The 10 Best Things to Do in Paris

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The 10 Best Things to Do in Paris

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1. See Eiffel Tower

See Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower in Paris is the most-visited paid monument in the world. It was built for the World's Fair in 1889 and is 324 meters tall.

Its four levels include two restaurants, a museum, and an observatory at 234 meters (770 ft) high where you can take panoramic photos of Paris!

2. Visit Louvre Museum

Visit Louvre Museum
The Louvre is the largest art museum in the world, housing over 35,000 works of art. The museum was established in 1793 during the French Revolution and opened to the public in 1796. In 1989, it became a part of France's Ministry of Culture, which includes all other national museums.

The most-visited museum in the world, it boasts being home to masterpieces like Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" and Michelangelo's "David."

3. Strolling Through Versailles Palace

Strolling Through Versailles Palace
The Versailles Palace is a chateau in Versailles, France, that served as the main residence of French monarchs from Louis XIV to Louis XVI. The palace is now a national museum and famous tourist destination. The Palace was the largest and most lavish palace in Europe during its time. It has over 700 rooms including an opera house and stables for 200 horses!

Versailles was built by King Louis XIV who wanted it to be bigger than any other palace at that time. He chose Versailles because he wanted his home to be closer to Paris so he could travel back regularly from his new home to see people there who were important to him or needed help from him as King (like when there were wars).

It cost one million lives per year just for maintenance costs when it first opened! This is equivalent to today's money spent yearly on electricity bills alone!

4. Boat Trip on the Seine River

Boat Trip on the Seine River
Take a Seine River cruise. This is one of the best ways to see the city, especially if you're looking for a romantic or relaxing day. The river boats are tiny and made for two people, so it's a good choice if you want to spend some quality time with your partner or friends without having to worry about being bothered by others. You'll be able to see many of Paris' famous landmarks such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte Chapelle (the royal chapel), and Pont Alexandre III bridge from this vantage point.

Go on a bike tour through Paris' streets and parks! One of my favorite experiences during my time in Paris was biking along the Seine River near Notre Dame Cathedral with my friend Pippa from London; she was visiting when I lived there so we rented bikes together one afternoon during our trip! She taught me how much fun it was riding around on these beautiful streets instead of taking public transportation everywhere as most tourists do—a lot less stressful too! I highly recommend doing this at least once while visiting Europe because cycling is such an easy way

5. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral

Visit Notre Dame Cathedral
The Notre Dame Cathedral is the most famous cathedral in Paris. It was built between 1163 and 1345 and has been a famous landmark since the Middle Ages.

The facade of this well-known church features sculptures representing various biblical figures, including Saint Denis (whose head was supposedly buried in this church after his death), as well as two angels holding a crown above Jesus' head on one side of the front door.

Hailed as one of the world's great cathedrals for its Gothic architecture, this beautiful structure is home to many historical treasures such as stained glass windows and sculptures depicting Biblical scenes from both Old Testament books like Genesis and New Testament ones like Matthew 1:18-25 that tell about John's birth during Jesus' time on Earth.*

6. Discover Luxembourg Garden

Discover Luxembourg Garden
Located in the 6th arrondissement, Luxembourg Garden is one of the most beautiful green spaces in Paris. The garden houses many fountains and a lake that makes for a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. You can also find numerous statues throughout the park including one of Venus De Milo (which was originally found on an island in Greece). This outdoor space is perfect for people watching as well as romantic dates or even picnics!

7. Enjoy Moulin Rouge Show

Enjoy Moulin Rouge Show
The Moulin Rouge is a cabaret located in the Pigalle district of Paris. It's one of the most famous cabarets in the world, and it's a popular tourist attraction. The Moulin Rouge was originally opened in 1889 as a dance hall by Charles Zidler. The name "Moulin Rouge" comes from an 18th-century mill and windmill which used to be located near where the club now stands.

The show itself has been performed at this location since 1899 when it opened with a performance by Yvette Guilbert (a singer who performed regularly at Le Chat Noir). Before long it became known as "the red mill" because of its red velvet curtains; today these are replaced by blue ones instead.

8. Self Guided Tour in Paris

Self Guided Tour in Paris
Paris is fairly easy to navigate on foot thanks to the fact that most of the historic districts (or arrondissements as they're so-called in French) are centered within the Paris Peripherique. Discover the city at your own pace or as a preview of what you will see on a live-guided tour.

9. Explore Disneyland Paris

Explore Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris is an entertainment resort in Chessy, France, 32 km east of Paris. It encompasses two theme parks, resort hotels, Disney Nature Resorts, a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, and a golf course. Disneyland Park is the original theme park of the complex, opening in 1992

10. Take a Walk Down Champs-Elysees

Take a Walk Down Champs-Elysees
Champs-Elysees is the most famous street in the world. It's also one of the most expensive ones, with a typical price per meter being around $8,000. The total length of this iconic Parisian avenue is 2.1 kilometers (1.3 miles), and it has been visited by nearly 1 billion tourists over its 200-year history—that's roughly 3 million people per year!

This beautiful street is home to some pretty cool attractions, including:
  • The Arc de Triomphe (a triumphal arch built between 1806 and 1836).
  • L'Avenue des Champs Elysees Shopping Mall (the largest shopping mall on this list).
  • Le Grand Palais (an art gallery).

Also See Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Paris

Musee d'Orsay

In a previous life, the Musee d'Orsay was a railway station. Today it is home to one of the most impressive collections of impressionist and post-impressionist art in the world. The museum is located in Paris' 7th arrondissement, an area that's known for its elegant architecture, shopping and nightlife.

Museums aren't typically associated with romance but when you're surrounded by masterpieces there's no need for over-the-top gestures or flowery words—you can just appreciate each other's company as you stare at all those pretty colors together!

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe is a triumphal arch located at the western end of the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France. The original architect was Étienne Lenoir but building began in 1806 and was not completed until 1836 due to problems with funding. The arch has become a national monument and is viewed as one of the most important symbols in Paris. A visit to this iconic structure will make for an enjoyable day trip from Paris.

It takes about 20 minutes by taxi or public transportation to reach the Arc de Triomphe from central Paris, which can be an expensive ride depending on where you're staying (you may want to consider buying tickets ahead of time). You can also take Line 1 metro from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile station or Lines 8 or 9 trams from Porte Maillot station if you prefer public transportation over taxis. I used Uber many times throughout my stay in France because I didn't have an unlimited data plan; however, Uber drivers don't usually speak English so it may be difficult for non-French speakers who don't know how much they're paying unless they download one of those apps like Google Translate before leaving their hotel room each morning!

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