Paris City Guide
The City of Lights
Paris is one of the world's great cultural centers. Located in Western Europe, the Paris Metro area has a population of over 12 million people and has an unparalleled mix of shopping, food and culture that makes it the most visited city on earth.
Paris is a major transportation hub. It has 4 airports, including Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, one of the busiest in Europe and received planes from all over the world. It is serviced by a major rail system from all over the country, and the city's metro subway is convenient and easy to use.
The Parisian Arrondissements
Paris as a city is broken up into a series of neighborhoods or arrondissements, each with its on flavor. The 1st is the historic center of Paris and includes, Paris' largest museum the Louvre, which holds 20,000 working including the Mona Lisa. It also has the Tuileries Gardens, and the Arc de Triomphe.
The Marais is a trendy district spanning the 3rd and 4th. Most of the oldest architecture in Paris is located there, including the famous Bastille Prison and Notre Dame Cathedral. In the 7th, and visitors will find the famous Eiffel Tower which was built for the world’s fair in 1889 as well as the Invalides museum, the burial place of Napoleon .
Exploring the City
In addition to all the amazing museums and landmarks, Paris is wonderful place to simply explore. The food is delicious, from 3 Michelin star restaurants to local bakeries, travelers can get a great meal anywhere. Montmartre in the 18th is a large hill, and is the best place in the city to grab a baguette and bottle of wine to spend the day people watching.
The Seine River runs through the middle of the city, set up an easel on one of the 37 bridges over it and many visitors enjoy trying their hand at painting like the famous expressionists. The 8th has one of the most famous streets on earth, the Champs-Élysées, which is known for its designer brands and luxury shopping from Cartier to Channel. Window shopping is free!