Posted by Shona
One of the cities at the top of my ‘must-visit’ list has to be Paris. It’s regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and there’s good reason for that. It has a great reputation for being rich in history and culture thanks to its various museums and attractions, notably The Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and The Eiffel Tower. Paris has also been chosen as the set for a number of classic films including Amelié and The Da Vinci Code as well as recent smash hit Hugo.
I’ve picked out some sights to see while you’re there, to get the most out of your short break, whether you’re with family or friends.
Despite popular belief, the Eiffel Tower isn’t the only way to get a stunning view of the city. The Montparnasse Tower can offer you a panoramic view of Paris from all directions. On a clear day you can see for more than 40 kilometres and the sunsets are simply breathtaking.
Jardin des Tuileries
Centrally located between the Louvre and Palace de la Concorde, these spectacular gardens are populated with an array of greenery and water features. This is one of Paris’ most visited parks and when it first opened in the 16th century it was a regular haunt for the city’s wealthiest residents.
Between mid July and late August, this three kilometre strip is transformed into one of the best city beaches inEurope. Beach-goers can sunbathe on deckchairs surrounded by a myriad of palm trees. Plus, it’s a great spot for people watching.
Aquarium de Paris
The Aquarium de Paris prides itself on being ‘not just another aquarium’. It houses an impressive 10,000 fish in an underwater world spanning 3,500m2. Visitors can see these aquatic creatures up close in the touch pool where you can stroke and feed the fish. The aquarium also boasts two cinemas and a variety of entertainment to make family days complete.
What are your favourite Paris attractions?