Things To Do In Paris – The City Of Endless Fun

Guest Post - Paris is like a gift wrapped in layer upon layer of attractive paper, each time you visit the French capital you remove another layer and find something else delightful underneath.

Everyone has their own personal list of top things to do in Paris, here we include old favorites as well as new ideas for fun activities in this wonderful city.

When it comes to famous attractions, the celebrated Louvre Museum is a “must” – but in such a treasure trove it’s easy to be overwhelmed.

On your first visit we recommend you take a tour with a guide who can show you the highlights, later you can return and browse on your own, but never try to see too much on any one visit.

Some of the best views of the city can be seen from the river and we would include a Seine cruise on our list of best things to do in Paris.

In fact we recommend taking one of these cruises every time you visit, especially if you go at different seasons.

A river cruise offers a stunning parade of the city’s greatest monuments, including the Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais, Hotel des Invalides, Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and more.

A Moulin Rouge show, Europe’s most famous and flamboyant cabaret, is on the “must do” list of thousands of visitors to Paris each year.
Don’t miss the chance of seeing the high-kicking French Can Can performed in the place where it was invented, but do be aware that Moulin Rouge tickets sell out many weeks in advance.

To avoid disappointment plan ahead and order your Moulin Rouge tickets well before your trip.

When it comes to new and different things to do in Paris there are all sorts of possibilities.

Go off the beaten track on a wine-tasting tour in parts of the city that only the locals know well; or develop your own fragrance at a perfume making workshop, or explore Paris on a Segway personal transporter (a futuristic electric vehicle).

Foodies love the gourmet walking tours of the markets and food-shops of the Latin Quarter; keen photographers enjoy exploring the most picturesque parts of the city with an expert photographer-guide; and cyclists may like to get out of town on one of the delightful bike tours to Versailles or Monet’s Garden in Giverny.

What are a few of your favorite things to do while in Paris?

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8 Responses to Things To Do In Paris – The City Of Endless Fun

  1. Raul November 2, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    A tour of the maisons du chocolat in the city is also a different item than the standard museum visits!

    • Sofia - As We Travel November 3, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

      Great, thanks for adding your tip, I’m a big fan of chocolate.

  2. k_david November 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    Take the evening version of the Fat Tire Bike Tour!  And by all means, use the Velib system while there – it’s tremendous!

    • Sofia - As We Travel November 3, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

      I’ve heard many good things about that tour, thanks for adding that to the list.

  3. Debbie Beardsley November 4, 2011 at 12:15 am #

    Ooh too many things to do in Paris!  I do agree with you on the Seine river cruise but would add taking it at night for a very different perspective.

  4. SacVoyage November 27, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    The City Of Endless Fun…The city where all the dreams come true…and not only…

  5. Agata Filiana May 26, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Sacre-Coeur is one of my favourites in Paris. The square near the basilica is filled with street painters who sell gorgeous paintings of Paris. It’s a must!

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