10 Best Paris Attractions and Activities For Your Bucket List
Paris embraces visitors from the moment they land in the City of Light. Iconic places like the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré-Cœur, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and Père Lachaise cemetery, all evoke feelings of familiarity and timelessness. These are images we’ve grown up with, in movies, magazines and luxury ads. And no matter where we’re from, Paris is a dream destination.
When you’re here, you’ll find that the French excel in adding doses of modernity to a city steeped in history. The glass pyramid in the courtyard of the Louvre, for example, was scandalous when first built but now is as emblematic of the museum as is the Mona... Read more »
- 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: 7?me 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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