Ooh-La-La! The Ultimate Way To Spend A Weekend In Paris

Friday, September 06, 2019

Ah, the weekend break. It's become synonymous with modern day culture, as more and more of us jet off for a couple of days in paradise at the end of a working week. Whether you leave on Friday and come back on Monday (technically a 'long weekend') or simply stay for one night, one thing is for sure: it's hard to see all the things your destination has to offer in a matter of hours. Thankfully, if you plan your trip in advance, you should be able to truly make the most of your time there. Take a city like Paris, for example. Culture, food, arts, history - the French capital has it all. Take a look at our picks for the best things to do on a weekend break to beautiful Paris. 

Catch a sports game at the Stade de France 

If you really want to feel immersed in the pride of the French, there's no better way to do it then to see the French soccer team play on home turf. Book your trip in line with a big match and head down to the huge Stade de France for a couple of hours of the beautiful game. It is the largest stadium in the country and plays host to many important matches, so you are likely to see something pretty impressive. If you're struggling with how you're going to get there, don't panic - just make use of the secure car parking in Paris

Visit the Palace of Versailles

If you're a history buff of any kind, it would be a crime not to visit the stunning Palace of Versailles. Built by the legendary French monarch Louis XIV, it is a mere stone's throw away from the centre of Paris - 20km, to be precise. It is home to many beautiful grounds and gardens, and also the famous 'Hall of Mirrors'. As well as looking around the historic chateau, why not add to the experience by seeing an event there? The Palace of Versailles also puts on guided tours, film screenings, and concerts, so check their calendar to see what's on. 

Get arty at The Louvre

France has, for many years, been a country synonymous with the arts. Legendary painters Monet and Rosseau both hailed from the country and some of the most famous French artwork is now displayed in The Louvre. It is located on the banks of the Seine right in the centre of Paris and is a notable landmark as well as a museum. 

Catacombs of Paris 

If you fancy something a little more morbid (some people will!) the Catacombs of Paris offer a sombre yet fascinating look into some of the city's darker history. They are said to hold the remains of over six million people and were built in the ancient mine tunnels that ran under the city. They were established in the 1700s when there was a shortage of cemeteries in the city. Not the most uplifting of activities for your weekend away, but you'll certainly have a story to tell when you come home!

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