10 Best Paris Attractions and Activities You Can't Miss
For most people, thinking of Paris results in images of meandering parks, bistros, couples holding hands, historic churches and one very tall tower popping into their mind. A great aspect of these images and most people's idea of the aura Paris gives off is that Paris completely lives up to expectations. You can explore the essence of Paris for days, weeks, even months on end and not run out of things to discover. However, there are 10 spots in the city that are quintessential Paris and should not be missed when traveling to Paris, especially for visitors who are visiting the city for the first time.
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- Type: Architecture, Attractions, Great Views, Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Sightseeing
- Neighborhood: 4ème Arrondissement
Local Expert Tip: "Small masses are held daily in the mornings in the choir section - you may have to let a cathedral worker know you want to attend mass in order to be let into the cordoned off area. Evening mass is also offered in the main altar every night. "
Local Expert Tip: "The steps are great for sitting on with a loved one or friends. Music performers are often playing and you'll have an impressive view of the city spreading out below."
- Type: Architecture, Attractions, Family Friendly, Great Views, Sightseeing, Uniquely Here
- Neighborhood: 7ème Arrondissement
Local Expert Tip: "Visiting the Eiffel Tower with your significant other? Make your visit to the Eiffel Tower more romantic by toasting each other over Champagne at the Champagne bar at the top of the Tower. "
Local Expert Tip: "If shopping isn't your thing, but you still want to see the famed Champs-Élysées, a visit to the top of the Arc de Triomphe will give you a great view right down the middle of the expensive street. "
Local Expert Tip: "When visiting the Mona Lisa painting in the Louvre, make sure to walk across the room, keeping your eyes on Mona Lisa's eyes - they follow you."
Local Expert Tip: "If you want a full-on sit-down meal or a glass of wine while visiting Marché des Enfants Rouges, you're in luck - cafes and restaurants also rent out space in the market, and many offer outdoor terraces on which you can enjoy your meal and drinks. "
Local Expert Tip: "This isn't the place to have a picnic as walking on the grass is off-limits. Instead, get a café latte to go to enjoy during your walk around the gardens. There are also plenty of chairs around the park to sit on. "
- Type: Attractions
Local Expert Tip: "Look up how to say "I love you" in several different languages and then search for them on the wall. This is a fun game to play with kids or to create a bit of fun competition between you and your significant other to see who can find each phrase first."
- Type: Sightseeing
Local Expert Tip: "Head to nearby Avenue Montaigne for more designer shopping."
Local Expert Tip: "A park by the name of Square Louis XVI is adjacent to the chapel and is a lovely place to have a rest after visiting Chapelle Expiatoire."
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