If you’re looking for a short break with friends or a special celebration with your partner, a noteable anniversary perhaps – Paris is an amazing place to visit, filled with fun things to do and fabulous food.
There are so many beautiful places to stay you’ll be spoilt for choice when booking – if you’re looking for somewhere a bit special, check out this site for Paris Luxury Homes.
Once you’ve got your travel and accomodation sorted, you’ll be looking for an itinerary – here’s a few great ideas to fill your time in gay Paris during your luxury break…
It’s not difficult to see the reason that this is the most popular attraction in Paris – you can choose to climb the seven hundred and four steps to the most breath taking views of the city, or, alternatively, you could take the elevator if you’re either not able, or just can’t be bothered – it’s always nice to have options!
If you do choose to take the stairs, you can visit one of the restaurants (there are five choices for dining on the Eiffel tower ranging from a snack bar to full on French Cuisine), the immersion gallery, gift shop and the see through floor on the first floor – yes – it is possible to walk on it – physically anyway – you might not actually be able to muster up the courage! (the lift doesn’t stop at this floor). Will you become one of the many lucky people to get engaged at the top of Eiffel Tower?
The world’s largest art museum, an historic monument and a beautiful landmark of the city, The Louvre houses hundreds of thousands of objects, some of which pre-date history!
It contains many famous masterpieces that you might possibly recognise, including the Venus di Milo, Mona Lisa, Winged Victory of Samothrace to name just a few – it also hosts the best collection of Greek, Roman, and Egyptian antiquities, and paintings from the middle ages.
Well worth a visit if you’re in the neighbourhood whether you have an eye for art or not.
The Champs Elysees
The Champs Elysees is well known for it’s cafes, theatres and luxury shops, if you’re going to Paris for a spot of retail therapy, this is the place to be.
The Arc De Triomphe
One of the most famous monuments in Paris, The Arc De Triomphe De L’Etoile honours those who fought and died for France during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
It stands a staggering fifty meters tall and fourty five meters wide, with a depth of twenty meters – it’s a truly impressive sight that literally can’t be missed.
Made famous by the absolute classic that is ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, The Palais Garnier is one of the most well known (if not THE most well known) Opera houses in the world.
Speaking of The Phantom of the Opera – it was losely based on real events that actually took place at the Palaise Garnier in the late 19th Century, and a legendary tale about a ballerina’s skeleton being uncovered there. Well worth a watch – if you like musicals, you’ll have heard of it – if you don’t this would be an absolutely fabulous one to start with.
The building itself is an eccentric masterpiece of architecture and the auditorium is an absolute triumph that will completely top any theatre or opera house you’ve ever seen before.
It truly is the epitome of over-the-top luxury, if you’ve never been to the Opera before, this is the place to try it for the first time.
There are too many available to list, but these are easily found online as there is so much to see and eat in Paris – this would be a lovely way to spend an afternoon!
Stretching over 777 in in, the River Seine is a slow flowing and easy to follow river with thirty bridges allowing crossing and fabulous views.The ashes of Joan of Arc were scattered in the Seine at Rouen.
The Catacombs are a collection of man-made, sub-terranian passageways that hold the remains of more than six million people – it was created as part of a solution to combat the cities over crowded cemeteries.
Notre Dam, meaning ‘Lady of Paris’, is a medieval Catholic Cathedral and widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French gothic architecture.
Within it’s treasury, it houses some of the most important relics in Catholicism, including the crown of thorns, a fragment of the true cross and one of the Holy nails.
The Cathedral has 10 bells – The largest, Emmanuel, is in the south tower, weighing in at just over 13 tons and is rang to mark the hours of the day and for various occasions and services.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame was written by Victor Hugo in an effort to get more people to appretiate the Cathedral. Definitely worth a visit.
The Moulin Rouge
This has been firmly on my bucket list for over a decade – The Moulin Rouge is the birth place of the can-can and paved the way for the production of cabarets around the world.
This is a spectacular tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment.
The ‘Féerie’ consists of a troupe of 80 artists, including 60 Doriss Girls recruited world-wide, 1000 costumes of feathers, rhinestones and sequins, made in the most famous Parisian workshops, fabulous sets in shimmering colours, uniquely designed by Italian artists.
You can simply go for the show, or make a real thing of it and have dinner too – the menu looks absolutely INCREDIBLE.
Obviously this is only a small selection of what you could do in Paris, the city of Love, great wine, fabulous food and Let’s not forget Disney Land!
How would you spend your ideal weekend in Paris?
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