A better question to ask yourself would be "what can't I do in Paris?" Like many other global capital cities, Paris has so much to do that it would be impossible to take it all in during one visit. For the sake of this travel guide, you'll find a majority of the must-do activities included. A highlight of the summer months is the annual Cinema en Plein Air. This outdoor cinema event takes place at the Parc de la Villette in July and shows films on the 9th largest inflatable screen in Europe. Other must-do activities include the city's incredible music festivals of Rock en Seine (August), Techno parade (September), and Jazz a la Villette (September). If you do nothing else during your visit, don't forget to try out the myriad of amazing cuisine options. One of the world's culinary capitals, Paris has the second highest concentration of Michelin restaurants behind only Tokyo, Japan. Most people cannot come to Paris without seeing the city's impressive icons like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Paris Magellan Hotel.
Paris is home to roughly 70 museums, including the Louvre, which counts the Mona Lisa among its impressive artistic displays. If you want to step outside the box, consider visiting the city's infamous catacombs. Here you'll find the exhumed remains of roughly 6 million people who were moved from overflowing cemeteries across Paris. There's no better view of the city than that offered from Sacre Coeur. The church is located at the highest point in the city, offering stunning views of the entire city. Paris is considered one of the world's safest cities. Nevertheless, exercise caution in low-income neighborhoods at night. Parisians are often labeled rude or arrogant.
A difficult fact of life in the City of Light is dealing with a constant stream of tourists. Be patient and polite when interacting with Parisians. After all, they deal with 45 million people like you each year. Parisians dress conservatively, despite the city's status within the fashion world. Bright colors can attract the wrong attention in areas such as the 9th and 18th arrondissements (districts). Try the flea markets. Paris has three famous flea markets along the city's outskirts, each offering antiques and second-hand goods. Consider a ParisPass. This prepaid entry card offers entry and queue jumping at 60 attractions around the city.