The French capital is known for many things including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Notre Dame. However, it is not enough for a seasoned traveler to keep visiting the same places they saw when they last came to Paris, or do the same things. It might get boring after a while, and that is a shame considering that the City of Lights has plenty of alternatives to offer. So try doing the following on your next Paris city tours.
Ballroom Dancing at the Jardin Tino Rossi
Port St. Bernard on summer nights is a place to be, mainly for the atmosphere resulting from people picnicking, strolling, and ballroom dancing on the quai that is on the Left Bank. From June through August, every evening sees dancers assemble in the Jardin Tino Rossi to brush up on their tango and salsa.
Paris has several museums, but if you are not a stickler for the ones most visited, there is the chance to check out some truly odd ones as well. The Museum of Comparative Anatomy, for instance, displays rows upon rows of animal bones, as well as countless glass and wood cabinets. It is inside the Jardin des Plantes, which also has a zoo and a botanical garden. Other museums to explore include Musée du Moyen Age and Musée de Quai Branly.
Seek Out Roman Ruins
France’s capital derives some of its famed beauty from its ancient Roman past, which is evident from the baths, coliseum, and pillar and wall remains you will see around the city if you are watching carefully. Many place the Roman Baths at Cluny as the best remaining piece of architecture from the Roman era, but then there is also the Archaeological Crypt located near Notre Dame, which lets slip the center of Lutetia, an old Roman City.
Enjoy Street Art
Canal St. Martin is the best place for finding and admiring graffiti in the city. Located in the 10th arrondissement, it is one of the rising localities in town. You will find a profusion of wonderful restaurants, shops, and of course, graffiti to make a stroll significantly enjoyable. Get a Paris guided tour for the whole family, or use a map to show yourself around the place, so that you can linger as long as you please.
These are some of the exciting out-of-the-way things you can do while on a holiday in Paris. Make a list of activities to pick from so that you do not run out of them and get bored.