Things To Do In Paris
The French make life's simplest pleasures a palate for the senses. Famous for its wines, sophisticated culture, fashion houses and classical art, Paris is a must-see destination. More than a well-deserved sojourn for the soul, Paris vacations are a soiree for the senses.
Artfully combining rich heritage with metropolitan style, France’s capital is home to countless ways to be entertained and enlightened. Romance, history, culture, fashion and food remain at the epicenter of this culturally diverse city.
- Notre-Dame Cathedral Slide 1 of 3: One of the most visited monuments in the world, visitors come to admire this 15th-century, Gothic cathedral's stained glass windows, towering steeple and iconic gargoyles.
- Sidewalk Cafes Slide 2 of 3: Serving as the center of social life, Paris’ sidewalk cafes are more than a place to sip coffee — its a deliciously French tradition.
- Iconic Museums Slide 3 of 3: With more than 130 museums in Paris, it's easy to get lost in the great masterpieces that are housed here, including the Musee d'Orsay and The Louvre.
Stay: La Clef Tour Eiffel Paris by The Crest Collection – Apartments, an elegant 19th-century hotel designed in stately Haussmannian style. Stay in a deluxe two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with a fully equipped kitchen.
Must See: Climb the steps, then take an elevator up to the summit to experience panoramic views of Paris. Don't miss the Tower's nightly spectacular light display. Make sure to buy a skip-the-line ticket.
Don’t Miss: Montmartre with a Guide walking tour, where you will stroll the winding, cobblestone streets, visit the Sacre Coeur Basilica and discover the lively Place du Tertre, where many portrait and caricature artists display their work.
Do Try: Sampling the best crepes in Paris in the Montparnasse neighborhood.
Stay: Hotel Montalembert is a 5-star boutique hotel on the left bank in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Pres. Enjoy the finest of amenities when you stay close to upscale restaurants, trendy cafes and shops.
Must See: Lovely evening views of Paris from a Dinner Cruise Siene with Saveurs Menu.
Don’t Miss: Shopping along Avenue Montaigne, home to big-name fashion houses. Or perusing the small boutiques on Rue St. Honore and the department stores along Boulevard Haussmann.
Do Try: Boeuf Bourguignon (beef stew braised in red wine) at La Cabanon de la Butte, an intimate restaurant near Sacre Coeur with great food and beautiful views of Paris from the second floor.
This is just a taste of all you can see, do and try in Paris. Go ahead, start booking a vacation that fits your style perfectly with the freedom to choose from great hotels and exciting tours.
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One of the world’s most visited places, The City of Light is home to an incomparable heritage of historic sights, iconic monuments and splendid attractions. It’s a dream destination for travelers looking for a unique cultural journey that blends ancient and modern treasures. From the Eiffel Tower’s signature spire to the Arc de Triomphe — the symbol of France, Paris has more recognizable landmarks than any other city in the world.
Stroll down the Champs-Elysees, sip a cafe au lait on the Boulevard Saint Germain, glide on a riverboat down the Seine, or spend a day at The Louvre. Take in the view from the 905-foot-tall Eiffel Tower. Be stunned by the eerie gargoyles of Notre Dame. Tour Musee d’Orsay’s vibrant collection of masterpieces by Courbet, Monet and Seurat.
Paris is a wonderful city for walking. Wander through little alleyways and squares, before stopping for a snack or just to window shop. The city is relatively flat, except near Montmartre, and there are sidewalk cafes on just about every street. Rail tickets to and from Amsterdam, Brussels and London are available to add to your package. We also offer tours, museum passes and excursions like Seine cruises and wine tours.
Paris is one of the finest cities in the world for shopping. If your goal is to find something chic and exquisite, you won’t be disappointed. For intimate boutique shopping, head for the Marais 4th arrondissement, and for exclusive designer shops, the 8th arrondissement is the place to go. Whether it’s shopping in legendary department stores, artsy flea markets or along the glamorous Champs-Elysees, retail therapy is serious business in Paris.
The French love their food — fresh-baked baguettes, decadent chocolates, aged cheeses, superb wine, hors d’oeuvres and fine-dining specialties — and you will too. For food and wine connoisseurs, nothing surpasses Paris. Tiny bistros, world-famous restaurants and even street-side creperie stands all offer a tantalizing treat for the taste buds. Enjoy a lovely French dinner at a restaurant in the Eiffel Tower, followed by a Seine River cruise.
Join in the Parisian nightlife, ranging from quiet wine bars to pulsating nightclubs and a show-stopping performance at the Moulin Rouge. Or, travel to Reims and Epernay for an afternoon of champagne tasting.
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