France’s fashionable capital, Paris is one of the chicest European capital cities and is at the forefront when it comes to fashion, art, food and culture. Paris is home to Gothic style architecture in the form of the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral. World-renowned streets lined with stores like Champs Elysees and not forgetting the phenomenal marvel which is non-other than the Eiffel Tower. This huge city has sites galore to keep you busy during your city break.
It’s the perfect location for families to enjoy a weekend break, it’s also the best romantic backdrop for a couples holiday. Groups of friends will have a great time here too, as the nightlife is lively and well worth the trip.
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Top Attractions in Paris
You’ll find many top attractions in the city of Paris, most notably the Eiffel Tower is a site to see. This iron structure really is magnificent in person. It’s equipped with stairs and lifts, so you can make your way to the mid-way point or even to the top if you’re feeling adventurous. Once you’ve made your way to the top of the tower, you’ll find a restaurant where you can dine. In addition, there are souvenir shops, but the most majestic thing about your trip to the top of the tower is the views. There are scenic panoramic views to be explored on the Eiffel Tower. Why not visit the Eiffel Tower at night time? It lights up and even sparkles with a flashing lights show for 10 minutes at the top of every hour.
Visit the national monument of the Arc de Triomphe. This arch was built in order to honour Napoleon’s victories, aside from the history that can be learnt here, there is also an observation deck. If you make your way to the top of the arch you can see the surrounding twelve avenues which surround this monument. The views of the rest of Paris are absolutely amazing too! Head to the Louvre to explore art, visit the Notre Dame to witness Gothic architecture at its finest and if you fancy some retail therapy, explore Champs Elysses.
Nightlife in Paris
Paris appeals to a range of different nightlife lovers. There is a variety of music that is played around Paris bars and clubs. Some districts within Paris can often get quite busy and overcrowded, especially in Bastille. However, there is something for everyone and to suit all tastes. There are traditional cafes and lovely restaurants for those who’d rather have a quieter night, relaxing with a couple drinks in tow. Classy nightclubs aren’t hard to come by either, so if you’d like to dress up and get your glamour on, Paris is the best place to do it. For music lovers, there are many live music venues dotted around Paris as a whole, especially in Bastille and Menilmontant.
Paris for Families
Paris is one of the best city breaks to go away with the kids. Mainly because of the fabulous world which is Disneyland Paris. It’s even better that Paris is close to home, so the travelling to Paris is easy, especially when the kids are tagging along. At Disneyland Paris, the whole family can have a great time. Visiting the theme parks and having fun on the thrilling attractions and rides. Kids can even meet their favourite Disney characters and get a picture or autograph from them. All in all, Disnleyland Paris is a wonderful break for the whole family to let loose and enjoy themselves.
Another family orientated day out can revolve around Parc Zoologique. This zoo contains woodland, a greenhouse, an aviary and even five ‘biozones’. The park has recently been renovated, in order to create yet more living space for the animals that live here. It’s a fantastic activity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and to shine a light on the protection of endangered species. The kids’ll be sure to have a great time here learning about and watching the animals.
Action and Adventure in Paris
Believe it or not, there are quite a few exhilarating activities to sign up for in Paris. If you’re a thrillseeker, no doubt you’re looking for the most exciting things to do in the city. Perhaps, water skiing on the river Seine sounds good? It’s a fun sport to participate in and you’ll be right in the centre of the city as you’re doing it. Depending on which company you book with, you may even get to enjoy a lovely lunch on a rooftop terrace overlooking the river Seine once you’re done exploring Paris by water. If discovering Paris by water isn’t up your street, perhaps exploration of the city by air is. Air balloon over Paris for wonderful views and a less intense experience. This calming activity is wonderful for a dose of adventure during your Paris city break.
Shopping in Paris
Calling all shopaholics! It's time for a weekend trip to Paris, one of the shopping capitals of the world. High street stores, large department stores, small boutique shops.... the list goes on. If you'd love to stock up on some essentials, designer clothes or simply have a look around, you'll be in shopping heaven in Paris. Head down Champs Elysees, Paris' main boulevard for hardcore shopping. Here, you'll find everything from clothes to skincare and makeup. Whatever it is you're interested in buying, a trip to Paris will not disappoint.
Wine and Dine in Paris
Paris plays host to a selection of different cuisines, national and international. You’re bound to find something that suites your taste buds in this city. If French cuisine appeals to you, there is no better time to try it than during your city break in Paris. The Parisians love oysters, so you will find loads of restaurants around Paris which sell this aphrodisiac. Aside from that, you will find baguettes with a range of fillings. Steak-frites is also a well-known dish in Paris, a simple one yet satisfying to anyone who eats it. Grilled steak teamed with chips, as well as a variety of sauces. Why not have a traditional French breakfast and have a croissant? There are loads of fresh bakeries in Paris selling lovely crossaints among other pastries.
Paris for Couples
Paris city breaks were made for couples, cobblestoned streets and beautiful architecture and sites make this city very romantic. The perfect way to embrace this city is simply by taking a pleasant stroll around Paris. In the evening, it is simply stunning as various sites are lit up like the Eiffel Tower. In fact, it is a good idea to climb up to the top of the Eiffel Tower and admire the breath-taking views with your partner. If it’s views that you’re looking for during your romantic getaway, the Sacre-Coeur viewpoint in Montmatre is wonderful. From there, you can appreciate Paris for what it really is and admire the surrounding panoramic views of the city.
Check out the Paris boat tours for a lovely day trip with your partner. What’s better than travelling down the idyllic river Seine with your loved one? These Paris boat tours offer you a alternative way of travelling through the city as you catch the picturesque sites. Finally, in the evening go out for a date night in one of Paris’ traditional café-brasseries or classic restaurants and try the French cuisine together.
Paris city breaks come with bags of culture, if you love immersing yourself in the history and culture of a place, Paris is perfect for you. The city is at the world’s epicentre when it comes to art, fashion and gastronomy. Head to the Louvre or Musee d’Orsay to view various art work and masterpieces. Most notably, the Mona Lisa is the main attraction housed in the Louvre. Paris is also home to loads of opera houses. Opera Bastille and Opera Garnier are two of the largest in Paris. Opera Garnier offers classic operas and ballets, whereas Opera Bastille is slightly more modern with a classical twist. Check out our city breaks to Paris for some great deals on hotels and flights. Whether you’re travelling in a group, as a family or as a couple, Paris has something for the whole party.