One of the joys of visiting the capital is discovering unexpected avenues and pictorial squares that emerge like a scene from an old movie, bursting with infectious Parisian charm and romance. The following selection provides an introduction to some of Paris’s most notable plazas, highly recommended for a memorable experience in this enchanting metropolis.
Boasting an impressive collection of fascinating museums, all of which are within easy reach of many of our Paris holiday apartments, Paris is a city that really does cater for everyone’s tastes. With hundreds of museums showcasing a wide range of incredible exhibitions, visitors to this remarkable city will be spoilt for choice.
Conveniently situated within the Latin Quarter of Paris, close to many of our Paris holiday apartments, the Pantheon is a sight which is certainly not to be missed whilst visiting this truly wonderful city. Boasting beautiful views over the city, the Pantheon is brimming with breath-taking architecture and is where many of France’s well-known icons are buried.
From romantic river cruises and world class opera performances to famous cabaret houses and disco buses, Paris is a city which offers an incredible array of evening entertainment for everyone who visits. With an abundance of venues and attractions located all across the city, many of which are within easy reach of our Paris holiday apartments, a memorable night is never far away.
Occupying a prime position within the 8th arrondissement of the city and within easy reach of several of our Paris holiday apartments, the magnificent Grand Palais can be found in between Paris’ famous Champs-Elysees and the majestic River seine. As well as being one of the city’s popular tourist attractions, the Grand Palais is the home to a fascinating exhibition hall, together with a superb museum and is a sight certainly not to be missed whilst visiting this wonderful city.
Positioned within the city’s 1st arrondissement and close to many of our Paris holiday apartments, the Tuileries Garden offers an array of entertaining facilities, mixed with picturesque areas for rest and relaxation. Undoubtedly one of Paris’ most popular public gardens, the Tuileries Garden is definitely worthy of a visit for all ages and provides one of the best places in the city for a delightful picnic upon a sunny afternoon.
In case you were wondering about the way to get the best impression of Paris, the answer lies in places like Musée d’Orsay, Marmottan-Monet Museum, or Giverny. And why? Because these are places where you can get closer to impressionism, a 19th-century art movement originating in the City of Lights. Thus, even a short stay in Paris will be enough to make your trip both entertaining and educational.
Montmartre is a familiar setting for art aficionados the world over, having housed and entertained a veritable army of painters, writers and tastemakers through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today’s Montmartre has certainly changed, but you won’t have to dig deep to find evidence of its flamboyant, creative past.
Visitors seeking an undisturbed, authentic alternative to the capital’s premier museums should head straight to the Musee des Arts et Metiers, an adorable treasure trove certain to enlighten and entertain inquisitive minds of all ages.
Bold, controversial yet intrinsically unique, the Centre Georges Pompidou has split local opinion since its epic construction in the 1970s, erected as a rejuvenating cultural hub amidst a decaying Paris suburb.