Experience 2000 years of Parisian history as you discover this fascinating city and its historic monuments. A host of cultural and artistic wonders is waiting to surprise and delight you at every turn. By day, explore the city's museums, historic landmarks and gardens, then, as night falls and the buildings are illuminated to stunning effect, discover the capital's diverse night life with its profusion of opera houses, cabarets, theaters and other entertainment venues.
Here are just a few suggestions for places you might like to visit:
The Louvre is a former royal palace and the largest museum in Paris with nearly 35,000 works of art ;
Notre Dame de Paris, the inspiration for Victor Hugo's famous novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", is the most visited monument in France ;
The Place Vendôme, pride of Paris and a symbol of absolute monarchy, is now home to the city's finest jewelers ;
The Eiffel Tower, originally opened at the Exposition Universelle in 1889, this "iron lady" has since become the very symbol of Paris ;
The Musée d'Orsay, where visitors can admire works by some of the world's greatest artists, among them Van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin and Renoir.