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10 Unique things to do in Paris

10 Unique Things To Do in Paris

If you are tired of doing the same old thing when you are in Paris, here is a list for you. We have compiled a list of 10 things to do in Paris that are not the everyday google responses!

10 Unique things to do in Paris

1. Parks

Buttes-Chaumont is one of the most beautiful and largest parks in Paris. With a lake and waterfalls, it is a wonderful place to explore and to escape the city. The park is located on a high hill which will be fun for the adventurer in you to walk and hike and find the hidden treasures of the park. Sit by the little lake and watch as the ducklings swim to the waterfall for the first time. Another park that is often overlooked is the Bois Boulogne, also a beautiful park located in Paris with open land and a beautiful lake. Take a picnic to relax and spend the afternoon rowing a boat through the park to witness the natural beauty that is preserved in the large city. Walk or ride the trails of the forest to become one with nature.

2. Tour Montparnasse

Most tourists coming to Paris are dead set on climbing the Eiffel Tower to get an amazing view of Paris. But what is an amazing view of Paris if you cannot see the Eiffel Tower in it? That is why I recommend going to the Tour Montparnasse. This skyscraper is the tallest building in Paris. The viewing deck is easier to get tickets to than the Eiffel Tower, and you get to see the beauty of the city with the Eiffel Tower still in the scenery which makes it all the better. Tour Montparnasse also has a restaurant similarly to the Eiffel Tower that also has an amazing panoramic view and amazing food.

3. Rent a private boat for dinner

A Seine dinner cruise is always a great option for a romantic evening in Paris; however, renting a private boat for dinner gives you more privacy and freedom. This boat ride will be able to bring you through the city as you marvel at the beauty of the buildings and monuments as the sun begins to set. I can’t think of a better atmosphere to eat dinner in Paris. However, this option is definitely targeted to those who are not afraid to spend a pretty penny on a luxurious activity.

4. Le Marais

Le Marais is a very fashionable district in Paris and not as commonly known as the Latin Quarter by tourists. The streets are full of restaurants, bars, and cute boutiques. This lively neighborhood cannot be missed when you are visiting Paris. Go in the afternoon and join the Parisians as they sit down for their after-work drink. You will love the atmosphere and never want to leave.

10 Unique things to do in Paris

5. Literature Tour

Walk off the beaten path with your guided tour about the literary landmarks that fill the city. You will stroll along the streets that were once walked by philosophers and see through the eyes of history’s literary geniuses the Paris that once was their inspiration. Let your guide bring you back in time to revisit the frequented cafes of Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald or stumble upon the breeding grounds of Voltaire and Benjamin Franklin’s greatest philosophies. This tour is especially special for all book-lovers but is enjoyable for people of all interests and a great way to see Paris.

6. Ateliers des Lumières

Ateliers des Lumières is one of our favorite art museum of all time. It is not a traditional art museum as the exhibition projects different paintings over the walls throughout a large room. The art work is paired with music that compliments the feeling of the painting. It is a really enjoyable experience and the exhibition changes often so it is never the same visit twice. We would definitely recommend going here!

7. Fontainebleau or Giverny

When most people come to Paris, they immediately think of going to Versailles for a day trip. Versailles is absolutely beautiful, so we do not blame them whatsoever; however, if you have already been there or you rather do something a little different, Giverny or Fontainebleau are two great options for you. Personally, Giverny is one of our favorite places. The gardens of Monet are absolutely beautiful and the small village around his house is charming for a nice afternoon stroll. Fontainebleau is also a great option, especially if you were looking forward to seeing a luxurious palace, way less crowded than Versailles!

8. See a movie in French

Seeing a movie in French is a great option for you to immerse yourself further into French and Parisian culture and it is not generally an activity people think about doing during their vacations. Several theaters in the area have special events where you can see a popular French film with English subtitles. There are sometimes even discussions before or after the movie where you may have the chance to meet someone new to learn more about their culture. This could be a great learning experience and a fun way to learn more about the city.

9. Perfume Creation

Perfume is a luxury item that has been associated with high class society and fashion for ages. Here in Paris you can discover your personal fragrance by creating your own perfume. Learn about the creating process by completing it yourself. With your expert teacher, you will learn how to design a signature scent by using a variety of ingredients and subtle techniques to compose your own tailored fragrance. Not many know about this kind of workshop, but it is always a fun time for all who take part in it.

10 Unique things to do in Paris


10. Louis Vuitton Foundation

When tourists are coming to Paris, they mainly look to visit the history and art museums. But in the fashion capital of the world, a lot of the fashion museums are overlooked by most people coming to Paris. That being said, so you don’t miss out on such an amazing experience of admiring Parisian couture, the Louis Vuitton Foundation is the perfect place to go if you have an interest in fashion. The collection is a combination of works both by Louis Vuitton himself as well as Bernard Arnaut. Not only does the foundation showcase the amazing design that have made the Louis Vuitton brand throughout the years, but the museum is also home to many modern pieces of art that make this a wonderful activity for your Parisian vacation.

Things to do near the eiffel tower

Things To Do Near the Eiffel tower

Finding things to do in Paris is easy since it is filled with culture and history. However, since the city is so large, it may feel like you have to travel thirty minutes to get from one place to another. That is why it is important to know which monuments and buildings are near each other, so you can be as efficient as possible while making your vacation itinerary. Here is a list of things to do near the Eiffel Tower for your day in the South-West part of Paris.

Things to do near the eiffel tower

Les Invalides

Just a few blocks away from the Eiffel Tower is Les Invalides. This complex array of buildings houses the museum of France’s Army, a Cathedral, the museum of the military’s history, and much more. Les Invalides has served many purposes throughout the years. In its earlier years, it served as a hospital and a home for veterans. Today, it mainly serves as the museum of war. Learn about Frances complicated past not only with outside countries but with its own people. You can even see the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte here. You can decide if he was really as short as history has deemed him to be.

Things to do near the eiffel tower

Musée Rodin

Not far from Les Invalides is the museum that holds famous artwork of Auguste Rodin. Here you can explore the home of famous Parisian artist and wander through his beautiful garden. He is known for being one of the most brilliant sculptors and as you roam through the maintained grounds as you will be able to look upon his well-known sculptures including “The Thinker” and “The Kiss”. Not only will you be amazed by the detailed works of art, your time walking though the garden is also a worthy sight of its own.




The Paris Catacombs is a site where more than six million remains are held underground in a massive cemetery. After a major plague that affected the city, bodies were moved to these catacombs which are a connected to the Roman catacombs. The catacombs is a maze of different passages that weave in and out of one another underneath the feet of the bustling Parisian life.  Upon seeing the rows and rows of hand placed skeletons, you will begin to imagine the history and personalities of all the remains that you encounter.


Things to do near the eiffel tower

Modern Art Museum

Palais de Tokyo is also just a short distance from the Eiffel Tower. At most, a ten-minute walk. Palais de Tokyo is one of Parisians many art museums. This beautifully built building is home to a large collection of modern and contemporary art. The exhibitions are truly fascinating and at nighttime the bar located in the museum is very lively and fun. This is both an remarkable place to check out during the day-time for the intellectual contribution to society as well as at nighttime when the mood shifts to a vibrant and exciting atmosphere.

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Enjoy a City View on a Rooftop in Paris

A charming city view on the Eiffel Tower, a cocktail in your hand and a loved one by your side, who would not be pleased? Rooftops are the ideal place to take a rest during your holidays. But you’re sure where to go? ParisByM will help you to choose a rooftop in Paris, to see the city of light in all its glory!


Galeries Lafayette

During your shopping session, take a break on the Galeries Lafayette’s rooftop and rest on one of the comfy chairs located on the 7th floor of La Coupole. You will be able to appreciate a great view over Paris from this rooftop, while enjoying a drink in the Cube Bar.
For more information, click here.
21 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

Rooftop Paris

Rooftop Galeries Lafayette


The Rooftop of the Montparnasse Tour

Visit the rooftop of Paris’ highest skyscraper, the Montparnasse Tour: a dynamic place where many activities happen, like meditation classes or trampoline sessions. With a view of 360° from a height of 210 meters, it is surely one of the most breathtaking views from a rooftop in Paris. You will be able to see all the most famous monuments of the capital.
For more information, click here.
33 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris


The Rooftop of the Grande Arche

In the business district of Paris, La Défense, the rooftop of the Grande Arche offers you 1 000m2 of open air areas with a garden. Admire all the Parisians monuments while walking along the promenade deck. Different activities are offered, like an outdoors cinema or an ice-skating ring in winter. In addition, photo-journalism exhibitions are often displayed. 
For more information, click here.
1 Parvis de la Défense, 92800 La Défense

Rooftop in Paris

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Le Perchoir Marais

Chill at Le Perchoir Marais: drink cocktails and eat tapas at the hottest rooftop in Paris. Located in the Marais district, it is “the place to be” for Parisians and tourists alike. Transformed during winter in a cosy and warm style, you can enjoy a drink throughout the year
For more information, click here.
33 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris


43 Up on the Roof

Take a rest on the top of the Holiday Inn hotel : on the menu, delicatessen, wine and cocktails. Surrounded by palm trees and nature, discover Notre Dame de Paris cathedrale and the city from a different perspective. The idyllic setting will take you to cloud 9! 
For more information, click here.
4 Rue Danton, 75006 Paris

Rooftop in Paris

43 Up on the Roof


Lounge Bar View Rooftop

If you want a calm and casual place, far from touristic areas, this is the rooftop you need to go to. Simply furnished, you will feel at home, but with the addition of a gorgeous view, French specialities to taste and affordable cocktails as a bonus. 
For more information, click here.
257 Rue de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris


Hotel Raphael

Enjoy delicious dishes one of the most charming rooftops in Paris, just around the corner of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. The enchanting hanging garden in a luxury rooftop, combined with an exceptional service, look totally like heaven! 
For more information, click here.
17 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris

Rooftop in Paris

@Hotel Raphael


Café de l’Homme

Not a real rooftoop, but located on a hill and therefore overlooking Paris, this elegant place will allow you to eat dishes and drink cocktails in a very French-style decor. The chef mixes French local products and flavors from all over the world, creating incredibly tasting gourmet meals, and this in addition to the stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. 
For more information, click here.
17 Place du Trocadéro, 75116 Paris


The Molitor’s Rooftop

From this flowery summer rooftop, you can have a gorgeous view over most of Paris landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, and over the famous Molitor’s swimming pool, renovated a few years ago only. In this colorful place, you will find a Clarins’ spa and numerous activities. Open from May to September.
For more information, click here.
6 Avenue de la Porte Molitor, 75016 Paris

Rooftop in Paris



The Terrass

On the 7th level of the Terrass’Hotel, close to the Sacré-Cœur basilica, you will find a restaurant and a bar with large bay windows, and a green terrace with a romantic atmosphere. The view on Paris completes this ideal place to share a sweet moment with your loved one. 
For more information, click here.
12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris

Rooftop in Paris

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Art Galleries in Paris

Art Galleries in Paris : The Ultimate Guide

Notice to all lovers of art, Paris will make you fall in love!

Not only is Paris the city of love or the city of fashion, but it is also a cultural place, where plenty of artists are based. Whether in the Marais, Saint Germain des Prés or in the 13th district of Paris, there is no shortage of art galleries in Paris. Intrigued visitor or art expert alike, you will definitely find a treasure. To not be overwhelmed by all of these art galleries in Paris, ParisByM has made a selection for you.

Here are our selection of the most influential art galleries in Paris by district…



There is no need to introduce the district of the Marais where artists are present on every street corner. It is the most abundant district of art galleries in Paris, a must-go place for an art lover.


Galerie Art : Concept

Founded by Olivier Antoine, this gallery moved from the 13th district of Paris in 2010. With a prominent role on the international scene, its program includes contemporary art from artists as Michel Blazy, specialist of the organic or Roman Signer, who is known for his humorous work.

4, passage Sainte-Avoye
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 11h-19h
Website :

Art Galleries in Paris

Galerie Art : Concept


Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger

Founded in 1925 by Jeanne Bucher, this art gallery celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2015. She revealed many artists including some precursors of modern art who are now historic like Giacometti, Mondrian or Masson. The art gallery also promotes contemporary artist like Jiechang Yang, Paul Wallach or Michel Branco. It also owns another gallery in Paris, located in Saint Germain, as well as one in Lisbon.

5-7, rue de Saintonge
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 10h-19h
Website :


Galerie Perrotin

Renowned globally, the iconic art gallery of Emmanuel Perrotin has been in operation since 1989. Among his 8 galleries, some are based in New York and in Asia (Seoul, Hong Kong and Tokyo).
The total surface area of Perrotin’s art galleries in Paris amounts to 2 300 m2. Some 50 artists are displayed there, including Asian artists, thereby demonstrating Perrotin’s interest for Asian art. In particular, you will find artworks from Takashi Murakami.

76, rue de Turenne
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 11h-19h
Website :

Art Gallery

Galerie Perrotin


Galerie Almine Rech

Specialized in conceptual art and minimal art, the gallery shows contemporary art through all types of art from sculpture to photography. It is distinguished by strong individualities. For instance, Jeff Koons or Jannis Kounellis are on display.

64, rue de Turenne
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 11h-19h
Website :


Saint Germain des Prés

The Quartier Latin can boast, some of the most important art galleries in Paris can be found here! Located in the heart of the 6th district of Paris, you would not be wrong to walk around the neighborhood!


Galerie de l’Europe

This international gallery is separated in two parts, with a space dedicated for photography and a space for painting expositions, with an interest for figurative art. It promotes young artists of contemporary art such as Alain Pontecorvo or Yan Marczewski by organizing personal and collective exhibitions since its opening in 1997.

55, rue de Seine
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 10h30-13h, 14h-19h
Website :


Galerie Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois

Thanks to the duality between contemporary and new realism, the gallery has gained a lot of attention since its creation in 1990. Gilles Barbier and Vincent Lamouroux, one of the artists behind the exhibition “Constellation”, are the cutting-edge artists of the gallery.

33-36, rue de Seine
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 10h30-13h, 14h-19h30
Website :


Galerie Loevenbruck

Opened in 2001, the 130m2 are used to promote contemporary art from pop art to art installations. Not only does the gallery highlight rising French artists but as well international artist like the Irish Blaise Drummon. Their key artists are Philippe Mayaux and Bruno Peinado.

6, rue Jacques Callot
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 11h-19h
Website :



The youngest district of art galleries in Paris, Belleville, is full of promising artists. The contemporary art that is exposed, reflects the dynamism and the blazing passion of the district artists’ youth. Here is the most famous one…


Galerie Air de Paris

Exhibiting since 1990 engaged art, Air de Paris remained true to the young image of the district by breaking the codes. The virulent image boosted the dynamism of French art. You will find displayed the artwork of Enrique Metinides, Bruno Serralongue, or Shimabuku.

32, rue Louise Weiss
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 11h-19h
Website :




Galerie Arludik

The first gallery exposing artwork from pop-culture universe, comics, or even videogames. It has been exposing entertainement contemporary art since 2004. Some of their represented artists are Mr Garcin or Scott Campbell.

12-14, rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 14h-19h
Website :


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Discover the markets of Paris

Paris is known for being the capital of fashion and shopping is one of the things you should not miss while you’re here. But don’t forget that there is more than shops and malls. Have you ever thought about shopping on one the beautiful markets. You will certainly find what you’re looking for! Let’s discover our selection of market places in Paris.

Book market

Market places

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There is only one book market in Paris. Obviously, this is a place to go for lovers of old books since you will find a great deal of ancient and second-hand books.

  • Opening: All the year on Saturdays & Sundays from 9 AM to 6 PM.
  • Location: 8th district of Paris, metro stop Porte de Vanves metro station (line 14).

Stamp markets

In contrast to the urban legend, stamps are not in voice of disappear! People still collection them. Paris offers one stamp market for lovers of stamps.

  • Opening: All the year on Thursdays from 9 AM to 7.30 PM.
  • Location: 8th district of Paris, metro stop Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau metro station (lines 1 and 13).

Food markets

Food markets are an important part of French lifestyle since you can find the freshest food there. Basicly, you can find local food markets in every part of town but some of them are still special. Click here to learn more about the food markets of Paris such as Raspail or le Marché des Enfants Rouges.

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Flower market: Marché aux Fleurs – Reine Elizabeth II

Market places

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Created in 1808,  this flower market is the oldest flower market of Paris with a huge selection of seasonal and exotic flowers and plants. Its original name is Marché aux Fleurs, meaning Flower Market. In 2014, Queen Elizabeth II visited France for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Therefore, the market was renamed.

  • Opening:  Every day from 8 AM to 7.00 PM except on Sundays.
  • Location: 4th district of Paris, metro stop Cité metro station (line 4).

Flea markets

Flea markets are the perfect occasion for those who are looking for second-handed and vintage things like clothes, books, furniture or other things.

The Saint-Ouen

Paris markets

The Dauphine market one of the 14 markets in the Saint-Ouen fleamarket – Credit: Wikipedia

The Saint-Ouen flea market is one of the largest flea markets in the world. Spreading over 7 hectares, it is known for the huge amount of rare antiquities.

  • Opening: Mondays, Sundays and Saturday from 9 AM to 7.30 PM.
  • Location: 18th district of Paris, metro stop Porte de Clignancourt (Line 4) metro stations.

Porte de Vanves

The Porte de Vanves flea market is not the biggest one but its medium size allows vendors to exhibit an important amount of antique items. Moreover, you will be able to enjoy advice of professional antiques sellers.

Paris markets

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  • Opening: On weekends from 9 AM to 7.30 PM.
  • Location: 14th district of Paris, metro stop Porte de Vanves (Line 13) or Porte de Clignancourt (Line 4)

Note if you want to avoid the crowd, the morning is the best moment for you to go there (between 9 AM and 10 AM).


This market, which exists since 1860, has kept its traditional aspect. That means that most of the goods that are displayed there are ancient. So, it will be the perfect place if you are looking for retro and vintage stuff. Take note that this is not a very touristy place. Thus it enables you to discover a calm and authentic market.

Market places

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  • Opening: On Mondays until Saturdays from 7 AM to 7.30 PM.
  • Location: 20th district of Paris, metro stop Porte de Montreuil metro station (Line 9).

If you want further information about Paris markets Click here (French)

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Paris Segway Tours

Paris Segway Tours

Paris, while it can feel surprisingly small at times, can be quite difficult to traverse on foot. Long walks can leave you feeling tired and drained… making you too exhausted to truly enjoy the entirety of your day… Looking for an easier way to get around Paris!? Well look no further. A Segway tour will make exploring the city of lights a breeze.

Paris Segway Tours

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The ParisByM team recently took the liberty of trying one of Paris’s segway tours for ourselves. We can truly tell you that we had an absolutely terrific time. Imagine being able to see all of Paris’s main monuments and attractions in the span of a mere few hours. Not only that… but you won’t break a sweat.

Riding a segway is one of those things that might make you feel a little bit like a silly tourist… but the fact of the matter is everyone should feel jealous of you. Not only can you go insanely quick on one of these beauties. But the simple mechanics of a segway will make you feel a little bit like a super hero flying around town.

How does a segway work?

A segway is simply a machine that is designed to keep itself balanced up right. The built in gyroscope ensures that you will not fall over when riding and allows you to control the direction of your movement simply by leaning your body in the direction you would like to go. The further forwards you lean your body… the faster you will go. The more backwards you lean the faster you will break or go in reverse. It’s really that easy! After a few moments practice with your tour guid you will be a Paris segway tours expert. Your guide will ensure that you are up to speed on all important safety information. Follow his instructions and you will have no problems!

Paris Segway Tours

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What’s to be seen

Paris segway tours will take you past many different iconic landmarks such as l’Hôtel des Invalides, the Louvre and even the Eiffel Tower! Your tour guide will explain the history of everything that your eyes alight upon ensuring that you are saturated in all of the culture found here in Paris. Segway tours are relatively inexpensive and depending how long you want your tour to be can go for around approximately 70 euros.

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School Trips

Palais de la Découverte

The Palais de la Découverte is a science museum dedicated to educational activities and experiments, reason why it is a popular attraction for many school trips to Paris.

School trips


Located in the west side of the Grand Palais, 8th arrondissement, it was built in 1937, while in 2010 it was combined with the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie to form the Universcience institution. Today it hosts both permanent and temporary exhibitions and it is open from Tuesday to Sunday. In this museum, you will assist to interactive experiments of mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology and biology, all explained by scientists.
Experiments are carried out in specific and equipped rooms. Here are some of the activities organized by the museum.
Planetarium: in this cupola, there is reproduction of the skies and its stars. Here, you will also be able to observe visible galactic and extra-galactic elements in space.
Chemistry Room: it is composed of different sections, where you will experience wonderful chemical phenomena and understand better the composition of the world.

School Trips

Earth Science Room: here you will learn everything about climate change, volcanos, earthquakes, tsunamis, but also about spieces evolution.
Mathematics Room: in this section you will definitely enjoy maths, solving problems and playing games with experts.
Physics Room: you will assist to experiments in different rooms related to electromagnetism, nuclear physics, fluids etc..
Life Sciences Room: it is an area dedicated to the analysis of communication between animals and the composition of the human body.
Eureka Room: it contains recreational acivities dealing with visual and tactile illusions, memory tests and physic experiences.
Digital and IT Room: here experts hold conferences and workshops about technology.

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Nightlife in Paris

Paris is also called the City of Lights – and not without reason! As a city that never sleeps, there are inviting nightlife offers to be found throughout the week. Here is a short overview of things to do at night during your visit in Paris.

Nightlife Venues in Paris

Many Parisians love to hang out on the river banks of the River Seine, enjoying some wine or having a picnic. But if you prefer something out on the town, you can find all sorts of nightlife venues all over the metropole. Restaurants, various kinds of bars and pubs, clubs, cinemas, theaters… Paris has a lot to offer!

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Certainly, everybody has already heard of the Moulin Rouge. But have you heard of the other cabarets such as the Lido or The Crazy Horse? Are you ready for a glamourous night out – full of sensuality and elegance?


nightlife in paris, discothequeCabaret is not the only type of nightlife in Paris. There are a lot of well-known and rather posh clubs in Paris such as the Palais Maillot, which is known for its legendary after-work parties. Especially in summer, we recommend enjoying your night in Paris in one of the marvelous rooftop bars like at Hotel Raphael in the 16th arrondissement. You can choose a club or restaurant with a terrace as well – Wanderlust, Nuba or La Bellevilloise, to name a few.

Why not spend a night on a boat on the River Seine? For example, The Flow combines a restaurant, bar and club all opening at midnight. While this might not be the cheapest venue in Paris, it is certainly worth a visit.


If you are interested in Latin dancing, the river banks of the Seine are the place to go! You can find salsa events taking place at Tino Rossi Garden, a park on the river bank near Notre Dame Cathedral. For colder days, you can also enjoy Latin music in some clubs like L’International (5th arrondissement).


Popular Districts

Do you prefer to discover nightlife in Paris on your own? Here are some neighborhoods that you should check out.

Certainly, there are popular nightlife venues all over the city, but each neighborhood has its own specific style. St.-Germain-des-Prés and St.-Michel are known for their jazz clubs, whereas posh and very trendy clubs like L’Arc or the Matignon find themselves around avenue Champs-Élysées.nightlife in paris, bars

Since it has always been a lively students’ district, the Latin Quarter has a lot of restaurants and bars to offer – for those with a medium or low budget, too. Le Marais is also worth a try as this neighborhood is enthralling with its many charming bars.

Don’t underestimate the east of Paris! The 20th arrondissement – Belleville & Ménilmontant – as well as Oberkampf, Bastille and Canal-St.-Martin offer plenty of fashionable bars and clubs for young people such as the Comptoir Général or the Favela Chic.

nightlife in paris, night busHow to get Home

Before going out, please take note that the metros stop running from 01:00 to 05:00. There are several options of getting back home. Besides calling a taxi, you can use the night busses (Noctiliens). They run from 00:30 to 05:30. Please research the night bus service of the local transport company RATP beforehand. If you haven’t had too much to drink, you can rent a bicycle at a Velib’ station.

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Here is some advice which could help you checking out the nightlife in Paris.

In some of the clubs, especially the trendy ones, you should make a reservation beforehand. You might be refused if you don’t. So just call in advance and make sure you won’t find yourself in front of closed doors.

Would you rather spend your night in a pub or a bar but you don’t want to spend too much money? No problem! A great number of them offer happy hour, take advantage!


The center of Paris is a rather safe place since there are always people in the streets and on the subways, day and night. But, don’t forget that this Paris is still a big city! As usual, you should always avoid going out alone at night. If possible, take at least one or two friends with you. Keep an eye on each other and on your belongings. Always avoid suspicious people and walk on the well-light side of the street to stay on the safe side.

Stay safe while joining the fun!


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Best 9 areas to stay in Paris

You planned a trip to Paris, but you can’t decide where to book your accommodation? We created a little guide about the best 9 areas to stay in Paris, so you can choose according to your preferences.

In general, all the arrondissements are provided with shops and facilities for all your needs and they are served by an efficient transportation system, which allows you to reach different parts of the city in a short time. However, some neighbourhoods are a real must for your stay in the City of Lights, so here is a list of the best 9 areas to stay in Paris.

Champs, best area to stay in Paris

Champs-Élysées and Louvre

Being one of the most central and exclusive parts of the city, it offers mostly top-end accommodations and luxurious shops. You will be close to the main monuments and galleries, such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Palais-Royal and the Louvre Museum, but you will also be able to reach other areas of the city thanks to the excellent transport links.

Saint Louis Island

For those who are looking for a calm stay in the heart of the city, this little island is the best you can get, thanks to its peaceful and exclusive accommodations. Only a few steps from the  Île de la Cité, here you can enjoy romantic night walks around Notre Dame the Paris and along the Seine banks.

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Opéra and Galeries Lafayette

Are you a fan of ballet and theatre performances? Then you can’t miss the chance to enjoy a play at the Opéra Garnier, in the 9th district. If you are also fond of shopping, this neighborhood will be the perfect match for you, since here you can find the prominent Galeries Lafayette and Printemps Haussman department stores. Don’t forget to step by the Place Vendome, known for the famous Ritz hotel and for its finest jewellery boutiques.


A very chic central area in the 6th district, it is known for its luxurious boutiques, elegant accommodations and gourmet restaurants. This is the ideal place to relax, do some shopping and go for nice after-dinner walks. Among the main attractions, you will find the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés (the most ancient church in Paris), the Musée National Eugène Delacroix and the Institut de France which hosts the famous Académie Française.
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Eiffel Tower

Who wouldn’t like to wake up with a view of the famous Eiffel Tower, symbol of Paris and France for over a century? The 7th arrondissement can offer this and much more to you. If you want to enjoy a luxurious stay, being close to the main monuments, this will the best area for you: you will be able to admire Renoir’s, Monet’s, Degas’ and many others’ paintings at the Musée d’Orsay, explore the Army Museum at Les Invalides and have a picnic at the Champs de Mars.

Le Marais

Mostly covering the 3rd and the 4th arrondissements, this animated neighborhood is full of traditional restaurants and 17th and  18th-century buildings, which now host important cultural attractions such as the Picasso Museum, Victor Hugo’s houses and the Carnavalet Museum. Once populated by aristocratic families, the area is well known nowadays for the presence of the Gay, Chinese and the Jewish communities. Here, you can walk around the marvelous Place des Vosges, eat the best falafels of your life in Rue des Rosiers and go shopping in the BHV Marais, the biggest department store of the neighborhood.
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Located in the 18th arrondissement, it is well known for the famous Sacré Coeur Basilica, which offers a unique view over Paris. You will feel a peculiar atmosphere in this district, being a mix of different styles and cultures where tourists, street artists and performers animate the streets. Within the main attractions, you can find the Montmartre cemetery, the Montmartre Museum and the Musée de la Vie Romantique. But it is at night that the real life begins: in the nearby Pigalle area, cabarets, shows and red light parties make the Paris-by-night experience unforgettable.


A lively district located in the 14th and the 15th districts, it has very good connections to more central areas and it offers a wide range of restaurants and accommodations, from affordable to more luxury ones. It was once the cultural centre of Paris, where celebrities like Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone De Beauvoir and Charles Baudelaire gained notoriety. Don’t forget to walk through the Jardin de Luxembourg and to go up to the Tour Montparnasse, to have a spectacular view over Paris.

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Latin Quarter

Situated in the 5th arrondissement, this central quarter is dominated by schools and universities, so it is perfect for those who want to enjoy the intellectual atmosphere of student life. If you come during the academic semester, you may find students all around the streets, while in summertime the area will be mostly populated by tourists. Cinemas, boutiques, small cafés, jazz clubs, artistic performances and poetry readings complete this bohemian scenario. Here you will find very good accommodations and apartments, suitable for both long and short stays.

So now you can finally choose which is the best area to stay in Paris for you!

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Meet Jean.

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Few days ago photographer Jean stopped by ParisByM Office to show work from his past Paris Photo shoot and stories at visiting Paris’ catacombs, climbing construction cranes, visiting abandoned buildings. Once into music, Jean is extremely passionate about photography, and once we started talking about his work, we could barely get him to stop.

What started as a hobby, Jean is now a natural, enthusiastic, talented photographer who loves to take Paris photo shoots. With a strong portfolio and training, he loves every bit of it, especially shooting photos of couples for romantic getaways and honeymoons.

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One striking image from one of his projects is of a German couple in the Catacombs of Paris. (A place off the beaten path and amazing to take extraordinary pictures.) Of course we wanted to know: “How the heck did you do that?” The answer, of course, is simple.

“I have an inherent love to brave the forbidden and get-off the beaten path apart from Paris main attractions. Being a true Parisian at heart, I love to conduct Paris photo shoots where we can wander in less touristy neighborhood. with a  far-away view Of  Eiffel – to create a dramatic portraits, to capture the “real” Paris photo atmosphere. “

Perhaps one of the most surprising things about Jean’s method is that he pre-visualizes images before photo-shooting clients. He appreciates even more when people are open to variation. He constantly feels the urge to challenge himself to perform better than yesterday and update his knowledge and equipment, which is another aspect that he enjoys.

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Jean knows his clients intimately, and says he adapts workflow depending on his client’s tastes. “I’ve noticed Asian couples tend to love catchy and saturated colors while taking pictures with the famous landmarks in their wedding dresses. American tourists often prefer more intimate settings and softer tones. Russian tourists love to focus on a few famous landmarks and have high standards on the beauty retouches”, he says.

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A memorable Paris photo shoot is like having an extra special souvenir from your time in Paris. If you’re interested for a fun Paris Photo session against some of the city’s best backdrops contact us below.

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The musée Rodin

Visiting Paris : The Musée Rodin

The Musée Rodin, located near the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, is one of the most popular museums in Paris, receiving 700,000 visitors annually. This one of a kind museum is worth a visit.

Musée Rodin

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The Musée Rodin was created in 1919 and is dedicated to the one and only Auguste Rodin, a famous French sculptor and art collector. The museum is divided into two sites: the Hotel Biron (in the center of Paris) and the Villa des brillants (at Meudon). Rodin’s art collection was extensive with 6 600 sculptures, 8 000 drawings, 8 000 photographs and 7 000 art objects. You will find his sculptures on display permanently at the museum. Unfortunately, his drawing and photography collections cannot be on display at all times because they need to be preserved (but if you have the chance, take time to see them!)

Rodin’s most well-known sculptures are The Thinker (with other 13 copies in the world), The Kiss, The Gates of Hell, The Burghers of Calais and the Monument to Balzac, all of which you can find on display in the museum’s extensive gardens.


 A Unique Museum

The Musée Rodin

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Rodin’s art is exposed in the Hotel Biron as well as the garden. The Hotel Biron is particular and unique because of the fact that the hotel is used as a museum. The extensive park is also one of the important parts of the museum, offering visitors the opportunity to see Rodin’s sculptures come to life in nature. Be sure to anticipate the time it takes to see this museum! It may take up to a half day or more to see everything. For those who have already visited, the sites were totally renewed last year and re-opened in October 2015, you won’t be disappointed. The marble gallery is a new thing that was created after the renovations. If you are hungry, there is a restaurant in the park which serve traditional foods.


Guided Tour

The Musée Rodin

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If you don’t know where to get started, look into taking a guided tour of the Musée Rodin with the Paris Walking Tour. This tour will take you around the Eiffel Tower, Champs de Mars, Les Invalides, and the Musée Rodin gardens. In only 3 hours you will be able to see all of the hidden gems between the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides (audio guides are available in other foreign languages). If you would like to know more about the artwork on display, you can download the Rodin Museum app for your phone.

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Getting to Musée Rodin

The Musée Rodin

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The best way to get around Paris is by using the Metro. The Musée Rodin is located in 79 rue de Varenne – 75007 Paris, at the corner of the boulevard des Invalides and the rue Varenne. The nearest metro stations are Varenne (line 13) and Invalides (line 8 and 13 or R.E.R, line C), but can also take the busses numbered 69, 82, 87, and 92 to get there. If you want to plan your journey to the Musée Rodin, check out the RATP transportation website here.


Tickets and Hours

The Musée Rodin

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Tickets are available at the museum as well as online. If you hate lines, buy your tickets online before your trip. If you want additional options such as an audio guide, you can only purchase it at the Museum. Prices vary depending on age. The full rate is 11.30€ and the reduced rate is 8.30€. Entry is free to visitors under 18, students in the EU under 26, and people with disabilities. The museum is free for everyone the first Sunday of every month. You can find more detailed information about prices here.

The museum, boutique, coffee shop and park are open from 10AM to 5:45PM everyday except for Mondays.

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Don’t forget! Some of Auguste Rodin’s sculptures can be found at the Varenne metro station on the platform. If you love Rodin but can’t make it to Paris to see this museum, don’t worry. The Musée Rodin in Paris isn’t the only museum in the world dedicated to the artist, there are others all around the world in Seoul (South Korea), Bahia (Brazil) and Philadelphia (USA).


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Spotlight: Lucy’s Paris Tours

Planning a trip to Paris is exciting, but at times can become overwhelming. Questions arise such as, which airline is cheapest? Should I buy a Museum Pass? Which tour should I take? To make your trip planning easier, we have selected to spotlight Lucy, a tour guide in Paris who is changing up the tour scene. Read on for more information.

Lucy is a tour guide as well as a professional photographer in Paris who has created a new way to tour the city: through the lens of your camera! Aside from giving you a tour, Lucy will teach you comprehensive ways to use your camera to take the best pictures possible of all of the beautiful architecture and monuments Paris has to offer.

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Having started out studying art history and photography, Lucy added tour guide to her repertoire when she began giving children and teens tours of the city. She then moved on to guiding tours through museums such as the Musée des Arts décoratifs as well as the Picasso museum and then began giving photo tours of Paris.

We asked Lucy, “What made you choose this job?” She told us, “The passion and excitement of being directly in touch with people and the transmission of knowledge through art and culture. I like to be able to exchange with people and to work in beautiful, exciting places.” She certainly enjoys being a tour guide!

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Credit: Lucy Winklemann

Lucy offers a wide selection of unique and interesting tours around Paris. For example, she offers a tour of “Lutetia” in Paris which focuses on the remains of the first settlements in Paris. Another tour she offers focuses on the modern architecture found in the La Défense area of Paris. One of her most favorite tours that she offers is the Paris Street Art tour. This tour takes visitors to lesser-known areas of Paris to see some of the cities coolest and most incredible street art.

As of right now, Lucy focuses mostly on photography-based tours, but she is interested in hearing clients requests! For this reason, she prefers small-group tours so that she can customize a tour of Paris based on your specific requests and desires. If you would like a tour around some of the best gastronomic locations in Paris, she is willing to prepare something for you and your group.

Lucy’s Paris tours are unique and informative — if you would like to see Paris from a different perspective or go on a tour that takes you on an adventure through Paris, choose Lucy.

The price of each tour varies based on the amount of time the tour will take and the number of people in your tour group. You can find a comprehensive list of prices on her website.


Choosing to tour Paris with Lucy Winklemann will allow you to see Paris like never before!

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Discover the Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay is an art museum located in the 7th district of Paris right on the left bank of the Seine. The museum is home to major works from the 19th and 20th centuries.


Before it was the Musée d’Orsay it was the Gare d’Orsay, or in English, the Orsay Train Station. From 1900 to 1939, the Gare d’Orsay was one of the most important train stations serving France. As train travel became more popular nationally and internationally, the Gare d’Orsay couldn’t keep up with the new technology and eventually shut down. It then ran as a hotel until 1973. A few years later in 1977, it was decided that the Gare d’Orsay would become the Musée d’Orsay. Now, the museum is home to works by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Jean François Millet, Auguste Rodin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and many other exceptional artists.

What To See

The Musée d’Orsay houses six collections: painting, sculpture, photography, graphic art, objets d’art, and architecture. Thus, there is something to see for everyone who visits.

The central passageway of the rez de chaussé, the first floor, is lined with magnificent 19th century sculptures. These meticulously crafted marble, brass, and plaster sculptures are sure to take your breath away. When you enter, you will first be greeted by Jean-Baptiste Carpeux’s “The Four Parts of the World Holding the Celestial Sphere.” As you continue down the passage, you will see the “Seated Lion” by Antoine-Louis Barye and his sculpture of Napoleon I as a Roman Emperor. At the end of the passage, you will find a collection of sculptures by Jean-Baptise Carpeux. The rez de chaussé sets visitors up for an exciting and informative museum visit.

Musee d'Orsay

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The second floor is home to more artwork as well as the museum’s restaurant. This restaurant has been in operation since the days of the Hotel d’Orsay in the early 1900s! The chef prepares traditional French fare and you dine under beautifully gilded ceilings and sparkling chandeliers. If you’re interested in eating at the Musée d’Orsay, be sure to call and make a reservation in advanced!

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Credit: Wikipedia

On the fifth floor, you will find the museum’s extraordinary Impressionist Gallery. The natural light from above as well as the gallery’s dark grey walls allow visitors to take in all of the nuances found in some of the most famous impressionist works from the 19th and 20th centuries. You will find Monet’s “Cathédral de Rouen” light painting series, “Gabrielle with a Rose” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley’s “View of the Canal Saint-Martin” along side the works of Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, Paul Cézanne, and Édouard Manet (plus many more). This is a must-see gallery.

The Musée d’Orsay often hosts exhibitions alongside its permanent collections. Currently, as of Spring 2016, there is an exhibition on Henri Rousseau titled “The Douanier Rousseau: Archaic Candour” which explores Rousseau’s unique style. The museum also hosts a number of concerts, shows, and cinema spectacles. Make sure to check the Musée d’Orsay website to stay up to date on current exhibitions and events.

One quick note: before you leave the Musée d’Orsay, take a picture at the clock window! It is the perfect place for a photo-op.

Musee d'Orsay

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Planning Your Visit

The Musée d’Orsay is open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday except Monday. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Tickets and Prices

Full Price: €12

Reduced Price: €9 (for non-European Union people ages 18-25, visitors after 4:30 p.m., Thursdays after 6 p.m.)

Guided Tour: €6

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Getting There

There are multiple ways to get to the Musée d’Orsay. You can take RER C to the Musée d’Orsay stop. The museum is also accesable via Metro Line 12, stop Solférino. Busses numbered 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94 all stop at or near the museum, as well. If you will be driving, there is a car park at the Carrousel du Louvre or Bac Montalembert.

For help planning your trip, check out the RATP public transportation website.

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Apartments for rent Paris

Apartments for rent Paris

In the last years the number of  apartments for rent in Paris, have been growing steadily. For this reason, finding a good apartment has become harder due the large selection. We have divided the Parisian area where to find an apartment for rent in 4 areas, aiming to identify the safest, the nicest, and best value for money options.

5th district

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The 5th arrondissements is known as the Latin Quartier of Paris, a quarter full of universities, colleges and prestigious high schools. It is also one of the oldest districts of Paris, keeping the real unique atmosphere of ancient times. The quarter is full of restaurants and bars opened day and night.

Panoramic Latin Quarter Apartment! – from 125€

It is a one bedroomed apartment in the Latin Quarter. An amazing view over the Paris rooftops is waiting for you. Furthermore the apartment is located 3 minutes from the bustling rue Mouffetard with its market and its delicious restaurants. The apartment has just been renovated.


8th disctrict

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The 8th district of Paris is one of the main business quarters of Paris. It is also the location of many tourist interests, such as the Champs-Elysées, Arc du Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Musée du Petit Palais and Le Grand Palais – an impressive museum with a traditional interior. From here, thanks the different metro lines, you can easily reach all the other attractions in the city. This area is chic and luxurious, thus more costly. Champs-Elysèes buildings have on the most beautiful views of Paris. Discover our suggestion of apartaments for rent in Paris.

Luxury apart Paris Champs Elysée – from 205€

The apartment is located in Champs Elysée – Faubourg St Honoré. The square footage is 70m2 with wooden floor and high ceiling with fireplace. It includes entrance, big living room, suite bedroom and kitchen.


Montmartre area

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Even though in the 18th district of Paris, the Montmartre hill is one the safest and nice set places in Paris. Well known for the Basilica of Sacre Coeur the entire area is a peaceful and delightful place to stay in Paris. During the day, all over the passages of the hill, there are dozens of shops and bars which create an artistic atmosphere. The night in Montmartre is a unique place where to drink a glass of wine or special cocktail from the many bars around metro stops Pigalle and Blanche.

Flat top of Montmartre – from 110€

It is a quiet and luminous apartment, thanks its big windows, daylight enters during all day. This accommodation is the ideal stay for who wants live the authentic parisian Montmartre experience combined with the nightlife of Pigalle area.


Le Marais

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The famous Marais district is a tangle of passages where you feel as if you are walking through a maze of medieval streets. Full of charming restaurants, chic boutiques, and interesting museums, the Marais attracts a lot of tourists during every season. The nightlife at Marais is a “must” with bars and pubs situated on almost every corners. Even though it is not the quietest quarter at night, staying in one of the old unique and classic Paris buildings, will make you feel you in a real Parisian environment. Furthermore, a Jewish community has transformed this area into a special place with their surprising and detailed culture.



The apartment is exactly located in the center of Paris in order to discover the most known attractions.
Just in front of the entrance door you will have many attractive places, such as bakeries, restaurants and a lot of bars and art galleries.

Why choosing an Apartment for rent in Paris ?

Most of rental apartments in Paris come with a living room, washing machine and a small, equipped kitchen. Some apartments provide also a guest computer and a free telephone calls to the US. If you make good use of the kitchen (and Paris’ great food markets), you will save on your meal budget. And you will have more privacy and a behind-the-scenes peek into how Parisians live. To the opposite, you won’t have hotel staff to serve your breakfast, answer your questions, telephone ahead to reserve restaurants, or make your bed daily. Remember that Paris apartments, like hotel rooms, are small by Us standards.

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Nnapoleon's tomb

Napoleon’s tomb


Napoleon’s tomb is located inside the Hotel National des Invalides, precisely under the Dome des Invalides. We will help you discover this fantastic place by going back in time.

What will you see?

Napoleon's tombThis royal chapel was built between 1677 and 1706. The interior designs glorify Louis XIV, his armies and his power. During the reign of Napoleon Bonaprte, the church was used for military activity.

Napoleon's tombNapoleon died on May 5th, 1821, on the island of St. Helena. His body stayed there until 1840, when it was transferred to Les Invalides while his tomb was being built. The infamous tomb is made up of red quartzite and is surrounded by a laurel crown. Eight “victories” are sculpted on it to symbolize Napoleon’s campaigns. There is a statue of the Emperor in the back of the tomb to symbolize him and his empire. During Napoleon’s reign, he accomplished many things, the most significant are depicted in the circular gallery surrounding his tomb in the form of bas-reliefs: administrative centralization, State Council, Civil Code, Concordat, Imperial University, court of accounts, code of commerce, Major Works and the Legion of Honor.

Who is it for?

The visit to Napoleon’s tomb is for everyone. The visit won’t take up too much time, either. It should take about 45 minutes.

How to plan your visit?

To visit Napoleon’s tomb at Les Invalides, we suggest 2 options:

Official Les invalides website  BUY YOUR TICKET

  • Tickets bought online are queue jump tickets, so you don’t have to wait at the till.
  • Tickets must be printed at home – you cannot enter the museum without these printed tickets.
  • An additional administration fee of €0.95 applies to tickets bought online.


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  • This is a special 3 hour tour of the Louvre, Les Invalides, Place Vendôme, École Militaire and the Legion of Honor, all of which are monuments related to Napoleon.


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Discover the Musée de l’Orangerie

The Musée de l’Orangerie is an art museum located on the Jardin des Tuileries and is home to some of the most significant impressionist paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries.


The Musée de l’Orangerie hasn’t always been the magnificent impressionism/post-impressionism art museum it is today. As its name insinuates, the museum first housed orange trees found on the garden of Tuileries. The orangery was built in 1852 by Firmin Bourgeois and completed by Ludovico Visconti. The museum didn’t open as an art museum until 1927, when it first displayed Claude Monet’s infamous Nymphéas paintings of water lilies. Now, the Musée de l’Orangerie houses eight of Monet’s Nymphéas paintings as well as paintings from artists such as Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Chaim Soutine, Henri Rousseau, and Alfred Sisley in the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume collections.

For a more complete history, check out the Musée de l’Orangerie Wikipedia page.


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Credit: Carly Bianco

What To See

The Musée de l’Orangerie is home to some of the most wonderful paintings by Henri Matisse and Chaim Soutine, but the must-see pieces are Claude Monet’s eight paintings from Nymphéas. It’s likely that you will see these paintings first since they are located on the first floor of the museum. As you walk into the all-white, oval room, you will be taken aback by the impressiveness and grandeur of the first four paintings. Blues and violets curve with the walls, almost as if Monet painted his water lilies right in that room. Moving closer to get a more detailed view, the image no longer looks like water lilies in a pond, but rather looks like a mélange of thick violet paint strokes. Stepping back, you see how perfectly Monet has depicted natural light within his work. It is impressionism at its finest.

Walking downstairs brings you to the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collections. Here, you will find beautiful paintings from Matisse, Cezanne, Soutine, Rousseau, Picasso and others. These paintings are organized more traditionally, each work within a frame hung on the wall. Thanks to a fair selection of paintings from each artist, you will see how their styles and subjects changed over time (or, for some artists, how these things remained the same). The Musée de l’Orangerie houses some truly great works of art from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Planning Your Visit

Tickets and Prices

The Musée de l’Orangerie offers tickets for Independent Tours, Guided Tours, and Group Tours. The museum is free to visitors under 18 years old.

Independent Tours

Full rate: €9 (visitors older than 25 years)

Reduced rate: €6.50 (visitors ages 18 – 25)

Guided Tours

Full rate: €6

Reduced rate: €4.50

Guided Tours are available in English and French at different times throughout the day. A timetable is available on the Musée de l’Orangerie website.

Group Tours

To set up a Group Tour at the Musée de l’Orangerie you must contact the museum directly via telephone or email. Contact information can be at the bottom of this page.

Check out our Culture and Arts ticket package to begin planning your visit to some of the best art museums in Paris, including the Musée de l’Orangerie.

Getting There

The Musée de l’Orangerie is located on the Jardin des Tuileries on the bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement near Place de la Concorde.

To get there, you can take the metro Line 1 to the stop Concorde and then walk across the Jardin des Tuileries to the museum. Or, take either Bus 94 or Bus 72 to the stop Concorde and walk to the Musée de l’Orangerie from there. To plan a route via public transportation, use the RATP website for help.

The museum is accessible by car, as well. There are three car parking lots located near l’Orangerie: Jardin des Tuileries et Carrousel, Rue du Mont-Thabor, and Rue des Pyramides.

The Musée de l’Orangerie is truly a must-see attraction in Paris.

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How to find the best Paris vacation rentals?

When visiting Paris, I am sure we all want something that is worth the price, whether it is the accommodation, food, tickets to several activities and monuments and so on…

When it comes to vacation rentals in Paris, there are a whole lot to choose from. But how to find the best ones?

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“Living room view from the beautiful apartment I stayed in, one of many wonderful properties by Paris Perfect”- Georgianna Lane

First of all, the website PARIStay offers a wide range of both long – and short term rentals in Paris. You can rent an apartment in the very city center, or a bit outside of Paris. Prices are affordable, and you can choose the style of the apartment you want to stay in during your Paris vacation!

Secondly, another great website for finding vacation rentals in Paris is ParisAttitude. There is a great range of vacation flats and apartments in Paris… Choose your favorite! There is a very clear overview of the process of renting an apartment, and you can just type in the dates of when you want to visit Paris, and the best available apartments comes up! Make sure not to miss checking this website out, when you are choosing your Paris vacation rental.

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Enjoy Paris, while living in an beautiful apartment…

Third website we recommend is ParisPerfect. As they explain: “Your Paris Perfect experience begins with a hand-picked rental from the most trusted agency in Paris. Our expert team will help you plan your vacation from start to finish to ensure a trip of a lifetime.”

The website contains an great overview of the apartments provided, and as extra info there is several guides for your Parisian stay!

Last but not least, we all know Airbnb, which is just becoming more and more famous… Live like a real Parisian, by renting out an apartment of a host living in Paris! It doesn’t get more authentic than that.

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Is Montmartre in Paris worth the visit?

Montmarte is definitely worth the visit, if you have extra time. It is actually rising above Paris’ panorama, and Montmarte is different than anywhere else in Paris… It is a historic distric with history, character, and beautiful, and artsy streets with many hidden treasures. When you visit Montmartre in Paris, you will feel like being in a magical and imperfect village, far away from Paris. But when going to Montmartre in Paris on a visit, what to explore and discover?

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Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Montmartre

Montmarte is an artistic and bohemian village, which hosts some of the best known festivals in Paris during each year, and while being quite small regarding size, it has enough interesting sights for you to dedicate an entire day of your sightseeing in Paris to exploring the original, and timeless Montmartre.

You do have to explore Montmartre’s artistic heritage, where the great artists lived. The drank their coffee in the cafes, played music and danced the night away. You get the sense when you are there; that Montmartre was and still is the artists’ community. To mention some former artists living in Montmartre, it is: Salvador Dalí, Max Jacob, Juan Gris, Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh. Seen that movie by Woody Allen “Midnight in Paris”? Well, Montmartre is where Gil Pender meets some of these world-known artists.

Montmartre Paris

Evening in Montmartre…

When in Montmartre, you do not want to miss the vineyards in rue Saint Vincent. The vineyards in Montmartre presents a Parisian winemaking tradition, and and in the fall Montmartre hosts an autumn wine harvest festival that is truly a treat to attend if you’ll be in Paris in October!

You also have to check out the adorable bakeries in Montmartre – and the cafes and bistros… So factor some time in your Montmartre sightseeing schedule to relax and have a glass of wine or a café – and be sure to try some of the cakes, pies and patisserie goodies of Montmartre.

Of course, last but not least, you have to go to the very famous Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur, which is Paris’ highest point, and you can either hike up or take the tram, in order to go to the top and get an breathtaking view… You can also see the Eiffel Tower from here. Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur took about 40 years to build, and was completed in 1914. It is Montmartre’s biggest monument, so make sure not to miss.

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An artist is drawing the portray of a young man on the Place du Tertre in Montmartre in Paris.

Remember that we on ParisByM have some packages, which includes a guided your in Montmartre with a possibility to try a wine tasting with high quality wines… Check it out!

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3 Paris day tours you should try

In the hustle and bustle in Paris, it can be hard to pick day tours, you want to try. We all know, that a powerful characteristic of the French people is the regard they have for their history, and the restoration of their national monuments. The result of this preservation of the past has greatly contributed to the beautiful state of Paris today. I will hereby complete a guide, whereas I pick out 3 Paris day tours you definitely should try!

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Paris with a view on the Eiffel Tower

First time in Paris

If you want to enjoy some of Paris’ greatest monuments in your day tour, you should try our “First time in Paris”-package, which you will find on ParisByM. In the day tour the highlights are included for first time visitors, so if you are coming to Paris for the first time, this is a package especially aimed for you…

You will explore the Louvre Museum, which for over two centuries has been one of the biggest museums in the world. Here, you have to see the famous Mona Lisa by Da Vinci. But even though Louvre is best known for this masterpiece, there is so much more to explore. You can easily spend a whole afternoon here!

Next up, you can go to Arc de Triomphe at Place de l’Étoile at the top of the Champs-Élysées. Arc de Triomphe is a symbol of the French nation, which links the old and new Paris, and is located on the highest point of the line running from the Louvre to the Grande Arche de la Défense. You have to go up and experience the amazing view of Paris. Overwhelming and beautiful!

By afternoon, you can go on a cruise on the Seine River. Many of the most famous Paris landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Notre Dame cathedral lie along the banks of the river – and a Seine Cruise gives you a whole new perspective on these wonderful monuments. A cruise down the beautiful Seine River shows you the wonderful architecture and café lined boulevards of Paris. Buy tickets at ParisByM, and enjoy a dinner cruise with your loved one.

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Seine Cruise – imagine enjoying a dinner here, while the greatest monuments pass you by? Whoa.

Off the beaten path

Option two, is possibly my personal favorite… The “Off the Beaten Path”-package, which allows you to get a guided tour through the famous and beautiful district Montmarte. You can see the famous Sacré-Cœur Basilica here, and you can either take the tram or hike up to enjoy an amazing view from the Roman Catholic church. Afterwards, you can go on a wine tasting tour with high value French vines, and a guided tour to the home of the world-known “Phantom of the Opera”; Opera Garnier. The Palais Garnier is “probably the most famous opera house in the world, and you will be overwhelmed by the amazing architecture, and the romantic atmosphere… Make sure not to miss. Definitely one of the 3 Paris day tours you should try.

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The golden interior of Opera Garnier in Paris. Amazing.

Museum lovers

Last but not least, you should try our “Museum Lovers” package, and the title speaks for itself; If you want to experience the history of the City of Lights while discovering all of its other monuments, this package is dedicated to you! Visit the World-famous Louvre, the Sainte Chapelle, and a tour to the Notré Dame – besides you will get to experience a cruise on the Seine. Discover the world-known Louvre where not a corner are left out, go afterwards and enjoy Saine Chapelle, which is a masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic architecture built by Saint Louis in the heart of the Palais de la Cité on the Ile de la Cité in Paris. Discover its unique stained glass windows rendering the air iridescent with light and colour, symbols of the Heavenly Jerusalem. This is a royal medieval Gothic chapel, and you will be able to enjoy a concert here! Look at for the upcoming concerts in 2015.

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Saine Chapelle in Paris… Overwhelming experience.


Afterwards, go and enjoy Notre Dame and get a guided visit by an experimented guide, which will give you wisdom about the importance of the Cathedral in Parisians’ life!


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Notre Dame in Paris!

At dinner time, go to a Seine Cruise. You do not want to miss this… A cruise down the beautiful Seine River shows you the wonderful architecture and café lined boulevards of Paris. Buy tickets at ParisByM, and enjoy a dinner cruise with your loved one. What’s not to love?

Hope you enjoyed my personal pick of 3 Paris day tours you should try!



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A selection of the best tours in Paris

When you come to Paris, there is always a bunch of activities that you can do, and it really is a jungle when finding out which ones you should pick. We hereby completed a guide, for our selection of the best tours in Paris, that are original, fun, different and out-of-the-ordinary!

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On ParisByM, we have carefully picked out the most beneficial and interesting tours, which comes in packages. These includes romantic tours, photo tours, sightseeing tours including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Musem, Montmarte, Notre-Dame and also wine-tours, because being in the capital of France, Paris is one of the best places in the World, where you can taste and explore the wide range of quality wines.

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Paris by night, by Pinterest


Our weekend-trip packages allows you to relax, have fun and discover some secret places when in Paris. That is one of our selections for the best tours in Paris, and you will find it on our website here. You will be accommodated in Paris’ historical center, and discover secret and funny activities during your weekend in Paris.

If you are in Paris with your loved one, whether the purpose is a weekend escape, honeymoon, wedding proposal or something else, we strongly advice you to order our Romantic Trip package. Again, one of our proposal for a selection of the best tours! Find it here. The package includes transportation, visit to the World’s most famous museum, Louvre, and a sightseeing in the wonderful Montmarte. Also, you will go and see the Arc de Triomphe. A last walk on the Champs Elysees and the avenue Montaigne will allow you to see the most luxurious neighborhood of the city! What is optional in this package, is to discover Versailles which you seriously do not want to miss, the Champagne region or Loire valley with all of the breath-taking castles!

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Castle, Loire Valley!


Next up, when selecting the best tours in Paris, we have to mention our “Paris All Inclusive” package, which is ideal if you come to Paris for the first time, and want to see all the attractions without rushing. This package allows you to combine city walks to discover and explore the most beautiful hidden gems in Paris, to get some guided tours, see the main museum and go back in history and much more… Furthermore the top quality accommodation is in the centre! Check it out here!

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Wine tasting in Paris!


If you still have some time on your hand when in Paris, and want to do something additional to the packages, we strongly advice you to check out this article from Tripadvisor, which gives you an overview of the most fun and interesting activities when in Paris!

Hope you enjoyed going through our selection of the best tours in Paris with us.

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So long, dear followers!


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Things not to do on a short trip to Paris

Paris’ seductive charm are legendary, and for a very good reason. A very wise man once told me that Paris is the runway model of all cities, and I tend to agree. At every turn, and every corner Paris is confident, charming, inspiring and beautiful. But with that said, when I had my first visit to Paris, and found myself elbow to elbow on Champs-Élysées avenue with so-called stereotype tourists; their camera bigger than the Eiffel Tower, trying to capture everything and pushing other people in order to do so, with no regret, I wondered what all the fuss was about.


So from that experience, I want to complete a guide about what not to do and where not do go – especially when on a short trip to Paris.

The Champs-Elysées was once – and alright, still is – the most beautiful avenue in the world. However, the assets have risen and fallen many times over the years, and if you do not know better, you will find yourself visiting only the global chain stores, and oh.. if you want to cure your hunger on the restaurants on the avenue? Well, try not to. The cafés are full of tourists, and you are very lucky if you find a local sitting on one of those. They would rather be caught dead, I’ve been told.  Instead, if you want to experience that old-fashioned Parisian life, go to Paris’ covered passages, because these used to be Paris’ very first malls, and there you will find French designers, antique book dealers, art galleries, funny Parisian toyshops if you bring your child(ren) and I can go on, and on. I highly recommend Galerie Vivienne, which is north of the Palais Royal. You won’t regret. This is one of my advices, of what not to do, when on a short trip to Paris.

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Upscale shopping mall in Paris at the Palais Royal. This photo was taken on June 30, 2011 by AJ Brustein.

Regarding searching for the perfect place to dine and wine with your loved one, try not to get stuck in an over-priced restaurant. And dear God, there is many of those. A pure-tourist trap, and is among what not to do on a short trip to Paris!

Paris is known for holding no less than 66 Michelin Restaurants, but unless you want to spend as much money on a something-course dinner, as you did on your plane ticket, you should instead go to this article to find whereas you can get fine French cuisine for affordable prices, or go through this article, which shows the best meals, desserts etc. for under 10 euro.

If you find yourself in Paris in the middle of the highseason, and go to Louvre or Musée d’Orsay, do not be disappointed if there is a crowd bigger than the Universe. It can easily happen. Instead, try to explore the less known! Actually there is a lot of Paris’ lesser-known museums, which contains just as important and beautiful art – and you can make sure you will not be elbowed out of the way by a photo-snapping arm. You’ll find Monet’s famous Nymphéas (water lily) murals in the Musée de l’Orangerie, at the far end of the Tuileries Gardens. The Musée Marmottan is home to the world’s largest collection of Monets. And the Musée Rodin, housed in a luminous villa with a lovely garden, is one of the most romantic places in all of Paris. Do not miss!

Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l’Orangerie offers a fabulous concentration of masterpieces from the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collection, a highly original insight into modern art featuring Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau, Matisse, Derain, Modigliani, Soutine, Utrillo and Laurencin.


You want to get that authentic Parisian experience? Then walk and dress like Parisians do! This may come off as a bit arrogant, but clothing do says a lot. Try to leave your tourist shorts, white tennis socks in sandals, or any clothes, which makes you look like you’re going to climb Mount Everst. Do not misunderstand me, Parisians tend to wear casual clothes, but in a very clean and coordinated way. Complete your look with your best shoes, as you will be walking for hours like the actual tourist you are. But please, do not commit the fashion faux pas.


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Casual, all black and beautiful! Credit: Pinterest.

Last but not least, I will highly recommend not to explore the city by taxi, when on a short or long trip to Paris. Try to stroll (or in French:  flâner) through the Parisian streets, which is the best way to explore hidden, magic corners by yourself. Or “to walk the city in order to experience it”, which are words to live by in the City of Light. If you cannot walk that much, take the metro to the wished location. There is a metrostation (almost) everywhere.

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‘Flaner’ in Paris… Credit: Daniela Fili Di Poesia, Pinterest

Lastly I want to highly recommend to buy skip-the-line tickets on ParisByM! It saves you a lot of time, when on a short trip. Or(!) if you want to experience the treasured spots in – or outside of Paris for one day or more, go ahead and check out our VERY beneficial packages. You won’t regret! For me personally, my next to-buy is a trip to Versailles.

This were my recommendations of what not to do when on a short trip to Paris. Beware that this is my own experience, which I gladly wanted to share with you.

Have a really nice day!

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Normandy day trip from Paris – what to experience?

Between Paris, and the English Channel you will find the region of Normandy. You can choose to visit some of the area’s highlights on a day trip from Paris – but what to experience? We want to complete a little guide for you, for inspiration to your Normandy day trip tour from Paris!

One of Normandy’s premier sights (as in, you cannot miss, it is truly breaktaking!) is the tidal island of Mont Saint-Michel. Mont Saint-Michel is connected to the coastline, via a causeway.

You also have to experience the charming town of Honfleur, with its unique wooden church and jumble of houses surrounding a peaceful harbor, was passed back and forth between the English and the French in the Middle Ages. This you have to explore, when taking your Normandy trip from Paris!


The gorgeous seaside town of Honfleur in Normandy, France


Normandy’s beaches also are remembered in history, also called the D-Day beaches, where the tides of the Channel brought Allied troops to the European mainland on D-Day, and the tide of history turned against tyranny. Note that, with ParisByM, you are able to enjoy a full day excursion from Paris to the D-Day Beaches in Normandy in the company of an official guide, who will bring these historic sites to life.

On June 6, 1944, known as D-Day, the Allies opened a new European front against the troops of the Third Reich during the Second World War. It was the largest military operation in history, which marked the beginning of the Battle of Normandy and would lead to the end of the Second World War. More than 150,000 soldiers from America, Britain, Canada and many other nations landed by sea and air on a number of beaches along the Normandy coastline (Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Juno Beach, etc.) and at the steep cliffs at Pointe du Hoc. Do not miss on your Normandy trip from Paris.

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Normandy Caen Castle is amazingly beautiful.

However, Normandy has much more to offer than just the coastline itself. The regional capital Rouen is a lively center with rich historical and artistic associations. Joan of Arc met her fiery fate here, while the intricate, asymmetrical façade of the gothic Notre Dame cathedral was a favorite subject of Claude Monet. The Impressionist painter also made much of a scene closer to home, his exquisite garden at Giverny.

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Monet’s Garden – Giverny, France

Here you can still see the graceful willows and serene water-lilies which filled his enormous late canvasses, among the world’s best-loved works of art.

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Cliffs of Etretat, Normandy, France; photo by Jarrod Castaing

If this awakened your wanderlust, and wish to take a day trip to Normandy from Paris, do not hesitate to contact ParisByM! We will strive to share our best tips for your budget, needs and wants, and hereby also share our extended knowledge about the highlights of Normandy, that you always dreamed of exploring… You can directly book a last-minute on ParisByM (hence, very beneficial) package, to a one day tour, with the best air-conditioned guide, with direct departure from Paris.


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Parisian Instagram accounts for inspiration

Instagram has over the years become a very popular social media. I myself follow all sorts of people, who in one way or another inspires me. Instagram can actually be very relaxing to go through. Snapshots from everyday lives, travels, experiences, and memories. However, in that connection, I also do follow Paris-based people, who puts up daily updates of the Parisian life. Those I hereby want to share! is a photographer and designer based in Paris. He captures amazing moments from Paris. I mean, each of them could easily be postcards… Make sure to check him out!

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Picture from Vutheara’s Instagram is also a photographer, who originally is from Poland. Her Instagram pictures from Paris capture her unique point of view, of the city of light. We highly recommend if you want to be inspired!

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MissCoolpic’s thumbnail image on Instagram is an artistic director from Paris, who makes sure to inspire you for your next Paris vacation! Her pictures makes sure you can sense the creativity she got. Do not miss out on this one!

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Nathparis’ Instagram photo moved from Stockholm, Sweden to study and “ended up never leaving Paris”, to forward her quote in Instagram. We do understand you, Carin.

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Instagram, Parisinfourmonths moved from the United States to Paris. Her motto is “when in Paris, do as the Parisians do!” Shannon captures Parisians in their daily lives, the monuments, the city’s architectures and much more – make sure to check her out on Instagram.

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Last but not least, make sure you follow ParisByM on Instagram, too! Just press the green button on Instagram for daily updates about new blogposts, events in Paris, or just beautiful moments captured by our fellow Instagrammers!

Also(!) I want to mention a favorite blog of mine,, who is like daily candy of France.. Writer Amandine Péchiodat and illustrator Kanako Kuno shares recommendations on all things and events, which are trendy in Paris through their website and newsletter. Make sure not to miss on this one!

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Paris, Eiffeltower, logo, blog

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A nice program for a 3 day trip to Paris

Paris is always full of people from all over the World, who comes to see the City of Light, to explore, discover and making memories…

My first 3 day trip to Paris

When I came to Paris the first time, I only had 3 days in Paris to do so.I was having dinner on the most beautiful avenue Champs-Elysees, where I happened to meet a very interesting Canadian couple, who said that they have visited Paris ten times. Yet, they haven’t seen it all, they said. So I was kind of stressed out. Where should I begin? I only had 3 days in Paris , and I did not have any program whatsoever.

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My 3 day trip to Paris recommendation

I decided to complete this 3 day trip to Paris for you, from my own experience. If you furthermore want tips to your Parisian fairytale, go ahead and read our guide here!

From my opinion, you have to explore the Eiffel Tower (read our guide to the Eiffel Tower tours here!) The Louvre (MONA!), Notre Dame, and the Palace of Versailles.

The very first day, I lived in the neighborhood of Montmartre, which is so cozy and full of life… Anyhow, ou HAVE to see Sacre Coeur Basilica, but in order to do so, you have to take the tram – or hike up. You can see Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower from there. There is art galleries, cozy and beautiful shops and much more. After you indulge the atmosphere you can go down and take the nearest metro to the Eiffel Tower.

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It’s easy to stop at the Arc de Triomphe on the route between Montmartre and the Eiffel Tower, so you can easily hop off, take some pictures, and continue your journey. When you arrive to the famous Tower, you have some options – you can take the lift to the observation deck, or you can go all the way up. Remember to purchase tickets at ParisByM before going, so you save some time. Afterwards you can go to the lawn, where you can chill out, listen to some music, eat some cheese, bread, more cheese and drink some rosé. I did. C’est ça, la belle vie.

I went to Louvre the second day. ART, baby! It was amazing. Much more than I expected it to be. There isn’t a corner left out. So captivating, and overwhelming. Loads of people are standing in front of Mona Lisa, trying to take a picture or 50 of her, so beware of the crowd. You may get squeezed a couple of times, but to be quite honest, Mona is quite underwhelming to see. Just my opinion…

After that, I visited Notre Dame, and I have to say that it is really something you CANNOT MISS when in Paris. I have a hard time describing the feeling you get, when you enter the cathedral. The line may seem long, but it goes fast. And btw, it is completely free. If you can miss 5 euros per person to enter the rooms with all of the treasures. It was amazing. Whoa.

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Notre Dame cathedral, Bondarisilviuphotography

I strolled down the avenue afterwards to taste macaroons from the famous bakery Paul, which is located a few steps from Arc de Triomphe, and right down the Champs-Elysees avenue.

In the evening, I booked a trip to the Seine River – well, actually a sightseeing-boat, whereas you can capture all of the highlights of Paris. It was very romantic and nice. Dinner was eaten at one of the restaurants nearby Notre Dame. There is so many authentic, cozy restaurants and shops to be found there. Very Parisian.

The very last day, I ate le brekky at Le George V (café) on Champs-Elysees. There you can get a complete brunch which consists of croissants, fresh juice, omelette, coffee and toasts with jam and butter for like 5 euros… And at the same time, you can observe the people walking up and down the avenue – very inspiring!

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I had some magical 3 days in Paris, and this trip actually gave me to lust to be a part of the ParisByM team, and provide fantastic trips to people all over the world, who got the same wanderlust.

I hope you enjoyed looking back at my Paris trip with me, and got some inspiration on the way in order to create your own program.

Oh well, there is really no cure for Paris – at least I know by now.

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Why plan your trip to Paris with a package?

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If you’re planning on visiting Paris, the best way to book your trip is by getting a package. Here are the reasons why.

1.  Skip the Lines

With plenty of wonderful attractions come plenty of eager tourists, and with plenty of eager tourists come long lines.  And trust me, you don’t want to be spending much of your trip to Paris waiting in line to buy a ticket, especially if you’re only here for a weekend.

This is why a trip to Paris with a package is so useful – you can purchase a package that includes tickets in advance for all of the attractions that you want to visit, be it the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, or Musée d’Orsay.

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Eiffel Tower

2.  Find the Hidden Gems

Let’s say you’ve already seen all of Paris’ most famous attractions and are looking for a more authentic experience? We at ParisByM will provide you with trip to Paris with a package that includes access to all of the city’s hidden gems, from Parc des Buttes Chaumont, to the Promenade Plantée.

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3. Get all Special Accommodations Covered

Packages are a great way to travel especially if you require any accommodations for your trip.  Let’s say you’re in Paris with children and are looking to find activities that are great not just for you but also for them?  Or, what if you need certain health accommodations? Save yourself the hassle in searching for accommodations and ask us for a personalized, accommodated package – we’ve got you covered for anything and everything.

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There you have it – here are the reasons why you need to book your trip to Paris with a package. For more info and to book a package, please visit

Have a wonderful trip to Paris!

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What Not to Miss in a 2 Day Trip to Paris

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The Wonderful City of Paris

Are you visiting the most beautiful city in the world but only have 2 days to explore? If so, here are the 5 things that you absolutely cannot afford to miss during your 2 day trip to Paris.

1.  Eiffel Tower

La Tour Eiffel is undoubtably the most iconic symbol of Paris, and one of the most famous attractions in the world.  The best thing to do at the Eiffel Tower is to take the escalator up to the top to get a magnificent view of the entire city! The waiting time for the escalator is usually up to 2 hours so be sure to get a Fast Track Ticket (tickets here).

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Eiffel Tower

2. Louvre

Le Musée du Louvre is the most famous museum in the world. It holds 35,000 masterpieces from all ages, most notably Leonardo De Vinci’s Mona Lisa. One can spend days exploring the Louvre, so make sure to spare a couple of hours in this wonderful museum (Fast Track Ticket here).

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3. River Cruise along La Seine

The best way to enjoy Paris’ most beautiful monuments is to take a river cruise along La Seine.  And for all you lovebirds out there, this is one of the most romantic activities you can do with your partner (more info on romance in Paris here). Here are the tickets to the cruise.

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La Seine

4. Montmartre

My personal favorite area of Paris is Montmartre, the city’s 18th arrondissement.  Here you will find the grandiose Sacré-Coeur, as well as charming cobblestone streets and beautiful antique buildings that inspired the works of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.

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5. Notre Dame de Paris 

La Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris is Paris’ most iconic and alluring cathedral and an absolute can’t-miss attraction during your 2 day trip to Paris. If you have the time, climb up the 387 steps for an incredible view of Paris.

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Notre Dame

Have a wonderful 2 day trip to Paris!

How to find a cheap accommodation in Paris?

Want to go to the city of love – but rather want to spend your money on Macarons and rosé? No problem! We completed a guide for you for the best cheap accommodations. Paris is so much better when you make it your home. Even if just for a few nights…

Dream of visiting Paris but don't think you can afford this posh city? Here's how to do Paris on a budget!:

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First and foremost; or tip numero uno is to compare hotel rates online, in order to get the best possible rates for your stay. We all know, that hotels in Paris are quite expensive – however, if you do a bit of market research you can get some amazing deals!

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Another good tip when searching for cheap accommodations, is to look for hotels that are just slightly out of the city centre (but next to a Metro station) and you can save a good amount of cash. Here is some suggestions we found on the Internet, hence beware that we did not personally assess them:

Hotel Georgette which is just a few-minute walk from the Métro (Rambuteau) and also not far from Pont Neuf and Palais Royal. Smart choice and value for money.


Not far from there you find, Hotel Ecole Centrale which is also located right next to a Métro station (Arts-et-Métiers). 


Hotel de la Herse d’Or is located at the heart of the Marais district and just a short walk from the Bastille.


Welcome hotel enjoys a fantastic location right next to Boulevard Saint-Germain, and a short walk from the Seine, Musée d’Orsay, Musée Rodin and the Luxembourg Gardens. 


The Plug Inn Boutique Hostel, in the midst of Montmartre, is very popular and charming, and although it is a hostel, there are also double rooms.


BLC Design Hotel is on Rue Richard Lenoir, between the Bastille and the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery.


Last but not least, Hotel Regyn’s Montmartre is a small, romantic and characterful hotel right in the vivid heart of Montmartre.


Other than that, we strongly recommed Airbnb, where you can rent private apartments – or rooms if you are a single traveller. Note that Airbnb is not always the cheapest possible solution; however this is probably the most authentic choice, for your stay in Paris. Live, eat and sleep like a real Parisian! What is not to love?

10 Paris Airbnb Rentals You Must Stay In Before You Die:

Airbnb rentals in Paris can be quite nice – even on a budget!

Go on and contact ParisByM for further information, or simply if you want to get help to organize your trip – do not hesitate! I hope you enjoyed the round tour of your next cheap accommodation in Paris.

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Spending your Vacation in Paris!

Are you interested in spending your vacation in one of the most beautiful and magical cities in the world? If so, come visit Paris! Here are three of our best Paris vacation packages offered at ParisByM.

1. The Romeo & Juliet

There is no question that Paris is the most romantic city in the world. If you’re looking for a charming place to spend your vacation with your loved one, then there is no better place to visit than the City of Love. Our Romeo & Juliet Paris vacation package is filled with fun and charming activities for you and your loved one during your stay in Paris.

From romantic picnics under the Eiffel Tower, to relaxing dinner cruises on the river Seine (tickets here), to incredible private tours of the illustrious gardens of Chateau Versailles, our Romeo & Juliet vacation package has all the necessities for you and your loved one to have the trip of your lives. Click here to check out all of the other romantic activities that this package has to offer!

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2. The All Inclusive 

All inclusive packages are the best way to experience a trip, especially in a city like Paris that is filled with so many sights and adventures. Having to find a hotel, organize transportation, and plan daily activities separately is a very stressful task. Eliminate this stress by purchasing our All Inclusive package – it will not only save you time and energy – but money as well! (Click here for more info regarding the benefits of all-inclusive packages).

Our All Inclusive deal will provide you access to a 3-5 Star hotel, 3-Star Restaurants and comprehensive transportation around the city. It also features a plethora of activities in Paris’ most fascinating attractions – from a guided tour of the Musée du Louvre to tickets to a Moulin Rouge Cabaret (tickets here) – two things that you don’t want to miss! Click here to find out more about this incredible deal.

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3.  The Weekender

Are you coming to Paris for vacation but are only able to stay for a weekend?   Then our Weekender package has you covered with all of the must-see sights and attractions to make your quick stay efficient and amazing.

The package includes Fast Track Tickets to Paris’s most famous museums and attractions – skip the lines and be able to access the top of the Eiffel Tour (tickets), or the entire exhibit of Musée d’Orsay!(tickets)

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Pick any of these Paris vacation packages and have an absolutely amazing time in Paris.  Begin your vacation adventure in Paris by booking now!

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Places to See in Paris in 3 Days

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Must-See Sights & Attractions in Paris in 3 Days:

Although just 3 days is not enough time to see all of the treasures that Paris has to offer, you can still have a great time if you plan your trip wisely.  Follow the comprehensive schedule below to ensure that you have an amazing stay in Paris!

Day 1

The best way to start off your tour of Paris in 3 days is to hop on a Bus Tour. In 2-3 hours you’ll be able to see many of Paris’ most famous sites, from the grandiose Grand Palais to the historic Moulin Rouge (tickets here).

After riding around the city, stop at Paris’ most iconic landmark – La Tour Eiffel.  Take in all of its beauty by having a picnic on the Champ de Mars, and afterwards take the escalator up to the very top for a stunning view of the city.   (Note: wait times for the escalator is around 2 hours; but you can get an equivalent view by climbing to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, another iconic landmark in Paris. Get ticket here).

End your day by walking along the historic Champs-Elysees, one of Paris’ most lively areas known for its plentiful shopping and tasty cuisine!

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Day 2

Start off your second day by taking a day trip to the world’s most renowned castle – the Château de Versailles, a 1.5 hour train ride from Paris (train tickets here). Take an hour long tour of the exotic interior, and then stroll around the magnificent gardens and fountains.

After Versaillescheck out the Louvre – the world’s’ most famous museum.  Skip the lengthy lines by purchasing a Fast Track Ticket (link here) and begin exploring all of the illustrious works that the museum has to offer, from the Mona Lisa to the statue of Aphrodite.

End your day with a relaxing and romantic river cruise along La Seine. See Paris from a completely different angle –  glistening in the sunlight or illuminated by the moonlight

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Day 3

Start off your last day by visiting the wonderful neighborhood of Montmartre – the hill upon which lies the magnificent Sacré-Coeur.  Walk around the cobblestone streets of the enchanting 18th arrondissement – the neighborhood that inspired the works of some of the world’s most famous artists, like Pablo Picasso.

Next, go and see some of these outstanding works in Paris’ second most popular museum – Musée d’Orsay – filled with paintings from the world’s most famous impressionists, from Monet to Renoir to Degas.

End your stay in Paris by checking out one of the city’s most marvelous and historic cathedrals – Notre – Dame de Paris. Take a guided tour of the magnificent interior, but come around 9 AM if you’d like to climb up the 387 steps to the top for another wonderful view of the city.

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There you have it – here’s my comprehensive guide on what to see in Paris in 3 days.  Have a wonderful stay in the City of Lights and Love!

Chateau de Vincennes

Chateau de Vincennes, a medieval castle a stone’s throw from Paris

Just outside the doors of Paris stands the last royal fortified castle still standing in France.  Alternately a hunting lodge, a royal residence, a state prison and an arsenal, Vincennes is not as famous as Versailles, which was built later. And yet, its history is rich: the Marquis de Sade, Voltaire, Mirabeau, Diderot were imprisoned there; a French prince was murdered in its moats on Napoleon’s orders; after WWII, President Charles de Gaulle made plans to move the presidential palace there…Dunjeon of the castle of Vincennes

With its 52 meters, the highest dungeon in Europe is a witness of French history. Conscious very early of the importance to leave the seething heart of the capital, to better control and contain all possible riots initiated by a warm-blooded Parisian population, the kings of France decided to have this castle built 8 km outside of Paris. The same reasoning led to the construction of Versailles a few centuries later. From a simple hunting lodge constructed around 1150 in the heart of the forest of Vincennes, it was turned into a real fortress in the 13th century.

Dungeon of the Vincennes castle

King Louis IX (Saint Louis) was fond of the castle. While waiting for the Holy Chapel of Paris to be ready to receive them, he had the relics of the Crown of Thorns temporarily housed there. A fragment that remained behind received its own chapel at Vincennes, chapel which is worth visiting. Built on only one level, with beautiful coloured stained glass contrasting with the whiteness of the stone, it is at least as majestic as its illustrious sister on the Ile de la Cité in Paris.The Holy Chapel in Vincennes castle

In 1804, before the French Empire was establish, Napoleon had the Duke of Enghien, of royal blood, murdered in the moats of the castle, after a sham judgement, to prevent any possible coup from the royalist party and to quiet any possible domestic resistance to his rising power. “It was worse than a crime; it was a blunder”, analysed a famous state man of the time. The Duke’s remains were exhumed from the gross tomb where he had been hastily buried in the moat and placed in the Holy Chapel of the castle in 1816.Assassination of the Duke d'Enghien in the moats of Vincennes Castle

Closer to us, in 1964, French President Charles de Gaulle raised the idea to transfer the presidential palace from the Elysée palace to the castle of Vincennes, considering that the Elysées was too closed in and not prestigious enough. But the idea was soon abandoned. Nevertheless, there still exists a plan to move the seat of the presidential power to Vincennes in case the Seine River would overflow, as the Elysée is located in the flood zone. Who knows: maybe we’ll have an official speech from a president one day from the heights of the dungeon?…

 For additional photos of the castle, check this album on our Facebook page.

For whom: everyone
Hours: open every day
From May 21st to September 22nd: from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (access to the Holy Chapel from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm, and from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm).
From September 23rd to May 20th: dungeon opened from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and access to the Holy Chapel from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm, and from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm).


What to see in Paris? See our discover walks Paris

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Paris is a wonderful city for city  walkers. You will find discover walks for all tastes.

These Paris discover walks will allow you to discover the various neighborhoods. The main discover walks you can do in Paris are the following. You will need a map and an itinerary.

  • Luxury and fashion walk

This discover walk around Champs Elysees and avenue Montaigne will show you the main boutiques (shops) as well as monuments and constructions from the 1900s. You will see Louis Vuiton main store in Paris, luxury hotels (Palaces) such as the Plaza Athénée, monuments such as the fountain of sculptor Davioud, Alexander III bridgesand much more.

  • Historical Paris walk

There are at least 2 discover walks you can do in Paris to see the oldest places of the French capital : the first is around Notre Dame cathedral, the second is in the Marais district. Both will show you Paris oldest streets. You will also admire top monuments such as Notre Dame cathedral, Paris city hall and the tower Saint Jacques.

  • Paris monumental walk

The Paris monumental discover walk starts in Trocadero (Eiffel Tower main view point) and go the Seine banks to reach the Orsay museum, passing the main monuments of the 1900 Universal Fair. Many monuments in Paris are close to the Seine river, making this discover walk as relaxing as it is educative.

  • Paris Bohème walk

Paris Bohème is a city walk in Montmartre. Beyond the Sacré Coeur basilica, Montmartre is full of wonderful places with historical significance. Theses small streets were once wandered by artists such as Picasso. Every street has a story in fact.

You can also follow additional discover walks for Paris, such as the Père Lachaise cemetery or the Artistic district of Montparnasse.

At ParisByM we can include these Paris discover walks in your tailor-made packages. Contact us to book a tailor-made program for your visit and stay in Paris.



The Paris Pass to skip queues

A tailor-made Paris Pass instead of The Paris Pass?

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If you are planning to visit PThe Paris Pass to skip queuesaris, you definitely need to book your tickets in advance.

Firstly with your day-to-day planning fully defined you will not loose your time while in Paris, figuring what to do and visit. Secondly you need fast-track entry tickets to skip the line. For instance, queue for the Louvre can be up to 1h 1/2, for Eiffel Tower 2h and Versailles: 2h in Summer.


The Paris Pass worth it?

One option is to book The Paris Pass which includes museum entry, public transportation within Paris center and a few extra. The only problem with The Paris Pass is the price, at € 117 for a 2-day Adult Paris Pass ( €173 for 4 days) you will better book your tickets one by one. Besides you will pay extra to go to Versailles, access the gardens and The Paris Pass does not include any Eiffel Tower access.


ParisByM plans a tailor-made trip to Paris and France, get The Paris PassAdvantages of a tailor-made Paris Pass

If you have 2 days to see the main attractions and museums, a basic program will be:

Bus guided tour (2h)
Seine River cruise (1h 1/2)
Louvre museum (3h)
Rodin museum (2h)
Versailles (4-5h)
And for transportation, you will need a bundle of metro tickets (“un carnet”), that will definitely be enough.

Don’t forget to keep a few hours for shopping on the Champs Elysées, walking in Montmartre’s small streets, entering Notre Dame Cathedral (free entrance) and a few additional city walks you can do for free.

A tailor-made Paris Pass with all the above will cost you €100/110 and €110/120 if you add the train to Versailles, still less expensive than The Paris Pass.


How can you book your tailor made Paris Pass?

Click on the button below, fill in the form with your travel dates, contact details and tastes. We will build your tailor-made Paris Pass in a few hours and book all your tickets for you.

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Sightseeing in Paris

Are you coming to France and wondering what sightseeing in Paris you can do?

Here goes our Paris’ Top 10 for sightseeing in Paris.


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Eiffel Tower

Paris is associated with its signature spire. Constructed by Gustave Eiffel as a temporary exhibit for the 1889 Exposition Universelle, it has never disappeared from the Parisian landscape.


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Le Louvre museum

One day is not enough to visit the word’s largest museum. Over an area of 60,600m² (652,300f²), Le Louvre contains more than 380,000 objects and permanently displays 35,000.


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Notre Dame and Paris’ Historical center

Paris cathedral, located on of the two inner-city island, is the geographical and spiritual heart of the French capital, made famous by Hugo’s novel, The hunchback of Notre Dame.


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Rodin museum

Another famous & lovely museum where you will admire sculptural masterpieces within Auguste Rodin’s former workshop and showroom.


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Stroll along Montmartre’s streets amid traces of the famous people and artists who have lived here over the years. Enter Sacreé cœur basilica and take pictures on Place du Tertre.


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Seine River Cruise

Several companies run one to two-hours boat cruises on the Seine. For the best experience, cruise at twilight, after dark, with or without dining while you cruise.


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Street markets

Pick one of many street markets (e.g. rue Poncelet or rue Cler) and enjoy a cullinary self-guided tour: French cheese such as Camembert, Roquefort, olives, ducks, wines, flowers and more.


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Versailles was the residence of French monarchs and the cultural eartbeat of Europe for 100 years. You can easily spend up to a day to visit the Château’s interior and gardens.


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Brasserie dining

Paris offers many dining options, from top class restaurant to café and brasseries. Be sure to include at least one dining in a brasserie for its food as well as atmosphere.

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Stylish shopping

Like cafés, department stores were invented in Paris. They are accustomed to foreign shoppers and have multinlingual staff. Among the most famous are Printemps and Galeries Lafayette.

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Suggested itinerary for Paris

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Paris has many things to offer to first-time visitors and returners.


The following suggested itinerary for Paris give you some ideas how you can organize your daily visits: architectural icons, glorious gastronomy, stylish shopping and priceless artistic treasures.

Notre DameDay 1: Start your visits by a Historic Paris walk around Notre Dame and within Paris oldest streets in Marais neighborhood.

In the afternoon, go to Le Louvre, the largest museum in the world and try finding the 15 most known paintings and sculptures. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets in advance or you might wait for 2 hours.

Day 2: Walk along the Champs Elysées, enter La Durée and fashion shops. Don’t forget to have a look in avenue Montaigne. In the afternoon, pass by the Eiffel Tower, climb the stairs or take the elevator. When reaching the ground go to Rodin Museum, to admire the sculptures of the famous artist. In the evening, take a nighttime tour by cruise boat, with dinner if you can.

Bateau MoucheDay 3: Go to Montmartre in the morning and explore its village atmosphere. Enter Sacré-Coeur Basilica, take a drink on Place du Tertre. Lunch in one of Montmartre’s brasseries. In the afternoon reach the Opéra by métro, walk to the Grands Magasins: Galeries Lafayette & Printemps to look at French perfumes, stylish clothes and fine food.

Day 4: Arrange an early transport to Versailles, tour the Palace’s interior and the gardens.

Day 5: Take a culinary self-guided tour in one of Paris’ food market such as in rue Poncelet or rue Cler. Spend the afternoon in Musée d’Orsay, for the impressionists’ paintings or in the Army museums to see Napoleon’s Tomb.

Book ParisByM day tour from Paris to the Loire Valley. You will see the main castles: Chambord, Chenonceau, Azay Le Rideau and Villandry gardens. Chateau de Chambord

More days? There is still much to do such as exploring Père Lachaise cemetery and hear the stories of all French and foreigners buried there, take a 1 or 2 day trip to Loire Valley, Chartres or Mont-Saint-Michel.

Do you like this suggested itinerary for Paris?

Contact ParisByM to book this suggested itinerary for Paris with all the related skip-the line tickets, get a detailed program with self-guided walk, book an accommodation in your budget and tastes and any additional specific requests.

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One day in Paris itinerary

The Paris attractions trips package is aimed at tourists coming for the first time to Paris and looking for Paris itineraries and top things to do in Paris. Book one of our Paris vacation packages to fully discover the city within your time and budget constraints.

Start your one day in Paris itinerary with a city walk in the historical center

Start you day with a 3-hour city walk in the historical center: take a coffee in the Marais to get you awoken and start exploring the tiny oldest streets of Paris, cross over the Seine to reach Notre Dame Cathedral, take a look at the renaissance style city hall, and reach Quartier Latin and Saint Germain. You can also take a bus guided-tour if you do not want to walk, or hire a guide if you prefer to get stories at the same time. They are wonderful guided-tours you can do, from tours you can do yourself in electric cars to tours in mini group by bike. Contact a travel agency to book one of these and you will not be disappointed.

Go to see Montmartre and place du Tertre during your one day in Paris itineraryAfter lunch go to Montmartre or explore Le Louvre

After lunch in a typical brasserie or bakery, you have two options. First option is to go for another walk in Montmartre to grasp a feeling of its village atmosphere. Second option is to visit Le Louvre museum masterpieces. Try to find a printed hand-out to focus on the masterpieces. Being the largest museum in the world you can spend up to an entire day there and you will still not have seen everything. People can easily get tired after 2 hours, so try to focus on the most important pieces or only on a specific section of the museum if you do not want to this to happen to you.

Go to a cabaret show at the end of your one day in Paris itineraryEnd your day in Paris itinerary with a cruise and a cabaret show

At the end of the afternoon, relax during a 1h cruise on the river Seine. The Seine is indeed a perfect point to admire most of the monuments of Paris since they were built on the Seine banks. Most of the companies offer approximately the same price (+/- € 1), from the world famous Bateaux Mouches with its enormous boats to the family run company of the Vedettes de Paris… They also offer lunches and dinners on board, get in touch with a professional to book one of these since menus and prices differ from one to another.

If you do not want to have dinner on the boats, we can recommend to go to a typical brasserie or get a sophisticated dinner from a 1 to 3-star Michelin chef or a restaurant gastronomique offering a menu découverte: 6 to 7 sets menu. After dinner, go to a cabaret such as the Moulin Rouge or the Crazy Horse and enjoy the show.

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Paris 4-day Itinerary

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Check out our 4-day Paris itinerary.

Coming to Paris for 4 days and planning your travel program ahead of time? Well, you are right to do so! Paris has many things to show as well as its many tourists. To see the most of the city during your trip, you need to prepare. Otherwise, you might waste your time waiting in line with everybody else! Discover our “4-day Paris itinerary” and contact us for additional information.

Day 1 – Explore Paris Streets

The Paris attractions trips package is aimed at tourists coming for the first time to Paris and looking for Paris itineraries and top things to do in Paris. Book one of our Paris vacation packages to fully discover the city within your time and budget constraints.

Quick walk around Notre Dame cathedral in the historical center

Start your day with a quick city walk in the historical area of Paris (Notre Dame cathedral, Ile de la Cité, Seine banks). Following your leisurely stroll, you can go on a 2 hour guided-tour by bus, bike, or electric or classic car. You will discover the old streets of Paris and see the main monuments, from the Eiffel Tower to Pont des Arts. Don’t forget to take many pictures.

For lunch, go to a café, brasserie or wine bar. After lunch, you may want to visit Paris’ most famous monument, the Eiffel Tower. Continue your day with another city walk through the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain where you can discover secret libraries, statues, and Paris’ classic buildings.

In the evening, have dinner in a typical brasserie: choose a three meal course, including starter, main course and dessert. It will give you a good experience of French cuisine. After dinner, go to a cabaret, such as Moulin Rouge or Crazy Horse and enjoy the show.

Day 2 – Visit the Louvre Museum

The Paris attractions trips package is aimed at tourists coming for the first time to Paris and looking for Paris itineraries and top things to do in Paris. Book one of our Paris vacation packages to fully discover the city within your time and budget constraints.

Visit Louvre museum in Paris

Start your day by visiting the world’s largest museum. If you can arrange a tour or find a guided tour, it might be better for you. Take time to see the masterpieces, such as the Mona Lisa, the Raft of the Medusa and the Venus de Milo, and just wander among the sculptures, paintings and artifacts.

After lunch, in or around the wonderful Tuileries gardens, take an hour cruise on the Seine and admire the main monuments from the river: Eiffel tower, Notre Dame, Conciergerie, Pont des Arts, Pont Alexander III and much more. 

For the afternoon, take a city walk in Montmartre neighborhood: go to the famous tiny Place du Tertre (where the painters are), visit the Sacré Coeur basilica, see the old streets and explore the Dali museum.

Day 3 – Artists and philosophers

The Paris attractions trips package is aimed at tourists coming for the first time to Paris and looking for Paris itineraries and top things to do in Paris. Book one of our Paris vacation packages to fully discover the city within your time and budget constraints.

Visit Sacré Coeur Basilica and enjoy a nice wlak in Montmartre

Start with a city walk in the neighbourhood of artists and philosophers, Saint-Germain and the Latin Quarter. If you walk through some of the small, old streets, you might be able to find some of Paris’ secret libraries.

After you have explored the quarter, visit Musée du Rodin, to admire the work of the artist and sculptor, Auguste Rodin, in the beautiful 1730 Hôtel Biron – one of the most peaceful places in central Paris and a wonderful spot to contemplate his famous work, The Thinker.

In the afternoon, go shop on the Champs Elysées, also known as the most beautiful avenue in the world. Definitely visit La Durée to buy a couple of, if not a few, macarons. Walk further down the street to Avenue Montaigne to do some window shopping at stores such as Louis Vuitton, Channel and Yves Saint Laurent.

In the late afternoon, do something different and go to an original tour of the Père Lachaise cemetery. Yes, a tiny cemetery that will allow you to walk along graves of Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf and Oscar Wilde, among others. A guided tour will lead you through the alleys and help you remember the famous people buried  there.

Day 4 – go to Versailles and feel like a King

The romantic trip package in Paris is for those coming with their lover and who want to have nice time together, explore the city and possibly make a weeding proposal or celebrate an anniversary. Book one of our Paris vacation packages to fully discover the city within your time and budget constraints.

Exit Paris for a day excursion

Go on a day excursion to Versailles. Spend the day visiting the castle and relaxing in the gardensChâteau de Versailles is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. No surprise, it has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30 years. The site served as Louis XIII’s hunting lodge, before his son, Louis XIV, transformed and expanded it, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in the late 17th century.

Do not miss the Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors), a 75m-long ballroom with 17 huge mirrors on one side and, on the other, an equal number of windows looking out over the gardens and the setting sun and the King’s Grand Apartments among others.

After a picnic (packed meal) or a lunch at one of the many restaurants, you will have plenty of time to stroll in the wonderful gardens, created by André Le Nôtre and admire the numerous fountains, such as The Apollo Fountain. If you visit in the summer, attend the Grandes Eaux show, a musical fountain show with water features spouting to the rhythm of music.

How much will it cost to do all this?

For 1 traveler, the starting price including: city walk maps and a printed guide, a bus tour, one dinner in a brasserie, a cruise on the Seine (Bateaux Mouches), a fast track ticket for the Louvre museum, a fast track ticket for Rodin museum and a fast track ticket for the Palace of Versailles (with a return trip ticket for public transport) will cost around €200.

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Paris 3-day Itinerary

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Are coming to Paris for 3 days? What should you do? Check out our Paris 3-day itinerary.

You are coming to Paris for 3 days and you want to plan your travel program before you arrive? You are right to do so! Paris has many things to show, and many tourists as well. To see the most of the city during your trip, you need to prepare for it ahead of time. Otherwise, you will be queuing with the rest of the tourists! Discover our 3-day itinerary and contact us for additional information.

Day 1 – Explore Paris Streets

The Paris attractions trips package is aimed at tourists coming for the first time to Paris and looking for Paris itineraries and top things to do in Paris. Book one of our Paris vacation packages to fully discover the city within your time and budget constraints.

Quick walk around Notre Dame cathedral in the historical center

Start your day with a quick city walk in the historical area of Paris (Notre Dame cathedral, Ile de la Cité, Seine banks). Following your leisurely stroll, you can go on a 2 hour guided-tour by bus, bike, or electric or classic car. You will discover the old streets of Paris and see the main monuments, from the Eiffel Tower to Pont des Arts. Don’t forget to take many pictures.

For lunch, go to a café, brasserie or wine bar. After lunch, you may want to visit Paris’ most famous monument, the Eiffel Tower. Continue your day with another city walk through the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain where you can discover secret libraries, statues, and Paris’ classic buildings.

In the evening, have dinner in a typical brasserie: choose a three meal course, including starter, main course and dessert. It will give you a good experience of French cuisine. After dinner, go to a cabaret, such as Moulin Rouge or Crazy Horse and enjoy the show.

Day 2 – Visit the Louvre Museum

The Paris attractions trips package is aimed at tourists coming for the first time to Paris and looking for Paris itineraries and top things to do in Paris. Book one of our Paris vacation packages to fully discover the city within your time and budget constraints.

Visit Louvre museum in Paris

Start your day by visiting the world’s largest museum. If you can arrange a tour or find a guided tour, it might be better for you. Take time to see the masterpieces, such as the Mona Lisa, the Raft of the Medusa and the Venus de Milo, and just wander among the sculptures, paintings and artifacts.

After lunch, in or around the wonderful Tuileries gardens, take an hour cruise on the Seine and admire the main monuments from the river: Eiffel tower, Notre Dame, Conciergerie, Pont des Arts, Pont Alexander III and much more. 

For the afternoon, take a city walk in Montmartre neighborhood: go to the famous tiny Place du Tertre (where the painters are), visit the Sacré Coeur basilica, see the old streets and explore the Dali museum.

Day 3 – Artists and philosophers

The Paris attractions trips package is aimed at tourists coming for the first time to Paris and looking for Paris itineraries and top things to do in Paris. Book one of our Paris vacation packages to fully discover the city within your time and budget constraints.

Visit Sacré Coeur Basilica and enjoy a nice wlak in Montmartre

Start with a city walk in the neighbourhood of artists and philosophers, Saint-Germain and the Latin Quarter. If you walk through some of the small, old streets, you might be able to find some of Paris’ secret libraries.

After you have explored the quarter, visit Musée du Rodin, to admire the work of the artist and sculptor, Auguste Rodin, in the beautiful 1730 Hôtel Biron – one of the most peaceful places in central Paris and a wonderful spot to contemplate his famous work, The Thinker.

In the afternoon, go shop on the Champs Elysées, also known as the most beautiful avenue in the world. Definitely visit La Durée to buy a couple of, if not a few, macarons. Walk further down the street to Avenue Montaigne to do some window shopping at stores such as Louis Vuitton, Channel and Yves Saint Laurent.

In the late afternoon, do something different and go to an original tour of the Père Lachaise cemetery. Yes, a tiny cemetery that will allow you to walk along graves of Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf and Oscar Wilde, among others. A guided tour will lead you through the alleys and help you remember the famous people buried  there.

How much will it cost to do all this?

For 1 traveler, a starting price including: city walk maps and a printed guide, a bus tour, one dinner in a brasserie, a cruise on the Seine (Bateaux Mouches), a fast track ticket for the Louvre museum, a fast track ticket for Rodin museum will cost around €170. You will need to add the costs of accommodation, food and transportation to Paris to get a full cost for your trip to Paris.

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Love locks: Romanticism vs. Reality

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Mainly a touristic attraction

A touristic attraction for foreigners

Origins of Love Locks in Paris

Since 2008, love locks have sprouted everywhere in the City of Love. Lovers who want to show their love to the world by attaching a padlock to a bridge and throwing the key into the Seine are numerous. The most emblematic place for this trend is undoubtedly Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge that connects the Louvre to the Palace of the Institute. It has spread gradually to other bridges in the capital, and illegal vendors have understood this well, not hesitating to sell padlocks of sometimes questionable quality or even already rusty padlocks to, sometimes, naïve tourists…

It may destroy the myth, but it is worth remembering the reality behind the romantic image : this trend is not only a deterioration of public urban equipment, which proves expensive for both the city and its inhabitants, but also raises serious security problems, in addition to aesthetics questions (but let’s leave that one to the people; whatever you think about the beauty of these padlocks is up to you) !

Love locks on the Pont des Arts in Paris. ParisByM tells you all about the controversy

Too many love locks on the bridges block the beautiful view

The weight of love was too heavy…

Pont des arts

2 grids collapsed on the Pont des Arts

Last Sunday (June 8th), 2 grids on the famous Pont des Arts in Paris collapsed under the weight of hundreds of love locks attached by tourists every day. Fortunately, they fell on the bridge, not in the Seine and not on the head of a tourist passing under the bridge on a boat. Fortunately, there was no one nearby for those tens of kilos of metal to fall on anyone’s feet. Municipal services immediately blocked the bridge to prevent someone from getting hurt or even falling into the water, especially children, since the guardrail was missing 2.40 meters. Tragedy was prevented this time, but…

Still, the environmental question remains: these locks quickly rust and rust spreads to the structure of metal bridges, the keys thrown into the Seine pollute the water of the river, and not to mention, the beautiful panoramic view is now blocked by locks upon locks.

The city council says it feels concerned about the problem and seeks “alternative solutions, artistic, ecological and humanly acceptable” for this question that poses “problems of safety and aesthetics.” More than a year ago, the mayor of the 6th district (where the Pont des Arts is located) already drew attention to the problem in a national television report (see the video below).

Two American women, in love with Paris and its beauties, have launched a petition to ban this practice. They explain in detail all the issues with this trend on their website, NoLoveLocks.

There are so many other ways to proclaim one’s love in Paris, as we mentioned in one of our previous articles, 20 places to say I Love You. And if you still need convincing, know that the lock supposed to be a testimony of your love forever is likely to end up in the trash after one or two years, removed by the city services. A way less romantic ending than expected…

Let’s bet that now that you know the dangers of love locks, you will surely find other ways, more creative and respectful, to show your feelings to your loved one.

Sad ending for a supposedly endless love, thrown in the public garbage.

Sad ending for a supposedly endless love…

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Why is Paris called the “City of Love”? 20 places to say I Love You in Paris

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Say I love you in Paris

Paris is often portrayed as one of the most romantic cities in the world. When it comes to romance, no city in the world can compare to Paris. One reason for that is… all the people around you are speaking French! It might seem funny but French is considered to be a sexy and romantic language, maybe because most French songs known outside of France talk about love in their smooth French accents.

French is the language of love

The City of Lights

Another reason for the romance lies in the fact that Paris is the City of Lights. The name originates from when Paris became the first big city to light up the streets at night with gas lamps. The infamous avenue, Champs Elysées, was filled with bright lights since 1828! Nowadays, it is common for all the big cities to be lit up at night, but what distinguishes Paris from the other cities are its monuments. So now, imagine, in addition to those beautiful lights, monuments made up of gold, marble and other precious materials. In Paris, there are many sites to enjoy breathtaking views, including the Eiffel Tower and the other tallest tower of Paris (Montparnasse Tower) of course. But also, there are lots of places, where you can cuddle up with your partner or just sip a cocktail with a certain degree of refinement (see our previous post about some of these places where to enjoy a drink with a view).

 ParisBy Night

Some of Paris’ monuments are worth seeing twice; once in broad daylight, and once in the night. The Eiffel Tower, for instance, looks completely different at night, lit up by thousands of xenon lamps (since 1986). It can even be coloured for specific events, like in 2008, there were special lights to honour the 6-month French presidency at the head of the European Union.

Luxury and Refinement

The refined French culture adds greatly to the romanticism of the city. Since Paris is the city of love, it tends to be a good and popular location for proposals. In order to prepare for your proposal, the first step to book your trip to Paris. Because when you want everything to be perfect, when you want the memories to be eternal, the place surrounding you is of great importance, and you will not be disappointed in Paris. Streets filled with boutiques, one more sophisticated than the last; bakeries and cafés, with their display windows filled with delicious treats and pastries; every place you look at is a sight for sore eyes. Paris is indeed a perfect venue for a romantic wedding proposal. Or for a honeymoon, where you can repeat the words, “I love you”.

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Credit Jean Louis Zimmermann on Flickr

Best Places to Say “I Love You”

Walking in the streets of Paris, you will find hundreds of places where you will be immersed in beauty and emotion and where you will feel like hugging your beloved, while whispering “I love you”. But should you wish to prepare for a special moment, here is a selection of some of the most romantic places where to celebrate your love.

The Classics

Towering above the rooftops of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular settings, where even Tom Cruise proposed to Katie Holmes on the 2nd floor of the “Big Lady”. Another option could have been in front of the Carrousel du Louvre, with the pyramid lit up at night in the background.  Pont Alexandre III is also praised by lovers from all over the world, especially at sunrise and sunset, when the lights reflecting off the golden statues and beautiful street lamps create an incredibly beautiful setting. And, speaking about bridges, how could we forget the cute pedestrian Pont des Arts, overlooking the Ile de la Cité and Meca of generations of couples who secured padlocks, with their names written on it, on the grid of the bridge and throw the key into the Seine (note that we do not recommend to follow the example, discover why here)? Of course, there is also the cruise over the river Seine, with or without dinner. How romantic to whisper words of love in your lover’s ear with the wind playing in your hair… Precisely, the Mur des “Je t’aime” (The Wall of Love) is also a popular place to declare one’s love: located near Montmartre and the Sacred Heart, it stands with over 311 written declarations in 250 different languages. You are sure to find your way!

Pont des Arts

The Parks

for those who feel close to Mother Nature and want to hear birds chipping over their head, there is more than enough to chose: the Parc Monceau, with its landscaped gardens and romantic bridges; the Bois de Boulogne, with its lake on which you can rent a paddle boat and have a picnic; the Bagatelle Garden, in the middle of the Bois de Boulogne, with their beautiful rose gardens; the gardens of the Tuileries; those of the Luxembourg; the park André Citroën, where you can enjoy a hot-air balloon flight to get a nice view over the city; the tiny Île des Cygnes, strolling from the Statue of Liberty to the Bir Hakem bridge; the Trocadero gardens, from where you have a romantic view over the Eiffel Tower;  the gardens of the Rodin museum, in front of the statue of The Kiss; but also, and not the least, the gardens of the castle of Versailles, where there are so many corners that you are almost sure to find one for a few seconds to believe that the two of you are alone in the world…

The Restaurants

You already imagined how you would slip the ring in the champagne glass at the end of the meal, but you don’t know where you will be eating yet? Why not try the Jules Verne, a stared restaurant located on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower? Or maybe La Tour d’Argent, whose speciality is the duck and which has one of the most beautiful view over Paris from the left bank. La Maison Blanche (The White House), if you book early enough to have a table near the windows, can also be a nice option. You can also choose to enjoy a cruise with dinner aboard one of the famous Bateaux Mouche. Unless you prefer to take you beloved out to the Moulin Rouge or the Lido, which do not need to be introduced, do they?

Other Options

You will definitively find that it’s a great moment of complicity when you are just the two of you in your own little world, for instance during a ride in your private Citroën 2CV. Or, why not, in the alleys of the Père Lachaise cemetery, while looking together for Jim Morrison or Oscar Wilde’s monument. Or maybe just in the crowd, in the streets, near the Hotel de Ville, hoping that someone will catch a photo of your kiss that will become as famous as Robert Doisneau’s one….  

 Oscar Wilde's monument in Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris

Just for you to know, if you want to make your proposal and to begin immediately to chose your venue, wedding rings and gowns to get married in France, the best time to do so is at when wedding fairs are held, i.e. the 3rd week of January (very chic fair at the Carrousel du Louvre,, or at the beginning of October for the Fair of Wedding and Partyl ( or the last weekend of October, for The Great Fair of the Wedding ( But no pressure…

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