Summer in Paris this year, to be honest, started so-so. On the street more than fresh. Yesterday's downpour once again recalls that the rubber boots to remove it is early, but the cloak does need to be taken to the dry cleaner and wear again. Brrr. But hope, like the desire to go once in your life in Paris, the last to die.
we, the natives and the newcomers, waiting for the real sun and not hiding far espadrilles and a straw picnic basket. And for all who are going to Paris in the next two and a half months, it is useful to read a list of 10 must-do.
WATCH THE FIREWORKS IN BASTILLE DAY
July 14 the French celebrate their biggest national holiday. Last year near the Eiffel tower, the national orchestra of France played an absolutely stunning concert. Most savvy listeners took their places on lawns and other flat surfaces before it starts.
And who did not, he listened from afar. But the climax of the festival is a magnificent fireworks display, which lasts approximately 45 minutes. Note that, the coolest thing to watch it from the Trocadero or any other place, which gives the most symmetrical view of the Tower itself, because the fireworks display is centered on it. In short, if you stand on the side, too, would be nice, but a bit chaotic.
UNREALISTIC TO EAT ICE CREAM MAGNUM
From April 15 to September 11 at 3 rue des Rosiers you can buy a classic Popsicle Magnum in chocolate, but to order any of the suggested toppings, and it Oh as much. The result is a kind of beauty, as in the photo above. Great marketing ploy, considering that all just flooded instagram photos of these boxes. Well, besides that it is beautiful, it is also very tasty, anyway.
DON'T MISS FETE DE LA MUSIQUE
Holiday music will take place on 21 June, very soon. On the streets, bridges, parks, squares and near the fountains will be playing and singing performers of all stripes and calibers. It is the most musical day of the year when fans of any style will find something of my own.
Last year I was able to hear everything from chic jazz in the Luxembourg gardens to a strange, rhythmic tribal motifs in the courtyard Cafe Cour. It's a stunning day. You can just leave the house and walk around the city — the music itself will find you.
TO ESCAPE THE HEAT IN THE COURTYARD OF THE MOSQUE
Regardless of your religious views, be sure to visit the tea garden (and the evening and the restaurant) at the Grande mosquée de Paris. Be prepared for the fact that the amount of sugar in mint tea is literally on the forehead climb the face, while tea, of course, you take a couple of sweets. In General, I can't, rodovalho that day, as a bottle of mineral water in the bag. But here is just amazingly well. Shade, coolness and silence.
TAKE A RIDE ON THE CAROUSEL IN THE TUILERIES
From June 25 to August 28 in the garden of the Tuileries will run annual mini-amusement Park. If you ask about it children delight in the answers will, of course, a lot :) But the adult will be of interest to a maximum of 4 roundabouts. The most pleasant, in my opinion: Ferris wheel with cabins that usually stands in the Concorde square (the ticket costs 10 Euro), and these pink "chain" (adult ticket — 5 euros).
DRINK WINE ON THE ROOF OF THE SHOPPING CENTER BAZAR HOTEL DE VILLE
The lovely terrace of Le Perchoir is open from Tuesday to Saturday, and the view from here... Downloaded. Yes, to get here, have to stand in line (which moves pretty quickly, but still). And Yes, you need to come here after a busy day, because the height of the seventh floor, when Paris, at a glance, much easier to look at all the problems and work pressure.
TAKE A RIDE ON A RIVER BOAT
Because it is finally POSSIBLE to do. After the flood suddenly became clear, what was missing in these days when all the city's population+tourists hung on bridges, watching the tops of the lights sticking out of the water somewhere in the area of the embankments. And now again ply on the Seine boats, and all the lights in their places.
TO RENT A BOAT
In the Bois de Boulogne, Bois de Vincennes or at the lake in the Versailles garden. This is an option for those who want to ride on the water, but do not want to do it surrounded by crowds of people. Choose a cooler day, and my last year's experience with burnt shoulders during a romantic walk around the lake in the Bois de Boulogne was more than revealing.
SUNBATHING AT PARIS PLAGE
From 18 July to 21 August, the banks of the Seine partially filled with sand, covered with wooden beams in the form of a small dais on the dais, put on the beauty chairs, potted palms, large fabric umbrellas, areas with bars...
In short, Paris for one month will get what he is so lacking for the title of super-city: the beach. To bathe in the river, of course, impossible, but from the heat you can escape here with such atomizers, as pictured above. In August most locals are leaving on vacation, so the city is empty. But those who remain, can be seen at Paris Plage. Especially in the late afternoon hours — every day a party!
ENJOY A PICNIC ON THE BANKS OF THE SEINE
If you are not as bold and daring as the French, and to sit on the bare pavement you a bit not with his hands, and the plaid you're in the city, of course, not wear, then here's a little life hack: at any souvenir shop in San Michele buy for three to five Euro a large wide scarf — here is the finished picnic blanket.
And plastic glasses on the legs, a chilled bottle of wine, vegetables, cheese and pastries can be bought in any supermarket. Wash products in the fountains, which are many throughout the city. At least, nobody cancelled a bottle of drinking water.
CLIMB THE TOWER SAINT JACQUES
And of course, it was impossible not to include this item in the list. The place is unique, because up here only from late may to 25 September.
And you need to register. Ticket price — 10 euros. In addition, you climb with a guide, who tells a succinct, fun story about this tower. If you really don't understand a word in French, not scary. Will stand quietly and nod sagely.
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Oh, by the way, the list was 11 points instead of 10. Think of it as a little summer bonus like icing on the cake. So, plan your holiday we have just seems to be made up.published
Author: Olga Citrus
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