You’re in Paris.
Let me repeat that, you are in Paris! As soon as you realize how lucky you are, we’ll see what are the best ways to relish this extraordinarily beautiful city.
From Louvre to the Advertising Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, there will surely be something that speak to your idea of culture and education. Friendly advice, opting for less popular museums will be way more thrilling, see for example the Museum of philosopher August Comte, or the Museum of Fashion and Textiles, you will not regret it!
If you feel museums are somehow boring and for pretentious people, (we feel you) there are plenty of other activities you can engage in, like shopping and window shopping (who can afford to buy luxury brands these days,really?)
Weird as I might sound, people-watching is a thrilling thing to do in Paris: everything here seems to be in maximum: the food, the love, the elegance, the joy, the romance, the wine! So pick a lovely bistro and delight in watching Parisians strolling around the city aimlessly, in their fashionable clothing and delightful accents. Not a frequent sight in stressful American cities, isn’t it?
Every single guide you get, will give you the standard advice regarding sightseeing; the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur in Monmarte, Versailles and so on. Of course these are worth seeing, no doubt, but if you are more of a out-of-the-ordinary type of person, these tourist-y activities don’t seem to touch you at all. Worry no more, we picked a couple must-visit places for the hard-to-please person inside you!
For instance, you can visit St Germain’s antique market at the Left Bank. It’s the Latin quarter of Paris, packed with small antique shops, where small vintage treasures await discovery! For the incurable vintage-addict don’t miss on visiting St Ouen and Porte de Vanves, for a different taste of what flea markets and antique shops are like in Europe!
What most people love about Paris is its abundant little green sanctuaries dispersed throughout the city. One can stumble upon while strolling around marvelous royal gardens and small oases.
From the infamous Jardin du Luxembourg and The Bois de Vincennes, to the Jardin des Tuileries, this city is jam-packed with wonderful greenery, ideal picnic spots and never-ending aimless stroll pathways.
What’s a trip without local food? To properly and indelibly taste Paris, you need to savor some of its most renowned pastries; think of rainbow colored macaroons, apricot cream-filled butter croissants, fruity champagne and of course, France’s trademark bread, the baguette.
Have you been there? What did I miss?