Things to do in paris
Synonymous with romance, fashion, food and art, the French capital, Paris is the land of Eiffel Tower immortalized by numerous poets, writers, painters, musicians, photographers and filmmakers for generations. Its leafy boulevards dotted with iconic landmarks such as the 12th century gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, Champs-Elysees, Arc De Triomphe, make exploring the city on foot a worthwhile activity. The charming 19th century city is crisscrossed by the River Seine giving it the aura and romantic appeal. Die-hard romantics never miss a chance to do a special dinner cruise aboard the Seine and watch the million twinkling lights of the city take up the horizon as the sun goes down. It’s a breathtaking view - as you watch the Eiffel Tower light up before your eyes and the waterfront cafes clear up for a more boisterous evening service.
Once you have had your fill of the Eiffel Tower, stroll down the pretty cafes spilling onto planter-heavy terraces and chic boutiques along Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore. The hub for French cooking and home to several Michelin restaurants, at Paris you need to be a gourmand. From an exquisite menu, to sourcing farm fresh produce, to some of the finest wines, this is where you experiment with cuisine, recipes and take your palate on a sensory tour. Pick up some rare cheese rinds from one of the many cheese shops lining the boulevards, head to a bakery for a fresh croissant caressed with butter, or simply ask for a salted caramel macaroon with a cup of cappuccino at one of the many charming patisseries.
Parisians love to dress up and are always clued in to the international trends in fashion. Little wonder, the Paris Fashion Week continues to be the dream of every aspiring fashion designer, anywhere in the world. Browse the designer boutiques or the high-end designer labels, there isn’t another place like Paris to study the latest fashion trends, or even the emerging ones. From vintage shops selling antiques to secondhand bookstores, or art nouveau home furnishing stores, Paris is just the place to be if you love walking around and exploring. It is quaint, atmospheric and full of photo opportunities. Among the various fun activities in Paris, you need to pay your respects at the Louvre, home to da Vinci’s Mona Lisa aside from works by a pedigree of artists including Picasso, Dali, Monet, Van Gogh, and Renoir. Paris is inspiring, and there isn’t another city in the world quite like it.