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the Ultimate To Do Guide in Paris

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Paris (French: Pari) is the capital and the most populous city of France. And they are also one of the Top Tourist City in Europe as well.

Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.


  • Size:  ​105.4 km²
  • Population: 2,229,621 (2013)
  • Density: 21,153/km²


  • Size:  ​719.1 km²
  • Population: 5,610,000 (2015)
  • Density: 7,797/km²

The Ulitmate Things to Do Guide in Paris, France

Climb Up Eiffel Tower

Through the metal grilles at Eiffel Tower

The top attraction in Paris, and one of the wonders of the world. Eiffel Tower is a must see in Paris. And, why not take the stairs and climb up the Tower. It's 703 steps only. Been there, done that. 

Visit Mona Lisa @ The Lourve

Paris, has some of the world's largest and renowned museums, including the Louvre, which is the most visited art museum in the world. Of course you must visit the Lourve. If you want to see Mona Lisa badly, buy a ticket and go!

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Appreciate the Architecture @ Musee d'Orsay

Beautiful museum with excellent artwork. Loved it more than the Louve. Building architecture is also beautiful

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Go on a Sunday for the services and organ music, it's simply breathtaking! You can still walk around while services are going on and it's free. Why not huh..

Luxembourg Gardens

In the middle of Paris you will find this beautiful gardens. Have a break from the populous city, take a walk, seat the benches, eat your baguette.


The Sainte-Chapelle is a royal chapel in the Gothic style, within the medieval Palais de la Cité, the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century, on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France. 

Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

€1 Toilet Nearby

It is a beautiful place with a beautiful view. On top of the hill overseeing Paris. You can even see the Eiffel Tower from here. Go light as they are stairs. Alternatively, you can take the cable car.

River Seine Cruise

Pick a sunny day during your tour in Paris. Take a stroll along the river Seine and enjoy the scenery around it.

Pont Alexandre III

Probably the most famous bridge in Paris, of course this is a must see. And with a romantic view on the famous river Seine.

Arc de Triomphe

This awesome structure is at the beginning of the Champs Elysees. In order to take a good photo, you need to be opposite the structure. Beware of the traffic too. This is probably the busiest and biggest roundabout in Paris.

Musee de l'Orangerie

Small muesum, but Claud Monet's water lilies on the first level is must see.

The Catacombs

The Catacombs of Paris are underground ossuaries in Paris, France, which hold the remains of more than six million people in a small part of the ancient Mines of Paris tunnel network

Visitor numbers are restricted to 200 at any time. And there is always a long queue. So purchase your tickets online! 130 steps to go down and 83 steps back up to street level.

The Palaces of Versailles

This is one of the largest castles in the world with its beautiful architecture and gardens, and deep history is a must visit sight on a sightseeing trip to Paris. If you want to have a full tour, you need at least 2 days!

Fun in Disneyland

Disneyland Paris, originally Euro Disney Resort, is an entertainment resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town located 32 km east of the centre of Paris, and is the most visited theme park in all of Europe

Visit the €2 Per Entry Toilet Along Champs Elysee

In Paris or rather Europe, the most challenging part is finding a free toilet. Often you need to pay to use a toilet and Paris is the first city in the world to offer luxury public toilets. For 2 €, you will have access to a luxury toilet with a smartly dressed concierge.

Address: 66 avenue des Champs-Elysées

View Eiffel Tower From Place du Trocadéro

Daily after sunset, the tower will have glittering lights effect on the hour. And the Eiffel Tower Beam will light up round the city. The best view you can have is from Place du Trocadéro.

Visit Fondation Louis Vuitton

If you are a fan of Louis Vuitton, this is not the place where the old hangbags are displayed. It is a modern art gallery that opened in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris’s second largest public park.

Cabaret @ Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge is a cabaret in Paris, France.  Usually a touristy thing to do, but certainly a bucket list in Paris. Just to note, being a cabaret, there is some nudity in the show .

Visit the  Luxembourg Palace

Home to the French Senate and take a stroll outside the garden.

Tour at Opera Garnier

Discover the treasures of the Palais Garnier, the Grand Staircase, its famous Chagall ceiling. You can even catch a play at the Opera.

Shopping in Paris

Boulevard Haussmann

Along the street where Galeries Lafayette, Paris is. This street has the famous and alot of cosmetics, fashion, home accessories. You will also have international retails like C&A, H&M, Zara, Benetton, Uniqlo and many more.

Galeries Lafayette, Paris

Inside Lafayette LV Store.

Galeries Lafayette also known as 老佛爷. Galeries Lafayette Haussmann is worth a visit, it has been a one-stop-shopping hub for five generations. And easy VAT refund policy.


An amazing avenue, with fantastic perspective, beautiful pavements where people from all over the world come walking. Many shops but mainly for tourist with tourist prices. You can visit the Arc de Triomphe as well.

Chanel Flagship Store

For Chanel lovers, you must go to their flagship store at Rue Cambon. Best collections and sometimes exclusive products can be found there.

Buy Longchamp at CDG Airport

The place where you can get good bargains bags with no VAT. Though it is usually cheaper, but there are limited selections at the Airport Boutique as well.

La Vallee Village

40mins away from central Paris, La Vallée Village is one of the members of the Chic Outlet Shopping® Village Collection managed by Value Retail. Major global brands offer discounted prices of 33% minimum, and often more, from the recommended retail price, in boutiques in their image furnished with elegance and luxury, all year round.

Disney Store, Paris

If you miss out buying some mercandise at Disneyland, well, you can get them at this 2 outlets at Champs Elysee and Galeries Lafayette.

Things to Eat in Paris

Escargot @ L'Escargot Montorgueil

Come Paris of course must eat escargot lah! The escargot is a cooked land snail, usually served as a starter. 


You can easily buy Croissant from any boulangerie shop (bakery). Any croissant also taste good! If you have an oven or Airfryer, heat up for 5mins you get superb delicious croissant.

Ramen @ Dosanko

Generally, Asian will crave for hot soupy food when touring Europe. Come to this Asian street where they are alot of Japanese and Korean cuisines. Order their Black Garlic Soup, or add €1 for Spicy Minced Meat. Yummy! Affordable too.

Udon @ Udon Jubey

Order their cold Udon! @ €18 it is pricey but the taste is wonderful. It is the best Udon I have ever ate. (I'm not a fan of Udon). And order their Pork Cutlet!

Chinese Food @ Tricotin

Our favourite Dim Sum place at Paris, 13th District. Not the best we have tasted ever but certainly the best in Paris. My standard order is Fried Pork Intestine, Roasted Duck Rice, Fried Carrot Cake.

Wine Tasting @ O Chateau

You get to enjoy wine and cheese pairing with people who share this interest and it is a wonderful way to spend like2 hours. Highly recommended.

Oyster @ Huîtrerie Régis

If you traveled to Paris during their Oyster season (September to April), you are in for fresh and yummy oyster feast. We tried the first time on our London Trip. Certainly Oysters in Europe taste fresh!

Artisan Baguette

French Baguette aka (Zam Tao Lo Ti), Pointed Bread is a common staple in France. Somehow their baguette taste really good as well. Similar to their croissant. If you see the Ang Moh kiap the loti at their armpit, the baguette will taste better.

Duck Confit / Foie Gras @ Au Petit Sud Ouest

Duck confit is considered one of the finest French dishes. And usually in restaurants they will also offer foie gras. Both are the pride of France.

Macarons @ Pierre Herme

Macaron is a French sandwich-like cookie with pastel colours. They are usually a combination of almond flour and egg whites that have been gently folded together. Pierre Herme founded the Macarons day on 20 March 2005. 

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There is so much things to do in Paris. It will take more than a week to really complete the top attractions. Depending on your itinerary and travel preference, you can take them into consideration.

End day, planning a Free and Easy Holiday takes a lot of time. We know the pain, so we done up the list guide on a map for you.

If you are just plain lazy to plan, just get a 2 - 6 days Paris Pass that will get you on the most of the attractions in Paris.

The Ultimate To Do Guide in Paris

All on Google Map! Easier for you to navigate, to visualize and plan your itinerary. Saves time!

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