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Is Paris Great For Weekend Holidays?

Apr 4, 2008
Paris is one of the premier capitals of the world especially the romantic amongst us,also known as affectionately as the City of Lights. No visit to Europe would be complete without a short stay in Paris; you will however, discover that more time is required to fully appreciate what it has to offer.

It is famous for many famous buildings and locations, plus sights like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and many other places that are havens for tourists, both home grown and international. Fortunately for tourists, Paris has a first rate transportation system; there is an excellent underground system called the Metro which runs regular trains into the city center and is very easy to understand.

The Eiffel Tower at over 300 meters tall and is a magnificent steel structure,it can be seen throughout most locations around the city. Illuminated in the evening, it is one of the most beautiful sights in the entire city,guided tours add to the thrill as you get to peek into history on how it was constructed.

A trip down the Champs Elysees is encouraged when you visit Paris as this is the city's most famous street, it's where you will find all the top class hotels, shops and restaurants. When you visit this region of the city you will see it is a much more select area, most of the five star hotels are located here but more affordable hotels can be found further out.

The city's famous museum, the Louvre is huge and worth a visit if you have the time,with almost a third of a million exhibits, you will not be able to see everything in one trip. The problem is a Paris short stay will only ever provide a glimpse of what can be seen here; some of the world's most important art collections including the infamous Mona Lisa are on display. Paris has always been a magnetic destination for artists,painters like Monet and Picasso spent many years here and a large number of their art works can be seen in Paris today.

Paris is also the home of the equally famous Arc de Triomphe which Napoleon had constructed in the early part of the 19th century,the names of his generals are engraved on its surface and another of those must have photo land marks. Many people do not know that an observatory was included in the design which affords great views of the surrounding area; in particular those obtained along the lanes that lead from it.

Certainly it is not fair to believe that these are the only places in the city worth visiting; these are however, the most popular with regular tours arranged, many of which are either free or at a subsidized cost. On your short say in Paris you will only see a small sample of what is available for a visitor; what you aren't able to this time will have to wait for another occasion.
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Rachel Harding recommends Paris for couples and families alike. Plan your next break at Paris Holidays
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