Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est encompass a convenient area to stay within during a day trip to this neighbourhood.
You can start by getting a first-hand look at some of the city’s spooky influences when you visit Le Manoir de Paris, a permanent, interactive haunted house based around the legends of Paris. Not quite ready to scare yourself silly? Next, stop at the nearby Musee Grevin; in its brightly lit interior, you’ll find wax sculptures of celebrities and historical figures, as well as breathtaking “worlds” for you to explore. The Palais des Mirages exhibit is a particularly dazzling example of the Grevin’s work, where you can walk through a Hindu temple or a fierce jungle, all before lunchtime. Cap off your afternoon with a stroll to the Palais Garnier. Located just a couple blocks from Musee Grevin, the Garnier is home to the Paris Opera. Its opulent, gilded interiors, and its excellent performances, are the stuff of legend.
No trip to Paris is complete without a little shopping, whether it’s window or otherwise. Boulevard de Magenta, located right near Gare de l’Est, has plenty of shops for you to duck in and out of while you explore the city.
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