Discover Paris

Paris topics of interest and background information to help you learn more about it

 (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

Why visit Paris?

Père-Lachaise Cemetery (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

Free things to see and do in Paris

Au Lapin Agile (Photo by Shadowgate)

Classic sights and experiences that just scream "You're in Paris now!"

The Jardin Alpin in the Jardin des Plantes (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

My favorite things to see and do—and places to sleep and eat—in Paris

A tree-lined path in Jardin des Tuileries (Photo by Gala Medina)

What do do in Paris that will make the whole family happy—Sights, experiences, restaurants, tours, and more

Just the start of the list of museums that are free on the first Sunday of each month (Photo courtesy of the Paris Tourism Office)

Free on the first Sunday of the month

Impression, sol levant (Impression, Sunrise) (1872) by Claude Monet—the painting that inadvertently lent its name to the artistic movement of Impressionism (Photo Public Domain)

Just who are these "Impressionists" anyway?

 (Photo courtesy of Paris Greeters)

Free things to see and do in France

 (Photo courtesy of the Uffizi)

Art and architecture in France

Louis XVI, King of France and Navarre (1754-1793), wearing his grand royal costume in 1779 (painted 1789) by Antoine-François Callet, hanging in Versailles (Photo Public Domain)

From the Gauls to De Gaulle, a brief primer on French history

 (Photo by Ren Hao)

The mysteries of the metric system

 (Photo by Neville Nel)

Wine in France