You Asked – What Are The Best Activities For A Girls Trip To Paris?


My two best friends and I are going to Paris for a girls trip! We've been planning this for years and I want to make sure we have the best time possible.

"We are looking at cooking classes, Seine River cruises, outdoor markets, art museums, day trips… the usual suspects! What are the most interesting neighborhoods? We are there for 7 days, staying near the Bastille. Any special things nearby?"
– Sara, USA


The Top Day Trips from Paris

A Day in the Champagne Region, with Hotel Pick-up & Lunch
A small-group tour led by an expert guide to the Land of Champagne for a day-long tasting of the bubbly. Inclues lunch & pick-up at your Paris hotel.
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Visit the Chateaux of the Loire Valley and Taste the Region's Wines
Visit the magical castles of the Loire Valley in a day that also features a guided tasting of the best regional wines. Includes pick-up at your Paris hotel.
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We Answer: Paris + Girls = Fun!

Bonjour Sara,
We can't think of a better place for a girls trip than Paris. A week in Paris will fly by, so make sure you make the best use of each and every day. Of course, you want some down time to unwind, but you can do that when you're back in Fresno.

What's On in Paris

Our best advice is to leave some things to chance, but not too many. Planning in advance will make the whole experience that much more fun.

Planning For Paris Activities

If you're going to want to take in some of the big attractions — The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, a Seine River Cruise — you should plan them before you leave home. You don't want to spend precious hours in Paris standing in the line ups. Book a skip-the-line tour to these top attractions and feel like you've won the race.

Seine River Cruises

Our years of traveling and living in Paris have taught us that guided, skip-the-line tours really deliver — you have a better time and you learn something you would never discover on your own without wasting time getting lost or waiting in line. Here are some ideas, with links to lists of activities, to get you started —

If you're really interested in food (like us!) we recommend you sign up for this French Food Walking Tour instead of a cooking class. The tour really gives you an insider peek into the food of France while strolling the streets of Paris.

To really delve deep into the activities Paris has to offer, you might want to read our articles where we review our favorite things to see and do in the City of Light. Check out these guides —


The Most Popular Activities in the Marais

Marais Food Tour with Wine & Cheese Tastings
Walk through the historic Marais neighborhood with a food-expert guide to visit the top food & wine shops, tasting the best of Parisian food.
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Marais Semi-Private Discovery Tour
Experience the oldest part of Paris on this semi-private guided walking tour. Place des Vosges, the Jewish Quarter, food shops, and more.
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Around Bastille

Near to where you're staying, and only a 10 minute stroll from bustling Place de la Bastille, Rue d'Aligre is home to the biggest food market in this part of Paris.

Rue d'Aligre itself is permanent home to some great food stores — fish sellers, a great cheese shop, butchers, and boulangeries — and then there's the daily street market that fills up Aligre for three blocks. Also, at the end of the street is Marché Couvert Beauvau, one of a handful of covered food markets in Paris still in operation. It's located at Place d'Aligre and has a selection of traditional, old-school French meats and fowl, as well as other typical food market goods.

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