Paris Travel Guide

TRAVEL GUIDE, PARIS

OVERVIEW

Ernest Hemingway described Paris as a ‘moveable feast’ – it pleases you wherever you go, even long after you have left, and Paris is indeed, a feast for the senses. It is as much for the gourmand, as for the art lover; for the architect, the historian, the glamorous vixens who want designer shops and cocktails at dawn and for the down-and-out writers steeped in Bohemia walking the Seine by night listening to the distant sound of jazz.

It embraces the stylish and avant garde – evidenced by the beautiful Parisian dress and by the plethora of restaurants, bars, theatres and galleries – at the same time as being deeply traditional, never quite able to shake off the reputation for arrogance and hauteur, both of which somehow add to the charm.

After all, they have a lot to be arrogant about, from the grand boulevards of the Champs-Élysées and the magnificence of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, down to the winding back streets and Belle Epoque arcades of Saint-Germain-des-Pres.

The Parisian poet Baudelaire conceived the concept of the flaneur meaning ‘a person who walks the city in order to experience it’. Take to the streets of Paris and feed your senses.

FAST FACTS

  • Nearest Airport: Charles de Gaulle Airport
  • Best Time to Visit Paris: April-June, September-October
  • Currency: EUR
  • Languages: French

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There are plenty of places to visit in Paris that will leave you spellbound. Steeped in history, Paris leaves an amazing impression on travellers and is often considered as one of the most glamorous cities in the world. Observe the majestic Eiffel Tower or take in panoramic views of the city atop the monument, relive history at the Chateau de Versailles that once housed the royal family or wander through the Grande Mosquee to take in the stunning architecture of the city—there’s never a dull day here. For those who can brave a spooky site, a visit to Catacombe de Paris—a mausoleum for the dead—is a must. The museums of Paris are worth a visit too—whether it is the Musee de Louvre, the Musee de Orsay or the Musee Gustave Moreau—all are equally amusing. With culture and glamour juxtaposed, a tour of Paris will offer you some fascinating experiences

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  • Paris’ eclectic shopping scene

    Get lost in a maze of lanes in Rue de Rennes, visit Marché du Pont de l'Alma for its, cheeses, bread, wines, fresh fruits and vegetables, and homemade pâtés, or walk amidst the labyrinth Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt; the city of Paris is home to an eclectic shopping scene. From road-shops that are known for their street fashion, and glitzy malls selling everything from clothing to electronics, to markets that house plenty of food stalls, you’ll find everything here.

  • Fashion

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  • Daytrips to Make from Paris

    Romance is in the Parisian air, and they say that once you arrive, you might be so overwhelmed, that you won’t want to leave. There is a certainly lot to do in Paris, but also outside it. Daytrips to make from Paris are essentials of your Paris vacation. If you have more than a week in hand, then I would recommend looking just outside the city boundaries for a little more romance.

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