You could walk the boulevards of Paris for hours without getting bored, but here are a few tips to anyway, to know more before you go.
The city's districts are numbered from 1 to 20, organised in a spiral pattern, with 1 at the very centre. Take a few minutes to look at this layout and you'll find it much easier to figure out where you're going. The Métro is the easiest way to travel large distances. Getting a 'carnet' (book) of 10 tickets at once will net you a discount. Be sure to hold onto your validated ticket until the end of each train ride.
France has one of the most diverse cuisines in the world, and Paris is of course one of the very best places to try it. That said, it pays to avoid the more obvious bistros and other eateries lining the grand avenues, and head a little off the beaten track. Look out for more residential streets, which can house authentic, more economic restaurants.
Many museums in France close on Mondays or Tuesdays. Of course, if you're a weekend visitor this won't be an issue, unless you're having an extended weekend. Check out opening times before heading out, anyway.
There are so many great sights, but you really can't go wrong when touring the most famous landmarks.
When this now-iconic tower opened towards the end of the Victorian Era, it was intended to be a temporary construction for the 1889 World's Fair. You can opt to only head to the second floor, but it would be a shame not to see the city from the top. You can pay a bit less to take the stairs if you're feeling up for the climb.
Another symbol of Paris, and famous because of its inclusion in Victor Hugo's novel 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.' As a cathedral, it's free to enter, and is one of the city's most striking constructions.
One of the world's largest art collections, this grand palace is home to the Mona Lisa, the statue Nike of Athena, and Venus de Milo. It would take far longer than one weekend to see it all, but it's well worth visiting at least for the highlights.