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5 Activities to Do in Paris to Escape the Olympic Crowds

Here are 5 activities that will entertain you while escaping the Olympic event locations.


1. Stroll Along the Banks of the Seine

Start your day with a leisurely walk along the banks of the Seine, from the Pont des Arts to the Pont de l'Alma. Enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower and the Île de la Cité while soaking in the peaceful atmosphere of the Seine riverside.

You will meet joggers, groups of friends, as well as artists there.

2. Discover Lesser-Known Neighborhoods

Take advantage of the summer to explore less crowded neighborhoods such as the Canal Saint-Martin in the 10th arrondissement or the Butte-aux-Cailles neighborhood in the 13th arrondissement. You'll find quaint cafes, unique shops, and an authentic ambiance.

The opportunity to enjoy Paris alone or with family in complete tranquility.

3. Visit Off-the-Beaten-Path Museums

Skip the lines at the major museums and explore lesser-known treasures like the Museum of Romantic Life in the 9th arrondissement or the Gustave Moreau Museum in the 9th arrondissement. These museums offer fascinating collections in a more intimate setting.

Art enthusiasts gather there to discover the wonders of unknown artists.

4. Picnic in Secret Parks

Escape the crowds by heading to Parc des Buttes-Chaumont in the 19th arrondissement or Parc Montsouris in the 14th arrondissement for a peaceful picnic. These parks boast vast green spaces and beautiful landscapes to explore.


5. Attend an Intimate Show

Opt for a show at a small Parisian theater such as Théâtre de la Huchette in the 5th arrondissement or Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in the 10th arrondissement. You'll find original and high-quality performances away from the tourist hustle and bustle.


Cultural visits are always a great option to discover Paris in peace and quiet !