Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Eiffel Tower

    Paris’s steel monument opened in 1889 but it wasn’t exactly a universal hit. Now, however, a visit to its first, second or top platform is an exciting experience for every tourist and visitor. There is a posh restaurant, Jules Vernes, on the second level that has its own private lift; reservations are a must. The Altitude 95 restaurant on the top platform invites visitors to enjoy a casual lunch 95 metres above sea level. But whether you eat or not, the view of the city from the Eiffel Tower is a delicacy in its own right.
    Champ de Mars
    5 Avenue Anatole France
    75007 Paris
    +33 1 53 41 89 00
  • Arc de Triomphe

    The Arc de Triomphe, built between 1806 and 1836 to honour the French army, stands in the middle of the Place Charles de Gaulle. Commemoration events take place here on national holidays. The monument also houses a museum dedicated to the history of France and the French army. Visitors have an incredible view of Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, Sacré Cœur, the Champs Elysées and the Louvre from the observation terrace. It’s the ideal place to relax with an ice cream or café au lait and breathe in the city.
    Place Charles de Gaulle
    75008 Paris
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

    The cathedral is one of the most significant monuments in Paris. It was built between 1163 and 1345 and was already the setting of various non-sacred events before completion. But Victor Hugo’s «The Hunchback of Notre Dame» surely helped the cathedral achieve worldwide recognition. Beautifully situated in the middle of the Seine on the small Ile de la Cité island, Notre Dame attracts more than 12 million visitors each year.
    6 Parvis Notre-Dame Place Jean-Paul II
    75004 Paris
    +33 1 42 34 56 10
  • Sacré Cœur de Montmartre basilica

    Simply beautiful
    The basilica sits like a throne atop the 130-metre Montmartre hill. This impressive building was completed in 1914 and has become a visible monument to Romano-Byzantine architecture. The best way to explore Sacré Cœur is to climb the steps up to the basilica through the Sacre Willette park. From here you have a view over nearly the entire city. It’s particularly lovely at sunrise and sunset. If walking is no problem, you can climb the 237 steps to the dome – it offers you a spectacular view of Paris.
    35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre
    75018 Paris
    +33 1 53 41 89 00
  • Merci

    Cool concept store
    The entrance to what is easily the coolest concept store in Paris is a bit hidden in the back courtyard. A little, bright red and handsomely decorated Fiat shows the entrance to Merci. The store sells pretty much everything in around 1 500 m2, from fashion and design to furniture, books and every sort of awesome bric-a-brac. Here you see an old soup bowl next to the haute couture of YSL – c’eeeeest très magnifique. And what’s special about Merci is that the owner, Marie-France Cohen, donates a part of the profit to the children’s charity in Madagascar.
    111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
    75003 Paris
    +33 1 42 77 00 33
  • Barthélémy

    Cheese specialities
    In what is surely the smallest cheese shop in Paris Roland Barthélémy offers an enormous selection of premium cheese specialities that even change seasonally. The variety and quality has even won over the best restaurants in the city, so you can order Barthélémy’s cheeses in many places. Despite the press of people, the shop is so well organised that you seldom have to wait.

    51 Rue de Grenelle
    75007 Paris
    +33 1 42 22 82 24
  • Lefranc Ferrant

    Très chic
    This boutique, which resembles a mini-couture house, is a place where customers can also have their entire wardrobe tailored. The successful French designer pair Beatrice Ferrant and Mario Lefranc are also available for clients on the evenings and weekends upon request. A simple phone call will do.
    22 Rue de l’Echaudé
    75006 Paris
    +33 1 40 21 03 29
  • Chez Heratchian

    Oriental specialities
    Near the Cadet underground station you can enter the aromatic world of the Orient. This speciality shop was opened in the early 1930s by Armenian refugees; locally it's called «The Armenian». Customers love the quality and selection of dried fruit from more than 30 countries, spices, olives, oils and sausages. The affectionately chaotic shop is as much a part of Paris as the Eiffel Tower.
    6 Rue Lamartine
    75009 Paris
    + 33 1 45 26 11 54
  • Repetto

    In 1947 Rosa Repetto invented a revolutionary technique to make more comfortable ballet shoes for her son, Roland Petit, the dancer and choreographer. Her success was so magnificent that she opened her own workshop near the Opéra and, at the end of the 1950s, her own boutique on the Rue de la Paix. Brigitte Bardot war ballerinas created by Rosa Repetto in the French film «And God Created Woman». Nowadays the Repetto label is known internationally and a must-have for dancers and fashionistas.
    22 Rue de la Paix
    75002 Paris
    + 33 1 44 71 83 12
  • Ladurée

    Divine macarons
    The first Ladurée bakery was opened in 1862 on the Rue Royale. Later it added a pastry shop, followed by one of the first Parisian tea salons. Today there are several Ladurée shops with restaurants in Paris, but one of the loveliest is still the sugary pink and pistachio green painted candy shop on the Rue Bonaparte in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. This is the place to get a delicious breakfast to start your day, stop in for lunch, or purchase one of the famous, colourful macarons in constantly surprising variations in the boutique.
    21 Rue Bonaparte
    75006 Paris
    + 33 1 44 07 64 87
  • La Petite Robe Noire

    The second boutique belonging to Didier Ludot is completely dedicated to the «little black dress». This area is the perfect location for fine couture. A romantic shopping outing also takes you to Serge Lutens and his perfumes, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Rick Owens, Acne, Pierre Hardy Shoes, Maison Fabre gloves and many other international labels of the highest quality.
    125 Galerie de Valois
    75001 Paris
    + 33 1 40 15 01 04
  • Fifi Chachnil

    Made in France. The popularity of the Fifi Chachnil lingerie line has skyrocketed. More and more women and their admirers buy the imaginative pieces created by this French label: glamour with a touch of baby doll. It’s a beautiful shop for dreaming and admiring.
    68 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    75001 Paris
    + 33 1 42 21 19 93
  • Louvre

    Mona Lisa
    The Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world. One of the best known works in the unimaginably huge collection of paintings at the Louvre is undoubtedly Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. She enchants every visitor to the Denon Wing with her smile. The Louvre also houses works by Rembrandt, Dürer and Lukas Cranach. The other wings and halls present a broad variety of historical periods. From sculpture, prints and drawings or crafts – the collection is so gigantic that you would need more than a week to look at everything.
    Musée du Louvre
    75001 Paris
    +33 1 40 20 50 50
  • Centre Pompidou

    Centre for art and culture
    The national centre for art and culture was designed by the architects Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers and Gianfranco Franchini, who were responsible for the futuristic style of the building. The building has been open to visitors since 1977. It houses the Musée National d’Art as well as a theatre, a lecture hall, a cinema and a bookshop.
    Place Georges-Pompidou
    75004 Paris
    +33 1 44 78 47 99
  • Musée d‘Orsay

    Art museum
    Once it was the Orsay railway station, now the Museum for Contemporary History. The 16 000 m2 museum exhibits more than 4 000 pieces, including works by Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh. Visitors admire sculptures, drawings and photographs by a wide range of artists from various historical periods.
    Closed Mondays.
    1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur
    75007 Paris
    +33 1 40 49 48 14


If anything – the best tip for Paris is to buy the Paris Museum Pass, not to be confused with the Paris Pass. The Paris pass contains a travel element as well, but is much more expensive than buying the Paris Museum pass (which gives you entry to all the same attractions as the Paris Pass) and then separately buying a Paris Visite Metro Pass. The attractions one can get into using the Paris Museum pass are near endless and you’d need a month in Paris to get to them all. This also includes numerous chateaux in and around Paris.

Paris Museum Pass

For going out I recommend Bar du Marché at Saint Germain des Près on the corner of Rue de Seine and Rue de Buci. Brasserie Mollard (Metro Saint Lazare), and Brasserie Bofinger (Metro Bastille) are also musts if you wish to enjoy the real Belle Époque atmosphere in Paris! And don’t miss Le Petit Fer à Cheval on Rue Vieille du Temple for the very best food and atmosphere!

Brasserie Bofinger
7 Rue de la Bastille
75004 Paris
+33 1 42 72 87 82

A visit to the Musée Carnavalet really makes you feel the history of Paris. At the same time, you can explore the museum’s stylish district of Le Marais.

Musée Carnavalet
23 Rue de Sévigné
75003 Paris
+33 1 44 59 58 58

I warmly recommend these museums because of their awesome atmosphere and free admission: The Musée de la Vie Romantique, in Hôtel Scheffer-Renan, at 16, Rue Chaptal (Metro Saint George) where you can have a cup of tea or coffee in a small garden and feel miles away from the traffic jams and crazy Parisian atmosphere! The Musée Carnavalet at, 23, Rue de Sévigné (Metro Saint Paul, Marais), also offers free admission, where you can really get to know the history of Paris and enjoy the stylish district of Marais afterwards.

Musée de la Vie Romantique
16 Rue Chaptal
75009 Paris
+33 1 55 31 95 67

Paris is a city worth visiting in all seasons. A walk on the Montmartre presents a breathtaking panoramic view of Paris. Directly behind the church, the Place du Tertre is a meeting place for a great many artists. Here you can have your portrait painted or buy a freshly painted picture of the city. Paris is a cosmopolitan centre that never sleeps and offers both visitors and the inhabitants a great many attractions and activities.

Place du Tertre
Place du Tertre
75018 Paris