Stuck for things to do…

Living in a city is not just about discvering its tourist attractions, I lived in London for three years, and I hardly saw any of the tourist attractions, it was all about London life. Now in Paris, I feel like even though making the most of Paris isn’t about seeing the sights, I might as well make the most of the free museums, the celebrated sights and soak them all in. I found a list on the time out website ( for the top things to do in Paris, I’ve edited it slightly, but as the french say, au fur et mesur, (little by little) I will try to complete the list! Wish me luck!

Museums and art galleries :

The Louvre

Musée d’Orsay

Centre Pompidou

Take in classical ballet at Palais Garnier

Les Passages Couverts

Attend an auction at Drouot

Scale the Eiffel TowerFree your inner architect at Cité Chaillot

Cité des Sciences

Hunt gargoyles on Notre-Dame’s rooftop

La Conciergerie and Sainte-Chapelle

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Climb the Arc de Triomphe

Do the Grand and Petit Palais in one day

Enjoy world-class opera at Bastille

Explore Montmartre

Musée du Quai Branly

Musée de Cluny

Les Invalides

Les Catacombes

Musée Gustave Moreau

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

Musée Rodin

Attractions :

Spend a day in Boulogne

Explore the Marais’ nooks and crannies

Step back in time at Château de Vincennes

Float along the Canal Saint-Martin

Be a Parisien for a day with Parisien d’un jour

Musée Marmottan-Monet

Tour the temples of modern and contemporary art

Bateaux Mouches and Bateaux Parisiens

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle

Spend a day at Le Bourget

Disneyland Paris/Walt Disney Studios Park

Visit Paris’ prettiest arthouse cinema, La Pagode

Devote a day to Saint-Germain des Près

Dash around the Stade de France

Art and afternoon tea at Jacquemart-André

The Institut du Monde Arabe and the Mosquée de Paris

Musée des Egouts

Château de Versailles

Digital art at La Gaîté Lyrique

Hippodrome Longchamp

Spend a day in Bercy


Les Vergers de Champlain

La Coulée verte

Picnic in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

Friday night skate with Paris Roller

Explore the Jardin du Luxembourg

Walk with the dead at Père-Lachaise

Hit the funfair at the Jardin d’Acclimatation

Wander through the Jardin des Plantes

Stroll around the Place des Vosges

Shops and markets in Paris:

Les Puces de Montreuil

Browse Paris’ best bookshops: Le-Monte-en-L’Air, La Hune, Shakespeare & Co

Place d’Aligre and Marché Beauvau

Fromagerie Quatrehomme

Boulevard Haussmann department stores



Palais de Chaillot

Tour St-Jacques

La Conciergerie

Petit Palais

104 (Centquatre)

La Grande Mosquée de Paris

Observatoire de Paris

Parks & Gardens:

Bois de Vincennes

Jardin des Tuileries

Parc de Belleville

Parc André Citroën

Parc de la Villette

Le Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil

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