So you’ve made it to the wonderful city of Paris one of the worlds centre pieces of art, style, and sophistication. In a city that in some ways is a museum, as each turn will unearth something new and exciting, a little direction can always help a visitor have an even greater time. The following list brings up a few low cost options for things to see and do in Paris. If the opportunity affords itself enjoy a few of these samplings of the city of lights.
1) Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris
Decorated with the famous, and by some accounts infamous, gargoyles this gothic church is an imposing Parisian icon and a must for all visitors to the city. Entering the cathedrale is free, but if you can’t bear the long lines stroll along the Seine River nearby for an alternative and amazing view of the exterior of the building.
2. Le Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen
With so many things to purchase spending a little time window shopping at the intriguing wears available in Paris is a must. The flea and antiques market St-Ouen is a perfect place to look at varied and sometimes extravagant items: bearskin rugs, antique tapestries and brass diving bells as but a few things to be found. Travel on the metro to Porte de Clignancourt and look under the nearby bridge for the souvenir stalls and side streets that have fantastically varied items for purchase.
3. Le Champ de Mars
Escape the extravagant price for a ticket to the top of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy the grounds views on the nearby Le Champ de Mars. Bring a blanket, a bottle of wine, and a baguette and enjoy the meticulously manicured lawns and flowerbeds. At dusk the Eiffel tower completes a stunning light show that you will have a perfect view from the foot of the tower.
4. Père Lachaise Cemetery
Pere Lachaise Cemetery pays homage to some of the France’s artistic and literary greats. The tree lined avenues also make Pere Lachaise one of Paris’s most atmospheric and haunting walks. Take the time while inside the cemetery to visit the grave stones of Proust, Balzac, and Oscar Wilde. American musical legend Jim Morrison also has cigarette, marijuana, and flower adorned grave here as well.
5. Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
The Musee d’Art Moderne has a vast collection of surrealistic and modern masters in its offerings. Take Metro line 9 and get off at Alma- Marceau in order to see examples of the cubism of Braque and Matisse’s dancers amongst other modern art.