With over 1600 kilometers of well-marked coastal trails alone, Brittany offers some of France’s best hiking. Taking a few minutes to plan ahead can make your hiking weekend that much more enjoyable.
Last month, I wrote about five things you may not yet have done in Paris, focusing on experiences and not just sightseeing. But the sightseeing has its place in the tourist itinerary too. So this month, I would like to share my top seven list of lesser-known sites in Paris, one for each day of the week!
Visitors to Paris can be overwhelmed with all there is to see. So why not focus your next trip on what there is to do? Plan a weekend or a week of experiences, not just sightseeing. Here are my top five suggestions for things you may not yet have done in Paris...
Your narrator is 24 year-old Charlotte Corday, legendary murderess of Jacobin revolutionary, Jean-Paul Marat. Charlotte stays with you through the entire tour, leading you through the most important events of the French Revolution.
They smell. I suppose I should have guessed this, but somehow silly me thought this tourist attraction would have found a way to eradicate the cesspool-y odors. That being said, it was not so bad. You get used to it. It’s a not-your-average-day-of-sightseeing experience...
The quais by the river Seine in Paris’s 15th arrondissement just below the Bir-Hakeim bridge are not as visited as the bustling embankments of central Paris. Yet a stroll along these ancient docks with their large cobblestones and hovering trees will bring you back to a Paris of another time.
There is nothing I would rather do on a warm Paris evening than picnic with friends. But we have all seen the police come by demanding picnickers to put their alcohol away.
Mouzaïa is an oasis of villas or pedestrian walkways and stairways lined with street lamps, cobblestones and stunning houses (not apartments, houses!), most with their own gated yards.
If you come to France with the romantic notion that life will be perfect, you won’t last. But if you come expecting the good and the bad, you might just never leave.