Looking for some inspiration for your trip to the City of Lights? Our guide to Paris attractions will give you ideas on which city hotspots you can't miss when visiting Paris!

With so much to see and do in Paris, it can be difficult to pinpoint the essential can't-miss attractions when creating a travel itinerary. We've picked some of our favourite things to do in Paris from the iconic to off-the-beaten-path to help you plan out where to visit in Paris

Tour around town

One of the best ways to get to know the layout of the city while seeing the top sights is with a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour. With a choice of nine central hop on hop off stops located by top Paris attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Musée de Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Champs Elysées and more, it's one of the most popular tours in Paris.

Prefer to see the city at a more leisurely pace with a cooling breeze rushing through your hair? Hop on a cruise down the Seine with Bateaux Parisiens. With so many top Paris attractions lining the Seine, a river cruise is a great way to see Paris from a different perspective, all from the comfort of Bateaux Parisiens' all-glass, all-weather and open-air boats.

Fancy getting an insider's perspective on Paris? Head up to the quirky and history Montmartre neighbourhood for an educational, cultural and fun walking tour. Learn about the many artists who lived and worked in the area back in La Belle Epoque; admire the beautiful architecture of the famous white-domed Sacré-Cœur basilica, discover the history of the Moulin Rouge and explore local food specialists.


Breathtaking views

No visit to Paris is complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower. A global cultural icon of France, it's one of the most recognised structures in the world. Standing 324m tall, it's the tallest structure in Paris, offering incredible views across the city. If you're looking for sweeping panoramic views of Paris that include the Eiffel Tower, head to Paris' only skyscraper, the Montparnasse Tower. The observation deck, located on the 56th floor has a modern glass terrace which is weather-proof for every season


There's plenty to do if you're planning a visit to Paris with little ones in tow. Journey under the waves with a visit to the impressive Paris Aquarium Cineaqua and discover over 500 species from sharks and sea-turtles to clown fish and more. Get up close to your favourite film stars, musicians, royals and athletes at the Musée Grévin wax museum, one of Paris' most popular family-friendly attractions! Expertly crafted, these life-like wax figures will bring the world of celebrity to life! Hop on the Petit Train de Montmartre to give tired little feet a rest as you wind through the beautiful streets of this unique neighbourhood and arrive at the top of the hill to enjoy beautiful views down across Paris.

Arts & Culture

While in Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Espace Dalí, home to the largest collection of works by surrealist Salvador Dalí in France. Explore sculptures, drawings, watercolours, etchings and more including The Space Elephant and Alice in Wonderland - a can't-miss for art afficianados.

In a city such as Paris, there are beautiful buildings around every corner, however, the Palais Garnier Opera House is a breathtaking Beaux Arts landmark that should not be missed. Built in the 19th century, it's one of the most recognised opera houses in the world and served as inspiration for the play the "Phantom of the Opera". Home to sweeping marble staircases, gilded decor and impressive chandeliers, a visit to the Opera House is like taking a step back in time to the decadance of the 1800s.

France is synonymous with fine wine therefore it's no surprise that Paris is home to a number of amazing wine tastings. Head to Les Caves du Louvre for one of the most atmospheric wine tasting experiences. Located in their historic cellars (originally established by King Louis XV's sommelier) and hosted by a trained sommelier, discover a fun, educational and authentic Parisian wine experience. 

There's simply so much to do in Paris it can be intimadating knowing where to start, use your Paris Explorer Pass to unlock some of the best sights in the city and discover an amazing Paris. Learn more about all the attractions included as a choice on the Paris Explorer Pass.