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The Ten Things You Simply Must See 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.

Eiffel Tower

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.

Seine River

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.

Moulin Rouge

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.

Musee du Louvre

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.

Palace of Versailles

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!

Disneyland Paris

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.

Paris Catacombs

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 Cathedral

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.

Champs-Élysées

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.

Arc de Triomphe

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.

Planning Your Paris Visit

What should you know before you arrive in Paris?

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.

How big is Paris?

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.

How many days should you spend in Paris?

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.

Good to know

  • Language
    French
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +33
  • Best time to visit
    As 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.

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What people are saying about Paris

The tour was excellent. Katerina, our guide was wonderful!!

Our guide provided a wonderfully coherent overview to the Musee d Orsay. She was very knowledgable and conveyed her comments on each painting with insight and clarity. She was constantly aware of the group and encouraged and answered questions fully. She did a wonderful job and is a credit to your organization.

Skip the Line: Musée d’Orsay Highlights Reviewed by Francis, 18/09/2018

The service was smooth and sleek and exceptionally 5 star

Laura, our guide, was wonderful in the way she shifted our time slot earlier, and took us straight into the place with no hanging about. 5 Star treatment and will recommend your company to anyone else wanting to use your service.

Any problem once we have got the tickets

I have bought the tickets and I have received an email saying that I would receive them within 48 hours. After 3 days waiting, I contacted them explaining that I dind't received the tickets, they were really nice and kind, and after 5 minutes I had my tickets without any problems. Once, in Disneyland, the tickets hadn't any problems, we could enter and exit from the both parks all time without any issue. I recommened 100%

Disneyland Paris 1-Day Ticket Reviewed by Jose Angel, 17/09/2018

best item for long-term travelers over a week

It's much more economical for a 'Museum Pass' than buying each ticket for the activity. Especially, I liked museum pass that I could use it whenever I want. Because nobody knows when and what variables will occur during the journey! (It is only available on the specified date, if you want to schedule and use a ticket.)

Paris Museum Pass: 2, 4, or 6 Days Reviewed by MINJOON, 17/09/2018

Great experience to see a lot of Paris in a little time

The tour was great, just make sure to test ride the bike before you get out on the streets of Paris, to familiarize yourself with the function of the bike. I would have liked to make a stop at one of the oldest pubs in close proximity to the garage area where we started the bike tour and a little less time at the church.

Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems Reviewed by Robert, 16/09/2018