Paris is a great city any time of the year, but visiting it in the off-season instead of the popular summer season will enable you to experience Paris when it's not swarming with tourists.
What to Do
When traveling to Paris during the off-season, weather may not always be perfectly sunny. This makes it a prime time to visit the stunning churches and museums of Paris.
Notre Dame is a gothic, stately church that is as magnificent on the inside as it is on the outside. Get fun chills as you stare at the gargoyles guarding the church from up top. Another place of worship to visit during your time in Paris is the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, whose white domes tower high above the city on a hill in the Montmarte neighborhood.
Head to the Louvre museum to view art masterpieces by Da Vinci, such as the world-famous Mona Lisa, plus other great paintings and sculptures. The Louvre is a work of art in itself and you'll descend into the museum through a large glass pyramid that is a trademark of the Louvre. The famous Louvre at night in Paris — Photo courtesy of simo0082
What to Eat
Don’t miss out on eating in a local brasserie during your time in Paris. Having a traditional French cuisine meal during your time in Paris is also a must – try to find French restaurants that serve up escargot, foie gras and other tasty duck dishes to try. For a quick snack, pop over to one of the many crepe stands around the city.
Where to Stay
When staying in Paris during the off-season, search for discounted rates as most hotels slash their prices when it's not peak season. In addition, try to find accommodation as close to the city center as possible to make it easier to get to Paris’ main attractions.