The collaborative city guide of Paris is your guide to the best local Parisian attractions, brought to you in part by the best local guides, our GuesttoGuest members from Paris!
What to do in Paris? That is the question and the choices are endless, so GuesttoGuest thought it would be a good idea to help narrow down your “must-see” list or, depending on the duration of your stay, increase that list!
To help you find everything, we created a map of Paris with the addresses of all the recommended food to eat, places to go, and things to see…
…ALL suggested by the members of GuesttoGuest!
These are the places where you can find authentic French cuisine, eaten by the locals, and popular bars with a typical Parisian atmosphere in the hidden alleyways of Paris. In the category “A voir!”, you will find things to do and places to see that might even be new to a seasoned Paris traveler!
Check out the collaborative map of Paris in large format.
Our top 3 restaurants to eat at in Paris from the Collaborative City Guide
5 rue Paul Lelong 75002
Mémère Paulette is a wine bar in the Bourse district that offers generous portions of gourmet plates at affordable prices. You will love this authentic French bar with its original decor and friendly wait-staff!
10 passage Rochebrune 75011
Broken Biscuits is a small cafe hidden in a very charming street in the 11th district that sells delicious pastries and hot drinks that can be enjoyed on their small terrace during sunny days or just take some food to good.
30 rue des 5 Diamants 75013
Chez Gladines is a brasserie that offers a typical menu from the South West of France. The dishes are excellent and served in a nice cozy setting.
Our top 3 bars in Paris to have a drink from the Collaborative City Guide
33 rue Dauphine 75003
The Café Laurent is located in a chic hotel in Saint-Germain des Prés. It's a cozy place to have a drink and enjoy live jazz music.
Le N'importe Quoi Bar
16 rue du Roule 75001
Le N'importe Quoi Bar is the ideal place to party with friends in a festive and warm atmosphere. You will be sure to have fun while sipping one of their delicious cocktails!
1 quai Célestins 75001
Les Nautes is a bar restaurant on the banks of the Seine where you can enjoy a pleasant terrace during the summer months.
Our top 3 places to see in Paris from the Collaborative City Guide
Le Port de l'Arsenal
La Butte Bergeyre
La Sainte Chapelle
“If you had 3 hours to enjoy Paris, what would you do?”
“I would definitely do a night trip by car in Paris by night during the week and drive to the foot of the Sacré-Coeur. Then I would stand on Les Champs de Mars to see the Eiffel Tower light-up for 5 mins, which occurs on the hour, every hour during the evening. Then pass by The Louvre and see the pyramids all lit up at night and take in the views of the Arc de Triomphe et Arche de La Défense. Finally, I would finish by Notre Dame, the center point of Paris and I would say this is the center of Paris and when people on the highway see the sign “Paris 127km” they will also be exactly 127 km away from me!” – Julie
The most frequent thing our members say to do in Paris…WALK!
“Walk, walk, walk, and walk in the Marais district.” – Emmanuel.
“Definitely, walk along the banks of the Seine and see Le Louvre, Notre Dame, and la Tour Eiffel…” – Alice.
“A stroll along the Rue Saint-Denis, from Gare de l’Est to Châtelet.” – Alma.
“A walk in the Marais, Place des Vosges, get an ice cream and a good pastry from a great pastry chef.” – Marie.
Where should you stay on your next trip to Paris?
If you are really looking to enjoy Paris like a local, then your best choice is to organize a home exchange. With nearly 20,000 homes in just Paris, GuesttoGuest has a wide selection of homes to choose from. You can find the accommodation that best suits your needs: Haussmanian apartment, loft, designer apartment, artist studio, etc.
Below are some apartments available in Paris…
Chez Camille, in the Montorgueil quarter: “A typical Parisian apartment, charming and comfortable, with a breathtaking view!”
Chez Caroline, rooftop apartment in Montmartre, is a former workshop renovated by an artist.
Chez Carole: “Just steps from the Eiffel Tower, enter my chic home, which has been carefully decorated according to the principles of Feng Shui.”