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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

Paris: what to do, what to see...

A bateau-mouche tourist boat cruises past the Ile de La Cité and Notre-Dame in Paris
Ah Paris! The city that dares everything; a Paris for everyone. Paris is like a huge village with more than its fair share of discoveries, surprises, crazy nights, beauty, art, light, fabulous food and great people... A city where it’s great to wander, lose yourself, taste life, see life and feel alive. From its historic heart to its high-profile street art and the Futurist architecture of the Grand Paris infrastructure plan, Paris and its region quite simply live life to the full. 

• The Eiffel Tower
• The Tuileries Gardens
• The Latin Quarter
• Montmartre and the Sacré-Cœur
• The Grand Palais
• The Fondation Louis Vuitton
• The Château of Versailles
• Notre-Dame and the Île de la Cité
• The Arc de Triomphe
• The Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Élysées


• Sip a coffee in the Café de Flore, Saint-Germain-des-Prés
• Roam around Station F, the largest startup campus in the world
• Marvel at the masterpieces in the Louvre from breakfast to supper 
• Be just as amazed as your kids at the Cité des Sciences
• Walk in the footsteps of the Impressionists at Auvers-sur-Oise
• Make the trip from the Saint-Ouen flea market to the Avenue Montaigne
• Applaud the dancers at the Moulin Rouge and the Lido
• List a selection of bistros to sample Parisian bistronomy
• Rent a Vélib', cycle the banks of the Seine and dream about the 2024 Olympics
• Experience the La Seine Musicale music and performing arts centre on the Île Seguin 


• A fresh baguette
• A slice of Paris ham
• Macarons
• Paris flan
• A croque-monsieur
• Vol au vents
• A chocolate eclair
• Brie de Meaux
• An opéra cake
• A saint-honoré cake


• Clothes by young designers
• Sweet treats and chocolates from À la Mère de Famille
• A luxury vintage handbag unearthed in the flea market
• An old postcard bought from a bouquiniste on the banks of the Seine
• A beret, even if no one in Paris actually wears one
• Tea from one of the many Paris speciality tea houses
• Bread from Poilâne
• Ballet flats
• “Made in France” underwear

Getting to Paris