Visit the Classics And See Some Unexpected Sites in Paris

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Paris is a city people dream of, and for good reason. It is a city that screams sophistication, style, and romance. Some people that have not been to Paris imagine it as a city that is too cliche to live up to all its expectations, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Once you go there, you cannot deny the charm and magic it casts upon its visitors. Whether you’ve never been to Paris or have been several times, there’s always something new to discover “the city of lights”.

Classic Sights

There are some things that when you go to Paris you have to see. The Eiffel Tower, no matter what anyone says about it, is one of those things. If you don’t want to spend the money or if you’re afraid of heights, it really isn’t necessary to go up the tower. However, admiring its beauty on the grass below is a must do.

Montmartre is a large hill in the city’s 18th arrondissement, or district, where people come to sit and gather. This area is something that tourists flock to, especially in the summer, but is still so worth it. There you will find incredible sights like the Sacre Coeur, which is a Roman Catholic cathedral that is absolutely stunning. You can also visit places like Rue Lepic which is where van Gogh lived at one point, as well as the Musee de Montmartre.

Jardin du Luxembourg is an absolutely stunning garden located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. The gardens were constructed in the 17th century and is an amazingly beautifully groomed park.

The Picasso Museum in Paris cannot be missed, even if you’ve been to the one in Barcelona. Located in the Marais which is the artist section of Paris, the building is stunning and houses some of Picasso’s best work.

Off the Beaten Path

Musee Rodin is a museum with two campuses to celebrate the French sculptor Rodin. One is in central Paris itself and the other just outside Paris at the artists home in Villa des Brillants at Meudon. This is definitely a lesser known museum and is definitely worth going at least to the one in central Paris. The gardens hold many of his sculptures, including ‘The Thinker’ and is perfect for a spring day.

A lot of people know that the river Seine divides the city into the left and right bank, but most people don’t take the time to actually enjoy the river itself! The city has put a lot of money into making the river bank a happening destination for tourists with free wifi outside, places to lounge, and lots of cafes.

The Parc des Buttes Chaumont is another hidden gem of Paris that most visitors won’t get to see. The park is located in the 19th arrondissement, which is currently a very hip neighborhood. From the top of the park, you have an amazing view of the entire city, and it is such a nice getaway from the crowds in some of the other areas of Paris.