Join the city's avid horse-racing fans for weekly racing and special events like the Grand Prix de Paris in June and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in October. Built during the reign of Napoleon III, Longchamp boasts the greatest number of thoroughbreds and awards the largest purse in France.

Pari Roller,
Pack your skates and explore Paris on wheels. Skaters meet at Tour Montparnasse every Friday night and get rolling from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On The Road With Kate Hudson

Anything funny, interesting, or insane hap­pen to you while traveling?
"Oh, I don't even know where to begin. I've traveled so much. I don't know if there was anything funny, except that we traveled with all of our animals."

What kind and how many animals are we talking about?
"Like the 200-pound mastiff. I was in Paris for three months [during the filming of Le Divorce], and I got to live there with my husband, who was also working there. Three months, and I brought two animals: our mastiff and our Pomeranian. Paris is a dog-friendly place. There are no places you can't take your dog. I could take my little Pom into L'Amis Louis if I wanted to. But the big girl, you know, you've just got to think strictly an outdoor cafe."

What's always in your carry-on bag?
"Every time we leave, we check passports, wallets, money, and crystals."

"We carry around crystals. I usually have a heart with me, rose quartz or fluorite. Chris has some skulls he carries around. He has a rose quartz and a smoky quartz."

That's for good energy, right?
"Uh-huh. We don't go anywhere without them."

Any travel strategies you employ?