If you have already visited the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, the Louvre Museum, the Trocadéro (and so on!) And you want to discover Paris in more detail, here are some suggestions for things to do to visit Paris like the locals for a total immersion in the very cultural French capital!
Take advantage of a beautiful day to walk from the Alexandre III bridge to the Cathedral of Notre Dame. During the day, stop to leaf through old books on the shelves of second-hand booksellers. In the evening, take a break on the Pont des Arts, in the company of visiting musicians. Do not hesitate to search for your hotel in Paris in this district, for a breathtaking view of the Seine!
On the banks of the Seine, on the Ile de la Cité, this flower market invites you to let yourself be intoxicated by the scent of fragrances that accompany the hundreds of varieties of flowers, shrubs and plants. It is open every day from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (7 p.m. on Sundays), place Louis-Lépine.
If all this pomp gives you a desire for luxury, the department stores on Boulevard Haussmann are not far away! The Madeleine Church will undoubtedly surprise you. For rock fans, remember that this is where Johnny Hallyday's funeral took place!
The museum (12.50 € entry) is open every day except Tuesday, from noon to midnight. Did you know that its name was originally "Palace of Modern Art Museums". It is one of the three permanent buildings of the 1937 International Exhibition.
It is one of the favorite parks of Parisians and ... Monet! You can see statues of famous people such as Guy de Maupassant, Frédéric Chopin or Alfred de Musset.
This most kitschly decorated nightclub is the perfect place for an unpretentious evening with friends. You will know all the lyrics to your favorite disco songs!
The small village in the big city! Take a stroll through the Square des Batignolles, enjoy the little shops and stop at the bakery on the Place du Docteur Felix Lobligeois to taste a succulent butter croissant.
"Paris is a party," said Ernest Hemingway. And with good reason! The capital is full of bars of all kinds.
On Sundays, let yourself be intoxicated by the colors and flavors of good local products, including fresh vegetables and fruit, hot breads and roast chickens in one of the many Parisian markets. The Enfants Rouges market is one of the most atypical (open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
With starting prices at € 7, this is an opportunity to visit this mythical place in Paris! The French Theater is a true cultural institution in France. Those for whom Molière is a classic must absolutely go to the “Maison de Molière” and attend a play!
Plant lovers will be enchanted by this pretty surprise in the heart of Paris. Don't miss this sublime place, opposite the Natural History Museum. Admission is free every day, access to the greenhouses (very exotic) is € 7.
The Great Mosque can be visited every day except Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The guided or free visit is 3 €. You will not regret this visit far from the traditional Eiffel Tower! Let yourself be tempted by a mint tea on the patio of the Grand Mosque for an experience that is unlike the ordinary!
For this, two must-see addresses: the beautiful Marmottan Monet museum (16th arrondissement) and the Orangery museum located in the Jardin des Tuileries. Artistic souls will be able to quietly appreciate their favorite works!
Mix with the locals on the buttes de Chaumont and admire the view! When we think of Paris, we don't necessarily think of a picnic in the grass, and yet after a day of visiting the French capital, picnicking while admiring the sunset seems to us the perfect activity for an evening of summer.
The AccorHotels Arena, the Zénith de Paris, the Olympia, the Leather Goods ... So many legendary rooms where you can see your favorite artists if the timing is correct!
The new favorite activity of Parisians: brunch! No one refuses a delicious brunch made with our cute sins. Our recommendation: the brunch at La Bossue, 9 Rue Joseph de Maistre. Please note, we cannot reserve!
If the greediest still have room after brunch, a stopover at Rose Bakery is more than recommended: the marbled cakes or blueberry scones are waiting for you! The pastry shop is located at 46 rue des Martyrs, an artery which itself offers a typical Parisian walk a few steps from Pigalle.
You can visit the opera every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., access will cost you between 8 and 12 €. Entrance may also include access to the current exhibition. Another great Parisian classic that few tourists take the time to visit. Yet it will leave you speechless!
If you see a line in front of one of these restaurants (3 addresses in Paris), know that it is worth it. On the menu, a unique dish consisting of a walnut salad, beef tenderloin and house fries. The sauce is a well-kept secret! No reservation possible but the wait is quick.
You can be seen walking the streets of Paris with your camera from here! The more professional among you will surely enjoy visiting the European House of Photography and comparing their photos. The establishment is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7.45 p.m. Normal entry will cost you € 9.
Another must-see place for art buffs of all kinds. The Centquatre Modern Art Gallery will capture your attention between concerts, exhibitions and other performances. Everyone will find something to suit them!
For just a few euros, the Cinémathèque allows you to escape for a few hours. Whether with an exhibition, a retrospective or a test film, you will find something to relax!
Whether for dinner or a drink, visiting this famous Japanese-inspired restaurant in central Paris is a must do at least once, for the panoramic view.
This Parisian hidden treasure can be found near the Bastille. You can admire a beautiful sunset and walk along the barges!
There is something strangely romantic about walking between the graves of all the famous people who have lived in Paris and left their mark there forever!