Paris is also called the City of Romance. And you can also be sure to have a fantastic, romantic weekend if you go to Paris. In the city, you can eat great food, spend hours shopping and see some of Europe’s most amazing sights.
The Eiffel Tower is seen as the landmark of Paris. It was created in’89 for the World Exhibition. The plan was to demolish it after the exhibition, but because of the popularity, the plan was changed. The Eiffel Tower is 319 meters (1047 feet), and until’31, when the Empire State Building was finished, the world’s highest building.
You must be patient if you are planning to visit the Eiffel Tower; especially in the high season. Here the line can be very long because the elevator has a limited capacity. Instead of waiting a couple of hours, you can also take the 1.665 stairs instead. No matter what you decide, you will be rewarded with an amazing view. If you are lucky, you can see as long as 70 kilometers (43 miles).
You might know the Louvre Museum from The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. But the museum is more than an important part of a book; it is also a great place for art watching. The most famous pieces are probably Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and the Greek statue Venus from Milo.
But the exhibition in the old building from 1190 is much more than a statue and a painting. You can also experience ancient are from Greece and Egypt; or modern fashion and design. So if you are both too old and modern art, one day is not enough to see it all.
If you have more time, you should also visit Champs-Elyses, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Versailles (about 30 kilometers/19 miles from the center of Paris). Disneyland is also a very popular choice among kids.
When you are on a vacation to Paris, you would probably also want to do some shopping. If so, you have come to the right city. In department stores, you find all the famous luxury trademarks. All the haute couture fashion houses are on the right bank of the Seine; most of them near the Rue du Faubourg-St-Honor. Here you find Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Giorgio Armani.
Paris is also a market city. Buy great food at the Rue Mouffetard market or old books, postcards, and musical instruments or porcelain at the March de la Porte de Vanves market. For cheap souvenirs, go to Rue de Rivoli.
Finish your day on one of the great restaurants with a typical French dish and a glass of red wine; or try a sunset cruise on the Seine. If you have more energy, you can party on all night in one of the many nightclubs.