When visiting Paris, you’ll find many things to do and see in this fabulous city. The problem is to choose what will fit into your available time.
To help you plan, here’s a list of the 10 best things to do and see when in Paris:
This is the largest collection of French impressionist paintings in the world. If you book a private tour, a professional guide will accompany you. You’ll engage in an art history lesson that you’ll never forget.
Even If you are not an art connoisseur, you must visit the Louvre Museum – even if it is only to see the Mona Lisa. Book an audio guide and choose the art selections you are interested in.
Musical Concerts at Sainte-Chapelle
Not only is the Sainte-Chapelle one of the most exquisite churches in Paris with its Gothic architecture and stained-glass windows, but for those who enjoy classical music, it is a magical experience to attend a concert there.
Monuments and Landmarks
The Eiffel Tower has an incredible history and there is an exceptional panorama from the different levels. To fully enjoy the experience of climbing the stairs (or using the elevator), ask for a mobile tour guide.
Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe honors those who fought and died during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. But it is for more than the historical value that you have to visit it. From the top of the monument, you have a beautiful view of the Champs Elysées which is considered the most beautiful avenue in the world.
Pere Lachaise Cemetery
This cemetery is considered the most beautiful cemetery in the world. Many famous people like Oscar Wilde and Edith Piaf are buried here. With its cobblestone pathways and leafy trees, it is also Paris’ largest green space.
Entertainment and Cuisine
Moulin Rouge Cabaret
You have to attend a cabaret show in the Moulin Rouge. On entry, you’ll receive a glass and half a bottle of champagne which you can sip while enjoying a spectacular show. This is, however, one event you have to book well in advance.
Visit one of the world’s most famous champagne houses like Moët & Chandon, or Taittinger just outside Paris. If you have one full day available, visit more than one and enjoy an authentic French lunch on one of them.
Discover the legendary Paris cafés. You can start in the Boulevard Saint-Germain-des-Prés with its designer fashion boutiques, prestigious cafés, and classic brasseries. Visit celebrated cafés like the Café de Flore which was the meeting place of Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.
End a busy day onboard a Paris Seine boat for a memorable typical French Dinner as you cruise along the Seine River. Enjoy the view on the illuminated Eifel Tower and admire the monuments and bridges from the river.
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