Sightseeing and things to do in Paris
Undoubtedly one of the most awe-inspiring things to do in Paris is to explore the Eiffel Tower. As beautiful as it is vast, this 120-year-old steel icon is still a joy to approach from any direction and the view from the top (if you can brave the high winds) is enough to leave anyone speechless.
No time spent sightseeing in Paris is complete without an amble round the Jardins de Tuileries, one of the oldest public gardens in Europe, which becomes a focal point for Parisian life during the long hot summer months when locals and tourists alike assemble to frolic among its ornate trees and play the occasional game of Petanque.
Introduction to Paris
For all that is said about Paris being the most beautiful and romantic city in the world, even the most hardened cynic cannot fail to be struck by its charms and beauty.
The City of Lights is a one-of-a-kind, with an aesthetic and soul all of its own. From the art deco inspiration of the Metropolitan signs which mark the entry to the city's sprawling underground network, to the ornate sensibility of the Napoleonic Arc de Triomphe, there is so much to catch the eye when sightseeing in Paris.
Made even more famous by the movie Moulin Rouge, the area of Montmartre once housed the seedy underbelly of Parisian life and while it is still home to establishments offering some of the more clandestine diversions of the city, it has become a stunning locale full of entertainment and nightlife to suit all tastes.
Visitors on Paris tours should take time to explore this city because, for every world-famous attraction there are perhaps a dozen more less-known things to do and see in Paris, with a plethora of vibrant cultural activities and places to discover.
Paris’ most famous Cabaret, the dazzling "Feerie" show at the Moulin Rouge has been enthralling visitors since the late 19th century.
The most iconic landmark in Paris and perhaps one of the most recognisable in the world, the view of Paris from the top is breathtaking
Much of Parisian life takes place along the banks of the Seine Many of Paris’ most beautiful landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame lie on the riverbanks. A Seine Cruise is a wonderful way to enjoy this scenery.
The Palace of Versailles
A former residence of the French Royal family wandering among the impeccable gardens and grandiose corridors of the Palace of Versailles is a must-do in Paris.
On the outside, the Louvre, among the world’s finest art galleries effortlessly blends classical architecture with the distinctive modern pyramid. On the inside it is a treasure trove of fine art, including its most famous exhibit; the Mona Lisa
Worthy of its nickname of "the Magical Kingdom" - Disneyland Paris is a spectacular fantasy world sure to delight children of all ages.
The bohemian heart of Paris, Montmartre has attracted artists and free thinkers for centuries, past residents include Picasso and Dali. The hill of Montmartre is topped by the Sacre Couer and offers wonderful views of Paris.
The Champs Elysees and the Arc d’ Triomphe
Known as "La Plus Belle Avenue de Monde" (The most beautiful avenue in the world), the wide boulevard of the Champs Elysees is lined with luxury stores and charming cafes which lead to the grand Arc d' Triomphe.
The Latin Quarter
The Latin Quarter is one of Paris’ most historic districts, it is also one of its liveliest – home to a selection of bustling cafes, bars and Bistro’s.
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