Things to do in Paris?
Every year the city welcomes millions of visitors and was even recently voted the “most popular destination in the world”. A legitimate choice if ever there was one! Because it’s obvious: you have to see Paris at least once in your lifetime. But, you have to see it more than once in order to really get to know it. Who can honestly say that they have already toured all its prestigious monuments, visited all its museums, and walked all its neighborhoods, avenues, faubourgs, bridges and gardens? The City of Light will always surprise you whether you are visiting it for the first time or the hundredth time!
Must-see in Paris
•Is it really possible to start a visit to the French capital without mentioning its most emblematic monument? Of course not: the Eiffel Tower is a must! Rising to a height of 324 meters, Gustave Eiffel’s building dominates all of Paris. Climb up to the 4th floor (280 meters, no joke!) and embrace the view over the city and its treasures.
•The view is also great from the top of Montmartre and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, the highest point in the city. This formerly independent village, which became a part of Paris in 1860, is now its most famous district with many stores and bars and a pleasant bohemian lifestyle where painters, musicians and actors meet.
•And for those who are fans of history and culture, there are countless museums in Paris! Just to mention three of them: the Louvre for its extensive collections from all over the world and from all periods, and for its superb glass pyramid; Orsay Museum for its Impressionist masterpieces exhibited in this former train station; and, finally Beaubourg (or the Pompidou Centre) for its bold architecture and its modern and contemporary art collections.
•For leisurely strolls or relaxing moments, Paris also has many parks and gardens. Often modest in size, each one, nevertheless, has its own charms and specific atmosphere: Jardin de Luxembourg, Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Jardin des Plantes, Parc Monceau, Jardin des Tuileries, etc. The city has about 450 parks not to mention the huge areas of woodland of Bois de Vincennes and Bois de Boulogne. Who said that Paris wasn’t a green city?