As the most enchanting, romantic city in the world, the “City of Love”, Paris is basking in its incredible history, stunning architecture, culture, magnificent museums, restaurants, shops, theatres, galleries and outstanding heritage, there is something for everyone.
Officially founded by the Gauls, the beautiful French capital is the most populated city in France, sitting on the north bank of the River Seine, situated close to the English Channel, a body of water adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean.
A major key player on the world stage, Paris has immense influence around the world – economy, fashion, media, entertainment, the arts, world class education history and, unique tourism bathed in history and culture. A definite must for any tourist.
Paris before You Travel
More than 2,000 years old, tribes settled in Paris around 200-250BC, after founding a fishing village along the banks of River Seine, now known as Ile de la Cite. Paris is renowned for famous heritage bathed in thousands of years of history and stunning architecture, with French as the official language and the official currency being euros.
Cash, pre-paid money card, credit cards and traveller’s cheques are widely accepted and currency can be changed at any post office, building society, and bank or exchange bureau for a small fee. Cars drive on the right side of the road with electricity and gas being supplied by the state, which most people use. Private suppliers of electricity and gas are another option together with French plugs and sockets being used for electricity supply. In general, a passport and ID card are required for travelling to Paris together with visas and return tickets.
Weather in Paris is famous for many reasons – with springtime being the first choice of many. With prices to suit every budget at any time of year together with personal places of interest, another option is to visit in autumn or winter – winter holidays with twinkling lights, celebrations and festivals.
Any tourist can visit Paris the whole year round, the best time, however, is from April to June (spring) or September to November (autumn), with the weather being changeable all year round. July and August are the worst times of year to visit.
What Paris lacks in unpredictable weather, it more than makes up for with its outstanding, world class tourism, awesome things to see and do, showing the French commitment to tourism with Paris being one of the most visited cities in the world.
Oozing style, class and sophistication, Paris has a fascinating history and culture. Some of the most popular sites to consider visiting on your trip to Paris should include; the famous Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Sacre-Coeur, Paris with its pagan times history, and everybody’s favourite – the magical Disneyland Paris where dreams come true.
Paris Highlights and Attractions
With so much to choose from, any Parisian tourist will be spoilt for choice, so here is our pick of the Paris highlights we think deserve a mention;
Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Disneyland Paris, Moulin Rouge Show, cruise along the River Seine or take a late night bus tour after dark in the “City of Lights”, experience the magic of Disneyland Paris, visit the fantastic theatres, sample shops, tempt your taste buds in the restaurants and cafes with delicious, mouth-watering food, cooked to world class standards.