Nicknamed the ‘City of Light’, Paris is an elegant and time-honoured city with a rich cultural history and classic spirit. Everything about the capital oozes elegance, from its world-famous landmarks and rich art history, to its fine dining and luxury fashion. Discover iconic artefacts at the Musée du Louvre, enjoy a picnic lunch at Luxembourg Gardens, or fall in love while looking out over the city’s moonlit landscape on top of the Eiffel Tower.
Things to do
Whether you’re enjoying a romantic getaway with your significant other or a cultural retreat with best friends, a city break in Paris caters to one and all. Some of the world’s most iconic attractions are housed here, including the Eiffel Tower and Musée du Louvre. Wander the grand boulevards, stopping off for a hearty lunch at a cosy bistro.
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to attractions in Paris, which has an array of top class museums and fabulous architecture. It doesn’t get much more iconic that the Eiffel Tower, which is one of the world’s most famous landmarks. You’ll have plenty of pictures just from your visit to the tower alone, but save some space on your memory card for other picture-perfect spots like Notre-Dame Cathedral and Montmartre.
Paris has a reputation for romance, and with good reason. The Seine snakes its way through the heart of the city, which gives it an alluring charm. You can stroll along the river and browse the street stalls for one-off buys before criss-crossing your way from bank to bank over pretty bridges and stumbling across landmarks like the Champs-Élysées and the Jardins du Trocadéro. Explore the alleys and side streets and find a quiet corner in a cosy café or settle down for a candlelit meal for two.
The Parisian cuisine’s something to savour while you’re in town. Whether you have a set meal in a traditional little eatery or quite literally push the boat out and go for an opulent dinner cruise along the river, the food in Paris is a treat. After you’ve eaten go for some cocktails in Pigalle before seeing a show at the Moulin Rouge, or dance the night away in one of the city’s late night clubs.