Paris Things to Do

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  • 51. Canal Saint Martin

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Arletty (pronunciation here) is one of four boats that are used by the Canauxrama company for canal cruises on the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris. The boat was named after the French singer and...

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  • 52. Musée Picasso

    4 out of 5 stars

    Update 2014: The Picasso Museum is still closed for renovation. They keep postponing the date for re-opening, and their website now says the museum will re-open on October 25, 2014. This not one of...

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  • 53. 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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  • 54. 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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  • 55. Place Vendôme

    One of the largest and most elegant of Paris’ squares, Place Vendôme is the brilliant creation of the very architect who designed much of Chateau Versailles for Louis XIV. It was once the site of the...

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  • 56. Institut du Monde Arabe

    3.5 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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  • 57. Parks, Gardens, and Squares

    Square René Viviani adjoins the Church of Saint Julien the Poor, a Greek Catholic parish church that is one of the oldest religious buildings in Paris. The square is an irregular shape, bounded by...

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  • 58. Statue of Liberty

    4 out of 5 stars

    This statue is a miniature replica of her famous big sister in New York Harbour, it was a gift from the American Community in 1885 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the French Revolution. The...

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  • 59. 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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  • 60. 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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  • 61. 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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  • 62. Musée Carnavalet

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This free museum belongs to the City of Paris and is devoted to the history of the city from its earliest beginnings to present times. Location and photo on monumentum.fr Second photo: The museum is...

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  • 63. Saint-Etienne-du-Mont

    Saint Etienne du Mont has a rich history that goes back to 6th century when the chapel was formed from the crypt of St.Genevieve. A separate church was built on the north side of the chapel during...

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  • 64. 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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  • 65. 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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  • 66. Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

    4.5 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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  • 67. Museums

    Just where we lived, not so very far away (10 minutes) from Montsouris Parc, there is a workshop from an artist I did not know, but who deserves to be known as her art is not only beautiful, but also...

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  • 68. 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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  • 69. Les Arènes de Lutèce

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The ancient Roman arena on this site was destroyed by the Barbarians in the year 280. The foundations were rediscovered during various building projects in the nineteenth century and were (partly)...

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  • 70. Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

    When I was a child I loved the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, so I was confident I would also like the one in Paris – and I do! The one in Paris is officially called the Cité des sciences...

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  • 71. Musée du Quai Branly

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This museum is not for everyones, I mean, you must have a defined trend towards curiosity about our origins and cultural differences as human beings. The place is huge with a remarkable design, modern...

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  • 72. La Mémorial des Martyrs de La Déportation

    This is the memorial to the French who were deported during World War II. It's a good idea to read the plaque before you enter so you understand the symbolism. After reading the plaque, you go down...

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  • 73. 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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  • 74. Shakespeare and Company

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The original Shakespere and company was an English language bookshop that operated between the two world wars. It was frequented by many a famous author, including the bearded one himself, Hemmingway....

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  • 75. Pont des Arts

    4 out of 5 stars

    This "Bridge of the Arts" is one of only five (or six) bridges in Paris that are reserved for "circulations douces", a nice French expression meaning soft or mild traffic, i.e. non-motorized. The...

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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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