It makes no sense to describe Paris in a big way.

This city, like no other city in the world, wants to fit into the framework and conform to stereotypes. Of course, everyone has heard about morning coffee with croissants, evening bistros with noisy tables, the smell of fried chestnuts on Parisian boulevards ... but for some, Paris is a resounding twilight Notre Dame, quiet whisper of tourists in the halls Louvre and the almost deserted island of Saint-Louis built up with old mansions. For some, the capital of France is, first of all, the Eiffel Tower, a monument to the “era of steam and electricity”, while modern architects go to Paris to be inspired by the avant-garde lines of the quarter Defense and towers Montparnasse.

Paris is at the same time elitist and democratic, cheerful and sad, bright and slightly washed out by rains, like in the paintings of Pizarro - and each has his own. And to discover Paris for yourself, fall in love with it and leave a piece of your soul in it, you don't need so much - just visit it.

How to get to Paris

Paris has been one of the five most popular tourist destinations for many years, with about 15 million travelers flocking here every year.

The city hospitably welcomes everyone - there are three international airports in its vicinity: Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Beauvais. In addition, Paris is a large railway junction; there are 7 train stations on its territory. Comfortable buses leave for the capital of France from large cities of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The same type of transport is relevant for tourists already in Europe.

7 things to do in Paris

  1. Start your morning with coffee and a croissant in one of the city's coffee shops.

  2. Take a photo this way and that with the Eiffel Tower and take a look at the city from its observation deck.

  3. Remember Lautrec and look at the evening show at the Red Mill.

  4. Spend an evening at the magnificent Opera Garnier.

  5. To stand in a long line at the Louvre and enjoy the masterpieces.

  6. Buy perfume at the Fragonard perfume factory.

  7. Get out of town, to the luxurious Versailles and witness firsthand the modest charm of the bourgeoisie.

    Paris for kids

    Everyone is used to the stamp "Paris - for romantics and lovers", but the statement "Paris for children" is no less true. And even more - "Paris for parents and children." A child in this city will not become a burden at all, moreover - with children, Paris will be even more interesting and will reveal its unexpected sides to adults. Montmartre and the Eiffel Tower will not go anywhere, we finish the croissant and the whole family is going to meet with adventures - Disneyland and Parc Asterix, one of the largest indoor water parks in Europe, amusing theme parks, a zoo in the Bois de Vincennes, cool museum center for science enthusiasts and science enthusiasts.