Paris – The City of light (la Ville Lumière) – is the third most popular city to visit in the world with 15 million visitors on average per year. With its sweeping boulevards, chic boutiques and famous museums it stands a as symbol of class and culture. Why not visit Paris for your next holiday?
Everyone falls in love with Paris, when they visit, whether it’s with the food, culture or the romance of the city.
The name Paris is thought to derive from the Celtic tribe Parisii who created a settlement on an island called île de la Cité on the River Seinne.
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Top 5 things to do when you visit Paris
Apart from the classic sightseeing tours of the Lourve, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Notre Dame and a riverboat tour down the Seinne. There’s also another side to the city’s underbelly and, as you know, the AiroLuggage team prefer to give you the alternative attractions guide, so we have a few exciting selections today and you won’t believe what we have chosen;
Musee De Cluny – Roman baths, possibly the best preserved in Europe. Constructed in 3rd century AD. See the the frigidarium one of the best parts of the museum
Crypts of Notre Dame, Paris – Crypte Archéologique. Located 118 metres below Notre Dame Catherdral it contains roman cellars, streets, pavements, ramparts and shops
The Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy – Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée – A cavalcade of skeletons dating back some 540 million years. Some incredible species on display, an eye opener but hugely interesting way to spend your afternoon. Also, The Jardin des Plantes is situated on the same ground with it’s own botanical garden.
Promenade Plantée and Viaduc des Arts – In 1993 the local authority converted a viaduct into a walkway for the locals. Now, it’s one of it’s most cherished landmarks. Elevated above street level it offers some lovely views.
19th Century covered passages of Paris – One of the first forms of shopping arcade built in 1823. The passages are stunning Parisian architecture. Galerie Vivienne is located on the 2nd arrondissement, and a must for anyone visiting Paris.
Where to go outside Paris?
Caen- former city of Lower Normandy
An old university city built on the River Orne. With only 110,000 inhabitants the city has a local feel with lovely shops and cafes. The city is steeped in history and was a place of strategic importance during World War II. It’s also the burial place of William the Conqueror.
Mont Saint-Michel – A fascinating site with UNESCO world heritage status.
Normandy beaches – Juno, Omah and Utah. Beaches of the D-Day landings – pieces of shrapnel can still be found on the beach today! Cimetière Américain de Colleville-sur-Mer – visit the American Cemtery were over 10,000 American US personnel died during the D-Day landings.
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