Paris, the capital of France, attracts 42 million visitors a year.
You can start your Paris trip on the metro, on foot, or with a taxi or bicycle; The city is easily navigable on all fronts. Visit the Arc de Triomphe in the center of the city and admire its elegant lines and its dominant presence. Built between 1806 and 1836, the Arc is one of the numerous historical arches and points of interest in Paris.
If your visit to Paris includes shopping for souvenirs, head to the Champs Elysees, home to boutiques, numerous restaurants, and many bars, along with a theater and other entertainment venues. Learn about culture and creativity at the Louvre, a 14th century palace converted into an art museum, and check into the Mona Lisa and her mysterious smile. Notre Dame Cathedral is not to be missed, as this imposing Gothic structure has been maintained since 1345.
Speaking of imposition, the Eiffel Tower is used more often to represent Paris. Stroll below it to get a good idea of its height, or travel to the top for an awesome view of the City of Light.
Visit our Paris travel guide page for more information or to plan your next vacation!
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