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
- 11Pont d'Iena
- 13Montparnasse Tower
- 14Arc de Triomphe
- 15Les Halles de Paris
- 18Grevin Wax Museum
- 19Ile de la Cite
- 20Musée d'Orsay
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What People Are Saying About Paris
Our guide, Alexis, was awesome. Very knowledgeable and kind. The tour started on time and it was very enjoyable. The guide was very charismatic, funny and made sure that we enjoyed our two hours with him. I would definitely recommend it! He also took personal time outside of the tour to give us recommendations about places to visit and eat.
Fun, informative tour guide making experience very positive. Nice thing as well to skip lines and enable us to make more of our day in Paris
The guide was very knowledgable. Her explanations were full of useful anecdotes. The halls to be visited during the short tour were very well selected so as cover the most important parts seen by general tourists like us.
We met at the location from the link and our guide Julie walked us over. She gave us a great tour of the lower level.
This was my second time going to Paris and doing the Eiffel Tower. I have loved it both times, the view are breath taking and the experience is wonderful. The tour guide through get your guide was a wealth of knowledge on Paris overall as well as the Eiffel Tower. I'd say the Eiffel Tower is a must no matter how many times you have done it.