With the tourists gone, you can explore the real Paris, meet Parisians, learn their culture, and live like a local, plus it’s cheaper.
During high season, every single popular site, major attraction, café, museum, and building is filled with people. You’ll have to contend with long lines and crowds.
Paris is known all over the world for being the global center for art. The city is filled with museums, and it is home to the world-famous Louvre, the Orsay, and hundreds more.
Many arrondissements in Paris boast beautiful covered passageways that are also called “passage,” “galeries,” or “arcades”.
With fewer crowds to contend with, you can just spend the whole day hopping from one café to another and taking your sweet time to just admire Paris and watch its inhabitants go about their lives.
January is a great time to just walk around Paris to admire its architecture and culture without being distracted by an endless throng of people. You’ll be able to see the subtle nuances of the city.