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.