Destination creator (Voyajo Team)
With some 15 million international tourists planning a trip to Paris every year, the capital city of France is the world’s most popular destination for overseas visitors.
Famed for its magnificent architecture and delicious cuisine, and renowned as the City of Love, Paris is as popular with those looking for a weekend break as it is for those looking for an extended vacation.
The city’s main airport – Charles de Gaulle Airport – is located in the northern suburbs of the city and features a regular, high-speed rail link to the city center. Paris is also readily accessible from many of Europe’s other major cities via road.
The French capital’s most famous landmarks include the Eiffel Tower, originally a temporary structure that has become a permanent Parisian tourist staple; the Scare-Coeur, a basilica that offers stunning views over the city; Notre-Dame cathedral, located on the Ile de la Cite at the very heart of Paris; and the Arc de Triomphe, built to commemorate Napoleon’s victory in the Battle of Austerlitz.
Paris is also home to two of the most popular museums in the world. Firstly, the Musee du Louvre, which exhibits such famous works of art as the Venus de Milo and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, as well as relics that date back to Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. Secondly, the Musee d’Orsay – which has been converted from an old railway station – houses some of the most famous paintings in the world, including works by Monet, Van Gogh, and Renoir, amongst others.
As well as its rich heritage, Paris is also a modern city, featuring everything from huge shopping malls to state-of-the-art performance venues. Of course, any Paris trip plan should incorporate a visit to any of its vast assortments of restaurants, cafés, bistros, or any other eatery serving that famous cuisine.