Paris welcomed 29 million visitors last year, securing its place as one of Europe’s top destinations. You’ll fall in love with the ‘City of Lights’ especially with a cheap flight to Paris. So, why not set out to discover this amazing city?
Before you begin exploring the famous landmarks of Paris, you will want to grab breakfast and coffee in one of the city’s quaint cafes. Croissants and baguettes are a staple of French cuisine. In fact, the French are so serious about their bread the dough and size of each baguette is defined by law! Outdoor food markets make this city special — nothing beats eating freshly roasted chestnuts while walking around the various stalls. Colourful macarons — soft, French biscuit-type sweets — are simply beautiful to look at and just as tasty to eat.
Beyond Parisian cuisine, there is so much to do in this city that it’s often hard to know where to start. For those who enjoy exploring the city’s sights with no particular plan in mind, why not start by walking across one of the 37 bridges (33 of which are illuminated at night) that run over the Seine? Once you’ve admired the view and made it to the other side, sit down on the banks and have a picnic — there’s really nothing more rewarding after a hard day’s walk. For breathtaking views of the city (and a fun workout), take the little winding staircase to the top of the Arc d’Triomphe.
It would be hard to go to Paris and ignore the chic fashion this city is known for. The Champs Élysees is the city’s most exclusive shopping area. Here you can marvel at the flagship Louis Vuitton store. Walk a little farther and you will have an encounter with history at the infamous Place de la Concorde, where Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI were beheaded during the French Revolution.
Whether it’s a romantic break you’re after or a cultural family vacation, a trip to the French capital won’t disappoint.