I'm really lucky to be coming to Paris for the month of February. I have been to Paris a good few times before and did a lot of the tourist attractions. This time i'm looking forward to just relaxing, having fun and taking it all in without running around trying to see everything like i've did in the past.
So basically i'd love ideas for how you think I should best spend it, recommendations of places you love, old and new. Areas I should try, new things that have newly opened etc anything really.
As museums go i've done the obvious ones - Louvre, Pompidou and Musée d'Orsay which is not to say I wouldn't go back of course but also with some others this time round perhaps? Are there any galleries I should check out? I'm really interested in photography/illustration/design
On all the short trips to Paris i've had i've never been a fan of spending my time in shops however with more time shopping is something i'm really looking forward to. I'm a big fan of independent shops, and anything a little quirky and perhaps photography or design related shops?
I went to a market in the bastille previously but i'd love to try more.
I'd also like to try the cinema, and i've only been to the jardin du luxembourg so a walk through other parks would be great.
Also perhaps a train journey out of paris to another city maybe for a day or overnight?
I realise this is a strange one but my boyfriend is a big fan of the gym ( i'm not ) and he would like to try keep this up over the month we are away. He doesn't do cardio which is good as with walking in Paris there will be enough of that but he does do weights, so I was wondering are there any gyms he could 'pay and go' in?
It's also my first trip after having taking a french evening class at my local alliance francaise for over a year so whilst I appreciate it's hard to practice speaking in paris i'm looking forward to lots of listening to see what I can pick up.Edited: 06 January 2012, 13:46