Paris is in a league of its own. Other cities may try to compare themselves to the fabulous City of Light - but nowhere else can hold a candle to Paris.
There are many, many attractions in Paris - enough to make you want to return again and again. Visit Montmartre to see the infamous Moulin Rouge, and the Sacre Coeur. Take an evening cruise along the Seine. There's always something happening, too - Bastille Day is the most famous Parisian festival, but every month brings new crowds of people to a cultural or sporting event. Paris is traditionally a haven for couples of all ages and sizes. But there's plenty for families and groups of younger travellers too. And whatever age you are, you'll return from your trip knowing that you'll always have Paris.Paris is the capital of France a must do destination. Paris the "City of Light " straddles the River Seine. Full of history, lots of fashion, restaurants, culture and great Paris hotels await. Paris was originally a Roman city. The Sorbonne and the " University of Paris " were founded in the medieval period. Hitler ordered the burning of Paris but was ignored by the General von Choltitz.
Amidst all of the excitement that Paris has to offer are a number of parks and gardens, each one meticulously cared for. The Tuileries and Luxembourg Gardens are the city's largest and most visited gardens.
Paris is home to some of the world's most impressive museums and galleries. The Louvre is perhaps one of the world's most renowned art museums. Most people visit the Louvre to admire the Mona Lisa, but the Louvre also contains a vast collection of Oriental, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, and African art, among others - from paintings to sculptures to ancient artifacts. The museum's exterior is just as grand as its interior with its famous modern glass pyramids contrasting with the building's traditional Renaissance architecture.
Paris is often referred to as “the fashion capital of the world” and boasts world-class shopping opportunities. The Champs-Élysées – and its neighboring avenues – is home to some of the world's most famous designers: Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Chanel, and Hermès, among others. Because the Champs-Élysées is such a magnet for tourists, there are also a number of familiar retail chains here. The Opéra district is also home to several exclusive boutiques, including the famous Galeries Lafayette, which rivals London's famous Harrod's department store.
Paris has an extensive system of public transportation, including buses, trains, taxis, and a metro. The city also launched a bike rental system, called Vélib', in 2007. Bicycles can be rented from a number of locations throughout the city for as little as 1 Euro a day.
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