Paris experiences

Paris activities, tours, classes, and other experiences to move your vacation beyond sightseeing

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An art historian leading a walk through Paris from Context Travel (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Guided walks and docent-led tours of Paris

 
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A Monet Seminar from Context Travel (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Walking tours and other specialty tours of Paris

 
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A Monet Seminar from Context Travel (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

From cookery classes to language lessons in Paris

 
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Cruising past Notre Dame on the Ile-de-la-Cité (Photo Unknown)

Take a sightseeing or dinner cruise on the Seine River

 
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A classic open-air tour bus (Photo by Jebulon)

Take a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing bus tour of Paris

 
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Window-shop with the best: A primer on Paris boutiques, department stores, markets, and more

 
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Learn to cook in Paris (Photo by She Paused 4 Thought)

Learn to cook cassoulet in Paris

 
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Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits in and near Paris, including Champagne, Burgundy, and the Loire Valley

 
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Paris theater, opera, music, and other performance venues

 
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Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris (Photo by Wendi Everett of St Hope, courtesy of Context Travel)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Paris

 
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The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles is just a light-rail ride away from Paris (Photo by Dennis Jarvis)

Visiting Versailles, Chartres, and more from Paris on a day trip

 
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Biberon et Fils, a stationery and leather shop selling high-end handbags at 334 rue St Honore (Photo by Monica Arellano-Ongpin)

Les boutiques de Paris

 
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Learning the story of La Basilique du Sacré Coeur on a scholar-led tour from Context Travel (Photo by Ainsley DS Photography, courtesy of Context Travel)

Hiring a private tour guide in Paris

 
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The Opéra Bastille (Photo by LPLT)
Opera Bastille
Paris: Bastille

Attending the Opera Bastille in Paris

 
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Bicycle tours are fun for all ages (Photo by Susan Smith)

Guided bicycle tours of Paris

 
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The Galeries Lafayette (Photo by Sergey Galyonkin)
Department stores
Paris: Opéra (9eme)

Les grand magazins: The department stores of Paris

 
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 (Photo by Josh Leo)
Markets
Paris

The outdoor markets of Paris

 
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A scene from the Notre Dame and Gothic Paris seminar from Context Travel (Photo by Ainsley DS Photography, courtesy of Context Travel)

Tours offering insight to the history and culture of Paris

 
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Les Bouquinistes
Paris: Hôtel de Ville

The outdoor book stalls along the Seine in Paris

 
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 (Photo by Josh Leo)
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The flea market and antiques market of Paris

 

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