Paris is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after cities to visit. With attractions like the Eiffel Tower, grasping its romantic image and searching a good restaurant with a view. These all make Paris a key point when planning to visit France, but not only this, there really is a lot more to the city than these astounding spots. Now, if you admire seeing all the popular sites but you’ll also be pining to find some of the more exceptional things to do in Paris. As you’ve apparently guessed, your stay in France doesn’t have to be filled with macaroons, beautiful desserts or the Mona Lisa, not that there’s anything wrong with them, but there’s a lot more to do. So, after being done with the Eiffel Tower, take time to see some of these more unique spots that you are definitely going to love.
Here are 12 of the unique things you can do in Paris.
Wander through the Catacombs
Containing the skeletons of over 6,000,000 people, the Catacombs in Paris are one of the most one of its kind(but pretty macabre) spots you should consider for visiting. Let’s be honest, it’s entirely different from places like the Eiffel Tower, but not less connected to the history of the city.
You will usually find a line to enter the catacombs, so make sure to plan your schedule so that you reache there just as it opens or just before it closes. If you can avoid weekend, please consider it. After all, waiting in a queue is not much of a joy.
Watch the sunrise over Sacré-Cœur
Sacré-Cœur is quite popular and it’s definitely one of the unique spots you’ve got to see. Finished in the earlier part of the 20th Century, Sacré-Cœur might not be too dilapidated but it’s still a wonderful spot to visit.
If you wish to avoid the crowds, plan your visit early in the morning. Sacré-Cœur opens every day about 6 in the morning, which is great if you wonder to see how the sunrise feels over the city.
Wander around Château de Chantilly
Bundled within the Chantilly Forest, to the north of Paris itself is the Château de Chantilly. A beautiful place to get out of the hustle and bustle of Paris for the calm and grand charm of the community itself.
It won’t cost you much time to visit, especially from Paris. It consumes not more than 25 minutes on the train from Gard Du Nord Station but feels like a different place away from the city. Wander around the marvelous buildings, stop by for some pastries and coffee or even try a horse ride.
You’ll absolutely love this place.
Grab Cheeses from Marché Bastille
One of the largest Markets in the city is Marché Bastille and a place you definitely shouldn’t miss if you’re searching for some of the more rare things to do in Paris.
The Market is open on Thursday from 7 am-2.30 pm; and Sunday, 7 am-3 pm. You will find this market best to buy some local cheeses and a bottle of wine for the remaining time in the city.
There’s nothing better than having a bold glass of vino and a stomach full of cheese.
See a concert at Philharmonie
If you love your symphony, you’ll love the Philharmonie. Located in the north-east of the city, within Parc de Villette, it’s truly a rare venue to ordeal some of the best music performances from across the world.
It’s totally one-of-a-kind venue and a place that is going to rejuvenate your soul for sure.
See the Statue of Liberty
Yep, you get that right. You can actually see the Statue of Liberty in Paris… though, it’s a bit smaller than its elder sister across the sea. Visit the Pont de Grenelle and admire the gift that the United States of America gave to France in celebration of their friendship.
You can also see the Liberty Flame, which is similar to the new flame that Lady Liberty grasps in New York City. It’s right by the side of Pont de l’Alma bridge. You can’t afford to miss it.
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Go inside the Museum of History of Medicine
Built over 100 years ago, is The Museum of the History of Medicine -which is quite different from the likes of the Louvre. Get inside.
The museum is resided in a gorgeous hall and parked within the previous Universite de Paris-Descartes’ Faculty of Medicine. It is really one of the most uncommon things to do in Paris. Particularly when it comes to museums.
See the, I love you wall
Right next to the metro stop, Abbesses and not much away from the Moulin Rouge is the ‘I Love You’ wall. It’s not the biggest wall or most exceptional piece of art, but it’s a wonderful spot to see and take your better half. Especially when you’re losing into that romantic vibe of the city.
You possibly won’t stay longer than 10-minutes here, so it’s a great brief stop to see when you’re in the area.
View Paris Through A Clock Face
Within the famous Musée d’Orsay is the brilliant view through the clock (which was once a train station). Head over to the clock face itself, take a look through the face and grab a view that’s one of the unique things to do in Paris… well, for scenes anyway.
You will even see some of the popular landmarks and even the silhouette of Sacré Coeur.
Find proof that the earth spins
You read that right, Paris has one of the first Pendulum that testified that the earth spins around. Head over to the Panthéon to look at the full-scale copy of the original (now at Musée des Arts et Métiers) and educate yourself about this experiment.
If physics is not your cup of tea, make sure to roam around the Panthéon itself. The building is wonderful.
Walk over an old prison
Crossing the River Seine, Pont Concord Bridge is a modest 18th Century bridge that’s got a plenty of history within it. Originally, the structure itself was made (rather bizarrely) from the remains of the infamous Bastille Prison. Which implies that you can actually take a stroll over the remnants of a historic prison.
After crossing the bridge, make a brief stop at the Palais Bourbon with its retro design. If it is your day, day, you might even be fortuitous enough to join a tour.
Ride the Curious Dodo Manège
The Dodo Manège is a wonderful and different carousel consisting of extinct and endangered animals. This attraction is comparatively new to Paris. Built in 1992, Dodo Manège is located relatively close to the Natural History Museum.
Get on board this traditional carousel with a change and ride a dodo, an aepyornis (just like the Big Bird from Sesame Street, but not yellow) and even a panda.
This is all from JUPIBLOG, so pack your bags and plan your next trip to Paris and let us know your experience in comments below.