Things To Do In Paris
So many people have listed their top things to do in Paris I’m sure you’re probably overwhelmed with the choice.
I’m afraid to say, I’m about to do exactly the same haha – I’m sorry!
We all know Paris is an incredible city, and although I managed to tick off a lot when I was there I still only scratched the surface.
Therefore along with my own personal suggestions, I’m also going to include some from Peter and Sam too in this list of ‘Things To Do In Paris’ in the hope of providing you with a more complete list.
If you’re looking for things to do in Paris, and you enjoy a good museum then you’re in luck.
Typical choice, I know, but it really is a treat. It’s absolutely massive so you’re probably going to want to give it a good few hours to explore it all, and as well to figure out how to actually get out.
As you’d expect, the Mona Lisa is crowded (close to a mosh pit when I went I have to say) but still one to go and find.
Foundation Louis Vuitton
This one is set a bit outside the city centre, not far in an Uber though, but is a real experience.
There’s an incredible mix of both classic and modern artwork – more classical artists than I was expecting for sure. Along with the paintings, there are installations throughout the building but as well the building itself is quite the spectacle.
Again, you could probably have a good few hours here to do all the floors and the gardens outside too – but it’s one I would definitely recommend.
Initially we went to see the Grand Palais, but it was a Tuesday so it was closed (a top tip for you there – a lot of the museums are closed on Tuesdays). So instead we stumbled over the road to the Petit Palais and like with most buildings in Paris it was beautiful.
The exhibitions we saw were beautiful, specifically the sculptures, but perhaps my favourite part were the gardens in the centre. There was a little cafe outside too, a really lovely spot for a coffee.
Sam gave this as a recommendation, unfortunately I wasn’t able to go on my trip – but he promises that this one is a must see.
(I’ve promised myself the next time in Paris it’s the first on my list)
Another recommendation, this time form Peter. Again, time did not allow me to go but I have it on good authority that is a good one, the tourist bus driver agreed.
One more recommendation from Peter, this is actually his favourite – so worth a visit if you have the chance!
Atelier des Lumières
This is one I’m actually quite upset that I missed. More specifically it’s the Van Gogh Exhibition. Click on that link and go and take a look because it looks pretty darn epic, the exhibition is on until the end of the year.
(Maybe I’ll be heading back to Paris sooner than I thought!)
There’s too many sights to list in Paris, and I think a lot of it is personal choice. I’m not going to say anything on them because I think it’s pretty self explanatory – I will say though if you’re doing Sacre Coeur, go on a relatively clear day so you can make the most of the views!
Arc De Triomphe
I know it’s a sore topic with the recent fire, but it would be more rude for me to not mention it on this list.
You could probably go anywhere in Paris and have great food, but there were some spots we went to that were particularly great – and that I think would be particularly great things to do in Paris.
A tricky note is that I am vegan (gasp!) and so in France that can be sometimes problematic – so rest assured if you too are vegan, these places are pretty vegan friendly!
Rivié at The Hoxton
AMAZING food. And I mean AMAZING.
Really nice vibe with great service, there’s also a lovely little courtyard for drinks if that’s something you fancy.
The Place To
Great spot for any fellow nomads. Again, nice vibe – super easy to work in and the food and staff are ace.
If you like eggs, this is where you need to be.
Very Instagram-able if that’s what floats your boat, but equally amazing food in a lovely quiet spot.
Staff were also great at letting me edit the dishes to make them vegan friendly 🙂
This is a fully vegan restaurant, but that doesn’t mean you have to be vegan to go. I was with 2 meat/dairy eaters and they absolutely loved it, in fact they chose it. Their burger is supposed to be next level, so much so it was sold out by the time we got there – so be quick!
The desserts in particular were absolutely sensational.
Didn’t actually go here, but walked past and it looked pretty cool if I do say so myself. Reviews on TripAdvisor are also pretty good. Italian place, what’s not to love.
Dirty Dick (Drinks)
A tiki bar near the Moulin Rouge, pick pockets are supposed to be an issue but we were fine so just be cautious. Don’t let that deter you though, really great cocktails and fun vibes.
It was my friends 21st while we were away, and they did a great job at helping us celebrate.
The Gloster Bar (Drinks)
Another one I didn’t actually go into, but it looks divine.
Haha. So if you saw my post on DNF Instagram you will have seen me mention the electric scooters.
They are great fun.
Really great fun.
They’re also pretty cheap, one ride I did was about 40 minutes at it only cost €6 or so. There a quite a few different brands so could be worth downloading a couple of apps, but normally the apps will show you where the nearest ones are anyway.
My personal favourite was Lime – do with that what you will, just thought I’d let you guys know.
Tourist buses get such a bad rep, but honestly they can be one of my favourite ways to explore a place (cities that is) – this is probably all thanks to Dad who used to force us all on to them whenever we went away.
But if you’re looking for a trip where you want to see and go to all the ‘tourist’ sites then absolutely this is a must.
You get to know some little stories and facts behind places and sometimes even find some recommendations you wouldn’t otherwise have heard.
Typical. Not much to say on this one, just really handy to have around when you need it.
So those are all the things to do in Paris I noted down that I wanted to share with you all, if you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Of course one thing I missed off of this list is Disneyland, mainly because Peter’s already done a blog post on it! So if you want to find out more about that, then click here.
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