Everyone who has planned or been to Paris knows about its museums and historic sites. We often write lists about what to see and do in destinations like this when it’s raining but what about when it is sunny? From swimming pools to monuments and gardens, Paris is a city filled with things to see and do outdoors when the weather is great. See the top historic sites and museums but leave plenty of time to visit and enjoy these 7 outdoor activities and attractions.
Go to the park – one of the most famous and beautiful parks in Paris is the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. Located in the northeastern region of the city, it is one of the largest and oldest. Acre after acre of stunning views, hills, caves, trees and even waterfalls make this one destination you won’t want to miss.
Take a dip – Parisian’s love their swimming pools. The Joséphine Baker Pool is considered one of the best. Located on the Seine River it even features a roof which opens for those warm summer days. Not the biggest it is one of the best. Note that what type of bathing suit your wear if you are a man, does matter.
Go for a walk – from parks to gardens to shopping areas and waterfront areas, Paris is definitely foot friendly. This offers you a perfect way to explore the sites and enjoy the views and culture of the city without the cost and annoyance of driving.c
Find the Statue of Liberty(s)– the Statue of Liberty was given to the American people by France but did you know they have their own? Not nearly as large, these smaller replicas are indeed exact copies only smaller and can be found in several locations throughout the city including:
- Musee d’Orsay
- Pont de Grenelle
- Musee des Arts et Metiers
- Pont de l’Alma entrance
Take a ride on the Batobus – while this is generally just considered a way to get to major destinations throughout the city, it is also a great way to enjoy the day and just see the city as you ride on the historic Seine. There are also plenty of luxury cruises to choose from as well.
Stop and smell the flowers – The Jardin des serres d’Auteuil is one of a number of gardens which are maintained by the city. This one dates back to 1761 and includes outdoor gardens as well as 5 main hothouses which house rare and remarkable plants and trees.
To market to market – Paris is filled with amazing places to shop and its many flea markets or street markets are some of the best. Some are permanent and others weekly but they all have something special. Inexpensive and unique, these markets include foods, antiques, books, arts, fashion, drink and collectibles. One of the biggest is the Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen which includes over 3,000 different vendors and hosts upwards of 180,000 visitors each weekend.
Jandar Vacations wishes you all the best when you travel. Be inspired and enjoy your next trip in the beauty of the outdoors of Paris, a top destination for travel.