Ahoy Pirates, planning a trip to Paris? Not sure what you want to do once you get there? Don't worry we've got you covered! We've complied a list of the best things for you do do during your Paris vacation!
You don't need to break the bank to have a unforgettable time in Paris, a lot of the best attractions are cheaper than you'd think or 100% free! Whether you're heading on a family trip, a romantic getaway, or going solo we've found the perfect activity for you!
The Louvre is arguably the best museum in the world! Between its beautiful art (cough, the Mona Lisa) to its incredible historical artifacts, there really is something for everyone!. The Museum is more than 650,000 square feet so it's a perfect all day activity!
The Louvre is opened every day, apart from Tuesdays, and will only set you back 15 Euro ($16.30 USD) for general entry, for a little extra you can go on a fantastic museum tour! If you're traveling between October and March entry is free on the first Sunday of each month. If you are under 26 the good news is you will also have free entry on Friday nights, I'd highly recommend going at this time to avoid crowds and to enjoy the fantastic view of the lit up Louvre Pyramid.
You can't visit Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower! You can see the Tower for free from Champ de Mars, the park surrounding it, this is also the perfect place for a romantic picnic. If you'd like to go up the Eiffel Tower you have three options, the 1st Floor, 2nd Floor and the Summit. Make sure to head up to the Summit for absolutely fantastic views of Paris, but remember to take a scarf as it can get a little chilly.
Entry tickets can be very competitive and hard to get hold of, specially summit tickets, so I'd recommend booking a Skip The Line Tour. The tour will provide you with a guide to answer all your questions and access to all 3 floors!
Notre Dame is the most famous Cathedral in France! Located by the Seine river is one of the most beautiful locations in Paris to explore!
The cathedral incredibly accessible to the public, it's open every day from 8:00am to 6:45pm (7:15pm on weekends) and entry is free! We recommend getting there early in the day for shorter lines. If you'd like to skip the queue check out Tours4Fun for some fantastic options!
Just outside Paris is the breath taking Palace of Versailles. You can by a 'Passport' (entry ticket) from 18 Euro ($20 USD). If you're looking to go on the cheap head to Versailles on a Sunday, entry to all the permanent exhibits is free!
You can get to Versailles easily on the Paris metro using the RER C line. Other options include half day and full day tours that will shuttle you from the Paris city centre, guide you around the Palace, and return you to Paris.
The Arc De Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris and one of the most accessible! Located in the middle of a roundabout there are tunnels going under the road making it easy for you to get close up to the monument!The Arc de Triomphe is open from 10am to 11pm during April to September, and 10am to 10.30pm from October to March. Tickets to climb to the top start at 8 Euro ($9 USD) for adult and are free for those under 17. If you're happy keeping your feet planted firmly on the ground then a visit the Arc De Triomphe is free for you!
The Latin Quarter is the place to be for excellent nightlife! The area is full of beautiful architecture, winding streets and unbeatable food! If you are looking to wine and dine yourself on a budget then this is the perfect place for you. The high concentration of restaurants has some venues offering 3 course meals from 15 euro!
If you're a history buff or just looking to learn a little more about Parisan culture this is the perfect place to go on a walking tour!
The Paris Catacombs are underground ossuaries in the ancient Mines of Paris tunnel network and is the perfect activity for history lovers or those looking for a unique memory!. The Catacombs are open from Tuesday till Sunday from 10am till 8:30pm.
Strict limits on the amount of daily visitors allowed in the Catacombs makes it incredibly difficult to secure a ticket. To avoid disappointment we recommend booking a Paris Catacombs Tour.
Want to See Them All?
For the easiest way to get around Paris book a ticket with Big Bus Paris. Their hop on hop off system makes it quick and easy for you to explore the city and see the sites! Tickets start at just $32 for adults and $16 for kids, you can also get 10% by booking online!
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