A Lovely Paris Holiday

Paris offers timeless familiarity and more recognizable landmarks than any other country of the world. When you book cheap flight tickets to Paris, you can be assured of a lovely holiday spiced with iconic architecture, glorious food, stylish shopping and artistic treasures. This romantic city seduces everyone, be it the ones who have already visited the city or the imagination of the ones who are yet to visit it.

Spring and autumn are ideal to be here but the winters offer quiet sights and cheap airfare tickets to Paris. You can book direct and nonstop flights to Parisonline these days with convenience.. Even though walking is the best way to get around, the city has one of the finest public transport services in the world. Daily cost of living in Paris ranges from €100 for a single person to about €400 per day for a couple.

Listed below are some of the major attractions in Paris which are sure to enhance your holiday experience;

  • Eiffel Tower. Constructed by Gustav Eiffel, this elegant 320 m signature spire was meant to be a temporary exhibit for the 1889 World’s Fair. Luckily the popularity of the art nouveau tower ensured its survival. Lifts ascend to the tower’s three floors. While some change lifts at the second floor for the final ascent (book well in advance online to avoid tiring queues), others climb as far as the second floor via the south pillar’s 704 stairs (for which no pre-booking is required). Refreshments options in the tower include two snacks bars, a macaroon bar and a champagne bar. This structure is like an emblem to Paris and essentially one of the must visits.
Eiffel Tower at night seen from The Esplanade du Trocadero, Paris, France

Eiffel Tower at night seen from The Esplanade du Trocadero, Paris, France

  • Arc de Triomphe. This magnificent 1836 monument to Napoleon’s victory at Austerlitz (1805) is intricately sculpted and stands sentinel in the center of the Étoile (Star) roundabout. The viewing platform is accessed after a climb of 284 steps, from which avenues like the skyscraper district of La Défense and Champs-Élysées can be viewed.
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris. This famous representative of French gothic architecture is the most visited unticketed site in Paris. The highlights include its three spectacular rose windows, treasury and bell towers which can be climbed. One of the most prized possessions of the treasury is the Ste-Couronne, the ‘Holy Crown’, which is purportedly the wreath of thorns placed on Jesus’ head before he was crucified.
  • Musée du Louvre. Holding tens of thousands of works of art – from Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Greek antiquities to masterpieces by artists such as da Vinci (including his incomparable Mona Lisa), Michelangelo and Rembrandt – it’s no surprise that this is one of the world’s most visited museums. The richness and sheer size of the place can be overwhelming. However, there’s an array of innovative, entertaining self-guided thematic trails (1½ hours; download trail brochures in advance from the website) ranging from a Louvre masterpieces trail to the art of eating, plus several for kids (hunt lions, galloping horses). Even better are the Louvre’s self-paced multimedia guides (€5). More formal, English-language guided tours depart from the Hall Napoléon, which has free English-language maps.
  • Restaurant Guy Savoy. Three- Michelin- state of art restaurant which offers the best splurge dinner possible. The dining experience is one of its kind. Monumental specialties include artichoke and black-truffle soup with layered brioche.
  • Musée Rodin. It is a museum in St-Germain & Les Invalides which was the former workshop of the famous Auguste Rodin (a painter, sculptor and sketcher).
  • Galeries Lafayette. It is a department store in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards whose stained glass dome is over a century old. The rooftop panorama is breathtaking.The place complements the fashion capital of the world in its full capacity.

Paris’ department store Galeries Lafayette’s Christmas tree is pictured on November 05, 2014 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Musée d’Orsay. Yet another museum in St-Germain & Les Invalides which is a must see for those interested in art works of impressionist, postimpressionist and art nouveau movements. It was a former Gare d’Orsay railway station.The Musee d’Orsay art museum in the former railway station in Paris, France, 11 September 2013. PHOTO: WALTRAUD GRUBITZSCH- NO WIRE SERVICE – (MaxPPP TagID: dpaphotostwo633457.jpg) [Photo via MaxPPP]
  • Jardin du Luxembourg. It is an inner-city park located in St-Germain & Les Invalides.Image
  • Batobus runs glassed-in trimarans that dock every 25 to 40 minutes at nine small piers along the Seine: Beaugrenelle shopping centre, Eiffel Tower, St-Germain des Prés, Notre Dame, Musée d’Orsay,Hôtel de Ville, Musée du Louvre,Jardin des Plantes/Cité de la Mode et du Design and Champs-Élysées.
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur. Basilica in Montmartre & Northern Paris is a symbol of the former struggle between the conservative Catholic old guard and the secular, republican radicals.
  • Marche Bastille. This street market in Bastille has 150-plus stalls which are piled high with fruit and vegetables, meats, fish, shellfish, cheeses and seasonal specialities such as truffles. You’ll also find clothing, leather handbags and wallets, and a smattering of antiques.
  • Cimetière du Père Lachaise. Cemetery in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville which is famous for its 70,000 ornate tombs of the rich and famous form a verdant, 44-hectare sculpture garden.
  • Château de Versailles. Constructed as a hunting-lodge lying midway between his main residence and the dense woods populated with pheasants, boars and stags, Dauphin had this house made before Louis XIII had it remodeled.Parterre du Midi and the Chateau of Versailles, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ile de France, France, Europe
  • Canal St-Martin. It provides a shipping link between the Seine and Paris’ northeastern suburbs.

Paris’ grandeur is inspiring and even though it is one of the major cities in the world it has a major essence of community in its local shops which offer a sense of intimacy to be discovered by the locals and tourists alike. So if you have a lovely holiday in mind all you have to do is book a pocket friendly return ticket to Paris rather than a one-way ticket.

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