Paris can be considered a perfect city in many ways. Known as the ‘city of lovers’ in the world, Paris is at the top of touristic visits. Who can blame him for being so idiosyncratic, important and even a little narcissistic! Although the general opinion about Paris is snobbish and based on smugness, it is actually a very open and friendly city. He asks you to take some time for him to understand this.
Paris is a completely different world with its small shops, stylish buildings, elegant people, bars, cafes, nightclubs, restaurants and aesthetic streets. It is a city that has not only created the image of a European city with its architecture and silhouette, but has also managed to shape everything around it while changing and transforming itself.
The splendor of Paris, which is almost synonymous with the word romantic, can turn one’s head. On the one hand, the beautiful Pont Neuf Bridge, the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower seen from all over the city, and the Concorde Square, which makes you feel at the center of the world, are the harbingers of why Paris is the most famous city in the world.
Its multicultural population provides it with the creative energy it needs. Traditional French chefs try dishes from different cultures, young designers follow international fashion but add a little French touch to it all; As a result of the recently rising French music and the mixing of the language with the cosmopolitan sounds, a city that can’t get enough of its taste emerges.
Being the heart of French tourism, Paris holds the title of the city that attracts the most tourists in the world, hosting 83 million foreign tourists in 2012. Disneyland is one of the most visited places by tourists coming to Paris, while the symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower , is the fifth most visited place in Paris.
Montmartre Hill, the highest altitude place in Paris, ranked second among the places to visit in Paris, the Saint-Michel region, which also includes the Notre Dame Cathedral, is third, while the Louvre Museum ranks fourth in the list of the most visited places in Paris. In my Paris travel guide article, I gave more detailed information about Paris.
There are many places to visit and see in Paris. It is very pleasant to walk the streets of the city, but when you consider the size of Paris, it is incredibly tiring to walk to each one (I know it myself, I did). The map is made according to zones and Paris consists of 5 zones.
On a Paris map you will acquire, you will see that the center of the city is enclosed in a ring and the numbers increase as you move from the ring to the city’s periphery. The numbers from 1 to 20 are schematized to understand the distances of other parts of the city relative to the center. While ‘zone 1’ refers to the most central location, if you have business in zone 20, you have some way to go.
Paris has an enormous network in terms of transportation. The advanced metro and transportation system makes it easy to get around Paris even though it’s crowded (although I used it very little). You can buy the Museum Pass and Paris Metro Pass for 2 or 3 days and add Disneyland to your trip.
If your time is limited, get a daily Paris Pass transportation card in the city, so you don’t tire yourself too much and save time. Getting around Paris is very easy thanks to the advanced metro system. Line 1 to the city center that you will use the most. Get a map of Paris and map the places to visit in Paris.
It is imperative that you make a plan by taking into account the number of days you will stay, the places you want to visit and the order of importance. Start from Place De La Concorde and start walking towards the Champs-Elysées as every Parisian and tourist does, and check out the shop windows on the way. From there, head to the city’s most famous shopping streets, Rue De Rivoli, Saint-Honoré and the parallel Avenue Montaigne.
Then walk to Rue Montorgueil, the most elegant Parisian district just outside the Marais. In the evening, Rue Oberkampf is the place with the most trendy nightlife. Relax your feet with an ice cream in the Luxembourg Garden, the city’s most popular and beautiful park.
An alternative route is to set a route for yourself along the Seine and walk all the way through. Many touristic structures you should see are located by the river. Start from one point and just keep following the river. Although it is not possible to fit the museums that can be visited free of charge on the first Sunday of every month in one day, you can start with the one you want to see the most.
Paris is a city full of pleasure and pleasure in itself, and therefore every little detail to be seen should be savored. Sit in a cafe or bistro, enjoy coffee and croissants, browse the shop windows, buy a baguette from the baker’s, custom-made cheese and salted butter from the cheese shop, and have a snack in a green field, continue exploring.
The Louvre Museum is one of the most important and famous museums in the world. It welcomes its visitors with more than 35 thousand sculptures, paintings, Ancient Greek, Egyptian and Islamic objects. The museum, which contains many valuable works that shape European art history such as the Mona Lisa, was built in the 1200s and the first restoration was made in the middle of the sixteenth century.
The building, which was ready to serve as the Royal Building after the restoration, was converted into a museum in 1793. The 21-meter-high Glass Pyramid , which was added to the museum in the 1980s as part of “Great Projects”, received many awards in the following years. In the museum, which is visited by thousands of people every day, famous works such as Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo can be seen as well as paintings, sculptures and antiques. The courtyard ‘Le Court Carré du Louvre’, which is almost the size of a square and located right next to the museum, is a place to stop by after visiting the museum.
The quietest times for the museum are in the morning and after 4 pm. Some days it is open until later, be careful to choose these days. If you enter from the carrousel side, you will have to wait in line less than at the entrance with the pyramid. The museum is closed on Tuesdays and public holidays, it is open between 09.00-18.00 on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and it is open between 09.00-22.00 on Wednesday and Friday. Louvre Museum entrance fee is 9.5€.
The Louvre is also the beginning of the road called ‘Ax Historique’. Ax Historique is the most important indicator of the parallelism of the development of Paris with the history of France. The road, which starts with the Louvre, which represents the oldest times of France, ends at ‘La Grande Arche’ in La Defanse , which is the symbol of today’s France.
2. Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is a symbol associated with Paris. I guess no one knows. With a height of 320 meters, the tower was the tallest structure in the world until 1930. The tower, designed by Gustave Eiffel for the EXPO Fair held in 1889, is located on the Champ de Mars on the banks of the Seine River.
A bird’s-eye view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower, which has the opportunity to reach the summit by elevator or stairs, is a Paris travel cliche. It is an ideal place to photograph the view of Paris from above, the river and bridges. Trocadero Square is one of the places where the Eiffel Tower, which is the most visited in the world with 7 million visitors a year, can be seen extremely magnificent. Sunrise or sunset are the hours when you can see the most beautiful and impressive view.
Between 13 June and 29 August, the tower is open between 09.00-00.45 for elevator visits and 09.00-00.30 for stairs; For the rest of the year, it is open between 09.30-23.45 for visits with elevators and between 09.30 and 18.30 for visits with stairs. The entrance fee to the Eiffel Tower varies depending on the option to visit with an elevator or stairs.
For visits to the second floor by elevator, 16.50€ for adults, 8.30€ for students; There is an entrance fee of 25.90€ for adults and 13€ for students to visit the top of the tower by elevator. There is an entrance fee of 10.40€ for adults and 5.20€ for students who want to visit the second floor using the stairs.
Climbing the Eiffel Tower is expensive, but watching and admiring the magnificence of the Eiffel Tower through a lush park is completely free. Le Champ de Mars Park offers a more beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower than a postcard for those waiting for the sunset with a picnic mat, a bottle of French wine and legendary French cheeses.
3. Champs Elysees
The Champs -Elysées is a boulevard in the heart of the capital, the bustling heart of Paris. Start from Place De La Concord and walk towards (Avenue des Champs-Élysées) asevery Parisian and tourist doesOn the way, look at the shop windows of the stylish shops and the liveliness of the people. From there, proceed to the most famous shopping streets of the city, Rue De Rivoli, Saint-Honore and Avenue Montaigne, which is just parallel.
Next, see Rue Montorgueil and walk straight to the most elegant Parisian district outside the Marais. In the evening, immerse yourself in colorful and elegant Parisian nights at Rue Oberkampf, the place where the city’s most popular nightlife is located.
4. Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe connects old and new Paris. Under this monument, which was created to commemorate all the French soldiers who fought in history, there is an everlasting torch for the unknown soldier. The Roman-Byzantine building, which has been on the top of Paris for 100 years, is the second largest arch inspired by the Titus Monument in Rome. The monument, designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806, stands on 51 meter high columns.
The names of 558 French generals are written on the interior walls of the 45-meter-wide monument. The names of those who died in the war are underlined. On the short sides of the four main pillars are the names of the greatest battles during the Napoleonic wars. The Victory Monument is considered the heart of the city of Paris and there is a magnificent view of the city from its top.
5. Square of the Concorde
Concorde Square is the most famous square in Paris. Located at the eastern exit of the Champs-Elysé Street, the square has a beautiful view from every angle. Ironically, it is a square that witnessed both the wedding festivities of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and their executions with Maximillien Robespierre and Danton during the revolution.
There are statues representing the French cities of Bordeaux, Brest, Lille, Nantes, Rouen, Strasbourg and Marseille on all four sides of the square, which is located between the Tuileries and the Champs-Elysées. In the middle of the square, there is an obelisk, one of which is located in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Square. This stone was gifted to the French state by Kavalalı Mehmed Ali Pasha, who challenged the Ottoman central government.
Montmartre is the name of the district on a hill. The place where the density of people never decreases in Paris is a historical district where art, artists and many artistic movements were born. Hundreds of people watching the view of Paris from the white-domed Sacre Coeur Basilica built on the hill also get the chance to meet the artists in the art workshops in the narrow streets and take a closer look at the works of art.
This region, where Picasso and Van Gogh worked for a while, is home to many cafes, boutique patisseries and restaurants. It is a place where you will not get bored even if you spend half a day in the cobbled side streets. It is necessary to get lost in the streets of the Quartier Latin, to breathe the bohemian life of the past, watching the people passing by at the small tables in front of the cafes.
Small, cozy shopping street Rue de L’Olive, Martin Luther King Park, Sacre Coeur, Passage Jouffroy, one of the oldest arcaded bazaars in Paris, are among the places you should see. Montmartre is also the host of the Moulin Rouge cabaret.
7. Sacre Coeur
The Sacre Coeur Basilica is located on a steep hill in Montmarte. The sounds of the world’s heaviest church bells in the Sacré Coeur Basilica, the crown of which is made of white marble, is one of the unforgettable experiences of Paris. One of the most famous churches in Paris, meaning “blessed heart”, the church is likened to a mosque because of its domes.
The church is famous for its magnificent frescoes, stained glass, sculptures and paintings. The Painters’ Hill (Place du Tertre), which you can reach when you go a little further down the side streets next to the church, is a center where painters and artists from many parts of the world are located. Sit on its steps at sunset and watch the city view.
The church is open to visitors between 06.00-22.30 every time of the year. Visiting the basilica is free, but you are expected to donate a small amount to the donation box. You have to pay a fee to climb the tower. The dome section can be visited between 08.30-20.00 in the period of May-September, and between 09.00-17.00 in the October-April period.
8. Seine River
The Seine River , which divides Paris into south and north, is a world heritage site in 1991. Surrounded by elegant parks and countless historical ruins, the river also has bridges around it, each of which has different characteristics.
At the top of the most visited places in Paris, the modest iron railings on the Quartier Latin foot of the Arceveche bridge over the Seine River have also managed to become one of the favorite places of tourists. What sets this place apart are the locks hung by lovers on the railings.
The scarecrow, where lovers hang a lock and throw the key into the Seine, attracts the attention of young couples in particular. Many lovers, who think that Paris is the city of lovers, come to Paris to fulfill this tradition and hang locks that have the name they wrote on them and the symbolic heart pictures they engraved.
9. Île de la Cite
Île de la Cité hosted the palaces of the rulers of the period and the houses of important figures, and is one of the most touristic areas of today’s Paris. The settlement established on the island and its surroundings is said to be the first foundations of today’s Paris. The island can be reached via Pont Neuf. The building, which means ‘New Bridge’ in Turkish, was built by Henry IV in the 17th century.
The most famous building on this island, which is the largest of the two large islands in the middle of the Seine River, is Notre Dame Cathedral. Many of the medieval buildings on the island have suffered the wrath of Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann, who was responsible for city planning. The Sainte Chapelle, which was saved from demolition , is famous for its colorful reflection filtering through its colored windows. These are the oldest colored glass in Paris. The chapel was built by the ultra-religious Louis IX to keep the holy relics, but most of the relics were lost during the French Revolution.
You can join one of the tours that introduce the interior and history of the church. The best time to visit is in the morning when the crowds are the least. The church can be visited between 09.00-17.00 7 days a week between January 2 and March 31, between 09.00-19.00 7 days a week between April 1 and September 30, and between 09.00-17.00 7 days a week between 1 October and 31 December. st. Chapelle Church entrance fee is 11.50€ for adults. It is free for visitors under the age of 18.
Concerts are held from time to time in the Conciergerie , just north of Saint-Chapelle . In fact, Marie Antoinette spent her last days here before she was executed by guillotine. The Dauphine Palace (Palace Dauphine) was built by Henry the 4th in memory of Louis the 13th, also known as the Dauphine. With its attractive and attractive looking restaurant, it is a very nice place to eat outdoors and people watch.
The Ancien Cloitre Quartier , consisting of small medieval streets overshadowed by Notre Dame , was formerly frequented by students of a former seminary, including the infamous Peter Abelard. Located right next to it, the Palace of Justice (Plais de Justice) consists of several courthouses in Neoclassical style.
Other famous areas of the island are the Place Dauphine, with its red brick houses, and Rue Chanoinesse, where the cathedral cannons are stored. Another place to be seen in the island, which should be on the list of places to visit in Paris, is Square du Vert-Galant , where the equestrian statue of Henry IV is located .
A peaceful and shady place at the end of the west side of the island, the area is a very suitable place for a picnic or reading a book. There is also the Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation, a memorial built for the 200,000 French who died in concentration camps on the island.
10. Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral is a church located on the east side of the Ile de la Cite, one of the scenic islands on the Seine River. The 800-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral, which was started in 1163 and finished in 1345 and is a fine example of French gothic architecture, is considered the best example of French gothic architecture. Notre Dame, one of Europe’s first gothic cathedrals, has an atmosphere that fascinates visitors both artistically and architecturally.
This magnificent cathedral, which was built under the heavy influence of the naturalism movement with its bells, statues and stained glass. When you look at it from afar, you see an imposing cathedral, but when you approach it, you admire its sculptures embroidered like lace and you feel tiny. The cathedral, which draws attention with its different architectural beauties with Gothic architectural features, also hosts a very large church organ.
Walking around the cathedral, walking around, climbing 387 steps to the top of the tower is something every Paris visitor should do. Although it is a little difficult to climb to the top of the tower, be sure that you will forget all your tiredness in front of the panoramic view you will see. Again, as in most places, the best time to visit here is early in the morning. At these times, when the sun illuminates the front of the building, the crowd of visitors and the row of towers are also very few.
The cathedral can be visited between 10.00-18.30 in the summer period (April 1 – September 30) and between 10.00-17.30 in the winter period (October 1 – March 31). Ticket sale ends 45 minutes before closing time. Notre Dame Cathedral entrance fee is 10€.
11. Île Saint-Louis
Île Saint-Louis is another island on the Seine River, just behind Notre Dame. It is reminiscent of a luxury district with houses where families usually live. It gives the feeling of a separate region with its calm and self-contained life. It is famous for its cafes, restaurants and ice cream shops.
There are two districts, Place Dauphine and Rue Chanoinesse. Today, it has a special importance in terms of hosting many important monumental structures. The Saint-Louis en l’Île Church, built in Baroque style, is one of the most striking architectural works of the island.
12. Jardins du Luxemburg
The Luxembourg Garden (Jardins du Luxemburg) is a building that served as the Luxembourg Palace in the 17th century. Today it is used as the French senate. There are many fruit trees in this garden, which is adorned with lush vegetation, flowers, pebbles and statues of historical names.
In Paris’s favorite green area, you can see students, men in suits returning home after work, festivals, people sweating on tennis courts, and people playing the popular game of petang among Paris adults.
13. Orsay Museum
Orsay Museum , with its rich collection of paintings, sculptures and photographs from the 1800s, is the city’s most important museum after the Louvre. It is located in the old train station to the left of the Seine River. The museum building, the construction of which was completed in 1900, was closed to transportation after 1939 because the stations were not suitable for long trains and turned into a museum in 1986. Located on Lille Street, the museum is visited by more than two million tourists every year.
The museum can be visited between 09:30 and 18:00, 6 days a week except Mondays. It closes at 21:45 on Thursdays. It is closed to visitors on May 1 and December 25. Orsay Museum entrance fee is 14€. Students under the age of 18, students under the age of 25 and teachers can get a discounted ticket for 12€.
14. Garnier Opera
The Opera Garnier is a magnificent opera house designed by Charles Garnier during the Second Empire and completed in 1875 in the early days of the Third Republic. Opera has the distinction of being the largest opera in the world with its stage that can accommodate a cast of 450 people. Built in neo-baroque style, the building houses bronze busts of famous composers such as Mozart, Rossini, Beethoven, Spontini, Philippe Quinault, Meyerbeer, Fromental Halévy and Daniel Auber.
Another important feature of Opera is that it is built on an underground river that creates an artificial lake underground. The Phantom of the Opera, created by Gaston Leroux, is said to still roam somewhere below. Opera is one of the places you should not miss while visiting Paris.
The opera house can be visited between 10:00 and 16:30, 7 days a week. In the summer period, it is open to visitors between 10:00-18:15. It is closed to visitors on January 1, May 1 and December 25. Garnier Opera entrance fee is 14€. During non-exhibition periods, a discounted ticket for the opera visited for 12 € is 10 €.
15. Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles is a valuable museum among the places to visit in Paris. The Palace of Versailles, a 17th-century royal residence, is one of the landmarks of France’s most glorious times. The place, which can accommodate 20 thousand people at the same time, is one of the largest palaces in Europe. The works of many artists who were born in Spain but lived in France are exhibited in the Palace of Versailles.
Surrounded by glamorous gardens, its magnificent interior design and II. Visit the Hall of Mirrors, the hallmark of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War II. The layout and beauty of its gardens and the statues of Apollo in its pools are dazzling.
The palace is open to visitors between 09.00-17.30, 6 days a week except Mondays. It is closed to visitors on January 1, May 1 and December 25. Parts of the Palace of Versailles, except for the Musical Gardens and the Musical Fountain Performances, are free to all youth under 18 and all European Union residents under 26. Others can enter the palace, the property of the Trianon, temporary exhibitions, gardens and parks, Musical Fountain Shows or Music Gardens for 20€.
For tours on the first Sunday of each month from November to March, the State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors, the fairs, the apartments of the Dauphin and the Dauphine, the Apartments of the Mesdames, the Corridor Room, the Gallery of Battles, the 1830 room, Marie-Antoinette’s Grand Trianon and Free entrance to parts of the mansion is offered. Audioguide is also free for all visitors.
16. Paris Disneyland
Paris Disneyland is a theme park that appeals to everyone from seven to seventy. It is one of the most visited entertainment areas in Europe. The park with lots of action, resembling a magical fair, is one of the few places in the world that attracts people of all ages with its vital energy.
Disneyland, an entertainment venue that challenges the imagination, opens the doors of a colorful world to travelers with its two parks, hotels, recreation, dining and entertainment areas. Whether you go to Paris alone, with your lover or as a family, spend at least 1-2 days here.
Disneyland is a place worth visiting on its own, in my opinion. In this fascinating place where all the characters of Walt Disney are right next to you and the children look around with joyful eyes, you feel yourself in the comics. Go back to your childhood while your children meet the cartoon characters of their dreams in this impressive theme park that offers you the imaginary world of Disney.
17. Moulin Rouge
The Moulin Rouge is a famous cabaret meaning ‘Red Mill’. The building, which welcomes many tourists with its world-famous shows, original entertainment programs and dances and has an interesting design, is a living museum that has pioneered many buildings in terms of architecture.
18. Place des Vosges
Place des Vosges is one of the oldest squares in Paris. It is dated to 1612. Red brick houses with traditional architecture are very interesting in the square where Victor Hugo lived and the house turned into a museum is located.
19. Paris museums
The museums of Paris are rich and impressive enough to deserve time on their own. A museum worth visiting, the Quai Branley Museum houses artifacts from Africa, America, Asia, and Oceania. The Architecture and Architectural Heritage Museum (Cite de l’architecture et du patrimoine), which was brought to Paris in recent years,is a museum that was opened with the aim of being ‘the largest architectural museum in the world’ and does not ignore modern ideas by exhibiting the history of architecture from the 12th century to the present. .
The enormous Moyen Age Museum preserves the world’s most beautiful and unique medieval collections. It is possible to see Roman baths, hand-woven fabrics, stained glass from the Middle Ages and magnificent jewellery here. In the baroque Carnavalet Museum , near the Chemin Vert and Saint Paul metro stations, you can go on a journey into the history of Paris without spending a single cent.
There are also many masterpieces that stand out as architectural masterpieces in Paris. The Arab World Institute is just one of them. It was built in 1987 by the French architect Jean Nouvel, inspired by the Islamic culture. The museum also includes a section where Middle Eastern art and archaeological finds are exhibited. The Museum of Modern Art (Paris Museum of Modern Art) can be added to the visit list to enjoy art from Braque to Matisse.
Those who are interested in modern arts can scour the Pompidou Art Center , which has the largest modern art collection in Europe . The place, which was designed as a culture and art center, also serves as a library. Brancusi Atelier , where the works of the sculptor Brancusi are located , is among the places that can be visited free of charge. The Lucernaire Theater , the center of French intellectual life , is the right address for ever-changing photography exhibitions that can be visited free of charge.
20. Père Lachaise and Montparnasse Cemeteries
In the Père Lachaise Cemetery , where famous figures lie peacefully among the greenery , one can visit Proust and Balzac, one of the immortal names of literature, Oscar Wilde, where it has become a tradition to leave a lipstick lip print on his tombstone, and Jim Morrison, where flowers, as well as cigarettes and alcohol, are left as a sign of love. .
It is possible to visit the graves of Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Samuel Beckett and take a peaceful walk in Montparnasse Cemetery , which is less ostentatious than Père Lachaise Cemetery .
Capital of love, heart of fashion, paradise of romance. The features that make Paris attractive do not end with describing. While the city is so special, the cost of experiencing the city is quite expensive. But there are also budget-friendly places to visit for free in Paris.
Unlike the squares we are used to in Paris, Vosges Square is a square adorned by a park surrounded on all four sides by houses of the same type, painted pink, with small windows and balconies. In this square, which must be seen with the architecture of the buildings, symmetrical park arrangements, fountains, sculptures and many more details, you can visit the house of Victor Hugo, which was converted into a museum between 1832-1848.
Lafayette Gallery (Galeries Lafayette) is one of the must-see places in Paris. Located in the 9th District of Paris, it consists of 3 buildings with high-end quality shops reflecting the Parisian style.
Lafayette Coupole, also known as the main building, showcases the latest trendy fashion trends for teenagers and children. Couples planning their wedding can visit Marriage Boutique to see the latest styles and fashions. The restaurant, located on the top floor, is really convenient for you to relax a little after the tiring shopping. It offers a magnificent terrace and a wonderful view from the top of the shops below.
The parks of Paris can be a place of peace, a picnic area, a reading place, and even a workplace from time to time for those who want to breathe in the city. Buttes-Chaumont Park , the park with the steepest roads in Paris , is a bit tiring, but the scenery, calm bird sounds and the waterfall in it are worth all this tiredness. After getting off at the Buttes-Chaumont metro station, you will walk on the 2.5-kilometer track in front of you, and if you come on a Sunday, you will even be able to join the party atmosphere at the cafes in the park.
To take a short break from the busy city life in Paris, this park visit is ideal for re-energizing. It is possible to follow in the footsteps of Marie Antoinette and see the majestic Victory Monument of Napoléon in the historical Tuileries Garden , located between the Louvre Museum and Place de la Concorde . The Bois de Boulogne was established at the western end of the city by order of Napoleon. There are ducks, colorful flowers and lakes in the artificial park.
Parc de la Villette was built by transforming the old slaughterhouses of Paris into a park. La Geode is one of the most striking structures of this park, which is now immaculate, designed at every point, and includes many buildings. The park has pop concerts, conservatories, a library, a maritime museum, but most of all, La Cité des Sciences , a paradise for kids and science enthusiasts . Don’t leave this park without seeing the huge global cinema that makes you feel like you are in science fiction movies with its music playing in the background. There is a cinema in this sphere, which has its own characteristic.
Monceau Park , with its statues of Chopin and Guy de Maupassant, is a great option for those seeking peace and finding cemetery walks a little daunting. The park is also one of the areas that inspired the famous painter Monet and loved to paint the most. At the edge of the Saint Martin Canal , there are many options to indulge in small happiness such as watching stylish Parisians, skipping stones on the canal like the protagonist of the movie Amelie, and having a picnic.
Wandering around the Marché d’Aligre Marketplace for a long time, tasting delicious French cheeses, crispy baguettes, world-famous Bordeaux wines and experiencing French cuisine are among the experiences that appeal to the palate. Mouffetard Street , decorated with cobblestones , is a street famous for its delicious bakery, cheese shops and gourmet desserts.
The best time to visit the street, where Gelati d’Alberto is located, where you can taste ice creams prepared in the shape of roses and appealing to both the palate and the eye, is on Saturdays, when the street turns into a big market. Rue Mouffetard, one of the oldest street markets in Paris, is located in St. Médard Church and Roman wonders are located among these greenery.
The neighborhood of Belleville , the birthplace of French singer Edith Piaf , is worth exploring for its multiculturalism and inspiring lively atmosphere. La Promenade Plantée Avenue , 4.5 km long , offers wonderful views, without leaving the city, but in the middle of nature, to watch all the shades of green to the fullest . Following in the footsteps of Louis, visiting the Jewish Quarter, visiting vintage shops are just a few of the things to do in the Le Marais District , one of the most famous districts of Paris.
Let me add the movies you should watch before going to Paris; Midnight in Paris, Amelie, Julie Julia, Before Sunrise, Paris Je T’aime. But don’t expect Paris the way you see it in movies.
While walking on the streets of Paris, don’t be surprised if you come across corners full of immigrants, piss-smelling metro stops, and unsafe corners instead of a movie scene. However, in my opinion, these cannot overshadow the beauties of Paris I have mentioned above.
Explore the city without exaggerating its negativities. Since the places to visit in Paris are spread over a wide area, you should definitely get a public transport card, use a taxi or metro. Paris is not a city to be rushed into. Extreme fatigue does not reduce the pleasure you will get from Paris. Do n’t forget to take a break in the cute cafes of Paris in between .