With 2.2 million people living in the dense, central city and almost 12 million people living in the whole metropolitan area, Paris is the cosmopolitan capital of France.
Paris has held the trend as the most beautiful and romantic of all cities. It is the home of the world’s most luxurious cosmetics and finest fashion designers, such as Yves Saint-Laurent, L’Oréal, Chanel, Clarins, Dior, Guerlain, Lancôme, etc with historic associations and influential realms in culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is one of the world’s few really legendary capitals. And as the French capital city, it has taken a pro-active approach to enhancing its appeal by undertaking a quality-focused and sustainable development strategy based on ever constant innovation.
Paris is a favorite with first time and frequent visitors and there is so much you can do. From visiting priceless artistic treasures, to chic boutiques, exquisite cuisine, and architectural icons.
This great city is a blend of past and future. It’s a pleasingly symmetrical layout which is possible as a result of the work of visionary rulers and architects, whose history go back to the 19th century. In the 21st-century, Paris is a dream destination for French and international visitors alike and a laboratory for the future.
If your imagination has never been wide, then wait till you see the iconic beauty of Paris.
You won’t miss the Eiffel Tower with its legendary iron towers which are piercing the clouds.
Then there is the Gargoyled Notre Dame cathedral which offers you an experience outside normal visiting hours with bridges spanning the Seine and art nouveau cafes spilling on to terraces lined with wicker chairs.
The Musee D’orsay is the biggest museum in Paris and holds the secret of the most famous paintings of Manet, Renoir and Degas.
If you think you have seen beauty then you will be stunned when you take a look at the Palace of Versailles where the King and Queens of France have their residence along with their history.
The Palais Garneir Opera House is one of the most splendid monuments in Paris and the biggest opera house in Europe; hosting major operas, ballets and has an incredible interior décor plus legends.
If you wanted to see The Raft of the Medusa, The Wedding Feast at Cana, The Venus de Milo, The Mona Lisa collection, then you need to check out the Louvre Museum.
Don’t forget the industrial-style Centre Pompidou to the murvégétal (vertical garden) gracing the striking Musée du Quai Branly.
Paris is iconic when it comes to its food. It is preceded by its reputation for cuisine.
It prides itself on exquisite preparation and presentation of quality produce. Whether it is in a triple-Michelin-starred temple to gastronomy or a cozy neighborhood bistro, you will never miss the enticing fromageries, patisseries, boulangeries.
This is not all, if you are on a budget, you could grab some fast food and salad bars and enjoy the crowded colorful street markets, city’s parks and gardens which are perfect for picnics.
You can also enroll in a host of culinary courses – from home kitchens through to the world’s most prestigious cookery schools.
When it comes to style, you just can’t take it away from the artisans as fashion shopping is the city’s business.
Paris has been known as the one stop place when it comes to international trends and you can’t miss the established and emerging designer boutiques on a visit.
From quirky homeway shops to ubership concept stores,art nouveau department stores, vintage shops, flea markets, atmospheric bookshops, toy shops, art and antique dealers, state-of-the-art professional cookware, venerable shops, gourmet food and wine shops galore.
When it comes to artistic pedigree, then you will see that Paris has had a history of harboring the masters of the art; Renoir, Rodin, Picasso, Monet, Manet, Dalí and Van Gogh.
Paris has a great art repository of the world, harbouring treasures from antiquity onward. Apart from the incomparable Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay’s collection, and the Centre Pompidou’s collection of modern and contemporary art, there are smaller museums housing collections in every imaginable genre, and a diverse range of venues mounting major exhibitions.
If you plan to visit Paris, then this post has given you a head start. So have fun.