Paris – the City of Love and Light – is rich with magnificent architecture, art, cuisine, culture, and fashion. Its magical views, charming streets and neighbourhoods, historical monuments, art museums and cafes will win your hearts easily.
A getaway to Paris is filled with moments of leisure and a fair degree of romance and excitement. The best way to explore the fashionable French capital is to opt for a customised Paris city tour packages from India from Flying Squirrel Holidays.
Paris, the capital city of France, attracts people for its abundantly rich culture, literature, haute couture, historical monuments, natural beauty and flavourful cuisine. Often called, the “City of Love”, Paris is also a hot honeymoon destination, perfect for newlyweds. For those in love, the Eiffel tower is the second most popular place in the world to propose. The feeling of romance is in the air and the Parisian charm is felt in the urban landscape.
Some of the biggest tourist attractions in Paris include the historical Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Over 50 museums are located in Paris alone, which makes it a winner in the category of museums too! The Louvre and Musee d’Orsay are among the top favourites that are not to be missed.
Paris is also home to the most beautiful chapels and cathedrals. The Notre Dame Cathedral is the most popular one, followed by Sainte-Chapelle, Sacre Coeur Basilica and many more.
A visit to Paris is incomplete without enjoying the local delicacies. Classic French food and wine pairings would include chablis and oysters, white burgundy and veal, muscadet and mussels, or red burgundy and duck. Those of you with a sweet tooth shouldn’t miss out on the macarons, eclairs and gourmet chocolates and pastries.
This is one of the most identifiable streets in the world, as it is present right between Place de la Concorde and Arc de Triomphe. It is considered as one of the most beautiful avenues of the world.
Often compared to New York’s Times Square and London’s Picadilly Circus, this area is filled with high-end flagship stores and fast food joints, and great exhibition structures.
This colourful musical will light up your trip as you watch the fantastic cabaret dancers take the stage at 7 pm, 9 pm and 11 pm every evening. Moulin Rouge is located at the foot of Montmartre hill and was built in 1889.
This is a small island housing the monumental Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle. The charming old café, Au Vieux Paris is also located here, whose beauty and aesthetics will warm your heart.
It is located on the banks of the Seine river, and is a popular spot for its antique French art. It was a train station earlier and later converted into this gigantic museum that attracts art lovers from all over the world. The museum also fulfils your dining demands and offers two cafes and a restaurant.
This area is popular for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacred Heart, located at the top. Montmarte is 130 meters high, and situated in the north of Paris. One can wander in wonder when walking the hilly and maze-like streets of this popular neighbourhood. Another popular visit in this area is Square of Tertre, which is a few blocks away from Basilica. One will find various artists setting up their work and exhibiting their creations. Moulin Rouge is also located in this neighbourhood.
This Roman Catholic Basilica is essentially a dedication to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Right after the Eiffel Tower, this church is the second highest peak in the city and provides astounding views from its observation deck.
Indulge yourself in the world of shopping and fulfil your heart’s desire for luxury brands and couture. Paris is home to the biggest antique flea market, St. Ouen.
Go sightseeing on the popular Paris Bus Tour, which is the best introduction to this romantic city of love. This hop on-hop off double-decker bus lets you view the heart of the city and iconic structures such as Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Seine, Sacré-Coeur, and Moulin Rouge – all in a day.
Relish your taste buds with a food and wine tasting tour – enjoy the tastiest treats in the most happening streets of Paris. Go empty stomach, have the heartiest meal, and experience true Parisian delicacies.
Explore the famous museums of Paris and immerse yourself in the culture, the rich history and stunning architecture of the city. You can get the budget-friendly four-day Paris Museum Pass that covers around 50 museums and attractions in Paris.
Spend your evening by the scenic Seine River, and have dinner in the beautiful company of your loved one/s through popular Seine river cruises.
Watch the beautiful sunset from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Visit one of the prettiest cafes in Paris on the island called Ille de la Cite
Stroll on the streets of Paris and experience the city in your unique way. You will come across some magnificent architecture, lovely sidewalk cafes and the people of the city in their own bubbles of hustle and bustle.
Be awed by the greatest art collection at the iconic Louvre Museum, the true symbol of Paris’ art and architecture.
Experience the Parisian slice of life in the streets of Rue des Martyrs. It is a busy street and a market with over 200 years of history, you are sure to see a contrast of everything from fruits to fish market, to high-end fancy pastry shops. You will also find your urges being tested at the chic boutiques, chocolatiers and gourmet cafes.
Eiffel Tower is the prime symbol of the magnificent city of romantics. This 324 meters long tower attracts over 7 million visitors every year.
Be it a romantic getaway or a family outing, any trip to Paris is incomplete without a visit to this staggering beauty. The tower was built by Gustave Eiffel during the French Revolution back in the 1800s.
The Paris landmark provides the best views of the entire city. One can enjoy the scenes around the tower by enjoying a picnic on the grass or enjoy the breathtaking views of the city from the top.
Ambitious ones can climb the tower which is a total of 1665 steps, while others can enjoy the three-floor divisions and views.
This palace was once the residence of the royal family of Paris, and now is a structure that cannot be missed on any Paris tour. It is around 10 km from Paris. The palace holds a unique architectural style, part futuristic and part ancient.
Here one will be amazed by the Hall of Mirrors, a popular hallway consisting of 357 mirrors all imported from Venice. The palace garden is dotted with flower gardens, statues and sculptures. Don’t miss the beautiful Royal Chapel, its beauty will leave you in awe.
The Musée du Louvre is the world’s most visited and largest art museum. Here you will find Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Hellenistic sculpture of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, Greek sculpture of Venus de Milo and Michelangelo’s slaves, besides priceless collections of historic art, sculptures and antiquities across civilisations.
Also known as Notre Dame Cathedral, this is another Parisian icon. It is a Roman Catholic Cathedral renown for its Gothic architecture, a true masterpiece that attracts many visitors to the city. It is located on the eastern half of Ille de la Cité. It is one of the oldest and the largest cathedral in the world.
The major highlights of this ancient structure are the intricate architectural details and the beautiful view of the city from the top of the South Tower. Napoléan was crowned here and kings and queens had exchanged vows at the altar of this holy and celebrated structure.
Another popular hotspot in the city is this historic arc built to honour the brave soldiers and their contributions during the French Revolution.
Arc de Triomphe in English is translated to “Triumphal Arch of the Star”, and was erected in 1806. Underneath the arc lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. Many due to its magnificent ancient neoclassical architectural style and its grand height of 50 meters and width of 45 meters adore it.
The best time to visit the arc is all year round, however, the city of light shine bright during the festive season in January and hence it is considered the best month to visit the arc.
Paris’ heart lies in this beautiful river Seine. It is the pride of Paris and is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city. One can walk along the banks of the river or spend some time in the gardens or simply enjoy a cruise.
There are around 30 bridges on this river that has been celebrated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural significance.
Situated 32kms from capital city Paris, Disneyland Paris has two theme parks, namely, Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park.
It is a perfect family destination and has over 50 attractions to fulfil your magical fantasies. You are sure to spot your favourite Disney characters here in colourful dramatic decorations and shows.
Flying Squirrel Holidays can customise your Paris Tour as per your personal preferences as we believe one’s travel should be planned specifically keeping the person in mind.
Here is a sample Itinerary. Customise your own Paris Tour Package by reaching out to Flying Squirrel Holidays!
Day 1As you land in Paris, begin your day with a true Parisian symbol, the classic Eiffel Tower. Experience the view of the tower from Trocadero. Walk up close and pose for some beautiful shots. Next, you can head over to the fantastic arc called the Arc De Triomphe. Climb up the top of the Arc and absorb the majestic scenery. Next, you can stroll in the streets of Champs-Élysées and then head over to Pont Alexandre III, a bridge that can give you a dramatic scene of river Seine and glimpses of the French life. Orsay, an old train station turned into an art museum, will be your next stop. For a munch break, head over to the popular Angelina's and make sure to try the hot chocolate! End the day with the night view of Place de la Concorde, the largest square in Paris, with a beautiful view of the ferries wheel.
Day 2Start your second day in Paris early, and after your breakfast, head over to the iconic Notre Dame. Explore the architectural cathedral and the numerous cafes and restaurants. You can visit the Au Vieux Paris café for Instagram-worthy pictures. Next visit Sainte- Chapelle in the island of Ille de la Cite. Later in the day visit the Latin Quarter, popularly known for its architecture and student life. Luxembourg Garden is a relaxing spot for your tired legs. Walk around the bridge Pont Des Arts and absorb the view of the Seine river. End your day 2 with the last stop at Louvre Museum and skip the line by pre-booking your visit!
Day 3The beautiful neighbourhood of Montmarte is your next stop and you choose to go on a walking tour here. Watch the Moulin Rouge, then head to the Galeries Lafayette, which is a popular spot for the high-end shopping experience and some great meals.
Day 4Versailles is the place to be for your Day 4. Visit Marie Antoinette's Estate and the gardens. You can also see the hall of mirrors and be mesmerised. You can head back to Paris and end your day at the Catacombs, consisting of underground tombs of millions of people.
Day 5Start your last day with Tuileries Garden and eat around from the nearby food stalls. Walk down the Rue de Rivoli for the shopping buzz. Another site nearby is Opera Garnier whose metallic structure will leave you in awe. You can end your Paris trip with the phenomenal view of Eiffel tower lit at night. After this head back home with your fond Parisian memories.
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Regular direct flights operate from various cities in India to Paris. The cost of flights depends essentially, on how early you book the flight, the city you depart from, peak or off-seasons, and the kind of airlines you are planning to book.
Paris has options for various kinds of accommodations. Famous hotels in Paris are usually expensive but there are budget options and four-star city hotels as well.
What’s a good time to visit Paris?
The best time to visit Paris is from June to August and September to October. The weather in Paris between June and August is lovely and you can enjoy long days of sunshine. September and October will be cold but you can witness the beauty of Fall.
Is Paris expensive to visit?
Paris is one of prime destination for any European holiday getaway. Paris attracts millions of tourists every year because of the abundant attractions in the city, including museums, French antique cafes, ancient monuments like Eiffel Tower and picturesque avenues and Seine river views. It is largely up to the choice of accommodation and the smart choices one makes that can make the city less expensive. Museum passes can be availed which reduces the costs and using popular bus tours can truly make your trip to Paris a more budgeted visit.
Is Paris safe to visit?
Paris is generally safe, but like many European cities, you will find that petty thefts are common here. It is advisable to be careful in busy streets. If traveling solo, avoid neighborhoods you are not sure of.
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