8 Things to See in Paris ...

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Paris – just the name conjures up romance, luxury and beauty.

There is so much to see in the City of Lights that one could make countless visits and still discover more.

Guidebooks tell you about the museums, the famous sites, where to stay and where to eat, but here are my suggestions for other things to see in Paris.

Btw, really cool Paris panorama

1. The People

The People

One of the most fascinating things about Paris is people-watching.

When you’ve had enough of walking and seeing tourist sites, find one of the many delightful Parisian cafes.

Sit down with a coffee and watch the world go by.

2. Cemeteries

Cemeteries

Cemeteries might seem like an odd thing to see in Paris, but they’re peaceful places to wander around.

Everybody’s heard of the famous cemetery Pere Lachaise, but there are others in Paris where you can visit the great and the good, including Cimitiere Montparnasse (famous residents including Serge Gainsbourg).2

3. Shop Windows

Shop Windows

Paris is known for its sense of style, and the shop windows are proof of this.

Whether it’s a fashion boutique or a patisserie, everything is displayed with flair, showing off the products to maximum advantage.

Plus window-shopping is free!

4. Flea Markets

Flea Markets

The most famous flea market is the one at St.

Ouen, which has hundreds of antique dealers as well as stalls of the bric-a-brac variety (and lots of pickpockets, so do be careful).

There are several others as well, such as Porte de Vanves and Marché au Puces d´Aligre – don’t miss a trip to one of them while you’re in Paris!3

5. Parks

Parks

Paris has ample parks – some of them well-known, such as the Jardins de Luxembourg, others a little more off the beaten track.

Among my favourites are the Parc Montsouris, the Parc Aux Buttes-Chaumont and the Jardin des Plantes.

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