Paris, France: Now that we’re no longer tourists… our tips and tricks

By Nicole

Only six weeks to go… our time in Paris is coming to an end. This past month we have begun to experience Paris in Autumn, the city has started to grow colder and the trees in Tuileries Garden are starting to fall. The beautiful city is still full of surprises, even after two months of living here, we are still greeted with new places, experiences and stunning sights. In this post, we will share some of our favourite things to do in the city:

Needless to say, Paris is an expensive city. We learnt this the hard way… here are some of our favourite things to do when we are trying to do our wallets a favour.

Visit Tuileries Garden:

Located in the 2nd Arrondissement, this beautiful garden is the perfect place to go on a warm summer’s day. Lie on one of the iconic green chairs under the sun and enjoy the lovely city. There is a small coffee truck serving delicious coffee and cookies, the perfect small snack. As Autumn hits, the garden will give you the Paris vibes you are looking for.

Picnic under the Eiffel Tower

You can’t miss out on this one… grab yourself a baguette, some cheese and sit underneath the Eiffel Tower to enjoy the gorgeous view. There is a huge area where people gather with friends and you’ll even be greeted with live music. Slight warning though, Ratatouille’s family also enjoys spending their evenings under the Eiffel Tower :O

Visit a museum

Paris is known for its art and culture, the perfect place to spend on a rainy day is one of the countless number of museums. For 18-26 year olds, entry is free to all public museums and even at private museums you will receive a discounted fee. Indulge in the Parisian culture and take in some of the most beautiful art and architecture in the world. Pictured below is the Bourse de Commerce, another must go!

Making the most of Paris whilst studying:

Studying in Paris is a little different than in Germany. Midterm season approached us and we were drowning in assignments, group projects, reports etc. But this isn’t an excuse to stay tucked away in your apartment. Our favourite new study place is the Starbucks at the Opera. You may think that Starbucks is the last place you’d go to whilst in a city filled with endless amounts of Cafés, but trust me you won’t want to miss out on this one. This is the most beautiful Starbucks in Europe and the perfect place to spend the afternoon studying whilst still getting the most your of your Paris experience. There are also many gorgeous libraries around the city where you can apply for a membership card to get into.

Partying in Paris:

Last but not least, partying in Paris. After a long week of uni you may find yourself wanting to head to a club or bar for a few drinks. These are two clubs options for you to choose from:

Le Carmen

One of the fancier clubs in Paris, this club is located in the 9th Arrondissement. The interior of this club is breathtaking, the ultimate experience for partying in Paris. The music finds itself to be more techno orientated so if that’s for you, this is the perfect club. An insider tip, dress up for this night out, the bouncers can be selective with who they let in.

Le Duplex

Located in the 16th Arrondissement, this club offers something for everyone’s music taste with 3 floors. A popular place for students and always hosting events, this is the perfect place for a night out with friends. An insider tip, go early!! The lines get insanely long and you don’t want to spend two hours waiting outside…