Paris is always a good idea!

Oh La La, Paris … the city that continues to inspire artists, lovers, and everyone in between. A must-see for any world traveler, Paris is filled with bucket-list experiences. This is your ultimate guide to get the most ‘joie de vivre‘ from your trip, whether you’re there for a weekend or longer. From its beautiful architecture to its enchanting culture, visiting Paris offers a chance to explore one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities. Of course, the city has more than enough to keep any traveler entertained. Food lovers can celebrate the French cuisine and it’s delicious wines. Art enthusiasts will rejoice over the many museums that they can access. People who want to sit back and relax can enjoy the many scenic gardens. For those who love an incredible view, the City of Light is particularly fitting. Regardless of what you’re after, you’re sure to find something incredible to do on our list of the top attractions in Paris.

#1 Get a different perspective of Paris

In our opinion, Cruising the River Seine is one of the best (and most relaxing) ways to see some of the major sites of Paris. On this one-hour tour, you will glide by the Notre Dame Cathedral, Orsay Museum, and the iconic Eiffel Tower. But that’s not all! Keep a weather eye out for some famous bridges, too. You’ll glide underneath the Pont Neuf, the oldest standing bridge across the Seine, and the Pont Alexandre III, the most beautiful bridge of Paris. If you’re in the mood for romance, you have to consider going on an evening illuminations cruise. Seeing the city’s landmarks light up as the sun goes down and the ‘golden hour’ starts? Now that’s something to remember!

#2 Feel on top of the world

What better way to get your bearings in a new city than to see it all at once? When arriving in Paris, your first stop should definitely be the Montparnasse Tower — 210 meters above the streets and rooftops of Paris. Offering truly spectacular 360 degree views of the city, we love it because it offers an unbeatable vantage-point for all of Paris’ iconic monuments … the Eiffel Tower of course, but also the Notre-Dame, Louvre, Pantheon, Invalides, Numerous cemeteries, etc. Fly past the lines with a timed ticket and spend awhile on this amazing panoramic viewing deck: On clear days, there’s up to 40 kilometers of visibility, so there’s really plenty to take in!

#3 Get lost in Montmartre

One of the most iconic and romantic places to visit in Paris is Montmartre. Well known for its artists and nightlife, the neighborhood is best explored on a walking tour. Head to the Sacré-Coeur Basilica for the perfect view of the city (second only to the panorama offered by the Eiffel Tower). After that, take a break at one of the many cafes. As you unwind with a French pastry, it won’t be hard to picture Picasso or Van Gogh as they might have relaxed in the area. After all, both masters lived and worked there.

#4 “Stop! This is the empire of death”

Walk down 131 steps to the underbelly of Paris to explore the ancient Catacombs. The lines are usually quite long, as it’s one of the top places to visit in Paris, but a skip-the-line ticket will give you fast access to this magnificent place. In the 18th century, bones were relocated to this ossuary from cemeteries around the city to solve problems in public health. The Catacombs house the remains of around 7 million people. Exploring these underground tunnels is a chilling (and thrilling) experience.