Besides being known as the city of LOVE, Paris is surely the ideal place to have FUN and create lasting memories. During your time in Paris, you will surely make room in your schedule for some museum visits and discover the city that you have always envisioned. This article is our way of showing you that your experience in Paris can be totally different, whether you’re there for a few days or to settle down. Here are 10 original ways to visit Paris that will surely make your stay one for the books!

1.Spoken word at Le chat noir

Ready for an open mic night? Spoken-word artists and anyone with a message to share (regardless of their language) get together every Monday at Le Chat Noir to exchange over a specific theme. Participants get to decide whether they wish to follow the theme or not. If you feel like this could be a nice activity, know that there are countless ways to participate in these exchanges! You can read a piece you wrote, something you read somewhere and liked, or even share music, songs, or anything you want. Registration starts at 8, directly at the Bar.

We :heart: how people of all cultures and languages gather around their love for art and poetry.

Mondays at 8 pm
Le chat Noir
76 rue Jean-Pierre-Timbaud 75011 Paris

 

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2. Drink and paint at Galerie Wawi

Stop searching for the perfect after-work moment: Galerie Wawi is where it all happens! It gives you the opportunity to spend time with a drink and a paintbrush (and music in the background). Patterns are usually given (so there is no need to be a pro to participate). You can book your session straight on the Galerie Wawi website: among the possibilities: after-work or brunch.

We:heart:exploring a new way to spend some quality time after work…As entertaining as relaxing.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 6.45 to 10.45 PM
Galerie Wawi
49 rue Albert Thomas 75010 Paris

 

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3. Hot Air Balloon over Paris

What is better than walking around Paris? Flying over Paris! Located at the Parc André Citroën, the Hot Air Baloon operated by Le Ballon de Paris can give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you witness the beauty of Paris from up there. It’s the perfect opportunity to see every corner of Paris at the same time. Right after your ride, you can even enjoy a nice walk in the greenery of the Parc André Citroën.

We  :heart:  the change of perspective that this activity provides.

Parc André Citroën
49 rue Albert Thomas 75010 Paris

 

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4. Private boat on the Seine river

If flying or heights aren’t your things, don’t worry! You can always choose to explore Paris by navigating your own little boat Seine River! Take a break from the city buzz and navigate under most of Paris’ bridges while admiring some historic landmarks. From there, you will be able to witness the beauty of Paris from a new perspective. If this is your first time on a boat in Paris (or if you’re just too lazy to go very far) you can enjoy a nice sail on the Bassin de la Villette, Paris’ largest artificial lake. Book a boat from the website or directly at the Bassin de la Villette.

We  :heart:  how no license is required for this activity. Everyone is welcome!

Marin d’eau douce
37 Quai de la Seine, 75019 Paris

 

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5. Treasure Hunt at the Parc Floral

Ever wondered what a real-life treasure hunt could look like? We are here to tell you that you can live this experience and discover the city at the same time! To discover the city, you will have to find different clues written on pieces of paper and hidden somewhere, and every clue will lead to another. This adventure will allow you to discover the city while living a one-of-a-kind challenge! Don’t forget to take pictures of your favorite spots while you’re there!

We  :heart:  how this treasure hunt will enable you to visit Paris while having the time of your life.

Parc Floral
26 Route du Champ de Manoeuvre, 75012

 

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6. A walk through time in Victor Hugo’s House

Located in the heart of the Le Marais district in Paris, Victor Hugo’s house is the very definition of a writer’s house. You will be able to witness where he wrote most of his pieces, how he lived and how he got inspired. Pro tip: after your visit, you can spend some time around Place des Vosges and its 100% Parisian garden to explore the surrounding terraces.

We  :heart:  getting a glimpse of Victor Hugo’s era.

Maison de Victor Hugo
6 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris

 

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7. Cooking workshops at Le Cordon Bleu

If you watched Disney’s Ratatouille, you surely know that “anyone can cook”! And if there’s one thing to know about Paris, it’s that you can’t leave this place without enjoying French Cuisine. What if you took the culinary experience a bit further? Try your hand at being a chef with a workshop at Le Cordon Bleu! From cooking classes to reveal your inner chef, to more specialized workshops that will teach you how to master one specific dish or dessert, you’ll come out of there a different cook for sure!

We  :heart:  learning more about gastronomy from one of the best French schools.

Le Cordon Bleu
15 Quai André Citroën, 75015 Paris

8. Street art workshop at Graffiti Paris

Photo credit: Graffiti Paris

Paris is one of those cities where art plays a major role. And street art is no exception to this: you can’t walk in the streets of Paris without seeing street art pieces. To get an even better view, of the local street art scene we found a fascinating workshop that will introduce you to graffiti and the history of street art. Graffiti Paris is an agency that specializes in artistic services. They offer street art animations, live paintings and so much more! You can discover street art in one of their workshops or even just go watch amateur graffiti artists as they take their first steps in the fascinating Street Art world.

We :heart:how this workshop gives you a glimpse of one of the most exciting forms of ART ever!

Graffiti Paris
33 Rue Bezout, 75014 Paris

 

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9. Colorful walk in Rue Crémieux

Rue Crémieux is the place to make the most colorful and cheerful pictures in Paris. This street is a must-see in the 12th arrondissement, just a few minutes away from Gare de Lyon. You can have a walk there while discovering the story behind this street. Did you know that the houses weren’t this colorful, to begin with?

We :heart:finding the perfect colorful spot to capture some memorable times in Paris.

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10. Indulge in childhood memories at the Jardin d’Acclimation

Photo credit : Le Jardin d’Acclimatation

A trip wouldn’t be as memorable without a chance to experience childhood again! And what better way to do that than to spend some quality time in a lovely park? If you agree with us, the Jardin d’acclimation, located at the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, is just what you need. You can enjoy a nice walk or even hop on the attractions. We highly recommend that you try the ‘Speed Rockets’ if you want an adrenaline rush! Many shows also take place on location.

We  :heart:  the positive energy that emanates from this place.

Jardin d’Acclimatation 
Carrefour des Sablons, 75116 Paris

 

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