10 cool things to do in Paris
Looking for cool things to do in Paris? Even though Paris is known as the “City of love” it’s not just for couples, our travel insurance team have put together a list of cool things to do on your trip to Paris.
Moulin Rouge a bit predictable? The Crazy Horse Paris won’t disappoint!
Everyone has heard of the Moulin Rouge, and that means it’s a tourist hotspot. The Crazy Horse Paris however is a lesser-known cabaret and burlesque club in Paris that’s well worth a visit. Being in a similar vein as the Moulin Rouge it’s a venue suited to adults only, with magic and dance shows designed to entice and amaze.
Views from Galeries Lafayette rooftop terrace or the sunset from Printemps Rooftop Terrace
If you want a unique view of Paris by day or at sunset, then we have the best locations to wow your Instagram followers. The Galeries Lafayette gives a great panoramic view over Paris where you can see the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, and Notre Dame to name a few. Printemps Rooftop Terrace gives you a great view of the sun setting over Paris, what’s more the view is free unlike the majority of vantage points around Paris.
Fine dining on a bus or a boat
If you want the typically tourist tour with a cool twist, this is the bus tour for you. Cruise around Paris in a glass topped double decker bus whilst fine dining, either a lunchtime or evening dining experience. If you’d prefer to take to the water the Bateaux Parisiens Seine River fine dining and sightseeing boat cruise would be just the ticket!
Create a unique smell at a Perfume Workshop
Create your own perfume in Paris guided by expert perfumiers at a perfume workshop, combine base note fragrances to create your own unique scent to take home with you.
Experience a mermaid show at Aquarium de Paris
It’s not often you get to see mermaids, let alone mermaids underwater swimming with schools of fish but at the Aquarium de Paris you can see just that! You’ll also uncover over 13,000 fish and invertebrates including sharks, jellyfish and coral colonies in the heart of Paris.
Drift around corners at Paris Kart Indoor largest track
Drift around the biggest indoor go kart track in France at ParisKart, over 700 metres of racetrack twisting and turning over two levels, not forgetting the two in-house restaurants (although you’re probably best off eating after you hit the track!).
Visit the most creative Basket Ball Court in France
Redesigned by Nike in 2020 the Pigalle basketball court is a functional work of art, snuck in between two typically Parisian buildings taking the place of what was a parking lot it has become a renowned landmark for tourists and basketball fans in Paris alike.
Rent a beautiful Parisian flat in Montmartre
Monmartre is known for its artistic heritage, overlooked by the basilica of the Sacre-Coeur it’s steeped in history and character. Renting an apartment in the area provides a great base for your visit to Paris, plus we’ve found some beautiful options worth a mention on Airbnb:
Explore the Louvre at Night
Visit the Louvre at night is a twist on a regular tourist activity in Paris, visit at night for an exclusive tour of the museum. Chances are it will be quieter, have less families and school outings, and provide a great activity to do post or pre dinner. (opening times do vary so please check ahead of your visit)
See the Eiffel Tower’s Secret Apartment
When Gustave Eiffel built the Eiffel Tower he built an apartment exclusively for himself and his special guests, he was always adamant that nobody else could visit or rent the apartment and stuck to this policy until his final breath. Nowadays you can at least view the apartment with it’s magnificent views over the city.
Some other ideas that didn’t quite make the top 10…