There’s so much to do in Paris that even if you are a local, you will never be able to do everything that the city has to offer. From bars to monuments, there’s something for everyone in this magnanimous city.
Let us look at some of the best things that you can do in Paris.
The Old Railway Station
Le Hasard Ludique is a railway station that is restored by three Parisians. There are plenty of restaurants as well as art projects that are on display here, and even though the restoration project is only at its infancy, you can see the love and care that is being put into the area.
There is a concert hall that can accommodate 300 guests and amount of volunteers that are in on the process is more than 1200. The best place to visit this place is during the summer or maybe spring as well.
There is a charm that the bouquinistes have. Maybe it is the fact that the wooden stalls are all along the banks of famous rivers. The main purpose of the Bouquinistes is for selling used books, and they are found along the banks of the Seine River, a major waterway of France.
Bouquinistes also have a very significant history since their existence underwent a lot of pressure and crackdowns. But in 1859, it was legal for bouquinistes to operate under an annual fee and a license. Today, people can even buy posters.
Grand Palais is many things. An exhibition hall, a historic site and also a museum complex. It was built as a celebration of France and its artistic achievements. In order to fully honor the spirit of the objective, a competition was held in order to select architects. Although controversial, the architects that won the contest were Albert Thomas, Albert Louvet, Henri Deglane and also Charles Girault.
The construction took around three years and was opened in the year 1900 and as soon as it was opened, a plethora of exhibitions and events started taking place. Grand Palais also had a role in both World Wars as it was a military hospital served by local artists during the first and a truck depot-cum- propaganda machine for the Nazis during the second. The site was also an asset to the resistance movement as it was made use to accommodate the headquarters when the Liberation of Paris was taking place.