Paris. Always a good idea!
As one of the most beautiful cities in the world, you can sense the culture, beauty and aesthetics on every street and every corner. The Parisian magic is between the streets! You need to walk and discover the city. In this post, you will find my top 6 highlights not to miss when in Paris.
My way to discover each place was just by walking around and discovering everything at my own pace. It is best to try to combine each day of your visit with one or two of the following recommended places.
Paris is well known for its beautiful historical gardens. Here are my highlights:
Gardens of Versailles
Twenty-five minutes drive from Paris, and you will find one of the most famous palaces in the world and its exquisite gardens.
Versailles is a palace and gardens near Paris that are famous for being one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Louis XIV was known as “the Sun King”, and he wanted to leave his mark on Europe, so he built Versailles Palace as a symbol of his power and influence.
The gardens are spectacular—you can enter for free on some days and buy a ticket for the Musical Fountain Shows & for the Palace, which I highly recommend doing.
Jardin des Tuileries
The gardens between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde are a cultural walking experience.
The gardens have two ponds that are perfect for relaxing: sit in the sun and enjoy the beautiful views and relaxing vibes with a glass of wine/coffee or tea 🙂
Jardins du Trocadéro
I think that this place is the best one to enjoy the Eiffel Tower! It’s the garden near the Eiffel Tower!
Another great option to enjoy the Eiffel View is to sit outside at a cafe in Trocadéro on a sunny day.
Jardin du Luxembourg
The best way to enjoy the sun in Paris is to sit in the Jardin du Luxembourg!
Sit there for hours and relax, see the flowers and the sculptures and even the happy kids sailing mini boats in the central basin.
There are so many beautiful colours, and my opinion is that the harmony in this garden is perfect for relaxing the mind.
This is another great place to do some exercise outside!
You can see there many people running, stretching and enjoying working out in the open air!
This park is located in the middle of the city – the 8th arrondissement.
The access is through large iron gates, which are enhanced in gold.
You won’t believe the extent of peace & beauty of the atmosphere there.
Jardin des Plantes
This place is a botanical garden, and you can learn there a lot about different plants.
When you walk around the gardens, you will see that each plant is well-signed with its name and purpose, truly unique!
For the geology lovers (like me) – don’t miss the Mineralogy Museum.
I encourage you to visit beautiful nature spots wherever you happen to live. Nature connects us with our souls and helps us relax.
I hope you will be inspired by my recommendations and plan to visit them during your stay in Paris.