The 10 themes
What to Do in Paris – The most interesting way for you to discover, to enjoy Paris, is to do what speaks to your soul. Thus, you may rank those 10 themes below according to your profile, centers of interest, aspirations and budget, with PARIS BY EMY local expertise.
What to Do in Paris via the 10 themes
LODGING: With more than 1 500 hotels, this is probably one of the most difficult and most important part to start with your trip. What to Do in Paris for lodging, prices, location… is complicated when you are not within the city to verify and choose accommodations. With the help and advices of PARIS BY EMY, it becomes easy. Choose a charming little hotel, peaceful, or choose a hotel including all the luxury accommodations services with a great Chef in its restaurant to have fabulous dining times, or auberges de jeunesse, collective accommodations, aparthotels, if you are a school or a group. You have the choice among 3 proposals hotels, palaces, boat-hotels, collective accommodations, according to your criteria and budget, such as price per night per person, number of stars, location, proximity to metro station… 3 star hotels are highly recommended, and all proposals hotels are regulated, in France, by the hotel industry for security, serenity and transparency. Each accommodation is carefully reviewed by PARIS BY EMY who will have visited each of the 3 proposals with photos and reviews to help you make a choice. You receive by email, in a PDF file, the lodging recommendations. PARIS BY EMY does not take any commission on your choice of accommodation and leaves you the responsibility of booking on the one hand and settling your accommodation on the other hand. However, you have the possibility to ask PARIS BY EMY to book your hotel with a commission/fee of 20% on the total cost.
FOOD & DRINK: What to Do in Paris with more than 13 000 restaurants ? Let’s discover famous brasseries parisiennes, gourmet restaurant, excellent unadvertised affordable restaurants, cafés art nouveau style, have a gastronomic dining with French wine, Champagne, at least once during your trip, taste typical French meals, pastry, delicatessen… French cuisine is amazing: it has evolved enormously, from the Middle Ages over the centuries. The first cookbooks appeared in the XIII century for the kingship, the aristocracy and the clergy. This impetus initiated by several great leaders is the consequence of the various social and political movements. Over the years, different names have been given to the French cooking styles that have been codified by different Master Chefs. Throughout their lives, these leaders have been held in high esteem for their contributions to the country’s culture. The French cuisine was mainly developed in the city of Paris with the Royal Chefs, but it finally spread to the whole country and across the seas.
ART & MUSEUMS: There are more than 200 museums, plus foundations, institutions in Paris, about sciences, history, “visual arts” such as painting, sculpture, and drawing, sacred art, architecture, design, fashion, music, cinema, movie, media arts, and photography to see. Let me know what is your favorite art or artist and I will show you the best of it in Paris, including prestigious art galleries, impressionism, modern art, contemporary art, street art… I can reserve exhibitions, entrance’s tickets for you, for priority access, just tell me about your aspirations and needs. If you want to, you can ask for a certified guide, a guide conférencier, to give you a very precise lecture in art history during your museums visit. Museums offer audio guides in every language. Come & say hello to Mona Lisa !
GOD & SPIRITUALITY: Paris is a Catholic stronghold with its 160 churches, the cathedral of Notre Dame, Saint Denis Basilica… Furthermore, you have more than a hundred houses of worship to discover in every district of Paris, from all religions– conservative, reformist, liberal…– such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, for all communities — African, American, Arabic, Asian, European, Indian, Latino/Hispanic, Maghreb/Middle-East, Russian… I would be more than happy to present you the Sacred places of Paris and share a celebration with you. You have the possibility, for churches, to have private tours by parishioners, guides and volunteers, a great source of admiration, true exchanges and spiritual meditation. Every single church of Paris has its very own story, architecture, arts, and Saints. The Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris is the most visited place in the entire Europe. It’s about 14 millions of visitors every year.
LANDMARKS & SIGHTSEEING: What to Do in Paris with more than 2 200 landmarks ? If it is your first time in Paris, you may want to see the big classics such as the Eiffel Tower, les Champs-Elysées, la Basilique du Sacré Coeur, the pyramide du Louvre, la Seine, Montmartre, le château de Versailles… but also the unusual, the secret places, the 20 districts of Paris (in every district, you have something to see), the architecture, the non-tourist zone, the suburbs of Paris, Paris la Rebelle, Paris by night, the hip Paris, the glamorous Paris, the chic Paris, the mythic Paris, the popular Paris, artistic Paris, romantic Paris, etc. Just let me know what your aspirations are. If you want to, you can ask for a certified guide, a guide conférencier, to give you a very precise lecture in history and art history. Or, simply ask for a ballade into Paris and its districts with a private tour guide from PARIS BY EMY, local Parisian company.
SHOPPING: Paris is the perfect place for shoppers, sustainable shopping, chic shopping, arts and crafts, clothing, accessories, foodies, delicatessen, chocolate & sweets, wines & spirits, paintings, object of decoration, jewelry, getting a tattoo, a relooking, a new haircut, … I can recommand you a personal shopper if you prefer to have one. You have lots of shopping malls centers, department stores, concept stores, outlets, second hand stores and petites boutiques parisiennes you can find ONLY in Paris. There must be something that you would like to buy, for souvenir, for a gift or because you enjoy this thing in particular and you would like to have it Made in Paris, Made in France, to bring back home a piece of Paris. Let’s have a walk into the most famous luxury districts of Paris, such as Saint Germain Rive Gauche, Le Marais, Le Faubourg Saint Honoré, rue Saint Honoré, Place Vendôme, Avenue Montaigne. You may look as well for Parisian well-being services such as Spa.
ENTERTAINMENT: Everyone can have fun in Paris, kids, adults, elderly, Disneyland Paris for kids and big kids, museums with kids activities, cruises on the Seine, thematic excursions, nightlife, clubbing, dancing, tango, salsa, music hall, opera, ballet, concert, jazz music, blues, classical music, rock, electro, cabaret, Pigalle, Le Moulin Rouge, le Lido, le Crazy Horse, le Paradis Latin, and with all the social events of the City of Paris, all year long. Paris has more than 260 theaters, 3 opera houses, 100 night clubs…
GREEN PARIS: The City of Paris is engaged in a process of developing an “urban resilience strategy”. It aims to strengthen its efforts to become more resilient to the social, environmental and economic shocks and challenges it faces. The mayor of Paris invites you to enjoy this strategy with the urban greening, the revegetation, walks, bicycle, gardens, parks, forests, such as le Jardin des Tuileries, le Bois de Vincennes with its castel, its botanical garden and its zoo, etc.
OUTSIDE PARIS: Discover castles around Paris, little villages, the regions of Champagne to taste the King of wines, visit the Cathedral of Reims, feel Joan of Arc spirit there, Eperney, Hautvillers with the monk Dom Pérignon who invented the champagne but also discover Normandy, The D-Day Landing Beaches, World War II museums and memorials, Deauville, Honfleur… for 1 or 2 days by car and/or train with EMY. Brussels, the European Union capital city, is also one hour and half by train from Paris.
SPECIFIC THEMATIC TOUR: Paris tours on specific themes, you are a school group, have Paris tours based on the Impressionists, discover the French literature and the writers who lived in Paris, observe the architecture from antiquity to the present, you are a group of friends, taste the best Parisian chocolatiers with champagne, play golf on the spectacular L’Albatros course, visit Roland Garros and run in Paris with des parisiens in the Bois de Vincennes, you are in love, make your marriage proposal in the most romantic city of the world ! School trips to Paris, honeymoon to Paris, Christmas in Paris, Paris in the Spring, Paris sightseeing, Paris history, the Middle Ages, the 1789 Revolution, Napoléon, World War II,… choose a thema with your heart & soul.
What to Do in Paris made just for you
Let’s take time together to focus on What to Do in Paris, and of course on your aspirations with the help of PARIS BY EMY’s expertise in order to create your top things to do in Paris. Your Paris trip is a unique and a bountiful experience of joy and enchantment, an educational and knowledgeable trip with fun to open our souls, in the respect of each other and in openness between one another for a mutually beneficial impact.