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Paris Fashion Week 2023: history, locations and dates

Paris Fashion Week returns to the capital from Monday 25 September to Tuesday 3 October 2023. To celebrate the event, discover the fashion capital on board our dedicated Paris Fashion Tour.

European Heritage Days in Paris in 2023

The European Heritage Days are back for the 40th edition in Paris on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September. Take advantage of the Tootbus tours to visit the capital and visit the various monuments, museums and other remarkable places.

The Sacré-Cœur in Paris, icon of Montmartre

One of the most iconic monuments of Paris, the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur sits at the top of Montmartre.

Top 20 Parks in Paris

Paris has almost 500 green spaces, from small squares to large parks with trees. Almost all the parks and gardens in the capital are free. Pack a picnic and take advantage of the Tootbus tours to get to the main parks in the capital.

Walking in Pigalle

Renowned for its nighttime folies, the Pigalle district is nevertheless a must-see for tourists visiting Paris. Most places, even the hidden ones, can be visited on foot in this neighborhood spanning into the 9th and 18th arrondissements. From the Boulevard de Clichy to the Boulevard de Rochechouart, here are some walking tours to live Pigalle.

Must-see walks in Montmartre, district of Paris

When discovering Paris, you can't miss Montmartre. Located in the 18th arrondissement, it is one of the most famous districts of Paris. Find our suggestions for walks in the Montmartre district so as not to miss anything of this place. Follow the guide!

Parisian monuments to visit

Considered one of the most important cities in Europe and one of the most beautiful in the world, Paris is home to a wealth of monuments. Here is a short summary of the famous buildings and historical sites you should visit if you are in the French capital

Visit the bridges of Paris

Crossing the Seine, Paris is famous for its bridges: Discover their history and their characteristics. Our beautiful French capital has dozens of bridges over the Seine, 37 to be more precise. There are many others, whether they pass over the canals or over the peripherals or they that still serve as pedestrian footbridges. Each one has its own history and makes the charm of Paris.

Top 5 best spots to watch the sunset in Paris

Paris is a top destination for tourists from all over the world throughout the year. Known as the City of Light, the capital offers exceptional views at any time of the day. Nightfall is a unique moment when the flamboyant colours invite us to dream.

10 Fascinating Facts about the Eiffel Tower you should know

On arrival in Paris, tourists who have never previously set foot in the French capital dream only of one thing: admiring the place nicknamed “the Iron Lady”. At over 300 metres high, for more than 40 years after its completion it was the tallest structure ever built. Here are some facts few people know about the Eiffel Tower.

Valentine’s Day in Paris, romantic things to do

Paris is known as one of the most romantic cities in the world. Enjoy a magical Valentine's Day by visiting the French capital with your partner. Discover our selection of activities and experiences to do with your other half on Valentine's Day.

Where to celebrate New Year's Eve in Paris?

New Year's Eve is a time to celebrate with friends and family. What better way to celebrate the arrival of the new year than in the City of Lights? Discover our ideas for outings and marvel at the monuments of the capital on board the Tootbus Christmas Tour.

Self-guided walking tours in Paris

Explore the most famous districts of the French capital with Tootbus. Discover the treasures, secrets and mysteries of Paris with our guided bus tours. Continue your city tour on foot with the new Tootbus app feature: Tootwalk.

Activities to do with children in Paris in winter

Take advantage of the Christmas holidays from 17 December 2022 to 03 January 2023 to discover Paris with your family. Visit the capital during the festive season with our Christmas Tour. Experience the magic of Christmas in the City of Light and discover our ideas for outings for you and your kids.

The 10 Best Paris Christmas Markets

For the end of year celebrations, Paris offers some very beautiful Christmas markets, in an atmosphere conducive to pleasure, discovery and multiple activities. For visitors, it is the ideal time to stroll with the family, do some shopping and discover Paris in a different way.

Beaujolais Nouveau 2022 in Paris

The Beaujolais Nouveau festival is an unmissable event in the world of wine that attracts more and more followers. Every year, the 3rd Thursday of November marks the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau on our tables. Thanks to Tootbus, combine cultural visits and wine tasting with the Paris Discovery Tour.

Halloween in Paris, top events and spooky activities

Want to have a scary but fun Halloween party? Paris offers a wide range of activities to do: visits, workshops, festivals, animations and other festivities... Take the opportunity to get on board a Tootbus hop-on hop-off tour to visit Paris.

The Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival 2022

The Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival returns to Paris from 5 to 9 October for its 89th edition. Discover all the events that will punctuate this new edition: concerts, vineyard visits, workshops, tastings... Take advantage of the Paris by Night tour to admire the Montmartre district at dusk.

Halloween in Paris, selection of activities to do with kids

The autumn holidays take place from 21 October to 6 November 2023. Take advantage of this period to hop on board a Tootbus tourist bus and discover Paris by day and by night. Check out our selection of ideas for outings with the kids: guided tours, exhibitions, museums, escape games, etc.

Techno Parade in Paris

After a two-year absence, the Techno Parade is back in Paris on Saturday 23 September 2023. Discover all the information about the event. Take the opportunity to visit the main monuments of the capital with our Paris Discovery tour.

Tour de France in Paris, route in 2022

After a long journey through France and some border countries, the Tour de France will finish its race in Paris on 24 July. Take advantage of your stay in the capital to discover the main monuments. Our Paris Discovery tour allows you to explore the city at your own pace.

Bastille Day 2023, French National Day

Bastille Day, the national day of France, is celebrated on 14 July. This symbolic date in the middle of summer is the perfect time to explore the districts of Paris on foot thanks to our Tootwalk tours. Take advantage of the many popular demonstrations and festive events!

Paris Plages 2022, summer in Paris

Paris Plages is back this summer in the capital for its 20th edition. Take advantage of this opportunity to visit Paris at your own pace and discover the city's emblematic sites on board our Paris Discovery tour.

Summer in Paris, best kids activities

Summer is the perfect time to stroll around, explore new areas, rediscover Paris and enjoy the season's must-see events. Discover our selection of activities to do with your children. Get on board one of our buses to visit the City of Light without getting tired!

Paris Pride 2023: Marche des Fiertés LGBT

You are visiting Paris in June? Take advantage of your trip to discover the Parisian capital wearing the colours of the rainbow for the Gay Pride. Numerous cultural and festive events are organised throughout the city and the parade will take place on Saturday 24 June 2023.

10 Father's Day Activities in Paris

Father's Day 2023 is coming up and you're looking for ideas to share a family moment in Paris? On 18 June, celebrate your dad by discovering Paris in a panoramic bus or with our selection of unforgettable activities.

Make Music Day in Paris

Make Music Day returns to Paris for its 41st edition on 21 June. Take advantage of this special occasion to visit the capital during the day by panoramic bus thanks to our Paris Discovery Tour. Then stroll through the City of Light at dusk, taking advantage of the various activities on offer.

Mother's Day activities in Paris

This year, Mother's Day is celebrated on Sunday 4 June. Discover the capital of Paris in good company and have a great time with your family. Take advantage of this special occasion to visit Paris in bus with our Paris Discovery tour and create unforgettable memories.

Ideas for festivals in Paris this summer

Do you want to punctuate your discovery of Paris with festive events? The festivals are back this summer for your enjoyment. Discover the emblematic summer celebrations of the capital between music, cinema, humour and culture.

Sporting events in Paris

Discover the Tootbus agenda of the main sporting events in Paris this summer: football, boxing, running, tennis, equestrian competition, rugby... Take advantage of the Tootbus tours to get to the various sports venues in the capital.

Free museum day in Paris and free museum night

Paris is home to many museums and monuments that contain remarkable artistic and cultural treasures. Explore the capital at your own pace with our Paris Discovery tour. Dive into the world of culture with International Museum Day and Museum Night this May.

Top things to do for Easter in Paris

The Easter holidays, also known as spring holidays, take place from 8 April to 9 May 2023. This period is an opportunity to discover with your family many unmissable events in Paris. Take advantage of our Paris Discovery tour to visit the different places in the capital.

The Paris Carnival, a popular Parisian festival

Enjoy a colourful February holiday by participating in the 24th edition of the Paris Carnival. We reveal the history of this popular Parisian festival, the theme of the festivities, the dates and the route proposed this year.

Romantic things to do in Paris, districts to visit

Paris is the city of love. The charm of its architecture and its romantic walks give it an exceptional beauty. Every year, thousands of couples come here to enjoy an unforgettable stay. Would you like to discover Paris with your partner? Here are 6 districts not to be missed.

Top things to do with kids in Paris in February

Take advantage of February half-term and discover the best of Paris with your children. Are you looking for ideas for outings for your family in the capital? Exhibitions, outings, museums, guided tours, we have put together a selection of family activities. Enjoy them with our Paris Discovery!

Paris along the Seine river

Ah, Paris. For centuries, the City of Light has been the dream destination of sweethearts and all those who love French culture and lifestyle. It is widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and once there it’s impossible to keep from falling under its spell. The magic of its great historic monuments guarantees you an unforgettable trip through time. Experience the allure of the Haussmann-style buildings, one of the city’s signature characteristics. Delight in the authentic, picturesque atmosphere of the cobblestone streets in Montmartre or the Marais. Enjoy a glass of wine on a balcony overlooking the rooftops. Explore the city by night like Hemingway for a Midnight in Paris-style adventure, losing yourself in ancient times.

Walking along the banks of the Seine

Along the banks of the Seine

Walking or cycling

The left bank of the Seine was partially pedestrianised in 2013, and the right bank followed this year. Pedestrians and cyclists can now enjoy trips along both sides of the Seine.

All You Need to Know About the History of the Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe, at the end of the most beautiful avenue in the world, dominates the skyline of Paris’s 8th arrondissement. At 49 metres (160 feet) high, the biggest arch in the world offers an exceptional viewpoint of the Champs-Élysées and the Eiffel Tower. Learn more about this symbol of the French capital.

All you need to know about Père Lachaise cemetery

The largest Parisian cemetery located in Paris’ arrondissement, is the capital’s cult and ineludible place. More than 60,000 people rest there including many celebrities and historical people. The Père Lachaise cemetery houses the tombs of Molière, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison.

Visiting Paris for 1 to 3 days

Visiting the capital for 1, 2 or 3 days? Want to make sure you don't miss the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe or Notre Dame Cathedral? Are you planning a shopping spree or a romantic stay? Discover the must-see Paris tours so you don't miss out on any of the City of Light!

Stroll through Paris Chinatown

Bordered on two sides by Choisy and Ivry avenues and by boulevard Masséna on the third side, the Choisy triangle in the 13th arrondissement of Paris is home to a large Asian community. For shops, restaurants, or just a walk, experience the unmissable sights of Chinatown.

Visit the Paris Catacombs

Paris sometimes looks a little like Swiss cheese. Between the metro, the sewers and other tunnels, the capital city seems to have several different levels. In fact, the entire southern part of the city is crisscrossed by a very specific underground network that is known throughout the world as the Paris Catacombs. These former quarries were transformed into a municipal ossuary in the 19th century, and is quite a fascinating network of tunnels filled with skeletons and skulls! Learn all there is to know about visiting the Paris Catacombs.

Nights out in RĂ©publique and Oberkampf district

We’ve already done a general guide to nights out in the Latin district. Of course, it goes without saying that there are also other places you can go to enjoy an evening out in Paris. Today, we’re taking a look at Oberkampf and République, which as well as being one of Paris’s liveliest areas are particularly well-known for their various bars. So get ready to discover what you can expect to find in the evenings in and around Oberkampf and République.

Everything you need to know about Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

History of the cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has had a long history and has seen many changes over the years. Construction work began in 1163 and wasn’t completed until 1345. The two centuries it took to construct partially explain why its architecture is so varied. It features all the Gothic styles, from early to rayonnant.

The Louvre Museum: everything you need to know

The world's largest art museum was opened in 1793. It offers visitors a collection of almost 460,000 paintings and sculptures over an area of over 7,000 m2. Located in the heart of the capital, it is visited by more than 7,000,000 tourists every year.

1 Day in Paris – Visit Paris by bus in 1 Day

Get some height! Marvel at the Seine, Notre-Dame or the Eiffel Tower from the upper deck of our open-air, double-story buses. Breathtaking views guaranteed! With a single Pass, hop-on and off wherever and whenever you like, from our Paris Iconic Blue Route.

All about the Grand Palais

Located in the heart of Paris on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Grand Palais is an iconic monument of Paris. Built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900 and dedicated “by the French Republic to the glory of French art”, it was designated as a historic monument in 2000.


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