Stroll along the Seine, enjoy a coffee in a secluded café or climb the Eiffel Tower. Paris is a city for lovers - lovers of art, lovers of culture and lovers of fine dining! Whether you want to see all the sights or just soak up the atmosphere, there's so much to discover in this bustling French metropolis.
The 20 districts (so-called arrondissements) in Paris are arranged in a spiral shape fanning out from the centre of the city. Arrondissements 1 to 11 are most popular with tourists and for sightseeing.
If you’re looking forward to exploring the historic city centre or seeing the Mona Lisa at the Louvre on your city break in Paris, then the 1st arrondissement is the place for you. Here, you can find the following interesting sights:
The 3rd arrondissement is a lively hotspot for bars and restaurants which are buzzing day and night. The vibrant market, Le Marché des Enfants Rouges, is also very popular as are the numerous art galleries on Rue Sainte Anastase and the Picasso Museum.
If it’s romance you’re after, make sure to plan a trip to the 18th arrondissement. The picturesque artists’ quarter of Montmartre is perfect for a relaxed stroll of an afternoon and the views from Sacré Coeur are stunning on a clear day.
It’s just as gorgeous in the 20th arrondissement! It’s a fantastic spot for a weekend excursion and offers majestic views of the city from Parc de Belleville. Sunset in the park is magical. Many tourists also visit the Père Lachaise cemetery, where Jim Morrisson, Edith Piaf and Oscar Wilde are buried.
Our tip for art lovers: Head to Espace Dali in Montmartre where you can find a permanent exhibition bursting with countless works by Salvador Dali.
Paris never sleeps and neither does its bustling social calendar. Here are some of the highlights:
If you want to have lots of flexibility while sightseeing around Paris and not waste money on endless individual transport tickets, it’s worth buying a PARIS VISITE tourist ticket. You can buy a ticket for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days either for zones 1-3 or zones 1-5 and then you’re free to use all forms of public transport in those zones.
There are also other practical tourist tickets and passes which are useful for sightseeing in the city, like the Paris Museum Pass. This gets you entry to over 50 monuments and museums including the Louvre, the Rodin Museum, Sainte-Chapelle and the Arc de Triomphe.
The Paris Passlib is just as useful. This bundle combines certain tourist tickets and passes and gives you everything you need to explore Paris including: