Romance, culture, shopping and food all come together to make a holiday Paris the perfect choice. Paris, France's capital city, is divided into 20 arrondisements, with the River Seine running through its heart. Towers, churches, palaces and museums, Paris offers the full set - the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, Sacre Coeur, the Palace of Versailles and the Louvre Museum are just waiting to be explored. Along with being the city of romance, Paris is also the world capital of fashion - you can shop to your heart's content, from the Champs Elysee to Rue Saint-Honore and Place Vendome. In the evening, experience a show at the Moulin Rouge, enjoy dinner by the River Seine, a romantic stroll around Montmare or head to a nightclub or cafe to drink and dance to the early hours. On the outskirts of Paris is Disneyland Paris, the perfect place for a fun day away from the city. From small and friendly hotels to 5-star luxury establishments, there are plenty of places to lay your head. Whether you're looking for a romantic break for two, a fun weekend away with friends or a cultural getaway, a holiday in Paris will tick many boxes on your wish list.
There are lots of things to see and do on a holiday in Paris. Scale the dizzy heights of the Eiffel Tower for the best views over the city. Take in the sights from ground level on a hop on/hop off bus tour. Visit the infamous Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum. The children will love Park Asterix, Cite des Enfants and Parc de la Villette. Enjoy a cruise along the River Seine. Visit Monet's Garden at Giverny or Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles. Watch the artists at work and see Sacre Coeur in Montmartre. Escape the city and have a fun day with Mickey & Minnie at Disneyland Paris.
Paris enjoys an eclectic nightlife, with a wide selection of bars, clubs, discos, cafes and cabaret shows to choose from across the city. The Marais and Bastille areas are full of young and friendly bars. Head to the Opera and Palais Royal areas for the chic and wellknown clubs. While Montmartre and Pigalle districts are home to such wonders as the Moulin Rouge and the Grand Boulevards have a rocky and funky scene with great DJs and clubs.
Some of the world's finest cuisine can be found in the restaurants, brasseries, bistros and cafes of Paris. Whether it's fondue, pizza, pasta, burger, frog's legs, snails or steak and chips, you'll find them all in Paris. Don't forget to sample the local French cheeses including brie, camembert and goat's cheese, perfectly accompanied by a fresh baguette and some delicious French wine.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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