Paris is like a canvas that an artist has been painting for 2,000 years, blending the old with the new, the serene with the glamorous. Grand palaces, heroic and tragic figures, creative geniuses, and even legendary cuisine all have their place in the masterpiece that is this city for european vacations in paris. Artists like Mozart, Monet, and Hemingway have flocked to it for centuries seeking inspiration. The on-going courtship between past, present, and future creates vistas of ancient monuments rising up next to chic boutiques launching the haute new trends. Museums overflowing with treasures share plazas with unknown artists, exhibiting their creations on makeshift stands for you during european vacations in paris.
As the paradigm of high style, this is perhaps the most tantalizing city in Europe, yet it is deeply rooted in traditional village life. Nowadays, some of the most palpable pleasures of Paris are found in the daily street life and along the spirited banks of the River Seine. Fortunately, the city is so clearly laid out that you can easily discover the different personalities of each section - the arrondissements - as you saunter around at your own pace.
During your european vacations in paris Take, for example, a panoramic tour with Notre-Dame, Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Discover the monuments which have made Paris famous throughout the world: Concorde Square - Louvre Museum - Notre Dame Cathedral (stop and free time) - Hotel de Ville - Latin Quarter - Arch of Triumph - Champs Elysées.
Experience the soul of Paris - the oldest part: the Marais district and its "hotels", private town-houses of the nobility 3 or 4 centuries ago, the Latin Quarter with the Sorbonne, the Luxembourg gardens, Saint-Germain-des-Prés district with its old church and its famous cafés, a guided visit to the interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral* and a short cruise to approach and leave the Cité Island (except if the river is too high). Before returning back to Place des Pyramides, admire the rigorous geometry of the Vendome Square and the surprising architecture of the "Garnier" Opera, near the department stores.
During european vacations in paris see Paris with a cruise along the River Seine discovering Paris and her multiple bridges from a completely different angle.
Visit Versailles, discover Versailles Palace, the symbol of France's grandeur during the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Appreciate the magnificent park, the Trianons (view from the outside) and on Sunday afternoons, during the summer, the magic fountain display in the park.
Visit the wonderful gardens and of Claude Monet's house and studio. Take a pleasant drive through the countryside of the Seine Valley. At Versailles, visit the Queen's Hamlet and the State Apartments of the Palace.
Paris by night is a very interesting and fascinating picture. Discover the delight and magic of Paris by night: the illuminated monuments in the district of Concorde Square, Champs-Elysées, Eiffel Tower, Pyramid of the Louvre, Notre Dame, etc.
There are so many beautiful places which are waiting for you this European travel to Paris!