Things to Do in Paris

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The best and of course the regular things you can do in Paris is to spend some quality time at the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame and the Musee D’Orsay. You should also not miss out on the lesser popular jewels of Paris like the Musee de l’Orangerie, the Musee Rodin and various markets.

Paris is filled with a large number of things that you can pay a visit to. Some basic and interesting things that can be done in Paris include shopping, touring the museums, attending operas and exploring the districts.

Discover the Musee D’Orsay

The Musee D’Orsay is located under the old and majestic Beaux Art railway station in Paris. It’s recently modernized galleries showcase some of the world’s best collection of mimic masterpieces by Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Manet, Gaugin and Degas. This place also boasts two wonderful cafes and a huge restaurant originally belonging to the train station. The bookstore here is best for collecting gifts to be taken back home.

Visit the Musee Rodin

This is a stately and royal mansion of the 18th century that once served as a studio for the great sculptor Rodin. It ranks amongst the most beautiful museums of Paris consisting of not less than 6000 sculptures by Rodin including some of his masterpieces like The Kiss, The Thinker, The Gates of Hell and The Burghers of Calais as well as some 8000 gouaches and drawings. The museum has lovely grounds complete with rose gardens, fountains and an enjoyable outdoor café that makes for a very delightful and interesting afternoon outdoors.

Tour the Palais-Royal Gardens

These are serene and formal gardens away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The gardens also house elegant shops tucked behind the great walls of a palace built in the 17th century. The manicured gardens and hushed arcades of Palais-Royal once served as a Royal residence, but now they are home to some of the best antiquaries and designer boutiques. You can even enjoy tea or lunchtime outdoors and splurge at the stunning Grand Vefour restaurant.

Walk the Saint-Louis, Ile

The Pont-Saint-Louis walker bridge behind the Notre-Dame gardens will lead you to the lively shopping and atmospheric streets of Saint-Louis Ile. This serves as an ideal walk in the quiet courtyards and majestic facades of the beautiful mansions of the 17th century. This is truly a very peaceful island that serves as an oasis. You can sample the scrumptious flavors of all-natural and handmade sorbets and ice-creams or enjoy the Parisian fare at the Ile Saint Louis as part of your Paris travel.