Things to Do in Paris
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Things to Do in Paris
Art, history, architecture, fashion festivals, gourmet cuisines, scenic locales, luxurious shopping, we can go on and on and on about the sights and sounds that Paris has to offer and one still would not run out of places to see or things to do in this absolutely stunning French city. Even though it is a very tough job to narrow down and shortlist a few things that are a must do in this city, let’s take a look at some of the best things to do in Paris, from a whole lot that this city has to offer:
The Eiffel Tower: One of the most iconic wonders of the word, the Eiffel Tower has been the number one attraction of Paris, tempting visitors from all over the world to come and experience the sheer beauty of this architectural marvel. The Eiffel Tower means the same thing to Paris, what the Statue of Liberty means to New York or the Big Ben means to London, the ultimate iconic symbol of the land, worn like a badge of honour. Constructed by Gustave Eiffel in the nineteenth century, the tower was lit up to welcome the millennium. The display of lights was so gorgeous that now lights have been affixed permanently which are made to twinkle for duration of five minutes to mark every hour.
Notre Dame: The Notre Dame is as royal and regal as its name sounds. This cathedral is an architectural marvel and has witnessed many a ceremonies. From coronation of kings, to several prince and princes exchanging wedding vows, the altar of this cathedral is witness to a culturally rich history. Completed in the fourteenth century, this gorgeous cathedral suffered massive damage during the revolution and was then restored in the nineteenth century by architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc. The architecture instantly transports you to an ethereal world of Christianity, grandeur and gothic ways of life.
Palais-Royal Gardens: The Palais Royal Gardens are an area of Paris that offer lush green foliage, a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of the city. Earlier, the residence of royalty, these gardens are extremely beautiful and peaceful. It has flowerbeds, lines and lines of trees and also a water basin in the middle. These gardens are flanked by galleries on all sides. These are Montopensier Gallery in the west, Beaujolais Gallery in the north, Valois Gallery in the east and the Orleans Gallery in the south. Hidden behind the walls of the palace are a number of designer boutiques, of the like of Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs. One can shop here or grab a bite at the quaint cafes and restaurants that surround this area.
Though, these are some of the highlights of Parisian beauty, the beauty of Paris has earned it, its rightful place as one of the most beautiful and romantic cities of the world, so much so that many a couple even dreaming of tying the knot or at least having their honeymoon here! Paris is a beauty that must be experienced once in a lifetime at the very least!
Explore the Basilicas of Paris
Paris is the place that houses many stunning spiritual relics that include cathedrals and churches. It stands as a breathtaking testimonial of the complex Christian heritage that dominates Paris since the Roman Empire’s fall after French revolution. Most of the majestic edifices were destroyed during the time of revolution....
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Explore the Monuments in Paris
A visit to Paris never becomes complete without visiting the monuments in the city. Know the monuments before heading to the city of Paris. Here are the major monuments one should not miss in the city of Paris.
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel tower is an epic monument which was built in the year 1889. It is the monument tha...
- Historical Sites
Museum Visits in Paris
Paris is a top destination of tourism that has over 45 million visitors every year and it is estimated that most of these tourists head to Paris for exploring the 250+ Museums which are located in the city. Some of the museums expand the locations so that they can cater to the increasing interest of the visitors. Museum vis...
Art Exhibitions at Champs-Élysées in Paris
Paris, the romantic city is a hub for arts and architecture. Many tourists head to Paris to enjoy the beauty of the artworks and to admire the architectural excellence in the city. Champs Elysees is one of the popular avenues in Paris that allow one to enjoy the beauty of the city with the well-laid streets that are really ...
- Art Museum
Walk Across the Covered Passages of Paris
In the 19th and 18th century, Paris in the areas which are around Grands Boulevards were built with glass roofed shopping galleries which are called the covered passages. They are the forerunners to the concept of malls today which provided a shopping experience in the shelter from rain. Dine, shop and also spend some roman...
- Historical Sites
Shopping in the Flea Markets of Paris
Les Puces Flea market in the city of Paris is the biggest Flea market in the whole world. The market has a great collection of antique and vintage treasures. Prepare yourself for an amazing shopping experience, the true Parisian culture and some amazing vintage stuff you may not find anywhere else. Les Puces is the flea ma...
Boating in Paris
Boating in Paris is the romantic way of touring the city and it is one such activity that one must get engaged in when visiting the city. When one floats along the Seine River, beautiful monuments can be viewed like Eiffel tower. There are many companies that provide boating services for the travelers to enjoy the beauty of...
Shopping in Paris
Shopping is one of the most exciting activities one can get engaged in the streets of Paris, and it is the best way to imbibe the taste of the Parisian culture. There are so many places in Paris which are famous for shopping and a range of things to choose from.
Boulevard Saint Germain, Bon Marché and Rue Du Bac
Rue Du B...
Take a Stroll in the Royal Gardens in Paris
The Royal gardens and the long arcades of Palais Royal are a great place one can choose to stroll through. This place has witnessed the important moments of French history. It was built by Cardinal Richelieu along with the lavish palace. It was given to the Duke Louis Philippe dOrleans by the end of 18th century.
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FAQ's of Paris
Read on to find out why our customers love us!
The Notre Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral located on the Île de la Cité.
Yes, tickets to most of the attractions of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower and the Catacombs can be bought online to save time.
Yes, there are a couple of Paris city passes that you can buy to save on travel and attractions prices, as well as to avoid standing in huge queues.
French cuisine is famous all over the world, and Paris is the best place to have it. You will find everything from meat to vegetables, from seafood to desserts here, cooked in a subtle but delicious way.
To explore Paris properly, one would need at least a week here.
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