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Things to do in Paris

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Paris. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Paris attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Paris to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Paris.

  • 11th Arrondissement

    Located on the Right Bank, the 11th Arrondissement is one of the city's most densely populated neighborhoods. The district's most notable feature i... More
  • 13th Arrondissement

    Also called the Arrondissement des Gobelins (District of Goblins), this Left Bank neighborhood is home to the Manufacture des Gobelins, which was n... More
  • 20 Sur 20

    20 Sur 20 is a tiny costume jewelry shop in the 1ère arrondisement. Located on a narrow street just one-half block from the Seine river, the store’... More
  • À la Mère de Famille

    The oldest chocolate shop in Paris (opened in 1761) is exactly as you would picture it: the classic Parisian storefront says epicere fine (delicate... More
  • Action Christine

    Located on the Left Bank, a short walk from the Pont Neuf, the Action Christine theatre has long been a popular spot for cinephiles who enjoy seein... More
  • Adelline

    Haute couture jewelry designer Adeline Roussel runs her bauble business from both this boutique and her atelier in Jaipur, India. Located on Rue Ja... More
  • Alberto Pinto

    An interior designer for more than 40 years, Alberto Pinto has been featured in dozens of magazines like Instyle Home, Elle Decoration and Yacht Pr... More
  • Alter Mundi Mode

    Just around the corner from the historic Hotel DeVille, Alter Mundi specializes in organic, fair trade clothes with urban edge. The designs offer p... More
  • André

    Established by designer André Perugia in 1896, this widespread French footwear chain sells trendy, high-quality shoes at reasonable prices. Conside... More
  • Annick Goutal

    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 wor... More
  • Arab World Institute

    Known locally as the Institut du Monde Arabe, the Arab World Institute in Paris’ Fifth Arrondissement serves to foster goodwill and cross-cultural ... More
  • Arnaud Delmontel

    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... More
  • Artazart

    Along the banks of the Canal St.-Martin, a bright orange façade marks the location of Artazart, one of the most celebrated art and design bookstore... More
  • Atelier des Chefs

    Atelier des Chefs provides one of those must-do-while-in-Paris bucket list experiences: instruction in the preparation of authentic French cuisine.... More
  • Atelier du Bracelet Parisien

    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 ho... More

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