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About Paris

Paris is often referred to as the 'City of Love'. Whether it's taking a romantic walk along the Seine River, writing a love note at the 'I Love You' wall in Montmartre, or stealing a kiss under the Eiffel Tower, the truth is, Paris has become a popular destination that attracts millions of tourists looking for a romantic and exciting adventure. No visit to Paris is complete without watching the sunset from the top of the Eiffel Tower, shopping at the Champs-Élysées Avenue, and touring the iconic Louvre Museum.

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Eiffel Tower

Named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower was constructed in 1889 as an entry to the world fair competition. Considered one of the world’s most recognisable structures, the tower has over 30 replicas worldwide. To avoid the long queues, purchasing tickets online is advised.

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Sacre Coeur

The Sacre Coeur is a Roman Catholic church and a minor basilica that’s overlooking the city of Paris. The Sacre Coeur was completed in 1914 and the term in English means the ‘Sacred Heart’. Be sure to visit the small shops located at the bottom of the hill in Montmartre.

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Louvre Museum

Earning the title of the world’s most-attended museum in 2015, the Louvre Museum was first opened in August 1793 with an exhibition of 537 paintings. The Louvre Pyramid is the museum’s entrance and it’s now a familiar Parisian landmark. Please note that the museum is closed on Tuesdays.

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Notre Dame

The Notre Dame is a free-entry church located on the Seine River in the heart of Paris. Considered one of the most important historical monuments in the city, the Notre Dame is one of the finest examples of the French Gothic architecture. The Notre Dame welcomes roughly 14 million tourists a year.

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Arc de Triomphe

Built to honour soldiers during the Napoleonic wars, the Arc de Triomphe is located at the highest part of the Champs-Élysées. The 50-meter high monument was designed in 1806 by Jean Chalgrin and it offers daily tours.

Restaurants in Paris

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Le Sixieme Sens

This hidden gem is a must-visit for anyone looking for an authentic French meal with a contemporary twist.

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Al Karam

Located in the heart of Paris, Al Karam restaurant is all you need if you’re on the hunt for an Arabic cuisine.

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Epicure

Located at the Le Bristol Hotel, this sophisticated French eatery is the result of 35 years of culinary experience.

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Fromagerie Danard

Owned by celebrity cheesemaker Galina Danard, this restaurant is a heaven to all cheese lovers.

Fromagerie Danard

Eric Kayser

Eric Kayser bakery is one of France’s top pastry shops that specialises in breakfast pastries, savoury snacks and cakes.

Shopping in Paris

Champs-Élysées

Considered as one of the major shopping streets in Paris, the Champs-Élysées is where you can shop for the latest fashion trends before indulging in a delicious French meal at one of the restaurants around the area.

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Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the Galleries Lafayette. With branches in Dubai, Berlin, and Jakarta, this French department store is where you can shop for the latest fashion from big brands such as Armani, Diesel, Dior, and Gucci.

Carrousel du Louvre

Carrousel du Louvre

If you're looking for a unique shopping experience in the city of love, try the Carrousel du Louvre underground shopping mall. With a wide selection of the latest local and international stores, Carrousel du Louvre was amongst the first Parisian malls to have an Apple Store.

Rue de Rivoli

Rue de Rivoli

Offering the perfect mix of prestigious monuments and aristocratic squares, Rue de Rivoli is one of the major streets of Paris. Whether you're looking for clothing stores such as Mango or gift shops like the Body Shop, this street won't disappoint.

Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché

Considered both a shopping destination and a city attraction, Le Bon Marché was the first department store to open in 1852 in Paris. The store is popular with locals and tourists for its wide selection of local and international brands.

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The 'Paris Metro' is one of the city's major transportation methods, so tourists use it all the time. Just keep in mind that during the week it closes at 11 pm while over the weekend, it closes at 1am.

Best time to visit Paris

summer

June to August

temperature
22° to 25°C

Flying to Paris during the peak season which is from June to August might cost you more money, but it's the best time to visit the city and enjoy the weather.

Paris facts

Languages

French

Currency

Euros (€)

Transportation

Metro, buses, taxis, and trams

Population

2.244 million

Landmark

Eiffel tower

Airports

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Paris Orly Airport (ORY)

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