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Top 5 things to do in Paris

Paris is one of the world’s most special and magical cities and it’s a place people love visiting again and again. If you’ve never been to the City of Light before and are wondering about the things you must do on a visit there then this list is for you…

 

Visit the Eiffel Tower

 

It would be madness to go to Paris and not visit the iconic Eiffel Tower, which has become the instantly recognisable symbol of the city around the world.

If you don’t have a head for heights and don’t want to make the journey to the top of the tower then simply take a stroll through the Parc de Champ du Mars and enjoy the beautifully manicured gardens in the shadow of the tower.

 

Explore Montmatre

 

Montmatre is one of the trendiest areas of Paris at the moment and with its position on a hill overlooking the city it’s not hard to see why. The views from this area are simply stunning and the neighbourhood is steeped in rich history.

Montmatre was the favourite area of artists such as Claude Monet, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso who all lived here at some stage in their lives. The area continues to be popular with artists and creatives to this day and you’ll be able to see artists practicing their craft throughout Montmatre.

 

Go to the top of the Arc de Triomphe

 

Most people who visit Paris go to see the Arc de Triomphe at some stage but not many people take the time to walk up the 284 steps to the top of it to enjoy the views over the city. If you’re feeling lazy you can take an elevator the majority of the way and simply walk the remaining 64 steps to the top.

The view from the top of the Arc de Triomphe is arguably better than that from the top of the Eiffel Tower, as you get to see the city with the view of the tower in it. It makes you realise just how big the Eiffel Tower actually is!

 

Eat French food

 

One of the most important things to do in Paris is to indulge in some incredible French food and there’s just so much to choose from. Head to Christophe Roussel for incredible macarons, sip on the best hot chocolate in Europe in Angelina’s and definitely don’t miss out on traditional eclairs and French breads too.

 

Visit Disneyland Paris

 

If you’re travelling with children, or are just a big kid yourself, then a visit to Disneyland Paris is a must.

Disneyland Paris lies just 40 minutes from the city centre and there are plenty of rides and attractions within the two parks for both kids and bigger kids.

 

Getting There

 

 

Arrive in true style by chartering a private jet to Paris and touching down in Paris Le-Bourget Airport. It is located just 12 miles away from the city!

 

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