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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in Paris

Paris - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in Paris

The capital of France attracts more visitors with every passing year, and with good reason! At once romantic, prestigious, lively, vibrant, creative and incredibly rich in culture and architecture, the city of Paris is brimming with countless attractions. Its various districts, all very different from each other, and its plethora of museums, exceptional monuments, magnificent parks, designer boutiques, Art Déco brasseries, typical little bistros and old bookshops are sure to enchant you. Art-lovers can’t help but be seduced by the masterpieces at the Louvre, the Impressionist collections of the Orsay Museum, the canvases and sculptures at the Picasso Museum, or the paintings at the Carnavalet Museum. There is plenty of architectural heritage too, and the greatest eras of history have made their mark all over Paris. From Antiquity, with the Gallo-Roman thermal baths in Cluny, to the 19th century with the unmissable Eiffel Tower and the majestic Arc de Triompe, through the Middle Ages with the famous cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris and the picturesque John the Fearless Tower, visitors in search of sightseeing are spoilt for choice! And after a pleasant walk on the banks of the Seine or along the peaceful paths in the Garden of Plants, Monceau Park or the Tuileries Garden, you surely won’t want ever want to leave this charming and splendid city of a thousand faces!

Geographical information

Latitude48.8546750 (N 48° 51’ 17”)
Longitude2.3477270 (E 2° 20’ 52”)
Surface area105.40 km²
Population2228409 inhabitants
Density21142 inhabitants/km²
Insee code75056
IntercommunalityMét du Grand Paris

Nearest cities & towns

Montrouge3.7 mi (16 min)
La Plaine-Saint-Denis4 mi (15 min)
Le Pré-Saint-Gervais4.2 mi (18 min)
Clichy4.3 mi (19 min)
Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine4.3 mi (18 min)
Pantin4.3 mi (19 min)
Malakoff4.3 mi (17 min)
Neuilly-sur-Seine4.6 mi (17 min)
Vanves4.7 mi (18 min)
Charenton-le-Pont4.7 mi (15 min)
Aubervilliers4.7 mi (19 min)

Things to see and do

The Garnier Opera House
A sumptuous palace at the heart of the French capital
The Guimet National Museum of Asian Art
Its collection will lead you on an exciting journey to the heart of Asia…
Church of St Eustace
A very beautiful building combining Gothic architecture and Renaissance décor
Place des Vosges
A charming spot at the heart of the historic Marais district…
The Arc de Triomphe
An impressive monument paying tribute to Napoleon Bonaparte's Great Army
The banks of the Seine
A destination full of romantic charm…
The Eiffel Tower
The ultimate symbol of Paris
The Cluny Museum
A trip back to the medieval era at the heart of Paris
All the charm of Paris in a picturesque district with a unique atmosphere!
The Louvre Museum
Discover the countless collections of the world's biggest museum!
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris
A masterpiece of Gothic Art!
The Nissim-de-Camondo Musuem
A splendid place devoted to 18th-century French decorative art
The Marais
A district that's both hip and historic
The Ile de la Cité Island
The ancient birthplace of the French capital
Les Invalides hospital
A major national memorial site
This famous district on the left bank has a unique atmosphere
The Sainte-Chapelle Holy Chapel
This radiant Gothic gem contains sumptuous stained glass windows
The Champs-Élysées
The most beautiful avenue in Paris reveals its sumptuous façades and luxury boutiques
The Orsay Museum
Its collection of Impressionist art is the biggest in the world!
Bagatelle Park
A charming place nestling at the heart of the Boulogne Wood
Place de la Concorde
The biggest and most majestic square in Paris!
The Montparnasse Tower
From the top you can enjoy some of Paris' most beautiful views!
The Centre Pompidou
A leading centre for modern and contemporary art
The Latin quarter
A hub of culture and knowledge
The Panthéon
A monument to the memory of the nation's great people
Père-Lachaise Cemetery
This famous cemetery contains the tombs of many famous figures
The National Museum of Natural History
Let its famous Evolution Gallery take you on an amazing journey through time…
Luxembourg Garden
A haven of peace and greenery at the heart of Paris
The Conciergerie
A step back in time to explore historic Paris!
The St Louis Island
A haven of peace with a village atmosphere
The Arab World Institute
A wonderful journey to the heart of Arabic culture
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre
An unmissable sight on Montmartre hill!
Boulevard Haussmann and its department stores
A temple of shopping!
Monceau Park
One of the most elegant gardens in Paris
The Church of St Stephen on the Mount
This magnificent Gothic and Renaissance edifice contains a sumptuous sculpted jube
Paris Zoological Park
A journey around the world, exploring the biodiversity of our planet
The Cognacq-Jay Museum
Based in an elegant mansion in the Marais, it houses the art collection of the couple who founded La Samaritaine
The National Picasso Museum-Paris
One of the world's greatest collections of works by Pablo Picasso!
The Museum of Hunting and Nature
Charting thechanging relationship between humankind and animal throughout history
The Jacquemart-André Museum
A super 19th-century mansion housing works of art belonging to a couple of collectors
Alexander III Bridge
One of the most beautiful bridges in Paris!
André Citroën Park
A large contemporary garden that's a lovely place to relax
The Tuileries Garden
A magnificent French formal garden at the heart of Paris
Boulogne Wood
A refreshing green space with many attractions!
The City of Science and Industry
A unique place dedicated to scientific, technical and industrial culture
A lively district at the heart of Paris' 6th arrondissement
The Bourdelle Museum
A charming studio-museum devoted to the famous sculptor
The National Library of France - Richelieu Site
Its rich collections enjoy a prestigious setting
Marmottan Monet Museum
This famous museum is a delight for lovers of Impressionist art
The Rodin Museum
A haven of peace devoted to the famous sculptor…
Paris Floral Park
A paradise for lovers of gardens and botany
The covered passages of Paris
Galleries full of period charm covered by elegant glass roofs
The Beaubourg district
A lively district famed for its modern and contemporary art centre
The Orangerie Museum
This art museum houses Monet's exceptional Water Lilies series!
The Palais-Royal Garden
A peaceful haven that's ideal for a relaxing stroll…
The Church of St Sulpice
One of the biggest churches in Paris!
The Jardin des Plantes Garden
A haven of greenery right at the heart of Paris
The Church of St Germain the Auxerrois
A superb example of religious architecture!
The Trocadéro
An oasis of greenery and culture opposite the Eiffel Tower!
Buttes-Chaumont Park
A charming, hilly park at the heart of the city…
Champ-de-Mars Garden
A haven of greenery with a direct view of the Eiffel Tower!
Quai Branly Museum
Here you can admire remarkable collections from all over the world
The Louis Vuitton Foundation
A glass ship for contemporary art in the middle of the Bois de Boulogne park
The Carnavalet Museum
An exciting trip through the history of Paris over the centuries!
The Pont des Arts Bridge
The most romantic footbridge in Paris...
Vincennes Wood
The biggest green space in Paris!
The Petit Palais
This prestigious building houses the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts
The Gustave-Moreau Museum
An intimate and welcoming place dedicated to the famous Symbolist painter
The Museum of Jewish Art and History
Learn about the history of the Jewish communities of Europe and the Mediterranean, in one of the Marais' most beautiful mansions
Faubourg Saint-Germain
The district of ministries and the National Assembly
The Museum of Arts and Trades
Its industrial and technological collection is among the oldest in the world!
The Museum of Decorative Arts
Its prestigious collection of decorative arts is one of the biggest in the world!
La Villette Park
The biggest urban cultural park in the capital!
The Cernuschi Museum
Close to Monceau Park, an original place dedicated to Asian arts
The Grévin Museum
A host of celebrity waxworks to delight children and grownups alike!
Les Halles district
Enjoy its shopping and cultural leisure centre, Gothic church, pedestrian streets and more…
The National Museum of Modern Art in Paris
Art from the 20th and 21st centuries on display at the Tokyo Palace
Place Vendôme
The centre of the jewellery business
The Royal Abbey of Val-de-Grâce
An impressive example of the Baroque classical style
The Passy district
A hip spot in the capital
The Gobelins Manufactory
Discover a major centre for French tapestry
The Shoah Memorial
A memorial site and a leading European institution specialising in the history of the Holocaust
The Moulin Rouge, a legendary place immortalised by Toulouse-Lautrec
The Saint-Jacques Tower
A superb example of the flamboyant Gothic style
Georges-Brassens Park
A haven of peace in tribute to the famous singer
Montmartre Museum
A haven of peace telling the story of famous Montmartre artists, a stone's throw from Place du Tertre
The Arts Viaduct
A unique place famed for its art studios
La Campagne à Paris
An agreeable and charming little spot at the heart of the capital's 20th arrondissement
The Faubourg Saint-Antoine
This centre of the woodwork trade has some picturesque courtyards and passageways…
Belleville Park
This haven of greenery offers untrammelled views of Paris!
The John the Fearless Tower
The tallest medieval civil tower in Paris!
The Asian quarter
One of the liveliest and most exotic corners of the capital!
The Paris Sewer Museum
Discover part of the capital's sewer networks!
Paris City Hall
A remarkable building in the neo-Renaissance style
The Madeleine Church
An imposing neoclassical edifice
Place de la Bastille
A major site of the French Revolution
The Grand Mosque of Paris
A magnificent building complex in the Hispano-Moresque style
The Oberkampf district
A party district enjoyed by Parisian night owls
The Museum of French Monuments
Around 1,000 years of architectural history in a wing of the Palais de Chaillot
The Museum of Magic and Automata
Step into the wonderful world of illusionists!
Saint-Martin Canal
Its characterful banks are an inviting place for a stroll
The Palace of Discovery
A unique place entirely devoted to science!
Rue Mouffetard
A picturesque place with a lively atmosphere!
The Paris catacombs
One of the most mysterious and unusual sites in the capital!
The Mouzaïa district
A charming patch of countryside right at the heart of Paris' 19th arrondissement!
The Museum of Mankind
A fascinating museum devoted to the history of mankind, from Prehistory to the present day
The Porte-Saint-Denis district
The lively Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis invites you to discover its picturesque passages!
The Charonne district
This old village charms visitors with its cobbled streets and low-built houses
Place du Châtelet
A lively place, appreciated by lovers of opera and contemporary dance
Bercy Park
Discover its Parterres, Great Prairie and Romantic Garden!
The Gourmet Chocolate Museum
A paradise for lovers of chocolatey treats!
Roland-Garros Museum
Tennis fans will be enthralled by this legendary site
Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré
One of the most luxurious streets in Paris!
The Grand Palais National Galleries
A prestigious venue for international exhibitions
La Butte-aux-Cailles
A peaceful district with a village feel
Montsouris Park
A charming English-style garden

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Cézanne and the Masters. Dream of Italy
Monet, Renoir, Chagall.... Travel in the Mediterranean
Webcast of Traviata at the Paris Opera
The World of Banksy - the Immersive Experience
Turner. Paintings and Watercolors. Collections at Tate
Christian Louboutin Exhibition [ary]
Pompeii. Immersive Walk. Archaeological treasures. new Discoveries
Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Paris!
Oh My God She's Parisian!
The Day the Bois de Boulogne

Detailed information

Paris Motor Show
The international show in Paris, where the vehicles of today and tomorrow are on displayOctober 2020
Nuit Blanche
A nocturnal art trail in the capitalOctober 2020
Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
The glamorous yet athletic equestrian event of the autumnOctober 2020
Paris Chocolate Fair
The big event for food-lovers and chocoholics in ParisOctober / November 2020
Paris Photo
The international gathering for all photography enthusiastsNovember 2020
The event for the new photography scene in ParisNovember 2020
Hidden Side of Paris
Discovering an unusual and unsuspected side of Paris!February 2021
International Agricultural Show
A real showcase for agriculture in all its diversityFebruary / March 2021
Paris Book Fair
A big cultural event for the book trades and readersMarch 2021
Paris Marathon
One of the world’s most high-profile races over the mythical distance of 42.195 km April 2021
Roland Garros
The international clay court tennis tournamentMay / June 2021
A music event against AIDSJune 2021
Paris Jazz Festival
A real jazz institution in the capitalJune / July 2021
Paris Autumn Festival
An important event for contemporary artistic creationSeptember / October / November / December 2020
Techno Parade
The big gathering for electronic and techno music fansSeptember 2020


Tuesday 29 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 18°C
Wednesday 30 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 21°C
Thursday 1 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
The Dark Legends of Paris – Guided tour
Culture and education13 € Paris
E-ticket for the Sainte-Chapelle – Priority access
Culture and education11 € Paris
2-in-1 Ticket for the Conciergerie & Sainte-Chapelle – Priority access
Culture and education17 € Paris
E-ticket for the Conciergerie – Priority access
Culture and education9 € Paris
Murder & Mystery at the Palace of Versailles – Guided tour in English departing from Paris
Culture and education150 € Paris


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris
24 km for 2024
HikeIntermediate6h25Pantin (3.8 mi)
Pr 4- A walking tour bright in colour
HikeEasy2h25Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine (4 mi)
24 km for 2024 Edition 2018 course 15 km
HikeIntermediate4h25Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine (4.1 mi)
24 km for 2024 Edition 2018 : courses 18 km
HikeIntermediate4h55Saint-Denis (4.5 mi)


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