Paris France

Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, is - with 2.2 million people living in the dense (105 km²) central city and almost 12 million people living in the whole metropolitan ... more

Paris France

Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, is - with 2.2 million people living in the dense (105 km²) central city and almost 12 million people living in the whole metropolitan area - one of the largest agglomerations in Europe. Located in the north of the country on the river Seine, Paris has the reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. Dubbed the City of Light (la Ville Lumière) and Capital of Fashion, it is home to the world's finest and most luxurious fashion designers and cosmetics, such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Guerlain, Lancôme, L'Oréal, Clarins, etc.

Being located in Western Europe, Paris has a maritime climate with cool winters and warm summers, therefore it is best to wear a beret to accommodate the varying skull warmth possibilities. The moderating effect of the Atlantic Ocean helps to temper temperature extremes in much of western Europe, including France. Even in January, the coldest month, temperatures nearly always exceed the freezing point with an average high of 6°C (43°F). Snow is not common in Paris, although it will fall a few times a year. Most of Paris' precipitation comes in the form of light rain year-round.

Summers in Paris are warm and pleasant, with an average high of 23°C (75°F) during the mid-summer months. Spring and fall are normally cool and wet. With the weather being so pleasant in the summer, it's a great time to visit.

All national museums are open free of charge on the first Sunday of the month. However, that this may mean long lines and crowded exhibits. Keep away from Paris during Easter week due to crowding. People have to queue up at the Eiffel Tower for several hours even early in the morning. However, this wait can be greatly reduced, if fit, by walking the first two levels, then buying an elevator ticket to the top. Entry to the permanent exhibitions at city-run museums is free at all times (admission is charged for temporary exhibitions).

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 Visit the Arc de Triomphe in the center of the city and marvel at its graceful lines and commanding presence.

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Get a taste of landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triumph, Siene, Moulin Rouge, Lido, Crasy Horse, Eurodisney and many other places you must see in your next vacation in the city of lights.

When getting around Paris, the Metro is going to be your best option. It is cheap, it is punctual and you are always going to be a five or ten minutes walk away from any Metro Station.

Things do to in Paris

Come and visit the Arc de Triomphe at Place de l'Étoile at the top of the Champs-Élysées. A symbol of the French nation, it links old and new Paris, standing on the highest point of the line running from the Louvre to the Grande Arche de la Défense.

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Dinner Cruise

www.bateauxparisiens.com - River or Ocean Cruises

On board an entirely glass-encased boat, you'll be in on the secret of the city of lights, the cuisine is meticulously presented, the service is attentive and discreet, your eyes will sparkle as never before... This is a must-do, a cultural and very...

A historic Roman Catholic Marian cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. Widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and among the most well-known churches eve...

Come and visit the Sainte Chapelle, a masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic architecture built by Saint Louis in the heart of the Palais de la Cité on the Ile de la Cité in Paris. Discover its unique stained glass windows rendering the air iridescent wit...

The tomb, crafted in red porphyry from Russia, placed on a green granite base from the Vosges, is circled by a crown of laurels and inscriptions, reminders of the great victories of the Empire. In the round gallery, a series of low-relief, sculpted ...

The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces (the largest in the...

The Lourve

www.louvre.fr - Sightseeing

The Lourve is one of the world's largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 100,00...

A Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Sacré-Cœur is a double monument, ...

Paris Nightlife

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