There is no doubt that Paris is ten times better without the hoards of tourists that come in the peak tourist months, and the shoulder months are usually the perfect time to come and experience the true, authentic Paris. It’ll be easy to mingle with the locals, and get a taste of what true French life is like. That’s why visiting Paris in November is a wonderful, pleasing activity for the soul!
The month of November experiences a lot of events, fairs, and if you’re a wine or antique lover, then you’ve definitely hit the jackpot! Here are some of the things you can do in Paris in November 2018:
Stroll the Parisian Gardens
Tuileries to the Luxembourg gardens, two gardens that exceed all expectation are the perfect place to snuggle up with a cup of coffee, a bottle of wine, or some nice warm food with a loved one or alone! November in Paris you’ll be able to stroll the gardens, take a nap, read a book, listen to music, or sit, meditate and enjoy the permeating peacefulness!
Visit a flea market
The flea market scene in Paris is unparalleled. There are hundreds of stalls, each offering highly different artifacts, from vintage products, clothes, accessories, furniture and much more. In fact, Paris proudly hosts the world’s largest flea market so you will be spoiled for choice while you’re in Paris in November!
The Picasso Museum
The Picasso Museum is nestled in the middle of the Marais, and boasts an incredible collection of paintings done by Picasso. The museum houses over 400 pieces of work by Picasso, and also includes some of the works he owned by other artists. You’ll be able to see the progression of his work through his career and his prominent style throughout the museum.
A trip to Paris in November would not be complete without visiting Versailles, the largest and most extravagant palaces in the world. Check out the different halls, the chapel, and the quintessential French architecture that fills the place.
Enjoy the tranquility and quiet.
Paris in November is the quietest month of the year, the city is void of tourists, there is a certain sense of “calm before the storm” before the influx of people that comes with the festivities of Christmas and New Years and there is a sense of tranquility in the air.
This way you can visit pretty much every single attraction in Paris without ever having to worry about any lines, or making reservations. You’ve practically got the city for yourself, so if you like your little “me” time, and enjoying the attractions as if they were your own, then definitely head to Paris in November 2018!
Try The Beaujolais Nouveau
Who doesn’t conjure up images of themselves drinking wine while listening to jazz music whenever the word Paris is uttered? I know I do that! The month of November sees the annual release of the Beaujolais Nouveau, one of the most incredible wines from the Beaujolais region. Over 120 festivals take place to honor the incredible arrival of this wine.
Learn all about Photography
If you’ve ever gotten into the art of photography for a while, you know that Paris is one of the most photogenic cities in the world. The Eiffel Tower dominating its skyline, the cobblestone streets, the little cafes, the highly photogenic posh population, and the wide array of markets and galleries makes it a photographer’s heaven.
The Paris Photo exhibition is held every year from November 9th until November 12th, and it’s the place to go to learn more about photography techniques, and check the latest news from contemporary photographers. Taking place at the Grand Palais, this event is quite simply unmissable.
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