Paris and its history
Here’s a way to travel back in time along the streets of Paris, all in the space of one day. Begin your journey in Roman times by visiting the Arènes de Lutèce. Weather permitting, don’t hesitate to move on to the Middle Ages with the musée de Cluny, and walk along the rue Mouffetard, the rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève and the rue des Ecoles that runs alongside the Sorbonne, the oldest university in Europe. Have some lunch in the Latin Quarter then cross the river to the Sainte-Chapelle, a splendid example of gothic architecture. Past the tip of the Ile de la Cité and the quaysides, you’ll come to the Louvre, former residence of kings, whose perfectly balanced forms will take you into the Classical period. Close by, the avenue de l’Opéra unfurls one of the characteristic perspectives designed by Haussmann, and from there, by taking the Météor metro line (14), you’ll find yourself in a flash in the new district around the Bibliothèque de France. Audacity, immensity, elegance: you’re at the heart of contemporary Paris, ready to dine by the Seine River not far away. click here to read more
 
 Bateau mouche canal Saint Martin ...Ile Saint Louis
 
 
What to see in Paris
Begin with a coffee on the Champs-Elysées, then take a gentle stroll down to the Eiffel Tower along the avenue Marceau, passing the famous flame of the Pont de l’Alma.
From the top of the Tower, you’ll be treated to an unrestricted view over Paris. Then, hop onto one of the river boats moored just below and glide down the Seine as far as Notre-Dame. When you’ve finished your visit of the cathedral, it’ll be time for a lunch break.
The Louvre is just half an hour away and awaits you for a made-to-measure tour around the major works of art. As you leave, the day will be drawing to a close over the Pont des Arts footbridge, the Pont Neuf and the Institut de France…
Cross over the river and make your way to Odéon metro station which will lead you straight to the Butte Montmartre where you can enjoy an exceptional panoramic view of the city and its monuments, which light up at nightfall. Discovering Paris, click here...
- The Arc de Triomphe (the Champs-Elysées)
- The Eiffel Tower
- The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
- The Arc de Triomphe
- Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre
- The Louvre Museum
- Les iles de la Cité et Saint-Louis
- La Sorbonne
- The Palais Garnier Opera House
 
Louvre pyramide...Universite Sorbonne
 
 
What to do in Paris
Paris offers numerous ideas for things to do, day and night: exhibitions, shopping, music,cabarets, concerts, theatre, click here to read more
 
Arc de Triomphe...Tour Eiffel Trocadero
 
 
Paris, an easily-accessible city
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