Best things to do in Paris
Essential city info, articles & travel tips from our local hosts
Paris oozes charm, sophistication, flair, and culture so it is no surprise that it is the city in every traveler’s bucket list. There are endless things to do in Paris, from the quintessential visit to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa and climbing up the Eiffel Tower to sipping a café crème at a sidewalk cafe, shopping for unique items at a cool concept store or dining on “steak-frites” and a “pichet” of wine at a local brasserie to experience the fabled Paris restaurant scene. Once you’ve ticked the main Paris tourist attractions off your list, there are still plenty of things to do and discover in the “city of light”. You could blend with the locals and explore the bohemian Canal Saint-Martin or walk down the winding lanes of the iconic district of Le Marais stopping to indulge your sweet tooth at one of its many delightful patisseries. You could even go for a midnight swim at the Art Deco Piscine Pontoise after taking in the incredible views of Paris by night from the top of the Montparnasse Tower.