Discover Paris

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

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Why visit Paris?

 
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Free things to see and do in Paris

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

 
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Le Penseur (The Thinker) in the garden of the Rodin Museum of Paris (Photo by Nicholas Boos)

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

 
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Notre Dame de Paris from pont de la Tournelle. Quai de la Tournelle on the left. (Photo by Lolowaro)

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?

 
A French-Argentinian couple need help restoring their 16C farm to run it as a B&B via Helpx (Photo courtesy of Helpx)

Free things to see and do in France

 
Portrait of Jean-Antoine Watteau (1721) by Rosalba Carriera, in the Museo Civico Luigi Bailo, Treviso (Photo courtesy of the Museo Civico Luigi Bailo)

Art and architecture in France

 
Portrait of Louis XV of France (1748) by Maurice Quentin de La Tour, in the Louvre (Photo Public Domain)

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

 
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The mysteries of the metric system

 
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Wine in France