Paris

A City of Passion

One of the most romantic, and also one of the most visited cities in the world, Paris is a city full of passion, culture and style. With a host of attractions, from the iconic Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Pont Alexandre III, to the cultured Lourve and Orsay museums, from the architecturally modern Pompidou Centre, to the ancient Catacombs at Montparnasse or the marble crypts of Pere Lachaise Cemetery. Paris has enough to keep any visitor entertained.

Paris is also a gastronome's delight. You'll find simple food stalls selling paninis or crepes, cheap and cheerful bistro-style dining on the footpath and some of the most trendy and sought-after restaurants in the world. A visit to a Parasian cabaret is also a must-do experience. With a number of cabarets on offer, including the world-renowned Moulin Rouge, you'll find one to suit any budget.

There are numerous ways of seeing this amazing city; bicycle or segway tours, hop-on hop-off buses, a cruise on the River Seine, the efficient Paris Metro or just walking through the winding streets, Paris is a wonderful city to explore, and will yield surprises down every avenue

Insiders' Tips

  1. Explore the Catacombes de Paris: The underground ossuary is filled with caves and tunnels holding the remains of about six million people.
  2. Stay Standing: When at a cafe, opt for a coffee at the bar, as it will be cheaper than if seated at a table in the room or on the terrace.
  3. Flea to the Markets: One of the most popular flea markets in Paris, especially in summer, is the Clignancourt Flea Market in District 18.
  4. A Sacred View of the City: Take the Metro to Montamare and walk up to the Sacre Coeur for an amazing view of the city.
  5. Don't Leave without Seeing the Left: With less tourist attractions, Saint Germain-des-Pres on the Left Bank is full of bohemian art galleries and funky modern cafes.
  6. Pere Lachaise Cemetery is the largest in Paris, and home to famous French luminaries; authors, writes and musicians.

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