Top 10 things to do in Paris

Looking for the best things to do in the city of lights? To give you an idea of the most fun and most interesting places, attractions and activities this city has to offer you, here’s our favorite top 10 things to do in Paris… Here we go!

What are the 10 top things to do in Paris?

10) The Tuileries Garden is a quiet corner in the massive City of Lights, where one can unwind and relax for a while. It also holds many free attractions for children.

9) The Opera Garnier is one of the most beautiful structures in the city. Luckily, if you are not here for the opera itself, it also stands in one of the most diverse areas in the city, with many cafes, shops and restaurants.

8) Champs-Elysees is a boulevard running almost 2 kilometers long. Besides being a great place to rest and shop, it also connects many of the city’s other attractions.

7) The Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile is located at the western end of the Champs-Elysees. It is a great monument to the fallen of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.

6) The Eiffel Tower is the most iconic structure in all of Paris. We advise that you book your trip to the top in advance, so you can skip the lines and save precious time.

5) Sacre Coeur is a 130 meters high hill in the area. It is part of Montmartre, and has the most stunning views of the city!

4) Chateau Versailles is located only 30 minutes away from the city, and it is one of the most extravagant palaces in the world. The palace is as beautiful as it is historically important.

3) The Notre Dame cathedral is a fine example of Gothic architecture. Underneath it you can find an archaeological crypt, holding relics from the earliest settlements in the city.

2) The Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world, and it contains some of the world’s greatest masterpieces, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus of Milo.

1) The Centre de Pompidou holds the largest modern art museum in Europe, as well the Bibliotheque and a center for music and acoustics. The museum is not cheap, but is actually free if you hold the Paris “Pass”, which also grants entrance to many other attractions.

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Moulin Rouge Show Paris

The Moulin Rouge is the number one show in Paris, if not the whole of Europe. No wonder it sells out quickly! Don't miss your chance to see the world-renowned showgirls and French Cancan dancers strut their stuff on the Moulin Rouge's historic stage.

USD 129.71$

Paris Pass

Discover the joy of sightseeing with the Paris Pass, which gives you free entry to the best attractions Paris has to offer. Save time as you skip the queues with fast track entry at many attractions, including the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay, and take advantage of special offers at various Paris restaurants and shops.

USD 140.13$

Versailles Small-Group Tour from Paris with Audio Guide

Experience the grandeur of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small group tour from Paris. With a maximum of only eight per group, this small group trip to Versailles ensures a more intimate experience. Hotel pickup from centrally located Paris hotels is included, taking all the guess work out of your trip. You can choose from a half-day tour (independent tour), either in the morning or afternoon, or a full-day tour (guided tour). On both the half-day and full-day tours you'll also be able to wander around the garden's groves and pools. If you visit Versailles on a Saturday or Sunday during April to October, you can see the famous fountain show in the gardens. The display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court.

Skip the Line: Paris Louvre Museum Guided Tour

Don't waste time waiting in queues -- take a Louvre Museum prioritized guided tour. Make a booking and jump the queue to make the most of your limited time inside the world's largest museum. After your guided tour, you can stay on if you want to and continue exploring the Louvre Museum at your leisure.

USD 61.38$

Versailles and Giverny Day Trip

See more than Paris and take a day trip to Monet's garden at Giverny and Louis XIV's palace of Versailles. The full-day tour combines the two most popular excursions from Paris in one trip. You'll explore France's royal history at the incomparably grand Versailles palace and see the gardens that inspired so many of Claude Monet's masterpieces at Giverny.

USD 208.46$