Paris, je t’aime! Paris is so much more than the Eiffel Tower, the historic monuments, modern architect, fashion and nightlife. So bright and busy, Paris is during the day; so much at night, it changes and becomes its namesake, the “City of Lights.” Paris is where the adventure begins as can never make an incorrect choice of what to see in Paris.
“Merci” and a few French words can go a long way. It is common courtesy, when you walk in a shop, building and establishment to say “Bon Jour,” even to strangers.
Discovering Paris and making it your own is still the most compelling reason to visit. The Eiffel Tower is set to “twinkle” every hour on the hour after dark. After the new millennium, it was decided to keep the lights glowing due to its popularity and you will keep going to Paris also. The newest attraction in the tower is an ice skating rink on the first floor open during the winter period.
Three Things to do in Paris
View all of Paris with the magnetism of a voyage along the Seine waterways. Offering a glimpse of the gargoyles of Notre Dame Cathedral, the majestic Eiffel Tower and the Place de la Concorde, the best time is to venture after sunset. Even though many consider this extremely touristy; one earshot of the accordion music on board playing La Vin Rose, will easily let your spirit aware of and feel Paris. The illuminated buildings are enchanting, the gentle breeze refreshing and the slow pace perfect for viewing these sites.
Address: Port de la Bourdonnais, Paris, 75007
Web Site: www.bateauxparisiens.com
Price: starting at 52 Euros and assorted pricing for different menus
A visit to everyone’s favorite lady, the Mona Lisa, may be a must on your to do list. Savior her for a post card image as a glimpse is difficult to come by with the crowds. Instead, with an outside perimeter that totals three miles it is the world’s largest museum, the Louvre houses 10 miles of galleries of impressive art. Be forewarned that the Louvre can not be explored in one day. Plan in advance to decide what section you want to visit by plotting from their website. One secret to avoiding the long lines at the main pyramid entrance is to seek out one of the other entrances or better yet, purchase your admission ticket in advance on-line.
Address: 34-36 quai du Louvre, 1e, Paris
Phone: 01-40-20-53-17; 01-40-20-50-50 for operator, or 08-92-68-46-94 for advance credit card sales
Web Site: www.louvre.fr
Price: 9 Euros. 6 Euros (from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.) Children under 18 free Sun; free to all 1st Sun of every month
Although once labeled obscene, Rodin’s sculptures are now considered classics as the marble carvings work there way into life, love and hell. A visit here is a must for lovers and other strangers. Even if you are not overly fascinated by sculpture, you will find the collection quite beautiful and daunting as well as a stroll through the gardens.
Address: 77 rue de Varenne, 7e, Paris
Web Site: www.musee-rodin.fr
Price Admission: 6 Euro adults, 4 Euro ages 18-25, free for children under 18
There are a multitude of wonderful hotels, holiday homes or pensions both large and small. However, if you want to prolong your holidays in France and looking for luxury accommodation in the countryside check FranceComfort Resorts first. The capital of France doesn’t need any special presentation. It is chic and classical; it is historical, cultural and modern; here in the end, one is in the city of love. The love will only extend itself to you.