With its iconic landmarks, world-famous cuisine and luxurious parks and museums, it’s fair to say that there is a certain je ne sais quoi surrounding Paris. Arguably one of the best destinations to embrace on your holidays in France, this vibrant city is an intoxicating blend of culture, romance and sophistication.
Scale the internal framework of the majestic Eiffel Tower and view the city from a new perspective. Discover the lure of the Bastille area at twilight with its edgy bars and hipster crowds. Revel in the thriving art scene of this historic city – from Da Vinci at The Louvre to the contemporary charm of La Maison Rouge. Whatever adventures you choose to embark on with your holidays to Paris, you’ll discover a great many things to do.
The City of Light
Paris is vast and diverse in style – from the bohemian atmosphere and meandering canals found in Menilmontant to the old-fashioned glamour of Champs-Elysees. Whether you’re craving 5-star luxury in the city centre or 3-star comfort on the outskirts of town, there is sure to be a place to rest your head on your Paris holidays.
Louvre and Les Halles is the ideal place for museum lovers and the beating heart of Paris. Home to the historic cathedral of Notre Dame, this area is renowned for its striking gothic architecture as well as its buzzing art and theatre scene.
The Latin Quarter is known for its literary heritage, favoured by writers such as Hemingway and Fitzgerald. Evoking images of bohemian Paris at its height, this vibrant area is renowned for its lively atmosphere and quaint bistros serving up a myriad of French cuisine.
Out and About in Paris
While the iconic landmarks of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are not to be missed, there are plenty of other things to see and do when on your holidays to Paris. Surprisingly enough, this buzzing city centre is also nuzzled next to a beach. During the summer months, the right bank of the Seine is lined with a stretch of white sands – ideal for topping up your tan. If you’d rather, view the famous river from afar with a luxurious river cruise.
Of course, Paris holidays are not complete without sampling some of the city’s delicious cuisine. Nestled in its winding streets are a menagerie of patisseries, artisan bakeries, street-side cafes and bistros. Re-create the famous spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp in a cobbled alleyway or experience the sheer indulgence of melt-in-the-mouth Pain au Chocolat for breakfast.
If you’d rather indulge your sense of adventure, take the short journey across the city to Disneyland. One of the best theme parks in Europe, this enchanting world offers adrenaline-inducing thrill rides, spectacular attractions and much-loved characters – all sprinkled with a hefty dose of magic.