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10 things to do in enchanting Paris

Tips for your city trip to Paris

Thalys will take you to the very centre of Paris. It will feel like driving into an open-air museum, because there's so much to see and do. Just walking around and enjoying the beautiful architecture, shops, parks and squares provides plenty of entertainment. Do you want to get the most out of your city trip to Paris? With these 10 special tips, you can be sure not to miss a thing
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Place des Vosges

Do like the locals and head for Place des Vosges, the city's oldest square, surrounded by stately mansions that house numerous art galleries. Overlooking the splashing fountains, this is the ideal place on a sunnt day to enjoy an ice cream from the likes of Amorino.

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Royal Turenne

Make yourself comfortable on the sheltered terrace of Royal Turenne on Rue de Turenne. Here you can enjoy watching people while eating typical, traditional French dishes such as moules-frites (mussels and chips) or - for the more daring - escargots (snails).

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Picassomuseum

Through the enticing shopping streets of Le Marais, it's a short stroll to the Picassomuseum, housed in the seventeenth-century Hotel Salé. Pablo Picasso's famous statement 'Give me a museum and I will fill it' came true: the building is filled to the brim with his oeuvre and personal art collection.

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Season

Next up: a tasty and colourful lunch can be gotten at the hip Season in Le Marais, where the menu features a bright pink latte (coloured with beetroot juice) and bright green American pancakes with macha (Japanese green tea). What’s nice, is that you can pick up a packed lunch to eat in the nearly garden of the Square du Temple.

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Le mur des je t’aime

Tucked away in a green park on the Place des Abbesses is a wall with 612 tiles on which 'I love you' is written in 250 different languages. Sit down on a bench among the greenery to see if you can find the Dutch and Flemish versions.

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Montmartre and the Sacré-Cœur

The best way to reach the top of the Montmartre district is to slowly wander upwards along winding, steep streets and ancient steps. From the steps of the limestone-white Sacré-Cœur Basilica, you can enjoy the most beautiful view of the city of love.

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Taste and make Macarons

Your visit to Paris won’t be complete without a macaron, a sweet biscuit with a soft filling. Truly French. For the best macarons, go to Pierre Hermé, known for its flavour Isapahan with raspberry, lychee and rose water. Want to take the taste home? In Galeries Lafayette you can learn to make them yourself.

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Merci conceptstore

The popular Merci shop was the world's first concept store to offer a variety of interior, leisure and fashion accessories under one roof. You can even have coffee and delicious food at this store on Boulevard Beaumarchais. And at the stationery shop Papier Tigre, a bit further down the road, you'll find knickknacks you didn't even know you needed.

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Boat tour on the Seine

A refreshing perspective on Paris can be gained from the water. In a tour boat, you can peacefully and calmfully admire the city's most beautiful sights, such as the Pont Alexandre III, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Want something extra? Then book a canal cruise with champagne, lunch or dinner.

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Floating museum Fluctuart

On the banks of the Seine, floats the Centre d’Art Urban Fluctuart. Here you can learn about the history of street art with works by pioneers such as graffiti artists Rammellzee and Futura 2000. More recent street art artists like Banksy are also represented. End your visit on the roof terrace overlooking the Seine.

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Travelling to France

Because of the coronavirus, European countries implement various measures that may have an impact on your stay. Before departure, carefully check the current local rules and guidelines, so you can enjoy your city trip to the full.
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