"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." Ernest Hemingway
Arguably the most popular destination in the world, Paris hardly needs an introduction. Although best known as the “city of love”, the French capital has been at the forefront of the West’s cultural, artistic, and political life for centuries.
The Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame are the first things that come to mind when you think of Paris, but the city hardly stops there. The 40,000 restaurants, 100 of which have Michelin stars, speak to an unparalleled richness and quality of eateries. Add to that 200 coffee houses and countless bars. Having attracted artists as iconic as Picasso and Dalí, the city has a formidable range of galleries, home to works as famous as the Mona Lisa. The nearby Château de Versailles is an architectural wonder reflecting Paris’s prime place in history.
Even without stepping foot in a single building, the Paris tourist can wander through leafy avenues and thousands of winding streets. A trip to Paris is an immersion, not a visit.