There is only one place in the world that is synonymous with high fashion, art, cuisine and lux: Paris. The capital city of France is one of the most wonderful places in the world to visit. The setting to some of the most interesting and intricate parts of modern history, Paris is a place that every tourist who visits Europe needs to know. And while taking a picture with the Eiffel Tower might be a good enough motivation, there are so many other reasons why travellers must stop by Paris.
Paris, or Ville lumière (City of Light), is the most popular tourist destination in the world with over 40 million visitors per year. The first impression visitors get from Paris is its fantastic architecture. Some of its most impactful buildings include the Notre Dame Cathedral – now in renovations due to the 2019 fire, – the Conciergerie, also known as Palais de la Cité (Palace of the City), the Sainte Chapelle, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, or Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Arch of the Triumph, and obviously, the tallest building in the city, the aforementioned Eiffel Tower. These buildings and many more that you can visit really express the beauty of Paris. Thought Parisian beauty not only comes from its buildings but its culture as well. The city, built on the banks of the River Seine, has got a large history of artists and geniuses who lived and created masterpieces in the most wonderful French city. Most of their work can be found in the many museums that exist all throughout the city, but, obviously, no visit to Paris will be complete without stepping into the world-famous Louvre. From Da Vinci to Van Gogh, to name only a couple of the thousands of artists represented in the Louvre’s exhibition, few other museums in the world can compete with it.
However, it is not only architecture and the fine arts which are representative of the city of love. Paris is the city of high fashion and perfumes. This means it is a wonderful spot for those travellers who enjoy a good shopping spree in their vacations. Tourists should be careful, though, because what Paris has to offer rarely comes in cheap: the meaning of luxury was invented there, after all. And by luxury we refer not only to clothing, but also to Parisian gastronomy as well. One of the most influential places of gourmet food, Paris has only the best of the best to offer to those visitors who are hungry for excellent food. There is hardly anything better in the world than a day in Paris, having some Croque-monsieur while sighting the wonderful gothic architecture, then taking a joy-ride on the Seine, visiting one of the dozens of museums, and topping the night with a show at the Moulin Rouge.