Paris is possibly the most romantic city in the world to visit, it is hard to imagine a person that hasn’t had the desire to visit the stunning French capital. Culture and romance ooze out of every street corner, and Paris is home to some of the most famous sites on the planet, so it’s no wonder that Paris was the number one most visited city in the world last year. Learn to accept the crowds, ignore them as best you can and remember why you’re here. A world class city full of world class food, shows and sights. Enjoy.
Read on to find out how to have a magical time in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Where to stay
There are a multitude of accommodation options for those that visit and these can range from dorm rooms in hostels to something a bit more exclusive with a large number of luxury hotels in Paris. Whatever your budget there is somewhere to stay for every type of traveller.
The attractions of Paris and its surrounds are some of the most magical places to visit in Europe and probably the world. Some places you should visit are:
The Eiffel Tower
This is one of the main reasons that people come to Paris and there are many ways to view and visit the Eiffel tower. The most scenic and interesting way of viewing the tower is from the Trocadero Metro station, this gives a full view of the tower and has a large set of stairs leading down to the tower and the river Seine. There are also a number of water fountains that perform a fascinating show.
Queueing to go to the top of the tower can take a long time, so why not climb the stairs, you will surely appreciate the spectacular views of Paris from the tower even more.
The Latin Quarter
This is a lively area in the middle of Paris that is known for its atmosphere, bistros and student life. It gets its name from the Middle Ages when Latin was the common language used in universities throughout Europe, there are still many educational establishments and universities in this area.
The Palace of Versailles
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a chateau in suburban Paris that was once a royal residence. It was here that the Treaty of Versailles was signed after World War I, it features an opulent palace with extensive gardens that need to be seen to be believed.
Be sure to go early as this is an extremely popular attraction and the queues can be well over an hour!
Just a word of warning for the romantic guys out there though, be careful bringing your girlfriend here for an impromptu city break, Paris has the highest number of proposals per person per city in the world, and be sure that your partner is well aware – so she may be expecting more than just a nice dinner and bottle of wine!