There is an endless list of things to see in Paris, that even a whole month is not nearly enough time to see it all. From museums, to parks, to restaurants, to simple performances on the street, there really is something for everyone to enjoy!
1. One of my favorite places I went to, which may be very basic and cliché, is Musée D’Orsay. I’m typically not much of a museum gal, but this one is beautiful and has some gorgeous pieces of art that really caught my attention. I was quite intrigued to know that the museum used to be an old train station and hotel, built in the 1900s. As always, the famous ‘Starry Night Over the Rhone’ was lovely.
2. A definite must-see is Palace of Versailles! While it is a bit outside of the city of Paris, it is still extremely accessible by train and not hard to get there (only takes around an hour). This major attraction is enormous, so getting there early is necessary in order to see everything (especially the garden, which is absolutely stunning). There are a lot of rooms and even a maze in the back of the palace, so it is very easy to get lost, but totally worth it! There are also several restaurants and small activities within the garden space, so I highly recommend visiting if you have the time.
3. If you are here during the summer, and aren’t a fan of museums, but enjoy carnivals, the Tuileries Funfair is the place to go! While it obviously isn’t Disneyland Paris, this is a fun little fair where you will have fun regardless of age. This year, the fair is in the heart of Paris from June 25th until August 28th, right next to the Louvre. Even if you only go for one ride and a waffle, this is a great way to spend your day outside. And as a plus, you can enjoy a picnic in the park that it is located in too!
4. For the fashionistas, the Dior Gallery is magnificent! All of the dresses are gorgeous, and you can learn more about the history of the brand as well as the face/brain behind it. Stop by the Dior café and grab a coffee or drink! I personally got a raspberry mocktail and it was beautiful as well as yummy.
There is so much more to do in Paris, that these four suggestions don’t even come close to scratching the surface. This city is amazing and full of life; keep your mind open and explore a new place every day!
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