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The Ultimate Paris

The best sights to see, places to eat, and things to do in Paris, France.

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Housed under the soaring roof of one of Paris's grand old Beaux Art railway stations, the recently renovated galleries of the Musée d'Orsay contain the world's largest collection of Impressionist masterpieces.

The lovely grounds of the Musée Rodin in Paris, complete with a fountain, rose gardens, and a pleasant outdoor café make for a delightful afternoon outdoors.

Once a royal residence, the hushed arcades and manicured gardens of the Palais-Royal in Paris are now home to world-class perfumers

A refreshing respite, the Promenade Plantée in Paris is a great place for an early morning jog or shopping at the artisan galleries housed under the arches below.

Nothing says Paris like the Luxembourg Gardens. Bordered by Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter, these lovely gardens are beloved by Parisians longing to bask on a lawn chair in the sunshine or enjoy an impromptu picnic.

A perfect walk for flaneurs just taking in the majestic facades and quiet courtyards of beautiful 17th-century mansions, the peaceful Ile Saint-Louis is truly an oasis.

Serving classic French fare with a gourmet twist in a bustling, high-energy atmosphere, Bistrot Paul Bert is a quintessentially Parisian bistro.

Grab a drink at Le Meurice's Bar 228 in Paris. Along with masterfully prepared cocktails you'll be treated to all the extras that transform a drink into an experience.

La Dernière Goutte in Paris host a popular tasting every Saturday. All the wines on offer—mostly natural or biodynamic—are meticulously handpicked from small producers in every region of France.

If designer shopping and elite French brand names set your heart all aflutter, get thee to the rue Saint-Honoré in Paris.

A world unto itself, the 150-year-old market, Marché aux Puces in Paris, is the world's largest and most famous flea market.

The Eiffel Tower has so much more than a just spectacular view: ice-skating in winter, a treasure hunt for kids, special exhibitions, and fun gift boutiques.

Hands down the best shopping neighborhood in Paris, the Marais is all that and so much more.

Comédie Française is the most hallowed institution in French theater, still going strong after 400 years. Add is to your Paris sightseeing list.

When in Paris, don't forget a Chocolate Crawl in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Within less than a single square mile you can find no fewer than 15 world-class chocolatiers. Make Jacques Genin your first stop.

If you treat yourself to only one culinary splurge in Paris, you can't do better than L'Arpège.

The ultimate traveler's prize in Paris is the Louvre. Your best bet is to focus on whatever interests you the most and don't worry about getting lost.

Precursor to the shopping mall, covered passages, with glass ceilings, marble walls, and mosaic floors, were a place for well-heeled Parisians of the early 19th century to gather. Passage du Grand Cerf is on the must-see list.

Try the Mini Palais‘s soaring terrace overlooking Pont Alexander III. Open nonstop from 10am to 2pm, it's a rarity in Paris.