Paris is one of the signature cities to visit when you are in Europe. Home to some of the most spectacular museums, some of the best wine and food, and incredible architecture, Paris is one of the main places to go to in Europe. There are a ton of different things you can do while you are there and it can be hard to figure out what is best. We have picked out some of the top activities to do in Paris in 2020:
Visiting the Louvre Museum
When you are in Paris you probably want to see some of the spectacular museums. Perhaps the most famous of the museums in Paris, and one of the most famous museums in the world in the Louvre museum. Make sure to plan your visit in advance and perhaps even get your tickets online because this museum, with the signature design style of a glass pyramid overground, can get very full of people. Many of the people are coming for the most famous exhibits, such as Leonardo De Vinci’s Mona Lisa. They really have quite the amazing collection though with all of the famous French painters but also many that you would not necessarily expect such as all of the famous Italian painters. You can find painters such as Carrivagio, for example. This is certainly one of the most popular activities that people will be doing when they visit Paris in 2020.
Walk to the Arc de Triomphe
There is a lot of history in France and a lot of architecture built with the purpose of honoring that history. One of the classic examples of this that people enjoy visiting in Paris is the Arc de Triomphe. One of the most well known Frenchmen of all time is Napoleon. Napoleon was known for conquering all sorts of countries before ultimately suffering an embarrassing defeat in Russia because he couldn’t adequately keep his forces supplied. The Arc de Triomphe is a giant arc that was built in Paris in his honor. They built the Arc de Triomphe in the early 1800s and one of the great features is you can go up for a phenomenal view. You should definitely set aside some time for this and plan in advance.
See the Eiffel Tower
One of the most famous things in the world used to be the incredible Worlds Fairs. These World Fairs produced some of the most spectacular things people have seen or done in recent times. Paris has seen one of the greatest examples of this with the Eiffel Tower which was created as part of the 1889 World Fair. The Eiffel Tower was created by Gustave Eiffel and is made out of wrought iron. A lot of people in Paris did not like this tower when it was first made and it may still even annoy a lot of them today but when you are visiting most people like to check it out. If you want you can go to the top of the Tower but it is expensive and you need to make sure you leave enough time to do it.
Visit the Musee d’Orsay
The Musee d’Orsay is not as well known as the Louvre but perhaps it should be because it is a quite spectacular museum in and of itself. The lines can get pretty gigantic at this museum too because people know there is a lot of great art to see. One of the most impressive parts of the museum is the impressionist paintings. There are quite the number of impressionist masterpieces that have been created in the 20th century. There are also cool statues and other features and the building itself is quite spectacular. Make sure that this one of of the activities you do when visiting Paris.
Take a Boat Ride on The Seine
The famous river in the center of Paris is one of the highlights of the city both for locals and for anyone who is visiting. There is so much to do near and on the Seine including having a picnic with local meats and cheese in one of the many parks along the banks. If you want something a bit more though you can get on one of the several boat cruises that go up and down the Seine. You will have lots of different choices between the boats including ones that serve food, drinks, or in some cases boats that are meant for partying. This is one of the top activities people will do when the weather is nice in Paris.