Paris is the city of lights, love and fashion. If you are among the ones who love boutiques, museums or cafes, Paris will never disappoint. From its busy markets to the beautiful architecture, unlimited displays of art to the mouth watering food there are never enough reasons to love this city. Its is a haven for every sensory sensation.
Art Lovers Soul
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Paris is world-renowned for its art. It has over 100 museums within its city limits. The Louvre museum is on top of every art lovers list. It is one of the most visited museums in the world. It would take a minimum of 3 months to cover the 300 rooms which display over 35000 pieces ranging from Mona Lisa to the Venus De Milo sculpture. Picasso’s artwork is housed in a private mansion, The Musee Picasso. It has over 5000 pieces done by the famous Pablo Picasso. The Musee d’ Orsay is one that is a must-visit for every art lover. It houses works by Gustav Klimt, Van Gogh, Millet just to name a few. Museum De l ‘Orangeire is another with treasurable artwork from Impressionist and post impressionist works. To know about the history of the city a must visit is the Museum Carnavalet. Even an entire year in Paris would seem less for a lover of art.
The Food Lovers’ Paradise
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From Hot Chocolate to Escargots, Paris offers it all. Few of the best French restaurants are nestled in the heart of Paris. Chez Dumonet is an authentic Parisian bistro which serves all the classic dishes. The bistro is known for its duck confit. Only in Paris can you indulge in a four course Michelin star lunch for 42 euros in a restaurant called Septime.The cafe culture is huge in this city with over 7000 cafes to choose from. Laduree is a world-renowned cafe which serves the most divine Macarons alongside a cup of strong coffee. Angelina is a famous tea house known for its hot chocolate and pastries. A picnic on the banks of the Seine, Canal of Saint Martin or the base of the Eiffel Tower is another ideal way of eating your meals comprising of butter croissants, local ham and a bottle of wine.
One Stop For Shopping Frreaks
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Paris is known as one of the fashion capitals of the world. It introduced the world to brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior to name a few. The Galeries Lafayette is an opulent department store which resembles an opera house. After the Eiffel Tower, this store is the second most visited monument. All the high end fashion brands are found under one roof in this store. For more affordable shops Rue Du Commerce is a beautiful shopping street with a range of popular brands and local boutiques. For Parisian style there is no better place to shop than Les Halles. Paris is a heaven for any vintage shopping fanatic. You can find designer vintage collections in mint condition at shops like Kilo Shop (You pay by the kilo!), Thanx God I’m A VIP, The Rose Market Boutique, just to name a few. Incase time permits Paris also has an outlet mall called La Vallee Village. Paris fulfils every shopper’s need, fitting their wallet.
Paris serves as a Literal and Visual feast. The best way to enjoy the city is to wander, eat, see and shop.