What better way to get intimate with your loved one in the city of Paris than by discovering its romantic charms on foot? Walking around the city gives couples a chance to gain more knowledge about its culture while being mesmerised by its charming attractions. Moreover, travelling around this city need not cost you a fortune. Here are top five attractions that you should not miss:
1. The Eiffel Tower
One good way to start off our list is the Eiffel Tower! The surrounding neighbourhood around this attraction is also lovely and ideal to enjoy a walk. Eiffel Tower attracts more than 7 million tourists from all around the world each year, so it is best to visit this place early. The tower opens from 9 am to 12 midnight from mid-June to early September. For the rest of the year, Eiffel Tower is open from 9.30 am to 11 pm. You have the option to either go up the Eiffel Tower using the lifts or the stairs.
2. The Louvre
Another popular attraction that you should see is the Louvre. The museum is open from 9 am to 6 pm, and has extended hours every Wednesday and Friday until 9.45 pm. By day, this place is bustling with tourists who are busy lining up to see the museum. However, by night, it transforms into a tranquil and romantic place where couples can enjoy a stroll around the City of Lights.
You may also check out the Place du Carrousel, ideally located between the Louvre museum and the Tuileries Garden. Aside from enjoying a leisurely stroll, this is also where you’ll find the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel – a smaller version of the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées. If you walk farther west through the Gardens, you will be able to see the much bigger Arc de Triomphe in the distance. On national holidays, this is also where military processions and parades take place to honor fallen soldiers.
3. The Jardin Des Tuileries
The city of Paris is not just about beautiful architectures. It also boasts public gardens and green spaces such as the Jardin Des Tuileries. Together with its beautifully landscaped grounds and mature trees, this 28-hectare garden is a favorite for its classic fountains, elegant sculptures and serene ponds. Even children will love it here as they can spend hours playing at the year-round carrousels or at the beautiful gated playground.
In case you need to grab a quick bite before heading to your next destination, you may also visit several outdoor cafés and restaurants. During summer, there are also big funfairs for both locals and tourists.
4. Seine River
If you still want more scenic and romantic spots, then you should not miss a walk to the famous Seine River. Here, you will find old bridges and classic bookshops. At night, the river sports awesome reflections of the captivating architecture, a most seductive sight.
5. Canal Saint-Martin
Just a stone’s throw away from the Seine River, you will find a lesser-known attraction - Canal Saint-Martin. This picturesque place is graced with many vibrant cafes, boutiques, as well as wine bars. Away from the tourists, the young locals are enticed by the local flavours of the place. End your day here with a full-bodied wine for a good sleep!
You should be careful of pickpocketing in crowded places. Do not have all your cash in one place but split it amongst your travel companions.
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