Top 60 Things to Do in Paris [with Tickets & Directions]

Pelin YILDIZ aktualisiert am 26/01/2024
100 Things To Do in Paris

Paris, the city of lights and love, is a maze of culture, history and extraordinary architectureEvery street, square and neighborhood reveals a new chapter of Parisian charm and romance.

With over two thousand years of history manifesting itself in every corner, Paris proudly holds the title of one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

From iconic masterpieces like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre to lesser-known but equally stunning gems like the Sainte-Chapelle or the hidden streets of Montmartre, Paris offers endless opportunities for discovery.

In this article, we present you the 60 best things to do in Paris. Whether you're a history buff, art connoisseur, foodie or just a passionate traveler, you're guaranteed to find fascinating places that will instantly capture your heart. 

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1. Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is the unmistakable symbol of Paris and towers a proud 324 meters above the City of Light and Love. Almost 300 million people have visited it since it opened. This makes the "Iron Lady", as the Eiffel Tower is affectionately known, the most visited paid monument in the world.

Built by the renowned engineer Gustave Eiffel and his team to celebrate the 1889 Universal Exposition and the centenary of the French Revolution, the Eiffel Tower embodies the technological genius and artistic elegance of the late 19th century and for 44 years held the title as the tallest structure in the world inside.

The icon has a firm place in the history and culture not only of France but of the entire world and is present in every feature film shot in Paris, in every documentary and travelogue about the city.

A visit to Paris would not be complete without climbing the metal giant, or at least getting up close and personal with the majestic tower. Whether by day or in full light at night, its sight fascinates and enchants anew.

Nearest metro stations

Line 6: Station Bir-Hakeim and 7 minutes on foot

2. Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum in Paris in France

A jewel on the banks of the Seine in the heart of Paris, the Louvre Museum is one of the largest and most famous art museums in the world. With over 9 million visitors annually, it is also the world's most visited museum.

It houses an impressive collection of over 380,000 works of art, of which 35,000 are on permanent display. The collection includes works from different eras and cultures, including Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquity as well as Western European art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Among the best-known works are da Vinci's Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

An architectural masterpiece, the Louvre was originally built in the 12th century as a fortress and residence for the French kings before being turned into a museum in 1793. The entrance building in the form of a glass pyramid was only added in 1989 and has since symbolized the connection between history and modernity.

If you are an art lover, you absolutely must visit the Musée du Louvre and reserve a full day if possible, but at least a few hours.

  • The Louvre is so big that it is almost impossible to visit all the exhibitions in a single day. In our Louvre Paris article, we provide you  with a map that will make your tour more efficient. 
  • Check out the top-rated Louvre ticket options online and book in advance.

Nearest metro stations

Lines M1, M7: Palais-Royal/Musée du Louvre station and a 2-minute walk
Line M14: Pyramides station and a 6-minute walk

3. Notre-Dame Cathedral

The Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece of Gothic architecture, is located in the heart of the city on the Île de la Cité. It was completed in 1345 after almost 200 years of construction.

The impressive architecture of the cathedral, but above all its filigree rose windows enchant visitors from all over the world. It was one of the first places of worship to use cantilever buttress and rib vaulting techniques in its construction. Her famous gargoyles and grotesque sculptures are a real eye-catcher and stimulate the imagination of every viewer. 

Inside the majestic church, which has been a silent witness to many important historical events in France, you can admire the massive organ with its 8,000 pipes, the impressive choir stalls and the mighty transept. From the observation decks of the two towers, you have a wonderful view of downtown Paris.

An essential part of the French capital's cultural and historical heritage, the Notre Dame Cathedral is a magnet for pilgrims and tourists alike.

Nearest metro stations

Line M4: Saint-Michel/Notre-Dame or Cité stations and a 4-minute walk
Lines M1, M11: Hôtel de Ville station and a 6-minute walk
Line M10: Cluny La Sorbonne station and a 7-minute walk

4. Sacre Coeur Basilica & Montmartre

Towering majestically atop Montmartre, the city's highest point, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica is both an impressive religious and architectural landmark.

Construction of this Byzantine-Romanesque church began in 1875 as a sign of national repentance after the Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune and was completed in 1914. 

Sacré-Cœur, meaning Sacred Heart, is characterized by its stunning white façadeIt owes its radiant white tint to the special Château-Landon stone, which becomes whiter and whiter with the effects of rain. With this striking appearance, the basilica is an unmistakable element of the Parisian skyline. 

The basilica got its name because it is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This love is manifested in the chorus through a huge Christ mosaicThe great organ and the crypt, which is one of the largest in the world, are also impressive.

Visitors can climb the 270 steps to the dome for spectacular 360-degree views of Paris. The largest church bell in France and the eighth largest in the world hangs in the bell tower, weighing over 18 tons.

Montmartre is the district of Paris dedicated to Bohemian life, art, dreams and fairy tales. Even after more than 2 millennia, the highest part of the city resembles a small village, which is characterized by winding cobbled streets and rustic houses.  

Many Paris tourists come here because the former village has lost none of its old charm and has many attractions that you will also like.

  • By the way: The world-famous Moulin Rouge revue stage at Pigalle is located at the southern end of Montmartre. Check the best cabaret show ticket options, and buy your ticket in advance!

Nearest metro stations

Line M7: Anvers station and a 7-minute walk
Line M12: Abbesses or Lamarck-Caulaincourt stations and an 8-minute walk
Line M4: Château Rouge station and a 10-minute walk 

5. Orsay Museum

Orsay Museum in Paris in France

Opposite the Tuileries Gardens, on the south bank of the Seine, the Musée d'Orsay was originally built as a train station and opened as such in 1900. The Paris-Orléans railway line ended here. 

The handsome building was converted into a museum in 1986 and has since housed an unrivaled selection of paintings and sculptures showing the emergence of modern art between 1848 and 1914. The collection begins where the Louvre ends.  

The main genre is Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, but there are also works of Academism, Symbolism, and Primitivism. Visitors can admire masterpieces by artists such as Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse, Rodin and DegasAlongside the paintings and sculptures, there are also photographs, furniture and other art forms from the same period on display. 

With its light-filled central atrium and stunning glass hall, the building's architecture is as impressive as the art it houses. The Musée d'Orsay is a true gem and a must for any art lover visiting Paris. 

Nearest metro stations

Line 12: Solférino station and 4 minutes walk 

6. Palace of Versailles

A stunning 17th-century masterpiece, the Palace of Versailles was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. The estate is one of France's most recognizable landmarks and a testament to the absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.

Versailles Palace was built during the reign of the Sun King Louis XIVbuilt and served as a royal residence until the French Revolution. 

Inside the castle, visitors can explore a number of sumptuous rooms and drawing rooms, including the famous Hall of Mirrors, an impressive gallery of 357 mirrors reflecting the opposite windows. 

The château is an important historical site as it was here that the Peace of Paris was signed in 1783, the proclamation of the German Empire in 1871 and the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 which ended the First World War. 

The attached Garden of Versailles is equally impressive. Spread over 800 hectares, it is known for its geometric patterns of flower beds, spacious avenues, spectacular fountains and ornate statues.

The garden also houses the Grand Trianon, a smaller palace that served as the king's private retreat, and the Petit Trianon, which belonged to Marie Antoinette.

Nearest metro stations

Palace of Versailles is outside of Paris and is not connected to the metro network.
Versailles-Château-Rive Gauche is the train station closest to the château, about a 15-minute walk away. You can reach it with the RER line C, which departs from the Paris stations of St-Michel, Musée d'Orsay, Invalides, Pont de l'Alma and Champs de Mars-Tour Eiffel, among others. The journey takes 25 to 45 minutes, depending on which station you leave from.

7. Arc de Triomphe d'Etoile & Champs Elysees

The Arc de Triomphe d'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in the French capital. Napoleon Bonaparte had it built in Rome in 1806 in the style of the Arch of Titus to commemorate the victory of his army in Austerlitz against the allied armies of Austria and Russia. However, it took 30 years for the work to be completed in 1836.

At 50 meters high and 45 meters wide, the arch towers majestically over Place Charles de Gaulle, once called Place de l'Étoile, hence the name. Twelve major streets intersect at the square, arranged in a star shape. 

The walls of the Arc de Triomphe are carved with the names of over 500 French generals and great victories. Beneath the arch lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I, a permanent reminder of those who fell in the war.

From the roof of the arch, visitors have a breathtaking view of the Champs-Élysées and the surrounding area. 

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is perhaps the most famous street in the worldThe majestic avenue, 70 meters wide, stretches for almost two kilometres and connects the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe d'Étoile.

The name Champs-Élysées means "Elysian Fields" in English. According to Greek mythology, the souls of heroes and the righteous lived there after death. 

The Champs-Élysées are synonymous with style and eleganceLuxury boutiques, upscale restaurants and cafes as well as cinemas line the boulevard. No wonder the avenue is frequented by more than 300,000 people every day.

During the summer, the Elysian Fields are transformed into an outdoor event space with concerts, exhibitions, parades or sporting events finishing the famous Tour de France. In winter, it shines in a sea of lights and becomes the magical backdrop for the Christmas market and New Year's Eve celebrations. 

We recommend starting your stroll from the Arc de Triomphe and strolling along the left sidewalk to Place de Concorde. Soak up the atmosphere; it is a unique experience! 

Nearest metro stations

Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile and north-west start of the Champs-Élysées 
Lines M1, M2, M6: Charles de Gaulle-Étoile and 2 minutes' walk
Line M4: Station Kléber and 10 minutes' walk

8. Disneyland Paris

This famous attraction is definitely high on the list of things to do in Paris for kids, and possibly for adults too.

The most visited theme park in Europe is also one of the 10 most popular destinations for Parisians and tourists who stay there. 

The world-famous attraction on the outskirts of Paris consists of two theme parks, Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios®, which offer countless rides, shows, events and parades over an area of 2000 hectares.

Whether Disney characters, roller coasters or haunted houses, Disneyland® Paris makes both little princesses and adrenaline junkies happy.

The large Disney complex just outside the city also includes several resort hotels, shopping, dining and entertainment venues, as well as a golf course and recreational facilities.

Nearest metro stations

Palace of Versailles is outside of Paris and is not connected to the metro network.
Versailles-Château-Rive Gauche is the train station closest to the château, about a 15-minute walk away. You can reach it with the RER line C, which departs from the Paris stations of St-Michel, Musée d'Orsay, Invalides, Pont de l'Alma and Champs de Mars-Tour Eiffel, among others. The journey takes 25 to 45 minutes, depending on which station you leave from.

9. Seine Boat Tour

Notre Dame Cruise Seine in Paris in France

The Seine River Cruise is a great way to see Paris from a new perspective.

Whether it's a classic scenic cruise or a dinner cruise, the Seine River Cruise takes you past numerous sights while you relax on board and listen to the audio commentary. 

For many Paris travellers, especially for those who are here for the first time and for families with children, it is an absolute highlight.

The tour is particularly romantic in the evening when the City of Lights is illuminated in the most beautiful colours. 

  • Everything you need to know about the different river trips can be found in our article Seine boat tour.

10. Hop On Hop Off Bus

Among city travelers, one of the most popular ways to get to know a foreign city is the hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, where you can hop off at any stop during the tour and hop back on later at the same or any other stop.

In Paris, not only buses follow this principle, but also boats on the Seine. This offers you the opportunity to get to know the French capital from the comfort of your seat  on land and seaAnd whenever you want to experience a sight up close, just hop off and continue later.

Apart from the fact that this way you will see more of the city than if you were to walk, it is also an ideal opportunity to meet people from other countries and exchange knowledge about the city during the trips. 

11. Pantheon

The Panthéon is a former church converted into a mausoleum dedicated to great figures in French history. The Panthéon takes its name from the ancient Roman temple that paved the way for later domed structures.

King Louis XV had the church built in the 18th century and dedicated it to Saint Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris. After its completion in 1790, during the French Revolution, the Revolutionary Assembly decided to turn it into a secular monument commemorating the great figures of national history.

A stunning example of neoclassical architecture, the walls inside the Panthéon are adorned with beautiful 19th and 20th century frescoes depicting important events in French history Earth rotation demonstrated. 

The crypt beneath the Panthéon houses the tombs of some of France's most distinguished thinkers, writers and scientists, including Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Émile Zola and Marie Curie

Nearest metro stations

Lines M10: Cardinal Lemoine station and 5 minutes' walk
Line M7: Place Monge or Jussieu stations and 8 minutes' walk
Line M4: Saint-Michel/Notre-Dame station and 9 minutes' walk

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12. Pere Lachaise Cemetery 

Pere Lachaise is the most famous cemetery in the world. King Louis XIV had it laid out in 1804 and dedicated it to Père (father) François de la Chaise, his father confessor.

Because the cemetery was far from the city center, the concessions were too expensive, and the predominantly Catholic society felt disturbed by the secular regulations, few people were buried here at the time. 

In later years, the local government wanted to stimulate interest in the cemetery. They relocated two iconic names in literature, Moliere and Jean de la Fontaine, to the unloved spot. The plan worked! Soon the remains of the tragic lovers Eloise and Abelard were buried along with 33,000 other people. 

Later, personalities such as the poet Oscar Wilde, the singer Edith Piaf, the composer Frédéric Chopin or the Doors frontman Jim Morrison found their final resting place. The tombs vary from plain stone slabs to impressive mausoleums and monumental sculptures, and tell the story of more than two centuries.

With its tree-lined avenues, wild flower gardens and countless birds, the cemetery offers a tranquil, almost pastoral atmosphere in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city. At the Père Lachaise, take a fascinating journey through history and culture.

Nearest metro stations

Lines M2, M3: Père Lachaise station and 1 minute walk
Line M2: Philippe Auguste station and 3 minutes walk
Line M3: Gambetta station and 2 minutes walk
Line M9: Voltaire or Buzenval stations and 10 minutes walk

13. Moulin Rouge

Opened in 1889, the Moulin Rouge with its red windmill is not only one of the most famous landmarks in Paris, it is also considered the birthplace of the legendary can-can.

An extravagant cabaret show with unbelievable choreographies, breathtaking costumes and glamorous showgirls is presented every evening in an opulent theater hall. 

If you like, you can crown your stay in Paris with an unforgettable revue in perhaps the most famous variety of theaters in the world with champagne or an evening meal.

  • Everything you need to know about the Moulin Rouge and cabaret can be found in our article Cabaret in Paris.

Nearest metro stations

Line M2 Blanche station and 1 minute walk
Line M12 Pigalle station and 5 minutes walk
Line M13 Place de Clichy station and 5 minutes walk

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14. Sainte Chapelle & Conciergerie

The Sainte-Chapelle, on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and, along with the Conciergerie, one of the oldest surviving structures of the Royal Palace.

Built in the 13th century under King Louis IX. and completed in 1248, it originally served to house the sacred relics of the Passion of Christ, including the famous crown of thorns.

The chapel is particularly impressive for its fascinating stained glass windows, which depict more than 1,000 biblical scenes from the Old and New Testaments. When the sun's rays hit the colorful windows, the interior is bathed in a magical light.

Although relatively small, the Sainte-Chapelle leaves a deep impression on its visitors. Its sheer  beauty and historical importance make it an essential stop for any visitor to Paris.

The Conciergerie, right next to the Sainte-Chapelle, is a significant site of French history and offers a deep insight into it.

It was part of the royal palace known as the Palais de la Cité before being converted into a prison during the time of the French Revolution, where ironically political prisoners such as royalty, including Marie Antoinette, were held before being sent to the guillotine were led. Today you can visit the Queen's former prison cell.

The Conciergerie also boasts remarkable Gothic architectureThe Hall of the Guards, one of the oldest surviving halls in Europe, is particularly impressive.

The clock tower on the northeast side of the building is worth seeingThe clock, installed in 1370, is one of the oldest public clocks in France and is an important example of medieval craftsmanship, testament to the technical skill and creativity of its creators. 

Nearest metro stations

Line M4: Cité station and 2 minutes' walk each
Lines M1, M7, M11, M14: Châtelet station and 5 or 7 minutes' walk
Line M10: Cluny La Sorbonne station and 8 or 10 minutes' walk

15. Catacombs of Paris

This attraction takes you to the subterranean depths of the cityThe Catacombs of Paris in the Montparnasse district have been open to the public since 1874.

They house the bones of around 6 million people, who were excavated from Paris cemeteries at the end of the 18th century due to a lack of space and artfully laid out in the tunnel of a former stone work.

A tour of the approximately two-kilometer accessible section of the catacombs allows you to see this extraordinary arrangement of skulls and bones and gain a unique, and perhaps slightly macabre, glimpse into the history of Paris.

Nearest metro stations

Lines M4, M6: Denfert Rochereau station and 2 minutes walk

16. Garnier Opera

Also known as the Palais Garnier, the Opéra Garnier was inaugurated in 1875 and is best known for its Beaux-Arts architectureBuilt by the architect Charles Garnier, the opera house can accommodate more than 1,900 guests, who can attend mainly  classical opera and ballet performances.

On this occasion, visitors can also admire the magnificent interior of the Opéra Garnier, which impresses with its imposing staircase, rich gold decorations and the ceiling painting by Marc Chagall in the opera hall.

The fact that the Opéra Garnier, declared a historic monument in 1923, was the inspiration for the famous novel The Phantom of the Opera makes it all the more worth seeing.

You can visit the opera house all year round, just make sure you are in your smartest outfit. 

Nearest metro stations

Lines M3, M7, M8 Opéra station and 3 minutes walk

17. Hotel des Invalides

The Hôtel des Invalides, commonly known as Les Invalides, is an impressive complex built in the 17th century by order of King Louis XIV.

Originally it served as a home and hospital for aging and injured military veteransa remarkable act of caring at a time when such facilities were rare.

Today, Les Invalides houses several museums and monuments related to France's military history. The Musée de l'Armée is one of the most important military museums in the world and houses one of the world's largest collections of military history.

You can also admire historical weapons and armor of war at the Musée des Plans-Reliefs and the Musée de l'Ordre de la Liberation.

Since 1840, Napoleon Bonaparte's remains have been kept in a red porphyry sarcophagus in the Dôme des Invalides, an impressive church topped by a golden dome and visible from afar.

The magnificent architecture and rich history make Les Invalides a very interesting destination of a Paris tour.

Nearest metro stations

Lines M1, M8, M12: Concorde station and 3 minutes walk

18. Le Manoir de Paris

A nerve-wracking horror spectacle awaits you in a listed building in Paris' 10th arrondissement

The chamber of horrors, which opened in 2011, stages Parisian legends such as "Phantom of the Opera" or "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame" in an interactive performance with costumed actors who provide chilling moments. 

A small-group walking tour takes you through the rooms of the haunted house, where the city's dark past and chilling myths are brought to life. 

Goosebumps and entertainment at the highest level are guaranteed!

Nearest metro stations

Line M4 Gare d'Est or Château d'Eau stations and a 5-minute walk
Line M7 Poissonnière station and a 7-minute walk
Lines M8, M9 Bonne Nouvelle station and a 12-minute walk

19. Tour Montparnasse

Tour Montparnasse in Paris in France

The Tour Montparnasse is a skyscraper in the district of the same name. It is   the  second highest vantage point in the city after the Eiffel Tower and offers one of the best panoramic views of Paris. You can visit the panoramic floor on the 56th floor at 194 meters and the roof terrace of the skyscraper 16 meters higher.

Or you can round off a beautiful day in Paris with a dinner in the panorama restaurant Le Ciel de Paris, also on the 56th floor, and enjoy the wonderful view alongside the delicious dishes, preferably just before sunset.

Nearest metro stations

Lines M4, M6, M12, M13: Montparnasse Hall station 1-2 and 4 minutes walk

20. Jardin des Plantes

Visit of Jardin des Plantes, the Botanical Garden of Paris

The Jardin des Plantes, the oldest botanical garden in Paris, stretches over 28 hectares and is a paradise for nature lovers and science buffs. Originally founded in 1626 as a royal medicinal herb garden, it has grown into an extensive collection of botanical species and a major research centre.

The "Garden of Plants" is home to several specialized gardens, including the Rose Garden, the Alpine Garden, and the remarkable Greenhouse, which displays an impressive collection of exotic plants from around the world. It also houses the  Natural History Museum, which is divided into several galleries for evolution, paleontology, botany, mineralogy, and geology.

Another highlight of the garden is the Ménagerie, the oldest active zoological garden in the world, which is home to a variety of animals including red pandas, orangutans and snow leopards. A refreshing urban retreat, the Jardin des Plantes is a fascinating center for scientific discovery.

Admission to the botanical garden and its facilities is free.

Nearest metro stations

The Jardin des Plantes has several entrances.

Main entrance Rue Cuvier 47, 57  
Lines M7, M10: Jussieu station and 5 minutes walk

Entrances at 36, 38, 40 rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire
Line M7: Stations Place Monge or Censier-Daubenton and 4 to 6 minutes walk

Entrances at 2, 8, 10, 18 rue Buffon and Place Valhubert
M5 line: Quai de La Rapée and 5 to 8 minutes' walk
M7 line: Censier-Daubenton station and 8 to 10 minutes' walk

21. Parc Asterix

Located about 35 kilometers north of Paris, Parc Astérix has been delighting fans of the comic heroes Asterix and Obelix since 1989, created by French author René Goscinny and illustrator Albert Uderzo. 

The theme park offers a variety of attractions geared towards both the younger visitors and those seeking thrills. It is divided into six themed areas based on different historical cultures and locations including Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, the Vikings and of course the Gallic village of Asterix and Obelix.

Reflecting the playful nature of the comic books, the humorous and lively main attractions include thrilling roller coasters, water slides, carousels, live shows and interactive experiencesHighlights include one of the fastest wooden roller coasters in the world, the Hinkelstein water ride, and dolphins and sea lions. 

Are you looking for a unique theme park experience on a sunny day? Then the Parc Astérix is an absolute must, especially if you have children with you...

Nearest metro stations

Parc Astérix is not connected to the metro network. From Paris you have two cheap ways to get there. 

  • The shuttle buses from FlixBus or BlaBlaCar go directly to the amusement park and back from the Paris Bercy Seine bus terminal. A ride takes about 70 minutes. The bus terminal can be reached by metro M6 to Quai de La Gare and 9 minutes' walk or by metro M14 and 13 minutes' walk.
  • You can take the RER B train, for example, from Saint-Michel/Notre-Dame, Châtelet-Les Halles or Gare du Nord to the final station Charles de Gaulle Airport and take the park's own shuttle bus from there. The total travel time without changing trains is 65 to 75 minutes, depending on how you board at the stations mentioned above.

22. Aquarium de Paris - Cineaqua

The Aquarium de Paris, also known as Cinéaqua, is a spectacular underwater experience in the Trocadéro Gardens across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower and features a variety of marine life including more than 10,000 fish and invertebrates from around the world.

The aquarium extends over two levels over 3,500 square meters and includes a total of 43 tanks that represent the different ecosystems of the sea.

The main attractions include the tank with an impressive variety of shark species, as well as the touch tank, where visitors have the opportunity to touch rays and other sea creatures.

But Cinéaqua is not just an aquarium. It also houses two cinema halls that  show underwater-themed films.

Nearest metro stations

Line M9: Trocadéro or Iéna stations and a 5-minute walk
Line M6: Trocadéro station and a 5-minute walk

23. Atelier des Lumieres

Guide to Atelier des Lumières in Paris (Editorial)

The Atelier des Lumières, in English Atelier des Lichts, can not only come up with a  completely new look at art itself, but also with a very special kind of experience. 

Housed in a former foundry in the 11th arrondissement, it presents   masterpieces by different artists through larger than life and imposing video and light projections, most recently Van Gogh and Gustav Klimt. 

The spectacular spectacle, which allows visitors to immerse themselves in the works of art, attracts up to half a million people every year.

Nearest metro stations

Line M3 station Rue Saint-Maur and 5 minutes walk
Line M9 stations Voltaire or Saint-Ambroise and 7 minutes walk
Line M2 station Père Lachaise and 8 minutes walk
Line M5 station Richard Lenoir and 10 minutes walk

24. Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse in Paris in France (Editorial)

In the heart of Paris lies the famous Cabaret Crazy Horse, a glittering icon of Parisian nightlife that has been delighting the city with its unique and artistic performances since 1951.

Known for its avant-garde and sensual shows, Crazy Horse places female beauty and grace at the center of its performances. Each show is a perfect composition of light, music and dance that creates a cozy and emotional atmosphere.

The club's interior is luxurious and intimate, which allows the audience to immerse themselves in the magic and elegance of the performances. Innovative lighting effects and projections are  used to stage the dancers in a spectacular way. 

  • Read more about the French capital's revue houses in our article Cabaret in Paris.

Nearest metro stations

Line M9: Alma-Marceau station and a 2-minute walk
Line M1: George V station and a 10-minute walk

25. Grevin Museum

The Grevin wax museum in Paris in France

It's raining and you're looking for a place where you can still have a good time, with or without children? It doesn't always have to be Madame Tussauds!

Opened in 1882, the Musée Grevin in the heart of Paris is a wax museum where you can admire over 450 faithful wax figures of famous people, including French celebrities such as Napoleon, Edith Piaf, Joan of Arc and Emmanuel Macron, but also international stars such as Michael Jackson , Messi, Al Pacino, Queen Elizabeth and many more. 

One of the main attractions of the museum is the impressive light and music showIt is a visual and audio journey through the history of entertainment, from early cinema to modern technology.

Nearest metro stations

Lines M8, M9: Grands Boulevards station and 1 minute walk
Line M3: Bourse station and 5 minutes walk
Line M7: Le Peletier station and 7 minutes walk
Line M12: Notre-Dame-de-Lorette station and 10 minutes walk