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Things to do in Paris

Over the centuries, millions have fallen for Paris. Whether you’re a romantic, history buff, fashion maven, foodie, or culture hound (or all of the above), you will find plenty of things to do in Paris to fill your days and your nights. The City of Light never fails to deliver, inspiring swooning at Old World corner cafés and patisseries selling the world’s best croissants, underground jazz clubs, impossibly chic boutiques, and exceptional museums that will make your heart flutter. And there’s always the iconic and ever-beautiful Eiffel Tower.

Don’t miss Travel + Leisure’s insider finds from the Marais and Montparnasse to Pigalle and Abbesses. Our listings highlight the very best things to do in Paris—many of which celebrate food. From shopping at a 200-year-old kitchen supply store and taking a course at chef Alain Ducasse’s cooking school to a store dedicated solely to cookbooks and gourmet food purveyors, T+L guides you to the city’s best culinary experiences. Shopping is also one of the French city’s favorite pastimes. Let us show you just what to do in Paris, and where to find top artisans, up-and-coming designers, talented jewelry makers, great haute couture, vintage accessories, and uniquely French souvenirs. Whether on your way to a romantic getaway or a dream trip, T+L’s Paris travel guide—with its 530+ listings—is a must-have travel resource.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arnaud Delmontel

    The 2007 winner of the Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris (the best baguette in Paris contest), Arnaud Delmontel... More
  • Artazart

    Along the banks of the Canal St.-Martin, a bright orange façade marks the location of Artazart, one of the most celebrated art and design bookstore... More
  • ASTEL

    The Sun King’s palace at Versailles is so vast that three different ASTEL stations rent rowboats, bikes, and electric golf carts to visitors lookin... More

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