A visit to Paris can easily turn out to be awe-inspiring, what with the endless list of places and sights capable of gratifying your senses so utterly. However, you need to remember that it is one of the most frequented cities in the world, and gets over 33 million visitors per year. Do not worry; Paris also has a good share of places where you can sit down in peace and quiet, and enjoy the silence. Below is a list of places you can visit to spend time away from the crowds.
This is a lesser-known spot in the city, because most of the attention falls on its more famous neighbor, Centre Pompidou. It is located in the Place Beaubourg, and is basically a collection of sculptures which is a reconstruction of 20th-century Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s workshop. There are different paintings, photographs, and attractive sculptures that you can admire. The best thing is, you can do this in relative peace because the place is devoid of the usual distractions you find in the city.
Père Lachaise Cemetery
Père Lachaise is a great place to be if you are tired of the bustle of the capital city. The place has large burial chambers, sculptural mausoleums, and a profusion of marble and stone. Furthermore, the 108-acre burial ground is a beautiful attraction. The presence of maple, stately oak, and ash trees alongside well-maintained graves also gives you a soothing feeling as you wander among them. There are quite a few legends buried among the 70, 000 graves of the cemetery. This includes personalities like Jim Morrison, Frédéric Chopin, and Oscar Wilde.
Easily accessible after your Louvre Museum Private Tours, the Cour d’Honneur is another place to be if you are looking for some much-needed solitude in a city filled with people. This complex of a few buildings was built back in 1629 for Cardinal Richelieu. You will find the national library, the Ministry of Culture, and a few more government buildings inside the complex. The inner courtyard is a place that offers quiet and calm amidst the chaos of the city. Admire the striped columns or grab a cup of coffee at Café Kitsune overlooking the courtyard.
This is one of the lesser known libraries that give off a vintage aura. You can visit the large reading rooms, cathedral-like arches, and enjoy the silence of the reading rooms while accompanied by your favorite books.