The day goes away by itself, and in the aftermath is our long-awaited flight to Paris waiting for us. The things to see in Paris are potentially endless. Paris is the city of museums, Gothic churches, the multi-ethnic neighborhoods and good food. Who goes to Paris for the first time cannot miss the must see of the city:
Notre Dame de Paris is an imposing Gothic church. Few know that the disturbing monsters that look out over the city from its dizzying heights are false historians, added in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Eiffel Tower is the symbol of Paris. Its height is variable due to the metal, which is sensitive to changes in temperature.
The Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees compete with the Eiffel Tower as a symbol of the city and a walk is a must.
The Louvre Museum and the Centre Pompidou cannot be ignored by those who go for the first time to Paris. In addition to the most popular museums, which are also among the largest in the world, there are unusual and lesser known museums, like the Museum of Perfume Fragonard or the Musée des Arts et Métiers which houses the famous Foucault pendulum in the spectacular nave of Saint -Martin-des-Champs.
The Museum of Natural Sciences of Paris is different to all the other science museums. The Jardin des Plantes in it will leave you breathless and the enormous exposure with 40 km of shelves showing specimens preserved over the centuries seems like a great work of art with an aesthetic hipster.
PARIS IN TWO DAYS
Visitors to Paris in two days can make a selection of the most important museums to visit from the Louvre, the Pompidou Centre, the Musée d'Orsay. If and when you are tired of long lines and huge museums you can visit the Museum House of Victor Hugo, and relax in its country atmosphere. Things not to miss in the city are the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame de Paris and the Champs Elysees, you can add a visit to the district of Montmartre and its symbol, the Church of the Sacred Heart, and a walk to the Latin Quarter with a break in the most beautiful historical library of Paris: Shakespeare and Co.
Always in the Latin Quarter there is another unmissable library: it's called Abbey Bookshop.
PARIS IN THREE DAYS
Visitors to Paris with three days can devote themselves to see other charming neighborhoods like the Marais, Belleville and Menilmontant with a visit to the Père Lachaise cemetery, where there are the graves of Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde and Maria Callas.
PARIS IN 4 DAYS
Four days are ideal to visit Paris. In addition to the main monuments you can enjoy an alternative art tour in Paris. Visit the Parisian catacombs and underground Paris is an experience not to be missed. Here you will find the Guide Alternatively Paris with little-known neighborhoods and corners to visit to experience Paris as the Parisians.
PARIS IN 5 DAYS
In five days you can visit the main monuments of Paris, eating at the bistro of the city, explore hidden places and less tourist corners, away from the usual routes. Here you will find the low cost driving for six days in Paris . Village Saint-Paul is a district of Paris that seems frozen in time, the place to explore an unusual Paris that few Parisians know.
PARIS IN 7 DAYS
A week in Paris is always a good idea. You have a way to get into the spirit of the city, the atmosphere deeply and get an idea of how to live in Paris.
THE CATACOMBS OF PARIS
The Catacombs of Paris preserve the bones of more than 6000 people. They opened to the public towards the end of the 800 and since then have become a curious tourist attraction. Over the years, the bones were used to create the decorations in the underground quarries of Paris, creating a macabre atmosphere and evocative. Here is the official website of the catacombs of Paris with useful info to them.
STRANGE PLACES OF PARIS
Not getting tired of walking in Paris and discovering new corners of the city is almost impossible. In the middle of Paris postcards there are unusual angles, neighborhoods and secret roads, where there is an atmosphere of yesteryear. Rue Cremieux is the most colorful street in Paris where it seems to be in a colorful village with crayons. The Mouzaia is a quarter of the nineteenth with a maze of pedestrian streets: built to house workers in low houses, villas and townhouses, is a haven of peace, flowers and colors.
Butte aux Cailles is another relaxing spot, with sleepy cats, stencil and climbing plants. Few know this corner of Paris, perfect for a walk off the usual routes. The rides of the museum in Paris is perhaps the most amazing among the small little-known museums of the city. Its a curio cabinet with rides and hand-painted wooden toys.
WHAT TO SEE AROUND PARIS
In one hour by public transport from Paris, you can reach castles and special gardens. One of these places to visit in the surrounding area of Paris is Giverny where Monet lived. Its also a lovely village with the house-museum of the impressionist painter.
WHAT TO DO FOR FREE IN PARIS
Paris is not a cheap city. Eating out, drinking and sleeping have prices similar to those of other Northern European capitals. However, you can visit on places with free admission. The visit to the Maison Balzac is free. A trip to the flea markets with the largest, spectacular and amazing is the market of Saint-Ouen flea is free until you decide to buy something.
59 Rivoli is a huge busy building that houses artists' studios around the world, which is also a permanent exhibition and a cultural center.
ALTERNATIVE AREAS OF PARIS
Canal Saint-Martin is one of the most interesting areas of Paris right now. The channel is the one that became famous thanks to Amélie and her fabulous world. To be clear is that in which the girl threw stones over the lock. A Canal Saint-Martin is a local giant with plants inside, a small essay cinema, exhibitions and above all curiosity of all kinds related to the colonial world. It's called Le Comptoir Général, and you should definitely visit it.
WHERE TO STAY IN PARIS
Sleeping in Paris hotels can be expensive. Fortunately there are economic offers and attractive solutions in beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Find a solution with budget apartments in which it is worth to stay in Paris.
EATING IN PARIS
Paris restaurants are the epitome of all that is in the city of Paris to eat between crystal chandeliers, antique prints, paper silk wallpapers surrounded by curios gathered over the years by the eccentric owners.
WHAT TO EAT IN PARIS
Paris is the mecca of good wine, pastry, and especially the chocolate.
SHOPPING IN PARIS
In rue de Charonne the fashion names share the walk with small independent shops that can be a viable alternative to buy something original and exquisitely Parisian. Canal Saint-Martin is the perfect place to indulge. In the Marais, there are the shops of the big brands. But if you go a bit higher, in Haute Marais you can discover small shops, little known brands and an endless variety of alternatives.
PARIS WITH CHILDREN
Paris is a wonderful city to explore with children. The means of transport are functional and the whole town is well served excluding the most tourist places in the city. You can choose to sleep in neighborhoods far from the crowd and from a wide variety of museums and attractions perfect for the little ones. The City of Science and Industry, Parc de la Villette, offers an unusual and fun approach to science and also houses the Cité des enfants, with exhibitions, shows and activities on the links between science, society and our daily lives.
The Musée en herbe is an interactive space where children can become familiar with graphic and visual arts. In All Académie de la Magie you can watch fascinating displays of magic and discover extraordinary illusion games. The Gourmet Chocolate Museum could be a milestone to mark on your calendar, which is also fun for adults.