I'm going to Paris for the first time in January, what are some of the things to see or do? (Love your art by the way)
I hope you will enjoy your stay in Paris. As it’s your first time here, honestly, stick to the basics. The Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Louvre Museum (at least two days are necessary if you want to take your time and enjoy the place), Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur church, the Champs-Elysées, The Opéra, the Centre Georges Pompidou (our MOMA), the Musée d’Orsay, Versailles, etc..
Yes, it’s very cliché but if you come here and don’t see all this, it’s not worth it. You can also visit Le Marais and The Bastille/Saint Paul area, it’s “very Paris”. You also have the Père Lachaise cemetery, beautiful!
I love this article from Trip Advisor, it gives you great tips and also this one from Lonely Planet . Ok, forget about their “What to eat” section because some places they are recommending are insanely expensive, like The Grand Véfour. However, the Berthillon’s ice creams are SO great, you can try them (yes, even in January, have some courage anon!).
If you want a true French brasserie, you can go to Le Bouillon Chartier. The inside is beautiful, it’s not very expensive and it’s pretty good. However, it’s very noisy, but I like it! And there’s a waiting line sometimes. Better arriving before it opens. I think it’s 12:00 but I’m not sure.
However, if you can afford it and that you have money, you have inside the Gare de Lyon (a train station in the 12th district), the very famous Train Bleu restaurant. BUT ITS EXPENSIVE. But hey! If you are a rich anon, honestly, go for it! (I was invited there once for work, OH MY GOD T____T )
Speaking of food, of course, try everything you can in the boulangeries (bakery-pastry shops). I’m not a fan of Paul (a famous franchise here), though. It’s better to find a good boulangerie near your hotel. Pain au chocolat, croissants, baguette, I’m sure you’ll find something you like :3
What to see…Well apart from the basics, you have the Mouffetard street and its market, particularly on Sunday, from 10am-11am. It’s packed but it’s very French.
If you love shopping, you have the Rivoli street but you have a lot of international brands there, not something typically French (example: H&M, Forever 21, Zara, Sephora, etc). More expensive but beautiful to visit, the Galeries Lafayettes and the Printemps department stores at the Boulevard Haussmann are a must-see. I hope you’ll see still be able to see the Xmas decorations during your stay in January and that everything won’t be gone by then!
When it comes to gardens, I love the Jardin du Luxembourg, in the 6th district (ok, you are going there in January, there will be less flowers ^^;;)
well it would be a lot easier if SOMEONE would give out the security codes but we can usually use the Jefferies tubes to get around that. the captain doesn’t like us to play too much; she says the game “wastes power”, whatever that means
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I prefer holodeck simulations of the game, but then again
is a good way to walk around and look like I’m busy doing something while avoiding actual assignments