The city of light is always a good idea.
Known as the city of light and loved for being the most romantic city in the world, Paris is a marvellous destination that has inspired many quotes, literary works, timeless styles, as well as ways of life. Divided into the left bank and the right bank by the Seine River, the city boasts a wide range of legendary historic monuments comprising cathedrals, chapels and palaces.
Paris is also world-renowned for its cafés and restaurants, theatres and cinemas, and its unmistakeable vibe. The world of shopping and style in Paris is also unrivalled as people from around the world try to adopt the Parisian flair.
What to Do
There will always be memorable milestones in every traveller’s life, and seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time is one of them. You can’t really say you’ve been to Paris if you haven’t caught a glimpse of the statuesque structure.
Coming in close is The Louvre, the world’s largest art museum. The home to French kings, including Louis XIV, was transformed into a museum in the 18th century and has witnessed dynamic art movements since then.
Really bask in the ambience by strolling along the Champs-Élysées, one of the most famous streets in the world. This avenue runs from Place de la Concorde, another of Paris’ famed public squares, to the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most recognisable monuments in the city – both are worth a visit.
Roam the art, cultural and historical side of the city by checking out Sainte Chapelle cathedral, boasting exceptional displays of stained glass. Last but not least, who doesn’t want to experience Versailles, a royal chateau on the outskirts of Paris. In 1682, Louis XIV moved the royal court from The Louvre to the Palace of Versailles, and the rest is history.
Where to Stay
Legendary who’s who, like Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Marcel Proust, have all considered Ritz Paris a second home, and the reason is obvious. The hotel seamlessly blends the refinement of the French art de vivre with the sophistication of Belle Époque décor. Imagine glass ceilings, linden trees in the Grand Jardin, and jazz piano music, Ritz Paris embodies the chic spirit of the city, definitely a perfect fit for a Paris getaway.
Meanwhile, Le Bristol Paris has been commemorated for redefining opulence and bespoke services since 1925. At Le Bristol Paris, guests won’t get anything less than a first-class experience. Exuding an unforgettable Parisian feel, the hotel offers top-notch facilities, unrivalled class, as well as genuine warmth.
Next is the iconic and historic landmark, Hotel Lutetia. Located in the lively Saint-Germain-des-Prés area in Paris the hotel originally opened in 1910, one of the brave pioneers who shifted from the Art Nouveau to the Art Deco style. Offering restaurants, bars and lounges – as well as three Michelin-starred chef Gerald Passedat, and other facilities, Hotel Lutetia definitely has that certain je ne sais quoi going on.