Paris, the capital city of France, has the distinction of being the “Fashion Capital of the World”, “Romance Capital of the World” and “Museum Capital of the World”. A visit to this beautiful city is most sought after by tourists from world over. The city holds umpteen attractions for the quintessential visitors. Paris will however also keep you glued with ample opportunities for adventure activities. Here are some of the important adventure activities that you should dare to do whenever visiting Paris for spending a wonderful vacation.
Seek a cryptic adventure to Empire of Death
Why not visit Les Catacombes – the fabled ‘Empire of Death’? It’s a must-see for all those visiting Paris. This cryptic adventure activity will take you through a series of dark and musty tunnels lying beneath the city streets. A bizarre artistic creation is ready to welcome you with the neatly stacked human skulls and bones. The Les Catacombes is in fact an underground tomb that was created after emptying the overcrowded cemeteries in preparation for the deaths that were to take place following the French Revolution. The Les Catacombes is home to the exhumed remains. The moment you enter the Les Catacombes, a sign on the door reads "STOP! Here is the Empire of Death". It is open from 10 am to 5 pm on Tuesdays through Sundays. Children aged 13 and under are allowed free entry here. The tours of the ‘Empire of Death’ usually takes one to two hours, and normally depends on how much scared you are. Many people on tours here have reported being followed through the tunnels by a tall, suspicious figure wearing a hooded cloak. If it’s at all true then this might just frighten you. However, a tour of the Les Catacombes might happen to be a daredevilry act for you.
Check out Dans Le Noir
Paris, the fabled ‘City of Lights’ has some of the most unique and finest restaurants in the world. So, when visiting this beautiful city do remember to check out the Dans Le Noir restaurant. You will find menus of all types catering to every palate, be it red meat lovers, green vegetarian, and blue seafood lovers. These menus will be served in pitch-dark, therefore the colors of the menu doesn’t matter at all. Eating here is a totally different and new kind of experience. Have you ever eaten your dinner totally blind or complete darkness? If not, then dare eating here. All you will see here is “Noir” (French word for black). The menus have their own colors, and you can also ask for the white menu, called the chef’s surprise menu. When you choose the white menu, you will not be able to figure out what your plate will comprise of, and you will only have to rely on your sense of smell, taste and touch. A two-course meal will cost 39 Euros, while a three-course meal will cost 44 Euros.
Get cooking classes at Opera Cooking School
Paris is renowned for its world-famous chefs, who reside here in large numbers. The chefs are acclaimed for their unique and artistic culinary skills. The city’s dining culture is a major source of attraction for people from around the world, who flock here year-round to get a real taste of French cuisines. One thing is for sure. You will not only get opportunity to enjoy traditional French delicacies, but you can very well try your hands in preparing them as well. Whenever in Paris, consider visiting the Opera Cooking School. You will be able to learn and see for yourself how the master chefs prepare traditional French cuisines. It would be absolutely perfect for you to enroll in one of the many classes being offered here, such as a bread, a macaroon or a pastry class. Try to take up a three-course meal class if you are aiming for a satisfying challenge. You will be required to pay a fee of around $200 per person for the cooking class, which is conducted round the year. Chef Myriam Claire conducts the classes in English language. The cooking class will typically last for about 3 hours.
Thrill ride around the Arc de Triomphe
Take yourself on an unnerving and unforgettable thrill ride on a taxi around the Arc de Triomphe. If you don’t hire a taxi for doing so then your trip to Paris will be considered incomplete. The roundabout surrounding the Arc de Triomphe is renowned world over for the most chaotic traffic one could ever imagine. By the way, this intersection is quite an extraordinary one. It was built in 1901 and is said to be the first modern roundabout to be constructed, even four years before the Columbus Circle came into existence in New York City. You will be amazed to know that a dozen major streets of Paris intersect at the insane roundabout at the Arc de Triomphe with no posted speed limit or lines to indicate lanes. It is a motorist free-for-all here.