Paris is much more than hand-holding by the Seine and romantic, candlelit dinners (although they’ve got that, too.) Check out these five activities that make the City of Light a must.
Love the Louvre
There’s no better face to greet you when you arrive in Paris than that of Mona Lisa. Da Vinci’s original resides at the Louvre, alongside works from the likes of Caravaggio, Bosch, Raphael, Rubens, Vermeer and more. Peruse the extensive collections and save time for people-watching in the square near the glass pyramid.
Sidle along the Seine
Sight-seeing in the city can take a lot of out of you, so make some time to relax. Our suggestion? Grab a fresh baguette, or stop at a patisserie where the sweets catch your eye. Take your culinary prize to the Seine, grab a seat and enjoy the view.
Our Lady of Paris looms over the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement, and is considered to be one of the finest French Gothic structures in Europe. Marvel at the elegant stained glass windows before making the trek up the winding stairs, past the famous gargoyles and into the belfry. The improbability of a Quasimodo sighting notwithstanding, the view is worth the climb.
Brake for Crepes
Paris has long been known for its cuisine, and crepes are a preferred snack. From savory to sweet, no one can make a crepe like the Parisians. Try some of the city’s most famous creperies, like La Crêperie de Josselin in Montparnasse.
Experience the Eiffel
As stunning as the Eiffel Tower looks in photos, it is even more beautiful up close. After you look up, head to the top of the tower so you can look out—the panoramic view of the city is priceless. For an upgraded view, let the Eiffel dazzle you at night.
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