Paris traditionally belongs to the cities everyone must visit in this life.
The stunning capital of France amazes tourists from all over the world. Why do people adore Paris so much? Because this city is genially beautiful. Its rich history, lovely cinematographic streets, spacious museums, and dizzying street style attract people of various backgrounds.
You can find anything you want in Paris, and each new visit will be different.
Locals say it’s impossible to get a glimpse of the French capital if you stay here for two or three days. According to them, one should spend at least a week. Of course, the program depends on how many times you have been to this city before.
There are unbelievably many things to do in Paris, so plan your trip in advance. Meanwhile, we are going to offer you another detailed itinerary for a weekend in the city of love and the Louvre.
Go…to the beach
Yes, you understood this tip right. This destination is a perfect fit for history lovers and people who want to dash the brilliance and opulence of Parisian architecture with severe monuments of the past. The beaches of Normandy are one of the most prominent places connected to WWII. Visiting it helps better understand the scale of the war and how many people were burnt by it. Although the Normandy beaches and Pointe du Hoc bunker aren’t very close to Paris, adventurous tourists eagerly go there if they have an extra day in the French capital. Although the trip may take around 3 hours by car, the way with picturesque pit stops is very lovely. May this option be in your pocket if you decide to see something extraordinary when in Paris.
While it has been said a lot about the famous Galeries Lafayette shopping department store chain, it’s not the only place where you can go shopping and enjoy the art simultaneously. Sometimes tourists tend to overlook another pleasant shopping centre, the Galerie Vivienne. Even if you don’t plan to buy anything in Paris, the lavish Pompeian style of the Galerie will catch your eye. The covered passage, built in the 19th century, is one of those keeping the bourgeois spirit of their time. The Galerie Vivienne managed to remain an exclusive and cozy village in the middle of a big city. It is hidden from the crowds and the street noise. If you want to grab the old-fashioned and elegant atmosphere of Paris from the 19th century, put this place on your to-visit list.
Visit a vineyard
France is well-known for its wine. There are many specialized wine tours where people can explore the history and culture of the country via testing sessions. However, most of the vineyards are on the outskirts of Paris. Except this one, Vignes du Clos. It may be the tiniest vineyard in entire France. Besides, it is located right near the famous Montmartre hill.
Regarding the vineyard, it is owned by one of the richest Parisian families. The Vignes de Clos looks like a nice small park with growing grapes. You may often find different social initiatives and events going on there. Tourists can also taste the local wine in one of the neighboring bars.
As we mentioned before, the vineyard is right next to Montmartre hill. What is so special about it? It is one of the main art scenes of the French capital. The streets of Montmartre bustle with painters, sculptors, musicians, and other kinds of artists. They seek inspiration and work right there. This district also has a glorious history and a reputation as the Parisian bohemian corner. Many famous artists lived and worked there. Follow their traits and enjoy the exquisite ambience of Montmartre.
Visit legendary Parisian catacombs
After meeting with something sublime (quite literally, because Montmartre is a hill), you can visit creepy Parisian catacombs. They consist of dozens of tunnels full of bones. These spooky elements make the place one of the biggest graves in the world. Despite being a bloodcurdling place, the catacombs constitute a fascinating part of Parisian and French history. It is located twenty meters underground, so if you are claustrophobic, consider other places to visit in Paris. However, if your curiosity wins, you can discover not only mysterious tunnels connecting various places under the city but also an ossuary with the remains of several million people who lived in Paris.
Enjoy the beauty of Paris at the Place des Vosges
Contrasting to a creepy catacombs tour, walking down one of the most stunning Parisian squares, Le Marais, will immediately uplift your spirit. This place gives an iconic Parisian vibe since the Place des Vosges is surrounded by old pompous buildings. It is one of the oldest squares in the whole city. Locals and tourists walk under the arches or discover the paths of the central garden, taking pictures in front of elegant facades. This spot is also lively because many shops there work on weekends. Besides, it serves as a great departure point to make walking tours around the old Parisian neighborhoods. If you want to take a deep breath before attending other must-visit places in the French capital, the Place des Vosges is a great pit stop.
Paris always amazes people. It doesn’t mean how many times you have visited this place before. The French capital offers various attractions for every taste. Try to plan your trip and decide what to visit first. However, let your soul guide you through this beautiful city.