Paris has an abundant collection of world famous buildings and many other spectacular tourist attractions; the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Sacré-Cœur, and Montmartre, are a few of the famous sites to visit. So, if you were visiting Paris for the second or third time, you might have already covered all of these popular buildings. But does that mean you don’t have anything to see in Paris? Not exactly! Below are three not-so-common yet quite thrilling things you can do when in Paris.
Climb the Montparnasse Tower
Climbing up to the top of Eifel Tower is a must do thing if you have ever visited Paris. However, if you have already completed this task, you should definitely see the Eifel Tower from another angle. Climb to the top of Montparnasse Tower, from where you will find a prime view of the Eifel Tower.
Interestingly, you don’t even have to wait in a queue here, and if you don’t want to pay for the viewing platform, head directly to the 56th floor to get a free view with a drink from the bar. The best time to visit Montparnasse Tower is around the dusk, as this is the time when you will see the lights coming up over the sky and the Eifel Tower sparkling.
Visit the ‘Special’ Museums
The most famous museum tours in Paris are The Louvre and Musée d’Orsay; so if you have covered these museums in your earlier visit, check out the small and exceptional museums in Paris. Explore the Musée des Arts et Métiers, if you are interested in science, and head to the elegant steam punk-style Metro station beneath this museum.
You can also go to the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, if you are interested in natural history, which is located next to the botanical gardens. There are also museums which are dedicated especially to fairground rides, perfumes, police, and even erotic art.
Tour the Canals
Some of the famous spots and buildings can be seen while you stroll across the Seine. For a low key waterside experience, head to Canal St. Martin and cruise through a route of 4.5 km linking Seine to the Basin de la Villette.
The edge of the lake is packed with trendy cafes, boutiques, and bistros, and you can see a lot of picnickers on the shady banks of the river during summer evenings. You can walk, go cycling, or take a boat trip along the canal to enjoy your evening.