Paris Travel Guide
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.
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’s namesake boulangerie (bakery) frequently has a line of customers extending out the front door.
The usual suspects (Prada, Miu Miu, Yves Saint Laurent) are punctuated by designs from lesser-known names, such as Luciano Padovan and Sartore.
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.
In-the-know locals head to this spruced-up wine booth at the Marché des Enfants Rouges — the city’s oldest open-air food market. Here at “watershed wines,” sommelier Jeanne Galinié suggests vintages to go with the around-the-world cuisine sold at neighboring kiosks.
Founded by sisters Katia and Vanessa Sanchez, Des Petits Hauts (which translates to “The Little Tops”) is an ultra-feminine clothing boutique with multiple locations in Paris, Lyon, and Orleans.
Built between 1802 and 1804, the pedestrian-only Pont des Arts bridge is a sought after destination among romantics and artists, who turn out in droves throughout the year to marvel at sunsets over the Seine.
Swedish wine writer and author Britt Karlsson, a Paris resident since 1990, organizes 20 tours annually to wine regions in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, and Austria.