Cool Weekend Getaways: Paris
In Paris, the City of Love, each season has its own charm; however, we can agree that spring may be a tad more than any other. Just wandering beneath the peaceful blue skies and losing all inhibitions while traversing the cityscape, enjoying the culture, history and the picturesque scenery: Paris is truly a paradise during spring. Here, you can find world-class museums, art galleries of renown, literary cafes, cultural events, and storied boulevards that retain the charm and appeal of the 20’s. Let’s take a look at some of the most alluring attractions that you can explore over a weekend in Paris.
Galleries and Museums
There are a number of reputable art centers and galleries across the city that open till late at night and are free of charge so that anyone can enjoy the culture in their own way. Exploring the city’s vibrant curation of parks is also an opportune time to learn more about its history. Paris takes pride in the superb variety of green spaces spread across the cityscape, where you can indulge in all sorts of outdoor entertainment. Take a stroll, go on a picnic, or relax at some of the most spectacular-looking landscape gardens in the world, the choice is yours.
In Paris, one can find the Viennese Coffee House Culture in plenty. That said, you can spend hours sitting in a quaint, little cafe across the street, indulging in some of the most lavish, yet surreal coffee brews. The Parisian café terrace culture is the only other coffee culture that can come close to the Café culture in Paris. The cityscape particularly features a number of sidewalk cafes, complete with magnificent views and sophisticated décor. Here you can relax and enjoy the city’s social life and culture, at your own peace. Spring is also a wonderful time to enjoy a full swim at the beaches, no big crowds nut just enough buzz enliven the atmosphere.
Springtime is an opportune time to explore the markets in Paris; they are brimming with everything, from food and antiques to luxury accessories and designer houses. Some of the finest markets include Marche Paul Bert, Marche de Porte de Vanves, Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, and Les Puces de Montreuil can be found here, in the City of Love. the French capital city also offers an excellent variety of weekly, permanent, outdoor and covered fairs, where you can get your hands on some of the best fresh garden produce, vintage goods, and local culture.
Villette Sonique is one of the most prominent annual festivals in Paris; it first started in 2003 as a two-day music event and attracts thousands of rock, indie, and electronic music enthusiasts from across the world, at the Pare de la Villette. Subsequently, visitors have the opportunity to indulge in excellent live performances by famous underground bands and independent artists of repute, for full five crazy days.
During Easter, there are several parks and gardens in and around the city limits organize egg hunts and other fun activities for the kids; therefore, Easter is probably a wonderful time for you to visit Paris with your family. In the fresh spring air, the city brims with beautiful locations alfresco meals, and picturesque views of the gardens, and other vantage points beneath the shadows of monuments.