Top Things To Do

34 top things to do in Paris for someone who visits Paris for the first time

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I’ve curated, by order, a selection of the 34 best attractions, monuments, parks, neighborhoods, museums, buildings, events and other things to see in Paris.

Viewpoint

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is the most iconic monument of...

The Eiffel Tower is the most iconic monument of France. It was built by Gustave Eiffel to celebrate the centenary of the b... + More

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Green

Jardins du Trocadéro

The place was named in honour of the Battl...

The place was named in honour of the Battle of Trocadero, in which the fortified Isla del Trocadero, in southern ... + More

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Monument

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc the Triomphe of Paris was built to comm...

The Arc the Triomphe of Paris was built to commemorate the victory in the Austerlitz battle of 1805, by order of Napoleó... + More

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Other

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

The Champs-Élysées Avenue is...

The Champs-Élysées Avenue is the most famous street of Paris. It goes from Place de la Concorde to the Place... + More

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Museum

Musée du Louvre

The Louvre is the most famous museum of Paris a...

The Louvre is the most famous museum of Paris and the biggest museum of art and historic monuments of the world. The collection... + More

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Monument

Notre-Dame de Paris

One of the most notable monuments in Paris (and...

One of the most notable monuments in Paris (and in all of Europe for that matter) is the Notre Dame Cathedral. This Catholic tr... + More

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Monument

Sainte-Chapelle

The Sainte-Chapelle is a Gothic style Royal cha...

The Sainte-Chapelle is a Gothic style Royal chapel located within the Palais de la Cité. Is was built to contain the col... + More

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Leisure

Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge building was created in 1889 and i...

Moulin Rouge building was created in 1889 and it has become worldwide famous throughout the years, not just because of the uniq... + More

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Monument

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

The Sacré-Coeur Basilica is probably the...

The Sacré-Coeur Basilica is probably the most famous building in the hill of Montmartre and its located at a height of 1... + More

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Monument

Les Invalides

The original purpose of this building was to be...

The original purpose of this building was to be a hospital and retirement home for war veterans, and now it houses different mu... + More

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Food

Ladurée

Ladurée is a French luxury bakery a...

Ladurée is a French luxury bakery and sweets maker house created in 1862. It is one of the world's be... + More

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Viewpoint

Pont Alexandre III

Most people consider the nineteenth century Pon...

Most people consider the nineteenth century Pont Alexandre III the most beautiful bridge in Paris. It is without a doubt the ci... + More

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Museum

Musée de l'Orangerie

This museum has exhibitions of Impressioni...

This museum has exhibitions of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, including some of Monet, Picasso and Modigliani&n... + More

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Green

Jardin du Palais Royal

The Garden of the Royal Palace is located next ...

The Garden of the Royal Palace is located next to the Royal Palace, north of the Louvre Museum. The palace was constructed for&... + More

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Shopping

Les Halles

Les Halles de Paris was Paris's centra...

Les Halles de Paris was Paris's central fresh food market. Located in the heart of the city, it was demolished in 1971... + More

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Monument

Wall of love (Le mur des je t'aime)

The 'I Love You Wall', a work of art co...

The 'I Love You Wall', a work of art conceived by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito, is a must-see for coupl... + More

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Museum

Le Bateau-Lavoir

Le Bateau-Lavoir ("The Boat Wash-hous...

Le Bateau-Lavoir ("The Boat Wash-house") is the nickname for a building in the Montmartre di... + More

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Monument

Au Lapin Agile

This cabaret is located on a hill of the bohemi...

This cabaret is located on a hill of the bohemian neighbourhood of Montmartre. Its the oldest of the city and its name, in Engl... + More

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Other

Place du Tertre

The Place du Tertre is a square in Montmartre d...

The Place du Tertre is a square in Montmartre district, only a few streets away from Montmartre's Basilica of the Sacr&eacu... + More

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Monument

Place de la Bastille

In the centre of the square, the famous "G...

In the centre of the square, the famous "Génie de la Liberté" (Spirit of Freedom) commemorates the revo... + More

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Green

Place des Vosges

The Place des Vosges is one of the oldest squar...

The Place des Vosges is one of the oldest squares in Paris, and also one of the most beautiful. Visitors stroll under the arche... + More

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Viewpoint

Hôtel de Ville

This building functions as the headquarters of ...

This building functions as the headquarters of the City Hall of Paris since 1357. Its a reconstruction of the Renaissance-style... + More

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Museum

Conciergerie

The Conciergerie is a building that had differe...

The Conciergerie is a building that had different functions throughout the years: it was the residence of the French royalty&nb... + More

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Museum

Musée d'Orsay

Internationally renowned for its rich collectio...

Internationally renowned for its rich collection of Impressionist art, the Musée d'Orsay also displays all Western a... + More

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Green

Jardin des Tuileries

The Gardens of the Tuileries are located betwee...

The Gardens of the Tuileries are located between the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum. Their style is French formal a... + More

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Boat

Bateaux Mouches

The Bateaux Mouches is a company that offers bo...

The Bateaux Mouches is a company that offers boat tours along the Seine, seeing landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame ... + More

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Green

Jardin des Plantes

The Garden of Plants of Paris is a botanic gard...

The Garden of Plants of Paris is a botanic garden that was previously used to make cientific investigations with medicinal plan... + More

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Monument

Pantheón

The Panthéon is a mausoleum that's l...

The Panthéon is a mausoleum that's located in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Between the people who is buried here are ... + More

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Green

Jardin du Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Garden is a private park that be...

The Luxembourg Garden is a private park that belongs to the French Senate, its institution is situated in the Luxembourg Palace... + More

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Museum

Catacombs of Paris

The Catacombs of Paris are an underground labyr...

The Catacombs of Paris are an underground labyrinth situated in former quarries' galleries from which stone was taken to bu... + More

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Viewpoint

Montparnasse Tower

The Montparnasse Tower has an observation deck ...

The Montparnasse Tower has an observation deck on the 56th floor from which visitors have beautiful views of the city.  O... + More

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Museum

Musée Rodin

Hidden behind the understated facade lies this ...

Hidden behind the understated facade lies this jewel of a private mansion, dating from the 18th century, and housing the perman... + More

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Shopping

Galeries Lafayette

This is the flagship store of the Lafayette Gal...

This is the flagship store of the Lafayette Galeries, a high-end department store that features some of the most famous brands ... + More

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Leisure

Opéra National de Paris - Palais Garnier

A 19th-century architectural masterpiece, the P...

A 19th-century architectural masterpiece, the Palais Garnier Opera House, built by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875, is the 1... + More

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