The city of romance, the capital of France, Paris is just a simple train ride from London and a great place for a day trip while visiting the UK. Home to such world-famous monuments as Arc De Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Palace of Versailles, The Louvre, Sacre-Coeur, the River Seine – the list goes on!
The Eiffel Tower is surely the first on most people’s list when they visit Paris and it doesn’t disappoint. The gorgeous structure that has become known the world over to symbolise romance and love is a beautiful centrepiece of the city of Paris. Built in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is the most visited paid monument in the world and as it’s so very popular, it’s best to book in advance - you certainly wouldn’t want to miss the exquisite views.
The Louvre is another must-see part of the city. The world famous museum is also one of the world’s largest and is a historic monument in its own right. Originally opened in 1793, the Louvre today displays approximately 35,000 works of art, including works by Caravaggio, Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix, the Venus de Milo and, perhaps most famously, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.
No trip to Paris would be complete without a cruise down the River Seine. Paris’ riverside views are second to none and as you sail past the exquisite architecture and under beautiful bridges, including the famous Pont Des Arts which has become known for thousands of love locks, you will become seduced by the sheer romance of the city of love. Sail past the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame and get a real feel for the city.
Paris is absolutely teeming with historic monuments and places to visit, so no matter where you go, you won’t be disappointed. French cuisine is famous the world over and the Champs Elysees has an enviable selection of boutiques, if you fancy a spot of shopping. With such easy access from London via the Eurostar, it would be a shame to miss out on a trip to this magical city.