Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world with so many spots and sights that interests tourists. However, if you wish to escape the tourist mayhem, it will be a wiser idea to visit the lesser known, yet attractive spots in Paris. Enquire about the below places to your Paris tour guide to have some off the beaten track sightseeing experience in the City of Lights.
La Gaîté Lyrique is a museum focused on art and creativity, housed in a 19th century music hall. The baroque architecture of the place contrasts well with the modern subjects exhibited in the place. The events hosted in Gaîté Lyrique ranges from workshops to interactive concerts, drawing, imaginative storytelling, dance performances, and many more. The museum also hosts different activities for children.
There is also a free library on the first floor that is open to everyone. The library houses many consoles for video game fanatics, in addition to having a big collection of cultural publications and books.
Parisians love movies; however, there is only one movie theater in the 7th arrondissement. Still, it is the most beautiful theater in the entire city. This is a real Japanese pagoda and the walls on the screen room are decorated with silk. You can see candelabras held by elephants and golden dragons, as well as paintings of warriors sanding poised for battle, on the ceiling.
La Pagode also has a great Asian garden that offers a protected cultural status owing to its beauty. You can enjoy delicious tarts and ginseng tea in the garden after watching movies in La Pagode.
Le Ballon de Paris
Le Ballon de Paris will be a rewarding experience and a great experience for people who like high flying. Many tourists even ask their Paris tour guide to include Le Ballon de Paris as an alternative to the Eiffel Tower. It is worth floating in the air than waiting in queues and get pushed and nudged to see the Eiffel Tower.
The balloon is as tall as a twelve-story building and can offer a dizzying experience when the operator lets go of the cable and it rises up in the air. You can feel the balloon swaying in the wind at a height of about five hundred feet. The balloon is anchored permanently in the Parc André Citroën, which is also a worth visit.