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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

Clotilde was excellent in every way! ❤️☺️

I needed wheelchair and she was gracious, patient & very accommodating. You gave an excellent employee in Clotilde ☺️❤️

Ultimate Louvre: 2-Hour Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Gloria Flores, 05/14/2019

We had a great time seeing the palace and Marie’s Hamlet.

Turns out the day we were going was a holiday and our tickets didn’t include the water fountains. (Fountains operate scheduled hours on holidays.). So our tickets were short 24 euros each and Get Your Guide covered it which was great! We did get to see some of the fountains for a short while. We really enjoyed being there....overwhelming to say the least. Thank you to Get Your Guide for covering the difference.

Catacombs is a great tour, don't miss it!

We used the guide Igor and he was entertaining and thoroughly knowledgeable. I wouldn't have missed this trip. Be sure to get there at least 15 minutes ahead of time. We got there at 4:25 and they denied us entry after paying almost $400 to attend. The first guide was rude and blamed our tour company for overbooking as a reason to not get in. Thankfully, Igor heard what was going on and stepped in and did a tour for us on his own. He was terrific and I'm so thankful we got to attend. Read all the fine lines on your voucher. I booked this tour in the airport on the way to Paris and did not read all the fine print that said to be there at 4:15. They would have actually denied us entry after spending all this money if Igor hadn't stepped in. But he did and it was marvelous, so it all worked out great.

Amazing and very intersesting Experience

Linda was amazing as our guide and very intelligent and knowledgeable of the city of Paris and history.

We would definetly recommend a tour guide through Montmarte!

We had a great experience walking through Montmartre with our Tour guide Lindsay. He is a native English speaker, which was great. He managed to guide us through avoiding the Mass tourism without missing the great views. It was a prefect blend of History, art, food and fun facts. You learn and see so much more then you would without a guide. Even afterwards, we were given great tips about Paris!

Montmartre 2-Hour Walking Tour in English Reviewed by Sofie, 05/13/2019