You will always love Paris! Needless to say, visiting the magnifique capital of France is an absolute must at least once in a lifetime. From iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre to the best cuisine of the entire planet, there is so many things to experience! Fly to Paris and fall in love with the grand madame like so many wanderers before you.
Paris is all about larger than life art and culture: the city was meant to be inspired! Explore the greatest museums of the world: visit the breathtaking Louvre, the magnificent Musée d’Orsay or the futuristic Centre Pompidou. You must see the most amazing masterpieces in human history with your own eyes! In case you walk your feet off, do not worry: you will find the cosiest cafés in Paris. Croissants or champagne? Anything goes in the French capital!
Up for a shopping spree? Look no more: Paris is the fashion capital of the world for a reason! You can find numerous options of fabulous shopping here, no matter what you are looking for. Discover the world of luxury at Les Galeries Lafayette or explore the unique St. Ouen Flea Market for local antiques. Be a Parisienne for some days and get into the bargain shopping like a true local!
Bal in Versailles? For a relaxing day trip the Palace of Versailles near Paris is your ideal choice. Get to know the fabulous world of Marie Antoinette, and stroll down the extravagant gardens of this heavenly place.
The 324 m high metal tower is known as the symbol of Paris and France, which was built for the occasion of the World Exhibition in 1889. This majestic building is probably one of the most recognizable monuments in the world. From the upper floors you can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of Paris.
The Gothic Notre Dame is one of the best known cathedrals in the world. The construction lasted 180 years and was finished in 1345. In the mid 1800's the cathedral was renovated thanks to the success of Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the renewed interest to the Gothic architecture. The building was restored with a bell tower and decorated with the well-known gargoyles by Eugéne Viollet-le-Duc.
The Louvre was opened officially in 1793. It presents the art treasures of the kings of France. The huge permanent collection includes French, Spanish, Italian and North European sculptures and Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Egyptian and Oriental monuments. The museum has amazing collections of paintings, including French, Dutch, German, Italian, Flemish and Spanish from the mid-13th century until the middle of the 19th century. Mona Lisa is the most famous work of art in the museum.
The Métropolitain of Paris is made up of 16 lines and approximately 300 stops. Trains are running from 05:30 AM to 01:15 AM on weekdays, and to 02:15 on weekends. Stations are either marked by the 'M' sign or the Art Noveau station entrances designed by Hector Guimard.
The RER (lines from A to E) trains are not only connecting suburban areas with the city but the lines are running under Paris diagonally, including stations under center. If you want to visit Disneyland, take line A to 'Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy'.
Numerous bus lines go across the entire city. If you consider traveling by bus, allow extra time as traffic can be really heavy. During the night, night buses called as 'Noctilien' go around Paris and Paris region.
If you want to live the life of Parisian youth, buy some baguette and cheese, together with a bottle of wine and have a picnic (or in French, pique-nique) on the bank of Seine (or the Saint-Louis island).
La Défense is the high-rise and modern business area of Paris. Among the skyscrapers, you can find the 'Grande Arche de la Défense' built in the 1980s, after a competition for designing the modern version of Arc de Triomphe.
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