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The French capital is located in the northern part of France and is one of the major European cities that should be visited at least once in life. It is a dream destination for many travelers and one of those places that will charm you to return back again. Paris is more than just the Eifel Tower, Champs-Elysees, art galleries and top museums. It has numerous hidden gems and secrets just waiting to be discovered.
There is no ideal time for visiting Paris. It can be visited at any time of the year, regardless of the weather. Summer months are nice and warm, but tourist crowds are also the largest then. July is the warmest month of the year with average temperature of around 20 C, while January is the coldest month with average temperature of 5 C.
The City of Lights deservedly holds its reputation for being the most romantic city in Europe. It offers everything one desire – from culture, entertainment and art spots, to top class fashion and cosmetic stores, great restaurants and beautiful parks. The larger part of Paris, River Seine included, is protected by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. It is by far the most visited and most attractive tourist destination on the planet, attracting around fifty million tourists each year. Paris has dozens of iconic landmarks well worth seeing. Eiffel Tower is almost always on the top of destinations to visit, along with the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Trioumphe, Moulin Rouge, Lido and the famous Louvre Museum. When it comes to gastronomy, Paris is on the second spot in the world with largest number of Michelin Star restaurants.
Paris is a very large city, divided into twenty districts. Every district has its own charm and plenty of things to see, so good planning is a must. The city is well covered with metro, tram, bus and taxi lines, so you will not have problems moving around from one place to another. The starting point for the tourists is the first district where the main attractions are.
Besides the Arc de Trioumphe and the Eiffel Tower - the Catacombs and Château de Versailles should not be missed when visiting Paris. Catacombs are very attractive to see, and only up to two hundred visitors are allowed to enter them at once. There are lots of tunnels and caverns below the city which used to store the bones of several millions people from overfilled cemeteries in Paris. Château de Versailles used to be a home of Marie Antoinette and the King Louis XVI, and is one of the most beautiful castles located on the outskirts of Paris. Louvre Museum is one of the best, if not the best museum in the world filled with all kinds of art. Famous painting of Mona Lisa is here as well as lots of other paintings and artifacts. It is a really huge building with large collections, so one trip there is not enough to see everything there is to see. When it comes to events, festivals and entertainment options – Paris offers thousands of possibilities, so best thing to do is just visit the city and enjoy a vacation of a lifetime.