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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
IntercommunalityME Métropole du Grand Paris

Nearest cities & towns

Montrouge6 km (16 min)
La Plaine-Saint-Denis6.5 km (15 min)
Le Pré-Saint-Gervais6.8 km (18 min)
Clichy6.9 km (19 min)
Pantin7 km (19 min)
Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine7 km (18 min)
Malakoff7 km (17 min)
Neuilly-sur-Seine7.4 km (17 min)
Vanves7.5 km (18 min)
Charenton-le-Pont7.5 km (15 min)
Aubervilliers7.6 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

The Guimet National Museum of Asian Art
Its collection will lead you on an exciting journey to the heart of Asia…
Place des Vosges
A charming spot at the heart of the historic Marais district…
Church of St Eustace
A very beautiful building combining Gothic architecture and Renaissance décor
The banks of the Seine
A destination full of romantic charm…
The Arc de Triomphe
An impressive monument paying tribute to Napoleon Bonaparte's Great Army
The Cluny Museum
A trip back to the medieval era at the heart of Paris
The Garnier Opera House
A sumptuous palace at the heart of the French capital
All the charm of Paris in a picturesque district with a unique atmosphere!
The Eiffel Tower
The ultimate symbol of Paris
The Nissim-de-Camondo Musuem
A splendid place devoted to 18th-century French decorative art
The Louvre Museum
Discover the countless collections of the world's biggest museum!
The Sainte-Chapelle Holy Chapel
This radiant Gothic gem contains sumptuous stained glass windows
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris
A masterpiece of Gothic 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 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 Champs-Élysées
The most beautiful avenue in Paris reveals its sumptuous façades and luxury boutiques
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 Centre Pompidou
A leading centre for modern and contemporary art
The Montparnasse Tower
From the top you can enjoy some of Paris' most beautiful views!
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 Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre
An unmissable sight on Montmartre hill!
The Arab World Institute
A wonderful journey to the heart of Arabic culture
Monceau Park
One of the most elegant gardens in Paris
Paris Zoological Park
A journey around the world, exploring the biodiversity of our planet
The Tuileries Garden
A magnificent French formal garden at the heart of Paris
The Church of St Stephen on the Mount
This magnificent Gothic and Renaissance edifice contains a sumptuous sculpted jube
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 Church of St Sulpice
One of the biggest churches in Paris!
Alexander III Bridge
One of the most beautiful bridges in Paris!
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
The National Museum of Natural History
Let its famous Evolution Gallery take you on an amazing journey through time…
André Citroën Park
A large contemporary garden that's a lovely place to relax
The National Library of France - Richelieu Site
Its rich collections enjoy a prestigious setting
A lively district at the heart of Paris' 6th arrondissement
Paris Floral Park
A paradise for lovers of gardens and botany
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
The Jardin des Plantes Garden
A haven of greenery right at the heart of Paris
The Museum of Decorative Arts
Its prestigious collection of decorative arts is one of the biggest in the world!
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…
The Orangerie Museum
This art museum houses Monet's exceptional Water Lilies series!
The Bourdelle Museum
A charming studio-museum devoted to the famous sculptor
The Church of St Germain the Auxerrois
A superb example of religious architecture!
The covered passages of Paris
Galleries full of period charm covered by elegant glass roofs
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
The Palais-Royal Garden
A peaceful haven that's ideal for a relaxing stroll…
The Trocadéro
An oasis of greenery and culture opposite the Eiffel Tower!
Faubourg Saint-Germain
The district of ministries and the National Assembly
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 St Louis Island
A haven of peace with a village atmosphere
The Beaubourg district
A lively district famed for its modern and contemporary art centre
The Grévin Museum
A host of celebrity waxworks to delight children and grownups alike!
Boulevard Haussmann and its department stores
A temple of shopping!
The Museum of Arts and Trades
Its industrial and technological collection is among the oldest in the world!
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 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
The Gobelins Manufactory
Discover a major centre for French tapestry
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
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!
Saint-Martin Canal
Its characterful banks are an inviting place for a stroll
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!
La Campagne à Paris
An agreeable and charming little spot at the heart of the capital's 20th arrondissement
The Madeleine Church
An imposing neoclassical edifice
Place de la Bastille
A major site of the French Revolution
The Museum of French Monuments
Around 1,000 years of architectural history in a wing of the Palais de Chaillot
The Palace of Discovery
A unique place entirely devoted to science!
The Oberkampf district
A party district enjoyed by Parisian night owls
The Grand Mosque of Paris
A magnificent building complex in the Hispano-Moresque style
Rue Mouffetard
A picturesque place with a lively atmosphere!
La Butte-aux-Cailles
A peaceful district with a village feel
The Museum of Mankind
A fascinating museum devoted to the history of mankind, from Prehistory to the present day
The Mouzaïa district
A charming patch of countryside right at the heart of Paris' 19th arrondissement!
Place du Châtelet
A lively place, appreciated by lovers of opera and contemporary dance
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
Bercy Park
Discover its Parterres, Great Prairie and Romantic Garden!
The Gourmet Chocolate Museum
A paradise for lovers of chocolatey treats!
Paris City Hall
A remarkable building in the neo-Renaissance style
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 Paris catacombs
One of the most mysterious and unusual sites in the capital!
The Grand Palais National Galleries
A prestigious venue for international exhibitions
The Museum of Magic and Automata
Step into the wonderful world of illusionists!
Montsouris Park
A charming English-style garden

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities

2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Detailed information

Paris Jazz Festival
A real jazz institution in the capitalFrom 26 june to 8 september 2024
Paris Autumn Festival
An important event for contemporary artistic creationSeptember / October / November / December 2024
Techno Parade
The big gathering for electronic and techno music fansSeptember 2024
Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
The glamorous yet athletic equestrian event of the autumnFrom 5 to 6 october 2024
Paris Motor Show
The international show in Paris, where the vehicles of today and tomorrow are on displayOctober 2024
Paris Chocolate Fair
The big event for food-lovers and chocoholics in ParisOctober / November 2024
The event for the new photography scene in ParisNovember 2024
Paris Photo
The international gathering for all photography enthusiastsNovember 2024
Hidden Side of Paris
Discovering an unusual and unsuspected side of Paris!February 2025
International Agricultural Show
A real showcase for agriculture in all its diversityFebruary / March 2025
Paris Marathon
One of the world’s most high-profile races over the mythical distance of 42.195 km April 2025
Paris Book Fair
A big cultural event for the book trades and readersMarch 2025
Roland Garros
The international clay court tennis tournamentMay / June 2025
Nuit Blanche
A nocturnal art trail in the capitalOctober 2024
A music event against AIDSJune 2025


Saturday 20 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 32°C
Sunday 21 july
Min. 18°C - Max. 24°C
Monday 22 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 25°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Paris : The Riddler Escape Game
Culture and education72 € Paris
Paris : The Batcave Escape Game
Culture and education72 € Paris
Éternelle Notre-Dame : Expérience Virtuelle
Culture and education30 € Paris
Medieval Quarter Tour With Sainte-Chapelle and Notre-Dame
Culture and education71 € Paris
Paris : Evening Bike Tour + 1-Hour Boat Cruise
Entertainment50 € Paris


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Car itineraryEasy2:00Paris
The Impressionist Seine, from Careers to Croissy-sur-Seine
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy1:30Chatou (14 km)
Beaumont Star Trail
HikeEasy35 minSaint-Germain-en-Laye (21 km)
Career hike
HikeEasy2:00Saint-Vaast-lès-Mello (46 km)
Cave Art Path
HikeEasy1:30Le Vaudoué (57 km)


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