Paris, celebrated for its charm and beauty, continues to be the top destination for many up to today. With its quaint coffee shops and endless boutiques, it is no wonder that the city draws so many visitors to its cobbled streets. But aside from runway-ready locals and world-class sidewalk restaurants, what else is there to fall in love with in Paris? We’ve combed the streets of the most romantic city in the world and bring you this list. Compiled below are some of the best places that you shouldn’t miss when you visit the City of Lights.
The Louvre, the most visited museum in the world with millions of visitors knocking on its door. This once royal palace is now home to the world’s best and most iconic works of art. From paintings such as the Mona Lisa to the hallways that the likes of Louis XIV once walked in, it truly is a magnificent place for art lovers and curious visitors alike.
Not straying from the theme of royalty and grandeur, Palais Royal is a place that you surely don’t want to miss when you visit Paris. Many have called it as Paris in a quaint little package. It has all the things that represent this majestic city–from art, history, little cafes, boutiques, and architecture. Don’t forget to swing by this lovely courtyard after your visit to The Louvre.
It’s basic, but just in case you’re thinking about skipping this monumental wrought-iron tower, we’re including this here too. A creation of Gustave Eiffel, Paris is most recognizable because of this landmark. Take a picture from down below or explore the Champagne bar at the top of the Eiffel Tower–it’s up to you.
Jardin des Tuileries
Fancy a stroll right at the heart of Paris? In between Place de la Concorde and The Louvre, you’ll find Jardin des Tuileries. It’s both impressive in size as well as insight. All 55 acres of it have been primed for the perfect photo moment too. So instead of taking a cab to circumnavigate this garden, opt to walk through it at least once instead.
Shakespeare and Company
Discover your inner bibliophile right here Shakespeare and Company’s shelves of books. From well-known writers such as Hemingway to contemporary authors, you’ll be sure to find something you’ll like here. Or, if not for the books, at least enjoy a cup of coffee and watch as people go by in the bookstore’s coffee shop too. There is truly something for everyone in this quaint little (but world-famous) bookshop.
Au Lapin Agile
Can’t wait to fully immerse in old Parisian ways and explore its culture? Au Lapin Agile has managed to maintain its bohemian charisma for the past 160 years. Explore the streets where the likes of Picasso used to frequent and enjoy a drink or two while you’re there. This is just one of Paris’ streets that will make you feel as if you’ve taken a step back in time.