From galleries, Disneyland, shopping and great dining, Paris oozes charm, romance, style and culture. Ooh-lah-lah! ... Read more
The capital of France equals heaven for lovers of food, lovers of art, lovers of fashion, and, well, lovers.
It's a pleasure to simply wander along the Champs Elysées and pass by theatres, cafés and shops. Or stroll down by the River Seine, perhaps even hopping on one of the glass-covered riverboats known as the Bateaux Mouche. Drink in the Bohemian haunts of the Left Bank, or take a tour of the famous Pere Lachaise Cemetery, where Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison of The Doors lie in eternal rest, alongside a host of other legendary characters who considered Paris home.
Tourist attractions include the Sacré Coeur (Sacred Heart) Basilica on Montmartre hill, the Gothic wonder that is Notre Dame de Paris, and, of course, the most famous Parisian landmark of them all, the Eiffel Tower.
Lovers of the arts will want to head towards Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, and the Paris Opera (Opéra de Paris) at the Palais Garnier.
Dedicated followers of fashion will love the designer goodies available in the stores on the well-heeled Right Bank, such as those belonging to international fashion houses like Chanel, Gautier, Dior, Lanvin, and Louis Vuitton. Huge department stores can be found in Boulevard Haussmann - Galeries Lafayette and Au Printemps are two that lure shoppers and their credit cards. While on the Bohemian Left Bank are shop windows that display chic day-to-day threads. For food shopping, the legendary Fauchon Market is in Place de la Madeleine.
On the outskirts of Paris are other attractions for tourists and visitors, such as the Stade de France, Longchamp racecourse, and Bois de Boulogne park,which is more than twice the size of New York City's Central Park.
For families, Disneyland Paris is situated only 20 miles from central Paris, approximately one hour from the Paris airports by shuttle bus transfer, with direct access from the A4 autoroute, and just two minutes' walk from Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy train station. Getting to the Disney Parks couldn't be easier!
Discover two Disney Parks, seven Disney hotels, a golf course, and the Disney Village for even more magic.
Use the Paris Metro to get around - it's quick and easy to use - or simply take to the pavements and explore the city on two feet.
Car hire in Paris a great idea, especially if you plan on touring outside of the city centre, and options are plentiful at all airports.