Exploring France: Top 10 Things to do in Paris

Going on a trip to the land of romance and good food? Here are some things you can do while in Paris!

Eiffel Tower
Address: Champ de Mars, 5 av Anatole France, 7e
Metro: Bir Hakeim or RER Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel
Opening hours: lifts & stairs 9am-midnight mid-Jun–Aug, lifts 9.30am-11pm, stairs 9.30am-6.30pm Sep–mid-Jun

Musée de Louvre
Address: rue de Rivoli & quai des Tuileries, 1er
Metro: Palais Royal–Musée du Louvre
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Mon, Thu, Sat & Sun, to 9.45pm Wed & Fri

  • Art and history museum
  • Houses the Mona Lisa and The Coronation painting
  • One of the most famous museums in Paris

Musée Rodin
Address: 79 rue de Varenne, 7e
Metro: Varenne

  • Displaying Rodin’s most famous pieces such as Thinking Man and Gates of Hell
  • Nice park filled with lots of beautiful sculptures
  • Take a stroll through the beautiful garden

Musée d’Orsay
Address: 1 Rue de la Legión d’Honneur, 75007 Paris
Opening hours: Daily 9.30am-6pm except Thursday (closes at 9.45pm)
Close on Monday

  • Fantastic art displays in an old train station
  • Authentic master pieces from the giant impressionist
  • Interesting dining setting set behind an old clock face

Arc de Triomphe
Address: place Charles de Gaulle, 8e
Metro: Charles de Gaulle–Étoile
Opening hours: 10am-11pm Apr-Sep, to 10.30pm Oct-Mar

  • Free entry with the Paris pass

Centre Pompidou
Address: place Georges Pompidou, 4e
Metro: Rambuteau
Opening hours: 11am-9pm Wed-Mon

  • Landmark building which wears its skeleton on the outside, with tubes and structures colour-coded to denote their function

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
Address: 6 place du Parvis Notre Dame, 4e
Metro: Cité
Opening hours: cathedral 7.45am-6.45pm Mon-Sat, to 7.15pm Sun, towers 10am-6.30pm, to 11pm Fri & Sat Jul & Aug

  • Highlights include its three spectacular rose windows , treasury , and bell towers which can be climbed
  • Spectacular view of Paris from the North tower
  • One of the best views of the cathedral is from square Jean XXIII , the little park behind the cathedral

Jardin du Luxembourg

Address: 6th arrondissement of Paris, 75006 Paris, France
Metro: St-Sulpice, Rennes or Notre Dame des Champs, or RER Luxembourg

  • Great place for lunch with a beautiful view
  • Romantic and lovely place to be in with beautiful gardens surrounding you

Canel St Martin
Address: 16 rue du Repos & bd de Ménilmontant, 20e
Metro: Père Lachaise or Gambetta
Opening hours: 8am-6pm Mon-Fri, 8.30am-6pm Sat, 9am-6pm Sun

  • Sit on a boat down the canel
  • Great place to enjoy walks and picnics around the canal

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur
Address: place du Parvis du Sacré-Cœur
Metro: Anvers
Opening hours: 6am-10.30pm, dome 9am-7pm Apr-Sep, to 5.30pm

  • Able to see the beautiful skyline of Paris. Get to the top for the best view

Looking for what to eat in Paris? Check out the good food Paris has to offer in this great blog post!

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