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Best things to do in Paris

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“It is only 20min away and each 1st Sunday of the month is for free just like any other museum in France! But the line will be bigger.”
1085 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“If you go to the Eiffel Tower you should avoid the elevators (where will have to wait at least one hour) and take the stairs. It is far easier that it seems until the second floor (the third being quite high). Morevoer climbing inside the tower make feel being in the heart of the structure and let you take time to see”
1002 locals recommend
Park
“An unexpected treasure in the city! Gorgeous views in a tranquil setting. Perfect for lounging in the grass with a good book. It's not a flat park so be prepared to walk up and down hills. There are cute surprises like a waterfall too.”
1118 locals recommend
Garden
“Majestic park overlooking the Luxembourg Palace. A visit here is most enjoyable at any time of the year. So much to see: the ducks swimming in front of the enormous Medici Fountain, children sending an armada of small boats across the pond, the parade of sculptures of the queens of France, the manicured Palace gardens. Take a seat and enjoy the people-watching! You can also just relax, enjoy a sandwich or read a book (plenty of chairs and benches). To do some jogging this is also a great place! Free entrance.”
876 locals recommend
Neighborhood
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“This is one of the most important historic sites in Paris. It is some sort of a village inside the city, you can also have one of the most beautiful views in Paris.”
871 locals recommend
Museum
“Step inside the Centre Pompidou to fall under the spell of Picasso, Magritte, Duchamp, Pollock, Warhol and Tinguely! Your kids won’t be bored because there is specials areas for them and my girls even learn to walk in a Dubuffet cave. It open until 11 PM on thursday so it’s a good way to really see art pieces without any head hidden them! Place Georges-Pompidou, Paris – www.centrepompidou.fr * * *”
983 locals recommend
Church
“A must see in the neighbourhood, not really for the church itself but for the beautoful view over Paris. After you can walk down the rue Steinkerque and visit the Rue des Martyrs.”
989 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is an avenue in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France, 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) long and 70 metres (230 ft) wide, running between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located. It is known for its theatres, cafés, and luxury shops, for the annual Bastille Day military parade, and as the finish of the Tour de France cycle race. Access by the station "Georges V" on the line 1”
695 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Direct access from Rue de La Réunion just after Monop supermarket on the right, a peaceful place just near Edith Piaf.”
1044 locals recommend
Garden
“ A short break in this magnificent garden populated by 18th century statues and decorated with pretty basins ”
483 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Galeries Lafayette is not far away and nice if you want to do some shopping ! ”
592 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“10’ walk from LES HALLES, pass the POMPIDOU museum, and you will arrive in a lively gay area : bars, restaurants and shops in the Marais historical area.”
696 locals recommend
Comedy Club
“If you have the opportunity to book a show at the « Moulin Rouge » go for it ! ”
576 locals recommend
Park
“Big and majestic park. A good place to run and bycicle. There are lots of acitivities for children.”
487 locals recommend
Museum
“The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile) is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, France, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly named Place de l'Étoile — the étoile or "star" of the juncture formed by its twelve radiating avenues. The location of the arc and the plaza is shared between three arrondissements, 16th (south and west), 17th (north) and 8th (east). The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. Access by the station "Georges V" on line 1”
453 locals recommend
Park
“Take a short (10 min) stroll along the canal d'Ourcq and you will arrive to La Villete park. A great area for picnic. It also contains the science museum and a 3D cinema La Geode.”
603 locals recommend