An Alternative Guide To Paris

There are very few places in the world that can match up to the charming elegance of Paris. The city is a melting pot of different cultures and experiences. Its iconic architecture, world-acclaimed art and delectable cuisine provide a sense of elegance and affluence not present in anywhere else in the world. Over 30 million people flock to the city of lights each year, making Paris one of the most visited (and hence popular) destinations in the world.

To us the experience of Paris is something similar to a favorite book you might own; Each time you read it you demystify a hidden plot line; discovering something new in the process. With this in mind we have put together a list of hacks to help you see Paris from in another light.

Visit The Eiffel Tower At Night

Eiffel tower and Seine by Luciano Neves

During peak seasons the Eiffel Tower allow visitors until midnight, so make the most of these extended opening hours and explore this wondrous landmark after dark. Not only will you witness the most breathtakingly romantic views of your life, going after hours means avoiding long queues and saving valuable time 👍

While you’re at it why not also explore Louvre and Arc De Triomphe by night too 😉

Have Dessert at Champs Elysee


Lets be honest Champs Elysee is one of the most (if not the most) expensive avenues in the world. It’s a street where vendors find it acceptable to chard you €10 for a glass of Coco-Cola! As much as most of us would like to wine and dine at this famous avenue, our shoe string budgets just won’t allow it. So, with this in mind… Opt for dessert instead?

Laudree on Champs Elysee is quintessentially french patisserie offering a huge range of desserts at extremely reasonable prices. The bakery has outside seating perfect for those wishing to soak in the cultural sights while enjoying some delicious sweet treats.

Plus they have ice cream from only €3.50… What a steal! 😋

Venture Out Of Central Paris


Paris is a city with a lot of perspective. Venture out of the centre to explore the painters’ village and Montmarte located in the Sacre-Coeur. This part of the city is a hub of modern art offering mesmerising architecture, stunning views and a true taste of French culture.

On the other hand, if you’re looking to take a break from the restless and chaotic nature of a big city go and check out Paris’ canal scene. Head to Canal Saint Martin in the northeastern part of the city a scenic yet serene atmosphere. The canal has served as a backdrop in many blockbuster movies and links to underground waterways. If you’re in the neighbourhood make sure to take a boat ride for a truly memorable experience.

We hope you enjoyed this post on how to do Paris from another perspective / as a semi-local. Have you been to Paris and have some tips and tricks to share? Don’t forget to comment on the post below 😀






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