Things to do in Paris

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Paris has been around for more than 2,000 years and is also known as ‘city of love’ and ‘city of lights.’

It is a magical city known to cast an unbreakable spell on every first-time visitor.

If its tourist attractions are to go by, Paris is grand, beautiful, and pure art.

It has grand attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, etc., beautiful places such as the Palace of Versailles, Sainte Chapelle, Sacré-Cœur, and of course art museums such as Louvre, Musee d’ Orsay, Centre Pompidou, etc.

Paris’s mystical ambiance has a way of romancing the visitors and start a lifelong love affair.

Discover the top tourist attractions in this romantic city with our list of the things to do in Paris.

Louvre Museum

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Louvre Museum in Paris is the world’s best art museum. More than 30,000 tourists line up to enter The Louvre daily, adding up to around 10 million visitors annually.

Eiffel Tower

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Eiffel Tower in Paris is the most-visited paid monument in the world.

The 135-year-old Eiffel Tower has four levels – the Esplanade, the first floor, the second floor, and The Summit. Each level has different entry tickets.

Every year more than seven million tourists go up the Eiffel Tower to see stunning views of Paris.

Eiffel Tower at night

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When darkness falls over the city, Paris doesn’t go to sleep. Instead, it gets ready for a second innings under the lights. Visit Eiffel Tower at night to see the other side.

Eiffel Tower restaurants

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Snuggled up in Eiffel Tower’s stunning iron frame are two paradises for food lovers – Eiffel Tower restaurants Le 58 Tour Eiffel and Le Jules Verne. 

Eiffel Tower to Louvre

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Many tourists on a Parisian holiday end up visiting the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum on the same day. Find out how to go from Eiffel Tower to The Louvre.

Palace of Versailles

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The Palace of Versailles, just outside of Paris, is one of the best Royal residences in the World.

Disneyland Paris

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Disneyland Paris is the most visited theme park in Europe. It has two theme parks, many resort hotels, a shopping center, multiple dining options, an entertainment complex, and a Golf course.

Rides at Disneyland Paris

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The rides at Disneyland Paris are suitable for all age groups. Out of the 22 fantastic rides, some have height restrictions, and some accept Fast Pass but all of them are super fun!

Arc de Triomphe

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Commissioned by Napoleon I in 1806, Arc de Triomphe celebrates the greatest times of the French military’s prowess. Everybody falls in love with the amazing Parisian view from the observatory space at the top of this massive arc.

Facts about Arc de Triomphe

Musee d’Orsay

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Musee d’Orsay is home to some of the best Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in the World. Famous artists at d’Orsay Museum include Renoir, Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Degas, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin etc.

Facts about Musee d’Orsay

Centre Pompidou

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Centre Pompidou is a 20th-century contemporary architecture and art Museum showcasing music, cinema, photography, multimedia, etc. It also has a beautiful 6th-floor rooftop offering panoramic views over Paris.

Sainte Chapelle

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Sainte Chapelle got built to house priceless Christian relics, including Christ’s crown of thorns. It has 15 stained glass windows, each 15 meters high, and together they depict more than 1100 scenes from the Old and New Testaments.

Paris Zoo

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Paris Zoo is home to more than 2000 animals of 180 different species and a favorite among kids and adults. More commonly known as Vincennes Zoo, it has been part of Parisian heritage for more than eight decades. 

Pantheon Paris

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Pantheon in Paris is a building in the Latin Quarter. It got built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, but nowadays, it functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens.

Paris Catacombs

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The Catacombs of Paris are one of the earliest tourist attractions of the city. They were initially limestone quarries, which now hold human remains of more than six million Parisians.

Opéra Garnier

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Opera Garnier, also known as Palais Garnier, is a 1,979-seat opera house in Paris. Visitors who want to explore the interiors of the beautiful architectural jewel book Opera Garnier tours.

Picasso Museum Paris

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Picasso Museum in Paris showcases the paintings, drawings, engravings, and sculptures of the Spanish-born artist Pablo Picasso. Also called Musée National Picasso, the museum exhibits 400 of his best works.

Montparnasse Tower

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Montparnasse Tower has observation decks on the 56th and 59th floors and offers sweeping views of Paris. Visitors travel in the fastest elevator in Europe to reach the viewing platform at the height of 210 meters (690 feet).

Seine River Cruises

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Seine river cruises are popular because they help you catch the highlights of the city in a short time. The boats float along the Seine River as you marvel at the beauty of Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, Notre Dame, etc.

Dinner Cruises on Seine

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A Seine River Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to experience Paris. During these dinner cruises, you see Paris and its monuments all lit up, even as you enjoy the Parisian cuisine.

Notre Dame, Paris

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Notre Dame de Paris is one of the favorite tourist destinations for Catholic and non-Catholic tourists. Tourists admire its stained glass, the towers, rose windows, steeple, and gargoyles.

Notre Dame Tower

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There is more to Notre Dame Paris than just the stained glass and rose windows. If you visit the Cathedral, you must climb Notre Dame’s tower and enjoy Paris’s fantastic views.

Romance in Paris

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There is no place better than the romantic city of Paris to fall in love or be in love. Millions come here to spend romantic time with their loved ones. Find out what’s so special about being with your Valentine in Paris.

Things to do with kids

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Paris is perfect for families with children. The French capital attracts more than 80 million tourists every year, and more than half of them come with toddlers, pre-teens, and teenagers.

Anshu Pandey: She loves to explore different exotic places. She yearns to discover and be surprised by the magnificent historical buildings, delicious food, splendid cultures, and beautiful people from all around the world. She prefers destinations that don't blow a hole in one's pocket, and yet the fun is unlimited. Favorite Cities: Marrakech, Cairo, Rome, Fez