"Need suggestions for things to do in Paris. I love art (in every sense of the word!): cinema, museums, music, theatre... especially street art... and now I'm looking for an adventuourus time in Paris!
Nilanjana Chaudhuri answered:
Paris is the perfect city for those who are eternally in love with ‘love’. For those who want to look beyond the galleries and the ornate designs, the museums and monuments, the art and architecture, and the boulevards and boutiques of Paris, here are some ideas:
Planet Manga at Centre Pompidou (Station –Les Halles)
Centre Pompidou is a gallery/museum in the Les Halles Area is having an exhibition dedicated to Japanese Manga until May 27 2012
A prospective Design Workshop till June 17 2012
For more see: Centre Pompidou
Belleville – Menilmontant area (Station –Belleville)
This popular area of Paris is a melting pot of Parisians and migrant communities. Plenty of streets, shops, cafes and parks to explore. An area to explore street art.
Moulin Rouge – (Station- Blanche)
Birthplace of Can Can Dance.
For more see : Moulin Rouge
Le Musee d'Orsay: (Metro: Musee d'Orsay)
After Louvre, it is the second most popular gallery to visit in Paris. While Louvre takes a minimum of an entire day, half a day is enough for a visit to Musee Dorsay. Includes works of Monet, Van Gogh and Renoir.
For more see : Musee-orsay
Champs-Élysées : (metro station – Concorde)
A walk in Paris’s most famous boulevard that among other famous designer stores and cafes, houses the Louis Vuitton flagship store. See the Arc de Triomphe.
Opera National de Paris at Palais Garnier (Station :Opera)
The original ballet company of the world that most of the other companies trace its roots to.
Notre Dame: (Station –St Michael Notre Dame)
A 14th century Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral, It was destroyed and damaged during the French Revolution. The Cathedral is known for its musical history, bells and organs.
Saint Chapel : (Station: Cite’, also walking distance from Notre Dame)
A 13th century chapel , part of the Capetian Royal Palace famous for its stained glasses
Sacre Couer ( Station :Lamarck Caulaincourt)
Sacred Heart Basilica of Paris, situated at the northernmost point of the city in the Montmarte district.
Eiffel Tower (Station –Tour Eiffel)
The metal lattice work tower that is the most prominent symbol of Paris. Sparkles up in the evening close to midnight for a splendid view.
Musée Galliera : (around the corner from Louvre)
Paris Museum of Fashion has on display works of French designers Dior, St. Laurent, Givenchy.
Laze in the Jardin de Truileries
Check out these movies to see before you visit Paris . Add ‘Midnight in Paris’ to that list. A weekly magazine called Pariscope (usually issued on Wednesday) found at the newsstands,list the movies being screened at the theatres. Pick your favourite.
Note: French ads are beautiful so do not skip them.
Louvre: (Station: Louvre Rivoli)
Paris’s must see Museum Gallery. It’s beautiful and takes a whole day to see only the important exhibits. Includes the sculpture Venus di Milo and Leonardo DaVinci’s Monalisa.
For more see : Louvre
Exploring Paris by Metro
The interiors of almost all Paris Metro stations are different and the design is in harmony with the area that it is in. You can spend an evening just hopping through the Metro.
Finally here's an interesting link with offbeat experiences in Paris.
Hope that helps you have an awesome time in Paris. If you'd like us to help with anything else - hotels, sightseeing, wine tasting, restaurants, ... anything! - do post again. We'll look forward to helping you.