Vacation To Paris, Romantic Cities, Paris Travel Tips

February 12, 2008 by  
Filed under Europe Vacations

Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. It’ s history, culture, excellent restaurants, superb wine and beautiful walks make Paris a perfect destination for a vacation. Paris, the city of light, has many of the world’s most visited attractions,. Among them, the Eiffel tower, the Louvre palace, the Notre-Dame cathedral and the near-by Versailles palace are truly unique. The business district of La Défense with the Grande Arche from Danish architect Otto von Spreckelsen testifies to the economic and artistic vitality of Paris.

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is  the universal symbol of Paris. You may go early in the morning to avoid the crowds and pop the question atop the Eiffel Tower after enjoying the beautiful views of Paris.

A unique opportunity to discover the diversity and authenticity of agriculture in France, the International Agricultural Show looks forward to welcoming you between 23 february and 2 March, at Paris expo- Porte de Versailles.

Paris hosts 180 museums and sights open to the public, mostly from 10am to 6pm. Some propose a late opening on one day. National museums are closed on Tuesdays, except Versailles and Orsay closed on Monday.

Champs Elysees

Bastille Quarter & Bastille Opera: Landmark of the French Revolution better known today as a hip district hosting the new opéra.

Opera: The original one built by Garnier in 1875 & Opera Bastille from 1989.

La Concorde: This vast and elegant symbol of reconciliation after the revolution displays the 3000 years old Luxor’s obelisk.

Notre Dame: The major french religious building, masterpiece of gothic architecture.

Place des Vosges/Le Marais: A famous early 17th century square with some of the most beautiful parisian apartments in the middle of a middle-age district.

Arc de Triomphe: This arch was built in memory of Napoléon’s Great Army at the top of the Champs-Elysées.

Les Invalides

Saint Sulpice Church: The Church of Saint Sulpice, the famous location of the Da Vinci Code.

Versailles: The Sun-king palace in Versailles is half an hour by train from Paris.

Disneyland Paris: The first leisure/theme park of Europe.

Invalides: The major dome of Paris hosting Napoleon’s ashes is part of a majestic hospital ordered by the Sun-king.

La Defense: The 21 st century skyscrapers business district erected outside the western city-limits of Paris was recently enriched by the spectacular Grande Arche.