A Moveable Feast
The City of Lights captivates with its beauty and eternal romanticism. Appreciate Paris by exploring its legendary neighborhoods!
From early morning, Paris envelops you in its gourmet scents: warm freshly baked bread, croissants and coffee. Inside a brasserie, you will be welcomed by a server with a friendly “Bonjour!”. As Ernest Hemingway in A Moveable Feast, you will be amused while observing Parisians, both chic and hurried, going about their business! Later in the day, make another stop in a typical local bistro to savour an authentic steak-frites along with a glass of wine.
It is time to explore the “artists' capital”. While the cobbled streets of Montmartre are filled with galleries unveiling the work of young painters, the Louvre – the largest museum in the world – brings together Leonard de Vinci's Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, among other must-see classics, all in one place. To leisurely enjoy Orsay Museum's impressionist masterpieces, cross the Seine by way of the Pont des Arts bridge, dear to worldwide lovers.
You will quickly understand why all the fashion victims are crazy about the French capital. In the heart of the Marais district, trendy designer boutiques follow stylish second-hand clothes shops, where Parisians on a mission for new styles come to find exceptional pieces at reasonable prices. Change of scenery on the Champs-Élysées, that you will walk along immersed in the countless luxury shops while enjoying a macaron. At Place de l'Étoile, the top of the Arc de Triomphe, built under Napoleon I, provides a unique view of the beautiful surrounding neighbourhoods.
To discover Paris at nightfall, nothing tops a riverboat or panoramic bus excursion. The Eiffel Tower glitters with a thousand lights, while Notre Dame's silhouettes of gargoyles serve as a reminder that here, between the Île de la Cité and the Île Saint-Louis, beats the heart of the capital. The City of Lights can also be seen from a different perspective, by enjoying the many night visits offered by several of the large museums, such as the Louvre, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée du Quai Branly and the Aquarium de Paris.
At 20 km from Paris, meet Louis XIV in the splendour of the Palace of Versailles. Meander, here and there, down the Hall of Mirrors or Gallery of Great Battles, or through the French gardens designed by Le Nôtre; you will feel as though you are living as a king.