Also known as the City of Light, Paris the single most popular destination for tourists from all over the world. Paris has more than 11 million people and is divided into Districts. While many people in Paris speak English, understand that many will have a difficult time with it (especially if they’re older).
There are hundreds of things to see and do in Paris and no visit there would be complete without a trip to the Eiffel Tower one of the most famous landmarks anywhere. Don’t forget to take the opportunity to visit Pere Lachaise Cemetery or the Catacombs and you’ll see many historic gravesites and burial grounds.
Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most impressive cathedrals that exists - it is this location that was the inspiration for the Hunchback of Notre Dame - there is also Sacre Coeur (church perched on the highest point in Paris) and Sainte Chapelle where you’ll see large stained glass windows some of which go all the way to the vaulted ceiling.
Museum lovers will be treated to some world class museum opportunities in Paris - of course everyone knows the Louvre - you should aware that touring the museums is a long process - the breathtaking arts range from artists of the 19th Century, modern art, private collections of French, Italian, Dutch artists, Picasso, Rodin, Delacroix, Invalides (museum of arms and armor), Carnavalet (noted for artefacts), Cluny (medieval museum), Le Musee de L’AP-HP (medical history museum) and many more. Museum lovers of all types are surely to find one or more museums that will meet their needs.
It is not unusual for tourists in Paris to take advantage of some of the great biking tours such as Bike About Tours where you can get an inside look at the city, or the hot air balloons at Paris from Above, and if you’re a wine lover you won’t want to miss O’Chateau wine tasting opportunities or for those who love the water, check out Vedettes de Paris sightseeing cruise.
Almost every month you will find some type of a festival going on - January offers a furniture trade fair, February a rugby tournament, March is fashion week, May is the French Open, June offers Parisian gardens, July of course is Bastille Day, August offers a reuniting of international rock stars while September offers a jazz festival and finally October offers an arts all nighter and fashion week. If you are going to be in Paris find out when these festivals are open for a real taste of Paris!
Paris is second only to London in the variety of offerings for a fine dining experience and a booming night life. No matter what you’re looking for in a dining experience you’re sure to find it from casual and affordable to dressy and upscale. For those interested in experiencing Paris’s night life, you’ll find cafes, bars, taverns and others that will appeal to any tastes.