A capital of culture, fashion, art, gastronomy, and of course the capital of France, Paris really is quite something. Paris is seductive, stunning whatever the weather, and above all, timeless.
With more sites to see than other city break rivals, it is little wonder that people return so happily time after time. Using the Seine as a compass, you can stroll along the river from the Eiffel Tower, through the Clamps Elysees and Tuileries Gardens until you reach the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre – where if for nothing else there is the world’s most famous painting of Mona Lisa. For sunset, Monmarte comes alive with buskers playing music – enjoy views over the city from the Sacre Coeur.
If foodie self-indulgence and gourmet heaven is what you’re looking for, you’ve found it. Wining and dining is unmatched in Paris, with world-class chefs and Michelin-star restaurants. Local cafés and bars are equally delightful, the perfect places to soak up that enviable Parisian culture. But be warned, some restaurants close during August so it’s best to avoid this month if you’re after a foodie-themed trip.