- By kevin
- On Mar 28, 2018
- Travel Tips
Book your Rome Paris vacation package with great deals on Globerouter.com website now. Paris is one of the chicest travel destinations in the world. The City of Light offers the best of everything—from historic cathedrals and incomparable museums to stylish boutiques and unbeatable cuisine.
Tings To Do & Activities In Paris:
Shopping - FASHION
It could be those entrancing shop-window displays - or all the chic, stylish characters you pass on the street. Whatever the motivation, Paris can inspire even the most reluctant shopper to release the purse-strings. Printemps, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, Galeries Lafayette and Le BHV Marais are esteemed department stores. For luxury brands - like Dior, Gucci and Chanel - mosey along Avenue Montaigne and Rue Royale. For quirky independent boutiques with lower price tags, forage the streets of Abbesses, Etienne Marcel and Rue de Charonne.
DO - PLACE DES VOSGES
Inaugurated in 1612, Paris' oldest - and most photogenic - planned square is a cocoon of tranquility between the bustling Bastille and Marais districts. Admire the setting from the square's central tree-shaded lawn, then potter through the arcades by the red-brick town houses framing the square. As well as smart shops, restaurants and galleries, you'll find Victor Hugo's old apartment. It's now a museum dedicated to the author of Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
DO - BE A FLANEU
The 19th-century Parisian poet, Charles Baudelaire, loved to dawdle, almost aimlessly, around his home city, observing snippets of daily life. He called himself a "flaneur" - "a gentleman stroller of city streets". Paris' 20 arrondissements are a boon for the modern-day flaneur. A few suggestions: swap Montmartre's tourist-thronged thoroughfares for its intricate, cobbled back alleys, and meander through the city's vintage passages (covered arcades), notably Verdeau, Jouffroy and Panoramas. You'll find quaint novelty stores and craftspeople beavering away in ateliers.
SEE - THE SEINE
The Bateaux-Mouches that navigate the River Seine provide the quintessential tourist experience. On sunset/evening cruises, you'll get dinner, classic French tunes and postcard-perfect views of The City of Light, including the illuminated Eiffel Tower. Cruise boats also patrol Paris' intriguing, lesser-known waterways: canals Saint-Martin, l'Ourcq and Saint-Denis, in the city's north-east.