King Francis I once famously said: “Paris is not a city; it’s the world” and anyone who has been to this city will agree with that.
Rich in culture, art, history and romance, Paristhe city that will host the 2024 Summer Olympics is an experience like no other.
The French capital previously hosted the Olympic Games in 1900 and 1924, and with the return of the Summer Games caravan to the City of Lights after a century, Paris will become only the second city to host the Games three times after London, which did so in 1908, 1948 and 2012.
In 2024, the world will either focus on Paris or turn its attention to this picturesque city for the 33rd edition of the Summer Games.
In addition to the sports spectacle at the exhibition, a tour of the French capital on Olympic Games Paris 2024 it will also be a great opportunity for fans to immerse themselves in the variety of sights, sounds and flavors that the historic city has to offer.
Here are some things you can do in Paris.
Visit the famous Eiffel Tower
One of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, the so-called Eiffel Tower needs no introduction. No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the iconic structure, and the evening view of the City of Lights from above on a breezy Parisian evening is breathtaking.
Admire the Mona Lisa at the Louvre and other iconic art museums
Paris is famous for its patronage of the arts, as evidenced by the museums and art galleries scattered throughout the city, which contain irreplaceable works of art – both historical and contemporary.
Worth seeing are the Musee Marmottan Monet, an art museum dedicated to the renowned 18th-century French artist Claude Monet, and the Musee d’Art Moderne de Paris, which features works by contemporary masters such as Raoul Dufy and Gaston Suisse.
However, the crown jewel of Paris’ hallowed art halls is the icon Louvre Museum It is located in the Louvre Museum on the right bank of the Seine. Among the more than 40,000 exhibits on display at the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, are some of the most sought after works of art. Includes Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and ancient Greek sculptures from the Hellenistic period (323-30 BC).
See Notre Dame Cathedral and other architectural wonders
Art is plentiful in Paris and you don’t need to visit a museum to enjoy it in the city. Even a walk through the streets of Paris provides art lovers with great visual splendor in the form of iconic works of architecture such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre and Museum.
From modern beauties like the Center Georges Pompidou to historic architecture like the Palace of Versaillesthe streets of Paris are rich in beauty.
Certainly a recommendation not to be missed would be Notre Dame Cathedral built in 1300. Also called Notre-Dame in Pariswhich translates as Our Lady of Paris, is one of the most beautiful examples of Gothic architecture that has survived to this day.
A devastating fire in 2019 severely damaged the cathedral, but it is still a sight to behold. For the time being, visitors are not allowed inside due to renovation work, but French authorities are confident they will have it completed by spring 2024 to ensure it is open for viewing before the start of the 2024 Summer Games in Paris.
Like the Dame, the iconic Champs Elysees avenue is as well must see in Paris.
Take a cruise on the Seine
River Seine is the lifeline of Paris. It flows through the heart of the city and divides it equally into the left and right banks.
A Seine River cruise is the perfect way to experience Paris from a new perspective, and it’s highly recommended to take it during sunset to see the city awash in orange.
Sports history buffs would also like to remember that the Swiss Helene de Pourtales sailed her boat Lerina on the same Seine to become the first ever women’s Olympic champion in 1900.
Shop for fashion – maybe buy Phrygian hats
Paris exudes class and elegance, and fashion is a big part of the city’s culture. Paris, one of the world’s fashion capitals, is a paradise for fashion lovers.
Shop for the latest fashion at the popular fashion stores of a variety of renowned brands in the Louvre and Tuileries district, visit the luxury boutiques of Arcades or look for hidden historic gems at several Parisian flea markets, including the iconic Saint-Ouen.
By the way, try to get Phrygian caps – a specific type of cap symbolizing the French Revolution that inspired the design Phyrges – mascots of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.
See a Paris Opera performance at the Palais Garnier
Operating since the 60s Paris Opera is the main opera and ballet company in France and the body is credited with making classical ballet what it is today.
For any music lover, a performance of the Paris Opera at the iconic Palais Garnier is a must on your Paris wish list.
Savor the flavors of Paris
Paris is not only a feast for the eyes and ears. Indulge your taste buds with the various masterpieces available in Paris.
The city boasts great bakeries, where you can be tempted by a baguette (traditional French bread), a croissant or great desserts.
For a proper meal, choose from one of the several Michelin-starred restaurants the city has to offer. Picturesque local delis and various street food markets present a diverse dining experience in the world’s winning and gastronomic capital.
Pilgrimage to the Parc des Princes stadium
For any football fan, a visit to Paris is incomplete without a pilgrimage to the Parc des Princes – home to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) city club and the stadium Lionel Messi calls home.
A 20-minute drive from the football stadium will also take you to the Velodrome de Vincennes – the main stadium of the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of what Paris has to offer. Visiting Paris Disneylandthe mysterious Paris catacombs and various beautifully maintained public parks such as the Bois de Vincennes and the Bois de Boulogne, which served as the venues for the 1900 Summer Games, are just some of the other top things to do in Paris.
So what are you waiting for? Book yours Paris 2024 tickets and hospitality packages now and experience the upcoming Summer Games in the City of Lights.