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 haute fashion house of Vanessa Bruno is located in the city's sixth arrondissement. The daughter of Danish 1960’s supermodel and French fashion house founder Emmanuelle Khan, Bruno launched her line at the young age of 24.
Formerly of Christian Dior and Hermès, impeccably pedigreed shoe designer, Pierre Hardy, displays his sculptural shoes at a black-lacquered space at Palais Royal Gardens.
Chaumet, jewelers to Napoleon, and Van Cleef & Arpels divide this elegant space beneath photos of the real Place Vendôme. Fine jewelry and watches can be reserved ahead and delivered to your gate.
Insider clout: Braly books clients an unadvertised private tour of Río Secreto, one of Mexico’s cenotes (underground rivers), including a hike to some remote swimming holes, followed by lunch. Years as agent: 21.
For splurge-worthy outfits with a classic bent.
Serious collectors head to the second arrondissement in search of Old Master drawings.