Top 35 Things to do in Paris, France
What to do in Paris?
31 The Château de Pierrefonds
The Château de Pierrefonds is a majestic and beautiful palace that rises out of the Compiègne forest. Château de Pierrefonds has particularly lovely grounds which you can enjoy for free with your Paris Pass.
The Château de Pierrefonds originally built in the 15th century, demolished in 17th century and finally rebuilt by Napoleon III. It features a permanent exhibition of the masterpieces of 19th century ornamentation produced by the Monduit workshops. These expert craftsmen restored a wealth of historical monuments, worked extensively for the Great Exhibitions of 1889 and 1900, and helped to create the Statue of Liberty.
32 (39) Picasso Museum, Marais
With such a large number of examples of Pablo Picasso’s work the Musée Picasso is unique. Musée Picasso has over 200 paintings, 3000 drawings and just under 200 sculptures all housed in the seventeenth-century Hotel Sale. The Hotel has been carefully restored in such a way as to not distract from the artwork it houses. However you should enjoy the beautifully elegant stone staircase with its wrought iron banister.
The Picasso Museum takes you on an intriguing journey through Picasso's life through to his Cubist period. The museum is a top Paris attraction and a must for lovers of Picasso's work.
33 (14) Canal St-Martin
The Serene Canal St-Martin
The Canal St-Martin is a lovely spot to walk, relax and watch the barges go by. One of the top walks in Paris. It is even better on a Sunday when the quai de Valmy and quai de Jemmapes are pedestrian only. From the north start walking from the Jaures metro station or Republique in the south.
Canal St-Martin Cruise
The Canal St-Martin was constructed in the early 1800's in order to bring fresh water into the Paris but we wouldn't advise drinking it now. Consider taking a cruise on the canal if you want to preserve your shoe leather or feet.
34 (55) Parc Monceau
"Naumachie" - A highlight of the Parc Monceau
Parc Monceau boasts pretty flowers, statues and a pyramid. Originally english by design but ultimately French in nature. Parc Monceau is an attractive slice of peace and quiet away from the busy city.
Discover the windmill, a minaret, a pyramid, a Chinese pagoda, a Roman temple, a waterfall and the "Naumachie" which is a pond half-encircled by broken Corinthian columns.
35 (42) ..under the Eiffel Tower
Look under ET for the patch of grass especially designed for your bum. Sit on it. Extract bottle of wine, bread, the world’s best cheese, pate etc from your bag. Wait for the sun to set and the lights to come on. Magic, to be enjoyed with personage(s) of your choosing.