Three offbeat things to do in Paris. There is much more to the city of light than the Eiffel Tower and Louvre.
1. CITE DES SCIENCES ET DE L’INDUSTRIE
One of the world’s most respected science museums is La Cite des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris. The museum is located in the Parc de la Villette. It is considered a masterpiece of modern architecture.
Among the museum’s top attractions are:
- Experience the Explora where you can step inside of a camera or travel through the human body, and much more.
- Board the Argonaute, a former attack submarine.
- The Geode, one of the world’s largest geodesic domes (pictured above), and France’s first Omnimax movie theatre equipped with a giant 1,000 square meter screen.
- A world class Planetarium.
- The Cinaxe – a flight and rail simulator. The same equipment used to train airplane pilots and railway engineers.
Location: Parc de la Villette, 30, avenue Corentin Cariou – A.P. 75930 Paris, 75019
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2. BON MARCHE MARKET – PARIS
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Bon Marche’s grocery department offers over 5,000 different products from around the world. A hard-to-find bottle of mineral water from Wales? Jam made by a local French artisan? An exquisite imported tomato sauce from Naples? Bon Marche brings it all together in one place.
Bon Marche sells almost 2,000 different varieties of wine, with an unparalleled choice of Bordeaux, a collection of rare magnums, and special sales of new vintages. A selection of imported wines and a range of old vintage cognacs are also available. Bon Marche offers wine tastings every Friday and Saturday with wine growers and producers.
The center of the store features an amazing selection of the best fruits and vegetables available in Paris. There are over 200 cheeses from France and abroad, poultry from Bresse, fresh fish and veal. In short, the freshest produce, dairy, meat and fish you’ll find almost anywhere.
Bon Marche Address :
38, rue de Sevres – 75007 Paris
Monday to Saturday from 8.30 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Telephone: 01 44 39 81 00 – Fax: 01 44 39 81 17
3. TEA IN PARIS
Each shop has its own speciality: macaroons at Ladurée, traditional hot chocolate at Angelina’s or the exquisite teas at Mariage Frères. Below is a list of some fun and cozy tea shops in Paris.
DALLOYAU 5 boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris 4th – Daily, 10am-9pm 2 place Edmond-Rostand, Paris 6th -Daily, 9am-7.30pm 101 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Paris 8th – Monday to Friday, 8.30am-7.30pm Saturday and Sunday, 9am-7.30pm
LADURÉE 21 rue Bonaparte, Paris 6th – Monday to Saturday, 8.30am-7.30pm Sunday, 10am-7.30pm 16 rue Royale, Paris 8th – Monday to Saturday, 8.30am-7pm Sunday, 10am-7pm 75 avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris 8th Tel – Daily, 7.30am-12.30am
JEAN-PAULHÉVIN 231 RUE SAINT-HONORÉ, PARIS 1ST – MONDAY TO SATURDAY, 12-NOON-7PM
MARIAGE FRÈRES 30 rue du Bourg-Tibourg, Paris 4th – 13 rue des Grands-Augustins, Paris 6th – 260 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Paris 8th – Daily, 3pm-7pm
TORAYA 10 rue Saint-Florentin, Paris 1st – Daily except Sunday, 10.30am-7pm