3 Things to Do in Paris (Rain or Shine)

I’ve only been gone for a bit, but my mind is still lingering on the city! It’s a beautiful place at times, so I loved being able to go back for something different! The entire time I was in Paris except for one day, it rained. Not only did it rain, but it POURED! I think the skies just wanted to open up and attempt at ruining everyone’s makeup during Paris Fashion Week. Not everyone goes to Paris for Paris Fashion Week, but when you visit, the weather may be exactly the same. I’ve got 3 really great things for you to do in Paris, no matter the weather!

3 Things to Do in Paris (Rain or Shine)


Go visit one of the museums like the Louvre or Centre Pompidou!
Museums in Paris are beautiful. Often packed with giggling school children, but beautiful. There are hundreds of museums and galleries scattered across the city, so it’s not hard to find one that you like. I am a big fan of the Louvre because it’s so easy to get lost, it did use to be a palace you know! I can literally get lunch, coffee, and breathtaking art in one place, what more can you ask for?! The picture below is from the Salvador Dali Museum, which can be a hike, but is well worth the views and seeing all of his amazing pieces!

3 Things to Do in Paris (Rain or Shine)
Take a stroll through Le Marais
So for the longest time, I thought this was one street, but after going, I realized it’s so much more. It’s one of the best places in the city in my opinion to go shopping. It’s way better than the Champs Elysee because there’s significantly less tourists. I can’t tell you how nice it is to shop without having to weave and push your way through the crowds. It’s a stunning area with little corner shops, amazing vintage and normal high street stores, as well as beautiful architecture.

3 Things to Do in Paris (Rain or Shine)
Visit Bastille & check out the boats and quays.
Bastille is the area where the French prison La Bastille once stood. It’s a nice area, especially on a nice day to just take a walk by the Seine and take in the sights. There’s a port right outside of the Métro station and it’s really nice to walk down and see the gorgeous boats on the river. It’s also not that bad of a walk from the majority of the nice spots, plus you can find a great place to sit and people watch within a few steps!

3 Things to Do in Paris (Rain or Shine)
Well I hope you liked this post and let me know in the comments below what YOUR favorite parts of Paris are! Are there any spots that you’d recommend?

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18 Comments

  1. May 20, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    I was in Paris a few years ago and definitely want to go back. You can honestly get lost in the louvre because it’s such a huge museum with tons of exhibits. Thanks for sharing your experience and tips 🙂

  2. May 20, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Thank you for this post. I just returned.from Paris and it was absolutely my favorite city in the world. I visited Rome and London but I could have stayed in Paris forever. Want to go back to study a semester in the next four years. Beautiful city!

    Xxgracie

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  3. May 21, 2017 / 12:21 am

    I’ll be visiting Paris in July, so this was the perfect post to read! I will definitely be hitting up some museums, and I always just love taking a casual stroll through local areas. This made me so excited for my trip 🙂
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  4. May 21, 2017 / 1:46 am

    Whenever I travel, I love to shop, so Le Marais would definitely be one of my destinations. It sounds so beautiful and high street stores are my absolute fave. I’ve never been to Paris before, but this sure gives me a great idea of where to start!

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  5. May 21, 2017 / 7:14 am

    My fave city all times! 🙂 I love your tips and no matter how stressed I might be I always squeeze in a visit to one of the many and plenty museums when I’m visiting Paris. The Louvre is not something you can do in a day, but basically could spend an entire lifetime in, so that’s a favorite of mine to return to 🙂 Thanks for sharing your travel experiences!
    xoxo
    Thomas

  6. May 21, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    I really hope I get to visit Paris one day. It’s been a dream of mine ever since I was a little girl. Now that I know what to do no matter the weather, it makes me want to go even more. I’d definitely talk with you about it before visiting, because it sounds like you know the ins-and-outs almost as well as the tourists!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  7. May 22, 2017 / 8:58 am

    This post couldn’t have come at a better time because I’ll be in Paris in two weeks time!! I’m so excited to be walking through those beautiful Parisian streets and I’m sure there will be plenty to do. My boyfriend loves museums so I’m sure he’ll be dragging me to a few haha!

    Helen xx
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  8. May 22, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    Ahhhh, Paris will always have my heart. I love the city and have been there twice but it’s been a long, long time. The Louvre is such an amazing museum and you can spend hours there just browsing at all the collections. I love strolling the streets of Paris with no plan in mind, just admiring the architecture, culture and people. The Jardin de Tulleries is one of my fav spots as well as the Champs Elysee, but definitely more touristy like you said. I am so jealous that you are there right now exploring the beautiful parts of Paris. I can’t wait to read more about your trip and plan my next vacay out there soon! xoxo, Christine
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  9. May 22, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Love those street photos! Paris is so beautiful and there are so much you can do there other than the fashion week!!! I love all the museums in Paris!! it is such an arty city!! and I love dining there too! All the Parisian food are amazing!

    xx, Jessie
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  10. May 25, 2017 / 3:10 am

    Paris is such a lovely city and one of my favourites!! Theres always so much to do and see!!
    Have never done the second but for sur eon my next visit

    xoxo
    Marcy

  11. May 25, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    I haven’t been to Paris in ages so I know it’s been way overdue for another visit. The vintage in Paris is extraordinary. I dream of going back even if just for that!

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

  12. May 26, 2017 / 1:55 am

    Ahhhh I miss Paris sooooo much! I actually never had the opportunity to do or see any of these things so when I go back I’m definitely going to check it all out! I’m glad you were able to make the most of your stay even with the poor weather.

    With love, Jenn
    https://www.jubilantdose.com/

  13. Serena
    May 30, 2017 / 4:50 am

    Love your photos! Paris is one of my favourite cities, I’ll love to go back and do some more sightseeing!

  14. May 30, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Paris is so magical that it really doesn’t matter what time of year it is, I feel like you can always enjoy yourself. It is so stunning! Thank you for sharing these ideas and will for sure use them the next time I’m in the city of lights!

    katetik.com

  15. May 31, 2017 / 2:14 am

    What great tips, I will be there in a few weeks and I can’t wait. Love this post.

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