Paris


One of the quintessential cities of love, Paris is a magical mix of stunning architecture, exquisite cuisine, chic boutiques, and sweeping boulevards.

Iconic Landmarks

Of course, when one conjures up images of Paris, the first thing that comes to mind is the Eiffel Tower. One of Paris’ most iconic images – in fact, it could be argued that it is one of the world’s most iconic symbols – as impressive as it is, it certainly is not the only example of amazing architecture in the city. The Arc de Triomphe, the Basilica of the Sacre-Coeur, Notre Dame, the Louvre Museum (which h...

One of the quintessential cities of love, Paris is a magical mix of stunning architecture, exquisite cuisine, chic boutiques, and sweeping boulevards.

Iconic Landmarks

Of course, when one conjures up images of Paris, the first thing that comes to mind is the Eiffel Tower. One of Paris’ most iconic images – in fact, it could be argued that it is one of the world’s most iconic symbols – as impressive as it is, it certainly is not the only example of amazing architecture in the city. The Arc de Triomphe, the Basilica of the Sacre-Coeur, Notre Dame, the Louvre Museum (which houses another Paris icon, the Mona Lisa) and the Palais Garnier are just a fraction of some of the amazing sights you can see on a visit to Paris.

A Foodie Paradise

French cuisine is famous around the world for being one of the best and there is no better place to try some French classics like boeuf bourguignon or bouillabaisse than the capital. But there are also a number of dishes you can try that are specific to Paris, such as Le Hachis Parmentier, a Parisian version of cottage pie, Le Flan Parisien, a flan with a broken dough bottom and lightly browned, and Le Croque Monsieur, a double-sided toasted sandwich of ham and cheese. Do not forget to visit a Parisian bakery to try out some of the country’s exquisite pastries.

Fantastic Shopping

For Parisians, shopping is not so much a hobby as an art form. Some of the world’s best-known designer brands are French – Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, to name a few – and they definitely helped pave the way for Paris to become one of the world’s shopping hotspots. The famous Golden Triangle made up of the Champs Elysees, Avenue Georges V, and Avenue Montaigne is where you can find most international brands. But it is not just designer and high-street fashion that Paris do well at. The city is also well known for being a haven of vintage and antique shopping, with an abundance of shops, boutiques, and flea markets selling all kinds of second-hand goods.

Full of Art and History

One of Paris’ biggest draws is the vast amount of art and history that can be taken in just a short space of time. Paris boasts 130 museums within its limits, some of them worldwide famous names. The Louvre, best known for housing Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, has around 38,000 objects on display spanning the entirety of human existence. The Musee d’Orsay and the Pompidou Centre are also popular with art lovers. If you want to delve into a different side of Paris history, there are plenty of places to visit. The Edith Piaf Museum celebrates the life of this Parisian legend. Immortalized in Victor Hugo’s novel Les Miserables, it is possible to visit the sewers under the city at the Museum of the Sewers. And as the capital of perfumery, how could anyone miss out on a visit to the Perfume Museum?

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