in Paris for a dream photo shoot

Sunset on Top of the Eiffel Tower, Champagne Tasting, Cruise

Tour of Paris in CITROËN 2CV

French Chanson Cabaret Show & Dinner in Atelier d'Artiste

Private Vacation Portraits in Paris

Personal Paparazzi in Paris

Wine & Cheese Pairing

Versailles: Food & Palace Bike Tour

Pick from the best places to stay in Paris

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Paris you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Paris

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Paris.

Paris Three-Course Dinner Cruise

Admission to the Arc de Triomphe's Rooftop

Hop-on-hop-off Bus Tour

Eiffel Tower Second Floor Access

City Sightseeing Cruise

Admission to Disneyland® Paris

Seine River Cruise and French Crêpe Tasting

Round-trip Little Train Tour of Montmartre

Eiffel Tower Climbing Tour with Summit Access

Eiffel Tower Morning Tour by Elevator

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Paris?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Au Pied de Cochon

⭐️ 4.3 (8295)

Price Range: $$$

Le Train Bleu

⭐️ 4.3 (7624)

Price Range: $$$

To Restaurant Paris

⭐️ 4.4 (1780)

Price Range: $$$

Benoit Paris

⭐️ 4.2 (1321)

Price Range: $$$$


⭐️ 4.5 (1182)

Price Range: $$$

L’Ami Jean

⭐️ 4.5 (959)

Price Range: $$$

Le Reminet

⭐️ 4.3 (936)

Price Range: $$$

Beaurepaire - Restaurant Paris Terrasse

⭐️ 4.2 (742)

Price Range: $$$

La Poule au Pot

⭐️ 4.1 (717)

Price Range: $$$

Le Châteaubriand

⭐️ 4.3 (656)

Price Range: $$$

Joséphine Chez Dumonet

⭐️ 4.5 (630)

Price Range: $$$

Want to meet new people in Paris? Checkout these Meetup events:

These are local events in Paris hosted by locals! (This list is updated on a weekly basis.)

La sécurité au service de la migratio...

Date: Jun 22

People going: 1

Le festival **Rock'n'Cloud** by Daveo revient **online** pour sa 3e édition : rejoignez-nous le **jeudi 22 juin à 12h...

★フランス語を話す機会です!★フランス語お喋り meet up に暖かい服...

Date: Jun 10

People going: 3

\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-En français\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\- ♪ Bonjour à tous ! ♪ ★★★ Si vous êtes une personne parlant le jap...

Meetup Paris - Warm Up Tour

Date: May 25

People going: 28

**Warm Up Tour** Cette année, pour préparer la DrupalCon de Lille, nous vous proposons des rendez-vous en présentiel ...

Monthly Meeting

Date: Jun 05

People going: 11

Meet and Brunch

Date: Jun 11

People going: 2

I am excited to see so many new members in the group and happy to share details for the next meet and brunch on 11 Ju...

How to Cut Product Development Costs ...

Date: May 25

People going: 2

This event is organized by TechSpeak. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. This event is FREE...

Paris Intercessory Prayer Meeting

Date: Jun 02

People going: 1

Join us for one hour of intense prayers as we intercede for Paris, Europe and ourselves. Lets fellowship together in ...

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit the Eiffel Tower: Get awe-struck by the beauty of this iconic attraction, soak up the breathtaking views of the city and explore the two floors of fascinating exhibits and history.
  2. Explore the Louvre Museum: Lose yourself in the incredible collections of the world-famous Louvre Museum, home to timeless masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace.
  3. Wonder around Montmartre: Climb up the steps of the Sacre Coeur and explore the charming streets of Montmartre, a lively artist's quarter full of character, great restaurants and iconic cafes.

The best time to visit Paris is during the summer months, from June to August. During this time, the weather is usually warm and sunny, and the city is filled with exciting events and attractions. Paris is also at its most beautiful in the summer, with lush parks and blooming gardens providing a picturesque backdrop for visitors to explore.

Visiting Paris, France is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and should not be rushed through. An ideal amount of time to explore this iconic city is at least 5 days. Spend a day discovering the Eiffel Tower, and then the Louvre Museum. Visit the imposing Notre-Dame cathedral and the elegant Champs-Élysées boulevard. Take a leisurely stroll down the gardens of Luxembourg or get lost in the enchanting Montmartre Village. With five days, you should be able to take in all the rich European culture and beauty Paris has to offer.

Paris is a dynamic and bustling city, with many transportation options to choose from. The Metro system is one of the best ways to get around, offering freedom and flexibility as you explore the different neighborhoods of the city. Another great option for getting around is the city's popular Vélib' bike-sharing programs, which allow you to rent a bike for an affordable price. Additionally, there are always Uber cars and cabs ready to go.

Take kids to visit the iconic Eiffel Tower and don't forget to take a photograph at the iconic landmark. Visit the Louve museum, exploring the paintings and sculptures it holds within its walls. Enjoy some delicious food and go for a cruise along the river Seine to enjoy the vibrant sights of the city.

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