Paris City has plenty to offer to tourists. The City of Lights is home to everything from the Louvre Museum and other renowned art galleries like the Centre Pompidou and Musée d’Orsay, and monuments like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. If you are wanderlust to have traveled to the city capital from long distances in groups, take the below experiences to make the most of Paris tours.
A Trip to Versailles Palace
Jaunt beyond the cobblestoned streets in Paris on a bicycle at a leisurely pace and with stops in major landmarks along the way. One of the main bike tours in the City of Lights takes tourists to the Palace of Versailles situated on the outskirts of the city capital. Such tours have stops along French castles in the Versailles region known as chateaus and combine countryside views with country wine tasting.
Louvre Museum Tour
The Musée du Louvre is home to a fine arts collection that includes everything from artworks from Bronze Age to Roman and Greek antiquities. Its most popular gems are Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece painting ‘Mona Lisa’ and Alexandros of Antioch’s statue ‘Venus de Milo’. If you are visiting the Louvre for the first time, it is suggested to take the Medieval Louvre tour that explains the museum origins from an underground portion featuring the remains of an ancient fortress.
Viewing the Architecture of Grand Palais
The nave of the palatial home turn museum at Champs-Élysées avenue is a sight to behold. Its architecture or the ‘art nouveau’, as it is known tends to overshadow what is on view inside the Grand Palais. Head to its west wing or the section titled as ‘Palais de la Découverte’; here and you can see a science exhibition space rife with a planetarium show and interactive exhibits that keep children excited. Its north wing exhibits prestigious artworks.
Palais de Tokyo
This building on the flanks of the River Seine in Paris City is home to contemporary artworks and hosts temporary exhibits. The French artist, Abraham Poincheval spent a few weeks here simply sitting on chicken eggs last year. There is a permanent exhibit floor to the eastern wing of the edifice featuring paintings of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. It has a namesake bookshop too featuring art books collection and Parisian design journals.