Paris Things to Do

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  • 51. Palais Royal

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    If you understand French, you should have no trouble finding a guided walking tour of one of the districts of Paris on any day of the year. These are listed, for example, in a section called VISITES...

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  • 52. Liberty's Flame - Diana Remembered

    La Flamme de la Liberté (The Liberty Flame) is a replica of the new flame at the upper end of the torch carried in the hand of the Statue of Liberty, New York. The Flame was offered to the city of...

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  • 53. Shopping

    We have been a couple of times to Paris in December. It was each time a pleasure to walk on the Boulevard Haussmann where the three buildings of the The Galeries Lafayette are nicely decorated. My...

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  • 54. Châtelet - Les Halles

    3 out of 5 stars

    In a lovely quarter, a modern building is surrounded by history and classical monuments. It is a shopping mall that didn't impress me but... I'm not a shopping expert, however, Fernanda is THE...

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  • 55. Palais du Luxembourg

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The palace of Luxembourg is a very beautiful architectural unit and owes its name to the mansion belonging to François of Luxembourg which occupied the site in the 16th century. The estate was bought...

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  • 56. La Sorbonne

    4 out of 5 stars

    La Sorbonne is not just one university; there are four universities referring directly to the Sorbonne: L’Université Paris 1 "Panthéon-Sorbonne" (ref my tip) teaching political sciences and...

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  • 57. Pont Neuf

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Pont Neuf (“New Bridge”) is a very solid and sturdy stone bridge which has withstood all the floods and high waters since 1607 without sustaining any serious damage. For this reason there is an...

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  • 58. Palais de Chaillot

    4 out of 5 stars

    The sights from the Trocadero esplanade are great, especially if you have the luck to get the fountains at work. The power of the great canons is fabulous, and the harmony of the whole makes you...

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  • 59. Palais de Justice

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The huge complex which is the Palais de Justice sprawls across an entire block of the Ile de la Cite not far from Notre Dame. The current building was built to replace the Royal Palace of Louis IX...

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  • 60. Mosquée de Paris

    The Paris Grand Mosque is a lovely oasis of quiet near Place Monge, le jardin des Plantes, and Rue Mouffetard, The mosque was founded in 1926. During World War II the mosque served as a secret refuge...

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  • 61. Ile de la Cité

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This little park at the western (downstream) tip of the Île de la Cité was named after the French King Henri IV (1553-1610), who was nicknamed “Le Vert-Galant” because of his many mistresses that he...

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  • 62. Musée Carnavalet

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The visitor entering by the Rue de Sévigné can't imagine that this museum comprises a hundred rooms distributed between the Hotel Carnavalet and the Hotel the Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau. Before...

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  • 63. Assemblée Nationale

    4 out of 5 stars

    We are now on our way to Stop 6. We pass by another impressive building, the Assemblee Nationale, also known as Palais Bourbon as it was built in the 18th century for the Duchess of Bourbon by an...

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  • 64. Street Artists

    There's a special romanticism in Tertre's nights (in summer... I may say now!). Several painters occupy the place, displaying their portfolio, while hundreds of people walk around, comparing and...

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  • 65. Shakespeare and Company

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is the ultimate booklover's paradise and an historic and probably even iconic Paris establishment. It is famous for its huge stock of really old books and I would hazard a guess and say that...

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  • 66. Place Vendôme

    No doubt about it when you walk around here you can almost smell the money....All around the place are jewellers, fur merchants and a couple of the most luxurious hotels in Paris, notably the Ritz...

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  • 67. Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is located in the Place du Carrousel. It is built on the site of the former Tuileries Palace. Construction of this arch began in 1806 and was completed in 1808. It was...

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  • 68. Saint-Etienne-du-Mont

    This old and lovely church is dedicated to St. Stephen but more famously enshrines relics of Paris' patron saint, Geneviève. As legend has it, her prayers rescued the city from the ravages of Attila...

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  • 69. Basilique de Saint-Denis

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    By now, you will probably have read my general commentary on the gobsmacking St Denis Basilica and will have a sense of why I believe that it is such a stand out tourist attraction. However, the...

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  • 70. Point Zero

    5 out of 5 stars

    This probably won't mean a lot to many people, but this exactly the sort of quirky attraction that I love to unearth on my travels. This unprepossessing bronze star set into the cobblestones in the...

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  • 71. Institut du Monde Arabe

    4 out of 5 stars

    Located in a thoroughly modern building near the Latin Quarter, the Musee du Monde Arabe is frankly an outstanding museum that should not be missed when you are in Paris. The exhibit on three floors...

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  • 72. Cimetière de Montparnasse

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Cimetière du Montparnasse is a famous cemetery in the Montparnasse quarter. The cemetery is created in 1824 outside the citywalls south of Paris because of health reasons. Originally the...

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  • 73. Musée Salvador Dali

    Its amazing how it doesn't matter how many times you visited Paris, there's always a museum, park, restaurant, bar or club you've missed. I've been to Paris over 8 times and every single time I...

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  • 74. Dining and Drinking

    In most countries a brasserie = brewery is a place supposed to brew beer. Not in France where a brasserie is a place where one can drink beer, wine, coffee, sodas all the day but also eat breakfast,...

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  • 75. Musée de l'Erotisme de Paris

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Musee le l’erotisme is a funny sex museum at (what a surprise) Pigalle district, not far from the numerous nightclubs of the area. We visited the museum one evening in 2005, that’s the good thing...

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Comments (4)

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    I will be traveling to Paris for the first time this upcoming Summer. This list has 132 items, I doubt I can do all of those. Which would you recommend I def do and what can wait until next time (hopefully there is one). I will be there approx four days. Thx for the guidance!

    • goodfish's Profile Photo
      Mar 20, 2013 at 6:13 PM

      A lot of what you choose to do depends on your own interests: we wouldn't recommend art museums or churches if you aren't into art or architecture, if that makes sense? What do you usually like to spend your time on while on holiday?

  • Beausoleil's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    It would be nice to label the photos on the opening slide show. We know what all those places are but someone planning their first trip would probably not. It would also be nice to spell museum correctly in your opening article. I think people should be aware of pickpockets but there are not pickpockets "everywhere" in Paris. The idea is good and I'm sure your finished product will be very useful. Excellent start.

    • goodfish's Profile Photo
      Mar 21, 2013 at 3:12 AM

      I'm having the same problem with the gear symbol, Sally. And I forgot about the problem with not having a mouse. :O(

    • pfsmalo's Profile Photo
      Mar 23, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      Although I agree about the river cruise being expensive, you can still take the Batobus " Hop-On, Hop-Off" version cheap enough and the ticket lasts all day. Montmartre "seedy" ??? And why always the rant on pickpockets in Paris ?? They are everywhere round the world, not just in Paris.

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    This page looks great!

  • kevinism's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    I want to go to Paris!

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