There a million and one things to do in Paris but in this post we will only cover 20 of those. A city that draws in millions of visitors from around the world in search of the picture-perfect, romantic shot with your lover.
Fashionistas exploring the most famous and fashionable quarter of the city, there is always something for everyone. Most people visit the city over the weekend but there is all so much more to the city that a weekend is never enough that you have to return many times to the city of light.
With so much to see and do in the city I thought I would compile a list of things to see and do in Paris to help you get started as well as not miss out on what the city has to offer. For inspiration on where to stay when you visit Paris, you can check out my stay on Champs Elysees with views of Arc de Triomphe and my Paris Apartment with views of the Eiffel Tower.
Top 20 Things To Do In Paris
1. See Mona Lisa at the Louvre
2. Eat Macaroons
3. Experience the sunrise in Paris on Trocadero
I have had the pleasure of seeing many a sunrise but nothing compares to that feeling or being the first to reach a spot before the city wakes up. Now that we are heading towards better weather months, take the opportunity to see the sunrise. Trocadero is as good a spot as it gets without paying entrance fees or waiting in line. For tips on cool and hidden gems in Paris check out Wandering Sunsets.
4. Explore Place des Vosges
5. People watch outside Parisien cafes
6. Visit Notre Dame
7. See Paris from above Monteparnes Tower
8. Head Shopping on Champs Elysee
9. Explore Paris’s beautiful neighbourhoods
10. Watch Moulin Rouge
For a little evening entertainment, this is one show to add to your list when in Paris. Book Moulin Rouge tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
11. Climb the spiral steps at Arc de Triomphe
12. Go shopping at Printemps
13. Climb the steps of Eiffel Tower
14. Visit Sacré Coeur
15. Eat croissants in Paris with a view
16. Stroll through Parisian Gardens of Tulleries and Luxembourg
17. See Paris Street Art Quarters
18. Head behind the clock of Musee d’Orsay
It doesn’t get any prettier than this! You can also see Sacre Coeur and Louvre from the clock. While you are at it you can also check out the beautiful art.
19. Walk Across Paris’ Bridges
20. City of Light – Light show
You have explored the city over its now time to end your tour with short stroll on the River Seine and pick a spot with a clear few of the Eiffel Tower and wait for the light show. It starts at the first hour after dark and runs on the hour until 1am.
Where to stay in Paris
OMG I cant wait to visit Paris again after this!
Just found this blog and I love it. Travelling is just the best thing to do. You have so much knowledge and I would love you to do a guest post or feature.
I will email you but please let me know what you think hun.
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Awe thank you 🙂
You just know what I need right now. I’m in Paris with a friend and looking out from our hotel window, we see a lot of things and honestly, there’s no idea where to begin and we have a very short time to spend here. This guide sure has simplified everything. Thanks for this! Time to hit the streets of Paris and explore it like we own it!
I have visited Paris a couple of times, sometimes alone, others with my spouse, however reading this post I discover that I haven’t done up to half of the things listed here. I feel like visiting Paris once more. Thanks a lot for sharing, posts like this enable people to get the best moments while traveling.
Yes, so many amazing things to do in Paris. Make sure you attempt at least one of these on your next visit.
I am visiting Paris in March and have been searching for things to do in Paris that arent touristy. This is so cool. You have literary planned my trip to Paris for me. Thank you so much!
You are most welcome and hope you have a fantastic time in Paris.
I have been thinking about things to do in Paris in Winter and love that many of the list of things to do in Paris in your post can be done any time or season. Thank you for your travel tips.
Thanks Diana. That really warms my heart.
I am doing day trip to Paris from London and have been looking for things to do in Paris in one day. Your tips are so amazing. Thank your for putting this together.
I have done a couple of day trips to Paris from London, you can certainly do a lot as the train to Paris from London means that you arrive close to the city and dont have to do a long journey to the airport. Anyway have an amazing time in Paris.
I have a 2 day trip in Paris and have been looking for inspiration on things to do in Paris for 2 days and this attractions and activities you have listed. Thanks for the Paris travel tips.
Glad you found my post useful. Have a great time in Paris.
I have recently come across your blog and I am loving everything so far. I am visiting Paris with my daughters and have been looking for fun things to do in Paris with a teenager and found your post to be really useful. I love some of the Paris tours you have recommended. I think my daughters will love them.
That is awesome. Mother-daughter trips are the best! I hope you enjoy your Paris trip.
This is such a cool guide. I love that so many of the things you have recommended are also great for things to do in Paris solo. I am backpacking in Paris in February and have been looking for things to do in Paris by yourself. I really love your blog. Thank you for the tips.
Thats awesome Param. I have been to Paris solo too, it’s such a beautiful and easy city to Navigate too. Have an awesome time.