Paris, the City of Love, is a destination with world-renowned museums and monuments, fabulous shopping, stunning architecture, and a diverse culinary scene. You can spend your time sightseeing or strolling the city. You'll be sure to soak up plenty of culture along the way with no shortage of things to see and do in this magical city; we're sharing six once-in-a-lifetime experiences to have in Paris.
Visit the Eiffel Tower
A trip to Paris would only be complete with a visit to the Eiffel Tower. This iconic landmark is one of the most recognizable structures in the world and offers breathtaking views of the city. Take the elevator to the top and enjoy a glass of Champagne while enjoying the stunning scenery from the 3rd floor Champagne Bar. Or reserve lunch or dinner at one of the two restaurants on On the tower's first level, Madame Brasserie or Le Jules Verne on the second floor, home to Michelin three-star chef Frédéric Anton.
Private Visit at Palais Garnier to the Backstage Areas and Sewing Workshops
Fans of architecture, history, fashion, and incredible Parisian interiors will want to take advantage of this backstage tour of the Palais Garnier. You'll have the opera house to yourself while it's closed to the public. See the Grand Escalier, Grand Foyer, Rotonde du Glacier, Rotonde des Abonnés, and Bassin de la Pythie like never before.
The once-in-a-lifetime Paris experience truly begins when the backstage portion of the tour starts. Your expert guide will give you in-depth information about the Auditorium, the "lake" filled with fish under the building, the "cabestans" room, and the Foyer de la Danse.
This particular visit culminates with an exclusive tour of the sewing workshops. You'll see creations for the latest productions and learn the secrets behind the costume-making process.
Tour the Château de Versailles and Gardens as a VIP
Everyone visits the most famous parts of the Château de Versailles, but let us create an exclusive tour for you to enjoy VIP access to features of the Château that are typically inaccessible—a tour to include the Louis XV and Louis XVI apartments.
On tour, visit Marie Antoinette's private apartments. Small rooms were reserved for service by ladies-in-waiting and Marie's personal use located beyond the State Apartments. Marie Antoinette frequented these apartments to read, paint, reflect, or receive private visitors. The rooms were carefully decorated and modified several times throughout the 18th century. Marie Antoinette acquired more space by taking over rooms on the floor above. She even had a miniature summer apartment built on the ground floor, opening onto the marble courtyard.
Finish your once-in-a-lifetime Versailles experience with a visit to the King's Garden. Gardeners perpetuate the art of pruning and cultivating various fruits and vegetables today.
Enjoy a Luxurious and Gourmet Picnic in a Parisian Park
Upon arrival, a lovely table awaits you! Enjoy a typical piquenique à la Française in the gorgeous Jardins des Tuileries or Jardin du Palais Royal in the center of Paris. A chef's feast includes savory and sweet creations along with Champagne. Experience a rare opportunity to take in the beautiful nature of Paris while enjoying a peaceful and quiet breath of fresh air.
Private After-Hours Tour of the Musée du Louvre
Imagine having the Musée du Louvre all to yourself. On a private after-hours tour, it is possible! Enjoy a one-on-one meeting with the world's most iconic pieces of art. Discover the Musée du Louvre's enigmatic masterpieces like the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. Learn anecdotes about the Louvre, including Mona Lisa's burglary and how the art curator organizes the exhibits.
Personalize the tour specific to your interests, as the guide will create a tour based on your requests to discover some of the Musée du Louvre's priceless treasures.
Enjoy a French Cooking Class
A visit to Paris would only be complete with indulging in the city's world-renowned cuisine. Take a French cooking class and learn to make classic dishes like coq au vin and crème brûlée. Not only will you enjoy a delicious meal, but you'll also take home the skills to impress your friends and family back home.
In addition to these six once-in-a-lifetime experiences, there are plenty of other things to see and do in Paris. Whether exploring the quaint streets of Montmartre, indulging in a croissant and café au lait at a local café, or simply people-watching in one of the city's many parks, Paris is a destination that will capture your heart and leave you longing to return. Click HERE to contact our travel designers today to start the planning process!