Paris is always a good idea
Looking for culture, romance and fantastic restaurants? Book a flight to Paris and stroll along the banks of the river Seine, past the Eiffel Tower, and up and down the Champs Élysées. Enjoy the cosy terraces in summer and indulge in some Christmas shopping in winter. In the words of Audrey Hepburn: Paris is always a good idea!
Paris is a culinary mecca. Start your day with a fresh, flaky croissant and enjoy a sumptuous lunch in one of the many bistros. If you want to dine in a majestic setting, Le Train Bleu in the Gare de Lyon station is highly recommended. Paris is the ideal destination for weekend holidays or the starting point for a longer vacation in France. Book a flight to Paris now!
A city to marvel at
When you climb up the hill to Sacre Coeur, you get a stunning panoramic view of Paris. You can then walk along the charming cobbled streets of the old artist’s quarter of Montmartre. Art lovers are guaranteed almost endless enjoyment in Paris. You can spend a whole day in the city wandering around historic and modern museums, such as the Louvre or Centre Pompidou. If you’re travelling with kids, don’t forget to visit Disneyland Paris!
Flights to Paris for a unique weekend holiday
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September is one of the most pleasant months to visit Paris. The temperatures are still mild and the low-hanging sun casts a golden glow on the boulevards. The parks are especially beautiful at this time of the year. Even as the first leaves begin to change colour, the flower beds remain in full bloom and Parisians soak up the last few warm days.
The great red awnings of La Coupole on the boulevard Montparnasse immediately catch the eye. At this ultimate Parisian brasserie, the oysters and seafood are in a class of their own, just like the extraordinary and varied clientele. This famous establishment was the place to be in the early twentieth century, and greats such as Dalí, Picasso and Man Ray were regularly spotted there.
Many Parisians prefer not to buy their vegetables, fruit and other fresh produce in the supermarket – and with good reason: the city has dozens of markets, which are often open several times a week. Freshly baked baguettes, juicy cherries and the best regional wines are all found here. And most sellers are happy to let you try their delicacies.
The Seine runs through the heart of Paris. A walk along the river leads you past typically Parisian book stalls, busy artists and romantic parks, and its banks have served as the backdrop for countless movies. But it’s only from the many bridges that you truly experience the essence of this elegant river, the lifeblood of the city.
Macarons in all the colours of the rainbow, gleaming raspberry tartlets and chocolate éclairs: your mouth is guaranteed to water just looking through the window of the average Parisian patisserie. Making pastries is a true art here – many pastry chefs train for two years before they get to practice their craft.
Paris is one of Europe’s greenest capitals with striking parks such as Versailles and the Jardin des Tuileries. There are also many other hidden gardens nestled amidst the broad boulevards and ancient alleys: wonderful spots for a relaxed walk or a romantic picnic. You just need to know where to look.
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Notre-Dame de Paris is located in the middle of the city, on the Île de la Cité. As many as 14 million people step across the threshold every year to admire the cathedral from within. Those who brave the 387 steps to the top of the south tower are treated to stunning views of the city and the vast Seine, and come eye to eye with the famous gargoyles.
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Corridors, halls and galleries filled with the works of great masters: the Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world. To see the entire collection would take you at least a week. However, most visitors come mainly for the three famous ladies: the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and the Nike of Samothrace.
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Wide boulevards flanked by trees, stately buildings and wrought iron balconies. The monumental beauty of Paris as we know it today has largely been the work of Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann. Commissioned by Napoleon III in the 19th century, this urban architect designed a completely new street plan. In just 17 years, Paris was transformed from a medieval city to a modern capital.
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The Eiffel Tower is the international symbol of Paris, France and romance. Gustave Eiffel designed it for the 1889 world’s fair, not knowing that it would become a global icon. Countless marriage proposals have taken place here. But it’s not just for lovebirds – around 7 million tourists visit the tower every year. They can use the lifts or stairs to reach the viewing platforms, where they are rewarded with an unparalleled view of Paris.
With its narrow thoroughfares, old street lanterns and breathtaking views, Montmartre is without doubt the most romantic area of Paris. Even climbing the stairs up to this neighbourhood on the hill has something magical about it. Welcome to the perfect spot for a walk, dinner or cosy night in a hotel.
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