Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world and the majority of visitors actually are only in Paris for a short time, therefore they need to know exactly what they want to see and do before they arrive so they can make the best of their time there. The great thing about Paris is that they have something for everyone, so for food lovers they have some of the worlds leading restaurants and cafes, all offering some of the best food you can ever imagine. If you are a fan of art or music, then there are some wonderful museums in Paris along with the famous French Opera and shows… there really is so much for everyone.
A Couple of Great Places to Eat in Paris
This fabulous restaurant is headed up by Yannick Alléno who is the inventor of such impressive dishes as “Calf Sweetbread with mushroom béchamel”, and he has taken this restaurant from being a One Star back in 2003 to Three Stars today! Its decor is stunning with large windows and a menu that boasts some of the best food in Paris. Located next to the Jardins des Tuileries it really is a great place for lunch at 75 Euros approximately per person.
Address: 228 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Tel.: 33 (0)1 44 58 10 55 Metro: Tuileries
This fine restaurant is located next to the Champs Elysees and is a classic french restaurant that began back in 1972 by Pierre Ledoyen. When you enter the restaurant you will be taken aback by the space on offer to you, with grand high ceilings and many windows giving it an airy feeling and a fine view of the Petit Palais. Currently you have a previous chef of the Ritz Restaurant working there (Christian Le Squer) and you wont be disappointed by some of the fine dishes on offer including Smoked Eel and Spaghetti with cream of porcini mushroom sauce. It is a fine dining restaurant in Paris that is extremely good value for money.
Address: 1, avenue Dutuit, 75008 Tel.: 33 (0)1 53051000 Metro: Champs Elysees-Clemenceau
A couple of Must See things in Paris
The number one most popular thing to see in Paris is the Louvre! You may need more than one day to truly get around it and appreciate everything within it but even just a small piece of time spent inside it is better than none. You will get to see some of the most inspirational and diverse art pieces in the world, it currently houses the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo and so many other great pieces of art that it really is a one stop gallery for art lovers! The building itself that houses all of these fine items is also a pretty impressive site and one that too belongs in a gallery.
Of course no trip to Paris would be complete without seeing the Eiffel Tower, representing the elegance and power of Paris. This icon of Paris, was erected back in 1889 by Gustav Eiffel and initially was hated by the people of Paris, but now it attracts millions of visitors every year and lights up Paris night time with its lights!
If you are interested in visiting Paris, you should take a look at some of the discount London to Paris Tours on offer, they often include a guide as well as all your tickets and entrance fees and can be a great way of seeing Paris in a day.