Top 10 Things to do in Paris as a tourist

Are you traveling to Paris? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Paris as a tourist!

You can spend a weekend in Paris and still fall in love in the city and experience the romantic vibes and beautiful landmarks. But you can also stay longer to get to know it from a local’s perspective. 

No matter the weather there are always some exciting activities available in the French Capital. There are even lots of things to do in Paris when it rains as well as when the sun shines. Just remember to carry clothes after season, and you’ll have a good time!

1. Eiffel Tower

Visiting the Eiffel Tower up close at least once is definitely one of the must things to do in Paris. Go up in the tower and enjoy the magnificent views of the city while enjoying a glass of champagne.

One of the world’s most famous landmarks! See the best views of the Eiffel tower

Eiffel tower
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2. Le Marche des Enfants Rouges

Paris oldest food market Le Marche des Enfants Rouges is a lovely place to stroll around on a morning. Fresh produce such as cheese and fruit are being sold, and there are also several nice places to have a hearty lunch.

Le Marche des Enfants Rouges
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3. Ladurée

Another must thing to do in Paris is to visit the famous patisserie Ladurée. There, they sell the delicious pastries “macarons” that literally melts in your mouth.


4. Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay is clearly one of Paris’s top museums. There is a wide range of exhibits from many famous artists. Once inside the museum, you can see some of the world’s best collections of Monet, Van Gogh, and Rodin.

Orsay Museum
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5. Fromagerie Laurent Dubois

Fromagerie Laurent Dubois’s is a dream shop for cheese lovers. They have a wide selection of cheeses and a very knowledgeable staff. This is the perfect shop to shop cheeses before the trip home since they also can vacuum pack your cheeses.

Address: 47 Ter Boulevard Saint-Germain.

6. Sacre Coeur

1665 steps up the hill of Montmartre, in front of the church of Sacre Coeur, one finds the best free views of Paris. The church is a very popular landmark in Paris, both for its beautiful architecture, but also thanks to the panoramic views of the city.

 Sacrè Coeur

7. Galeries Lafayette

Shopaholics shouldn’t miss out on the famous mall, Galeries Lafayette. A huge shopping mall in central Paris that has a large selection of famous shops with furnishings, clothes, and accessories. Chanel, Prada, Ralph Lauren and Dior are just some of the famous stores and brands available under the Gallery’s roof.

8. Latin Quarter

Latin Quarter is one of the oldest areas in Paris. A very nice area that’s also rich in history, beautiful architecture, quaint restaurants and cool shops.

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9. Picnic and stroll by the Seine

Do as the French themselves and get to the canal Seine to enjoy a picnic with friends or your loved one. Eat, relax, watch the crowd and finish with a nice walk along the water.

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10. Moulin Rouge

Are you looking for an unforgettable evening of dining and entertainment? Then you should definitely go to the Moulin Rouge. One of the most famous attractions of Paris, where they are treated to a show of cancan, acrobatics, comedy and cool dance numbers.

One of the most classic things to do in Paris as a tourist!

Moulin Rouge

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