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.
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)
- 10Pont d'Iena
- 11Arc de Triomphe
- 12Palais Garnier
- 13Montparnasse Tower
- 14Notre-Dame Cathedral
- 15Musée d'Orsay
- 17Ile de la Cite
- 18Palais du Louvre
- 19Les Halles de Paris
- 20Moulin de la Galette
Other Sightseeing Options in Paris
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What People Are Saying About Paris
It's a must do tour if you are in Paris on valentines day or night. The champagne made it more fantastic!
Everything was as described or better, the guide on the Eiffel Tower, a young lady named Ophelia, was excellent and after being at the meeting for the Eiffel Tower the tickets for other activities were given out to do at our leisure. The Eiffel Tower was sold when I went to book a week in advance but through this offer I not only had entry and a guide but the whole deal came out as costing less than by doing them individually myself (and we avoided the queues). A memorable trip for my wife and I with these activities providing the highlights.
You can access to the activity whenever you want during the day! You can see a lot of different places in Paris! You get a lot of information, while staying downstairs on the boat! The view from upstairs the boat is gorgeous!
But please be aware that the kiosk where you exchange your getyourguide ticket for a museum ticket will be closed for the entire month of Feb 2017! It had caused quite a commotion with the museum to figure out how to legitimately let me in with the getyourguide ticket! The Museum is one of the top art museums of the world and must not be missed! It is literally like walking through an art history book with enormous (and how knew these paintings were so big) paintings by Renoir, Monet, Manet, VanGogh, and more! It is breathtaking to see their true colors in person. Anyone who loves art will be thrilled to have visited this museum.
The process was very easy and well worth the extra money to skip the line. In the off season of cold February, the line was still wrapped around the block. We picked up our tickets and went straight to the front.