Disneyland Paris – A child’s dream destination, Disneyland Paris is the perfect place to take your children for a long weekend and stay in one of the Disney hotels there. This enchanting resort allows your children’s wildest dreams to come alive as they meet the many characters of their favorite Disney stories and films and feel they are playing a part in their very own fairytale. This is definitely a visit that won’t be forgotten.
Parks – Paris is also home to an array of beautiful parks including the Jardin des Tuileries and Jardin des Plantes, boith of which feature thousands of horticultural delights, just waiting to be seen and enjoyed. Although many of Paris’s parks are free to visit, some charge a small amount for entry, or for entering specific parts of the gardens, so check their websites beforehand.
Shopping – A veritable Shangri-la for fashion lovers, Paris is famous for its haute couture and the Fashion Weeks they host, which draw famous faces to the city annually. The shopping here is diverse, with Chanel and Dior in the Triangle d’Or and edgier, more youthful offerings in the Colette concept store in the Rue Saint-Honoré. No shopping trip here would be complete without a visit to the grand department stores such as Au Printemps, with its free fashion shows and the famous Galleries Lafayette, which houses up to 80,000 different labels across its many floors.
Museums and sightseeing – Dating back to 1793, Le Louvre is a historical artifact in itself, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Be warned though – you’ll need far more than one day to get around it. The glass pyramid-shaped structure and water fountains in the vast main courtyard outside make an idyllic setting for a quiet lunch and a romantic place to relax and watch the world go by. Paris’ famous Notre-Dame Cathedral is another site that needs to be seen to be believed. The structure of this building is simply breath-taking - not the mention the beauty of the stained-glass window. Père-Lachaise cemetery is also worth visiting – a place of pilgrimage and the final resting places of Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Édith Piaf, Colette, Balzac and Apollinaire, among others.
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