A honeymoon in Paris promises to be full of romance
Paris is one of the world’s most romantic, historical and fascinating cities. It’s is known as the City of Lights because it was one of the first cities to have electricity. Its history is long – from the time of the Romans to the long line of French kings, the French Revolution, Napoleon, the occupation during WWII, and the post-war era characterized by de Gaulle.
Must See Sights in Paris
Most people are familiar with the Eiffel Tower. It has a panoramic view of the city and the Champs-Elysees. The famed beautiful boulevard lined with cinemas, cafés, and luxury shops that is perfect for an afternoon stroll. The Arc de Triomphe, commemorating the soldiers of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and the Opera House are all beautiful landmarks of the city.
The gardens and palace of Versailles is a short distance from the city. The palace is an incredibly opulent premises of more than seven hundred thousand square feet! The gardens comprise almost two thousand acres of trees, manicured lawns, flowers, sculptures and fountains.
High on the list of evening attractions of the city of lights are a tour of the city, a dinner cruise on the Seine, and a night at the Moulin Rouge.
Of course, the cuisine and wines of Paris are renowned and there are no less than 85 Michelin-starred restaurants in the city. Croissants and champagne just don’t taste the same anywhere else. Try a pizza at Marzo, or for something a little more traditional, try L’Ami Jean, or Les Éditeurs. If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, check out Golden Promise Whiskey Bar, or Bar Hemingway.
Many preeminent artists, composers, writers and philosophers have been associated with Paris. The museums in the city include the Louvre, which houses the Mona Lisa, among other treasures, the Musee d’Orsay containing French Impressionist and post-Impressionist works, and the Musee Rodin and Musee Picasso displaying collections from those artists. Not to mention the numerous concert halls and playhouses where you can catch a musical or theatrical production.
Paris is known for its culture and has been characterized as ‘the international capital style’. Many of the world’s most famous fashion houses make their headquarters here. Between the clothing and the jewelry, Paris is heaven for shoppers! Try the Boulevard Saint Germain; you don’t won’t want to miss the shops on this street and nearby.
Lesser Known Attractions
In addition to all of the commonly heard of sights in Paris, there are countless lesser known attractions that are worth visiting as well. From the Eglise St-Etienne-du-Mont, home to the shrine of Saint Genevieve who saved the city from Atilla the Hun to Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil (19th century greenhouses designed to grow plants for parks), to any of the shops and parks you may discover tucked away throughout the city, there’s always something new and exciting to do in Paris.
Seeing It All
There are a number of ways to see Paris on your honeymoon. One is to book an escorted tour which will cover all the highlights of the city. If you prefer not travel in a group, you could take an independent tour. This will allow you to plan your own itinerary but still receive group discount pricing. You will not have a guide but will have access to a local host to help you with any advice or assistance you may need. Don’t forget, a travel agent is an experienced resource that can guide you through the planning, preparation and execution of your fabulous honeymoon in Paris!