France

Things to do in France

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in France. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite France attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in France to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in France.

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Its owners used to run a design agency in London, which is apparent the instant you step into the lobby.

The oldest chocolate shop in Paris (opened in 1761) is exactly as you would picture it: the classic Parisian storefront says epicere fine (delicatessan) printed above the door in gold belle époque lettering.

The usual suspects (Prada, Miu Miu, Yves Saint Laurent) are punctuated by designs from lesser-known names, such as Luciano Padovan and Sartore.

More storied than the average music hall, this beautiful venue at the foot of Montmartre dates to 1894.

More than a suburb of nearby Paris, more than one of the most ambitious architectural endeavors undertaken by man, more even, than one of the most dizzying, dazzling tourist sites in the Western world, the Palace of Versailles is an immaculately preserved symbol of history, in particular of the s

To purchase the lusty red that Dominique Hauvette turns out under the Baux de Provence appellation at Domaine Hauvette, you'll need an appointment—if you can snag one. The proto–micro estate occupies just 35 acres at the foot of the lunar Alpilles mountains.

A few blocks from Notre Dame and the Hotel de Ville, this uncommon stationer in the heart of the Marais district is appreciated for the craftsmanship of its wares.

Anyone who visits Winery can take the signe oenologique test for either $22 or $37, depending on the quality of wines being poured.