Visiting Paris this autumn? Here are five unmissable things to do

Paris: the city of love, beauty and amazing Instagram pictures.

If you have never visited Paris before, that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t recognise it – the iconic Eiffel Tower, the cobbled streets, or the riverside cafés may all be familiar to you from pictures and movies.

Now that we are all able to travel again after the travel bans were enforced during the pandemic, you might be planning a trip for this autumn.

Paris is one of the most idyllic places to visit during these months; the weather becomes crisp and cold, the leaves change colour and fall off the trees and everywhere looks simply magical in this city of love. 

Visiting Paris in the fall? Make sure to check out new Europe visa regulations on, and read on to find out five things to do in Paris this autumn.

Visit Musée de l’Orangerie

Musée de l’Orangerie is a small Parisian museum located next to the Concorde metro station in the Jardins des Tuileries.

This museum is tucked away among the greenery on the banks of the Seine, and is home to hidden treasures that will take your breath away.

Inside Musée de l’Orangerie you will find enormous paintings by the world famous landscape artist Claude Monet, including his most famous work, the Water Lilies.

These paintings take up entire walls and will envelop you with a sense of peace and tranquility when you stand in front of them.

Paris is home to many artistic treasures, but Monet’s hidden gems in l’Orangerie are some of the most special of all. 

Stroll through Les Jardins Des Tuileries

Speaking of Les Jardins Des Tuileries, you can’t visit l’Orangerie without taking the time to stroll through the wonderful gardens.

Home to trees that all fade to the most stunning orange, yellow and red in the autumn, the Tuileries Gardens are the perfect spot for a romantic stroll with a delicious Parisian coffee in hand.

You can venture into the foliage or stick to the Seine side of the gardens – either way, you’re in for a treat.

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Eat falafel in Le Marais

One of the greatest things about Paris is that it is home to many nations in such a tiny city.

Le Marais, known as the Jewish quarter of Paris, plays host to many establishments that offer stunning Middle Eastern foods, including world-class falafel.

Whether you’re buying it from a food stand on the street or in a high end restaurant, you’ve never tasted food quite like this.

This quarter also happens to be littered with incredible shopping spots, so head down to Le Marais across the 3rd and 4th arrondissements (districts) of Paris for an amazing meal and some great shopping too.

Have lunch on the banks of the Seine

Speaking of tasty food, there’s nothing quite like dining out on the banks of the River Seine.

The Seine had its first bridge built by the Romans in the 1st Century AD, and since then it has become the very heart of what we now call Paris. 

The Seine has been painted thousands of times by world-famous painters, so why not see it for real?

Plenty of restaurants back straight onto its banks, so you can sit sipping your coffee and eating a gorgeous meal while you watch the river flow by.

There’s nothing more relaxing than immersing yourself into a city’s culture, and when you sit by the Seine in a Parisian café you will feel right at home.

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Go to the opera

What’s classier than visiting the opera? Not much, right?

The Bastille and Garnier operas of Paris are some of the most prestigious in the world.

Ballet companies and opera singers from all over the world travel to Paris for the honour of performing in one of these iconic venues. Even the architecture in these buildings is enough to entertain for hours.

Tickets to the opera don’t come cheap, but they are worth every cent as you will witness some of the greatest talents in these industries come together in astonishing performances.

If the opera isn’t your thing, both these venues also host contemporary dance shows that are more appealing to modern audiences.

Check out what’s on at the Bastille here and at the Garnier here.

Final thoughts…

Want to visit Paris this fall? Our guide has got you covered.

From museums to shows to the natural beauty of this amazing city, this guide will help you strike the balance between tourist and local, helping you to enjoy your well-deserved break.

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