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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Garden
“Majestic park overlooking the Luxembourg Palace. A visit here is most enjoyable at any time of the year. So much to see: the ducks swimming in front of the enormous Medici Fountain, children sending an armada of small boats across the pond, the parade of sculptures of the queens of France, the manicured Palace gardens. Take a seat and enjoy the people-watching! You can also just relax, enjoy a sandwich or read a book (plenty of chairs and benches). To do some jogging this is also a great place! Free entrance.”
  • 876 locals recommend
  • 48 Experiences
Botanical Garden
“The botanic gardens, complete with small zoo. The Natural History Museum is housed within these garden.”
  • 431 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“There is Notre Dame, 200 years of building, still ok after the fire (anyway it was too long to wait get Inside...). Of course, Notre Dame but all the island ' l'ile de la cité" and her twin l'ile Saint Louis are good. take a walk, have an ice cream, sit near the Seine.... sweet life”
  • 383 locals recommend
  • 86 Experiences
Road
“Rue Mouffetard is a (mostly) pedestrian street running from the Place de Contrescarpe to Les Gobelins. It has a permanent daily food market, some curio shops and many bars and restaurants catering to local, tourist and student crowds. It's always animated, with shopping in the morning and bars and restaurants at night.”
  • 293 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Emblematic building of the Latin quarter, the Pantheon is not only the last residence of France's great names - Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Jean Moulin, Simone Veil and other history makers are resting in peace here - this is also a very impressive piece of art to walk through. If you look up, you'll be awed by its 3-dome ceiling, letting a zenithal light coming in to exagerate the majestic view if the main room.”
  • 272 locals recommend
  • 12 Experiences
Island
“this small island is very close to le Marais, you can walk to go there and is very cute, with many crepes and ice cream places. It's just a nice walk into the heart of Paris.”
  • 204 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Mosque
“Sitting in the shady courtyard of the Grand Mosque of Paris while sipping fresh mint tea is a lovely experience. Moroccan light food is available too. This is opposite the amazing Grande Galerie de l’Evolution (Natural History Museum)”
  • 235 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Best place to eat traditional french food. It’s a very touristic neighborhood but not expensive. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
  • 23 Experiences
Botanical Garden
“One of my favorites. I highly recommend the Galerie de l'évolution featuring very impressive whale skeletons.”
  • 122 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Ice Cream Shop
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“best ice cream in town stop at the café for the nice view on the bridge best place to sit on the Island Saint Louis”
  • 190 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Theatre
“This impressive theater is the home of the Comédie-Française, a theater company that performs classic French theater such as comedies by Molière and drama by Victor Hugo.”
  • 62 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Museum
“La Grande Galerie de l’Evolution has an evocative sound and light show playing all the time in the main, massive, animal-filled space. Don't miss the endangered and extinct animals wing. Get a mint tea and food across the road at the mosque.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Museum
“Some parts of the building are free to access, including the rooftop, with a great view. The restaurant is expensive.”
  • 134 locals recommend
General College & University
“One of the world's oldest universities, Sorbonne university gives the area its intellectual and artistic flavour. Many little cafes for students and professors abound! ”
  • 46 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Monument / Landmark
“Pantheon was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. It is an early example of neoclassicism, with a façade modeled on the Pantheon in Rome, surmounted by a dome that owes some of its character to Bramante's "Tempietto". Located on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, the Panthéon looks out over all of Paris. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
  • 7 Experiences
Plaza
“Classy and authentic high quality French Bistro experience. Be it a coffee or a lunch or dinner. Great food and people. DELMAS cafe is a must in Paris. Try their Barbre au Rhum!!!”
  • 71 locals recommend