• Sipping cocktails on a rooftop: Watch the sun set over Paris’s chimney pots and the distant Byzantine Sacré Coeur at Le Perchoir, a hip rooftop cocktail bar and restaurant in the trendy 11th arrondissement.

  • Sunbathe on the Seine: Enjoy the sand and sun at Paris Plage, an annual summer fiesta where the riverbanks become a beach, and concerts, snack bars, tea dances, and other activities are open to one and all.

  • Ice-skate in front of the Hôtel de Ville: From December through February, you can rent skates and glide around the rink on the plaza in front of Paris’s splendid Renaissance city hall.

  • Drinking fizzy water from fountains in the street: Paris has nine fontaines pétillantes dotted about the city, each spouting cold, sparkling tap water—a luxury on a sunny day. Try the fountain at Parc André Citroën.
  • Watch weavers make tapestries: At the Manufacture des Gobelins, you can take a tour and see skilled artists at their giant looms creating magnificent woven works.

  • Sip mint tea in a Moroccan tearoom: Dream you’re in the Kasbah at the tearoom at the Mosquée de Paris, which is covered in beautiful mosaic tiles.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.