discover paris

Wallow in awe of the world’s most inviting and romantic city, exploring every nook and cranny it has to offer. Wherever you find yourself in Paris, you are undoubtedly going to discover something absolutely stunning and picturesque; it is truly a city of pure beauty. Spend mornings sightseeing and inhaling the charming city aroma, and spend evenings basking in overwhelming, authentic French cuisine. Indulge in the rich cultural history of this capital city through the vast museums and architectural structures that beholds with pride. Paris is flexibly serene through all seasons; the city shines in summertime and you can relax in a French bistro until sunrise. In autumn time, the city flourishes under immense fall foliage, adding to the splendor it already claims. As Audrey Hepburn famously said, ‘Paris is always a good idea’.

Take a trip to Montmartre

Experience the vast Parisian skyline from great heights by taking a trip to Montmartre. Lose yourself in the steep cobbled streets that lead up to the demanding Sacré Cœur, strolling past inviting little cafés and bistros in the vibrant Latin quarters. Montmartre is largely associated with famous artists, such as landscape painter, Georges Michel, due to its lure of rustic beauty. The neighborhood proudly boats a bohemian culture that was purely based on a critique of the decadent society below. Its entertainment of raucous cafe-concerts and ‘un tasteful’, crude theatre were often in place to subvert the restrictive and bourgeoise nature of the Third Republic. Montmartre has always been heavily identified with underground politics and unconventionality, which in many ways adds to its rich cultural heritage and authenticity. The Moulin rouge lays almost invisible in a grotty street of run down businesses at the lower end of Montmartre, despite it’s still offering a range of frequent cabaret shows. The Sacré Cœur itself, meaning sacred heart, governs proudly at the peak of the sharp hill, boasting its outstanding beauty and grandeur. At the highest point of the city, the structure was completed in 1919, and is devoted to the sacred heart of Jesus. Its dominance and sheer size is breathtaking, and the views it looks out on are just as magical, and an absolutely essential way to discover the city.

trip to Montmartre

Have a taste of Paris’s classic café culture

If you’re interested in classic café culture and some charming Parisian streets beholding designer boutiques, take a worthwhile trip to Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Step back in time and enjoy a bite to eat in the famous Café de Flore, which is in fact one of the oldest and most recognizable cafés in Paris. It was incredibly famous for its regular visitors, including artists and philosopher, such as Pablo Picasso, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. The coffee house today remains a popular hotspot and point of interest for locals and tourists alike, as it boats irresistible food and beverages. During your venture to Saint-Germain, ensure you take a visit to stunning Church that acts as that center of the area; what stands today is the remains of a larger monastery that was built in 1163. If your interests revolve around flashy boutiques and high end stores, you’ll absolutely adore the Armani Café – yes, it actually exists. Through this is not an aspect of Paris that is traditional to the city’s charm, it does, however, express its bold nature and variety of interests. Thus, if you’re prepared to spend €8 on an espresso, the Armani Café is right up your street.

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Drink Champagne at the Eiffel Tower

Spend your evening with a bottle of Champagne, gazing up in awe at the beauty that is la Tour Eiffel, with a cozy seat on the inviting Champ de Mars below, alongside countless lovers. The Eiffel Tower is particularly breathtaking in the evening, when it becomes illuminated with a life of twinkling lights, demanding the attention of the entirety of Paris. Cozy up with friends or your partner, and feel a wave of inspiration wash over your system, as you take in the enormity and importance of the magical structure. Inaugurated on the 31st March 1889 by Gustave Eiffel, the tower’s purposes was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. The extent of the city can be viewed from the top of the Eiffel Tower which stretches out for miles to see; it is truly priceless to see such an iconic city from such height. Feel part of the magic, whilst standing proudly at the peak of the city.

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A night in Paris is a night well spent. The city absolutely comes alive when the sun goes down; with a buzzing nightlife and vibrant cafés bursting with bodies of friends and lovers. You’ll undoubtedly catch some unmissable events during you’re stay, whether it be food or music related, the spirt never ceases to exist! Capture the synonymous smells and sounds of this breathtaking city at any time of day, any day of the year. Quirky metro line signs are a highlight of the city’s never ending charm, as well as the narrow, alluring streets that are full of secrets and desire.

Don’t spend your whole life dreaming of Paris, just hurry up and go! The city is waiting for you with open arms. Dive into another universe and feel like a new person, when wandering the gorgeously irresistible streets of Paris, pondering what famous faces and influential individuals have traveled them, also. One thing that is certain, that when you visit Paris, you will never stop dreaming of it.

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