Top 50 Things to do in Paris

What to do in Paris?

This page is here to help you get the most out of La Cinémathèque Française, Friday Night Skate, Château du Fontainebleau, Arènes de Lutèce left overs and Cimetière du Père-Lachaise. Just follow the links below. Alternatively you can get more of an overview from the top 50 things to do in Paris.

46 La Cinémathèque Française

Cinémathèque Française has a large archive of films, movie documents and other film-related stuff. Cinémathèque holds daily screenings of a variety of films from all over the world including France.

French films in Paris

You have to see a French film whilst in Paris. Well you don’t really have to but why not. The french do pride themselves on their film industry and it is a good excuse to escape an unfriendly day.

La Cinémathèque Française


47 Friday Night Skate

The skating is free and open to anyone who has skates and knows how to use them. The Friday Night Skate is a weekly event, weather permitting. It is also the largest gathering of its kind in the world.

Friday Night Skate


48 Château du Fontainebleau

The Château du Fontainebleau or Palace of Fontainebleau is one of the largest French royal châteaux. The palace is the culmination of the work of numerous French monarchs. The Château is arranged around numerous beautiful courtyards.

Château du Fontainebleau


49 Arènes de Lutèce left overs

Six hundred years after its demise Arènes de Lutèce was rediscovered. Victor Hugo himself no-less helped to resurrect the left over bits.


Now Arènes de Lutèce is open for the modern day gladiatorial contest of football (soccer). It is more commonly used as a public park and garden. You can view a number of the left overs of the old amphitheater such as bits of the stage and animal cages.

Arènes de Lutèce left overs


50 Cimetière du Père-Lachaise

Who can you expect to see? Well nobody obviously but let me run some names past you. Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Chopin, Rossini, Dukas, Maria Callas and Edith Piaf. Buy a map to find you favorite dead and, err, enjoy (?)

Cimetière du Père-Lachaise

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