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Best Things to See and Do in Paris

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Looking for the best things to see and do in Paris? When planning a trip to Paris, you may have limited money and time, and it can be difficult to wade through the city's enormous reservoir of museums, restaurants, hotels, and attractions to decide how and where to best spend your time. Not to worry, we've done much of the groundwork for you-- just pore over our at-a-glance guide to the best things to see and do in Paris.
  1. Best Paris Sights and Attractions
  2. Best of Paris on a Budget
  3. Best Things to Do With Kids
  4. Best Places to Shop in Paris
  1. Best Places to Eat (and Taste) in Paris
  2. Top Places to Stay in Paris
  3. Best of Paris Nightlife
  4. Videos of the Best Things to See and Do

Best Paris Sights and Attractions

Some cities have only a handful of main attractions worth spending more than a few minutes on, and this is certainly not the case of Paris: even after several visits, there's always more to see. But on a first vacation to the city of lights, you'll need to narrow down a bit to pinpoint the places and attractions that aren't just notable-- they're essential.

Best of Paris on a Budget

If you're like a lot of travelers these days, you may be looking for ways to make your Paris vacation more compatible with a slimmer budget. While Paris is endlessly associated with luxury goods, gourmet food and hotel rooms with idyllic views of the Eiffel Tower, it can also be a very friendly destination for limited budgets if you know where to look.

Best Things to Do With Kids

Paris can certainly be a wonderful place to enjoy a family vacation with the kids in tow, but it's a city that can easily tire the young ones. Find out how to keep the kids stimulated and happy during your sojourn in the city of lights.

Best Places to Shop in Paris

Paris has rightly gained a place as one of the world's centers of high fashion, and that means that even some of the more accessible boutiques often carry less expensive versions of the latest runway trends. Paris is also a great place to shop for antiques, rare books or that special gift-- so get going.

Best Places to Eat (and Taste) in Paris

Cities such as London and Barcelona are giving Paris a run for its money in the gastronomic department these days, but the city of lights arguably retains the place of honor where fine cuisine and goodies are concerned. La tradition française is still upheld as a gold standard for cuisine. Find out below where to get a taste of that prestige.

Top Places to Stay in Paris

Paris boasts over 2,000 hotels, making finding accommodations a dizzying, if not stressful, task. Whatever your budget, you can find lodging that will make your stay in Paris a pleasant and restful one.

Best of Paris Nightlife

Nightlife in Paris always seems to maintain a hint of glamour, even if you're tucked away in a dim bar with peeling wallpaper circa 1947 and nursing a glass of table wine. Find out where to go to experience a little of the nocturnal magic Paris has always been famous for.

Videos of the Best Things to See and Do

Want some visual inspiration before your next trip to Paris? Watch these entertaining and eye-opening videos showing you some of the most beautiful and interesting places in the city of light, and offering valuable tips on how to make the most of top sights and attractions.

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