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.
Paris-based Korean designer Moon Young Hee is a regular at Paris Fashion Week, and she is known for her deconstructionist techniques, layered fabrics, and feminine designs.
The Jardin des Plantes, one of the most renowned botanical gardens in Paris, was founded as a medicinal garden by King Louis XIII in 1635.
The establishment of an aspiring baker from Normandy has flourished in the Latin Quarter since 1932.
For nearly 30 years, L’Eclaireur boutiques have innovatively displayed high-end fashion finds. Now the family-owned company’s fifth—but far from chainlike—boutique is doing double duty not just as a source for women’s clothing, accessories, and objets, but also as a chic watering hole.
Established in 1976 by perfumer-chemist Jean Laporte, this tiny French perfume house in the Marais woos shoppers with rows of impeccably packaged fragrances, candles, and sachets created from high-quality, raw materials (Laporte later left the company to form rival Maître Parfumeur et Gantier.).
If there is a Belgian "look" in today's interior design, it is captured in this flagship of the three Flamant brothers' stores.
Located on an old-school market street in Paris, Atelier du Bracelet is a tiny leather crafts business directly across from the modern all-glass home décor building at Place du Marche St.-Honoré.