At the Louvre Museum:

Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Winged Victory-the big three.

  1. The newly renovated Apollo Gallery.

  2. Two paintings by Vermeer in the Richlieu Wing.

  3. The huge painting in the French Paintings wing of Napoleon at his coronation.

  4. Inverted Pyramid

  5. Pyramid and lobby below  

  6.   Near the Louvre

7.Cross Rue du Rivoli and find beautiful Metro entrance of hand blown Italian glass created for the Millinium.

8.Enter Palais Royal. Notice fountains of silver balls. Walk through garden, exit back to rue de Petit Champs.

Things To Do In Paris


The Eiffel Tower and nearby area:

9. Eiffel Tower- ride to the top

10. View of Eiffel Tower from Trocadero on the hour for the sparkling lights which come on for ten minutes every hour on the hour.

11. Picnic on the Champ du Mars in front of the Eiffel Tower.

12. Lunch or dinner at Jules Verne, a famous restaurant on the 2eme étage (second level) of the Eiffel Tower

Notre Dame Cathedral, Ile St Louis and the Latin Quarter:

13. Notre Dame -visit interior, see Rose Window, Statue of Joan of Arc, Organ in back.

14. Notre Dame-View from the back to see the Flying Buttresses

15. Attend organ concert at Notre Dame

16. Climb the tower of Notre Dame for a close-up look at the Gargoyles and a fantastic view of the River Seine.

17. Buy  Bertillon ice cream on Ile St Louis.

18. Cross Pont and walk along sidewalk to see the Bouquinistes (Booksellers) where books and souvenirs are sold from covered containers, and buy a print or post-card.

19. Cross into the Latin Quarter, walk up the fascinating narrow streets.

20. Look at St Michel fountain.

Montmartre:

21. Visit  Montmartre. Take the Metro 12 to Larmarck or Abbesses  Metro stop.

22. Take a look at the interior of Sacre Coeur for its mosaics. Climb the tower on a clear day for the hight over-look of Paris.

23. Buy a small painting to take home from one of the artists in Place de Tertre.

24. Behind the Abesses Metro stop, go into the garden and find the Wall of Love.

25. Walk down Rue Lepic, another great shopping street. You can visit the Brasserie where the heroine in the movie Amelie worked.

26. Walk down to Pigalle and see the Moulin Rouge-or even see the show there

26.1 Visit Musee du Montmatre including peaceful gardens with view to Sacre Coeur and overlook of Clos Montmatre, the remarkable vineyard in the middle of Paris 

The Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees:

27. Exit  Metro line 1 at Charles de Gaulles Etoile and climb the Arc de Triomphe.

28. Parc Monceauis nearby the Arc de Triomphe on Rue de Courcelles.

29. Walk down the Champs Elysees. Stop for a look at the Louis Vuitton Store.

30. Go down Avenue George V and enter the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel for a look at the fabulous flower arrangements.

31. For a look at the high end, famous designer stores, head down Avenue Montaigne, part of the “golden triangle”.

32. Look at the statue of Charles de Gaulle as you head down the Champs.

33. Reach Place de la Concorde, circle the place to your left and walk down Rue du Rivoli. Stop at Angelina’s for their famous hot chocolate.

- Visit the Marche Ave du President Wilson on Wednesday and Saturdays before 1pm? Great food shops and a lovely gem for those who like saucisson. A small stand selling mini saucissons with chevre, noix flavors. Utterly delicious.

 

 

The Grand Department Stores:

34. Visit Galeries LaFayette. Be sure to look at their beautiful stained glass dome. There is a home store across the street and they have a nice gourmet food section.

35. Next door to Galeries LaFayette is Printemps, another huge department store. They also have a dome of stained glass that you can eat lunch under in a nice restaurant. There is also a good view of Hotel de Ville from an upstairs cafe.

Le Bon Marchéat Sèvres babylone on left bank is the high end department store, very parisian

The Left Bank:

36. The Left Bankif full of fun winding streets. Start at the Odeon Metro Stop. Across the street is the Commerce St Andre, an old shopping street. Find the painting of Benjamin Franklin in the window of le Procope, the oldest cafe in Paris.

37. Rue du Buci is a lively street with many places to eat or drink.

38. Walk down Rue du Cannards and find the sculpture of baby ducks high up on a wall over a blue door.

39. Walk down Rue de Seineto the beautiful building housing the Institute de France.

40. Find the entrance of the Institute du France, go to the front, cross the street and you are on the Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge always full of people and activity.

The Musee d'Orsay:

41. Visit the Orsay Museum. The famous Impressionists are on the top floor.

42. Have lunch at the lovely restaurant inside the Museum.

43. Find the transparent clock with a view of Sacre Couer in the distance.

The Jardins de Luxembourg and surronding area:

44.Take a walk through the Luxembourg Gardens.

45. Find the Statue of Liberty in the garden.

46. Watch children sailing boats in the pond.

47. Visit the incredible Medici Fountain in the garden.

48. Walk up Rue Soufflot to the Pantheon, visit the interior.

49. Head down nearby Rue Mouffetard for an interesting shopping street.

50. Nearby is a wonderful shopping/pedestrian street, Rue Montorguil.

Boat Ride on the Seine:

51. Take a Batobus ride down the Seine. You can get on and off all day and see Paris from a different perspective.

52. The most romantic thing to do in Paris is a Beateau Mouches boat ride down the Seine at night.

The Marais:

53. Take a walk in the Marais, one of Paris’ most beautiful areas.

54. The Picasso Museum is in a wonderful building and worth a tour.

55. Walk down historic Rue des Rosiers and have some great falafal there.

56. See the many shops on Rue Francs Bourgeois and enter Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful squares in Paris. The Victor Hugo Museum is in one corner there. The Hotel de Sully in another where you enter through the back garden.

Invalides, the Rodin Museum and Pont Alexander III:

57. Nearby is the Rodin Museum. Don’t miss the famous Thinker sculpture in the garden. This is a good place for a light lunch as well. There is a nice area to sit in the shade in the back.

58. Stroll across the lovely Pont Alexander III, gilded and baroque shining in the sun with a great view of the Eiffel Tower on one side.

Nation and the surrounding area:

59. Parc Floral is full of beautiful flowers and landscaping with free jazz concerts on Summer Sunday afternoons.

A Monet Day:

60. If you love the Impressionists, visit the Marmotton Museum in a wonderful mansion housing some of Monet’s Water Lily paintings in the lower level.