Best things to do in Paris

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favourite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
1 Rue Botzaris
1310local recommendations
2. Luxembourg Gardens
879local recommendations
3. Marché des Enfants Rouges
39 Rue de Bretagne
559local recommendations
4. Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
40 Boulevard Haussmann
709local recommendations
Lilian says “A symbol of French lifestyle, Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann, is the brand's flagship sto...” ·
5. Le Comptoir Général
80 Quai de Jemmapes
531local recommendations
6. La Bellevilloise
19-21 Rue Boyer
458local recommendations
Jane says “Bar,restaurant,concerts,art exhibits.Sunday brunch with jazz,lunch or dinner amidst olive trees,grea...” ·
7. Rosa Bonheur
2 Avenue de la Cascade
470local recommendations
Ludivine says “Bar super sympa en plein parc des Buttes Chaumont terrasse au soleil et dansant le soir (ferme à 00h...” ·
8. Eiffel Tower
5 Avenue Anatole France
1640local recommendations
Jimmy says “Visiting the iconic symbol of Paris usually ranks as the number one thing to do for most tourists. T...” ·
9. Point Éphémère
200 Quai de Valmy
378local recommendations
Ludivine says “Bar au bord du canal Saint Martin Terrasse le soir se remplit bien, concerts et partie club (entrée ...” ·
10. The Centre Pompidou
1023local recommendations
11. Louvre Museum
Rue de Rivoli
1436local recommendations
12. Sacré-Cœur
35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre
1485local recommendations
Nader says “The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sa...” ·
13. Le Perchoir
14 Rue Crespin du Gast
363local recommendations
14. Canal Saint-Martin
769local recommendations
15. MK2 Quai de Seine
14 Quai de la Seine
333local recommendations
Armelle says “Two movie theaters face each other, on both sides of the canal, with a very good programming. A fluv...” ·
16. Champs-Élysées
805local recommendations
Mohamed says “Make no mistake: the Champs-Élysées, while ceding some of its elegance in recent times, remains the ...” ·
17. La Villette
211 Avenue Jean Jaurès
525local recommendations
Jonathan says “The Parc de La Villette is the biggest urban cultural park of the capital. The 55 hectares of the pa...” ·
18. Le Valmy
145 Quai de Valmy
285local recommendations
Sarah says “The canal St Martin has become a very cool area, the banks lined with trendy boutiques and cafes and...” ·
19. Moulin Rouge
82 Boulevard de Clichy
723local recommendations
20. MK2 Quai de Loire
7 Quai de la Loire
257local recommendations
Emmanuelle says “The most enjoyable cinema around, where you can enoy the lively atmosphere around the canal, full of...” ·
21. Grand Marché Stalingrad - La Rotonde
6-8 Place de la Bataille de Stalingrad
251local recommendations
Ed And Muriel
Ed And Muriel says “Bar and restaurant in this recently-renovated 18th century building that pre-dates the French revolu...” ·
22. Rue Beaugrenelle
Rue Beaugrenelle
314local recommendations
Sylvie Al
Sylvie Al says “♥ New parisian shopping mall with french deco and fashion brands, cinemas, restaurants, cafes, and a...” ·
23. Café de Flore
172 Boulevard Saint-Germain
251local recommendations
24. Le Bon Marché
24 Rue de Sèvres
522local recommendations
25. Père Lachaise Cemetery
16 Rue du Repos
1026local recommendations
26. Du Pain et des Idées
34 Rue Yves Toudic
219local recommendations
Sophie says “Un pain haut de gamme exceptionnel. Demandez un pain des amis. Probably the best bread in Paris. Ask...” ·
27. Jardin des Plantes
498local recommendations
Jimmy says “The most important botanical garden in France, the Jardin des Plantes is undoubtedly one of the most...” ·
28. Le Bouillon Chartier
7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre
210local recommendations
Charles says “Chartier is over 100 years old and still in the very prime of life. The restaurant is dear to native...” ·
29. Candelaria
52 Rue de Saintonge
204local recommendations
30. Le Marais
617local recommendations
Ingrid says “At the heart of the city, the Marais embodies both the charm of old times and the modernity of the m...” ·