Paris: culture, history, fashion and food
Quick facts about Paris
Paris, ‘city of lights’, truly deserves this romantic nickname. It is globally known not only as France’s capital, but as an European and world center for art, culture, fashion and gourmet food. Tourist flock to Paris in millions not only to enjoy sophistication in art and culture, but sometimes just to take a photo in front of city’s many world famous landmarks. And there are many of those: Eiffel Tower, that became synonym with Paris (and France) from the time it was built in late 19th century; Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, famous not only as a church, but from famous novel of Victor Hugo, Louvre Museum with famous Mona Lisa, and many more.
Hundreds of cafes and restaurants in between famous landmarks makes sightseeing and shopping breaks enjoyable with delicious food and drinks and simply watching city’s crowds passing by.
Main attractions in Paris
Top things to do in Paris
Apart from top attractions listed above, we recommend also visit to Montmartre area (while visiting Sacré-Cœur, Place de la Concorde, Musée d’Orsay, city tour with dinner cruise, Moulin Rouge Show, Arc de Triomphe, and, if you are traveling with kids (and that is not a prerequisite for this attraction ) you can visit Euro Disney, it is only 50 minutes by train from Paris.
Festivals and events in Paris
Paris is packed with festivals and events all year around. Here are some top recommendations.
Fête de la Musique (Music festival, June), Bastille Day (French National Day, 14th July), Festival Automne à Paris (multidisciplinary art festival, September-December), Tous au restaurant (Food festival, October), Pitchfork Music Festival (November), various events and street markets in December during Christmas time.
Interesting facts about Paris
Best time to fly to Paris
The peak season for flights to Paris is April, September and October. The low season for purchasing tickets is January, February and March.
Paris is served by these airports: Beauvais-Tille Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Chalons Vatry Airport and Charles de Gaulle Airport. Direct flights to Paris are offered by 103 airlines.
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