Top 6 Things to do in Paris with IDS
Traveling to Paris is a bucket list item for many. This September, IDS is offering a unique opportunity to visit Paris and experience Maison&Objet, the flea markets, and more. Find more information here, and scroll down for the top 6 things to do in Paris! See you in Paris!
Eiffel Tower - Would your trip to Paris be complete without seeing the Eiffel Tower? This monument stands as the most-recognizable building in the world, an attraction visited by over 200 million people, and serves as a radio communications tower today. People are welcome to picnic on the lawn of the tower or climb the 1,665 steps to the summit to take in an even greater view of Paris. Seeing the tower light up during the evening is sure to give you a little magic of Paris that you will never forget! Visit here for ticket prices and more information.
Louvre Museum - Claimed to be the most visited art museum in the world, Louvre is a 12th century royal palace that holds priceless collections of art. Having before only been open by invitation only, the fortress built by Philip II is now a museum open to the public. Louvre displays artworks such as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. The museum has eight different departments that visitors can explore: Egyptian antiquities, oriental antiquities, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman, Islamic Art, sculptures of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Modern Times, objects of art, paintings, and graphic arts. Visit here for ticket information.
Famous Streets and Avenues - Avenue de Champs-Elysées is where the glitz and glam are. Landmarked by the famous Arc de Triumph, the avenue has luxury dining and shopping. You can even climb to the top of the Arc for a panoramic view of the avenue. Avenue Victor Hugo is known for its architecture as well as its location close to the Arc de Triumph. A statue of Hugo can be found at the intersection with avenue Henri Martin. Avenue Montaigne is home to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and is also well known in the fashion industry for all of its high-end storefronts.
Parisian Foods - There is no doubt that foods in Paris are an experience to enjoy! Whether it be a ham and cheese sandwich on a french baguette, a sweet crepe, a steak and fries dish, or a cup of coffee and creme, the culinary palate will be pleased! Visit here for more information, foods, and maps to the most recommended restaurants and stops.
Dinner at Les Ombres - If you want dinner with a view, enjoy the rooftop restaurant at Les Ombres. What is the view? The Eiffel Tower sparkling from its evening lights! With glass windows along the restaurant, you are welcomed to a beautiful view with the comfort of being indoors and away from common crowds touring the tower. Reservations are required, so click here to make them.
Parks in Paris - Parisian parks come in all different shapes and sizes. Most of the parks are surrounded by palace gardens or amazing sites of architecture. Picnicking on the grounds or going for walks are things that the locals come out and do on beautiful days. If you would like to visit a park with activities, Jardin du Luxembourg has tennis courts, gives pony rides, allows for people to sail their boats in the nearby water, and performs a famous Guignol puppet show.
For information on the 2019 IDS trip to Paris, go to this link: https://interiordesignsociety.org/IDS_in_Paris