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.
Home to both the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe, the Eighth Arrondissement is one of the city's busiest and most famous districts.
In the Eighth Arrondissement, near the Eglise de la Madeleine and not far from the Champs Elysees, this French fashion shop features a black façade with the company name in white over the doors, set among Haussmann buildings.
At home in the Bohemian chic Monmartre, this caberet-style watering hole is often the last and most memorable stop on a night spent out in the city's famed nightclub district.
Within view of the Arc de Triomphe, this Louis Vuitton flagship store is housed regally inside a stylized Haussman building along the legendary Avenue des Champs-Elysées.
The Charles de Gaulle airport offers mobile phone vending machines in Terminal 2. Purchase a ready-to-use Bic mobile phone with a prepaid SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card from Orange France (one of France's largest network operators) for anywhere from $27 to $55.
Located in Le Marais, Lieu Commun offers hipster clothing basics, such as track jackets from Misericordia, jackets made from organic Peruvian cotton, and sneakers from Veja. The neighborhood favorite also sells homeware gadgets and furnishings.
At her flagship store for a line of goods that permeates European and Asian markets and can be found in upscale hotel room bathrooms around the world, Camille Goutal continues the perfumery tradition of excellence that her mother began before her.