WHAT ALL PARIS HAS TO SHOW, EXCEPT THE EIFFEL TOWER!
Definitely seeing the Eiffel Tower is a treat to they eyes but visiting Paris is not limited to the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysees or the Arc de Triomphe. Paris is above all a city that nourishes my curiosity antheat surprises me day after day. It is a city that gives you the opportunity to make enriching encounters and feel good about yourself. In the end, it is a city to go if you want to enjoy life. Want to visit Paris? Here are my top 10 best things to see if you do not know what to do in Paris.
Visiting Paris is not limited to the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysees or the Arc de Triomphe. Paris is above all a city that nourishes my curiosity and that surprises me day after day. It is a city that gives you the opportunity to make enriching encounters and feel good about yourself. In the end, it is a city to go if you want to enjoy life. Want to visit Paris? Here are my top 10 best things to see if you do not know what to do in Paris.
- Soak Up The Atmosphere Of “Chez Georges”
Near the old market of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, you can find small streets filled with bars and restaurants that will satisfy all your culinary desires. As an individual, I love going to “Chez Georges”, a charming wine bar where you can taste wines for three euros a glass, enjoy the artworks that are on display, remake the world, engage in conversions animated with friends or play board games. It is a place of conviviality of Paris.
- Dance to the end of the night at Café Coal
After drinking several glasses of wine at 3 euros, when the music takes me and I want to dance, I go to Oberkampf in the direction of Café Charbon. Although the place is often full to bursting, this Parisian brasserie, so typically Parisian decor and playing mainstream music makes me want to dance until the end of the night. This is also a visit to Paris otherwise.
- Observe people at the Saint-Bernard wharf
Originally, the Quai Saint-Bernard was one of the entrances to the fortified city of Paris and the place where the wine market took place. Over the centuries, the quai Saint-Bernard has gradually been transformed into a public park, to the delight of Parisians. It is the perfect place to go if you like to watch people go by, if you like to read in the sun or if you like to watch the street dancers. If you do not know what to do in Paris, here is a place you cannot miss. You see, the places of interest of Paris are not only monuments.
- Relax in the Rodin Museum Garden
What to do in Paris if you want to relax? Nothing is better than to walk in the garden of the Rodin Museum – a charming garden as you can see by looking at the picture at the beginning of the article. Admission is free for children under 26 and 1 € or 2 € otherwise. The garden is open every day except Mondays from 10 am to 5.45 pm – and sometimes later in the summer at nocturnes. Take a book and a discreet picnic with you and relax. You can also admire the great works of Auguste Rodin charged with emotions located all around you and visit Paris and its art without setting foot in a museum.
- Avoid Mona List
If you really want it, you can go see Mona Lisa. I have seen her once and her cheeky smile is worth a look. But I did not go back to see her the times I went back to the Louvre. I preferred to visit the Richelieu courtyard, a place of interest in Paris full of light and filled with inspiring sculptures rather than playing elbows to make my way among the crowd that came to see “La Joconde”.
- Have A Good Time Near The Kiosk At The Jardin Du Luxembourg
Visiting Paris and the Jardin du Luxembourg is not limited to its fountains, well-mown lawns, flowerbeds, ping-pong tables and green metal seats. The music kiosk – located near the east entrance of the garden – regularly hosts musical events to visit Paris side party.
- Go To The Opera For 5 Euros
After reading the website of the Opéra Bastille, choose your favorite opera show and write down the date in your diary so as not to miss it during your visit to Paris. On the day of the show, bring a book with you to take care of while you queue and meet in front of the Opéra Bastille at around 4 pm. At 6 pm, the opera doors open and 30 tickets are available at a nominal fee of 5 € (2 tickets per person maximum). If you are lucky, a Parisian accustomed to places will give you a number – to keep your place in the tail – which will allow you to wait for the opening of the opera sitting comfortably in a cafe rather than standing outside. At the beginning of the show, you will be directed to your place and will pass the best lodges. Look at the seats that are empty and carefully note their location. You should be able to sneak you down during the intermission to have a dream place during the second half of the show. Thanks to this technique, I enjoyed the second part of the show sitting in the second row closest to the stage! To make tourism in Paris without breaking the bank, you have to be smart!
- Visit The Pagoda Of Paris
Hidden behind trees on the street of Babylon is an Asian pagoda which houses a small art and experimental cinema, known under the sober name “La Pagode”. During your visit to Paris, you can have tea in the small garden café – open in summer – when the weather is nice, before watching a movie. If you have a little hollow, do not hesitate to stop on the way “Au Pied de Fouet”, a French restaurant located just 150 meters from the cinema where you can taste traditional dishes of French gastronomy from 10 € the dish , a must in Paris.
- Take The Bus
In Paris, the bus is less popular than the metro. Yet it is an ideal mode of transport to be able to move while admiring the beauty of the Parisian streets and to travel in a more direct way. Indeed, there are 353 bus lines in Paris against just 16 metro lines: there’s bound to be a bus that goes where you want to go! My favorite line is line 84. I get on the bus to the Pantheon, then can admire the charming garden of Luxembourg. The bus runs along Saint-Germain Boulevard, then crosses Place de la Concorde in the direction of Saint-Augustin Church before finishing near Monceau Park. Want to take the bus? Go to a metro station and ask the ticket office for a map of the bus lines. Enjoy your visit to Paris otherwise.
- Get Lost In The Streets Of Paris
Even if you have already visited Paris on many occasions, this city will always surprise you. Just walk around the streets to discover a new café, a bakery, a bar, a small square or a museum. The Latin Quarter will be the ideal place if you are looking for a student and intellectual atmosphere during your visit to Paris, if you appreciate the imposing architecture of the place, Montmartre if you have the soul of an artist, Belleville if you want to regain the atmosphere of the Paris of yesteryear. You can also walk at random on the streets and “lose” to discover places you would never have discovered otherwise! Visiting Paris to find its places of interest, it is not only to read the Routard and follow the indications.