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Paris To-Do List
So, you’re headed to Paris! With so much to see and do in the City of Lights, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether it’s your first or second time in this magnificent city, we’ve got you covered with a concise Paris checklist.
For those making their maiden voyage to Paris, we’ve compiled a list of must-see attractions and activities. By checking off these items, you’ll get a fantastic overview of the city and understand why Paris is such a popular destination.

Monuments and Museums :
Louvre Museum – Sainte Chapelle – Beaubourg – Centre Pompidou – Notre Dame de Paris (from outside) – Opéra Garnier – Orsay Museum – The Eiffel Tower – The Panthéon in Paris

Squares, Parks, and Gardens :
Tuileries Garden – Palais Royal Garden and the Buren Columns – Luxembourg Gardens – Place Vendôme – Place des Vosges – Place du Panthéon

Paris Walks:
Stroll along the banks of the Seine – Le Marais – Saint Germain-des-Près – Montmartre Walking Tour

Other Things to See & Do in Paris:
Wake up with the view of the Eiffel Tower from your room – Coffee and people watching in a Parisian café – Look for the best view of the Eiffel Tower – Enjoy a traditional meal in a Parisian bistro – Learn about French Wines – Admire Paris’ skyline from a rooftop bar, cocktail in hand – Taste some typical Parisian pastries – Watch a Parisian Cabaret – Tour around paris by classic 2CV – Enjoy a Seine boat tour

Day Trips from Paris:
Versailles Palace & Gardens (Ile de France)Monet’s House and Garden at Giverny (Normandy)Mont Saint-Michel (Normandy)

Second Time in Paris Checklist:
For those returning to Paris, we offer a unique checklist that goes beyond the city’s main attractions. Explore lesser-known or off-the-beaten-path places for a local experience.

Monuments and Museums:
The Arènes de Lutèce – Grande Galerie de l’Évolution – Les Invalides – Army Museum – Quai Branly Museum – Catacombs of Paris

Squares, Parks, and Gardens:
Place Dauphine – Jardin des Plantes – Park Buttes-Chaumont – Père Lachaise Cemetery **Paris Walks** – Montorgueil /Les Halles neighborhoods – Covered Passages of Paris – A stroll along Canal Saint-Martin – Ernest Hemingway in Paris – Promenade Plantée /Coulée Verte – Street Art in Paris 13 – La Petite Ceinture (we recommend the section in Paris 15) –

Other Things to See & Do in Paris:
Go beyond Montmartre’s main sights – Visit a local market or take a food tourEnjoy a picnic in one of the parks in Paris – Visit a Parisian flea market for some vintage shopping – Have fun like the locals with a Paris Treasure Hunt – Visit the Flower Market on Ile de la Cité – Paris canal cruise on a self-drive boat – Enjoy a Paris Food Festival

Day Trips from Paris:
Loire Valley CastlesChampagne Wine Region – Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches – Château de Chantilly – Check out all our day trips from Paris Whether it’s your first or second time in Paris, these checklists will guide you to discover the best of this beautiful city.