Top 60 Things to do in Paris
What to do in Paris?
This is a links page for more information on the Fontaine des Innocents, Parc André Citroën, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) Place de la Bastille Montmartre, Palmier Fountain St. James Tower (Tour St-Jacques), the Pascal Museum of Eroticism and Paris Beach. You don't have to click the links of course. The links are of no great value if you have read enough already.
Top 70 things to do in Paris
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51 Fontaine des Innocents
Look for Henry II’s Coat of Arms and the first letter of his name on the fountain.
52 (45) Parc André Citroën
The Parc André Citroën is a park with many gardens. A few are listed below:
The White Garden
The white garden is dog and child friendly complete with playground.
The Black Garden
The evil, unfriendly black, dark garden is full of witch craft and devil worship…not. The Dark Garden is however kept from the main section of Parc Andre Citroen. You reach it via a walkway. The Black Garden is for Peace, quiet and contemplation. It naturally contains dark plants and flowers. A chance to chill out and read a book (about sorcery aha!!)
The Changing Garden
The Changing Garden is blooming great with a seasonal flowers and things that go dead in winter (see black garden ? ) and some that don’t of course.
The Scent Garden
Smell the roses.
The Taste Garden
Not sure you are suppose and probably ill advised if you did.
The Garden of Movement
Triffids and other plants just hang out and do as they please. Perhaps this garden should be renamed the teenage garden. The plants go wild and stay unpruned. Thankfully you can’t hear them. Parc André Citroën awakes at dawn on weekdays, has a lie-in at the weekends and generally sticks around until about 6.
53 (67) Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Bibliothèque Nationale de France one of the largest libraries in the world with significant resources and manuscripts dating back to the middle ages. The building has four 24-story towers, shaped as open books, all overlooking a beautiful garden.
54 (69) Hôtel de Ville (City Hall)
If you are fortunate enough to venture inside you will discover a large staircase, the long Salle des Fêtes (ballroom), the painted ceilings and walls, the stained glass windows and the numerous chandeliers.
You'll find the The Hôtel de Ville in the 4th arrondissement close to the Seine River. It is near the Centre Pompidou and close to Notre-Dame across the pont d'Arcole.
55 (25) Place de la Bastille
The Bastille’s fall is celebrated each year as the Bastille Day, a French national holiday.
56 (29) Montmartre
Montmartre is the highest point in Paris. On top of the hill is the white Sacré-Coeur Catholic basilica. Despite the huge interest from international travelers Montmartre has retained its village feel.
57 Palmier Fountain
The Palmier Fountain has a golden winged not really a dove like bird of peace figure with a number of sphinx like sphinx’s to remind people of the pointlessness of war.
Siege of Danzig
The Palmier Fountain celebrates the battle at Siege of Danzig (1807, Prussia) and the Battle of the Pyramids (1798, Egypt). Still, it’s a nice looking fountain.
58 St. James Tower (Tour St-Jacques) and Pascal
The Tower was renovated in the 19th century but the building material used predates British America. The tower is 52 meters high. A statue of Pascal can be found at the foot of the Tower which he once used as a lab.
59 (18) Museum of Eroticism
Entertaining and funny. Hard to take for some. Lighten-up, you are on holiday.
60 (24) Paris Beach
From July-August the beach comes to Paris. The city beach is located on the bank of the not to be swam in Seine to create the "Paris Plage" from Ile St. Louis to the Jardin des Tuileries.