For something a little different from a standard sightseeing tour around Paris we suggested in our last post, you should consider discovering an unfamiliar aspect of the city via unusual experiences. These tours tap into the city’s culture, highlights and famous sites in a unique way.
GRAFFITI MURAL WORKSHOP: Paris’s underground street-art movement is a thing to behold. You can create your own masterpiece during a 2.5-hour-long workshop, Sharpen your spray-paint skills, learn the basics of typography and how to form a variety of shapes as you work with a group on a large-scale mural. The tour usually begins at the Bercy Metro station.
VINTAGE FUN ON A CITY TOUR IN A CITROËN 2CV: Cruise around Paris on a romantic tour that shows you the city in style from a Citroën 2CV which is a quintessential French automobile. After your guide picks you up from wherever your hotel is, you’ll check out the city’s renowned sites including Sacré-Cœur, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, and more, all from the comfort of a vintage car.
CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF PARIS ON A POLAROID PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR: With a Polaroid camera, meet your guide at the steps of the Opéra Bastille, and after a quick lesson on the history of instant photography, you’ll be told tips on how to capture the best shot. You can then roam the streets of Paris on a 2.5-hour photography tour
WORK OUT AND SIGHT SEE: We all know that it is very hard to maintain your exercise regime on holiday, but a running and sightseeing tour helps keep travelers in shape while they check out landmarks like the Tuileries Garden and the pyramid at the Louvre Museum. If you rise and early, you can meet your running crew at 7 am at the statue of Charlemagne in front of the Notre-Dame Cathedral and be done before breakfast. Your guide will definitely come prepared with water and snacks.
- SEE THE CITY BY NIGHT FROM A ‘MOTO’: Nothing screams quintessentially Parisian than the moto (motorbike). Most locals use them to zip through the city’s narrow streets with ease, and this you will do on this tour. It lets you see Paris from a different perspective after the sun goes down. You can then cap off the experience with a glass of champagne in front of the Eiffel Tower.
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Tying a “love lock” on to the Pont des Arts before throwing the key into the River Seine would have been another unusual adventure to add to the list but part of the bridge’s railings collapsed under the weight in 2014 which made the Paris officials remove some of the padlocks. The following year, over one million padlocks were removed from the bridge to prevent further damage.
There you have it, people, 5 unusual things to add to your adventure list if you ever find your self on a plane to Paris.
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