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The Ultimate Paris

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

The Ultimate Paris

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The promise of summer in Paris captured by Chelsea Lauren on Instagram. #fodorsonthego

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The Printemps in Paris is one of the 10 most beautiful places to shop in Europe.

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  • Emily O'Connell
    Emily O'Connell

    Your description says tings not things, FYI.

  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's Travel

    Hi Emily - thanks! We've corrected the typo.

  • Emily O'Connell
    Emily O'Connell

    You're welcome!

Explore Paris without breaking the bank.

20 must-visit spots in the trendy hot spot of Canal Saint Martin, Paris.

Ultimate Guide to Paris's Trendy Canal Saint-Martin

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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.

Musée d'Orsay

Art Museum

1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur
Paris , Île-de-France

+33 1 40 49 48 14

Musee d'Orsay Paris Review

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.

Musée Rodin

Art Museum

79 Rue de Varenne
Paris , Île-de-France

+33 1 44 18 61 10

Musee Rodin Paris Review
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    Curtis Driver

    Gotta get to Paris

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

Palais Royal

Historic Site

Place du Palais Royal
Paris , Île-de-France

+33 1 47 03 92 16

Palais-Royal Paris Review

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.

Promenade plantée (Coulée verte)


La Coulée Verte
Paris , Île-de-France

Viaduc des Arts/Promenade Plantee Paris Review

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.

Jardin du Luxembourg


Place Edmond Rostand
Paris , Île-de-France

Jardin du Luxembourg Paris Review

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.

Île Saint-Louis


Île Saint-Louis
Paris , Île-de-France

The Islands - Paris | Fodor's

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

Bistrot Paul Bert

French Restaurant

18 rue Paul-Bert
Paris , Île-de-France

+33 1 43 72 24 01

Le Bistrot Paul Bert Paris Restaurant Review

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.

Restaurant Le Meurice

French Restaurant

228 rue de Rivoli
Paris , Île-de-France

+33 1 44 58 10 10

Bar 228 Paris Review

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.

La Derniere Goutte

Wine Shop

6 rue de Bourbon le Château
Paris , Île-de-France

La Derniere Goutte Paris Shopping Review

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

Rue Saint-Honoré


Rue Saint-Honoré
Paris , Île-de-France

Shopping in Faubourg St-Honoré | Paris | Fodor's

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

Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen

Flea Market

140 rue des Rosiers
Saint-Ouen , Île-de-France

+33 1 40 11 77 36

Marche aux Puces St-Ouen Paris Shopping Review

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.

Tour Eiffel

Monument / Landmark

5 Avenue Anatole France
Paris , Île-de-France

+33 892 70 12 39

Eiffel Tower Paris Review
  • Jacky Brady
    Jacky Brady

    So looking forward to seeing this in May!

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    nancy lien


  • DeDe Potenza Celona
    DeDe Potenza Celona

    love to go to Paris someday

  • Brenda Westberry
    Brenda Westberry

    Going in the Spring!

  • earnest long
    earnest long

    beautiful place i want to return there

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

Le Marais


The Marais - Paris | Fodor's
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    Paris For Rent

    La Boutique Jaune! Our favorite Jewish deli in Paris!

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    Lazulu Emporio

    Love it.

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



Place Colette
Paris , Île-de-France

+33 825 10 16 80

Comedie Francaise Paris Review

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.



Jacques Genin Salon de The Paris Restaurant Review
  • Brenda Goss
    Brenda Goss

    We will definitely do this next time. Love Saint-Germain and although we stay in the 7th, we find ourselves mostly strolling these beautiful streets the most.

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    Margo Lindecker Sugitachi


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


Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant

84 Rue de Varenne
Paris , Île-de-France

+33 1 47 05 09 06

L'Arpege Paris Restaurant Review