|What to See & Do in Paris, France
Here's what to see and do in Paris. (Here are hints on how to plan your days most efficiently).
1. Passe Sanitaire
Until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, you will need to show a French Passe Sanitaire or other acceptable validation of vaccination, negative test or recovery from the disease for entry into any significant Paris sight, event, or café-bar-restaurant.
2. Date/Time Reservations
You should also look at the establishment's website to learn if a reservation is required. Many prime sights now require that you make a reservation for admission on a particular day, at a particular time. You may want to purchase your ticket(s) online as well to speed your entry.
3. Security Checks
Before entering all major sights and museums, you will pass through a security check and metal detector. Do not have with you anything that could be looked upon as a weapon: no pocket knife, metal fork or knife, scissors, screwdriver, etc.
At the entrance to the Eiffel Tower is a box filled with sharp metal items taken from visitors, including dozens of Swiss Army Knives. They will not be returned to you when you depart.
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Religious monuments, yes, but also superb works of architecture, art and history. More...
True pleasure gardens for a stroll, a rest, some people-watching, some culture, a light meal or snack. More...
Here's what to see and do at night, for free and for a price, in the city that virtually invented nightlife! More...