Grand Carousel

Winter time in Paris is always festive, but to experience the city from on high in the heart of Paris, go visit La grande Roue — the Great Ferris Wheel – at Place de la Concorde. Towering the size of a football field, La grand Roue comfortably fits 6-8 people in a single chariot, and offers some of the best views of the city. Situated at the entrance of Jardin des Tuileries, it is also close the the Christmas Market on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees. Open from 11:00 a.m. to midnight, it offers a great experience for famlies, children and, of course romantics. Open until February 19, 2012 for just 10 euro .

Jardin des Tuilieries

Jardin des Tuileries used to be a royal garden of the old Tuileries Palace but was opened to the public in the 16th century.
Jardin des Tuileries features sculptures, fountains, two large basins and two museums - the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume and the Musée de l'Orangerie. Claude Monet's famous “water lilies” are on display in the Musée de l'Orangerie. Perfect for a morning or afternoon stroll, do what the Parisians do, and grab one of the numerous green lawn chairs and sit and watch passers-by, read a book, or listen to your iPod. More athletic types run through the park in loops, as there are paths throughout the park. Children and adults also can be seen playing football , and there is a play park for children in the middle, as well as trampolines (you must pay a small fee). Ideally suited for a picnic lunch, bring a sandwich or, better yet, buy a fresh baguette, cheese and ham to make your own, and wash it down with a bottle of Beaujolais or chilled rosé. Or, enjoy lunch at one of the many cafes where you can buy salads, sandwiches, pasta, and desserts, including over the top ice cream sundaes.
Jardin des Tuileries is the favourite park for the locals. Keep in mind that the park closes after 6:00PM.How to get to Jardin des Tuileries: By Metro line 1 to Tuileries station. And the opening hours: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM April to September and 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM October to March

Centre Georges Pompidou

Centre Pompidou is the culture heartbeat of Paris
The Centre Georges Pompidou manages to achieve what few cultural centers have: thrive as a space where art and culture seem owned by the public, rather than standing aloof and inaccessible. Stepping into this monstrous architectural curiosity, one senses that this is the smack center of Parisian life. Performers draw crowds on the large, sloping plaza, while students line up to access the center's public library. Inside, regulars are perfectly at home on the open mezzanine-level cafe. And the National Museum of Modern Art houses many of the 20th century's most compelling works. A must-see. !!The center is open every day excluding Tuesdays and May 1st, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Free wifi is now available throughout the Center. You can access the Internet for free for up to 90 minutes at the center provided you are equipped with a wifi card ant the entrace is free for students !