1. Galeries Lafayette
THE shopping mall to go to if you’re a tourist chasing after branded items. And also the mall to avoid if you hate crowds.
Another popular shopping mall.
Metro station: Pigalle
1. Sacré Cœur Basilica
2. Place du Tertre
3. Moulin Rouge
I’d advise you to catch this at night, so that you can catch the best of the red light district. 😉
4. Montmartre Cemetery
1. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
A tranquil park with a lake and a viewpoint of Sacré Cœur Basilica.
2. Parc de Belleville
A little neighbourhood park to catch a viewpoint of Eiffel without the touristic squeeze.
Food to eat:
1. Panorama Gourmand Boulangerie
I chanced upon this very Parisian cafe that serves local pastries and other entrees. A video snippet of what they sell here. What caught my attention was the pastel colours it was covered with and of course, the whiff of Parisian pastries.
I was just sitting on one of these colourful chairs that day, having my sandwich lunch in the chilly air, people-watching. And I’ve never more peaceful.
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1. Père Lachaise Cemetery
Cemetery of the famous. Some of the famous names that have their tombs here include rock star Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde and composer Chopin.
1. Palais Garnier
Built in a Baroque style, this 979-seat opera house was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera. Yet again, I was blown away by the majestic structure of this opera house. If you’re a student, why not enter it since it’s free to admire the flamboyance that this opera has to offer?
The best part about being in Paris is not hunting down the famous iconic landmarks but rather, getting lost in between alleys and gazing up only to find architectures that are remnants of the Romanian, Medieval, Renaissance, and Classical periods of Paris history.
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