By Tarun Tyagi
Best Things To Do In Paris
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. It is the home of the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre, as well as the Musée d'Orsay, noted for its collection of French Impressionist art, and the Musée National d'Art Moderne, a museum of modern and contemporary art. Paris is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants. Paris has the reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. Dubbed the City of Light and Capital of Fashion, it is home to some of the world's finest and most luxurious fashion designers and cosmetics, such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Guerlain, Lancôme, L'Oréal, and Clarins.
Here are our best things to do in Paris- to help you plan your longer trip or weekend trip. Check out these things for exploring a destination before you leave home.
Attractions: Must SEE
1. Notre Dame de Paris
Let's Start with Notre Dame. It is a very old cathedral in Paris, France. Notre Dame de Paris is one of France's most famous landmarks and many people visit it each year. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and it is among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world. The cathedral treasury is notable for its reliquary which houses some of Catholicism's most important first-class relics including the purported Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the True Cross, and one of the Holy Nails.
2. Musée d'Orsay
The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh. It is one of the largest art museums in Europe.
3. Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle at the western end of the Champs- Élysées. The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces.
Entertainment: Lots Of Fun
4. Moulin Rouge - Cabaret and Night Club
Moulin Rouge is a cabaret in Paris, France. Moulin Rouge is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance. Originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans who operated from the site, the can-can dance revue evolved into a form of entertainment of its own and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe. Today, the Moulin Rouge is a tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment for visitors from around the world. The club's decor still contains much of the romance of fin de siècle France. The closest métro station is Blanche.
5. Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris is an entertainment resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town located 32 km east of the centre of Paris, and is the most visited theme park in all of France and Europe. The resort covers 4,800 acres and encompasses two theme parks, several resort hotels, a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, and a golf course, in addition to several additional recreational and entertainment venues.
6. Take a Seine River Cruise at Night
The Seine is a 777-kilometre long river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France. Over 60 percent of its length, as far as Burgundy, is negotiable by commercial riverboats and nearly its whole length is available for recreational boating; excursion boats offer sightseeing tours of the Rive Droite and Rive Gauche within the city of Paris. Cruises on Seine river run morning, noon and night, but we highly recommend taking an evening cruise. At night, Paris monuments are illuminated with millions of lights reflected in the dancing water of the Seine river.
Get Ready For Shopping
7. Champs-Élysées - Famous street (Known for its Theatres, Cafés and Luxury Shops)
The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a boulevard in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, 1.9 kilometres long and 70 metres wide, which runs between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located. It is known for its theatres, cafés and luxury shops, and for the military parade that takes place each year on the avenue on 14 July to celebrate Bastille Day. Station Charles de Gaulle – Étoile is at the street's west end, and there are three stations with entrances on the street itself; from west to east these are: George V by the Hôtel George-V, Franklin D. Roosevelt at the rond-point des Champs-Élysées, Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau at place Clemenceau and Concorde at the southern end of the avenue, where the Place de la Concorde is located.
8. Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré (One of the most luxurious and fashionable streets in the world)
The rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is a street in Paris, France. It is cited as being one of the most luxurious and fashionable streets in the world thanks to the presence of virtually every major global fashion house, and the Élysée Palace, the residence of the United States Ambassador to France, of the Canadian Ambassador to France, the Embassy of the United Kingdom, and numerous art galleries. The street, on which are located a number of museums and upscale boutiques, is near the Jardin des Tuileries and the Saint-Honoré market. Like many streets in the heart of Paris, the rue Saint-Honoré, as it is now known, was laid out as early as the Middle Ages or before.
9. Rue de Rivoli
Rue de Rivoli is one of the most famous streets of Paris, a commercial street whose shops include the most fashionable names in the world. The rue de Rivoli marked a transitional compromise between an urbanism of prestige monuments and aristocratic squares, and the forms of modern town planning by official regulation.
Take a Food Tour
10. Don't Leave Paris Before Try Baguettes and Macarons
A baguette is a long thin loaf of French bread that is commonly made from basic lean dough. It is distinguishable by its length and crisp crust. Baguettes are closely connected to France, though they are made around the world. Outside France, baguettes are also made with other doughs. Similarly, Macarons is a French sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food colouring. The macaron is commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies.
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