Paris is a spellbinding city that oozes style, passion and flair. The French capital can be welcoming and aloof all at once, but it has an incredible charm that makes it somewhere you simply must visit. With fascinating history, culture and attractions, not to mention lashings of romance, use our guide to Paris to help you get the most out of your time in this wonderful city.
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.