One of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, Paris is right at the top of the wish-list for most travelers. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations and offers an unparalleled experience in culture, art, fashion and food.
Paris Sightseeing – Discover the City’s Iconic Attractions
Paris, the capital of France (and its largest city) is located on the river Seine. The city boasts of some of the most iconic and recognized landmarks. For many, Paris signtseeing begins with the Eiffel Tower, which is the most visited tourist site in the world, and the one monument that symbolizes Paris. Other attractions on a Paris sightseeing tour are Arc de Triomphe (which honors those who fought and died for France), Notre Dame de Paris (France’s principal cathedral), Pantheon (the final resting place of several of France’s greats, such as Voltaire, Marie Curie, and Victor Hugo), Chateau de Versailles (France’s most wonderful palace) and many more. The Seine itself is also a major Paris sightseeing destination along with Pont Neuf, which is the oldest standing bridge across the river.
Paris Travelguide – Soak in the Culture
Apart from historical monuments, a Paris travelguide would be incomplete without a mention of its numerous museums and galleries. The Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world and the most visited art museum as well. The main attraction is of course, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The Louvre also houses works of other masters such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Carvaggio etc. Other museums include Les Invalides (the museum of arms and armor), the Picasso Museum, the Rodin Museum and Musee d’Orsay (housing France’s national collection of paintings including those by Renoir, Monet, and Cezanne, amongst others). Another must-visit destination in a Paris travelguide is the Avenue des Champs-Elysees, lined with restaurants, cafes, theatres and high street shops.
Paris Visit – Shop and Eat
Paris is the fashion capital as well as the gourmet capital of the world. Little wonder then that the city offers the best of fashionable and trendy high-end couture as well as the second largest number of Michelin star restaurants (after Tokyo) in the world. Some of the best shopping areas in Paris are Le Marais, Rue Saint-Honore, Avenue des Champs-Elysees and Quartier Saint-Germain-des-Pres. A Paris visit would be incomplete without sampling some of the delicious French cuisine and the city is dotted with numerous cafes, restaurants and brasseries to choose from. However, eating and drinking in Paris is quite expensive, so research some budget and mid-range options before you go.