Make Your Paris Vacations More Unique with These 4 Travel Tips
With Paris being known as the “City of Love,” most people have an idea of where they’d like to go when taking Paris vacations. Although the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre remain some of the most popular attractions worldwide, travelers who prefer to stay off the beaten path may struggle to come up with additional options for themselves and their travel companions. For those who have taken multiple Paris vacations, coming up with new ideas for subsequent visits may also present something of a struggle.
However, there are plenty of things to do in Paris, so your vacation doesn’t have to look like everyone else’s. Check out these four unconventional travel tips for a fun, luxurious, and one-of-a-kind vacation in Paris:
Enjoy the wine
Wine lovers rejoice, for France is one of the foremost wine capitals of the world. Stay in the city and drink a glass of rosé at any of Paris’s outdoor cafes. You can also take a trip to Reims in the famous Champagne region for a tasting at Veuve Clicquot. If that’s not enough for you, head to the Galeries Lafayette, which houses around 1,200 Bordeaux wines to accompany a fine dining experience. Another option when looking for Paris food markets and restaurants is to simply walk along the foot bridges in Paris and go where the road leads you.
Visit an amusement park
Traveling with the family? There are plenty of things for kids to do in Paris! Head to the famous Jardin d’Acclimatation in Boulogne. This amusement park was founded in 1860 by Napoleon and Empress Eugenie. Today it offers everything from pony rides to puppet shows, and it also features an aviary with more than 200 birds. The amusement park is also educational: it houses the Exploradôme, a science museum and the Musée en Herbe, an art museum for children. And if that’s a bit too quaint for the family, you can also try Disneyland Paris or the Paris Zoological Park.
Take a walk through the Catacombs
Those who love the macabre may want to take a tour of the Catacombs of Paris. At a depth of about 20 meters, or about five stories down, the Catacombs are underground ossuaries, or graves, holding the remains of roughly six million people. They have been open to the public since the late 19th century and were once stone mines. The Catacombs wind below the streets of Paris and make for an interesting and educational tour.
Check out some lesser known museums
While the Louvre is home to some of the best known artworks in the world, there are plenty of other museums in Paris. The Musée D’Orsay contains the works of several French artists, so you get a little bit of French history, as well. For more on the history of Paris, there’s also the Carnavalet Museum. Fans of modern art may prefer the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and fashionistas will want to check out the Musée Galliera.
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