Visit Paris – for fashion, romance, and fine foods

  • Paris skyline with Eiffel Tower. Photograph by Graham Soult
    Paris skyline with Eiffel Tower. Photograph by Graham Soult
  • River Seine in Paris by night. Photograph by Graham Soult
    River Seine in Paris by night. Photograph by Graham Soult
  • Iconic Métro sign, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult
    Iconic Métro sign, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult
  • Arc de Triomphe, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult
    Arc de Triomphe, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult
  • The Louvre, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult
    The Louvre, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult
  • Detail of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult
    Detail of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult
    Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult
  • Moulin Rouge, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult
    Moulin Rouge, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult
  • Shops in the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult
    Shops in the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult
  • Iconic Métro sign, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult
    Iconic Métro sign, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult

The political, economic, historic and geographical capital of France, Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Divided into 20 arrondissements (districts), numbered from 1 to 20 and laid out in a spiral pattern, a large portion of the city was redesigned in the 19th century by Haussmann, with widened streets and redesigned buildings.

Divided into Left and Right Banks by the busy river Seine, this city of two million people has a reputation for fashion, romance, and fine foods.

Historical monuments and attractions

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult

There are so many places to see when you visit Paris, including the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, with its beautiful stained-glass mural window and grand altar.

The Louvre is a world-famous art gallery containing thousands of paintings and sculptures and is the current home of the Mona Lisa and the Venus De Milo. Located in central Paris and offering free entry on the first Sunday of each month, its lines can span the length of the courtyard.

One of the most famous attractions across the world, The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel over two years. The iron tower weighs over 7,000 tonnes and reaches the impressive height of 324m. Explore the three floors containing world-class cuisine, a viewing deck, and other exciting features.

Take a champagne cruise down the river Seine in the evening to enjoy the beautiful, shining lights of Paris at night – including the stunning, lit-up Eiffel Tower.

Nightlife

Moulin Rouge, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult

Moulin Rouge, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult

Paris is well known for its famous cabaret, Moulin Rouge, which features cancan dancers and other fantastic displays. There’s also a wide range of restaurants to eat at, including everything from street-vendor rotisserie chicken to bistros and Michelin-star restaurants.

The rich diversity of wine bars, pubs and eateries in Paris further instills the classical, romantic view of the city throughout the world.

Le Richer, in the 10th Arr., is a fantastic-value bistro and cafe. The food is beautifully and lovingly cooked with a mouth-watering braised beef cheek on the menu.

Shopping

Shops in the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult

Shops in the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult

The famous Champs-Élysées runs for almost 2km and is home to a wide range of designer stores, high-street shops, and cafes, bars and restaurants. At the end of the avenue you’ll find the famous Arc de Triomphe.

Shakespeare and Company, situated in the Latin Quarter, is an homage to the original bookstore which closed in the 1940s. This eccentric shop is brimming with charm from the moment you walk in, and the rows of books, antique sections and reading nooks make it a wonderful Parisian experience and not just a store.

Transport

Iconic Métro sign, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult

Iconic Métro sign, Paris. Photograph by Graham Soult

Paris has two international airports, Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly as well as an extensive and well-used Métro system which runs all across the city. Buy books of 10 tickets at any of the stations to ensure you can always get to where you need to be.

Visit Paris’ official tourism website for more information on attractions, accommodation and upcoming events: https://en.parisinfo.com/.

Looking to get to Paris and around? Check out Kiwi.com for flights to Paris from the UK, Hoppa for Paris airport transfers and taxis, and HotelsClick.com for Paris hotel options.

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  1. Zbyszek says:

    Paris is the most romantic place I know. I love this city. Hope to come back there some day

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