Welcome to the capital of romance, fashion and style – Paris. When you’re in this marvelous city, you’re accompanied by a rich taste of culture, food and so much more. Here’s the top 10 things to do in Paris
1. Louvre Museum
Louvre Museum is the world largest Art gallery and one of the most visited attractions in the world. It beholds the richest collections from European era, France era art works back from 15th century to 19th century like Eugène Delacroix painting, “La liberté guidant le peuple” (“Liberty Leading the People”) and also most renowned Italian paintings like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Louvre also hosts a variety of sculptures, mosaics, bronzes, jewelry, furniture, sketches, artwork, etc. It has such a vast collection that it will take you more than a day exploring it. The Louvre is closed only on Tuesdays its open other all days from 9AM to 6PM and extended until 9:45PM on Wednesdays and Fridays. The visiting fee is 11 Euro, its always free for children under 18 and EU residents under 26. On Friday, after 6pm, anyone under 26 can get in free. On first Sunday of each month it allows free entry for everyone all day.
2. Eiffel Tower
Being in Paris and visiting Eiffel Tower is now a mandatory thing. This beautiful spot is a huge tourist attraction and as a result it is heavily crowded, booking your tickets online or through an operator is highly recommended. The tower consists of three levels, restaurants on the first and the second level. You can climb up the stairs till level 1 and then take an elevator (which is more preferable). It is open every day from 9:00AM to 11:45PM the last elevator to the summit is of 10:30PM and if climbing stairs its 6:00PM. You can see whole Paris from the top which is an incredible view. You can enjoy dinning here in the restaurants it’ll be a once in lifetime experience. The Night view of the Eiffel tower is glorious and beautiful shining with bulbs
3. Notre-Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Paris)
Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral considered widely the best example French Gothic architecture, one of the largest and best known Catholic church in the world. The entrance is free but no luggage is permitted, it is open everyday from 8:00AM to 6:45PM and extended on Saturday & Sunday till 7:15PM. You can find audio guides at the reception desk and that to available in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese. People gather here to pray, cameras are allowed but it is not permitted to use flashes and tripod. Notre-Dame has regular masses despite of such tourist attraction.
4. Luxembourg Gardens
Luxembourg Garden is a perfect spot for picnics, in a warm sunny breeze with ample of green space. There are many activities for kids also, they can float sailboats at the Grand Basin, watch Puppet shows at Theatre des Marionettes, play on merry-go-rounds. You can also visit Musee du Luxembourg with 106 sculptures including the replica of Statue of Liberty. There are sports courts like baseball and basketball, its entrance is free but there is a fee to visit Musee du Luxembourg. Luxembourg gardens are best for strolls by embracing its beauty.
5. Pink Flamingo
Here in Pink Flamingo you’ll get pizza which can be original and creative, experience new flavors of delicious pizzas paired with their house beer which would just be a cheery on the cake. You can order your pizza and drinks and ask them to deliver it to the Canal St Martin! They pack your drinks, napkins and give you a pink balloon through which they could spot you at the Canal and deliver your hot mouthwatering pizza in a bike. Enjoy the picnic while gazing birds/ducks at the Canal.
6. Le Dernier Bar Avant La Fin du Monde, the last bar before the end of the world
Sci-fic and comic books lovers this is the place you should be! This restaurant puts your obsession in the center of attraction, drink and eat dishes which are named after some famous characters or places like Poison Ivy, Godzilla call, a Super Saiyan, a Machete Chicken or a Mario Bruschetta. They also organize events about different imaginary universe. As they call themselves ‘the geek center of Paris’ you can find different events like book signatures, exhibitions, video game launches and many more. You can also play board games while sipping a drink, they are full of books, comics & board games.
7. Le Refuge des Fondues
Here’s something for the fondue lovers! The menu here is easy, you get a pot of molten cheese bunch of bread or boiling water and chunks of beef. The unique part here is they serve you wine in baby bottles Yes, you read that right! Its known for its crazy atmosphere, the staff here are very kind and ready to give you a hand because this place is so packed that you need to climb over a table to get in & out so reservations are highly recommended! There are gratify over the walls and the fun part is you can add some of yours if you want to, you can also write your names or leave a mark wherever you want on the ceiling, chairs, tables, anywhere!
8. Manoir de Paris
A place for the horror lovers, Manoir de Paris is a haunted show which has amazing talented actors who will creep you out and you’ll wear your heart on your sleeve! It is the scariest place you’ll get to visit in Paris, it is open from 3:00PM to 7:00PM or from 6:00PM to 10:00PM (check their website for the timings on specific dates). They conduct various shows and they are not for the people with a light heart. The 45 mins tour would be an experience which you will remember for lifetime.
9. Avenue des Champs Elysées
This place is enormous and know for its cafes, luxury shops and theatres. You can have a beautiful view of Arc de Triomphe. It is a good place for a stroll on the streets. It is very beautiful during the night time with all the lights. You can find almost everything here, McDonalds, shops to buy clothes or books, and supermarkets. Champs Elysées is luxurious elegance of Paris due to its history and also for number of luxury boutiques.
Almost all of us had ‘Disney phase’ in our childhood, why not just live it again? The Disneyland in Paris has much more to it, there are rides, shopping malls, hotels and also golf! It’s a perfect place for family outings, and don’t miss the fireworks it’s the highlight, put on every night. It consists two parks Disneyland Park, opened on 12 April 1992 and is based on the original Disneyland. Walt Disney Studios Park, opened on 16 March 2002. Disneyland is magical and a lovely park to be in.