The City of Lights, the city of love, Lutece, Paname… it’s no wonder that Paris has so many names, given its history and its aura of fascination. The French capital is a treasure trove, from its splendid museums to its elegant boulevards, from the famous monuments to the atmospheric bistros. Even though it’s one of the most popular destinations on Earth, Paris always manages to surprise visitors with its dreamy hidden corners and its hidden charms.
Start your trip to Paris visiting the world-renowned attractions: the iconic Eiffel Tower and the spectacular view of the city from the top; the astonishing Louvre, the most visited art museum in the world; the imposing Arc du Triomphe; the magnificent Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame; the Pompidou Centre, which houses the best collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe; the Musée d’Orsay, the Mecca of Impressionist art.
It’s impossible to describe all that Paris has to offer in a few lines without risking missing something, so it’s important to carefully plan your tourist routes. Don’t forget, however, to shut your travel guide and enjoy the pleasure of strolling aimlessly through the city’s splendid quartiers, looking out for art galleries, fashion shops, appealing restaurants, and cultural centres. The bohemian Marais will make you will think you are on a filmset, at Montmartre you will feel you are a 19th-century artist, the Quartier Latin will plunge you into its multicultural atmosphere, Bastille is the place for night fun and for a vast choice of restaurants, and in Saint-Germain-des-Prés you will discover Paris’s most picturesque and refined soul.
When you need a break, sit by the banks of the Seine or in one of the city’s wonderful gardens, like the Jardin du Luxembourg or Buttes-Chaumont Park. Close your eyes for a moment while you relax savouring a macaron or a croissant. Enjoy a moment of perfect peace and allow yourself to be taken over by the power of Paris – the city that makes all visitors fall in love with her.