Things to do in Paris - one of the most awe-inspiring things to do in Paris is to explore the Eiffel Tower. As beautiful as it is vast, this 120-year-old steel icon is still a joy to approach from any direction and the view from the top (if you can brave the high winds) is enough to leave anyone speechless.No time spent sightseeing in Paris is complete without an amble round the Jardins de Tuileries, one of the oldest public gardens in Europe, which becomes a focal point for Parisian life during the long hot summer months when locals and tourists alike assemble to frolic among its ornate trees and play the occasional game of Petanque.