Who does not know her, the city of love. But anyone who only connects Paris to the Eiffel Tower and couples in love does not live up to the city. There is hardly a place that combines history, culture, architecture and savoir-vivre as impressively as the capital of France. With its three airports and six train stations, it is very easy to reach and so is a short trip over the weekend nothing contrary. Salute Paris!
The French metropolis on the River Seine is a very special place. It is the most densely populated of all European cities, yet exudes its own special charm at every turn. And, of course , it owes much of its charm to much of its main attraction, the Eiffel Tower . Once seen, you will never forget the sight and if you want to catch a glimpse of the landmark every morning, a room in a hotel just a few hundred meters from the almost 325-meter-high beauty, such as the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel, But Paris is also shaped by its river. The Seine divides the city into two and separates three smaller islands from the rest of the city. A walk along the water leads from one attraction to another, not to mention the countless, unique bridges. The most famous are Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, and the Pont des Arts, which leads directly to the Louvre Museum.
Even the worm-shaped Arrondissements mentioned municipalities are unique and give the city its uniqueness. A hotel for every budget can be found in each of these districts of Paris. From the 1-star St Honoré hotel in the center to the 5-star luxury Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadéro hotel in the 16th district, the trip to Paris can be memorable for anyone.
Art and culture enthusiasts can feel in Paris as in paradise. The city has a variety of museums that show all sorts of art. If you book a room in one of the hotels in the center, you do not have to travel long distances on foot or by underground, known as Paris Metro. Everything is easily accessible.
The most famous museum of all is the Louvre, home of the famous Mona Lisa. In addition to the works of art inside, it also thrills from the outside. Eye-catcher is also the glass pyramid in the yard. Not to forget the Musée d’Orsay, opened in a beautiful old train station, and the Center Georges Pompidou .
However, a city break is never complete without a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Known by Victor Hugo, the gothic church is one of the landmarks of Paris and takes every visitor’s breath away. Not only the exterior of the church is unique, but also its interior.
A further important point of the city is the Arc de Triomphe. It is a memorial to the unidentified soldiers killed in the war and in the middle of the arc blazes the flame of remembrance. Also noteworthy are the streets that depart in a star shape from the triumphal arch. They are the twelve most important streets of the city. If you are in the vicinity of a hotel, such as the Hotel Napoléon, you can easily reach all corners of Paris.
Paris has not just individual sights, but entire neighborhoods that should not be missed. This includes the former wetland Le Marais . However, since it was drained in the 13th century and became part of Paris in the 14th century, it is the Jewish center of the citybecome. Many Jews found their home here over the centuries, which is still reflected in the district today. The winding streets are lined with small shops, many of them delicatessens selling kosher treats. If you choose an apartment or one of the many hotels in this part, you are in the middle of the thriving life of Paris. A contrast to the small streets is the large Place des Vosges. This originally royal square is square and enclosed by identical elongated buildings with arcades on the ground floor.
A further important area of the city is Montmartre on the homonymous hill. At 130 meters, it is the highest point in the city and can be reached by stairs or a funicular. Perched above is the Sacré Cœur Basilica, visible from many parts of the city. Today, many artists live and work locally, exhibiting and selling their works in the squares of the neighborhood. Many hotels here have their own special charm due to the architecture and thus differ from other of their kind in Paris.
Who wants to shop in Paris, has countless possibilities. The most famous is a stroll along the Avenue des Champs Elysées, The beautiful boulevard begins at the Place de la Concorde, on which stands a huge obelisk. The first part of the road is lined with trees and parks before the parks are replaced by buildings after a few hundred meters. And also at this point begins the shopping mile. Countless well-known brands of fashion, jewelry and more have settled along the Avenue, attracting thousands of tourists every day. However, not only high-priced shops are represented, also supermarkets and providers in the mid-price segment can be found here. Also, a hotel is found here quickly and some of the accommodations are, for this part of Paris, quite cheap.
Another destination for shopping lovers is the traditional Parisian department store Galeries Lafayette. Here everything is offered from cosmetics to fashion, what your heart desires.
If that is too much shopping luxury, you can also visit one of the many markets in the city. The best known is the flea market Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen. Here you can really find everything from Saturday to Monday from clothes to kitsch and be inspired by the magic of the market halls.
The Marché de la Bastille, on the other hand, is the perfect place to dive into the culinary depths of France. Here, regional bakers, butchers and many others offer their delicious products.
Paris has much to offer and some of it will delight even the youngest. Many sights are best visited with children early in the morning to escape the long lines. If you want to experience culture with your children, you can always plan a trip to Versailles. The castle triggers enthusiasm for young and old and the beautiful parks invite you to linger after a long walk.
A very special experience is of course Disneyland at the gates of Paris. There are many combi offers from hotel and stay in the park, but unfortunately not quite cheap. But if you are honest with yourself, the idea of bright children’s eyes, the famous Disney Castle and the childhood heroes Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck and Co. should also make your adult heart beat a little higher.
And even those who want to visit the city of love at the turn of the year, should not be disappointed, whether large or small. For the little ones there are special offers on New Year’s Eve in Disneyland Paris, families without children can be enchanted by the lightscape in the city center, around the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Sacré Cœur .
Whether in summer or winter, alone, as a couple or with children, Paris is always worth a visit.
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