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.
The city's aristocratic Marais district hosts this ritzy repository for designer shoes, handbags, and jewelry owned by stylist and fashion consultant Valery Duboucheron.
L’Habilleur may stock last year’s designs, but legions of shoppers don’t seem to mind since the store offers serious discounts (around 40% to 60% less than original prices).
The 20-year-old family-run company, Cecile and Jeanne, opened a boutique in the Charles de Gaulle airport in 2005. Located in terminal 2, near gate 2F, travelers can find that last minute gift from Paris.
Sylvie Chateigner opened this Paris vintage shop with an ironic name between the Place de la République and the Canal St.-Martin in 1994.
For toys, including extraordinary stuffed animals, miniature soldiers, and the best Easter decorations around, there's nothing like L'Oiseau de Paradis.
Louisélio is the name of this Second Arrondissement ceramic studio and shop, as well as the pseudonym of its owner, contemporary artist Véronique Ganem.
One of the city’s best markets, the Marché d’Aligre—located behind the Bastille between the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine and the Rue de Charenton—stands out compared to Paris’s other outdoor markets because its lively, personable vibe makes it feel like a village within a village.