Let’s Go to the City of Light and love — to explore its monument-lined boulevards, world-class cuisine, and art-enriched streets. Let's go — to Paris, France.
There’s a reason the storied, romantic city of Paris is one of the world’s most visited capitals. Tourists flock to see the classic architecture and the famous paintings in the Louvre; to eat at Michelin-starred restaurants and shop at chic boutiques; to experience the wonder of religious structures like the intricate, majestic Notre-Dame cathedral.
But to keep going back to Paris is only to find out there is always more to see.
Each district carries rich and multicultural heritage — from the compact but incredible Cambodian and Laotian restaurants of the 13th arrondissement to the shtiebels of the Marais’ Jewish quarter to the long, cobbled halls populated with historical figures in the Père Lachaise cemetery.
Buy a baguette for under a euro, pair it with some classic Parisian butter, and wander the banks of the Seine, stopping every so often to peruse the wares of the bouquinistes — small vintage book-sellers that line the "only river in the world that runs between two bookshelves."
Sit on the steps in front of the white-domed Sacré-Cœur and watch as performers juggle footballs while climbing the lampposts, all with the entire cityscape spread out behind them. Walk down to explore the rest of Montmartre and stop in at one of the classic Parisian cafes for the plat du jour and a noisette — an espresso with a hazelnut-sized dollop of cream. You could go to Pigalle to experience the traditional “Paris by night,” or hit the best punk bar in town, hidden in the backstreets and alleys of the Bastille.
Or, visit any of the other incredible places captured by the Beautiful Destinations team: Les Deux Plateaux, the Montparnasse Tower, the Jardin Du Palais, Belleville, Saint-Germain-Des-Prés, Metiers Metro Station, and the Trocadero. Whatever you do, be sure to wear your rose-tinted glasses and comfortable shoes.