Paris A city to dream wild
I have to start my travel site talking about my favorite city in the world, the most romantic city in the world; I am referring to PARIS – the city of love! the city of light! a city to dream wild!
I have lived in Paris for one year in the late 90’s, still my faverite city in the world!
while i was living in Paris for one year i learned that……….to apologize humbly before asking any question.
I’ve learned to cross the streets on the red light at a slow pace.
I’ve learned to wear skirts in the middle of winter, and have my coffee last as a separate course.
I’ve learned that you can have it all and enjoy it without guilt, like a cheese course before a crème brulée, or five weeks of paid vacation!! I’ve learned that life is for living, here and now, and that money doesn’t have anything to do with quality of life. It’s attitude that matters!!!
Paris is the capital city of France. It is also said to be the city of lovers and the most romantic place on earth, where they speak French the language of love.
Paris is one of those cities that’s popular year-round, and most popular during spring and summer but also all year around you find tourist from all over the world.
Paris offers many tourist attractions and exquisite places that will ensure your trip is truly a memorable one. Including monuments, museums, parks and gardens, squares, bridges, the canals of Paris or trade fairs and conferences, whatever your interests, Paris has a lot to offer.
Paris is also known as the City of Light, is the world’s most popular city destination. Paris is the second-largest city in Western Europe, and the most things to see.
The center of Paris
is divided in 20 arrondissements , the first arrondissement in the middle and the higher numbers on the outer circle. Most of the arrondissements have their own characteristics. The majority of the world known attractions (Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, Louvre, Panthéon, e,…) are situated in the first 8 arrondissements.
The city of love
is a massive city with many attractions in reachable distance thanks to the
Highly efficient public transport system. It boasts of more than 80 museums and 200 arts
Galleries. A trip to Disney land and the magnificent Eiffel tower will make the trip worthwhile.
The attractive tourists spots
are the Arc de triomphe which spans over the tomb of an
Unknown Soldier, the forbidding gothic architecture of the Notre Dame cathedral, the picturesque
Sacre Coeur, to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Moulin Rouge and boat tours along the
Seine. Get the Carte Musees-Monuments pass, which gives access to 70 monuments and
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Paris Tourist Office
This autumn, there is a bumper line-up of exhibitions in the capital. Admire the masters of Cubism at the Centre Pompidou or the 200 or so sculptures and drawings by Austrian artist Franz West. This year, the Fondation Louis Vuitton throws the spotlight on Basquiat and Schiele whilst the Musée d’Orsay presents a collection of paintings from Picasso’s Blue and Rose periods. And the Grand Palais is the place to go to see paintings by Miro, artworks based on the iconic singer Michael Jackson and the exhibition Magnificent Venice! Venice: Europe and the Arts in the 18th century.
The annual jazz festival ‘Jazz à La Villette’
Like summertime, autumn in Paris offers rich pickings when it comes to festivals. The Festival d’automne is probably the most eclectic of them all: featuring dance, cinema and theatre, it offers a range of diverse and high-quality events in 47 different venues in the capital and around. Are you an art enthusiast ? The event Rendez-Vous à l’Atelier is the opportunity to visit different artists’ workshops in Paris and discover the world of Delacroix, Moreau, Scheffer, Dubufe, Rodin, Bourdelle and Zadkine in the space of a weekend. For nightbirds, MaMa Festival is one of the top musical events of the new season with more than 120 concerts in 3 days. And for fans of jazz, swing and indie music, there are two not-to-miss festivals: Jazz à La Villette and the Pitchfork Music Festival.
from 15 September 2018 to 16 September 2018
First organized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, more than 30 years ago, the European Heritage Days invite you to discover or rediscover Parisian monuments for free. Numerous special events take place over one weekend at participating venues.
Visit classic places (Elysée Palace, Matignon, Musée d’Orsay and the Arc de Triomphe), or contemporary buildings such as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Fondation Louis Vuitton and the Cité de la Mode et du Design
Nuit Blanche in Paris
As the days shorten and autumn heralds winter, the Nuit Blanche event in Paris invites you to see the city in a different way, at night, lit by moonlight, neons and other lights.
On the first Saturday in October, in all parts of the city, artists will be proposing installations, exhibitions, concerts performances, trails, staged scene sets and creations that explore all facets of contemporary art and offer a new view of the city.Public transport stays open all night so that spectators can design their own route among the dozens of avant-garde projects of international artists. The Nuit Blanche was first organized in 2002, and, like the Fête de la Musique, it has spread around the world to other cities in France and other European capitals, a proof of its popularity and relevance today.
Paris offers eclectic selection of events. Lasting 3hrs20, the eagerly-awaited tragic opera Traviata, by Verdi, comes to the Opéra Bastille (surtitled in both English and French). A number of great musicals will also have Paris audiences singing along from September onwards: Chicago will be playing at the Théâtre Mogador and the Fashion Freak Show at Folies Bergère. If you are a fan of circus acts, the Compagnie les 7 Doigts de la Main returns with the show Cuisine et Confessions, a savvy mix of acrobatic acts, theatre and culinary art. Finally, the new show by Bartabas, Le Sacre de Stravinsky, mixes equestrian art, dance and symphonic music at the Seine Musicale.
Paris is a great stage for international sporting events. This year, the coveted Ryder Cup is being staged for the first time in France, an opportunity for golfers and golfing fans in the Paris region to see the best European and American players. And for running enthusiasts, there is the 20 km de Paris with its 25,000 runners, and La Parisienne – an exclusively women’s race over 6.7 km in the heart of the city. Not forgetting the Qatar, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, a full weekend of horseracing events drawing the best thoroughbred horses and international jockeys.
There is no lack of things for kids to do in Paris ! For a family day out, head to the Fête at the Bois de Boulogne to enjoy this famous funfair. The exhibition T-Rex includes workshops for children and the largest T-Rex skeleton ever exhibited in France; and to find out all there is to know about Fire, head to the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie. Kids and adults will love Totem et Plume, two magical shows filled with acrobatic acts, music and lights.