Whether its on your own, with friends, or your significant other, Paris is a enchanting place to escape to for the weekend. Here are some ideas for when you go to Paris for your weekend breaks.
-Louvre: Ranked by the Smithsonian as one of the top 28 places to see before you die, the Louvre museum has over 35,000 masterpieces including the Mona Lisa, Raft of Medusa, and Liberty Leading the People.
-Catacombs: After an overcrowding problem in Parisian cemeteries in the late 18th century, the Council of the State decided to remove the six million remains of Cimetiere des Innocents into the quarries of Paris. This is how the catacombs were formed. Now a labyrinth museum, the catacombs are open to the public to see.
-Notre-Dame: This gothic style cathedral is the most famous cathedral in Paris. Completed in 1345, Notre Dame is intricately built with unbelievable stained glass windows and detailed gargoyles. It’s free to enter and has an option to climb the towers for an amazing view for an additional fee.
-Les Invalides: There are five museums that make up Les Invalides, as well as a veterans hospital (founded by Napoleon), a cathedral, and other military buildings. Les Invalides is most known for the sarcophagus of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Museum of War.
Walk and Discover
-Montmartre: An area full of winding streets, Montmartre is where you an walk and discover local artists, small shops, and flavorful bistros. Make sure you stop by the steps of Sacre-Cœur Basilica or the Moulin Rouge!
-Seine River Bank: The Seine River, running through the heart of Paris has many activities to offer! You can simply walk along the river bank for a relaxing evening, board a Bateaux Mouches, or discover The Berges, which offers many relaxing and sporting games and activities as well.
-Saint Germain de Près: Located around the former Abbey of Saint0Germain-des-Près, this area of Paris is filled with upscale art galleries, designer boutiques, cafés full of writers, and jazz on the street in the warmer months. Saint Germain de Près was also once the spot that Claude Monet ad Auguste Renoir shared a studio and were Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre found their inspiration.
-Marais: With pre-revolutionary building and a medieval fill, the Marais an area of fashionable art galleries, fashion boutiques, small shops, and many restaurants and bars. The Centre Pompidou and Place des Vosges are places you shouldn’t miss!
-Dinner cruise: A dinner cruise anywhere is pretty romantic but not as romantic as on the River Seine! Board a famous Bateaux Mouches for the even and enjoy a mouth-watering dinner while getting to see the most celebrated monuments in Paris.
-The Eiffel Tower: Find your way through the city of love to the Eiffel Tower at night. Every night beginning at 10pm on the hour, the Eiffel Tower’s lights twinkle, which is a perfect view for lovers. If you need dinner plans, make reservations at the romantic Jules Vernes restaurant, located on the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower.
-Canal St. Martin: This canal, originally build to bring sanitary drinking water to Paris, is made for a romantic walk with that special someone. Its lined with cozy bars and restaurants and you can also pack your own picnic to eat along the banks of the canal.
-Rodin Museum: It’s said that you can literally feel the love at the Rodin Museum. Every sculpture is full of emotions and the gardens are an exquisite spot to take a stroll with your lover.
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