Things to do in Paris, France

Things to Do

Few cities can compare to the beauty that is Paris. From cobblestone streets sprinkled with cafes to unbeatable sights like Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower, Paris represents a world of its own. Feast your eyes on works of art at The Louvre, then explore the ornateness of the Palace of Versailles. In-between sightseeing, treat your taste buds to some world-renowned Parisian cuisine. Whether you decide to simply wander the picturesque pathways or venture to as many famous sights as your heart desires, take advantage of our Paris vacation packages to make the most out of your stay in The City of Light.

Discover the Magic of Paris

Discover the Magic of Paris


Begin your journey at unforgettable sights that give Paris the reputation of architectural grandeur it deserves. Visit Notre Dame, showcasing gothic-style, stained-glass windows and mesmerizing views 400 steps above the city. If you’re traveling with a loved one, don’t forget to leave a lock on the Love Lock Bridge just outside. Paris continues its iconic nature at the Palace of Versailles. See how royalty lived in the 17th century as you walk through lavish rooms and halls, then take in the picturesque gardens and fountains outdoors. No Paris vacation is complete without a trip to the Eiffel Tower. While you can spot the landmark throughout most of Paris, not much can compare to an elevator ride to the top boasting unrivaled views. Visits to the Eiffel Tower are amplified at night when the tower lights up and sparkles as a beacon for the whole city to see.
Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems


While beauty can be found around the city’s most famous sites, lesser known spots also deserve the attention of travelers. Just a short walk from Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle provides a truly awe-inspiring experience. Surround yourself with colorful stained-glass windows dating back to the 13th century. For the moments when you want to bask in the sunlight, savor an afternoon at Luxembourg Palace and Gardens, the largest park in Paris. Underneath the city awaits the Paris Catacombs, a cemetery unlike any other. Take a walk through the stone mine tunnels and gain a different perspective of the city from down below.
Artful Appreciation

Artful Appreciation


France is home to some of the world’s most well-known artists. Uncover the works of Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh as you explore the large collection of museums Paris is known for. Kick off your art tour at The Louvre, displaying the original Mona Lisa in addition to sculptures, artifacts and paintings sure to leave you breathless. For Impressionism Movement fans, don’t miss Musée d'Orsay’s focus on the ethereal styles of Manet, Degas, Renoir and many others. Partake in a larger-than-life exhibition of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies at Musée de l’Orangerie, another favorite among travelers and locals alike.
Toast to Delicious Dining

Toast to Delicious Dining


From Michelin-Star restaurants to enlightening bakeries, Paris boasts some of the finest cuisine the world has to offer. If you’re ready to splurge, make your reservation in advance at Le Cinq at Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris. Delight in classic French cuisine amidst a sophisticated ambiance at this Michelin three-star restaurant. For more affordable French dishes, Chez Gladines and Bouillon Chartier are also fan favorites. Complete your foodie adventure with a visit to some of the city’s quintessential patisseries and bakeries such as Pierre Hermé and Du Pain et des Idées, and get your fill of macarons and freshly baked croissants.
Achieving Parisian Style

Achieving Parisian Style


With Paris being the birth place of high-end brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dior, the city has long had a thriving fashion scene. Explore luxury styles when you walk along Champs-Élysées, commonly described as the “world’s most beautiful avenue.” The 1.2-mile pathway, leading up to the Arc de Triomphe, is lined with both upscale and affordable brand names. Rue Saint-Honoré is another popular shopping destination showcasing designers as big as Versace and Valentino. If you’re in search of more casual trends and local boutiques, Le Marais shopping district is your best bet for achieving the chic yet understated French fashion style.

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Paris Quick Facts

Paris was first founded as a Roman city under the name Lutetia.

The French army was the first to ever wear camouflage, during World War I.

While the Eiffel Tower has an elevator lift, you can also climb 704 steps to get to the top.

There is only one stop sign in the entire city of Paris.

Climate

Paris has a temperate climate with the typical four seasons. The average summer temperature is 20°C (68°F), while the average winter temperature is 5°C (41°F). Some of the best times to visit during the year are June through August. However, September and October also feature moderate and cooler temperatures with smaller crowds.