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30 Things To Do In Paris

30 Things To Do In Paris


Paris is one of the world's most popular travel destinations, but it holds a very special place in my heart. Paris is the first place I travelled to alone and the experience of being in that magical city and discovering it for myself gave me a sense of self-confidence I'd never had before. 

Because I was there for 10 days completely alone, I was able to do a lot of exploring. It's truly amazing how much you can see and do when you're operating on your own schedule and have no reason to linger over a lengthy lunch. Since this week marks the seventh anniversary of my life-changing trip, I thought I'd share a rapid-fire list of 30 things to do in Paris. I hope this inspires any other travellers out there who are thinking of heading to one of my all-time favourite cities.

1. Climb the Arc de Triomphe

2. Picnic under the Eiffel Tower

3. Explore the bakeries. cheese shops, and open market on the rue Mouffetard

4. Shop pre-loved books at Shakespeare and Company

5. Spend the day in Montmartre

6. Stop to smell the roses in the Sculpture Garden at the Rodin Museum

7. Have lunch in the Musée d'Orsay's historic restaurant

8. Browse works by local artists along the Seine

9. Shop at Galerie Lafayette

10. Explore the underground Catacombs


11. Eat Croque Monsieur

12. Shop artisanal mustards, cornichons, oils, and vinegars at the Boutique Maille Paris

13. Discover the real-life locations in Les Misérables

14. Visit Musée Cluny - the National Museum of the Middle Ages

15. Stroll along the Champs Élysées

16. Window shop designer boutiques

17. Dine at the famous Au Pied de Cochon

18. Explore the Latin Quarter

19. See Monet's waterlilies at the Musée de l'Orangerie

20. Shop vintage couture at Didier Ludot


21. Spend a day at the Louvre

22. Climb the Notre Dame Cathedral Towers

23. Discover modern art and the Centre Pompidou

24. Cycle through the city on a rented bike

25. Take in beautiful architecture and learn about centuries of military history at the Musée de L'Armée

26. Eat as many pastries as possible

27. Go to the opera at Palais Garnier

28. Take a day trip to Versailles

29. Go wine tasting

30. Enjoy the Jardin des Plantes - Paris's botanical garden

Have you done any of these things in Paris? Which sounds most exciting to to?

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