Paris – The City of Lights

An Eiffel Tower in Paris France during the day

Holidays are something that fascinates mostly all of us and it is true that there is a wanderer inside everyone. Some like the solitude of their own company, while others need companions wherever they go. Some are ready to spend their half of earnings on one trip, while others can make do with whatever they are offered. From multi starrer hotels to road side camping, traveling as an exercise or as a choice is a must for most of all.

Paris is a city that never sleeps. There is always something fantastic to experience, the world-famous landmarks and museums mixed with chic shopping, cafe life and walks along the bank of the glorious River Seine. The overwhelming amount of things offered by this city can be a real challenge for first-timers in deciding where to start. But with the right planning and the right information, enjoying a perfect holiday is certainly possible.

Paris - The City of Lights
PARIS – JUNE 15: Eiffel Tower on June 15, 2012 in Paris. Eiffel tower is one the most popular attractions in Paris

The most tangible and immediate pleasures of Paris are found in its street life and along the banks and bridges of the River Seine. Cafés bars and restaurants line every street and boulevard, and the city’s compactness makes it possible to experience the individual feel of different places.

In terms of where to go in Paris, you can move easily, even on foot, from the calm, almost small-town atmosphere of Montmartre and parts of the Quartier Latin to the busy commercial centres of the Bourse and Opéra-Garnier. The city’s lack of open space is compensated by unexpected havens like the Mosque and the Place Des Vosges, and courtyards and gardens of grand houses like the Hotel de Soubise. The islands and quaysides of the Left and Right Banks of the River Seine and the Quartier Latin’s two splendid parks, the Luxembourg and the Jardin des Plantes, make for a wonderful wander.

Louvre Pyramide
Paris – June 18: Louvre museum at dusk on June 18, 2014 in Paris. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in France displayed over 60,000 square meters of exhibition space..

For centuries, an imposing classical style prevailed with great set monuments such as the Louvre, Panthéon and Arc de Triomphe, but the last hundred years or so has seen the architectural mould repeatedly broken in a succession of ambitious structures, the industrial chic of the Eiffel Tower and Pompidou Centre contrasting with the almost spiritual glasswork of the Louvre Pyramide and Institut du Monde Arabe. Paris is remarkable too for its museums – there are more than 150 of them, ranging from giants of the art world such as the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and Pompidou Centre to lesser-known gems such as the Picasso, Rodin and Jewish museums – and the diversity of entertainment, from cinema to jazz music, on offer.

Author Bio: A writer by profession and a traveller by heart, she has a huge bucket list of countless places to travel. With her writings, she helps fellow travellers by providing information about interesting places and locations both in India and abroad.

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