03 Jul The Ultimate Places To Visit When In Paris
Paris is the dream city – the ultimate city of lovers, wanderers and globe trotters. There is no doubt that whoever sets a foot in France has to visit Paris by hook or by crook. There is so much to do and see in Paris, and for the first timers, it becomes quite difficult to settle down a few things and list down the essentials only. However, you need a good balance between visiting the crème de la crème of the city, and walking down the off-beaten path that very few people know of. Now, now! We know you would be scratching your head on, as to how you are going to know about the places to visit in Paris that even the experts don’t. We have a right to feel a little indignant, because what are we here for? No matter if you are planning a long vacation, work trip or just a short visit to enjoy what the buzz related to Paris is, we sure know how to make the experience memorable and authentic for you.
Starting with Musée d’Orsay, this recently renovated gallery under the soaring roof of one of Paris’s grand old Beaux-Arts Railway stations, is the world’s greatest collection of Impressionist masterpieces. With a splendid restaurant and two cafes, this museum houses the likes of Degas, Manet, Van Gogh, Monet, Gaugin and a lot more. Surely, a delight for the art lovers. The next stop should be Palais-Royal Gardens that is far from the hustle and bustle of the mainstream city, and is the showcase of 17th-century serene gardens. What once used to be a royal residence is now home to Paris’ signature perfumers, antiquaries and designer boutiques. Once you are done with these two, there is nothing better than Luxembourg Gardens that shout ‘Paris’! Wish to bask on just a lawn chair in the sunshine or want to have a relaxing picnic? This is the place you want to be. For children of all ages, there are sailboats, romps, and for the typical France lovers, the Musée de Luxembourg with its art exhibits is right round the corner.
If you are among of those who have booked themselves for tour de France vacation packages, Paris’ Ile Saint-Louis should definitely be on the list. If you want to enjoy the peaceful island, take a walk around quiet courtyards, do some lively shopping, and sample one of the 90 scrumptious flavours of handmade, all-natural ice creams and sorbets, head over to the back side of Notre-Dame gardens. A mixture of museums and old-school architecture will be nothing if you don’t see Paris from a boat. There is no lack of boats in Paris to choose from, and Bateau Mouche offers a detailed view of the city’s most famous landmarks, a close-up of the graceful bridges paired with gourmet meal and a nice flute of champagne. The best advice here would be to hop on the Bateau Bus that operates daily from 10am until 9:30pm every 20 minutes, covering eight stops around Paris. Just for 15 Euros, you can go wherever and whenever you want with the stops, including Musée d’Orsay, Louvre, Eiffel Tour, Champs Elysées, and Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Now, we are going to tell you a horde of places that you have to visit without any ado, and there is no second doubt over them. From the signature Eiffel tower that has the hearts of the entire world and is the best place to propose to Notre Dame, which is the Gothic Cathedral that history lovers can’t stop gawking over, Paris knows what it offers. Other than these two, you have to visit the immensely popular Picasso Museum, even if you are not an art lover. Another place that is ultimate traveller’s prize other than the Eiffel Tower is the Louvre – ultimate traveller’s prize is the Louvre. This is the world’s greatest art museum—and the largest, with 675,000 square feet of works from almost every civilisation on Earth.
There is a lot more in Paris than what meets the eye. So, if you are planning to have a France tour in 2018, don’t ever forget to stop by this city and have a time of your life.