With a reputation as the most beautifully romantic city in Europe, it is no wonder that Paris, France is one of the most popular and beloved travel destinations. It is filled with attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Champs Elysees and the Latin Quarter--to name a few.
The Place de la Concorde
The Place de la Concorde, also known as the heart of Paris, is the place to visit for historical monuments, such as the 3300-year old Obelisque, buildings and beautiful fountains.
Due to the enormity of the museum, a virtual tour is provided to visitors as an overview and orientation of sorts, to the museums contents.
The Fine Arts Museum of Paris
If Greek and Roman art strike your fancy, might we suggest The Fine Arts Museum of Paris (Musee des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris) located in the Small Palace. Here, you will gaze upon works by the impressionists: Monet, Degas, Renoir and others.
Summertime in Paris is delightful, as well, with the highest temperatures being around 76 degrees. And just imagine spending the winter holidays in Paris! Temperatures hover around 40 degrees F. Plus, it is prime-time for shopping those fabulous holiday sales! Indeed, there is no “wrong” time to arrange a visit!
Dos and Don'ts
Customs and etiquette while visiting Paris deserve some attention. When walking it is advisable to keep eye contact to a minimum. If someone catches your eye and smiles, a blank expression is the best response: returning a stranger’s smile equates to an “invitation.” While sight-seeing, it is recommended that one keep his or her voice at a low pitch, and their enthusiasm politely curbed. Discreet Parisians become easily annoyed with the high spirits and exuberance of tourists, and will raise an eyebrow or heave a deep sigh to express their displeasure.