When museums and art galleries are your idea of hell...
The Eiffel Tower, an oldie but a goodie, has great views over Paris. So does the Basilique du Sacre Coeur in Montmartre. It's hard to beat the sight of the Arc de Triomphe as you're strolling up the Champs-Elysees. Batobus is a great way to see the sites while sitting down (always a win).
Paris's great parks. Two views of the Jardin de Tuileries, our youngest (and wisest) contributor Edith at Le Jardin du Luxenbourg, and the Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower.
Mooch along the Seine. Gaze at the Grand Palais. Get lost in Paris's streets. Love the gorgeous buildings.
Oh the glorious shopping: the atrium at Galeries Lafayette. Chanel packaging - all we bought was a lipstick! The fabulous Dries Van Noten's store. The original Diptyque store in St Germain.
Hermes in a swimming pool (Yes, really. TOTALLY worth a visit). Explore the streets of Montmartre. Or Maybe Louis Vuitton is more your style. Paris's famous macaroons are highly recommended.
Paris has a vast array of architecture: The Conciergerie, the oldest parts date from 1270. Notre Dame, completed in 1345 (shown before the fire of April 2019. The front still stands). The Centre Pompidou, opened in 1977. And the Louvre Pyramid, opened in 1989.
The brilliant Shakespeare and Company bookshop. Maison de la Mouche, a gem of a fly fishing shop. Naked table-tennis champ? We love you, Paris.
Paris's royal history at Versailles: the palace. The Hall of Mirrors. Gorgeous painted ceilings. You can even grab Laduree macaroons while you're there.
Detail from Pont Neuf bridge, Paris's oldest. A gorgeous flower shop in the 11th arrondisement. The crypt for Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas at the Pantheon. The Chanel atelier on Rue Cambon - look closely and you can see couture hanging in the windows.
The Metro is quick and easy (and sometimes even stylish) but there are A LOT of steps.
The Hotel International, which we whole-heartedly recommend. Parenting wine, er, win?
If you do just one museum, try one of the 90 minute, self-guided tours of the Louvre. We love the sculptures. Or head to the Musee de l'Orangerie for Monet's huge, spectacular water lilies.
Updated: 17 April 2019