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Things to do in France

France is a country that is acclaimed for its historical districts, its architectural beauty, its roving countryside, and its energized atmosphere. For first-time travelers to the country, Paris is definitely the first place to find things to do in France. The iconic Eiffel Tower, commonly considered the symbol of France, is located here. Many visitors to France find themselves unable to resist a climb up this beautiful monument for an unparalleled view of the city. For those who visit France for the significance and beauty of its culture, the Louvre should be one of the first things to do in France. Not only is the Louvre one of the most impressive art museums in all of Europe, but it is recognized worldwide as a cultural monument for Western civilization. For nature enthusiasts wondering what to do in France, the choices are equally as impressive.

The French Alps are one of the most picturesque mountain ranges in the world, and many travelers delight in skiing down the gorgeous slopes. Nature lovers tend to head to the south of France for its comfortable, Mediterranean climate and winding waterways and beaches. For socialites wondering what to do in France, the shopping in Paris is regarded as some of the best in the world, featuring a wide range of distinct boutique shops and one-of-a-kind fashion pieces. There’s truly something for everyone in this country, which is why so many people are packing their bags and planning to visit France.

  • 11th Arrondissement

    Located on the Right Bank, the 11th Arrondissement is one of the city's most densely populated neighborhoods. The district's most notable feature i... More
  • 13th Arrondissement

    Also called the Arrondissement des Gobelins (District of Goblins), this Left Bank neighborhood is home to the Manufacture des Gobelins, which was n... More
  • 20 Sur 20

    20 Sur 20 is a tiny costume jewelry shop in the 1ère arrondisement. Located on a narrow street just one-half block from the Seine river, the store’... More
  • À la Mère de Famille

    The oldest chocolate shop in Paris (opened in 1761) is exactly as you would picture it: the classic Parisian storefront says epicere fine (delicate... More
  • Abbaye de Citeaux

  • Action Christine

    Located on the Left Bank, a short walk from the Pont Neuf, the Action Christine theatre has long been a popular spot for cinephiles who enjoy seein... More
  • Adelline

    Haute couture jewelry designer Adeline Roussel runs her bauble business from both this boutique and her atelier in Jaipur, India. Located on Rue Ja... More
  • Alberto Pinto

    An interior designer for more than 40 years, Alberto Pinto has been featured in dozens of magazines like Instyle Home, Elle Decoration and Yacht Pr... More
  • Alter Mundi Mode

    Just around the corner from the historic Hotel DeVille, Alter Mundi specializes in organic, fair trade clothes with urban edge. The designs offer p... More
  • André

    Established by designer André Perugia in 1896, this widespread French footwear chain sells trendy, high-quality shoes at reasonable prices. Conside... More
  • Andrea Sertoli

    Whether you are hoping to hit the “Big 3” (Rome, Florence and Venice) with tots in tow, sample phenomenal wines in the alluring region of Apulia, o... More
  • Annick Goutal

    At her flagship store for a line of goods that permeates European and Asian markets and can be found in upscale hotel room bathrooms around the wor... More
  • Antidote

    Antidote fills a tiny storefront with independent European labels that share an aesthetic of understated cool: Italy’s Kristina Ti, Danish line Day... More
  • Antiquités Maurin

  • Arab World Institute

    Known locally as the Institut du Monde Arabe, the Arab World Institute in Paris’ Fifth Arrondissement serves to foster goodwill and cross-cultural ... More

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