Pure elegance in Paris
The city has a enduring love of the arts, which you'll witness at the gleaming glass facades of the Pompidou Centre of modern art, or at the world-famous Louvre that houses an unbelievable array of old masterpieces. This passion for creativity extends beyond paint and into the very food Parisians eat. With so many supreme restaurants in the city it's certain you'll taste an explosion of flavours on your travels here. Whether you visit a roadside eatery or opt for a fine dining experience, the French cuisine transforms rustic ingredients into rich, complex combinations. You'll leave with a true taste of Paris that you'll never forget.
It is true that Paris is perhaps the wealthiest city on earth when it comes to the array of attractions and sites to explore. The elegant structure of the Eiffel Tower stands as a symbol of eternal romance in Paris, with its curved metallic frame it's even more impressive up close. Take a lift to the top at night-time and see the whole city lit up like shimmering diamonds against a blanket of black sky. Even daytime scenes draw your eye upon serene sights -a stroll along the cafes and bookstalls of the River Seine will make you instantly admire its relaxed atmosphere. Always keeping in step with its glamorous reputation, Paris also amazes with the chic boutiques of the tree-lined Champs Elysees that ooze an effortless style. But stop at the gothic spires of La Notre Dame and you'll also realise this is a city with an incredibly rich heritage. This grand church dates back to the 12th century and is a real celebration of the incredible intricacy in Gothic designs.
Shop ‘til you drop
Paris is known as one of the fashion capitals of the world and is certainly a shopper's paradise. Although famed for its haute couture, look beyond the boutiques and you'll find flea markets selling ornate antiques, as well as perfume markets that lead you onwards with ever more alluring fragrances. Amongst the dazzling variety of designer labels is the famous Louis Vuitton flagship store. Situated on the Champs Elysees, even its window display is a treat for the senses, with its vast range of beautiful handbags and luggage on display. On the other hand, why not visit Le Bon Marche, the city's oldest and most famous departments store, which is lined with luxury boutiques such as Dior and Chanel. But you don't have to splash your cash when shopping in Paris, just looking is a great experience in itself and there are plenty of high street stores to discover too.