The Thinker (French: Le Penseur) is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin, usually placed on a stone pedestal. The work shows a nude male figure of over life-size sitting on a rock with his chin resting on one hand as though deep in thought and is often used as an image to represent philosophy.
Incredible Things To Do If You Only Have One Day In Paris
If you don't have much time in Paris, you can see many of its monuments on a Seine River cruise. It includes views of sites such as Notre-Dame and the Eiffel Tower.
Seine Cruise
Several companies offer Seine cruises, including Les Vedettes du Pont Neuf. You'll hear commentary about what you're seeing, and there's indoor and outdoor seating.
A Paris sightseeing bus will let you take in even more of the city's famous monuments while catching glimpses of everyday life as you pass through the streets.
Bus Tour
Paris bus tours are usually hop-on-hop-off, so you can disembark to explore an area and catch the next bus. If you stay on for the entire route, it'll take around two hours.
The inside of Notre-Dame has yet to reopen since the 2019 fire, but it's still well worth admiring its exterior from the parvis (large square) in front of it.
Thanks to its central location, Notre-Dame is near a lot of other places of interest, such as Sainte-Chapelle and Shakespeare & Company, a famous bookshop.
Perched atop a Parisian hill, Montmartre features winding cobblestone streets, quirky shops and galleries, and the unique Romano-Byzantine style Sacré-Cœur Basilica.
Montmartre also boasts legendary cabarets, including the Moulin Rouge. It's a romantic part of the city, and the view of the rest of Paris from its summit is truly a must-see.
Baguettes are a big part of Parisian life. You may not have the time to seek out the best boulangerie, but finding a good baguette in the city isn't difficult.
Visiting a boulangerie is an experience in itself, and it's an excellent way to practice French. Picking at a warm baguette as you walk around is about as Parisian as it gets.