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This time, we feature the top 10 places hidden gems and travel spots in Paris, especially for Extroverted Megalopolis Enthusiasts who loves to be Spontaneous. EMS is looking for free-spirited adventures that fill their life with excitement. Life can get overwhelming sometimes when they get sucked into the routine. Their inner self tells them that they only live once, so life should not be monotonous by following repetitive patterns. They love travelling around metropolitan areas because they can go with the flow.
Like Paris, it is convenient to travel around the neighbourhoods and take public transport to other places! With all the numerous sightseeing destinations Paris has to offer, from museums to shopping centres, there are plenty of places they can choose from.
So, are you ready for a new adventure? Travelling like "Emily in Paris"? Shopping for luxury goods? Or, just browsing local markets and surrounded by picture-postcard french architectures? Regardless of your upcoming trip, take a note and get some ideas!
1. Galeries Lafayette
Call out fashion lovers! Galeries Lafayette, the biggest shopping mall in Europe, is an upscale and grand department store in Paris! The mall has fifth floors. It has more than 2000 high-end brands, including some cafes and restaurants. When you visit the mall, you will feel like you are visiting a palace. The beautiful and fancy Art Nouveau architecture will keep you watching while shopping in the mall.
Don't forget to go to the rooftop where there's an observatory for you to see the city view! This attraction is not only providing you to shop but also a place to view the urban landscape of Paris! Galeries Lafayette will not disappoint you!
2. La Vallée Village
A smarter Shopaholic will not miss every single chance to hunt in an outlet! La Vallée Village is the closest outlet to Paris. More than 110 designer brands you can find there, like Armani, Burberry, and Gucci. Also, other fashion brands, like Guess and Calvin Klein. It's a place to hunt for nice and fair deals for yourself and your friends!
Stay hydrated since it is an open-air outlet! No air- conditioners there unless you are in the stores. There are some cafes and food trucks- Enjoy your Nutella crepe and a cup of coffee in this colourful outlet! Also, download the apps to get the latest discounts before you go!
3. Chateau de Versailles (Palace of Versailles)
Not just shopping, Paris offers you a cultural tour! Visiting Chateau de Versailles gives you a chance to get an insight into French history. Chateau de Versailles is a palace built in the 17th century. This palace originally was a royal residence, then experienced French Revolution and First World War! Nowadays, the palace is rebuilt and constructed and opened to the public. You may need to plan ahead if you visit here. Our team at MiTravel actually curated the best IG spots in Paris for you to take that aesthetic photo for the gram! Also, avoid the peak season, April 1st to October 31st. For more info, please go to the official website.
4. Musee du Louvre (Louvre Museum)
For those who are fine art enthusiasts, Musee du Louvre is definitely your must-see museum in Paris! This national art gallery of France displays 480,000 artworks in 652,300 square feet, the largest art museum in the world! You will encounter famous sculptures and paintings, like The Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Remember to scope out the direction before you go. Otherwise, it will take so much time to go in a right direction.
5. Au Petit Riche
Opened in 1856, Au petit Riche is a brasserie serving authentic and classic french dishes! This brasserie has been recommended by Paris Tourist Office. When you walk into this restaurant, the red sofa and the white cloths are prepared for servers to arrange for you to have a seat. This Traditional French ambience will let you immerse yourself like a Parisian! Highly recommend their Creme brûlé!
6. Ô Chateau
Are you looking for a wine bar experience when you go to France, then don't miss Ô Chateau. This wine bar provides over 50 types of wine, including reds, whites, rosés or sparkling, for customers to choose from! Servers can recommend a wine to match your food and mood! If you are looking for a wine tasting tour, they have one to tailor to your needs!
7. Marché d'Aligre
As a spontaneous traveller, you may want to visit places which are accessible without any reservations! Marché d'Aligre is for you! It's a local flea market that opens 6 days a week. A marketplace that sells local fresh food, cafes and boutiques for locals to do grocery shopping and daily shopping! A local hidden gem that hasn't become a tourist attraction! Marché d'Aligre will be your pick if you are looking for some local experience!
8. Rue de l'Abreuvoir
If you watch Emily in Paris, there's a scene where Emily works on her marketing campaign with Camille at Rue de l'Abreuvoir, the prettiest street in Paris. Rue de l'Abreuvoir is in Montmartre; this neighbourhood is known as the artistic heritage. Walking along this beautiful street, you can bump into several places, like Statue of Dalida and La Maison Rose! Keep it as a secret since not many people know this place
9. Île Saint-Louis (Saint-Louis Island)
Île Saint-Louis is one of the artificial islands in Paris that separate the Seine river. Compared to Ile de la Cité, Île Saint-Louis has a more small-town feel, so it's suitable for tourists who prefer to live like locals! Following things are recommeneded:
- Trying ice cream at Berthillon Glacier,
- Having brunch at Café Saint-Régis
- Taking the Seine river cruise for a sightseeing trip!
10. Eiffel Tower
The iconic landmark of Paris, Eiffel Tower, is a must-see attraction for all travellers! The Eiffel Tower was built because the world fair was held in Paris in 1889. Although many people were against it during construction, it became the symbol of French industrial power. For people who would like to visit the Eiffel Tower, here are some tips for you to take panoramic and beautiful pictures!
Paris offers many places for travellers! Of course! Creating a schedule is unnecessary as places in Paris usually open quite late! But time is money. Planning a trip ahead of time will help you travel smoothly, help you budget your travel expenses, and also lower the chances of facing unexpected situations.
Yes, it does take a long time to plan, but if you planning ahead, if you enjoy the process rather than stress over it, then this will be a journey that you will enjoy, from start to finish!
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