Paris is home to some of the most iconic monuments renowned the world over. Most people throng in places such as the Eiffel Tower and the Musée du Louvre, yet there are several other tourist attractions in the City of Lights, where people gather in large numbers to get a glimpse of architecture or culture of Paris. Below is where to evade the crowd and enjoy sightseeing when in the capital city of France.
The Jardins du Trocadero
This garden is best visited at sunrise and gives absorbing views of the Eiffel Tower from afar. Of course, it is great to climb the tower and get a panoramic view of the City of Lights. However, if you do that, you will not be able to see the monument in all its glory. Precisely, you have to the Trocadero’s esplanade or open area that faces the tower at the break of day to watch the city’s most iconic landmark at a distance with not many people to disturb your sightseeing activity.
Canal Saint Martin
It is right here, along the River Seine waterways, where natives and tourists hang out, play Boules, and have a rocking good time. Sure, it is more of a pastime of the Parisians and visitors to enjoy a good timeout along the river, but this nineteenth-century canal has lesser tourists as opposed to the destination for romantic walks.
The architecture of the royal cathedral may not match that of the popular Notre Dame, but note that it is one to have got referenced in the “The Da Vinci Code”. It is located only a stone’s throw away from the Luxembourg gardens and is as gorgeous inside as it is on the outside.
Parc Buttes Chaumont
Situated above the rest of Paris at Chaumont, this public park is an ideal place to escape the bustling downtown for a moment of respite. Jardin des Tuileries gardens is certainly a popular tourist area for that, but during peak tourist seasons, the crowds there can seem rather cacophonous to your liking. Yet again, there is possibly more than one reason for you to explore the garden next to the largest museum in the world.
The Musée du Louvre
There are several ways to beat the crowd when on a private Louvre Museum tour. One way is to get a skip the line ticket all the year round or find a back entrance to sneak your way through. Moreover, you can visit the museum on a Thursday afternoon during quieter seasons.