There is an overwhelming list of things to do in Paris and wading through all of the museums, landmarks, and attractions can be a daunting task. Luckily, Paris Travel Companion is here to be your guide and recommend some of the best things to do in Paris. We have visited and seen first hand what Paris has to offer and now are sharing with you the must-see museums and landmarks. Stop wasting your time sifting through the endless information and let us help you spend more time sightseeing. Whether it’s the Military Museum at Les Invalides or a bike ride through Monet’s Garden, Paris offers plenty of things to do for any person and any personality.
Perhaps the most well-known museum in Paris, features over 35,000 pieces of artwork including the Mona Lisa. Use one of the 2 hidden entrances on either side of the Arc de Triomphe de Carrousel across the street instead of waiting at the Pyramid. If you don’t have a Paris Pass this will save you an hour or more on a nice day.
Rising 1,063′ (324 m) above the ground stands the iconic Eiffel Tower, visit Trocadéro to see a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, and Military School. When you visit the Eiffel Tower you will have 2 choices. It’s recommended that you choose to take the stairs instead of the elevator. If you take the stairs you not only get a free workout, it will also save you about an hour waiting in the elevator line.
Located in the old Gare d’Orsay, this museum houses the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artwork including artists such as Monet and Van Gogh. You can walk out on a nice day to the roof up on the top floor. They have refreshments available for purchase and it offers a great view of Sacre-Coeur and The Louvre Museum. Also please not that Musee d’Orsay does not allow cameras and you must check your backpacks.