Paris is the city where dreams come alive. Between the magnificent architecture and heavenly food, it is impossible not to fall in love with the capital of France. If you are in charge of planning the itinerary, you may be tempted to add everything – for everything here is so beautiful, elegant, and majestic. So to make your task easier, we are going to cover the best of Paris in this list – beaches, towers, and more!
Le Carreau de Temple
Visit Le Carreau de Temple to spend a fun afternoon out in the sun with some culture and shopping thrown in together. The temple and the surrounding area hold an important place in the history of Templars and Crusades.
There is a lot to do here apart from looking at the architecture. You can attend concerts, see exhibitions, and take part in the fairs held here. For shopping, you can go visit the nearby stores filled with trinkets and fashionable items, and then head to the art galleries as well.
The Catacombs of Paris
Take the path less traveled, and come visit the catacombs of this city. In the eighteenth century, the remains from overcrowded cemeteries used to be brought here to develop the city. This went on till 1860. Today, visitors can see human bones 20 meters under the city. Because the catacombs are not covered by standard tours, you will have to book one especially for this. The temperatures underground can drop a little, so it’s best to carry a sweater and just necessities with you. Wear comfortable shoes as there is quite a bit of walking to be done here. This tour is not recommended for children, people with respiratory problems, and people who find skeletons disturbing. There is no provision for easy wheelchair use here either.
After a trip to the river Seine, you’ve got to come by Sainte-Chappelle. Prior to the 14th century, French kings used to live here. The high ceilings and windows made of stained glass are its most prominent features. You will be left in awe at the level of intricacy employed here. Sainte-Chappelle has 15 windows, and they depict scenes from the Old Testament as well as the new one. You can spend hours admiring and taking photos of the 1,113 scenes illustrated all around you. The chapel holds a very magical and humbling aura inside of it – so do not miss out on experiencing it at any cost!
Château de Versailles
Open on all days except Mondays, this castle is any history buff’s dream. It was home to Louis XIV and his descendants. The surrounding gardens, the Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon, and the Hameau de la Reine are all located nearby and worth visiting.
Paris is full of tourists and it is easy to get tired of all the noise and crowds. If you want to get away from all of that, make a neat day trip to this lovely beach. It is just a couple of hours from the city and you can spend an entire day here. The beach is not empty – it boasts of high rise cliffs, stunning white boulders, and many great structures. In the evening, the way the sun’s rays play with the water and stones will take your breath away.
No list of the best things to do in Paris is complete without the mention of the Eiffel Tower. At this point, the appeal of the tower is not limited to it. The Eiffel Tower has become a cultural symbol of Paris, and that’s why you’ve got to get a picture in front of it posing as if you are holding up the tower. You can walk around the nearby streets and marvel at the tower’s beauty from a distance too.
Paris is full of wonderful places to see. If you are getting a chance to be in this city for even a couple of days, make the best of it by exploring the hidden nooks and crannies as well as the famous spots. That way, your visit will be more balanced and comprehensive. Because let’s be real, you don’t want to miss out on the pretty cobbled streets and the soulful music that dots them by standing in line for some overrated museum, do you?