Arts Festival / Film Festival
The Paris Autumn Festival is an international contemporary arts festival held annually in Paris, France. The festival, which first began in 1972, runs from September to December and features film, photography, dance, opera, theater, and ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review After a day of shopping on Rue de Rivoli or a cultural dip into the Louvre, nothing beats a refreshing reprieve in the serene and slightly surreal gardens behind the Palais-Royal, the former childhood home of Louis XIV. The crème de la crème of French society used to hang here in Louis’ time, and while the palace itself ... more
Place du Palais-Royal
Rue de Rivoli
World music lovers and classical fans enjoy over a month of great performances at the annual Le Festival d’Ile de France. Held from September to the middle of October, the 2014 Le Festival d’Ile de France takes place at a wide ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review One of the oldest streets on the Left Bank, Rue de la Huchette is a narrow pedestrian passageway full of eateries and bars that lends itself nicely to a good old-fashioned pub crawl. Although Huchette is best known for its numerous Greek restaurants whose owners sometimes stand outside shattering plates to attract customers ... more
Rue de la Huchette
Throughout the city
Party Earth Review Anyone in search of a delightful retreat from the traffic and noise of the Paris streets should take a short trip on the metro and spend an afternoon at Le Parc Floral. Visitors to this gorgeous setting can walk through the magical butterfly garden, visit the peacocks, or rent a bike and take a leisurely tour of the meandering ... more
Route du Champ de Manoeuvre
Green thumbs and nature lovers of all sorts gather for the annual Festival International des Jardins, or the International Festival of Gardens. Held from April through October, the Festival International des Jardins takes place at the historic ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review Set behind the Palais du Luxembourg are the grand and lovely Luxembourg Gardens. Picturesque gravel paths meander through the lush foliage and vibrant flowers, past fountains and statues and sculptures, to finally end at the expansive green lawns that make up most of the park. The focal points are the gorgeous Marie de ... more
Food & Drink Event
Foodies of all sorts gear up for over a week of special menus at the annual Taste Week, or La Semaine du Goût. Held for eleven days in September, the 2014 La Semaine du Goût, or Taste Week, takes place at a wide range of participating ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review In operation since the late 1700s, Marché D’Aligre is a resoundingly budget-friendly market that features a massive assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, ethnic curios, vintage wares, and flea market flotsam among its many stalls. Given how easy it is to find a kilo of oranges or a big carton of fresh ... more
62 Rue de Lille
Party Earth Review As the name implies, La Quille (“The Pin”) is a classic bowling alley and pool hall, though seasoned bowlers might be really confused when they first walk in the door. That’s because bowling here is all Duckpin, which means the bowling balls only weigh a couple pounds, the lanes (a whopping six) are quite a bit shorter ... more
111 Rue Saint-Maur
Although the endless nightlife options in the City of Light are enough to fill a thousand night-lifetimes, the same could arguably be said about all the other things to do in Paris during the day.
Long days can be passed wandering through the winding streets, sighing over masterpieces in the museums, or oohing and aahing the boundlessly beautiful historic buildings, plazas, and other landmarks (that little tower by some dude named Eiffel comes to mind).
The city’s reputation as the fashion capital of the world also deserves a nod, and those interested in designer duds will find a veritable shopping Shangri-la at the houses of Dior, Hermès, and Givenchy.
Paris might not have beaches, but strolling down the river Seine with a baguette is just as satisfying – minus the annoying sand. Beautiful parks and gardens also abound, and the city’s grassy outdoor expanses can be enjoyed year-round, perfect for lazing about before venturing into the ever-vibrant Parisian night and enjoying all the other things to do in the city.
Exclusive hotspots? Chic crowds? Bottle service? Posh shopping? Then check out these suggestions from Adriana: