The top five things to do in Paris


The real challenge in Paris is not so much which gallery, show, attraction or monument do I visit, it’s ‘I can’t possibly see them all so which top 5 do I choose?’. Your first decision, however, is where to stay. have more than 500 hotels to choose from and the range of discount rooms in Paris won’t disappoint. Like most major cities, the quality varies greatly so make sure you check our reviews to see what others are saying about your possible choice.

Public transport on the Metro is very good and easily navigated by foreigners. Paris is used to tourists! You can get most paces by Metro so the main thing to look for when choosing a hotel is where the nearest station is. The best attractions in Paris are close to areas like the Latin Quarter or St Germaine and there are good deals on Cheap Rooms for these areas.

So what are the top 5 attractions in Paris? Clearly your personality and interests will really define this, but most people agree that The Louvre is the grandest museum in Paris, if not the world. The treasures you will se here include, of course, the Mona Lisa, as well as the Venus de Milo, the massive canvas depicting The Wedding Feast at Cana, the statue called Winged Victory and Liberty Leading the People. You could spend days here, so if you have limited time, see the pieces above and perhaps one of the exhibitions that are bound to be on when you visit.

All the world loves an artist so why not see them in their natural habitat at Montmartre – Paris’ favorite suburb. Montmartre is on the brow of a hill and the famous church is well worth a visit as are any of the coffee shops or small bistros around the area. Sure, they’re a bit touristy and you may fight to find a seat, but to sit and people watch, looking at the artists plying their wares and enjoying the sunshine whilst feasting on a baguette or croissant with a milky Parisian coffee is one of life’s great pleasures!

One of the best things to do in Paris is free! How about that! The Cathedral de Notre Dame is an exquisite gothic building. Huge up close and just as amazing on the inside, it’s a place you can sit and stare at, seeing more detail in the stone masonry every time you glance at something new. Notre Dame dates back to some time in the 11th century and took almost 100 years to complete. Somehow it survived the French Revolution and various world wars and to this day it stands as one of the most famous Cathedrals in the world. Walk the general area around the cathedral and capture pics from every angle. You’ll marvel at the pics for years to come!

Yet another famous landmark is proud to call Paris home. And the Eiffel Tower is a Paris must-see. You can choose to go to the very top and see the flat landscape of Paris laid out before you or you can choose to take one of those photos of your partner ‘holding’ the tower between two hands. Go on, everyone else does it! The final must-see attraction in Paris is a boat-trip on the Seine. There are dozens of tour companies providing trips and you can choose a big trip with lunch and drinks or a simple flit up and down the river. It gives you a great look at the geography of Paris as well as sights of the more famous landmarks.

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