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 the 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 streetside cafe, ask our experts to help you arrange it.
Our Top Ten things to see & do in Paris
- The Eiffel Tower – 220 million visitors can’t be wrong. An absolute must.
- Arc De Triomphe – Built in 1806 to celebrate France’s Military prowess. Climb to the top for fantastic views.
- Cathedral de Notre Dame – Is there a finer example of 12th Century French Gothic architecture?
- Moulin Rouge – Sip champagne while watching a cabaret at this world famous venue.
- The Louvre – Housed in a magnificent Palace, and with 35,000 pieces, this museum is unmissable.
- River Cruise – The River Seine winds through one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Need we say more?
- 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.
- Disneyland Paris. Wow, the kids with a side-trip to Mickey’s European playground.
- 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.
- Take a bus tour – Paris is a big city. make sure you don’t miss anything by taking a comprehensive, guided hop-on, a 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.