Adventures In Paris

5 Unique Things To Do In Paris Today

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Paris, France is one of the most iconic and recognizable cites in the world. Between the Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe, and the Louvre - one day in Paris can leave you checking off items from the bucket list right and left! Come check out the city of love and these 5 experiences you must have while in Paris!

  1. Visit the Palais-Royal Poles

    Welcome to the Palai’s-Royal in Paris! This spot was made famous by Instagram and these iconic stripped poles! It was originally a royal palace and some of the most famous acres of Paris. Today, it now used as a seat of the Ministry of Culture, and the Constitutional Council. The courtyard is open to the public and that is where the famous poles are located. All throughout Europe the architecture is beyond impressive. Here are the palace, it is no exception. The amazing details on the crown molding is so stunning.

    If you choose to take pictures by the poles, just remember to be respectful! There are poles of all different heights and sizes, so just walk around and check them out! If you attempt to get on top of the poles you are doing so at your own risk!

Address: 8 rue Montpensier 75001 Paris 
Hours of Operation: court yard open 24/7

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2. Have a picnic at the eiffel tower

Is there anything more dreamy than a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower? Grab some baguettes, eclairs, and a sparking water and were officially in a French Movie! The park in front of the Eiffel is the perfect spot for you picnic because of all the grassy areas. Bring a blanket, or sit with mother Earth! You can pick up lunch or snacks from your favorite cafes and restaurants and bring it on over. Just always remember to leave the area better than you found it :)

Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

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3. explore the arc de triomphe

Growing up I was always in awe of this Arc. It symbolized France for me and was in so many movies I loved growing up. To actually stand in front of it is surreal! It is in the heart of Paris and proudly sits in the middle of one of the busiest roundabouts in the city! There are no lanes and it truly just feels like a free for all so please be careful while driving here.

Did you know you can actually explore inside and on top of the Arc!? It is a full museum about the revolution and empire, plus you have a whole panoramic view of the city from up top. A pro tip - there is an underground walking tunnel that will take you to the Arc - DO NOT attempt to cross the street in the roundabout as this could be extremely dangerous.

Address: Arc de Triomphe Place Charles-de-Gaulle 75008 Paris
Hours of Operation: 10am - 11pm
Cost: 12 euros

4. watch the eiffel tower sparkle

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when to see it?

Seeing the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night has so be one of the most magical and surreal experiences while in Europe. There is just something so special about those 10 shiny minutes! The entire tower from top to bottom starts twinkling giving it a true sparkle look.

Every night, when the sun goes down (or starting around 8 or 9pm depending on darkness, usually 9) until 1 am, the first 10 minutes of every hour will light up the sky! So if you wanted to see it at 10 pm, show up to your view point about 9:50 to get a spot. Then from 10pm until 10:10 pm you will watch Paris light up!!

Here is a great guide:

Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
Hours of Operation: 9pm -1am daily

5. visit the louve

Does one go to Paris without seeing the Louvre?! I think not ;) Even if you don’t opt to go inside - the beauty of this structure is a must see. However, as you may know, this is one of the most famous museums becuase of the Mona Lisa lives here! I have heard there is always a crowd around her, and she is must smaller in person. However - it is still on my bucket list to walk through here and see with my own eyes!

Address: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Hours of Operation: 9am - 6pm *Wednesday and Fridays until 10pm and CLOSED Tuesdays
Cost: €9

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