The 10 themes
What to Do in Paris – The most interesting way for you to discover, to enjoy Paris, is to do what speaks to your soul. Thus, you may rank those 10 themes below according to your profile, centers of interest, aspirations and budget, with PARIS BY EMY local expertise.
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What to Do in Paris via the 10 themes
Come up with Paris story by those who made it. Above, Gustave Eiffel portrait, a fabulous engineer with amazing forces. Did you know that many notable Parisians have decried the Eiffel Tower project ? Despite of it, the Eiffel Tower became the parisienne icon by Excellence.
Discover the great people, artists, philosophers, politicians, kings and queens, scientifics, architects, religious… When reality often goes ahead fiction. Experience their story, their soul, their accomplishments. Find out where they used to live or have coffee. Walk on their steps and relive historical events.
Enjoy emblematic figures playing a key role in the construction of the social imaginary and collective identity of Paris. Parisian Icon can be a person, famous or anonymous, French or not, a woman or a man, a symbol, an institution, a monument, an atmosphere, a way of life.
FOOD & DRINK
What to Do in Paris with more than 13 000 restaurants ? Let’s discover famous brasseries parisiennes, gourmet restaurant, excellent unadvertised affordable restaurants, cafés art nouveau style. Have a gastronomic dining with French wine, Champagne, at least once during your trip. Taste typical French meals, pastry, delicatessen…
Indeed, French cuisine is amazing: it has evolved enormously, from the Middle Ages over the centuries. The first cookbooks appeared in the XIII century for the kingship, the aristocracy and the clergy. This impetus initiated by several great leaders is the consequence of the various social and political movements.
Over the years, different names have been given to the French cooking styles that have been codified by different Master Chefs. Throughout their lives, these leaders have been held in high esteem for their contributions to the country’s culture. The French cuisine was mainly developed in the city of Paris with the Royal Chefs, but it finally spread to the whole country and across the seas.
ART & MUSEUMS
There are more than 200 museums, plus foundations, institutions, about sciences, history, “visual arts” such as painting, sculpture, drawing. Moreover, Sacred art is amazing in Paris Sacred places. Indeed, we have true masterpieces and Holy treasures.
Enjoy architecture, design, fashion, music, cinema, movie, media arts, and photography institutions. Let me know what is your favorite art or artist and I will show you the best of it in Paris. Go visit prestigious art galleries of impressionism, modern art, contemporary art, street art… I can reserve exhibitions, entrance’s tickets for you, for priority access, just tell me about your aspirations and needs. If you want to, you can ask for a certified guide, a guide conférencier, to give you a very precise lecture in art history during your museums visit. Museums offer audio guides in every language as well. Come & say hello to Mona Lisa !
Paris is a Catholic stronghold with its 160 churches, the cathedral of Notre Dame, Saint Denis Basilica… Furthermore, you have more than a hundred houses of worship to discover in every district of Paris, from all religions– conservative, reformist, liberal…– such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, for all communities — African, American, Arabic, Asian, European, Indian, Latino/Hispanic, Maghreb/Middle-East, Russian…
Indeed, I would be more than happy to present you the Sacred places of Paris and share a celebration with you. You have the possibility, for churches, to have private tours by parishioners, guides and volunteers. It is a great source of admiration, true exchanges and spiritual meditation. Every single church of Paris has its very own story, architecture, arts, and Saints. The Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris is the most visited place in the entire Europe. It’s about 14 millions of visitors every year.
LANDMARKS & SIGHTSEEING
What to do in Paris with 20 districts ? Paris has 20 districts, called in French arrondissements. In every district, you have something to see, the architecture, the non-tourist zone, Paris la Rebelle, by night, the hip, the glamorous, the chic, the mythic, the popular, the artistic, the romantic, etc. In addition, there are the suburbs of Paris with very interesting sightseeing and activities.
What to Do in Paris with more than 2 200 landmarks ? If it is your first time in Paris, you may want to see the big classics such as the Eiffel Tower, les Champs-Elysées, la Basilique du Sacré Coeur, the pyramide du Louvre, la Seine, Montmartre, le château de Versailles… Likewise, you may want to experience the unusual, the secret places. Just let me know what your aspirations are. If you want to, you can ask for a certified guide, a guide conférencier, to give you a very precise lecture in history and art history. Or, simply ask for a ballade into Paris and its districts with a private tour guide from PARIS BY EMY, local Parisian company.
Paris is the perfect place for shoppers, sustainable shopping, chic shopping, arts and crafts, clothing, accessories, paintings, object of decoration, jewelry. Appreciate fashion, elegance and luxuary. There is shopping for foodies such as delicatessen, chocolate & sweets, wines & spirits. Futhermore, there is shopping for Parisian services like getting a tattoo, a relooking, a new haircut, wellness activities… In fact, I can recommand you a personal shopper if you want to have a Parisian specialist for stylistic approach to enhance YOUR exception. Else, you have lots of shopping malls centers, department stores, concept stores, outlets, second hand stores and petites boutiques parisiennes, the Made in Paris.
There must be something that you would like to buy, for souvenir, for a gift or because you enjoy this thing in particular and you would like to have it Made in Paris, Made in France, to bring back home. Let’s have a walk into the most famous luxury districts, such as Saint Germain Rive Gauche, Le Marais, Le Faubourg Saint Honoré, rue Saint Honoré, Place Vendôme, Avenue Montaigne. You may look as well for Parisian well-being services such as Spa in Parisian palaces.
Everyone can have fun, kids, adults, elderly. In fact, one of the famous entertainment places is Disneyland Paris for kids and adults. Museums offer activities for kids. Enjoy cruises on the Seine, thematic excursions. Experience nightlife, clubbing, dancing tango, salsa. Indeed, Paris proposes many different way to have fun with music hall, opera, ballet, concert, jazz music, blues, classical music, rock. Experience the French touch with electronic music. Spend one night in one of the most prestigious cabarets of Paris, Le Moulin Rouge, le Lido, le Crazy Horse, le Paradis Latin.
With all the social events of the City of lights, all year long, you always find something that fit in your profile such as festivals, sport events, celebrations, fun fairs, exceptional art exhibitions. Paris has more than 200 museums, 260 theaters, 3 opera houses, 100 night clubs…
The City of Paris is engaged in a process of developing an “urban resilience strategy”. It aims to strengthen its efforts to become more resilient to the social, environmental and economic shocks and challenges it faces. The mayor of Paris invites you to enjoy this strategy with the urban greening, the revegetation, walks, bicycle.
Furthermore, forests, parks, gardens, such as le Jardin des Tuileries, le Bois de Vincennes with its castel, botanical garden and zoo, are soothing places in the city of lights. Those places give you peace you need while being in a big city.
Discover castles around Paris, little villages, the regions of Champagne to taste the King of wines. Visit the Cathedral of Reims. Feel Joan of Arc spirit there, Eperney, Hautvillers with the monk Dom Pérignon who invented the champagne. Moreover, discover Normandy, The D-Day Landing Beaches, World War II museums and memorials, Deauville, Honfleur… for 1 or 2 days by car and/or train with Emy. Brussels, the European Union capital city, is also one hour and half by train from Paris.
SPECIFIC THEMATIC TOUR
Paris tours on specific themes, you are a school group, have Paris tours based on the Impressionists. Discover the French literature and the writers who lived in Paris.
You are a group of friends, taste the best Parisian chocolatiers with champagne, play golf on the spectacular L’Albatros course. You are in love, make your marriage proposal in the most romantic city of the world !
School trips to Paris, families tours, Christmas in Paris, Paris in the Spring, Le Marais district, the Middle Ages, the 1789 Revolution, Napoléon, World War II,… choose a theme with your heart & soul.
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