Rain In Paris
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…
It’s learning to DANCE IN THE RAIN!
Ah Rain in Paris! You come to Paris, the city that was built for walking in the streets, watching the amazing buildings, sitting in the relaxing parks with a pastry, or enjoying a French Café. BUT IT IS RAINING! What should you do?
First don’t worry, your trip is far from being ruined! There is a lot to do in Paris even when it rains. Here are top 10 things to do in Paris when it rains.
1. Visit the Louvre
The Classic thing to do in Paris. The Louvre museum is huge and you can easily spend an entire day there. In the Louvre there is such a big variety of art and artifacts that everyone will find something that will interest them. Whether it is Renaissance Italian paintings, Egyptian mummies, Greek sculptures, it is all there for you to discover!
2. Rain In Paris? Escape to Mariage Frères!
Mariage Frères is one of the oldest tea houses in Europe. It was established in 1854, and since then didn’t stop innovating and creates the best tea you can find. Mariage Frères is the perfect place to sit to drink a cup of tea and warm up when it’s rainy and cold outside.
3. Learn French cuisine
You’re in the capital of gastronomy in the world, why not take a quick course in French cuisine? In Atelier Des Sens you can learn how to make a Baguette and a Croissant like a real Parisian, and who knows, maybe when you come back home you’ll open a French bakery store?
4. Visit Musée d’Orsay
Paris is the city of Art, and even if watching paintings is not your thing you should really consider exploring Musée d’Orsay. This museum has an astonishing collection of impressionist artists. These artist such as Monet, Degas, Cezanne and Van Gogh changed the world of art. The impressionist didn’t draw just what they saw they painted their feelings and emotions. The result are artwork that touch the hearts of even those who are not attracted to the world of art.
5. Visit La Défense
La Défense is a relatively new area in Paris. It is more modern and “High Techy”. There are two things you can do there. First, visit the new “Grande Arche”. You can take a transparent elevator that climbs 330 ft from which you can see all of Paris. At the top floor there is a computer museum.
You can also visit the giant mall in the area and do some shopping. The prices there are less expensive than in area of Galeries Lafayette, but there are less luxury stores as well.
6. Covered passages
Rain in Paris isn’t something new, only hundred years ago there was no metro and paved roads and walking outside in the rain was really messy. Businesses suffered in rainy days even more than today because people just stayed at home. To decrease the economic damage, the city hall decided on creating many covered passages close to each other in which people can do their business even in rainy days. They still exist today and are wonderful to discover, a guided tour is recommended.
7. Champs Elysees
Champs Elysees can be done easily in a rainy day because you can just visit one store after the other and pretty much avoid the rain. Is it very touristic? Yes, are the stores expensive? Pretty much. But you must visit this avenue at least once so you’ll know what the famous song is all about.
Ok we really tried to put as few museums as possible, since it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but really? You are in Paris and you don’t want to visit this museum of modern art? Picasso, Dali, Modigliani, Man Ray and the list goes on and on…
9. Visit Galeries Lafayette
Shopping? Shopping! No budget? Window Shopping! In Galeries Lafayette you’ll find fashion before you know it’s fashion. The newest models of the greatest designers are just waiting for you to have them, if you have the means, or watch them if you don’t.
10. Romantic walk in the rain
Simply. because you are in the most romantic city in the world, even when it rains in Paris.