Along with France and the rest of the world, we are devastated by the April 15 fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Due to structural damages, there are currently some restrictions in the area. Please contact us at any time if your travel plans are affected.

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The 10 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 Montmartre, the couture fashion, or the art history: there is always another gem waiting for you around the corner.

Eiffel Tower

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Cathedral

Although still an icon of Paris, Notre Dame de Paris was heavily damaged by fire on April 15, 2019. Visits to "Our Lady of Paris" have been canceled for the foreseeable future.

Champs-Élysées

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

Arc de Triomphe

Standing tall in the Place Charles de Gaulle, this monument honors those who fought in the French Revolution and Napoleonic 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

Well worth the visit but need at least an extra hour added to the tour

The trip was Fantastic and we would highly recommend people to go and visit this lovely area. The check in team and coach driver were great and the experience was almost seamless. Our only complaint was the fact that we did not receive a full 2 hours upon arrival which was definitely needed as the house was so busy! At 9.49am we were still travelling on the coach and were told that we had to be back at the coach station by 11.45am for the coaches departure back to Paris! We didn’t park until 10am and started to walk with the guide at 10.05am. This then knocked off 20 mins from our 2 Hour Tour! It sounds like a small amount but it was definitely needed! There was no time to even sit and have a drink or snack before getting back on the coach. FYI - The coach does not allow any food whilst on board so make sure you eat before boarding!

Half-Day Trip to Giverny from Paris Reviewed by Melanie, 04/23/2019

Absolutely worth spending the extra money!

We went to Eiffeltower just yesterday - Easter Sunday. You can imagine the crowds trying to get in and up... - so, I can just fully recommend spending some extra money to just skip the line! And - to make it short: it all went absolutely smoothly and from meeting the guide at 1.30pm until we were on the highest level (summit) only took us less than 1.15 hrs. This includes standing in line for elevator and safety checks on the ground as well as on second floor, where you need to change elevator to go to the top. Meeting the guide went well - he was absolutely on time, although not an easy spot (no sign on him, but no prob!). At once when meeting he handed our "real tickets" to us - so, we were absolutely safe and not "dependent" on the guide. The third expected party was missing - but as foreseen, he took us to the Tower on time, so we did not have to wait due to one party not showing up - what I appreciated. He took us to the safety check, explained all and then we were fine.

Great organized! Really quickly and professional

There is a place to meet, everyone really helpful kind kind, Access to Eifel Tower quickly with a lot of interesting stories, the guide know all the history. Great!

Eiffel Tower: Second Floor Priority Access Reviewed by Sandra, 04/22/2019

Terrific outside bike tour; terrible experience inside the palace.

My wife, our grandson (12) and I greatly enjoyed our tour from the minute we met our cheerful, engaging tour guide in Paris until the moment she left us at the entrance to the palace, but our visit to the interior of the palace was awful. After an informative and fun time biking through the streets of the town and around the magnificent palace grounds, checking out Marie Antoinette's village, and enjoying a pleasant lunch, we suddenly found ourselves shuffling through the state apartments with a massive crowd so congested and unruly as to make us feel uncomfortable and even threatened. Our grandson was repeatedly pushed and shoved, and we could barely identify, much less appreciate, the various rooms we entered. Both the visitors' collective attitude and their ceaseless deployment of their ubiquitous cell phones gave meaning to the term "aimless." Versailles' failure to adequately limit or control the crowds was not Fat Tire's fault, but it greatly diminished our experience.

Charly was s great guide. The whole tour was very interesting

We got a lot of very interesting information. Any time again. To escape hours of queing absolutely worth the price.

Paris Catacombs Special Access Entry Ticket Reviewed by Jürg, 04/21/2019