Activities in Paris
Here are five amazing things you can do in Paris
When you fall in love with Paris, you want to see it all. Don’t worry, there is nothing easier. Paris has a few places, a few Parisian Landmarks, which offer you the best panoramas of Paris you could hope for. From the Eiffel Tower to the Sacred Heart in Montmartre or even the top of the Montparnasse Tower, you have plenty of choices. If you want to escape the crowd and feel like a true Parisian admiring its city, you can also go on a Hot-Air Balloon and fly above Paris! This balloon takes off every day (depending on the weather) from Andre Citroen’s Park.
9:00 am to midnight during Summer, 9:30 am to 11:00 pm the rest of the year.
9:30 am to 11:30 pm during Summer, 9:30 am to 10:30 pm the rest of the year, from Sunday to Thursday and 9:30 am to 11:00 pm from Friday to Sunday and during Holidays.
2.) A walking tour in Paris
If you want to do something in Paris, the first thing which perhaps you should try is a walking tour around this wonderful City of Lights & Love. There is nothing better than discovering Paris on foot, wandering through the narrow streets of this beautiful European Capital City. Go on a Walking Tour with an English speaking local guide, who can take you to Montmartre (for art fans), the Marais (trendy neighborhood), the main Parisian Landmarks, Notre-Dame, the Latin Quarter… It will be difficult to choose where to begin!
3.) Boat Cruise
After having a walk around this wonderful city, the next thing you should do is go on a Boat Cruise Around the River Seine: You will be able to admire the main Parisian Landmarks, have a look at places you may want to visit later or just enjoy one of the top romantic attractions in Paris.
4.) Tea time at Ladurée
When you think about Paris, you may visualize examples of the wonderful French cuisine, French cheese or wine, perhaps even the traditional specialty for a tea break: The delicious macaroons. If you come to Paris, do not miss the opportunity to try some of these traditional French dishes. At Ladurée, you will feel as Marie-Antoinette, drinking tea and enjoying some of their internationally famous macaroons. The ultimate Parisian experience.
5.) Shopping in Paris
There is a rumor which has spread around the world, because it is true: Parisian women are some of the best dressed women in the world. If you want to get their sense of fashion and to discover some tips about where to shop, you will have to spend an afternoon in one of the top Parisian places for shopping! Not that far from the Champs Elysees, go to Rue de Rivoli where you will be able to find many shops of mostly well-known brands. If you want to experience a more “unique” type of shopping, discover Paris second hand shops! Go to Le Marais and make your way around the narrow streets and the tiny shops where you may find fashion models.
Opening hours for shops in Paris:
Usually 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (mainly closed on Sundays)
Facts about Activities in Paris
As you arrive in Paris, the first thing you see may be the Eiffel Tower. Then you will notice the Parisians most famous landmarks. After that, there will be a tough question you’ll have to answer: “how do I want to discover this amazing City?”
Feel lucky because we are here precisely in order to answer this kind of questions.
First of all, you have to find what you want to see. Then, answer this simple question: “Do I want to have some fun? Feel instructed? Do I want to go fast or slow? Far or nearby?”
By reading this article, you will know where and how to head yourself to Parisian best places for shopping, food tasting or sightseeing.
I’m a true Parisian, a native, born and raised, and I’ve hardly ever left my hometown. Why? Simply because I’ve never got bored in Paris. My hometown is the ultimate place for fun, excitement, history, love and laughter. You can spend your entire life in Paris and feel you still have things to discover. If you want to feel like a true Parisian, you will have to get out of the museums and art galleries and enter the real Paris! Full of people, joy and entertainment!Camille
- For sightseeing:
You better come early in order to visit the Eiffel Tower or the Sacred Heart (Sacré Coeur) because those landmarks are among the most visited ones. Arrive by 9am for the opening.
- During the evening:
The Eiffel Tower and even the Louvre (on Friday, Thursday and Wednesday) open late at night.
- Food tasting:
At restaurants, 13% tip is included but you can still leave an extra 1 to 5€.
- 13 million visitors a year 99%
- Incredibly detailed 80%
- Contains hidden mysteries 70%
This is the place to have some fun and an exciting experience, just half an hour from Paris. It is both perfect for the children to enjoy an unforgettable experience, but also for the parents to take a break from all the Parisian sightseeing.
2.) Have a picnic in a Parisian park:
There is nothing more French than having a meal, sitting on the grass, with some wine and some cheese… Go to Versailles and in its garden, you can sit among true Parisians and French people, just wishing to spend a quiet time in Paris with family.
3.) Rent a Velib’:
In Paris you can walk, run, take a cab, rent a car or take a boat… But renting a Velib’ bike is one of the best (and almost free!) ways to visit Paris. Thanks to this initiative, you can escape the crowds and go wherever you want around the French capital.
Why they are worth checking out
- Paris is worth seeing because of all its museums, its buildings and its history, but also because it’s a place where you cannot get bored. Whichever the day, regardless of the weather, you will always have something great to do or to discover. Enjoy your trip, enjoy Paris!