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Things to do in Paris

Paris is the epitome of the perfect European getaway

Oh, Paris – the “City of Love” and “City of Light” – is often considered the most ideal holiday and honeymoon destination. It is also dubbed as the “Capital of Fashion” because it is home to today’s biggest fashion designers and cosmetic houses. Whether you’re a shopaholic, history buff, art lover, or just an old romantic, the brilliant city of Paris will amaze you in every respect.

 

Things to do in Paris

You’ll never run out of things to do in Paris when you’re in the astounding city, the sophisticated capital of France.

 

Paris Sightseeing

Go to Paris for a superb holiday experience and the first thing you’ll see at the city’s skyline is definitely the Eiffel Tower. It has long since been an icon and defining landmark of Paris.

Paris is divided into 20 administrative districts, the numeration starts from Louvre’s district and goes spirally clockwise.

A typical excitement-filled tour around Paris includes visits to the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, and Moulin Rouge. Aside from these popular tourist attractions, you still have tons of places to explore and tourist spots to visit.

 

Shopping

If you love shopping then you’ll never be bored in Paris – the stylish capital offers everything from large shopping malls to small shops.
If you are looking for designer fashion and chic boutiques visit Louvre-Tuileries and Faubourg Saint-Honoré. A department store district that have everything you could possibly be looking for is Boulevard Haussmann. If you’re looking for antiques and fine art the Marais in the historic Marais quarter is recommended.

 

Paris Disneyland

If you want to go to Disneyland Paris, you may take a train or bus to Marne-la-Vallée just east of the city.
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Paris Opera House – Opéra Garnier

The Palais Garnier, or Salle de Capucines as it used to be called, is a beautiful Opera House in Paris built between 1861 and 1875. The famous Opera House Garnier, that today is used mainly for ballet, is just as beautiful on the inside as on the outside. We really recommend a visit to the Paris Opera House when on vacation in Paris.

 

Get Around in Paris

The transport in Paris is quite variable. There are 14 metro lines and 4 lines of high-speed suburban subway. Tickets are valid to both types of metro and also buses in the city.

 

When to go to Paris

Paris has an oceanic climate so the weather is temperate and moderately wet throughout the year. In terms of the weather and the crowds, the best time to go to the city is during the spring and autumn seasons. In spring and fall, the weather is mild and the crowd isn’t too thick, but it is filled with gorgeous and abundant blooms of all varieties. During the year, there are also lots of events and other fun things to do in Paris.

 

Paris Fashion Week

If you want to witness a world-class apparel trade show, you should plan your holiday in Paris in time for the Paris Fashion Week. It is held in March and September each year.

 

Paris Marathon

For runners, the Paris International Marathon takes place in April and runs a scenic course from Champs-Élysées to Foch Avenue.

 

 

 

Things to do in Paris

Paris Facts

Population2 234 105
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
CurrencyEuro
Longitude2.3508
Latitude48.8567
AirportAll Airports, France (PAR)

Paris average temperatures

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DISNEY-WORLD

Disney World Vacation in Paris

April 12th, 1992, the gates to the worlds second international Disney Park opened in none other than the city of love, Paris. In the enormous and playful park, you’ll find a never ending range of attractions, restaurants, castles as well as princes and princesses, heroes and heroines from Disney’s magical stories. Disney World Paris has something for everyone, regardless of age. Go on the charming boat ride, It´s a Small World, that takes you on a fantastic journey around the park. Get your adrenaline pumping by going on the terrifying Space Mountain rollercoaster or get swept away in the magical atmosphere as the Once Upon A Dream parade takes over the streets - All in this fantastic place that is Disney World Paris!

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OPERA

Paris Opera House - Palais Garnier

The Palais Garnier is one of the most influential opera houses, having inspired many opera houses all over the world. In Europe, opera houses in Kiev and Warsaw are most famously inspired by the Palais Garnier. Also, in what used to be French colonies, the influences can be seen, for example in Vietnam the Hanoi Opera House is often described as a small-scale replica of the Palais Garnier. The name of the building is pretty telling, translating to Palace, the Palais Garnier is simply exceptional in how lavish and luxurious it is. Apart from the amazing exterior and interior design, the operas that are performed here are made with the highest quality ensuring a complete opera experience for both natives and visitors.

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THEME-PARKS

Theme Parks in Paris - A cartoonish experience at Parc Astérix

Just a little bit north of Paris you find an amusement park with the name Parc Astérix. As the name somewhat reveals the park is based on the French cartoon Astérix. Here you can take a ride (or two) in Zeus, the longest roller coaster built in wood in Europe.

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CAT-CAFE

Le Café des Chats - Cat Cafe Paris

At the two charming Cat Cafes named Le Café des Chats, the main goal is to make sure the cats and the visitors have a great time together. The staff at the café are real cat enthusiasts, always with the cats best interest in mind. Also, some of the profit is donated to organisations that help and protect cats. These cafés are located in two different parts of Paris. Visit their website to find out more about the different locations.

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UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Paris - Banks of the Seine

The Banks of the Seine River are first-row seats to the evolution of Paris, historically and artistically. Sites like the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Palais des Champs Elysées can all be spotted from the river. As all river towns, Paris has used the Seine according to its needs during different moments in history: the river has played defensive and economic roles, as well as that of a site to enjoy the views or go for a walk. Because of their interaction with the city, the banks of the Seine are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991.

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CHOCOLATE-MUSEUM

The Gourmet Chocolate Museum - Paris

If you have a sweet tooth and are spending your holiday in Paris, a visit to the chocolate museum The Gourmet Chocolate Museum is a must. The museums covers an area of 850 square meters, divided on three floors with over 1000 different historical items, which makes it one of the most extensive chocolate museums in the world. During your visit to The Gourmet Chocolate Museum you will get a fantastik insight to history of chocolate, covering almost 4000 years. You’ll also get to learn different methods that are used today to produce the tasty sweets of chocolate. Of course, you will also get to try chocolates from all over the world during your visit. here you can read more about The Gourmet Chocolate Museum and how to get there.

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MARATHON

Paris Marathons

One of the biggest marathons in the world, The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, takes place the first Sunday of April every year. This marathon takes you through the heart of Paris. You start at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe and then continue on to see the world known Champs Elysées, the Bois de Vincennes and Boulogne, along with many more beautiful places. Challenge yourself and run as fast as you can on the pavement while passing the most famous avenues and plazas of the capital. There is also another marathon to run in Paris, called Ekiden de Paris. This route takes you through some beautiful neighborhoods and makes you pass the known river of Seine. No matter if you are a beginner or a pro at marathons, Ekiden de Paris welcomes everyone

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GOLF

Golf in Paris

If you are a golfer going to Paris you will not be disappointed, having around 50 different courses to choose from. Some of the best courses include Le Golf National which features three different 18 hole courses, centrally located Golf De Saint Cloud with two 18 hole courses and the well known Paris International Golf Club just north outside the city. They all have their unique traits, so we can recommend checking them all out in order to find your favorite!

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WATER-PARK

Water Parks in Paris - The biggest water park in Europe, Aquaboulevard

Aquaboulevard, the biggest urban water park in Europe, is located in Paris. A day here equals a day packed with water fun! Choose between the many water slides, lazy rivers, both indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis and lots of water games. Or why not just chill at the sandy beach under the straw huts imported from Mauritius. This place caters all ages and tastes.

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