Paris Travel Tips
Paris is a city to be immersed in, with boulevards, monuments, works of art and magical lights. It's a city to taste: cheese, chocolate, wine, bread. And it's a city to hear: opera, jazz or world music, or perhaps you just like the sound of the metro cars whooshing by on their rubber wheels.
First-time visitors often arrive in Paris with all sorts of expectations: of grand vistas, of intellectuals discussing weighty matters in cafes, of romance along the Seine, of sexy cabaret revues. It's all here, but don't forget to explore a little and see Paris' backstreets too.
Can you imagine going halfway around the world, finally catching a train to Versailles to see the massive palace and gardens that you’ve studied in art history and seen in films such as Sofia ...
Because Paris is a major transportation hub in Europe, chances are you’ll be passing through the City of Light – and if you do a little finagling, you can spend one unforgettable day there before ...
Written by miikiem, July 2012
Location fantastic! The decor stunning,clean and glamorous.If you prefer a bit more space go for the high end room as its affordable.Reception is helpful and informative and its located so you ...
Written by Viator, May 2013
The phrase 'Impressionist' was coined in late 19th-century Paris when an art critic used it to describe an exhibition showcasing Monet's Sunrise oil painting. The work's patchy textures, created ...
Winter is closing in on Paris so it’s time to find places to get warm. For an authentic Parisian experience off the tourist beat and very relaxing, head to the Paris Mosque. This place is an oasis. ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
It would be a big mistake to think of the Louvre as only a storehouse for the past. Although the collection is an historic one and is set in the magnificent ex-palace building which has been an ...
Paris is one of the
world’s top 5 favourite places in which to welcome in the new year. Not
really surprising – it’s gorgeous, it’s romantic, and it has wonderful
champagne. This is a city of ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, December 2012
is one of the world’s top 5 favorite places in which to welcome in the
new year. Not really surprising – it’s gorgeous, it’s romantic, and it
has wonderful champagne. This is a city of ...
Written by Viator, November 2010
Between Paris and the English Channel lies the region of Normandy, abounding in historic sites, moody countryside and culinary hotspots. You can visit some of the area’s highlights on a day trip from ...
The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is having a big birthday in 2013, and the church has already started hosting celebrations. The biggest thing is arguably the fact that Notre Dame is getting quite a ...
Written by Skootre, USA, October 2010
Robert et Louise is a small restaurant without a lot of frills. The curtains are chintzy, the place has a real rustic feel, and you wouldn't notice it from the outside unless you knew what to look ...
Written by Christine, USA, January 2013
Documented by the sometimes whimsical paintings of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and continuing to capture our imagination today, the tradition of Paris cabarets dates back to early 1880s, when Le Chat ...
Paris is about beauty. Not just its art, or its fashion, or even its inhabitants, but the design of the city itself: the buildings and street layout. It’s also a very dense city with narrow streets, ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, March 2012
Spring is a happy time in Paris ;
everyone’s emerging from their winter hibernation and venturing back
onto the streets and into the parks and cafes. You might need to take a
jacket and scarf ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, July 2011
Experience the joys of jazz in the botanical gardens with the international Paris Jazz Festival. The program explores the crossovers and musical forms of Jazz, through Sunday picnic concerts, ...
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