10 unusual things to do in Paris

Whenever you hear Paris, the first thing that pops into your head is the Eiffel Tower. Known as the city of love, possesses many things to do and explore, other than visiting Eiffel Tower. There are many Parisian sites that you may not be aware of but are worth seeing when visiting Paris. And to make your trip more memorable you can check out Pickyourtrails' Paris Packages

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Here is the list of the top 10 unusual things to do in Paris.

  1. Tracking Roman Ruins

Paris is known for its beauty and its contemporary art and fashion but, you will be acquainted with some of the unusual things here like Roman ruins. The Roman ruins in Paris include the Colosseum, baths, several remains of the walks, carved stones, and pillars are seen spread throughout the city.

The Roman Baths located at The Cluny Museum are believably the most extraordinary architectural remains from the Roman Era. 

Colosseum, on the other hand, is the world's largest ancient amphitheater ever built and still is the largest standing amphitheater worldwide. It is located in the center of the city of Rome.  All these remains would be a true treat to a history enthusiast.  

  1. Eccentric Museums 

Paris boasts some of the most adorable artistic museums in the world. The best museums of Paris include Louvre Museum the Musee d'Orsay. Both of the museums are the most visited museums in Italy. 

Louvre Museum can be located inside the Louvre Palace. The museum has treasured the historic Leonardo Da Vinci painting i.e., The Mona Lisa. Now moving towards the Musee d'Orsay, the museum is located on the left bank of Seine. The museum abides in the erstwhile railway station. The museum housed mostly French art from the Victorian era, including paintings, photography, furniture, and sculptures. 

Other museums to visit consist  Paris Sewer Museum, the Museum of Romantics, the Fairground Museum, and the Counterfeit Museum.

  1. 19th-century French covered passages

There are Nineteenth-century covered passages in Paris. These galleries are the remains from the Post-Revolution Period in France. Earlier these had many shopping centers which have mostly disappeared with time. 

Now, the covered passages are the center of restaurants, cafes, bookstores, and antique shops. This little street showcases the ancient architecture from the 1800s and is a perfect place to shop on a beautiful day in Paris. 

 4. Hot Air Balloon Ride

If feeling adventurous in Paris, you can go for a Hot air balloon ride in Parc Andre-Citroen. The most unusual thing that you can imagine experiencing in the City of Love. The hot air balloon has been officially declared as the biggest in the world. 

Witness the aerial view of the Eiffel Tower, from an altitude of 150 km to live the delightful fantasy. 

  1. Ballroom dancing at the Jardin Tino Rossi

Jardin Tino Rossi is located opposite the Seine river, is a beautiful green blanketed area. The park has beautiful sculptures in it which might also come to life during the Ballroom dancing event.  The Ballroom Dancing at the waterfront witnesses people having a picnic, ballroom dancing, and wandering around to have fun. The event starts from the first of June to the end of August, every evening. Dancers from in and around Paris and from around the world gather to dance. The dance forms include Salsa, Tango, Waltz, and Swing. So if you love to dance, you can shale a leg and have fun. 

  1. Paris Street Art

Paris Street art can be sighted in the Canal St Martin, which is free of cost. It is the best place to catch a sight of Graffiti art in the talented budding area of Paris.

Enriched with amazing restaurants, thrilling artistic shops, eye-catching graffiti, the venue is worth visiting and especially for art enthusiasts. The best places to spot outstanding street art in Paris are 1.  Rue Saint-Maur, 2. Rue Germaine Tailleferre, 3. Rue Laurence Savart, 4. Boulevard de la Villette, 5. Rue Ordener and some more to discover. 

  1. Parisian Art Events

Nuit Blanche, the Parisian art event held every year in Autumn. On the night of Nuit Blanche, galleries, museums, and other art and culture organizations remain open all night for free of cost. 

If you are planning to visit Paris in the month of June then, Fete de la Musique. it is a dance event, which must be on your bucket list. 

Another event is the Journees du Patrimoine or Heritage day celebration, the event boasts the opportunity to visit all the government buildings in France. The event occurs at the end of the summer. 

  1. Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

Shakespeare and Company bookstore is located within the walking distance from Notre Dame Cathedral. It is quite an engaged place, possesses age-old revamped books kept in their authentic form. The bookstore has myriads of English books and if you wanted to purchase any book later, you can also buy it online. 

If feeling hungry while looking at books in the bookstore, next door is Shakespeare and Company Cafe, where you can head out to have a meal or refreshments. The food served at the Cafe is predominantly vegetarian and organic. Luscious muffins, donuts, and exquisite desserts can be tasted here. 

Shakespeare and Company bookstore is a unique place to visit, especially for a true bibliophile. 

  1. Visit Rue Cremieux 

Rue Cremieux, a picturesque place, is located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. It is a one-block pedestrian street that is vivid and scenic. It has vibrant pastel-colored houses that are worth capturing and make your photos splendid.

The cobblestoned street looks more beautiful with the flower blooming, and this depends on the season you are traveling in. 

Be respectful and take care of the privacy of the inhabitants there. Avoid peeking through the windows and stepping on their doorsteps. 

Rue Cremieux is a must-visit for snapping colorful memories.    

  1. Local Life at Rue Cler

 Rue Cler is located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. It is the most famous street market in Paris and is worth exploring. 

The Rue Cler is a bustling place and always crowded by the Parisian locals, as they do their daily shopping from here. The street owns grocery stores to stock up daily supplies, florists, bakeries, ice cream stores, and gelato shops. 

The street also boasts some coffee shops, pastry shops, and many options of restaurants and cafes. 

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