Paris may be one of the most famous cities in the world, but it can be hard to see everything from behind a guidebook or screen. There are so many fascinating places and sites that you’ll want to explore as you stumble across them on your own or with a knowledgeable friend. Here are some of my favourite things to do in Paris and things you won’t want to miss.
Don’t Miss: The National Rugby Museum
I first discovered this Museum in England when I visited the Rugby World Cup in 2015. It’s a private collection with various memorabilia from the history of rugby. This is where you can learn about the early days of the sport before there were professional leagues to develop players. Several multi-million dollar items are on display, including the oldest rugby ball.
Don’t Miss: The Eiffel Tower
No list of interesting things to do in Paris would be complete without mentioning the Eiffel Tower. It’s a symbol that has become so popular that it’s almost a cliché, but even so, this is one of those attractions that shouldn’t be missed.
Don’t Miss: The Louvre
I completely recommend spending at least a day visiting the Louvre Museum. The collections are vast, ranging from Egyptian artefacts to Renaissance art and sculptures, medieval arms and armour and much more. I booked my Louvre Museum Tour in advance because I had limited time to explore the museum.
Don’t Miss: The Montmartre Hill
This is the perfect spot for a drink in one of the many charming bars, restaurants or cafes, and there’s always something new to see—even if you’re not staying in Paris.
Don’t Miss: The Rodin Museum
One of the most interesting things to do in Paris is visiting the Rodin Museum. Here you can see over 700 pieces of art by Auguste Rodin and his contemporaries, including works by Camille Claudel. The Thinker statue is also found here, as well as most of his famous sculptures and some of his personal belongings.
Don’t Miss: The Paris Opera House
I love visiting the Paris Opera House and taking a tour of the opera museum. The building has been around since the 18th century and is a regular setting for movie productions. You can get a glimpse of some very famous scenes from films like Beauty And The Beast and La Haine, although you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled to spot them.
Don’t Miss: Disneyland Paris
The Disneyland in Paris is structured similar to the original park at Walt Disney World and is a fantastic way to spend a day when you’re in the city. I recommend booking your Disneyland Paris Ticket in advance, checking out the parades, and walking through the central area with its fountains if it’s sunny.
Don’t Miss: Moulin Rouge
In case you weren’t already aware, there are several popular music halls throughout Europe called Moulin Rouge (the name of which translates as ‘the red windmill’). You might have seen the 2001 movie about it starring Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor and Jim Broadbent. I went to the one in Paris, a popular area that attracts tourists from all over the world.
Don’t Miss: Montmartre Cemetery
I enjoyed visiting this cemetery because so many famous people are buried here, including Oscar Wilde, Chopin and Edith Piaf. The ornate tombs are sometimes found alongside those of humble origins, and the contrast is interesting. There is also some beautiful architecture in the cemetery, including the gates.
Don’t Miss: Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral
The Notre Dame Cathedral is an enormous building standing since the early 13th century. Today it is a national landmark, with emperors and other heads of state buried inside. The area around it has become somewhat touristy, but this cathedral should not be missed as it’s one of Paris’ top attractions.
Don’t Miss: Le Louvre Pyramid
This is the place to go if you are looking for a medieval look. Its construction began in 1398, and Napoleon Bonaparte decided on its design. It has an observation deck boating lake and is part of the Tuileries Gardens.
Don’t Miss: La Grande Arche de la Défense
This modern marvel probably wasn’t expected to be completed in time for the 2015 Worlds Fair held in Paris. The Arch is now a permanent structure that has become a symbol of the biggest city in France.
Paris is a city that offers something for everyone; from history buffs to nature lovers, there are many things to do in Paris.
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