The 14 Most Popular Paris Activities

November 28th, 2023

You’ve asked and we’ve delivered with our list of the 14 most popular Paris activities redeemable with our activity vouchers. From bike tours by night to romantic Seine cruises, we’ve got everything covered to help you make the most of your Paris holiday.

The 14 Most Popular Paris Activities

1. Bike Tour By Night

With your activity gift voucher you can embark on a thrilling 3-hour guided cycling tour through the City of Love. Pedal your way through the heart of the French capital, accompanied by a passionate English-speaking guide who will immerse you in the city’s rich history, art, and culture. Discover iconic landmarks like the Opera, the Louvre, The Centre Pompidou, and the Notre Dame while falling in love with Paris in a unique and unforgettable way.

2. Champagne-Tasting Lunch and a Visit to Saint-Germain-des-Prés

redeem your activity voucher on this paris activity - a trip to saint germain de pres
Next up on our list of the most popular Paris activities is for those who have a taste for the finer things in life. If you’ve been given one of our leisure vouchers, you can redeem it on none other than a champagne-tasting lunch and visit to Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Start your day with a local guide who’ll whisk you through the charming streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, where legends like Benjamin Franklin and Ernest Hemingway once roamed. After soaking up the neighbourhood, meet a Champagne expert for a delightful tasting session featuring three heavenly champagnes, each paired with scrumptious dishes. Wrap up your culinary journey with a cosy coffee or tea and some mouthwatering French desserts.

3. Palace of Versailles Tour

For our next Paris activity, we venture a little outside of the city with a Palace of Versailles full-day private tour. For this Paris gift experience, get ready to step into history as you embark on a private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Château de Versailles. Your morning includes highlights like the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, and royal bedrooms. Afterward, stroll through André Le Nôtre‘s breathtaking gardens and enjoy lunch recommendations within the park. In the afternoon, explore the Grand Trianon, a Napoleon-era gem, and discover the newly renovated “Domaine de Marie Antoinette.” This unique Paris activity ends around 5.00 pm, leaving you with a deep appreciation for Versailles’ grandeur. This experience is your royal pass to history and opulence, starting here.

4. French Cooking class at a Parisian’s Home

a female chef teaches how to cook traditional french food as part of one of the best paris activities
Did you know our activity vouchers also unlock food experiences in Paris? That’s right, if you’re a certified foodie, you can redeem your leisure voucher on a French cooking class in a real Parisian’s home. Get ready for a hands-on culinary adventure that’ll take your taste buds on a journey through the heart of French cuisine. In a cosy Parisian apartment, you’ll cook up a mouthwatering three-course meal from scratch with the guidance of skilled French chefs. These culinary wizards, who’ve mastered the art from fine restaurants to family kitchens, will let you in on their flavour-enhancing secrets using fresh, local ingredients. No matter your kitchen skills, they’ll make it easy and enjoyable. Plus, you’ll leave armed with simple yet impressive French recipes to dazzle your loved ones. The best part? You’ll dig into the scrumptious meal you’ve whipped up, all while sipping on fine French wine. Bon appétit!

5. Montparnasse Tower Panoramic Terrace Experience

a lady redeems her activity voucher on a paris activity to Montparnasse Tower
Next on our list of the best activities in Paris, you can discover Paris from an astonishing vantage point atop the Montparnasse Tower’s 56th-floor observation deck, reached in a mere 38 seconds via one of Europe’s swiftest elevators. Enjoy a panoramic view of the City of Lights, complemented by viewpoint indicators, immersive films, interactive touchscreens, and captivating exhibitions. Then, enjoy a delicious dinner at Le Ciel de Paris, the city’s highest restaurant, and then ascend to the 59th-floor outdoor observatory for a stunning view 210 meters above street level.

6. Interactive Bus Tour of Paris and a Dinner-Show at the Moulin Rouge

the entrance to the moulin rouge in paris
Prepare for an enchanting Parisian night with a leisure voucher well redeemed with this unforgettable Paris activity. Your evening combines the glamour of a Moulin Rouge dinner show, featuring “Féerie” with 1000 dazzling costumes and an astounding Aquarium, along with half a bottle of champagne per person, all orchestrated by Chef David Le Quellec. But that’s not all – hop aboard a panoramic covered coach equipped with an interactive tablet and embark on an innovative city tour. With 3D reconstructions and 360° views, you’ll uncover Paris’s iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysées.

7. Louvre Museum Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

mona lisa at the louvre
A visit to Paris wouldn’t be complete without immersing yourself in the Louvre, the most famous Paris museum by a mile, and the best way to do it is by redeeming your activity gift voucher on this cultural Paris activity. Skip the lines and embark on a journey through centuries of art and history, from ancient Egypt to the Renaissance and beyond. Your expert guide will reveal iconic masterpieces like the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the monumental Coronation of Napoleon, providing insights that deepen your appreciation. After the tour, make the most of your ticket by indulging in the museum’s dining options or shopping for keepsakes.

8. Mont Saint-Michel day trip from Paris

Mont Saint-Michel in fog with sheep eating grass
At number eight on our list of the best Paris activities, we head out of the city towards the eye-catching Mont Saint-Michel on a day trip. Set out from the Eiffel Tower neighborhood and arrive at Mont Saint Michel around 11:45 am. Once you’re there, you’ll ascend the picturesque Grande Rue, led by your guide, to explore the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture dedicated to the Archangel Saint Michel. Delve into the abbey’s history, bask in an exceptional bay view, and wander through the charming village. In the late afternoon, regroup for the return journey, with an expected arrival back in Paris around 9:45 pm.

9. Paris Zoological Park Tickets

Experience an unforgettable day at the Paris’ Zoological Park when you redeem our activity gift vouchers. Journey through five distinct life zones spread across 14.5 hectares, encountering 2,000 animals representing 180 species, including lemurs, zebras, lions, and more. This zoo is unlike any other, immersing you in natural animal habitats, allowing close observations through large windows and underwater viewing areas. Witness captivating feedings and explore behind-the-scenes areas, including the clinic. Engage in workshops, guided visits, and other activities. It’s a wild Paris activity that offers relaxation and excitement for all ages.

10. Disneyland Paris Multi-day Tickets

the castle at disneyland paris - one of the best paris activities
What could be better than redeeming your activity voucher for multi-pass tickets to the happiest place on earth?
Multi-pass tickets offer access to both the Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney Studios for 2, 3, or 4 days. Immerse yourself in this breathtaking Paris activity filled with spellbinding shows, thrilling experiences, and joyous festivities. From getting lost in Alice’s Curious Labyrinth to experiencing cinema special effects firsthand at Armageddon-Les Effets Spéciaux, from fun encounters with Minnie and Mickey Mouse to thrilling rides and captivating shows inspired by beloved fairytales, and even a journey into the realm of cinema—every moment is a memory in the making. Why not book a Disney hotel so you can stay conveniently close to the action?

11. Paris Aquarium Entry Tickets

Redeem your activity voucher on Paris Aquarium tickets and explore 70 mesmerising tanks teeming with 11,000 fascinating fish from the depths of the underwater world. Witness the Ocean’s magic as you come face to face with one of France’s largest shark pools, boasting a staggering 3 million litres of water, home to 30 sharks, sea urchins, and clownfishes. Get hands-on with a touch pool, where you can stroke and feed the fish, adding an interactive element to your visit.

12. Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour

Père Lachaise cemetery in paris
Our next Paris activity is for the dark tourists out there. You can redeem your leisure voucher on a 2 hour walking tour of the infamous Père Lachaise Cemetery During this unique Paris activity, you’ll wander through the sprawling oasis of Père Lachaise Cemetery, the world’s most renowned final resting place. Walk in the footsteps of legendary artists, writers, musicians, and historical figures whose stories are etched into the very fabric of Paris. This tour unveils the secrets of luminaries like Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, and many more who rest there today.

13. Paris Catacombs Tour with Secret Room Access

a sculpture of a castle in the paris catacombs - one of the best paris activities
Another favourite for dark tourists, our next Paris activity is a Paris catacombs tour with access to secret rooms. Unearth the hidden history of Paris beneath its bustling streets on a unique storytelling tour through the Paris Catacombs. Skip the lines and delve deep into this underground labyrinth, home to the remains of millions. Led by a local expert, you’ll explore exclusive sections and hear captivating tales of its construction and the relocation of bones from across the city. Admire ornate bone arrangements in the eerie tunnels, including a secret chapel. The Paris Catacombs, symbolising 2,000 years of history, are a must-see attraction, as iconic as Notre Dame or the Eiffel Tower, and a testament to the city’s evolution.

14. Lunch or Dinner at the Eiffel Tower

paris eiffel tower at night
What would a list of the best activities in Paris be without a mention of the famous Eiffel Tower? That’s right, with our activity vouchers, you can indulge in a one-of-a-kind dining experience on the Eiffel Tower’s first floor, bypassing entrance lines for swift access. Revel in the excitement of the glass floor and delve into the Eiffel Tower’s rich history before savoring a delectable French-style lunch or dinner. As you ascend, be captivated by panoramic vistas of the Parisian skyline, taking in Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur, the Invalides, the Champ-de-Mars, the Champs-Elysées, and the Arc de Triomphe from above. It’s a dining adventure that pairs culinary delights with unparalleled views of the City of Light.

And that’s a wrap on our list of the 14 most-popular Paris activities available when you redeem an activity gift card. But did you know that this list doesn’t even scratch the surface on the gift experiences we provide? Head to our redeem page and browse the 50,000 global gift experiences on offer, in Paris and further afield. From Scotland gift experiences, golf activities, food experiences and so many more, our gift vouchers for activities are perfect for every type of gift recipient and every occasion.

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