Paris – City of Light and Romance. Paris is the most elegant and romantic city in the world, full of charm, culture and magnificent monuments. There is not the best time to visit the city, visiting Paris in each of the four seasons has its own individual awards, but it is often said that spring and autumn present Paris in its most picturesque version.
Paris invites you to explore, by far the best way to discover Paris is on foot, it’s pure pleasure, you’ll discover hidden squares, mysterious passages and fascinating views that excite and delight you as you wander the narrow, romantic and shady streets.
Places to visit in Paris:
Start by visiting the first most powerful symbol of Paris, the 984-foot high Eiffel Tower. Built in 1889, the tower dominates the panorama of Paris to reach the viewpoints (better still by elevator) on the second floor (115 meters. To reach the observation deck at the top of the tower (276 meters, visitors must use the second elevator. Getting to the top of the tower is a great achievement and the best views of the city welcome you. Interesting facts: The tower is almost entirely made of pure iron, 2.5 million rivets were used during the construction of the tower, only one worker died during the construction of the tower and this was during the installation of the lift system, 50 tons of paint is needed to paint the entire tower from top to bottom.
Now for the second most powerful symbol of Paris, Notre-Dame (Our Lady of Paris in French). This stunning Gothic masterpiece was created between 1163 and 1345. The cathedral is massive and can hold up to 6,000 people, dominated by three spectacular and huge rose windows with a diameter of 13.1 meters as well as a large 7,800-pipe organ. Walk 387 steps to the top (there is no lift) of the South Tower to enjoy more spectacular views of the city panorama.
Germain, a famous meeting place for many local artists, with many intimate cafes and fascinating antiquarian shops scattered along cobbled streets and shady corridors. Take a long walk up the shiny Champs-Elysees, France’s most famous avenue, stretching from the Arc de Triomphe to Place dela Concorde. This is a chic area in Paris where fashion, wealth and higher class meet, mix and live; here you’ll find famous department stores such as Galerie Lafayette and Printemps. The Montmartre stretches from the great opera boulevards, the lively Pigalle and Clignancourt flea market and the Sacre Coeur basilica. Slowly descend down Grands Boulevards with their wide, shady tree-lined passageways; look for famous and exciting theatrical venues and world-famous restaurants.
Paris – interesting places to visit: Plan a visit to the stunning Louvre (one of the largest and most important art museums in the world) with many masterpieces, including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Tip: Admission to the museum is free on the first Sunday of each month. Visit the Pompidou Centre, the most visited museum in France, and then visit the Musee d’Orsay to enjoy a spectacular and privileged view of the world’s largest collection of Impressionist quality art. Visit Versailles with its mirror room, magnificent gardens and a glimpse into the queen’s private apartments.
Travels through Paris:
Paris has an excellent public transport system consisting of buses and an extensive underground metro. The metro is divided into five zones spreading from the city centre, ticket prices vary according to the number of zones travelled. Using the “Paris Visitors’ Ticket”, which is valid for one, two, three or five days, the ticket also allows discounts to some tourist destinations and tourist attractions, including various museums, galleries and restaurants. Taxis are easily accessible and can be visited at the roadside or at taxi stops.
City guides – Tourist bus:
The popular L’OpenTour Bus is a great way to get to know the sights and sounds of Paris, all thanks to the advantages of the open, double-decker bus. Tip – book your tickets before you travel if possible. The bus stops at over 30 major attractions and you can get on and off as often as you like.
Nightlife in Paris:
Nightlife revolves around many popular cafes, authentic bistros and restaurants. If you are on a budget, look for a fixed price menu ‘Menu Prix Fixe’ or ‘Plat du Jour’ in small restaurants in St. Germain, Montmartre or on Montparnasse Boulevard. If you are looking for something special and are prepared to splash the cash, try Le Doyen at Champs Elysees, chef Christian Le Squer is discreet but very talented, also try La Tour d’ Argent overlooking Notre Dame, especially if you are looking for “