Charming, romantic, dazzling…Paris is arguably the most beautiful city in Europe. The French capital radiates worldwide thanks to its unique culture, splendid architecture, vibrant nightlife and fashion vanguard. Paris oozes romanticism and passion with a je-ne-sais-quoi that feels so French! Don’t look any further for the perfect romantic getaway…From urban escapades through picturesque neighborhoods to cultural outings and historical tours; Paris concentrates the quintessential French charms. Even if you visit during wintertime, you will enjoy the city to the fullest.
Paris, capital of love
Whether it is your first time in Paris or whether you have been coming for years, the magic of Paris never ceases to fascinate. Montmartre, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Trocadéro, the Eiffel Tower, the Seine: Paris abounds with not-to-be-missed landmarks. The list of places visitors should absolutely see gets comically long when it comes to Paris. The city concentrates an exceptional collection of 180 museums and monument.
But as romantic as it might be, Paris is also a very family-friendly destination. If you are traveling with children, you will find the French capital overflows with kids activities and attractions. From amusements parks, to splendid Parisian gardens and kid-specific cultural attractions, choosing will be the hardest part of your trip! Palais de la Découverte features interactive science experiments while the Cité des enfants, a children’s museum, offers exhibits explained in French and English. At the Museum of Natural History, visit the Children’s Gallery and its fascinating family-oriented exhibits. Last but not least, only minutes from the city, Disneyland Paris awaits families for an enchanted interlude.
In 2017, Lollopalooza festival premiered in the French capital, with no less than 120,000 tickets sold. Major bands and musicians have already performed at the Paris festival, such as Kasabian, Gorillaz, The Killers and Depeche Mode last year.
The original Lollapalooza festival, founded in 1991 aimed to bring together all genres of music in one festival. In Paris, the festival is held at Longchamp Racecourse, where the musicians and the public can enjoy an atmosphere that's warm, festive, and eco-friendly.
- Saturday, Sunday from 12:00 to 00:00
Admission prices :
- Prepaid Tickets (full price) : 129 €
From the black mamba to the tarantula, spread over 25 different terrariums, a huge variety of intriguing creatures who each have a deadly weapon to protect themselves with.
underneath its playful approach, this exhibition is very informative. Learn all about the composition of these venomous substances and how they can be used for scientific purposes.
This exhibition brings together archaeological remains from sites that bear witness to the existence of the Hittites, like Tell Halaf, but also artefacts that trace people's daily lives during this era. These allow us to understand more about this important period in history, which could otherwise almost be forgotten.
Each year there's a different theme, with both new releases and classics shown. Check out the full programme on the official website. Some films are screened in English with French subtitles.
- Every day, from 10:00 to 18:00
For this grand occasion, no less than 150 objects from the tomb will be exhibited in public. Some of these items have never before left Egypt. Among these precious artefacts, you'll see a statue of Tutankhamen, a miniature coffin and a funerary bed.
This exhibition allows us a glimpse of ancient Egyptian craftsmanship of the highest order.
Famous for the Sacré-Cœur basilica which crowns the highest point, la butte Montmartre (Montmartre hill) has all the charm of a little village. Explore its steep cobbled streets, with tiny houses and former artists' studios, all just as they were. You can even find a vineyard in this area if you know where to look!
Numerous must-see sights can be found around Montmartre, from Place du Tertre to the famous Moulin Rouge.
Every day, 24/7
As well as being home to some 15,000 plants of 8,500 different species, the Jardin des Plantes also houses the Natural History Museum, and a small menagerie.
Enjoy a moment of complete tranquillity as you stroll among the flowers, visit the museum's galleries and the tropical greenhouses, or meet the animals who live in the garden.
The museum houses close to 35,000 works, including Western art from the Medieval period to 1848, but also applied arts and items from ancient and oriental civilisations.
As you wander through the various wings of the Louvre, you can admire masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, the Vénus de Milo and the Raft of the Medusa.
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00
Wednesday and Friday from 09:00 to 21:45
On first Sunday of the month from 09:00 to 18:00
Special Fees :
Admission prices :
Full price : 15 €
Up to 17 years : Free
Unemployed : Free
Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 8 May, 11 November and 25 December
Dedicated to the study of non-Western civilizations, the museum invites you to discover other cultures, from far flung places in Asia, Africa, Oceania and America. A veritable cultural voyage awaits you, with some 300,000 works exhibited, and numerous temporary exhibitions programmed throughout the year.
The building itself is architecturally surprising. Don't miss the vertical garden on the external wall, designed by Patrick Blanc.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00
From Thursday to Saturday from 11:00 to 21:00
Admission prices :
Full price : 10 €
Reduced price : 7 €
To leave and eat
If you want a drink, forget looking at the menu, it doesn't exist. Instead talk to the barmen who will make you a cocktail depending on your individual tastes. Enjoy a tailor made cocktail just for you at Bisou!
There are also some snacks available if you want something to nibble on.
Every day, from 18:00 to 02:00
L'Alcazar's menu revisits the great classics of French cuisine, using the freshest produce from all around France.
Traditional, yet modern and elegant, L'Alcazar restaurant attracts a stylish Parisian and international crowd.
Every day, from 12:00 to 14:30
Every day, from 19:00 to 23:00
As for the food, the Chalet des Iles respects the French culinary tradition, offering an array of classic and delicious dishes on the menu, showcasing seasonal produce. A special place that's a real hit with food-lovers.
Every day, from 12:00 to 02:00
The food is at a level befitting the setting; here you will find refined and elegant dishes which are colourful and beautifully presented. There's always a subtle blend of flavours and a few Mediterranean touches.
On the weekend, Maison Blanche turns into a chic, trendy nightclub after dinner.
From Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 14:00
Every day, from 19:00 to 23:00