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10 things to do in Paris

Paris is such a large city with so much to see and do that it can all be a little overwhelming. If you have limited time in the city, constructing a list of 10 things to do in Paris might be a useful aid to help you make sure that you don't miss any of the things you are most looking forward to. Paris is famous for its art and food along with some fabulous sights and our list of 10 things to do in Paris is divided into these areas.

10 things to do in Paris : art

Paris is justly renowned for its art collection. The galleries in the city contain some of the most famous works of art in the world. A visit to the Louvre therefore might be high on anybody's list of 10 things to do in Paris. The Mona Lisa draws the crowds but with so much on display, be sure to plan your visit. For more contemporary art, visit the National Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou Centre and enjoy one of its frequently changing exhibitions. The Musée d'Orsay meanwhile is a beautifully converted train station and houses an impressive collection of Impressionist art.

10 things to do in Paris : food

Paris is of course synonymous with great food and enjoying its cuisine should take some places in any gastronome's 10 things to do in Paris. If your wallet can bear it, a trip to one of the top Paris restaurants, such as Lasserre or Restaurant Jacques Cagna would be a memorable treat. A visit to a food market like Marché des Enfants Rouges will help you to understand the food or, better still, select a cooking class at Le Foodist to learn how to prepare excellent French food in your own kitchen

10 things to do in Paris : sights

Paris is if course simply full of monuments and churches that would make any list of 10 things to do in Paris. Some sights that most visitors would hate to miss include the Eiffel Tower, with fabulous views across the city. Notre Dame is another wonderful sight with a memorable trip up the famous towers. Perhaps the third most famous sight is the Arc de Triomphe, which Napoleon had constructed to commemorate his many victories. The last thing to do in Paris is perhaps the most important. Remember to walk the city and take time to linger, finding your own personal top 10 to add to your next visit.