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.
Founded ten years ago by master pefumer Frederick Malle, this perfumerie on Rue du Mont-Thabor keep its emphasis on the fragrance. Malle is the grandson of Dior Perfumes founder Serge Heftler and packages each of his 17 fragrances with a biography and picture of its designer.
From the exterior, this flagship location of designer Isabel Marant’s boutique looks more like a weathered British pub than haute-fashion epicenter.
Inspired by Native American leather goods, this atelier des ceintures (belt studio and workshop) first opened in 1979.
If Parisian women have the best clothes in the world, it stands to reason that even their cast-offs will be above average. Free 'P' Star, a Fourth Arrondissement vintage boutique, is packed with vintage clothes and accessories, all of them available for the best bargain.
A striking Art Deco boulangerie complete with starburst light fixtures, 1930’s mirrors, and curved display cases, Boulangerie Bechu, in the heart of the chic 16th Arrondissement, is also a tearoom.
Two young entrepreneurs are reviving bespoke for a new generation in this tiny men’s boudoir. Trendy and classic custom shirts start at $293, two-piece suits at $1,385, and both can be delivered in two to four weeks.
The quiet cobbled street, tiny brass sign, and nondescript door give little indication that the Experimental Cocktail Club is located here in the Montorgueil district.