What to do in Paris when its raining?

Hello! So for our last day in Paris we did not waited for rain… so what do we do in a Saturday rainy day in paris? We do like the Parisians: We go shopping! Lol! Don’t look at us as shallow people (we did’t even buy anything) but not going shopping in Paris is like going to mecca and not seeing the Grande Mosque…

We had go to Gare du Nord to buy the tickets to go to hamburg the next day – lesson for other travellers: don’t buy tickets last day in holiday time (July)!!! We did it and ended up having to book 4 trains to get to Hamburg: Paris-Brussels-Cologne-Handover-finally Hamburg!

So we started in Forum des Halles where in 2016 the Canopée was inaugurated – it is a structure of glass that covers the shopping area. There are of course a lot of boutique super fancy shops but the most interesting for us was the LEGO store – it has models of iconic places of paris, but of course, made of lego! Its really cool.

Then we went by subway to the epicentre of shopping – Galeries Lafayette! The shopping inside is absolutely high end: from Chanel, to Dior, to Louboutin… and the galleries are absolutely beautiful! The dome (you can see it in the photos) is unique. And at the top – free amazing 360 degrees of the city! We brought lunch and ate with an amazing view.

Follow outside the galleries and you find the beautiful Garnier Opera and trough the Place de Vandome and to the Rue de Rivoli (just check out the really expensive watch and gold shops) to the place de la concorde and then to the Petit Palais.

The Petit Palais houses the city museum of fine arts (free entrance!) and a beautiful coffee shop inside! The palace is amazing and the exhibitions are really diverse.

Then we crossed to the other side of the Seine trough the bridge Alexander III and followed to another big shopping place – the Le Bon Marché. The decoration is more Art Deco but very beautiful also (of course all the stores were all way over our budget). We recommend you to go to the last floor and check out the very alternative shoe shops.

So a lot of walking, no shopping (too expensive…), a beautiful view of the city, a new favourite museum (the Petit Palais) and we got to know another side of the everyday life in Paris.

Next day… Hamburg!!