Have you been planning a trip to Paris and are starting to perhaps put together a bit of an itinerary? Being one of the most popular cities in Europe comes easily to Paris – with dozens of things to see and do along with so much history and beautiful architecture, it’s no wonder this continues to be an absolute tourist magnet year after year. So what exactly can you do in Paris? Read ahead for a few options.
Moulin Rouge Show
One of the most famous shows on offer in the Montmarte area of Paris, not far from the Sacre Coeur Church (Sacred Heart Church), the Moulin Rouge stands ready to entertain passing visitors with its fantastic cabaret dance shows which still hold true to their early roots. This is considered by many to be the birthplace of the modern can-can dance and it continues to delight its visitors with exciting, erotic and impressive cabaret and burlesque shows, which it has been doing since it opened its doors in October of 1889. The original house unfortunately burned down in 1915, but it was rebuilt to former glory and is one of the most enjoyable tourist attractions in the city. Grab some tickets to see a Moulin Rouge show and enjoy one of Paris’ real historic hot spots.
There are a number of tours that can be done while in the city, many of which focus on taking you on the usual rounds to places like the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, Notre Dame, the Latin Quarter and to some of the famous areas such as Montmarte, the artists’s quarter. The backstreets and alleys of Paris are prime for exploring and finding your favourite new quaint cafe. You can join a tour group that takes you to a number of the main tourist attractions so you don’t have to navigate the metro yourself, taking all the guess work out of getting around.
Paris has a number of impressive museums, including museums such as Napoleon’s Tomb, which is also home to the Museum of the Military as well as his final resting place. Other well known museums include the Louvre – home of some of the most famous and well loved paintings in the world such as the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and the Last Supper. It’s easy to see why people from all over the world flock to this museum to check out some of our world’s most impressive pieces of art and to lay their eyes on the originals, not mere copies.
So there you have a couple of tips on what to see and do while you’re in Paris. This large European city continues to delight and thrill visitors at every turn on every street. There are dozens more things to see and do than are listed here, but if we listed them all, we’d be here all night! Two final notes on things to check out in the city include the Catacombs – vast underground networks of burial grounds as well as shopping along the Champs de Elysees… two activities that couldn’t be more different but are both just as fantastic as the other. So pack your bags – Paris isn’t going to explore itself!