Each traveler is different. Many of their decisions are based on their interests. For intense, when you are interested in history, Italy or Greece may be your preferred destination. If you like to lounge by the water, the Bahamas or Hawaii may be your next planned trip. There are some places that you would never even consider going to because you don’t believe they are in-line with your preferred activities. For intense, Paris may be higher on the list for someone interested in fashion than in camping. However, little does that someone know there are plenty of adventurous things to do in Paris. Here is a list of the top 10 adventurous activities in Paris.
Exploring Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
Buttes-Chaumont is one of the most beautiful and largest parks in Paris. With a beautiful lake and waterfalls, it is a wonderful place to explore to escape the city. The park is located on a high hill which will be fun for the adventurer in you to walk and hike and find the hidden treasures of the park.
Row Boats in Bois de Boulonge
Bois de Boulonge is also a beautiful park located in Paris with open land and a beautiful lake. Take a picnic to relax and spend the afternoon rowing a boat through the park to witness the natural beauty that is preserved in the large city. Walk or ride the trails of the forest to become one with nature.
Bus tours are great, but bike tours allow you to see the city and learn about the history while biking through the city. Navigating your way through the busy streets of Paris is adventurous enough as you try to dodge both tourists and taxis all around the city.
Climbing the Steps of the Great Monuments
Getting to the top of the famous monuments in Paris is no joke. Whether you are climbing the steps of the Sacre Coeur Dome or the Arc de Triomphe, you with find yourself winded as you emerge from the spiraling stair cases. Each monument has around 300 steps to reach the top which is not for the weak lunged. Race your friends to the second level of the Eiffel Tower and see who is able to climb the 668 steps of the Tower in the least amount of time.
A great way to view the parks on the outskirts of the city is on the back of a horse. Explore the Kings’ old hunting grounds in a manner similar to the Kings themselves by riding through the parks and garden on the back of your noble stead.
Jumping into a Canal
Ever been cliff diving? Jump from great heights into the cold, refreshing waters of a Parisian canal. Take a trip to the 19th arrondissement to jump from the bridge into the Canal de l’Ourcq and feel the adrenaline rush through you.
Water-skiing on the Seine
Who knew that there were places to Water-ski or Wake-board on the Seine? I certainly didn’t until I came to Paris. I have yet to see someone actually do this, but I’d love to see it if you decide to do it!
Hot Air Balloon Ride
See the city like you’ve never seen it before. Head to the south of Paris for a panoramic view of the city including all the beautiful rooftops and monuments that make the city famous. Although the balloon is stationary, this is a great way to view the entirety of the city from such a great height.
Helicopter Ride over Paris
Another option besides the hot air balloon is a helicopter ride over Paris. This will also be able to give you the best views in Paris; however, unlike the balloon, this trip wouldn’t be stationary. How many people can say they’ve seen Paris from a helicopter? My guess is not many.
Zip-lining from the Eiffel Tower
The newest addition to the adventurous activities in Paris is the Eiffel Tower Zip-Line. Zip-line over the Champs de Mars from the first level of the Eiffel Tower. However, you will have to be on the watch as this is only a special event that happens for only a few weeks! Keep an eye out for the next time this event comes to town.
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