The Grévin Museum is a wax museum located in Boulevard Montmartre, one of the Grands Boulevards in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. With about 200 celebrity figures on display, the Grévin Museum is the ideal attraction to visit with friends or family in the French capital. And if you’re looking for more activities in this area of the city, you can complement your day with a visit to the Ópera Garnier, the Galeries Lafayette, the Musée de la Vie Romantique, or the Musée National Gustave Moreau!
The Centre Pompidou opened in 1977 but was conceived in the late 1960s by President Georges Pompidou, who had the goal of creating an arts center in the heart of Paris. And today, the Centre Pompidou is home to the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe! In addition to the several dozen exhibitions, the Centre Pompidou offers a wide cultural program, with music, theater, and dance shows, cinema cycles, conferences, and even activities for the youngest!
The Orangerie Museum started out as a greenhouse for orange trees but now houses an extraordinary collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, including some of Claude Monet‘s masterpieces. Although it’s smaller than other museums in the French capital and less crowded than its neighbors, the Louvre Museum or the Orsay Museum, its location in the Tuileries Garden is ideal. Not to mention that enjoying the “Water Lillies” without a noisy crowd is a plus!
Although the French capital has thousands of cultural sites to visit, there are many incredible destinations for day trips from Paris. From imposing castles to medieval cities and port villages, there’s a little bit of everything within a short distance from the “City of Light”. So, if you have a few extra days and want to experience more of France, read this post. I’ve already tried these tours (some even more than once) and they will undoubtedly be worth the detour and enrich your trip!
Giverny is a lovely village mostly known as the location of Claude Monet‘s home and gardens, including his famous pond of water lilies. Wherever your look, you’ll notice a fairytale-like essence, which was so beautifully captured on a canvas by Monet. Located in the Normandy region, Giverny is definitely a must-visit destination from Paris, since it’s less than 60 minutes away from the French capital. Check out this travel guide, because I’m sure you’ll fall in love with the bucolic landscapes!
If you’re looking for a day trip from Rouen or Paris, then Honfleur is the ideal option for you! This picturesque and photogenic small town in Normandy (France) is just by the sea and has lots of buildings and monuments, that look straight out of a fairy tale. With more than 1000 years of history, Honfleur invites you for coastal walks and promenades in the historic center, apart from being close to other must-visit places, such as Trouville-sur-Mer, Deauville, or Le Havre!
Are you looking for the best places to visit in France? I’ve rounded up the top destinations to see in France, whether you’re traveling by car, train, or bus. From Paris to Bordeaux, discover amazing, beautiful, and jaw-dropping sites! France is one of the best countries to visit in Europe and has destinations for all types of travelers. Whether you’re looking for a seaside city, a medieval town, or a mountainous landscape, there’s no shortage of stunning places to explore in France!
Are you going to be in Paris and looking for ideas for an enriching day? I think the charming city of Meaux is the ideal plan for you! So, get ready for a complete cultural and historical tour, with all the practical information, essential recommendations, and lots of photos to inspire your visit. In Meaux, you can visit Europe’s largest museum about the Great War, stroll through gardens “à la française” and even taste typical food like the delicious Brie cheese!
Get to know the Palace of Versailles (UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979) and spend a perfect day in the monumental domain of the famous Louis XIV. In the suburbs of Paris, about forty minutes from the French capital, Versailles was the center of the power of the Ancien Régime and the Absolute Monarchy in France and Europe, for more than a century. Stroll through the corridors and gardens of one of the most visited sites in France, with over 10 million tourists per year!
Are you planning a visit to the Gallery of Evolution, part of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris? Then you really have to check out this “Gallery of Evolution Complete Guide”, with all the essential information about times, prices, and accesses, as well as the best tips and suggestions for a more optimized visit. You can also find a list with recommendations about the other galleries and museums in Jardin des Plantes, including a brief description, and photos!