There are loads of ways to experience Paris like a local. Paris is a very bubbling city with incredible attractions to see and things to experience. Whether you are there for a short stay or a longer one. Here are some ways to experience Paris like a local.
1. Dine in a Brasserie
It is a fact - Paris is one the best destinations for fine cuisine. You will have plenty of options to try out. I recommend dining in a typical Parisian brasserie that serves local dishes with an authentic atmosphere. That's one of the best ways to experience Paris like a local.
Try: L'assassin, 99 Rue Jean Pierre Timbaud 75011 Paris
2. Go to the Theater
This experience is a must if you understand French. However, you can still enjoy the art scene of the city by attending a musical or concerts held in the several theaters in town if you don't speak the language.
Try: The Mogador Theatre for a musical
3. Visit the Opera Garnier
This one is my favorites. The Opera House Garnier is one of the most imposing buildings in the city in the 1st arrondissement. The inside is more spectacular. I would go for an opera show for a complete immersion in the atmosphere of this historical edifice; however, a visit is enough to transport you to another era.
4. Visit a Majestic Castle
I am personally curious about architecture and design. Wandering in Paris offers an enriching experience in this field. Castles and royal domains are one of them. Versailles ranks as a favorite amongst visitors. I will suggest venturing off the beaten path and discovering Chantilly domains in northern Paris.
Chantilly domains, 7 rue du Connétable 60500 Chantilly
5. Pamper Yourself in a Tea Salon
When it gets to be girlfriend time, we usually gather in tea salons for a chatting and pampering time. We enjoy the delicious patisseries that are offered and a glamorous setting at the same time.
Try: la durée tea salon or Angelina tea salons.
6. Shop at the Galeries
Paris honors its reputation as a fashion city by offering several options for shopping. Original designs, quality materials and glamorous style are the aspects you will encounter during your shopping at the galleries in Paris.
Try: Galerie Lafayette, Printemps or Le Bon marché