Things to See & Do in Paris

From the Eiffel Tower and Louvre to cobbled streets and corner caf�s, we've listed our favorite things to see and do to help you plan the perfect getaway.

Things to See & Do in Paris

Monuments & Landmarks

Whether it’s your first visit to Paris or twenty-first, the City of Light’s iconic monuments and landmarks have a timeless beauty. Discover a bird’s-eye view of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower, watch crazy traffic around the Arc de Triomphe, stroll along the romantic banks of the Seine or visit the moving religious sites Notre-Dame, Sacré-Cœur and many more.

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Museums & Galleries

Home to some of the world’s most famous museums, Paris is a delight for art lovers. Find the best museums to explore during your vacation, from the incomparable collections of the Louvre, Impressionist masterpieces at the Musée d’Orsay, the beautiful Rodin Museum, modern and contemporary art at the Pompidou Centre or escape the crowds at Paris’ lovely small museums.

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Shop alongside Parisians at open-air markets and traditional market streets with the best selection of produce, meats, cheeses and freshly caught fish. During the holidays, visit the lively Christmas markets in Paris while savoring a vin chaud to keep warm. Or find the perfect souvenir from your vacation at the first-class antique markets in Paris.

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Parks & Gardens

Enjoy a break from sightseeing while relaxing in one of Paris’ green spaces. Pack a picnic from a local market or kick back and savor the simple joys of the Parisian lifestyle. Plan your days to include the Champ de Mars gardens near the Eiffel Tower, the Luxembourg Gardens, the regal Tuileries near the Louvre or one of the charming squares of Paris.

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Take a Day Trip From Paris

Enrich your holiday in Paris with a day trip to some of France’s top travel destinations nearby. Soak up the royal splendor of Versailles’ lavish palace and gardens, let the children delight at Disneyland Paris, enjoy the charms of the French countryside in Champagne, walk the beaches of Normandy or stroll through Monet’s romantic gardens in Giverny.

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