Table of contents
- 1. Have a drink at the Georges Restaurant
- 2. Visit the Perfume Museum in Paris
- 3. Spend a night in the very special hotel
- 4. Visit the Picasso Museum
- 5. Take a walk on the “coulée verte”
- 7. Strolling along the Quai de la Seine in the evening
- 8. Visit the Romanesque church, the oldest church in Paris at the foot of the Sacré-Coeur
- 9. Have a Sicilian ice cream at Grom
- 10. Visit the European house of photography
Whether you are just passing through or have been living in Paris for years, here are ten activities I recommend you do in Paris with your partner.
1. Have a drink at the Georges Restaurant
Adorned with a futuristic and refined decor, the restaurant-bar Georges is an absolutely unique place. Located at the top of the famous Centre Georges-Pompidou, it offers a magical and spectacular setting, especially at nightfall.
Indeed, it offers one of the most beautiful views of the capital. You are surrounded by glass windows for an unforgettable and panoramic view. You can see the most important monuments of the capital like the Eiffel Tower or the Sacré-Coeur.
I suggest you to taste one of the original and surprising cocktails proposed by the Georges while enjoying this breathtaking view or simply to taste a good glass of Krug champagne!
2. Visit the Perfume Museum in Paris
The Musée du Parfum-Fragonard in Paris Opéra Garnier takes amateurs and enthusiasts alike on a discovery of the secrets of perfume making and its history. Founded in 1926 and located in the Opéra Garnier district, this museum welcomes you for a free guided tour during which you will live a unique olfactory experience.
3. Spend a night in the very special hotel
Nestled in the Montmartre district, the Hotel Particulier Montmartre is an exceptional place in Paris. This little corner of paradise surrounded by a green setting with indescribable charm allows you to take advantage of high-end services.
I was very well received by the staff in the hotel, the Parisian gourmet restaurant and the cocktail bar. Refinement and chic are de rigueur in this establishment. A real jewel of the capital!
To get there: 23 Avenue Junot Pavillon D, 75018 Paris, France – Metro line 12 station Lamarck – Caulaincourt.
4. Visit the Picasso Museum
The collection of the Picasso Museum in Paris includes more than 5000 works. This museum dedicated to the artist Picasso invites you to discover it. Paintings, sculptures, engravings or even drawings, I was pleasantly surprised by the number and quality of the artist’s works kept in this museum.
You also have access to several tens of thousands of archival documents. Sketches, sketches, sketchbooks, photographs etc. You will discover the creative process of the artist.
To get there, go to 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris, France – Metro line 8 Chemin Vert
5. Take a walk on the “coulée verte”
If you want to discover the 12th arrondissement of Paris in an original way, go for a walk on the green corridor. This 4.5 km circuit starts near the Bastille Opera House, above the Viaduc des Arts.
This planted walk crosses the whole district, free from any car traffic. It guarantees a total change of scenery, following the path of an old railroad.
To start the walk, go to 1 Coulée Verte René-Dumont, 75012 Paris, France – Metro line 1 station Gare de Lyon.
6. Dancing with strangers on the quay
All summer long, the quays of the Seine are the scene of dance parties. With friends or strangers, you have a good time dancing. Personally, I had a great time. Swing, tango, rock, salsa, folk, the most popular dances are represented.
Originally, the quays of the Seine were the rendezvous of a few enthusiasts in the alcoves but the phenomenon has grown over time.
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7. Strolling along the Quai de la Seine in the evening
Strolling along the Seine is one of the favorite activities of Parisians. Since the banks of the Seine have been opened to pedestrians, this pastime is perfect for long summer evenings.
I found it very pleasant to stroll and enjoy the animations along the quays along the water. There is no lack of opportunities to stop: there are many bars to have a drink, terraces to dine, barges to dance, etc.
8. Visit the Romanesque church, the oldest church in Paris at the foot of the Sacré-Coeur
The Sacré-Coeur is one of the main tourist attractions of Paris. One would never guess that less than a hundred meters away, another little jewel of religious architecture is hidden.
The Saint-Pierre de Montmartre church would even be the oldest church in Paris. A parish church, it is above all a place of Catholic worship. Services are celebrated there.
Go to 2 Rue du Mont-Cenis, 75018 Paris, France – Metro line 8 Chemin Vert
9. Have a Sicilian ice cream at Grom
Very popular in Italy, Grom’s ice creams have managed to make their way to Paris. Their ice creams and sorbets are exquisite. I tried the special gran torino with dark chocolate and amaretto and it was delicious!
To get there, 2 addresses to choose from
- 81 Rue de Seine 75006 Paris – Metro line 4 station Odéon
- 19 rue soufflot 75005 Paris – RER B station Luxembourg
10. Visit the European house of photography
The house of photography gathers exhibition spaces, a library and an auditorium. I go there especially for the exhibitions, the photographs are well presented and it is a good opportunity to discover artists! It is also possible to take part in guided tours or conferences related to the exhibitions of the moment.
To get there, go to 5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris, France – Metro line 7 station Pont Marie.
Ready to visit the capital and discover its many cultural, touristic and architectural assets? Have a nice walk!