Charming, romantic, dazzling…Paris is arguably the most beautiful city in Europe. The French capital radiates worldwide thanks to its unique culture, splendid architecture, vibrant nightlife and fashion vanguard. Paris oozes romanticism and passion with a je-ne-sais-quoi that feels so French! Don’t look any further for the perfect romantic getaway…From urban escapades through picturesque neighborhoods to cultural outings and historical tours; Paris concentrates the quintessential French charms. Even if you visit during wintertime, you will enjoy the city to the fullest.
Paris, capital of love
Whether it is your first time in Paris or whether you have been coming for years, the magic of Paris never ceases to fascinate. Montmartre, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Trocadéro, the Eiffel Tower, the Seine: Paris abounds with not-to-be-missed landmarks. The list of places visitors should absolutely see gets comically long when it comes to Paris. The city concentrates an exceptional collection of 180 museums and monument.
But as romantic as it might be, Paris is also a very family-friendly destination. If you are traveling with children, you will find the French capital overflows with kids activities and attractions. From amusements parks, to splendid Parisian gardens and kid-specific cultural attractions, choosing will be the hardest part of your trip! Palais de la Découverte features interactive science experiments while the Cité des enfants, a children’s museum, offers exhibits explained in French and English. At the Museum of Natural History, visit the Children’s Gallery and its fascinating family-oriented exhibits. Last but not least, only minutes from the city, Disneyland Paris awaits families for an enchanted interlude.
Famous for the Sacré-Cœur basilica which crowns the highest point, la butte Montmartre (Montmartre hill) has all the charm of a little village. Explore its steep cobbled streets, with tiny houses and former artists' studios, all just as they were. You can even find a vineyard in this area if you know where to look!
Numerous must-see sights can be found around Montmartre, from Place du Tertre to the famous Moulin Rouge.
As well as being home to some 15,000 plants of 8,500 different species, the Jardin des Plantes also houses the Natural History Museum, and a small menagerie.
Enjoy a moment of complete tranquillity as you stroll among the flowers, visit the museum's galleries and the tropical greenhouses, or meet the animals who live in the garden.
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The museum houses close to 35,000 works, including Western art from the Medieval period to 1848, but also applied arts and items from ancient and oriental civilisations.
As you wander through the various wings of the Louvre, you can admire masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, the Vénus de Milo and the Raft of the Medusa.
Admission prices :
Full price : 15 €
Up to 17 years : Free
Unemployed : Free
Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December
Dedicated to the study of non-Western civilizations, the museum invites you to discover other cultures, from far flung places in Asia, Africa, Oceania and America. A veritable cultural voyage awaits you, with some 300,000 works exhibited, and numerous temporary exhibitions programmed throughout the year.
The building itself is architecturally surprising. Don't miss the vertical garden on the external wall, designed by Patrick Blanc.
Admission prices :
Full price : 10 €
Reduced price : 7 €
To leave and eat
If you want a drink, forget looking at the menu, it doesn't exist. Instead talk to the barmen who will make you a cocktail depending on your individual tastes. Enjoy a tailor made cocktail just for you at Bisou!
There are also some snacks available if you want something to nibble on.
L'Alcazar's menu revisits the great classics of French cuisine, using the freshest produce from all around France.
Traditional, yet modern and elegant, L'Alcazar restaurant attracts a stylish Parisian and international crowd.
The food is at a level befitting the setting; here you will find refined and elegant dishes which are colourful and beautifully presented. There's always a subtle blend of flavours and a few Mediterranean touches.
On the weekend, Maison Blanche turns into a chic, trendy nightclub after dinner.
As for the food, the Chalet des Iles respects the French culinary tradition, offering an array of classic and delicious dishes on the menu, showcasing seasonal produce. A special place that's a real hit with food-lovers.