As you first enter Paris, whether by taxi, uber or RoissyBus, you’re going to be surrounded by patisseries and boulangeries. That’s because there are 30,000 of them in Paris alone, averaging one every 200 meters. In both places, you can witness French people dart out with large bags and colorful boxes filled with desserts. So, what’s the difference between the two?
When you think of fruity drinks, you imagine being on an exotic island. Guess what? Paris is an island. It was first inhabited as the island which today is known as Ile de la Cite, and the region of Paris resides in is Ile de France, which means “island of France”. Try the cocktails listed below and you will feel as if you have been transported to a tropical destination.
Many consider Paris to be the most beautiful city in the world. It has a long history of amazing art and delicious food. It is one of the most visited locations on Earth, with tens of millions of visitors each year. This suggested Paris in a Day itinerary starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 8:45 p.m. There’s a lot to see and do in the City of Light, so it’s going to be a packed day. If you want to see Paris at a more leisurely pace, we’ve also suggested some areas that you can cut.
Without realizing it, you’ve walked a marathon. Vastly underestimating how enormous the Louvre is (3 miles long), you’ve traversed gallery after gallery studying paintings, reading descriptions, appreciating maps, and maybe even listened to a guided lecture. It was all wonderful, a knowledge of French history you’ll be able to show off to your friends when you return home from Paris. Your stomach is so jealous of all the great things your eyes have been experiencing and it’s only lunchtime. Thankfully, we have compiled a list of some of the best restaurants near the Louvre.
The Louvre Museum is considered the world’s greatest gallery. Yet, the very concept of a public place where citizens could appreciate art did not exist at the time it was built. The great collection that spawned here was for the eyes of royalty and nobility only. The idea that the general public could visit The Louvre was, at best, vulgar. Once a medieval fortress, eventually a royal palace, it took hundreds of years for this structure to become the greatest museum ever made. In this guide, you will relive the story of the Louvre – how the building went from protecting France to protecting France’s greatest art collection.