Paris has always been the dream destination for lovers and honeymooners, but almost everyone is in love with Paris. It is one of the most popular vacation destinations for people all over the world. If Paris is on your vacation list, you will want to enjoy all the places listed below.
Art lovers will not want to miss visiting the Musée d’Orsay. The galleries are housed in one of the old Beaux Art railroad stations and contain the largest collection of Imperssionist masterpieces to be found anywhere in the world. Enjoy the original art of Cezanne, Monet, Van Gogh, Gaugin and many others. The train station also is home to a marvelous restaurant and cafes. Guided tours in English are available daily.
The beautiful eighteenth-century mansion housing over 6,000 of Rodin’s sculptures was once the studio of the masterful sculptor. Among the pieces of art on display are The Thinker, The Kiss, The Burghers of Calais and The Gates of Hell. Thousands of Rodin’s drawings and gouaches are also viewable to visitors. Guests at the museum can also enjoy the magnificent grounds, the rose gardens, fountain, and lovely outdoor café. Check the museum schedule for dates of special exhibitions and contemporary works.
The elegant formal gardens of Palais-Royal hide a wonderful secret. Visitors will discover a treasure of marvelous designer boutiques, antiquaries, and world-class perfumers. Shop the boutiques of Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Maison Fabre, and Rick Owens. Before you leave, enjoy lunch at the beautiful Grand Véfour restaurant.
Walk the Ile Saint-Louis
Behind the Notre-Dame gardens is the Pont Saint-Louis pedestrian bridge, which takes strollers to the busy Ile Saint-Louis shopping area. It’s a charming walk by beautiful facades and courtyards of seventeenth-century mansions. You can enjoy delicious handmade ice cream and sorbet at Bertillion, Paris’ famous ice-cream maker.
Ride on the Bateau Mouche
It’s relaxing and fun to enjoy viewing Paris from a boat traveling the Seine. You will enjoy close-up views of the graceful bridges of Paris as well as famous landmarks on a two to four hour-long boat. You can choose to enjoy a full gourmet meal, a flute of champagne, or a sightseeing tour with commentary.
Enjoy the View from the Eiffel Tower
People around the world love it this magnificent structure, and the view from the top is breathtaking. Boutiques and cafes serve delicious lunches and you can relish a glass of champagne while enjoying the view of the city below. If you are in the mood for an elegant dining experience, Le Jules Verne offers excellent gourmet cooking.
The Louvre Museum
The largest and most magnificent art museum in the world is also home to two of the most famous painted woman – the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Over 30,000 exhibits are on display at the Louvre
There are many more sights to see when you visit Paris, including the famous Notre Dame, Tuileries Gardens, and the Arc de Triomphe. Paris is a beautiful and busy city any time of the year. Start planning your vacation in Paris today.