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PARIS CITY BREAKS

How do you put Paris onto one brief page? This city is chic, sexy, sophisticated, romantic, artistic, historic & iconic. The list of words to describe Paris could go on and on.  From the top of the Eiffel Tower you’ll see city laid out in Napoleonic straight lines below, with such famous landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Cathédrale de Notre-Dame and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, and The Palace of Versailles more distant. However it’s at street level where you’ll become immersed in all that Paris has to offer. Parisians are very proud, almost arrogant, but wouldn’t you be if you called Paris home? The architecture is stunning, the food is exciting, the wines are world class, and the pace is frenetic. The River Seine divides Paris in two, the Rive Gauche (Left bank) is synonymous with artists, writers, and a laid back bohemian lifestyle, while the Rive Droite (Right bank) offers sophistication, elegance and most of the famous sights.

Paris offers so much that one visit is never enough, and a few of us at Millington Travel have visited many times, so we have all the expertise you need to plan a memorable trip. Whatever you would like to do, from visiting the city's many famed museums, taking in a show, booking a bus tour or cruise, or just whiling away the hours in a street-side cafe, ask our experts to help you arrange it.

 

 

Our Top Ten things to see & do

  1. The Eiffel Tower – 220 million visitors can’t be wrong. An absolute must.
  2. Arc De Triomphe – Built in 1806 to celebrate France’s Military prowess. Climb to the top for fantastic views.
  3. Cathedral de Notre Dame – Is there a finer example of 12th Century French Gothic architecture?
  4. Moulin Rouge – Sip champagne while watching a cabaret at this world famous venue.
  5. The Louvre - Housed in a magnificent Palace, and with 35,000 pieces, this museum is unmissable.
  6. River Cruise - The River Seine winds through one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Need we say more?
  7. Stroll along the Champs Elysees - Paris wouldn’t be worth a visit without a walk along the Champs Elysees even if you window shop in one of the many designer boutiques.
  8. Disneyland Paris. Wow the kids with a side-trip to Mickey’s European playground.
  9. Sacre Coeur and Montmartre - Take the funicular to the highest point in the city. Take in the views before visiting the Basilica, then exploring the winding cobbled streets of Montmartre.
  10. Take a bus tour - Paris is a big city. make sure you don't miss anything by taking a comprehensive, guided hop-on, hop-off bus tour.

When to go?

Paris is a year round destination but we suggest you visit in spring or autumn, when it’s warm enough to explore outdoors but without the high prices, crowds and queues that summer brings. You won't believe how busy Paris gets in August when the French are on holiday! Valentine’s Day is of course very popular but Paris is romantic all year round. Christmas is magical, and the rest of winter is cold but cheaper!

Paris, France

Showers late. Morning clouds. Mild.

Showers late. Morning clouds. Mild.

24 °C

75 °F

Humidity 69%
Wind 20Kph

Thu

a few showers. Morning clouds. Mild.

22 °C

72 °F

Fri

Mostly sunny. Mild.

21 °C

70 °F

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More sun than clouds. Mild.

23 °C

73 °F

Sun

More sun than clouds. Warm.

27 °C

81 °F

Mon

Mostly sunny. Mild.

20 °C

68 °F

Tue

Morning clouds. Mild.

19 °C

66 °F

 

Food and Drink

There is one word that symbolises Paris - gastronomy. The French, always appreciative of the finer things in life, have a unique tradition of famous restaurants and great chefs and anyone with a love of good food will find true happiness in this city. The style of cooking known as 'la Grande Cuisine' comes from Paris and it's hard to walk the streets without being tempted into every restaurant by its formidable aroma.

Paris is home to over 5, 000 restaurants with traditional French bistros being the best value for money for those on a budget. Cafés and dive bars are an almost obligatory stop on the way to or from work for most Parisians, where an ordinary lunch can be enjoyed at a reasonable price. Grab a newspaper, order a glass of fine French wine and, while soaking up the picturesque surroundings, observe the city passing by.

From classic French cooking to Nouvelle Cuisine and French regional cooking styles, as well as many other international eateries, there is something to satisfy every palate in Parisian cuisine.

 

For all the best prices and advice, contact us at Millington Travel where we have been booking clients to Paris for over 40 years.

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