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Tip for Travelling in Paris – The City of Light

Paris will always awe and inspire you no matter how many times you visit. Weaving your way between museums, galleries, chic boutiques and world famous landmarks require the following travel tips.


Must See Sights of Paris: Eiffel Tower and More

Goes without saying that the Eiffel Tower is the epitome of Paris and no trip is complete without a visit to the monument. Look forward to relaxing on the green lawns of Parc du Champ de Mars after. Do plan a trip across the Seine. From there you can head over to Jardins du Trocadero to take the perfect selfie with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Icon of the larger Seine Island Notre Dame Cathedral will always be the city's spiritual core and to become a true blooded Parisian you must climb the North Tower of the Cathedral and admire its gargoyle lined rooftop.


The Mona Lisa Beckons

Head over to the Louvre and admire timeless classics amongst which the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo will silently stun and amaze your senses. Right next door are the archetypal gardens of Jardin des Tuileries and also Jardin du Palais Royal. Next to these are the chic and elegant boutique precincts for some holiday shopping in style.


Centre Pompidou

From Jardin du Palais Royal you can walk to the beautiful surroundings of Centre Pompidou. The area is typically Parisian and offers loads of atmosphere with plenty of photo opportunities. This architectural marvel of the 20th century with its exterior escalators will surely impress. The place houses the National Museum of Art well known for its celebrated collection of 20th and 21st-century artworks. Head over to the rooftop and drink in the spectacular views across Paris. Dine at Le Georges, browse the museum souvenir shop and enjoy the marvellous ambiance at this iconic attraction which is a must visit when booking France tour packages.


Satisfy the Architecture Buff in You

A visit to Frank Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton is a must if you love culture and contemporary architecture. Located not far from Charles de Gaulle the site is easily accessed via Easy Go Shuttle and similar transport services aimed at visitors to Paris. You can combine this trip with a visit to Arc de Triomphe promising stunning vistas across the city.


Basilique du Sacre Coeur

Take a funicular ride up to iconic Basilique du Sacre Coeur where you can stand on the entrance steps and drink in the mesmerizing vistas across Paris. The interiors of the Cathedral are absolutely stunning while wandering along the hilly neighbourhood to the back of the Basilica will give you a taste of charming Parisian village life.


Eating in Paris

Indulging in the best French cuisine is a heavenly treat. Traditional eateries and gourmet outlets run by celebrity chefs are plentiful in the city. Frequent art nouveau brasseries like Bouillon Racine or chill at chic bistros Au Pied de Fouet located in St Germain. Enjoy a classic night out at gourmet restaurants such as Le Grand Lefour an 18th-century marvel serviced by illustrious chefs Guy Martin and David Toutain. Macaroons from Pierre Herme and éclairs from Éclair de Genie are legendary treats not to be missed.


Accommodation in Paris

Choosing varied accommodation types really depends on your budget and Paris does cater to all types of travellers. When choosing location though consider districts close to major sights that also offer easy shuttle links. Check for areas well serviced by restaurants and cafes such as the Right Bank district.

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