Paris

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.

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

Home to more than 40,000 films—one of the largest collections in the world—La Cinémathèque Française was first established by Henri Langlois in 1936.

With easy-to-spot blue-and-white massage outposts throughout the airport, mini-spa Be Relax has two treatment rooms. If an upper-back massage (from $17) isn’t enough, opt for a Thai massage (from $77) or a manicure and nap in a massaging lounger (from $25). No appointment necessary.

This public museum, just a 15-minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe, was once the home of art collector Édouard André and his wife, painter Nélie Jacquemart.

Even if you aren't a fan of samba, bossa nova, batucada, or any kind of dancing for that matter, the casual atmosphere and quality of live music at Le Blue Note will win you over. Famous European jazz artists like Marcio Faraco have made their debuts at this venue.

Centrally located on the Left Bank, the Seventh Arrondissement is one of Paris’s wealthiest and most stylish districts. Home to the French elite since the 17th century, the neighborhood is now filled with luxury homes, upscale galleries and antique shops, and several major tourist attractions.

Stephane Olivier, owner of the antique shop Rive Gauche on Rue de l'Universite, spent much of his childhood in his grandmother's alpine garden, and his love of nature inspired him to open this store, which sells wrought-iron garden furniture and baroque statuary.