When you are traveling, or on vacation, it is key to schedule in some downtime so that you don’t get overwhelmed and exhausted. One of the perfect ways to get in some “you” time is to snuggle up with a great book, but while you are in a different and beautiful city such as Barcelona or Paris you should do this while outside and enjoying the views the city has to offer! So grab your favorite books and hop on a Renfe-SNCF en Coopération's high-speed train today, here are the top spots in Barcelona and Paris to delve into a great book!
PARC DE LA CIUTADELLA, BARCELONA
Fountain of Ciutadella Park - Barcelona
This park, especially during the summer, is always full of locals and tourists alike. The good thing about this park is that it is very large, leaving you with a lot of options for places to go if you prefer to be alone, or if you prefer to be around some people. In the center of the park there are constantly people practicing yoga, playing guitar or simply sitting around with friends having a drink or a bite to eat
. While you are in Barcelona this summer be sure the check out these incredible music festivals!
CAFE DE FLORE, PARIS
Café de Flore - Alexemanuel, Wikimédia Commons
This is one of the most prestigious as well as oldest cafes in Paris,
which was opened during the 1880´s. The coffeehouse has a lot of small tables and chairs out on the terrace, providing a wonderful place to sit down, relax and bring out that incredible book of yours. While in Paris, make sure you check out all the different legends in history!
JARDIN DES TUILERIES, PARIS
Foutain, Tuileries Garden - Paris
This beautiful, now public, garden was created all the way back in 1564 as the Tuileries Palace’s garden. It is located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, right between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. The garden is full of beautiful flowers in spring, summer and fall as well as many historic statues,
making it a great spot to take a stroll or sit down to relax in one of the many green chairs set throughout the whole park. Make sure to bring your best book and sunglasses to this wonderful garden.While you are in Paris you must check out these best places to catch some incredible views of the city!
LA SEINE, PARIS
Seine River - Paris
The Seine river is a very famous spot to take a long stroll in Paris
. The river is a whopping 777 kilometers (483 miles) long, making it a very important waterway that travels within the Paris Basin in the north of France. In addition to walking, sitting next to the river is a wonderful place to enjoy a slight breeze and some shade while you get into a great book!
PLAYA DEL BOGATELL, BARCELONA
This is one of Barcelona’s beaches that is furthest from the port and is the calmest city beach. If you enjoy lying on the beach then be sure to bring your towel or if you prefer to keep the sand out of your shoes then you can cozy up on the benches that are along the end of the beach. This spot is perfect to listen to the relaxing beach sounds and to dive into an amazing book.