Paris travel guide, France

Posted by on May 29, 2012

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Paris is considered to be the most romantic city in Europe. Anyone planning to visit the city will find a lot of things to see and do. Also called the City of Light, the charm of Paris is truly captivating. It has an artistic and cultural heritage that makes it appealing to a lot of people. Paris which is surrounded by the River Seine is divided into several districts. There are over 400 stations scattered across the city so finding your way is not a problem. The most popular areas are Louvre, Opera, Bastille, Montmarte and Elysee. There are several information centers where you can seek help. Accommodation is not a problem as Paris is dotted with hotels that can suit your taste and budget. Your choice could include luxurious hotel chains and small guest houses. Most of them are cheaper than expected.

The Louvre, Paris

The Louvre, Paris

The Les Halles is a popular district with several hotels. Most travelers opt to stay in the area because it is close to several attractions. Although there are quite a number of accommodations found in Paris, it pays to book one in advance prior to your trip. The closer you are in the center, the more expensive the price gets. There are over twenty million tourists that visit the city every year. This is to marvel the beauty of the place, savor its unique cuisine and indulge in the ultimate shopping experience.

If you want to have a Paris hop on hop off tour do not hesitate to get brochures in the airport (for free)The magnificence of the city is something that will not disappoint anyone who visits the place. You can find a touch of history, culture and arts. Although it is smaller compared to other capital cities in the world, Paris is practical as it has a lot of interesting points and landmarks that are just a walking distance from each other. The River Seine weaves its way under the bridges of the city which adds beauty and charm to it. The river divides the city into two.

Seine river, Paris

Seine river, Paris

The north area is called the Rive Droite where you can find famous landmarks like Champs Élysées. The other area is also known as Rive Gauche where you can find the Eiffel Tower which is the most prominent landmark among all of Paris. The beautiful landmark is famed all over the world. It dominates the skyline and offers the most breathtaking view of the city.

The Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower, Paris

There are quite a number of restaurants that offers delicious French cuisines. Nightlife in Paris will not disappoint you as it is rich in entertainment options. Among the notable attractions are the Paris Disneyland and the Palace of Versailles. There are two airports that serve the city. One is Charles de Gaulle Airport which is 45 minutes from the city itself. The other one is Paris Orly Airport which is 35 minutes away from Paris.

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