Affectionately known as the City of Lights, Paris is sensory overload in all the right ways, a postcard city if there ever was one.
It’s absolutely a must to do at least one tourist-y day in Paris. How else can you fit in visits to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe… it goes on from there. Scratch that — you might need more than one day to fit it all in… and that’s not even counting a trip to the Louvre.
Few cities are as associated with fashion as Paris and, as expected, the shopping scene is incomparable. Chic boutiques featuring designer shoes, clothes, jewelry, accessories and more line the streets throughout the city.
The food and drink scene in Paris is stunning, as one would expect. A day without a stop at one of Paris’ legendary cafés for a coffee and a pastry is practically a day wasted. On the dining scene, white-tablecloth chic mingles with bistro casual everywhere you turn — from foie gras to moules et frites and beyond. As for takeaway, it’s the four basic Parisien food groups: fresh bread, meat, cheese and wine.