Feb 182013

Most people will be traveling early or mid-day on the 6th day.  As such, you probably won’t be doing much on this day.  However, if you have some time, there are always many nice things to do.

In the past 5 days, you will have seen the major attractions in Paris, but you will have by no means seen everything.  To see everything, you need two weeks to a month in Paris.

Below, I will mention a few other fun things to do, according to me. 🙂

 What you should do:

Musee Rodin (Rodin’s Thinker and Sculpture Garden)

This is one of my all time favorite places to go in Paris and also Europe.  I LOVE Rodin’s Thinker, but even if you don’t, it is still a very enjoyable experience.  They have a magnificent sculpture garden here and it costs almost nothing (maybe 1 euro) to get into it.  You can relax here and enjoy some of the best sculptures you will ever see, anywhere in the world.

Rodin’s Museum and the Thinker (English version of the website)

Luxembourg Gardens

This is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the day.  In fact, it is so nice, you will see it full of French people during the day, when they should be working ;).  This is really one of the most enjoyable spots to relax in Paris.  Go here for an hour or for many hours on a nice sunny day and you will simply feel great.

 Tuileries Garden

This is a wonderful garden located between the Louvre museum and, basically, the Champs Elysees.  This is a great place to relax and to view a few pieces of art and sculpture.  Your walk through here will be a relaxing and peaceful journey and it is just as easy to spend an hour here as it is to spend 10 minutes.

NOTE, there are street-people at the ends of this garden due to its proximity to the Louvre and other tourist attractions.  It is not as bad as some places in Paris, but keep track of all of your stuff at all times and never talk to someone asking you for money and never take something that someone hands you.  If in doubt, scream for help and make a big commotion and the street people will leave you alone.

The recurring theme here is “gardens.”  This is because you can see them at your own pace and spend as much or as little time in them as you desire.  This is why it is a great thing to do towards the end of your trip.

I really like all three of these gardens and would recommend them to anyone.  They provide a nice and welcome experience in a city that is regularly filled with chaos.

What I am doing:

Today, I am relaxing as much as is humanly possible :).  Soon, I will be back in a hostel in a shared room and shared bathroom; my bed will be small and uncomfortable and my roommates will snore and smell bad.  Therefore, I am taking a long, hot, relaxing bath and a nice nap.  Tough Life 😉

After that, I will leisurely make my way to the airport, with a stop at the Tuileries Gardens, and fly back to Dublin, Ireland.


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