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Go to Paris for your Weekend Break

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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.

Cultural Activities

-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.

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-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.paris weekend break

-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.paris weekend break

-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.paris weekend break

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! paris weekend break

-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.paris weekend break

-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.paris weekend break

-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!paris weekend break

Romantic Activities

-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.paris weekend break

-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.paris weekend break

-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.paris weekend break

-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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ParisByM can help you plan your trip and save on your hotel in Paris : we can book your tickets for the monument visits, spare you time waiting in line, help you find a hotel in your budget, and provide you a full itinerary of what to do in Paris for the length of your stay.

 

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10 must see places in paris in summer

10 Must See Places in Paris in Summer

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With temperatures averaging around 70°F, Paris is the perfect place to vacation in the summer. From rooftop dining to strolling through parks, there are many places for you to see. Here are our 10 must see places in Paris in Summer.

1. Berges de la Seine

The Berges de la Seine is a stretch along the banks of the River Seine that offers many activities for people of all ages. To relax, you can sit and enjoy a view of the Seine from The Emmarchement, book a ZZZ, or play a game with friends at Terrasse à 1000 Pattes. The Berges also offers many active and child friendly options which include a climbing wall, a fitness trail, ground games, a slate wall, and birthday teepees. In total there are six restaurants/bars along the Berges where you can grab a bite to eat after working up a sweat!10 must see places in paris in summer

2. The Rooftops in Beaubourg

Beaubourg is a area in Paris’s 4th arrondissement whose main attraction is the Centre Pompidou modern art museum. This area is the perfect place to enjoy coffee, a meal, or cocktail at a rooftop restaurant or bar. Le Georges and the roof top of Centre Pompidou are popular rooftop spots where you can be mesmerized by the breathtaking view of Paris.10 must see places in paris in summer

3. Montmartre Streets

The winding streets of Montmartre are a lovely place for you to spend a summer’s day in Paris. Every street is full of culture, art, music, people, and food. Within Montmartre, there are many places you can visit as well including the Moulin Rouge, the Sacre-Cœur Basilica, Espace Dali, and Place du Tertre.10 Must See Places in Paris in Summer

4. Place de Vosges

Built by Henri IV, Place de Vosges is located in the Marais and is the oldest and finest planned square in Paris. Here in the summer, you can relax in the grass, visit the small shops and restaurants surrounding it, as well as visit the former home of Victor Hugo, the famous author of “Les Miserables.”10 Must See Places in Paris in Summer

5. Jardin du Luxembourg

This park, situated in the latin quartier, is extremely popular when the sun is shining! Jardin du Luxembourg is impeccably maintained and has chairs that you can use anywhere in the park. For children, there is a pond that you can rent wooden sailboats, and an unbelievable amounts of flowers to smell and statues to see. Don’t miss the replica of the Statue of Liberty!10 Must See Places in Paris in Summer

6. Canal St. Martin

Constructed in 1802 under the reign of Napoleon I, Canal St. Martin was first designed to provide fresh water to the citizens of Paris. Now, its iron bridges and tree shaded banks are a must see place in Paris is summer. Up and down Canal St. Martin are chic bars, delicious bistros, and fresh produce markets. This is a gem in Paris that is often missed.10 must see places in paris in summer

7. Piscine Joséphine Baker

This swimming pool is a hit with the kids in Paris is summer! Piscine Joséphine Baker is actually a large barge housing a floating pool right on the River Seine. In the summer, the glass roof opens up to create a open-air sundeck for a one-in-a-kind experience. Make sure to wave at the bateaux mouches sailing by!

10 must see places in paris in summer

8. Parc du Champ de Mars/The Eiffel Tower

If you would like to spend some time in a park with a true Parisian view, head to Parc du Champ de Mars. Overlooked by the Eiffel Tower, this park is a delightful place to bring some wine, cheese, and a baguette for a picnic in the sun!10 Must See Places in Paris in Summer

9. Père Lachaise

Located the in the 19th arrondissement, Père Lachaise is the resting grounds for many famous people from around the world. As the most visited cemetery in the world, visitors come to the see the tombs of Jim Morrison, Molière, Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Géricault, Victor Noir and many more. Père Lachaise feels more like a museum, with many fascinating tombs, than anything else.
10 Must See Places in Paris in Summer

10. Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries is the ideal place to visit after a morning at the Louvre Museum. Located in Paris’s first arrondissement, this park is great for relaxation, admiring the works for Monet, and for a cultural walking experience. Thinking about lunch? Jardin des Tuileries is a superb park to have a picnic, whether you pack your own or grab some food to go! From June-August, this park hosts the Fête de Tuileries.

10 must see places in paris in summer

ParisByM can help you plan your trip and save on your hotel in Paris : we can book your tickets for the monument visits, spare you time waiting in line, help you find a hotel in your budget, and provide you a full itinerary of what to do in Paris for the length of your stay.