The Ultimate Vacation City: Paris, France

Paris is the ultimate vacation city. It has its old city charm, yet also the modern sophistication of the fashion capital of the world. Paris is perfect for any traveler because it offers so much to see and do. Of course you will have to see the Eiffel Tower, but Paris is so much more than that.

If you are an art buff then this will blow your mind. Did you know that there are more than 100 museums in Paris? Yep that’s right. That means there are thousands of pieces of art to see. The most famous of the museums would be the Le Louvre. It houses some of the most famous art pieces in the world. Go to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and many other famous artworks. You can spend hours in the three wings of the Louvre. Another favorite museum that is famous for its impressionist collection is the Musèe d’Orsay. You will see paintings from Monet, Renoir, and van Gogh at this museum.

The Pyramid at Le Louvre

Inside Le Louvre

Looking down on the interior of Musee d’Orsay

If museums aren’t your cup of tea, you can enjoy the other world famous attractions to see in Paris. As I mentioned before you will have to visit the Eiffel Tower. Lines can be long for the elevators to head up to the top so make sure that you give yourself some time, it is well worth it. Other famous attractions to see are the Arc de Triomphe, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Take a relaxing break in the Tuileries Gardens by the Louvre. If you venture just outside of Paris you can visit the Versailles Palace and its gardens. Paris offers plenty of wonderful architecture and older buildings to admire.

Looking up at the Eiffel Tower

A view of Notre Dame from across the street

Tuileries Gardens

After a long day of sightseeing, you are going to be hungry. France is world renowned for its cuisine. If you aren’t feeling too French, then you can find the standard fast food restaurants as well. But take advantage of all the cafes and bakeries that line the more calm streets of Paris. Get a baguette sandwich and wonderful pastry for lunch, dinner, or just a snack. Also, you have to grab a quick Nutella crepe from a street vendor.

The streets of Paris are littered with cafes

Traditional French Pastries

Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world and you will quickly see why when you visit. Spend a day or two, or even a week or two, and you will come to love the city of Paris.

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